Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lego Minifigures Series 13 Rarity Guide

Common = 5 per box
Uncommon = 4 per box
Rare = 3 per box

1. King - Uncommon
2. Sheriff - Uncommon
3. Unicorn Girl - Rare
4.Snake Charmer - Uncommon
5.Goblin - Common
6. Paleontologist - Rare
7. Alien - Uncommon
8. Egyptian Warrior - Uncommon
9. Construction Guy - Common
10. Evil Wizard - Uncommon
11. Fencer - Rare
12. Female Samurai - Rare
13. Disco Girl - Rare
14. Hotdog Guy - Rare
15 Female Cyclopes - Rare
16. Space Trooper - Common

Minifigure Spotlight - Series 13 - Female Samurai

Got a pleasent surprise when my wife got back from the store this afternoon.  It seems Series 13 has already made its way up here.  I got 7 new minifigs and a few doubles. 

But out of the 7 I got the female samurai is my favorite. Not my favorite out of the whole set.

Sorry for the crappy photos I really don't have good place to take photos since I lost the man cave.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Minifigure Spotlight - Lego Movie Mrs. Scratchingpost

Sigh. I've been slacking here at World Headquarters.  I've got tons of stuff, heck I have a pile of sets I haven't even opened yet. I have most of Series 12 to show too, but haven't been feeling like taking photos.  So what you get is a post I started but never published way back with the Movie minifigures were first out.  Enjoy.

For those Lego Minifigures fans that have been clamoring for a Crazy Cat Lady minifigure your wish has been granted.  Officially called Mrs Scratchenpost, she comes with her favorite cat, a cat sweater covered in cat hair, and a fanny pack!!   She also happens to be one of the rarer mini's from this set. 
It's too bad they did't make the fanny pack an actual piece of the minifigure. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 DC Super Heroes sets

I was perusing the posts over at FBTB they had a huge image dump of all the offical new 2015 sets set for early release next year.  Lots of new Star Wars stuff, Lego Movie (isn't that so last year?) and the new Speed line up of race cards, but what I was really interested in was the new DC Super Heroes images.  Yes the sets are still Batman heavy, but at least we get two non-movie Superman sets and we get a lot of kick-ass supporting cast.  I've borrowed this images from FBTB.
 Sweet finally a Green Lantern minifigure.  And why is freaking Batman in this set.  Why can't Green lantern carry a set.  As a matter of fact let's do a Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Hal Jordon vs Sinestro set.  That would have made me happier.  Sure we get a Space Suit Batman, but who cares I don't need anymore Batman minifigures, I do however need a Green Lantern one.
 It looks like the Batman in this set and the next one are exactly the same. I'm not sure with out consulting the great Batman minifigure variation chart if this is a new minifigure design or a reused one I'll let someone else figure that out for now.  I'm more excited to see Captain Cold.  We've already seen mini's of Wonder Woman and the Flash, would have been nice if they had been replaced with something else and I'm not sure, but at least the Wonder Woman might be different then the one in the Power Armor Lex set.
 The only thing exciting for the the Deep Sea Strike set is the Black Manta, Aquaman looks just like the Arctic set from the 2014 line up.  Although those of you who love the Bat vehicles now can get the Bat-sub. And I guess the Scuba Robin will go good with the Scuba Batman from the Penguin Face off set.
The first of the Superman sets is a big one and the most expensive of the new sets for sure.  But you go get a couple cool new figures, Mainly the Hawkman, Cyborg, and Green Arrow.  The Superman minifig looks the same from the Power Armor Lex set, but maybe not.  And of course if you love the oversized figure there's Darkseid. I guess with the Cyborg minifigure you could start a Teen Titans set.  Could Raven and Starfire be far behind, yeah probably.
This set and the Green Lantern set are by far my two favorites and I will most likely be picking these up when they become available.  What makes this set so great. J'onn J'onzz and Supergirl.  Plus that Brainiac jellyfish brings back some great comic book memories.  Plus this set won't be that expensive. I'm guessing that this one will be in the $24.99 slot.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brick Loot - Inaugural Unboxing!!

So I had done a nice unboxing video, but for the life of me I can't get it to load to Blogger (because the files too big) and YouTube says it's going to take half a day to upload a 3 minute video, so as much as I would have loved to enter Brick Loots Mega Brick contest it probably ain't going to happen. But I might give it another go when I have more time.

But I hadn't seen any Brick Loot unboxings on the regular blogs so I figured I'd do a quick unpacking for those curious.

So you can see you get a wide assortment of stuff.  There is a nice little flyer with a write up off all of this months partners

A code for 25% off Vinyl is your Friend.

A code for 40% Lego books at
A sheet of brick stickers, I'm not sure if these are from Vinyl is your Friend or not.
A Brick Popper! This will be a most welcome addition to the bulk Lego bin.

A Liteup Block sample. They also have light up lightsabers !!! Check out the website!


A S.T.A.R. Patrol Accessory pack
Looks like great detail.
A custom Oyo Sports Brick Loot figure!

A custom build designed by JK Brickworks with what looks like about 40 actual Lego pieces.

And a full set of nanoblocks!!  I'm not a big fan of nanoblocks.  Mainly because they're not compatible with other full size building blocks, but I am a big fan of WWII warbirds.

I'll be featuring a lot of the stuff from the box in separate posts later, but lets see what kind of value I got in the box.

Total cost for the box $33, $27 plus $6 shipping.
Decals - hard to put a price on the stickers, but lets say a $1
Brick Popper - These are $7.99 with free shipping on Amazon right now.
Liteup Block - $2.50 on their website
Brick Forge Accessory Pack - $6.00 on their website
Oyo Sports custom figure - No clue, but fully licensed MLB and NFL Oyos go for about $15 so let's say $10
JK Brickworks custom build pack- JK Brickworks doens't have a shop, so lets say that there is about $3 worth of legos in the pack?  Maybe a little more.
Nanoblock P-51 Mustang kit. - On the Nanoblock website this set sells for about $45, you can find them on Amazon for about $24 delivered.
So even if I bought everything at the cheapest I could find it I got about $55 dollars worth of stuff.  That doesn't include shipping for things like the Brick Forge pack and the Lite Up Block.  So I have to say it was a great box. And it delivered great value for my dollar for sure.

A couple of things. I really would have rather had a Lego Minifigure than an Oyo, but since this is actually my first Oyo of any kind I'll take it.

I also would have rather had a small Lego set rather than the Nanoblock set, but again that's just because it's incompatible with my other full size bricks.  On the other hand this is my first Nanoblock set and it features a theme I really like.

Overall I'm really happy with the box.  My two complaints are minor, probably less than minor, considering that I got to open and try out two products I probably would not have bought or tried out otherwise.

I won't be ordering another box right now as money is getting tight around the holidays, but this would be a great once in a while purchase.

And it looks like Brick Loot has competition with another Brick themed subscription service, Brick Swag. Looks like these guys started up about August or September this year, but price are the about the same.  Actually when Brick Swag's free shipping promotion is done it'll be dollar more expensive with shipping.

Well there you go.  That's what was in my box.