LEGO-fied: Forever Evil

Minifigure Monday is taking a bit of a turn this week. It has been a long time since I have done a LEGO-fied poster, and I was feeling inspired after getting the exclusive Yellow Lantern Batman that was included in DK’s DC Comics Super Heroes Visual Dictionary. This week’s posts are all actually based on this character, starting with yesterday’s free coloring page (click here to get a copy).

Now, I have never actually read the comic book where Batman becomes a Yellow Lantern. But, I loved when the Yellow Lantern skin that came out way back when I was playing Arkham City on my PS3. I am also a big Green Lantern fan. So, I decided to find out when Batman had this power ring in the comics, and recreate a scene with my Minifigures. It turns out this variant of Batman appeared briefly in the Forever Evil series from 2013-14. So, without further delay, here is my LEGO-fied version of Forever Evil #4.

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LEGO-fied Forever Evil cover from DC Comics

Be sure to check back later this week from my review of the DC Comics Super Heroes Visual Dictionary. Remember, if you like the content here, I would love it if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option in the menu to your right), on FacebookPinterest, or Twitter for regular updates.

Until next time,

-Tom

Canadian LEGO® Deals (Nov. 9, 2018)

FREEBIES & PROMOTIONS

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Harry Potter Diagon Alley micro set available with purchases over $99 at the LEGO® Store until Nov. 21.

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This month’s double VIP points sets at the LEGO® Store.

ALL LEGO® DEALS

CANADIAN TIRE
This week’s flyer is advertising 20% off on select LEGO® sets regularly priced in between $24.99 and $199.99. The sale will last until Wednesday, Nov. 14. You will probably have to visit your local store to see what selection they have. In my experience, it can vary from store to store.

CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOKSTORES
The following deals can be found online:

  • Advent Calendar: City for $32.00 (19% off)
  • Advent Calendar: Star Wars for $40.00 (19% off)
  • Advent Calendar: Friends for $32.00 (19% off)
  • City: Heavy Duty Rescue Helicopter for $60.00 (19% off)
  • Batman Movie: Bane Toxic Truck Attack for $52.00 (19% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Flying Fox for $128.00 (19% off)
  • Nexo Knights: Knighton Castle for $128.00 (19% off)
  • Star Wars: Rathtar Attack for $70.00 (30% off)

COSTCO
You will require a membership to access the following deals online. The prices are compared to the regular price at the LEGO® Store.

  • Architecture: Statue of Libery for $99.99 (29% off)
  • City: Cargo Terminal for $74.99 (25% off)
  • City: Mountain Police Headquarters for $84.99 (23% off)
  • Creator: Volkwagen T1 Camper Van for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Creator: Mini Cooper for $89.99 (25% off)
  • Friends: Mia’s Treehouse for $34.99 (13% off)
  • Friends: Snow Resort Ice Rink for $34.99 (13% off)
  • Harry Potter Minifigures box of 60 for $189.99 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Jurassic World – T. rex Breakout for $46.99 (22% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $78.99 (21% off)
  • Jurassic World: Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate for $118.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Mindstorms: EV3 kit for $299.99 (25% off)
  • Ninjago: Temple of Resurrection for $79.99 (11% off)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Silent Mary for $198.99 (20% off)
  • Speed Champions: Ferrari Ultimate Garage for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Heavy Assault Walker for $134.99 (20% off)
  • Technic: Airport Rescue Vehicle for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Technic: Ocean Explorer for $109.99 (26% off)
  • Technic: Bucket Wheel Excavator for $239.99 (27% off)
  • Technic: Hovercraft for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Technic: Rally Car for $99.99 (29% off)
  • Technic: Mack Anthem Truck and Trailer for $179.99 (22% off)
  • Technic: Extreme Adventure for $169.99 (29% off)
  • Technic: Forest Machine for $139.99 (23% off)
  • Technic: 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck for $254.99 (28% off)

HUDSON’S BAY
The following sets are on sale online:

  • Batman Movie: Bane Toxic Truck Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: The Batwing for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker’s Balloon Escape for $13.59 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: The Riddler Riddle Racer for $31.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker’s Notorious Lowrider for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Two Face Double Demolition for $56.24 (25% off)
  • Creator: Modular Poolside Holiday for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Creator: Modular Family Villa for $76.49 (15% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $19.99 (20% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: Azari and the Goblin Forest Escape for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Elves: Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: The Goblin King’s Evile Dragon for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Disney – Snow White’s Forest Cottage for $15.29 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Mater Junkyard for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte’s Speed Training for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thor VS Hulk for $59.99 (20% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Piranha Attack for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Garmadon’s Volcano Lair for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Spinjitzu Training for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Ninjago City Chase for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Master Falls for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Manta Ray Bomber for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Water Strider for $42.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Rebel U-Wing Fighter for $79.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle for $95.99 (20% off)

THE LEGO® STORE
For the whole month, you can get double VIP points on the new Creator Winter Village Fire Station, as well as on Hogwarts Castle. Spending over $99 before Nov. 21 can also get you the free Diagon Alley micro build set that comes with the exclusive Ollivander Minifigure. Additionally, the following sets are on sale online:

  • BrickHeadz: Aquaman for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Cyborg for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Rey for $10.39
  • City: Prison Island Accessory Pack for $14.39
  • Nexo Knights: Stone Monsters Accessory Set for $12.79
  • Nexo Knights: Accessory Set for $12.79

MAXI & CIE
There is a 20% off sale on several LEGO® sets in store.

