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Title: Lego
Post by: Michael M on April 05, 2015, 05:35:15 am
So I probably shouldn't ask this, cause then if I start getting answers I'll start going in the direction of adding another type of collectible to the list of things I o collect...but anyways...

While wandering around at the philly show this weekend, there were a couple of vendors that had individual lego figs...now, as much as I know, the only way to get individual figures is to buy the sets that have other things (like the GotG set gets you the ship you need to build, along with a couple figs)...the figures aren't available on their own.

So, do these vendors just buy boxes and boxes of these sets, and then just sell the individual figures?

Thanks for the n00b question. - M
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: stl_ben on April 05, 2015, 05:53:38 pm
Yep there is a big industry for busting up sets and farming out the pieces / minifigures.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Warren on April 05, 2015, 06:44:08 pm
Are these figures carded?  Carded single figures are available in the SDCC Lego lottery.  Each day there is a raffle for carded exclusive figures during Comic-Con.  The lines are crazy long.

Individual figures are also available in blind packages at retail. 

Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Michael M on April 05, 2015, 08:02:23 pm
They weren't carded, just individual figs out on display.  I should have taken pictures.  So silly question...how does one know if they're genuine, if they're not in any packaging?  I was looking specifically at the Marvel ones.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: alyssa on July 31, 2015, 06:32:51 pm
i ran into a guy selling lego at the Boston Comic Con today.  I posted the pick i took in the booth in the BCC thread. http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=4104.msg130659#msg130659

they were $5 each.  on further chatting with the guy he was very clear that they were not genuine lego's but by a china knock off.  they looked and felt just like lego mini fig.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Carlo on July 31, 2015, 06:55:24 pm
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i ran into a guy selling lego at the Boston Comic Con today.  I posted the pick i took in the booth in the BCC thread. http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=4104.msg130659#msg130659

they were $5 each.  on further chatting with the guy he was very clear that they were not genuine lego's but by a china knock off.  they looked and felt just like lego mini fig.

I actually bought some of the knockoffs in Malaysia last year.  They come individually packed in a fake lego box with a generic knockoff lego logo.  They do come close to lego quality but you can tell the difference when you hold them.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Mel on July 31, 2015, 11:42:38 pm
Lego also sells individual minifigures in blind bags. They are up to the 14th Series of those now. Each series has 16 figures and they cost $3-$4 each depending on where you buy them. Sometimes they will sell a minifigure on it's own in a polybag, that's how I got my Rocket Raccoon minifigure. He was just on an endcap at Toys R Us one weekend when I was there.

I dabble in minifigure collecting. I probably have about 100 of them.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Miss Kitty on August 01, 2015, 07:55:01 am
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I dabble in minifigure collecting. I probably have about 100 of them.

Um......I don't think that's what one would call "dabbling".

 I have got to see your she cave!! You two must have an amazing display!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Mel on August 01, 2015, 08:10:19 am
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Um......I don't think that's what one would call "dabbling".

 I have got to see your she cave!! You two must have an amazing display!
Lol, I only keep 32 of them in rotating display. The rest are bagged and in a storage container in the closet. I do have a lot of toys on display though.  My friend brought his kid over and said.,"woah, don't touch anything, this is like a toy museum" ahahaha

Here's my display, it's usually whatever I last bought. Though the top one has been Lego Movie for a while.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/msiualum/Mobile%20Uploads/20150801_082814_zps9evhjt8s.jpg)
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Zero on August 01, 2015, 10:58:47 am
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Lol, I only keep 32 of them in rotating display. The rest are bagged and in a storage container in the closet. I do have a lot of toys on display though.  My friend brought his kid over and said.,"woah, don't touch anything, this is like a toy museum" ahahaha

Here's my display, it's usually whatever I last bought. Though the top one has been Lego Movie for a while.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/msiualum/Mobile%20Uploads/20150801_082814_zps9evhjt8s.jpg

That's... awesome!  Love it.  Where did you get the display cases?
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Mel on August 01, 2015, 04:32:47 pm
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That's... awesome!  Love it.  Where did you get the display cases?

They are made by Lego. They sell them where Legos are sold!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: alyssa on August 10, 2015, 04:36:44 pm
for all you IT folks & office jockeys

(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11828626_1477947385839325_2328357983223564470_n.jpg?oh=026e1b7b22b1de746b12fb5a9023439f&oe=5644843C)
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 10, 2015, 05:33:43 pm
Those are some pretty small cables!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Miss Kitty on August 10, 2015, 07:39:05 pm
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Those are some pretty small cables!

