Monday, July 22, 2013

All of the votes are in!

The votes have all been tallied for the Throne of Bricks: Series 2!  And the winning characters are: The King Slayer, Gentle Giant, White Walker, The Hound, and The King in the North.  We will do our best to try and make all of these great characters in minifig form.  We are hoping to release them this fall.  Please stay with us for more information in the coming weeks.  Thanks again for voting!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Throne of Bricks Series 2!

Our Throne of Bricks minifigures were a HUGE success.  We would like to thank all of our fans who picked up our Series 1 minifigs, without you, Series 2 wouldn't be possible.  Starting today we are adding a poll here on our blog to see who you would most like to see.  Please vote for your favorite five and we will do our best to get between three and five different minifigs made.  If all goes well, they should be available early this fall.  Thanks again and dont forget to vote!

Who would you like to see? The King Slayer?

Kissed by Fire?

An Other?  Vote and let us know!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Game of Thrones Season Finale Special!

To celebrate and mourn the end of the third season of the Game of Thrones we are having a special promotion!  Our entire line of Throne of Bricks Minifigures are 10% off and have free domestic shipping if you buy 2 or more.  The promotion ends on Sunday at midnight so dont delay or you will miss out!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Queen of Dragons - Custom miniBIGS Minifigure

The Queen of Dragons is our second of five new minifigures from our Throne of Bricks line. She has a custom torso drawn by the talented Myron McMillin and professionally pad printed on the front and back by Citizen Brick.   As a bonus she also includes a green dragon pup.  She is now available for sale on our website for $20 USD.  Supplies are limited.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Imp - Custom miniBIGS Minfigure

The Imp is our first of five new minifigures from our Throne of Bricks line. He has a custom head and torso drawn by the talented Myron McMillin and professionally pad printed by Citizen Brick.   As a bonus he also includes a golden chalice for his second favorite pastime, drinking some Arbor Gold.  He is now available for sale on our website.  We urge you to pick him up before it is to late, they were made in very limited quantities and might not be around for long.

The Imp - Front View

The Imp - Rear View

The Imp - Angled View

What do you guys think? Please leave me some comments below.

The Throne of Bricks minifgs have arrived!

Our long awaited minifigs have finally arrived!  It took 3 months and a lot of blood sweat and tears, but our Throne of Bricks line is finally complete and up for sale on our website.  The minifigs all have great original artwork by our favorite artist Myron McMillin and all of the printing was done by Citizen Brick.  Also, every piece we have used is LEGO Brand to maintain the highest possible quality.  A Throne of Bricks Series 1 includes (from left to right): Warden of the North, Underfoot, Queen of Dragons, The Bastard, and The Imp.

I will post individual pictures of all of the minifigs later tonight and tomorrow.  Those pics will show all of the great little details on each minifig.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Want to build Iron Man's Labratory?

Have you ever wanted to build Iron Man's Laboratory LEGO has made a handy instruction sheet on how to build one.  With their design there is a place for every type of armor, lots of helpful mechs and a staging area where Tony Stark suits up.  Its a cool design, cool enough that I wish they would have made it an actual boxed LEGO set.  You can download the full instruction .PDF right here.  Have fun.

Iron Man's Laboratory - Suit up!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New APO/FPO shipping options available

Im happy to announce that we now ship to APO/FPO addresses!  We have changed our shipping model and are very happy to be able to service military families with shipping for only $5 USD.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New and Improved Modern Warfare Soldier

We would like to introduce everyone to our new and improved Modern Warfare Minifig! He comes complete with the brand new Camo Vest, Tactical Helmet, Smoke Grenade, Walkie Talkie, Night Vision Goggles, Headset, and a AUG Rifle with Tactical Handle.  Our new MWS also has a Light Flesh head instead of the standard yellow so he meshes better with some of the new licensed themes.  

What do you guys think of the new Light Flesh head?

UPDATE: Charity Auction Goodness!

We were able to raise $91 for the Red Cross from our two auctions! I would like to thank eBay users Jrated and Stnphotography for bidding and winning, I know you will love the pieces!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


To celebrate Memorial Day we are offering free domestic shipping on all orders over $50 USD!  The discount will be applied automatically at checkout!  Come in and browse around...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Charity Auction Goodness!

We are auctioning off some exclusive pieces and prototypes for charity.  100% of all proceeds from both auctions will be going to the American Red Cross to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma.  Please click on the captions and you will be taken directly to the auction.  Please share this post, the more exposure we get, the more money we can raise for this great charity.

