Duplo 10531 Mickey Mouse & Friends set in Singapore

One favourite theme in my collection is the Mickey Mouse series (from 2000, that’s 12 years ago!).  So no surprise that the sight of these Duplo sets actually stopped me in my tracks and made me consider for an insane second to buy bucket… Ok, so not such a normal reaction for most people but hey I really really like the Mickey Mouse sets.

Hope that this is a precursor to normal system sized sets. Ditto for the Princess series. Fingers crossed that TLG and Walt Disney Co will continue to have a great partnership!  🙂


My new Ninjago money bank

Finally got one. Popped by the Toysrus near my office and got a ‘ninja’ for home. Side-by-side with my megafig for scale comparison:

If you are curious, the legs are fixed and can’t be moved to ‘sitting position, and the hood cannot be removed.  The coin slot is near the top just at the back of the ‘head’, and the cover (to retrieve coins) is at the bottom of one of the legs.  Here’s the selection at the TRU that I visited:


This is a bit late for the Singapore National Day…

But still… if you are interested to watch the Singapore national pledge spelt out in LEGO stop motion video (as well as take in some sights from around Singapore), enjoy:

And this quirky video that pokes fun of our tissue paper “chopeing” habits made me smile too.

Singaporeans are not the most demonstrative bunch of people around, so I found it really heartwarming to watch the efforts of those who were willing to put in the time and effort to produce these videos.

For all fellow Singaporeans, enjoy the long weekend.

P.S. For those strategising for the upcoming annual TRU LEGO clearance, have fun. I’ll be entertained reading the online comments and probably watching videos of the 1st rush in after the event. 🙂

LEGO activities in Singapore this June hols

For Singaporeans and tourists to our sunny island:

Building a Loving SG using LEGO bricks & minifigs

Was registering for tickets to the Singapore National Day Parade (NDP) 2012 when I saw this. Will share more details when available.  Doesn’t sound like it’ll be an exclusive fig, but it’ll be for charity so why not right? 🙂

Via: http://ndp.org.sg/participation/building-a-loving-sg/

Building a Loving SG

As part of Singapore’s 47th National Day Celebrations, Singaporeans from all walks of life can contribute to the building blocks of National Day Parade (NDP) at the Floating Platform! Spearheaded by a group of young adults from various youth organisations, we want to re-create the rousing celebrations at Marina Bay Floating Platform with over 100,000 LEGO® bricks and LEGO® minifigures.

This project also wants to reach out to Singaporeans from all walks of life, getting them to openly express their love for our country by participating in this record-breaking initiative. Members of the public can be represented by a LEGO minifigure at the ‘celebrations’ by making a $5 donation where they will receive a pair of customised LEGO minifigures – one of the LEGO minifigures will be placed on the seating gallery of the platform, while the other is for their keepsake as a reminder of their participation.

All proceeds received from the project will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund whose mission is to reach out to every child in need and provide them with the resources to do well in school – and beyond.

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2012 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Annual passes to LEGOLAND Malaysia

I got mine… have you?  Figured even if I just use the tickets twice, it’s worth getting the annual pass.

The tickets have been on sale in Singapore at SISTIC for some time now (read: AsiaOne news).  I had to wait for the Lady Gaga concern queues to disappear 1st though.  According to this NST report, 7,000 annual passes have been sold with Singaporeans accounting for 35% of sales.

Do hope the new LEGOLAND will be fun!  At least, bring in exclusives earlier so that we don’t have to wait MONTHS for them to arrive in Singapore… worried about pricing tho, cos the LEGO set prices are even more exorbitant in Malaysia than in Singapore.

LINK to LEGOLAND Malaysia: http://www.legoland.com.my/


Singapore: POTC & Cars retail prices

Prices thanks to Ultramanbc who shared them on the local S0937 forum.  Couldn’t find all the USA MSRP for comparison tho, so if you have the prices drop me a comment k?

I’ll skip my usual rant… you can see the diff yourself.  Take note that I’m using FX @ 1.3.  It should be 1.25 or thereabouts, which means the diff is actually bigger.

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