No, Emmet has really big Lego hands.....   :o
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 27, 2016, 02:11:11 pm
Free with $35 purchase at the Lego store online, over the 4 day weekend (Memorial Day).

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/transmutejun/cap.jpg)
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: brand4d2 on May 27, 2016, 07:41:35 pm
Wait a sec, I have this one already and got it from Toys R Us a few weeks back for around $4.   
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 28, 2016, 08:50:58 am
http://www.fbtb.net/2016/05/09/captain-america-polybag-now-available/

The same.  Also. http://www.fbtb.net/2016/05/28/lego-shophome-offers-captain-americas-motorcycle-free-with-35-purchase/

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There is an additional ticket promotion underway. Make any LEGO purchase from LEGO Shop@Home or from participating Brand Retail locations and you’ll also get a BOGO Free admission ticket voucher to LEGOLAND theme parks and Discovery Centers. (Ticket) Offer is not valid at the LEGO Stores at Disneyworld Florida or Disneyland in California.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on July 02, 2016, 11:51:32 am
Forum Housekeeping:

Merged the threads formerly known as "Free Captain America Lego Motorcycle (with purchase)" and "Individual Lego Figures" into this thread, the new home for non-convention exclusive Lego toys discussion.

For reference, the 2016 SDCC Lego Exclusives party is over here ->

http://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=6398.0

 :)
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on July 03, 2016, 08:26:16 am
Meet Lego's Mighty Micro Marvel Heroes

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/meet-legos-mighty-micro-marvel-heroes-exclusive-130148713.html
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on July 04, 2016, 08:15:44 am
Fascinating oldie but goldie from Gizmodo ->

The Lego's Factory and Secret Vault Magical Mystery Tour

http://lego.gizmodo.com/5933736/80-years-of-lego-models-are-guarded-in-this-secret-vault
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on July 26, 2016, 10:35:49 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/757937595439538176

Coming soon! The new LEGO Minifigures Series 16. There's a story in every bag... #LEGOMinifigures
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Mel on July 27, 2016, 08:18:51 am
They were selling them at the Lego booth this year. I opted to get more Disney though
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: brand4d2 on July 29, 2016, 04:25:53 pm
Lego minifig series 16 was available at my local Lego store this past Tuesday.   Not too interested in this series so I only got Ice Queen and Mariachi guy. 
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on August 24, 2016, 11:18:37 am
https://twitter.com/ToysRUs/status/768511009627660288

Don’t miss our LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Building Event on Sat., 8/27 from 12-2pm!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: Mel on August 24, 2016, 12:39:11 pm
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https://twitter.com/ToysRUs/status/768511009627660288

Don’t miss our LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Building Event on Sat., 8/27 from 12-2pm!

Is this just for kids under 13? Their special builds usually are and it always frustrates me.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on August 24, 2016, 07:25:28 pm
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Is this just for kids under 13? Their special builds usually are and it always frustrates me.

http://www.toysrus.com/shop/?categoryId=4311963

*Event intended for ages 6-up. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on October 03, 2016, 07:40:01 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/782952828633579520

LEGO @DCComics Super Hero Girls have arrived! Meet Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Lena Luthor. #LEGODCSuperHeroGirls
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on October 26, 2016, 07:24:44 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/791278579086684160

Our friends are all on board and excited for the @LEGOIdeas Yellow Submarine, surfacing November 1st. http://lego.build/yellowsub1  #LEGO
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on November 08, 2016, 09:42:25 am
https://twitter.com/ToysRUs/status/796015627550990337

Join us! LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Building Event: Sat., 11/12 from 12-2pm! Get a FREE Monster figure when you go on a clue hunt for NEXO powers!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on November 22, 2016, 08:52:38 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/801092907809853440

We are excited to announce the new LEGO Minifigures- The @LEGOBatmanMovie Series! Available January 2017!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on December 27, 2016, 09:01:02 am
https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Free-Mini-Batwing

FREE Exclusive Mini Batwing from the LEGO® Batman Movie

Once your order reaches $35, your free item will be automatically added to your shopping bag. Available only at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com, while supplies last.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on January 27, 2017, 08:10:54 pm
Adorbs:

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group

https://www.dk.com/us/explore/lego/which-gotham-city-good-guy-are-you-the-lego-batman-movie/
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on January 29, 2017, 06:49:42 am
!!!!

http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-dimensions-hermione-fun-pack-71348-gameplay-footage/
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on January 30, 2017, 07:44:16 am
Lego Batman Movie building event:

http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on January 31, 2017, 06:43:45 am
Lego news from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38806540/lego-launches-safe-social-network-for-under-13s

