Sat, January 29, 2011, 00:44 3 Comments
If you have been making use of the RSS feeds on the right, you would have read these but just in case, here are a few notable ones:
- Brickset’s Huw reports from the 2011 London Toy Fair – See my summary of the various Q&A and comments below.
- Brickset’s yellowcastle reports that the Collectible Minifig Series 3 codes are either being mixed up or disappearing altogether – actually I’ve been relying on the ‘molest’ method so no diff. My finger/thumb is feeling bruised tho!
- Brickvention 2011 reports in Brickset & The Brothers Brick
- Brickset has re-org their ‘Gear’ section – “Gear includes magnets, key chains, books, clothing and so on: basically everything that isn’t a proper construction set”. I was actually struggling to categorise LEGO books for the Singapore S0937 forum (umm… I’m a ‘librarian’) and am really glad Brickset has managed to tackle the categories to come up with a good list of books. Yay.
- FBTB reports new LEGO Toy Story alarm clocks that feature Buzz n Woody.
The comments QnA in the London Toy Fair report is really long, so I did a summary of what caught my eye:
- The new City marina sets float;
- Jack Sparrow minifig is different in each POTC set;
- 2 new Spongebob sets – “some sort of fairground rise and the other a vehicle” – EDIT: It’s 3816-Glove World and 3815-Heroic Heroes as listed on Brickset;
- SW calendar features “mini models from the entire galaxy and 8 minifigs” – one minifig is a new one described as “one of the figs has not appeared in any of the films, books, cartoons and is unlikely ever to” and “all the figs have appeared before, but one of them is in new clothes, and it’s not a queen Amidala“;
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base may be a TRU exclusive “no Hoth sets on display, and there isn’t one in the retailers’ catalogue either. Maybe it’ll be a TRU exclusive or something“;
- The Darth Maul and Savage minifigs have new horn pieces on their heads – “a new soft plastic horn piece, a bit like a washer that goes over the stud, and ends up flush with it. It looked very effective“;
- HP sets – some speculated minifigs based on Huw’s descriptions:
- Battle for Hogwarts: “consists of a couple of towers and an entranceway” – Prof Sprouts in tan, HP, Snape, student (in new uniform, so can’t be Neville who is a Gryffindor – he is able to use the Gryffindor sword in the battle remember?)
- Forbidden Forest: Hagrid, Narcissa (“two-colour hair: mostly brown with lighter brown or blonde highlights round the front edges, which I think is a first for a minifig“), HP, Voldemort (no centaurs!);
- Knightbus: Purple, and with HP, Ernie & Stan.
- UPDATE on 30 Jan: And no stickers on the new Cars sets. Yippee!
Source: Brickset, FBTB, The Brothers Brick and also the many commentors in Brickset.