Arealight Mando Prototype Pieces

Custom Minifigure Gear Lot

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Throne of Bricks: Custom Heads

Here are a couple pics of our new custom heads coming off the line in Chicago.  The Imp and The Bastard are only two of our five minifigs in this first series. Our full line should be ready in a week or so, just in time for the season finale.

Friday, May 10, 2013

LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia Quick Review

We received out copy of the new LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia today in the mail from Amazon.  The book was just released by DK who makes all of the other official LEGO books.  Its a medium sized hardcover with a retail price of $18.99 USD.  I personally ordered my copy through Amazon Prime and it was only $12.45 which was a pretty good deal.  

The book has a nice thick hard cover and includes the 162nd Collectable Minifigure built right into it.  The Toy Soldier can only be acquired through this book which isn't a big deal for me.  I generally like collecting these books and they are nice to check out once in a while.

The inner pages have a lot of fun info.  They list things like "Mini Facts" and "Did You Know?" in little bubbles.  The thing I like most about the book are the great, colorful pictures, they really pop out at you and you can see all of the great details of the minifigs.

All in all, its a must have if you love LEGO and these great Collectable Minifigures.  You can follow this link for a great deal from Amazon, at $12.45 USD, you cant lose.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Throne of Bricks: Warden of the North Prototype

I will be posting a new prototype photo almost everyday from our new Throne of Bricks Project.  The third pic is of the Warden of the North.  The final version will have a custom printed torso and LEGO Brand sword.

Warden of the North - Prototype

The next prototype photo will be of The Imp.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Throne of Bricks: Queen of Dragons Prototype

I will be posting a new prototype photo almost everyday from our new Throne of Bricks Project.  The second pic is of the Queen of Dragons.  The final version will have a custom printed torso.  The custom pad printing is being done by Citizen Brick so the quality will be top notch. Oh, and settle down, she will not be topless.

Queen of Dragons - Prototype

The next prototype photo will be Warden of the North.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Throne of Bricks: The Bastard Prototype

I will be posting a new prototype photo everyday from our new Throne of Bricks Project.  The first pic is of The Bastard.  The final version will have a custom printed head and torso.  The custom pad printing is being done by Citizen Brick so the quality will be top notch.

The Bastatrd - Prototype

Tomorrows prototype photo will be The Queen of Dragons.

Deputy, Turn Around!

The Deputy had no clue that Zombies has infected the Town Hall.  So much for the safe zone.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cool Minifigure of the Week: Superman

I know the Cool Minifigure of the Week posts have been very Super Hero Heavy, but the heart wants what the heart wants, right?  This Superman Minifig is great, I love the classic look and the new hairpiece made especially for the Man of Steel.  He is included in set 6862 - Superman Vs. Power Armor Lex.  The set also includes Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor Minifigures.  Here is the link if you would like to pick one up on

Note: This is the first picture I have taken in my new photo booth set up.  Not bad, eh?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An Iron Patriot Minifigure is being released?

Ok, what do you want first, the good news or the bad news?  

Welp, I'll start with the good news.  LEGO is releasing an Iron Patriot Minifigure!  And by the way, it looks great.

Now the bad news.  As of right now the only way to get it is by Pre-ordering The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game at Walmart. Yes, Walmart of all places, not Amazon, not Gamestop, not Best Buy.  Walmart.  I know some people do, but the vast majority of people who pre-order games do it elsewhere.  And the game doesn't come out until October when the Iron-Man 3 movie is out right now, so the timing seems really off.  None of it makes sense.  

Iron Patriot Minifigure Celo Pack

Blast From The Past: Lion-O

Thundercats Ho!  We made Lion-O back in 2010, and only about 50 of them were produced.  They were mainly sold at the Brickworld event in Chicago.  Our artist Myron did a great job on his all original art and that LEGO Brand sword worked perfectly.  We dont currently have any plans on making more, but you never know.  Do any of our fans reading this have one?  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NEW: Camo B12 Tactical Vests

Sometime next week we will be getting in the new Camo B12 Tactical Vests!  We will make an announcement when they are listed for sale with some new pics and any other info.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Superman LEGO Sets

This summer a new Superman movie is being released called Man of Steel.  It come out on June 14th, but before that three new LEGO sets based on the movie are coming out.  We have found pics of the boxes and they look pretty rad.