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/life
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on February 01, 2017, 08:08:03 am
Great pics from the Nuremberg Toy Fair (those Technic sets = !!!!  O0 )

http://www.spielwarenmesse.de/?L=1

http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-nuremberg-toy-fair-2017-set-images/

https://www.promobricks.de/spielwarenmesse-2017-das-sind-die-neuen-lego-technic-sets/26498
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: alyssa on February 08, 2017, 05:18:41 am
(http://icv2.com/images/article_thumbs/650x650_62c4ee2d106e115132c3030dd547e9fa4dcaea93b3011d4445ecef9f.jpg)

RARE LEGO BRICK BRINGS RECORD PRICE
Gold Brick -- No More than Ten Exist

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/36708/rare-lego-brick-brings-record-price
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on February 08, 2017, 09:15:12 pm
https://shop.lego.com/en-US/FREE-LEGO-Batman-Movie-Poster

Collect a new poster each week between February 1 - February 26, while supplies last! Free poster will be automatically added to your shopping bag with qualifying purchase. Available only at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: SamTurtledove on February 09, 2017, 10:52:49 am
https://twitter.com/AMCTheatres/status/829695130143633408

AMC Stubs Members - see #LEGOBatmanMovie in @RealD3D 2/9-2/12 & get a LEGO® Batman set (while supplies last)! Tix: http://amc.film/2lm6bSa

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4OrUrCUEAEzF33.jpg)


http://www.thebrickfan.com/the-lego-batman-movie-kiss-kiss-tuxedo-batman-5004928-cinemark-promotion/

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/692/32749456986_9986c47be6.jpg)
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on February 12, 2017, 08:23:54 pm
O0

http://www.thebrickfan.com/the-lego-batman-movie-scavenger-hunt-this-saturday-at-target/

The LEGO Batman Movie Scavenger Hunt This Saturday at Target
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on February 27, 2017, 09:39:28 pm
lego The deadline is approaching! ONE day left to submit your child's entry here: www.LEGO.build/FriendsDesigner. Entries are accepted until February 28 2017, 4:00 pm CEST #LEGOFriendsDesigner

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRB3_vLDNXI/?taken-by=lego
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on March 01, 2017, 01:38:00 pm
BrickHeadz assemble!

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/837049591790989321

It’s time to start your super hero collection! @Marvel BrickHeadz are now available: http://LEGO.build/MarvelBrickHeadz …
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on March 04, 2017, 07:44:46 am
Adorbs:

http://www.thebrickfan.com/the-lego-batman-movie-barnes-noble-building-event-march-11/

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Barnes & Noble is wrapping out their promotions for The LEGO Batman Movie and for their last event for the movie is a building event for a mini Batmobile. This exclusive version of the Speedwagon is different from the 30521 polybag so if you want to collect everthing for the movie, you should participate in the event. The Make & Take event is held next Saturday, March 11. The times vary so you will have to find out what time a particular store will be holding the event.

At the finale for our three-month celebration of The LEGO Batman Movie, kids will be able to help Batman protect Gotham from the Joker by making their very own LEGO Batman Speedwagon! Kids can also collect the final two limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie. Join us for this fun LEGO Make & Take event (while supplies last).
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on March 05, 2017, 01:45:48 pm
8)

http://www.space.com/35901-women-of-nasa-lego-set-creator-interview.html

'Women of NASA' Lego Set: Q&A with Creator Maia Weinstock
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on March 09, 2017, 08:06:52 am
The Lego business is doing well:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2017/march/annual-results-2016

WOW:

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/839824499692421120

Did you know… With a production of 2,764,000,000, the 1x2 plate was the most produced element in 2016!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on March 14, 2017, 09:01:23 pm
Yes, yes we do:

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/841656632367017984

Wanna see an awesome LEGO time-lapse?


Great news for the hunt, from http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-brand-stores-to-start-carrying-store-exclusive-sets/

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Have you walked into a LEGO Store looking for a particular set but end up finding out that it is an exclusive set to another store? One example is The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911) which is actually a Target exclusive so you can only find that set there.

After many customer complaints, what I am hearing is that there will no longer be store exclusives and LEGO Stores will start carrying all the sets from a particular wave. This means that stores like Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us will no longer be the place to go for one set. Of course you can buy the set on Shop@Home but if you’re already at a LEGO Store, why wait for shipping on it.

