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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LEGO Lone Ranger Sets are here!

The much anticipated LEGO Lone Ranger Sets have arrived!  I wont chit chat about them a whole lot, I'll just give you some basic info and pics for all six sets.  All of these sets are available on Amazon.com with free shipping.

I'm going to be the proud owner of the Calvary Builders Set and the Stagecoach Escape.  That will give me a good mix of minifigs without going overboard on price.  If I decide to go overboard (which I usually do) I'll get the Colby City Showdown, I really like the look of those buildings.

I love reading comments from other LEGO fans.  Please leave a comment letting know which set you like the most and why.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Golden Gear Pack winner is...

The Golden Gear Pack winner is...


We used a random number generator and it picked number 12!  Please contact us at al@minibigs.com right away with your name and address.

But everyone is a winner at miniBIGS!

As a thank you to everyone in the US who entered, we will send you a Golden Gear Runner Up Pack!  Please send the name you used to comment, your full name and address to al@minibigs.com and we will get your prize out to you right away.  I apologize to any international miniBIGS fans who are ineligible for this runner up prize, international shipping skyrocketed this year and it is cost prohibitive to send these free packs oversees.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cool Minifigure of the Week - Bane

This modern era Bane Minifigure is from LEGO Set 76001 - The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase.  He is fashioned after the Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.  So cool...

The set is available on Amazon for $39.97 with Free Shipping. 76001 also includes a Batman minifig as well as Commissioner Gordon in SWAT gear.  Click here if you want to pick up this great set.

How To Build Iron Man Mark I

Flickr user chiukeung created this Iron Man Mark I from the first Iron Man movie.  Not only is it a great model but he was nice enough to make this cool instruction sheet so everyone can make their own!  You can check out some of his other MOCs here.

Here are a couple more of his designs

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Big Mak. Should We Be Scared or Hungry?

 We love mechs. This fast food themed Battlemech aptly named The Big Mak is one of the all-time favorites at miniBIGS.  It was created by Sean and Steph Mayo and donated to Creations for Charity, a fundraiser where LEGO builders donate their creations to raise money to purchase LEGO sets for underprivileged children.  Unfortunately we did not discover this deliciously awesome mech until after the auction was closed.  Now we will just have to jealously gawk at the pic. Oh and just in case the pic isn't enough they also made a video commercial, check it out here The Big Mak commercial.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Iron Man Helmet Sculptures

I saw these amazing Iron Man 3 Helmets on Flickr.  He made great use of those metallic gold pieces, and they even open up.  They were created by Mr. Attacki and you can check out his other creations here. I wish I could get my hands on one.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

STOCK UPDATE: German Soldier (WWII)

Our very popular German Soldier from World War II is back in stock tonight.  Not only that, but we decided to drop his price down to $17 USD.  He includes some very cool World War II era weapons by Brickarms, a Luger Pistol, a MP40 Sub-machine Gun, and a Panzerfaust Rocket Launcher.  And don't forget, he has custom printing on the front and the back, not a decal, actual pad printing just like LEGO Brand.

 Printed and assembled in the great US of A!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coming Soon: The Lone Ranger

Disney is releasing The Lone Ranger movie this summer, and that means LEGO is releasing The Lone Ranger themed sets this month!  We dont have info on all of the sets yet but we have a couple of pics that will give you a nice sneak preview.

We will post when they come out, where to buy them, and maybe review a set of two.  Thanks for reading!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Cool Minifigure of the Week - War Machine

I would have to say this is one of my favorite minifigs of all time.  Not only do I really like the character but I love the way he looks in LEGO form.  He includes a removable gun that hangs over his shoulder and nice flip-up helmet.  He is only available in LEGO Set 76006 - Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle. The set also includes Aldrich Killian (Glow In The Dark) and Iron Man with Mark 42 Armor.  Its currently available on Amazon for $19.97 with Free Shipping when you spend more than $25.  I really recommend you pick this one up just for this minifig alone.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fleshy McRottie's Photo Shoot

Here at miniBIGS we sometimes get a little bored with ordering and packaging (insert shenanigans here). Impromptu minifig photo shoots and creative use of photo editing aps help get rid of the boredom and is a great way to showcase some of your minifig collection. We hope to share a few of our photos from these "shoots" in the next couple of months. This one is one of my favorites. It highlights Fleshy McRottie in his natural state... hunting for brains!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Zombie Hunting Enthusiast

For all fans of The Walking Dead, Citizen Brick has come out with the Zombie Hunting Enthusiast Custom Minifigure.  

Sure, zombies are slow, but hunting them is no weekend hobby. Loyal and lethal, this is the dude you want on your side when the dead start walking. Quite possibly our most stunning minifig to date, this deluxe design comes with crossbow, hunting knife, poncho, a bonus biker vest torso. All the apocalyptic detail you've come to expect from Citizen Brick!

The Minifigure retails for $20 USD, head over to Citizen Brick to pick one up.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 10 - Coming Soon!

"With 17 all-new, special minifigures in Series 10, the LEGO® Minifigure Collection continues to grow. Each minifigure comes in a sealed 'mystery' bag with its own special accessories, display plate and collecto r's leaflet. Inspired by movies, sports, history and just everyday life, this collection includes: Warrior Woman, Decorator, Sad Clown, Roman Commander, Bumblebee Girl, Motorcycle Mechanic, Grandpa, Revolutionary Soldier, Baseball Fielder, Librarian , Sea Captain, Medusa, Skydiver, Trendsetter, Paintball Player, and Tomahawk Warrior."

Word on the street is that the Exclusive Mr. Gold Minifigure is super limited edition and only 5000 were made.  I must have one!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cool Kickstarter Project

This is a great Kickstarter project for LEGO fans. 

" I am SOOO happy to welcome you to the PIgs vs Cows project!This year's theme for BrickCon 2013 - the greatest LEGO fan event in the world - is going to be Pigs vs. Cows!  Wild, crazy, wacky and fun what could make it an even better theme?How about professionally crafted, and beautifully produced custom Pig and Cow character heads for your Miniature Figures?  That's what I have created for you!"
Its a fun looking project and the pieces look great.  MiniBIGS is signing on for some!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

UPDATE: Tyrion and Jon Snow

The artwork for Tyrion and Jon Snow is complete!  I would love to show it to you now but our artwork has been stolen many, many times already.  We don't need the @#&!%s on eBay to have them for sale before we do.  Big thanks to our awesome artist Myron McMillin for working so hard on these.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Our "2300" Facebook Fans Giveaway!

We have been gradually getting more and more fans on Facebook.  I had made an announcement that once we got to 2300 fans we would give away a Golden Weapon Prize Pack made by Minifig.cat.  These weapons have not previously been for sale and I dont think they ever will be by.  They are very, very rare.

To be entered in this contest you must have "liked"us on Facebook and then just leave a comment below saying how much you like free goodies.  We will use a randomizer app on April 14th to pick a winner.  The winner will be announced here on our blog and also on Facebook.  Once your name is announced please send us an email with your current mailing address and we will ship it out to you right away.  Thanks for being a fan and good luck!