Sunday, November 22, 2009

LEGO Yoda and Yoda's History

The LEGO Yoda Star Wars figure is a must for any Star Wars LEGO collector and is fairly easy to find since he is in so many different LEGO sets. LEGO Yoda is a very unique LEGO figure in that it is one of the first mini figures ever to have a specially molded head. Also LEGO Yoda's legs are shorter than what is standard for a LEGO mini figure.

In the Star Wars film, Yoda is a Jedi master and has been involved in the training of countless Jedi. Yoda trained Count Dooku as well, who eventually turned to the dark side. Yoda also trained Luke Skywalker in his later training stages.

Yoda dies in the Return of the Jedi after spending time furthering Luke Skywalker's training as a Jedi. In his final moments he confirms to Luke that his father is ineed Darth Vader and that he has a sibling. He then dies at the age 900 and his body dissapears, becoming one with the force.

In the prequel films released many years after the original movies, Yoda is shown looking much younger and is even involved in an awesome fight scene that many Star Wars fans had been waiting to see for years. Yoda is depicted as being extremely fast and able to more than hold his own against a very good opponent, much to the delight of Star Wars fans everywhere.

Below are a few of the different LEGO Star Wars sets that include a LEGO Yoda mini figure:

X-wing Fighter 4502
Jedi Duel 7103
Wookiee Catamaran 7260
Separatist AAT 8018

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Most Popular LEGO Star Wars Figures

There are many popular LEGO Star Wars Figures that are popular with fans of the Star Wars theme. The characters from the film are some of the most famous characters from any movie series. One of the most impressive things about the Star Wars movies is how timeless they have been. Star Wars continues to gain new fans to the series every year and this trend will continue as long as LucasFilms makes new movies.
The LEGO Group never could have imagined that amount of popularity that the Star Wars theme would gain. LEGO never created already licensed themes for their popular building block systems. They always created their own themes in house and had plenty of fans with just those LEGO Sets. Then they signed a contract with LucasFilms to make Star Wars LEGO Sets and the rest is history.
Star Wars LEGO sets are by far the most popular of the different LEGO systems and the LEGO Star Wars figures that are included in these sets have become extremely collectible. From the Darth Vader LEGO mini figure to the Luke Skywalker mini figure, fans of the LEGO Star Wars sets everywhere are looking to collecto every single mini figure that has been released by LEGO.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Harry Potter LEGO Mini Figures

Harry Potter LEGO Sets are obviously based around the Harry Potter books that have become very popular among children and adults alike.
Collecting Harry Potter LEGO mini figures can be very nostalgic for fans of the Harry Potter books and LEGO has worked hard to capitalize on this. Harry Potter LEGO minifigures are not near as rare as some minifigs because it is not difficult to find Harry Potter LEGO sets.
A great place to get your hands on Harry Potter LEGO minifigures is eBay. You can find bulk LEGO bricks for sale that include Harry Potter miinifigs in the auction. This allows collecting of these minifigs without paying to much money.

Castle LEGO Mini Figures

Castle LEGO mini figures were my favorite LEGO minifigs as a child. These were some of the more original minifigures released by the LEGO Group at the time with many accessories like swords, shields, helmets and even horses to ride!
Castle LEGO sets can be massive in scale and very fun to build. Many of the original Castle LEGO sets are considered very rare by collectors and can sell for as much as $700! If you have one of these vintage Castle LEGO sets sitting in the closet you should definately to a bit of research before letting it go.
Castle LEGO mini figures are usually divided up by designs etched in the torsos and shields and flags. This allows builders to create armys of Castle LEGO minifigures and set up large scale medieval battle scenes.

Batman LEGO Mini Figures

Batman LEGO themed sets are one of the more unique themes released by LEGO as the different Batman LEGO sets can be so different from each other. LEGO has released Batman themed sets based on everything from the original Batman movie in 1989 to the newer Dark Knight film. This results in different style LEGO Batmobiles and other vehicles.

Batman LEGO mini figures are very collectible. The LEGO Group did a fantastic job with the fan crossover from Batman Comics to LEGO collecting.

The minifigs included with Batman LEGO Sets can be extremely difficult to find if the set it comes in is discontinued. A good example of that is the extremely difficult to find Batman Arkham Asylum Lego Set 7785. This is a great set because of it's size and because of all the minifigs it has. The Asylum set has seven LEGO mini figures, Batman, Nightwing, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, and 2 Asylum Gaurds.

Star Wars LEGO Mini Figures

My favorite of all LEGO Mini Figures are the Star Wars minifigs! I'm a big fan of Star Wars and really, the Star Wars themed LEGO sets are what brought me into LEGO collecting back in the late 90's.

Star Wars minifigs are so cool because there are so many of them. LEGO releases new Star Wars themed LEGO sets every once in a while and then discontinues them after a certain amount of time so this makes it important to keep up as a collector on new releases. If a Star Wars LEGO Collector lets a set go by without purchasing it, it can quickly become a highly sought after item and be very expensive!

The LEGO Star Wars figures pictured here is what could be the rarest of minifigs released by LEGO for Star Wars. It is Jango Fett from the LEGO set Jango Fett's Slave I 7153. The set is very hard to come by and is usually very expensive when you do. The Jango minifig can sell for as much as $50 on eBay!

LEGO Mini Figures

LEGO Mini Figures are the main reason I'm involved in LEGO collecting. Mini figures, or minifigs, are the little men that come with some LEGO sets. Over the years LEGO minifigs greatly from the original minifigs released in 1974. Those LEGO mini figures had no moveable arms and plain features.

In 1978 LEGO released themed sets with more modern versions of LEGO mini figures for the Castle, Pirate and Space LEGO themes.
Now we have many different themes of LEGO systems and each has it's own special LEGO minifigures that come with these themes. In this LEGO Blog, we will dive deeper into LEGO Mini figures.