There’s no word on when the change will take effect but I’m already seeing the Arkham Asylum (70912) at LEGO Stores which was previously a Toys R Us exclusive.
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on April 05, 2017, 08:02:16 am
Any Ninjago fans out there? Cool opportunity (last day to submit = 5/10/17):

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/849609655533940736

Create a #LEGONinjago stop-motion film for your chance to have your brickfilm featured in the #LEGONinjagoMovie http://Rebrick.it/NINJAGOMovie
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on April 13, 2017, 02:35:28 pm
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/852636304332423168

Get ready to welcome your 15 new besties (and one new frenemy) when Series 17 LEGO Minifigures arrive on May 1. #LEGOMinifigures #71018
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on April 29, 2017, 11:39:17 am
1969 pieces, we see what you did there ;)

http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-ideas-nasa-apollo-saturn-v-21309-officially-revealed/

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Officially Revealed
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on May 09, 2017, 08:53:44 am
Advice from Batman ;)

https://twitter.com/LEGOBatmanMovie/status/861624588559568897

Always lose the cowl. Unless you’re attending a masquerade ball. #LEGOBatmanMovie
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on May 10, 2017, 10:28:39 am
Lego "pie" incoming - duck!

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/862357846041735168

It's time for the Series 17 LEGO Minifigures to meet their nemesis. Who will rule the day and keep Yuppie's super-sweet cell phone? #71018
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on June 01, 2017, 09:42:58 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/870300831656140800

The Series 17 Minifigures are out of their bags and ready for fun. Until disaster strikes! Well, maybe not "disaster." #LEGOMinifigures
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 01, 2017, 12:06:38 pm
Exclusive Adult Build

Adults can sign up to build this Exclusive Wonder Woman BrickHeadz model!


Be one of the first 80 people to make a $75 purchase in the LEGO Store between July 1-16, 2017 and you'll be eligible to register. But don't wait! Space is limited.

Offer only valid in store. 1 registration slot per $75 purchase per person. Purchase and registration must be same day, in person. Must be over 18 years old to qualify. Building event will take place between July 17-31, but actual date varies by store. Call or visit your local LEGO Store for more information.


(https://lc-www-live-s.legocdn.com/r/www/r/stores/-/media/brand%20retail/stores/calendar/july/july17-l-wonderwoman.png?l.r2=-1827886630)

https://www.lego.com/en-us/stores/stores
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on July 04, 2017, 02:03:15 am
https://youtu.be/lc2GclkSxJo
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on August 05, 2017, 08:17:02 am
http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-star-wars-ucs-millennium-falcon-teaser/

thebrickfan New set is coming that will be very big. Is this the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXQjpPDlJcZ/?taken-by=thebrickfan
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on August 15, 2017, 09:36:35 pm
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/897489066425552901

Get ready! #LEGOStarWars is assembling its biggest set yet! We just can't wait for October 1st! @starwars
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on August 31, 2017, 09:34:15 am
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/903271781821284353/video/1

At 7,541 pieces, the new #LEGOStarWars UCS Millennium Falcon just might make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. @starwars

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYdmYfCFpjU/?taken-by=thebrickfan
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on September 02, 2017, 10:20:29 am
https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-star-wars-ultimate-collector-series-millennium-falcon-75192-brochure/

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/LEGO_75192_Millennium_Falcon_Promotional_Brochure_175740.asp

thebrickfan Saw the bad boy in person and it's way bigger than I expected.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYhOOn3Fysn/?taken-by=thebrickfan
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: lartig on September 07, 2017, 04:48:53 am
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Yep there is a big industry for busting up sets and farming out the pieces / minifigures.



I'm absolutely agree with you
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on September 07, 2017, 11:05:39 am
!

https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/905853227236827137/photo/1

The new #LEGOStarWars UCS Millennium Falcon is so BIG, we had to rent a sauna to run our heat quality assurance tests! @starwars
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on September 13, 2017, 02:39:02 pm
http://io9.gizmodo.com/watch-me-build-legos-massive-7-500-piece-millennium-fal-1803135907

https://youtu.be/Iw4i4vRSpnA
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: SamTurtledove on September 14, 2017, 11:17:12 am
Bad News, For VIP, currently the UCS Falcon shows as temporarily out of stock.  You can log out and add to your wishlist, then log back in to see the Falcon added to your wishlist.

Good News, Lego has a promo for free Ninjango poster!
Title: Re: Lego
Post by: AzT on September 14, 2017, 08:59:00 pm
Coming Soon, Limit 1

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Millennium-Falcon-75192

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On Thursday, September 14, the LEGO Group gave its VIP members an opportunity to purchase the LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon™. We are thrilled by the positive response to the set, which is the largest we’ve ever released so far. We can assure all our fans around the world, that we are doing everything we can to make more sets available and keep our LEGO builders happy.