May 2019 Haul (with Build-a-Mini update)
I have a bit of a backlog of sets to review right now, so this month’s LEGO® haul is not a huge one. I focused a lot on Minifigures, and using VIP points. I bought The LEGO® Movie 2, but I won’t dwell on that because I already discussed it in a post earlier this month (click here to read more about that). Most of what I got this month was acquired with VIP points that I had saved up from my last few purchases during double VIP points events.
I visited the LEGO® Store recently, and decided to get myself a freebie with all of my points. I visited the Build-a-Mini station, and found some interesting parts. Among the accessories, I was able to pick up a maraca, a toolbox, and a tennis racket. I also saw rabbits, which I have not seen in the bins before.
Starting with the first Minifigure on the left in the image above, you can see the following parts:
- Hair from the City Outdoor Adventures people pack (60202)
- Head from series 8 cowgirl
- N-Pop Girl torso from the Ninjago Movie Minifigure series
- Legs from the series 16 hiker
- Beret from the series 2 mime
- Mime face (unknown origin)
- Torso from the series 2 mime
- Legs with purple knee pads and chains (unknown origin)
- Hair from Ghostbusters Firehouse (75827)/Creator Roller Coaster (10261)
- Head from series 5 fitness instructor
- Torso from Bricktober 2017 hippie
- Legs with paw print boxers from Mountain Arrest (60173)
In my opinion, the most interesting finds that I got this time around were the mime head, and the hippie torso. The hippie was, of course, originally a series 7 Minifigure. The character was re-released with new colors in 2017 as part of the Toys R Us Bricktober promotion. I have not seen Bricktober variants at the Build-a-Mini station before. As for the mime head, I have no idea where it hails from. It is not one of the variants that came with the original series 2 mime. Could it be a new print? If you’ve seen it before, be sure to let me know in the comments below.
I also started to collect series 2 of the LEGO® Disney Minifigures this month. I only picked up two to start with, but I spent quite some time trying to find them. My first purchases from the series absolutely had to be Jack and Sally, because The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my wife’s all time favorites. She actually plans to display these characters in her office at work because she loves them so much.
Finally, onto the set of the month. As I mentioned at the start, this month’s purchases were Minifigure driven. Whether it was for new parts for the citizens of my LEGO® city, to start collecting the new Minifigure series, or, in the case of this set, to get must-have characters. I used my VIP points to score Batman: Brother Eye Takedown (76111). Truth be told, I don’t have much interest in the set itself. I wanted the Batwoman Minifigure. I have often enjoyed reading the Batwoman comic books, and am really excited about the upcoming TV series. I have loads of plans for this Minifigure and art projects…
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Until next time,
p.s. So, after writing the above article, I went a little Minifigure crazy, and picked up a few more from the Disney series. I have not opened them yet, but they were purchased just in time to make it into the May haul post.