The Thespian, Pirate Captain, Conquistador, Evil Robot, Alien Vilainess, Diver, Vampire Bat, Fairy, Football Player, Businessman, Downhill Skier, Red Cheerleader, Santa, Lederhosen Guy, DJ and Cowgirl make up the eighth series of Lego Minifigures.
Each one is packaged in a mystery bag, meaning you might not know which you get! But fortunately, we’re also happy to offer something for the spoiler fans: the full collection, happily unwrapped and ready to own! Or, if you’re really dedicated, take the sealed box of a whopping SIXTY packs and get sharing.
Where can you find an Aztec Warrior, a Bagpiper, a Bride, a guy in a Bunny Suit, a Daredevil, an Evil Knight, a Computer Programmer, a Hippie, the King of the Ocean, a Jungle Boy, a Swimming Champ, a Galaxy Patrolman, a Rocker Girl, a Tennis Ace, a Viking Woman and a little girl visiting Grandma?
Right here, in the latest series of LEGO Minifigures!
These guys are now available for pre-order, shipping out in May. You can get them individually, as a complete set or sealed in a complete box if you’re a mystery fan.
Here’s a run-down of the figures you can snag in the fifth series of Lego Minifigures: Graduate, Gladiator, Royal Guard, Ice Fisherman, Cavewoman, Lizard Man, Zookeeper, Lumberjack, Small Clown, Fitness Instructor, Detective, Evil Dwarf, Boxer, Egyptian Queen, Gangster and Snowboarder Guy!
These figures are available in three different ways! If you’re looking for a complete set, then you can snag it right here and be done with it, having everything in your hands in one fell swoop. If you prefer to buy just one at a time, then take your pick and get any of the figures you’re looking for right here. Or, if you’re just looking for any figure to add to your collection, then have some fun and leave it up to chance by snagging a random booster pack!
A pair of Toronto teens sent a Lego man into space, capturing their plastic astronaut’s entire 97-minute adventure in an eye-catching video.
Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17-year-old Grade 12 students at Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, used a helium-filled balloon to send the Lego man into space 24 kilometres above sea level two weeks ago. They were inspired to try their mission after watching avideo of a balloon sent to near space by some Massachusetts Institute of Technology students.
The Toronto students used a Styrofoam box containing four cameras and a cellphone fitted with a GPS program so their vehicle could be recovered. They even sewed the nylon parachute to ensure their Lego man would return to Earth safely.
The eye-catching images captured from the flight show the Lego man, gripping a Canadian flag, against a backdrop of a fast-shrinking skyline that gives way to the darkness of space.
Then the balloon pops and tumbles back to Earth. Ho and Muhammad were able to recover the balloon — with their astronaut intact — more than 120 kilometres from the field were it was launched.
Check out their Youtube video:
Looking for Lego Mini Figures so you can also send them to space….
Finally, Lego listen to the fans and released the Star Wars Advent Calendar (#7958) for this Christmas Season. There isn’t much very Christmas about this set. It is essentially 24 different little Star Wars figures or vehicles. The most Christmas in here is a Yoda dressed up like Santa (good have you been?). On the other hand, the play and repeat play value of this set is fantastic. All those little figures can fight and make all kinds of really cool noises (you know the kind from your mouth, bzzzzzz, pew pew, bam – there are no electronics that make noise).
The box is the same size as previous years. The cardboard is not very rugged; it’s pretty standard Lego box issue. I’ve posted some pictures of the box and tray. It’s possible some of the doors will get torn when opening them. I imagine if somebody was really careful, they could put the toys back and save it for next year. But then they’d miss out on a year of playing with the toys. Every Lego Maniac will love this calendar. I am happy.
If you’re interested, here are the contents of this set (if you’re just collecting minifigs or whatever):
Pilot Battle Droid
Yoda (Santa Suit)
Boba Fett’s Slave I
Homing Spider Droid
Expected to arrive some time in April of 2011….you can buy single packs, a whole box of 60x packs or a complete set….Pre-Order your MiniFigures Series 4 today from www.cmdstore.com
Minifigures is a 2010 Lego theme based on a set of collectible Lego minifigures. Each figure is an original character with new clothing and facial designs, and most contain previously unseen accessories. As of 2011, Series 1, 2 and 3 have seen widespread release, Series 4 is scheduled for official release in April 2011. Between these three series, 48 unique characters exist.
Lego MiniFigures Series 3 consist of the following:
* Native American Chief
* Cyborg Spaceman
* Girl Snowboarder
* Hula Girl
* Octan Racer
* Sumo Wrestler
* Female Tennis Player
* Baseball Player
* Gorilla Suit Guy