Minifigs

More minifigures from my rampage.
I’ve finally built all the current Bat Ladies (to my knowledge). Every single one of these is custom.
From left to right: Spoiler, Batwoman, Batgirl, Bluebird, and Orphan.
I really like the new Batgirl mask. The detachable hair piece is great.

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”

Based on the Dark Tower movie starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black.

Go watch the trailer if you haven’t yet:
https://youtu.be/GjwfqXTebIY

I’ve been waiting to post the Bat Boys, and now that I’ve finished Duke, I can finally share them. I’ve been looking forward to making him since I first saw his suit. From left to right: Red Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, Robin, Lark. 

LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures review

by Simple Cash

Ok, I’ll start by saying that I’ve never been a huge Ninjago fan. To be honest, I don’t know anything about Ninjago, nothing at all, but when this collectible minifigure series was announced, I fell in love with it. 

One of my favorite LEGO themes as a kid was Ninja, so I decided to give this minifigure collection a shot, so I drove today to my nearest LEGO store and picked up a couple of blind bags. 

The first bag had Jay in it:

As I said before, I don’t know anything about Ninjago, so I will limit myself to say what I like or dislike about the mini figures themselves. First of all, I really like that hairpiece; the look of that messy, brown hair is really nice. At first glance, I didn’t like the torso printing at all, but once I put the scarf on, I changed my mind. I really like the way those orange details from the torso blend in with the orange from the scarf! 

That face print is unlike any other I’ve seen before, that awkward smile was a necessary addition to my collection! I used to have several freckled minifigure heads as a kid, which were some of my favorite, so it’s kind of nostalgic to get freckles in a 2017 minifigure.

The leg printing, although simple, is fitting, and I believe it will prove to be very versatile in the future.

There’s no back printing, but it’s not necessary, I guess. I think it looks just fine like this, keeping things simple and clean.

Oh, I almost forgot! Jay comes with a cellphone and a selfie stick, which is a nice update for the one found “LEGO Travel Pack” which I got during my trip to Orlando back in June.

The second blind bag had Lloyd in it:

Ok, I was really surprised this time. Not only did Lloyd come with two accessories, he also comes with an extra hairpiece. LEGO definitely did not have to include so much in a blind bug, but they did anyway, which is very generous of them. First, let’s take a look at Lloyd with his balaclava on (I’m sure there’s a proper name for it, but I haven’t been able to find it!).

The level of detail this minifigure has is amazing, specially for one not included in a big set. The balaclava is the newer, updated version found in all Ninjago sets, which is made up of two different pieces: a neckpiece that makes up the lower part which covers the mouth and a headpiece that makes up the top. I really like the green band and letter on his head, as well  as the green in both his torso and legs. 

The arms themselves deserve a close look. Take a look at that black-on-black pattern, while it may not be visible at first glance, it is a much appreciated, detailed arm printing. I’m really excited to see how LEGO has been putting more love and work into arm printing (honorable mention to both the Homecoming and Civil War Spider-Men here) , and can’t wait to see what they will be doing next. 

As I mentioned before, Lloyd comes with two accessories: his sword and what seems to be the blueprints for some sort of dragon head; I guess we’ll find out more about it in the movie!

Back printing is great, it’s simple, yet perfect. I must say, I am really digging the green on black combination, wow!

Without his balaclava on, we can appreciate Lloyd’s face printing. The most distinctive aspect of his face has to be his green eyes. This is the first time I have seen different colored eyes (and I’m not taking characters like Ultron or such into account here, just “normal human beings”) in a minifigure, and it’s something that adds a degree of distinction to both Lloyd and the Ninjago theme in general. His face expression looks fantastic, and I believe that smirk captures Lloyd’s personality that we have seen in the trailers.

I think I’ll be getting more of this blind bags as the minifigures are really appealing to me. Maybe because of nostalgia, maybe because of the color combinations, I don’t know, but they are something!

Go get yourself some Ninjago minifigures while you can, wether you are a fan or not, you’ll see that they have a lot to offer!