On January 30, 2016, the Rambling Brick was born. Four years ago, give or take a couple of hours. Please pardon a little indulgence as I take a quick look through some highlights of the last 12 months.Continue reading
In which I look at the new Disney Collectable Minifigures, and come to the realisation that unlike previous series, this one (and the LEGO® Movie 2 minifigures immediately before it) was not produced solely in the Chinese LEGO® factory. How many figures does it effect? What is the deal with the inner bags? And finally, how many of the TLM2 figures were sourced from Europe? Curious? Read on…
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. Last week, I teased my 71024 Series 2 Disney Minifigures Review. But there was something I had to go back and look at. Then I realised there was something else I had to go back and look at somewhere else. Now I have…Continue reading
Overnight, the next series of Collectible Minifigures was announced via the LEGO Social Media Channels. They must have Disney on their mind at the moment, as this comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the Steamboat Willie Ideas set.
Unlike that monochrome set, this one is bright and colourful, and some might suggest more reasonably priced. There are eighteen figures in this new set, from eight different Disney Licences.Continue reading
It seems like it was not even a month ago that we heard about Maté Szabo’s submission to LEGO® Ideas being selected to be made into an official LEGO Set. And now it is due to be released on the First of April.Continue reading
Hot on the tail of the recent official announcement of the LEGO® DC and Marvel Superheroes BrickHeadz comes proof of the range extending through other IP Licenses. Today, the LEGO® Group and Disney officially unveiled Beauty and the Beast in BrickHeadz (no, I can’t bring myself to like the ‘z’ either) form.
[Editorial question for consideration: What is the singular of Brickheadz?]
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Blink and You Will Miss Them
The latest range of LEGO Collectable Minifigures (CMFs) hit the shelves last weekend around the world. People have been honing their packet feeling skills and doing their best to get a full set before the box runs out of Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear. And they are vanishing fast.
Unlike previous sets of CMFs, there are 18 rather than 16 different figures to collect. Each box of 60 contains 3 full sets with 6 ‘extras’. There is a good mix of classic and modern characters, Pixar and Disney, hero(ine) and villain. But there are plainly of gaps in the collection. Enough to say ‘here are my favorites for series 2’… So we can only hope that this may be an actual thing, rather than just a fantastical imagining…
Plenty of sites are offering reviews of all the CMFs – I have decided to present them in chronological order of their first appearance: Continue reading