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Posted 7 years ago by Toys

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Hey look, new LEGO collectable minifigures! Cool, a new boxer! Ooh, and a weightlifter…wait a second, this isn’t a new series of LEGO’s Minifigures line. Damn, it’s just a special set of athletic minifigs celebrating the London 2012 Games, and it’s only available in the UK.

Yup, that’s LEGO’s new 8909 Team GB LEGO set, available this summer wherever English people buy LEGOs.

I just hope this means LEGO isn’t completely done with making collectable minifigures after Series 7, like we had previously heard.

Amazing Holographic Lego Star Wars In-Store Display

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

I have very little restraint when it comes to anything LEGO Star Wars. I try my best to resist the urge to buy them all. If there’s a set on sale for as little as 10% off, I rationalize it as a perfect opportunity to indulge myself.

If I saw a display like this in a store, well… Money would spontaneously fly out of my wallet. It wouldn’t be my fault. The display made me do it. Lucky for my mortgage payment, this display with holographic animation effects is in Norway.

Watch this captivating video and decide yourself if you could withstand firepower of that magnitude. I bet not.

Exclusive Hulk Minifig Promo Starts Tomorrow

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

Hulk Minifig

I can’t get enough of ‘The Other Guy’ from this summer’s blockbuster movie The Avengers, and now I’m glad I don’t yet own all the Avengers LEGO sets. Starting tomorrow, May 16th, if you spend $50 at LEGO Shop@Home this exclusive Hulk minifigure will be added to your cart for free. He won’t look as huge next to your other Avenger minifigs but he still looks pretty awesome. Now we just need a Ruffalo Bruce Banner minifig.

The promo lasts until May 31st or until LEGO runs out. Now might be a good time to pick up that LEGO Avengers Quinjet set.

Missing Links: Avengers, LEGO, Batman, Looney Tunes

Posted 7 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

LEGO Super Heroes Marvel Comics Review: 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle
An insanely thorough review of an Avengers LEGO set I can't wait to pick up on From Bricks To Bothans. The Quinjet looks like a beast, but what's up with Black Widow's minifig?

“Looney Tunes: Mouse Chronicles” | Cartoon Brew
More classic animation on Blu-ray. That makes me happy. Jerry Beck also teases "Consider this a hint that some of the most sought after animation the company owns is headed to DVD and blu-ray within the next year".

Micro Transformer | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Micro scale LEGO creations are starting to grow on me. They seem like the purest form of LEGO building, and this tiny Transformer is a perfect example. Crazy.

Every Batman Poster. Ever. – Poster Collective
A nice roundup of every Batman poster ever, as according to Poster Collective. Batman Forever actually had some cool posters.

LEGO Review: Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

Wolverine on his Bike

After months of talking and talking about the prospect of Marvel LEGO sets, they’re finally here. The first sets officially come out on April 8th, but I was lucky enough to snag a couple on Walmart.com a week or so ago before they were quickly sold out. I got two of the cheaper sets, 6865: Captain America’s Avenging Cycle and the set I’m reviewing today, 6866: Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown.

The Lowdown

In addition to all the awesome Avengers LEGO sets coming out, LEGO is starting a X-Men line with the release of this Wolverine set, and honestly, it’s going to be a hard set to top. At $20, the value for LEGO/Marvel geeks is insane. Not only do you get a pretty awesome-looking helicopter, but you get almost perfect minifigure versions of Wolverine, Magneto, and…Deadpool. Are you kidding me? Deadpool exists in LEGO form, and was one of the first Marvel characters to be released?
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