76003 - Superman: Battle of Smallville - 418 Pieces - $49.99 MSRP
Minifigures included: Superman, Colonel Hardy, General Zod, Faora and Tor-An

76009 - Superman: Black Zero Escape - 168 Pieces - $19.99 MSRP
Minifigures included: Superman, General Zod, Lois Lane

76002 - Superman: Metropolis Showdown - 119 Pieces - $12.99 MSRP
Minifigures Included: Superman, General Zod 

Being the Minifigure collector that I am, I will probably pick up the largest set and just try and find Lois Lane somewhere on the secondary market.  Why does General Zod come in all three sets? I have no clue.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The best stop motion music video of ALL TIME!

Our younger fans may not have seen this video from The White Stripes (from my hometown, Detroit).  It's an awesome video and it is done completely in stop motion LEGO.  Not to mention it is one of my favorite songs of all time.  Click and enjoy.  You can thank me later.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

UPDATE: A Throne of Bricks

Our new line called "A Throne of Bricks" will be available in about 3 weeks! Series 1 will include The Imp, The Bastard, Queen of Dragons, Underfoot, and Warden in the North. Every character will have amazing new artwork and be pad printed right here in the USA. Initially, only 200 will be available of each minifig and preorders will be available very soon. 

Which minifig are you most excited to see?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The many faces of Batman

Over the years LEGO has made a ton of different Batman Minifigures.  Flickr user Vanjay is not only lucky enough to own every version but also was kind enough to take a cool pic.

Vanjey_Lego has a lot of other collections of Minifigures on their Flickr stream.  Head over and check out Spongebob, Jack Sparrow, Monster Fighters and many more.

Bricks of the Dead - Zombie Webcomic

Last week I discovered a cool website that published a webcomic series on LEGO Zombies.  Its been around for a while, since 2010 I believe, and the writer Dave does a great job.  Its a real fun read and so far he has over 320 strips! He does a lot more than the webcomic too.  He also reviews all kind of LEGO sets, Zombie MOCs, and even episodes of The Walking Dead.  All sorts of zombie goodness.

Here is a peak of the webcomic:

Monday, April 22, 2013

STOCK UPDATE: Grey Navy Seal and Black Ops Soldier

Two of our fan favorites are now back in stock!  They are both loaded down with awesome weapons and gear.  Click over for more pics and information.

Grey Navy Seal in Balaclava - miniBIGS Custom Minifigure

Black Ops Soldier - miniBIGS Custom Minifigure

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mr. Gold - Collectible Minifigures Series 10

The first Mr. Gold Minifigures have been popping up here in the US.  This little guy will probably be one of the most sought after Minifigures ever.  Every Mr. Gold Minifigure comes in a clear bag inside the normal foil bag and includes a small sheet which is individually numbered out of 5000.  This is what LEGO has to say about him:

"Rumor has it that somewhere out there is a very special Minifigure known as Mr. Gold. Shining and golden from the top of his tall top hat to the tips of his toes, he may be discovered in all sorts of unexpected places, but he never seems to turn up exactly when and where you’re looking for him.

According to legend, Mr. Gold will bring you luck if you happen to spot him…or is it that you’ll need to have a lot of luck to find him? Either way, everybody wants to find the mysterious Golden Minifigure – but only a fortunate few will succeed!"

Pic from eBay Seller Nitrousboy

Pic from eBay Seller Nitrousboy

Blast From The Past: Iron Man Mark I (2008)

It was about five years ago when my friend Myron and I decided to make our first custom minifigure.  The first Iron Man movie had just come out and we thought it would be cool if we made an Iron Man Mark I LEGO Minifigure.  This was our final version.  Not too bad looking for our first custom, we actually sold about 50 of them back in the day.  It was a great success for our brand new custom minifigure business.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mini Mechs

Our favorite mech designer pasukaru76 is from Heidelberg, Germany and has been making these sharp little mechs. Here are a couple of his latest creations. 

Black Buster & Black Marauder

Grey Hunter

He has a lot more cool creations that you can check out here.

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Here in Michigan winter seems to be hanging on with a kung fu death grip, so I wanted to post something to help shake off those winter blues.  Around here you know it's officially summer when you hear the somewhat obnoxious musical rendition of "Turkey in the Straw" blaring through the neighborhood with kids chasing behind a brightly colored truck. Even I must admit to getting a little excited when I hear it for the first time. I found a surprising amount of ice cream truck awesomeness, and wanted to share them with you.

This one is my fav... 

Ready for summer?  Which one is your fav?  Leave a comment below.