TOYS R US
Toys R Us has released their Ultimate Toy Guide, and the savings are still on for another week. Among them you will find:

  • 20% off on all Friends sets that regularly priced over $49.99
  • 20% off all regularly priced Unikitty sets
  • 20% off all City sets regularly priced over $49.99
  • 20% off all Ninjago sets regularly priced over $49.99
  • 20% off on Creator Pirate Roller Coaster, Cruising Adventures, Modular Winter Vacation, and Sunshine Surfer Van.
  • 20% off on all Star Wars sets regularly priced over $39.99
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Jurassic World sets
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Marvel Super Heroes sets

This week’s Toys R Us flyer has also added the following specials to the mix:

  • 20% off on all Technic sets regularly priced over $49.99
  • 20% off on Creator Space Shuttle Explorer, Modular Modern Home, and Turbo Track Racer
  • 20% off on all BrickHeadz

WALMART
Remember to check your local stores in addition to the list below, as the deals might be different from what is shown online. In some cases, the stores have better deals…

  • Batman Movie: Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack for $45.00 (25% off)
  • City: Arctic Air Transport for $39.89 (20% off)
  • City: Monster Truck for $19.89 (20% off)
  • City: Forest Tractor for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Classic: Creative Suitcase for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Creator: Mighty Dinosaurs for $14.29 (20% off)
  • Creator: Mythical Creatures for $14.29 (20% off)
  • Creator: Cruising Adventures for $63.89 (20% off)
  • Creator: Modular Winter Vacation for $35.00 (22% off)
  • Friends: Friendship House for $71.89 (20% off)
  • Friends: Olivia’s Bedroom for $15.09 (20% off)
  • Friends: Stephanie’s Soccer Practice for $15.09 (20% off)
  • Friends: Emma’s Art Stand for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Friends: Heartlake City Resort for $103.86 (20% off)
  • Friends: Service and Care Truck for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $20.00 (20% off)
  • Jurassic Park: Velociraptor Chase for $39.86 (20% off)
  • Jurassic World: Dilophosaurus Outpost for $39.86 (20% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $79.89 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thanos Ultimate Battle for $71.89 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Outrider Dropship Attack for $12.69 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Melon Farm for $12.69 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Nether Fight for $12.69 (20% off)
  • Ninjago: Firstbourne for $71.89 (20% off)
  • Ninjago: Ninja Night Crawler for $39.89 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Yoda’s Hut for $27.89 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Han Solo’s Landspeeder for $27.89 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Specialists Battle for $13.49 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial Battle Patrol Pack for $13.49 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Starfighter for $79.89 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Jakku Quad Jumper for $50.00 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Resistance Transport for $30.00 (25% off)

UPCOMING FREEBIES

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Free with purchases over $99 at the LEGO® Store from Dec. 1-10.

Dec2018b

Free with purchases over $99 at the LEGO® Store from Dec. 11-24.

MOC: Police Station – Level 6

If you are just joining me this week, this is the sixth installment in a series that outlines my custom LEGO® police station. To navigate to other parts in the series, you can use the following links:

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Level 6 of my custom police station

Level 6 is the uppermost level of my police station. The elevator opens up into an office space for the police commissioner. He has a fairly sophisticated computer set-up that I pilfered from the Attack on Avengers Tower set (click here to read my review). Since I am pretty big Batman fan, the commissioner in my city is none other than Commissioner Gordon.

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The police commissioner’s office in my custom police station.

Gordon’s office has a door onto a balcony. I placed the Bat-signal from the Batman Movie Accessory Pack polybag up here (click here to read the review). I loved that build from the moment I got it almost two years ago, and have kept it built ever since. Now, it finally has a place in my LEGO® city.

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Time to light up the Bat-signal.

There are two sets of stairs leading away from the balcony. One is a fire escape which can be raised and lowered. It brings Minifigs down to the neighboring rooftop. From there, they can access the fire escape ladder that leads into the alley at street level. The other set of stairs leads up to the rooftop of the police station. There is a helipad up on the roof.

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My custom police station rooftop with helipad.

So concludes the look at my custom LEGO® police station. I certainly hope you have enjoyed reading about it as much as I enjoyed building it! This police station is actually part of an entire city block that was built on one large baseplate. So, in the coming weeks, I will detail some of the other buildings I included.

Until next time,

-Tom

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Minifigure Monday – Take A Look Into My Cup

Take A Look Into My Cup
(An original Harry Potter and LEGO® Minifigure inspired poem from True North Bricks)

I can tell you what will be,
If you really want to see.
Take a look into my cup,
Your future it will offer up.
Ask what will tomorrow hold,
If you find you’re feeling bold.

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This poem was inspired by the Harry Potter series of books, and the Professor Trelawney LEGO® Minifigure.

Coloring Page – Sybill Trelawney

After collecting some of the Harry Potter series of Minifigures, I have decided to start turning my favorites into coloring pages. I spent quite some time at the LEGO® Store feeling blind bags, trying to find my “must have” characters. I read the books, and I saw the movies. I like the books more, especially the earlier ones. In any case, after finding the characters that I wanted (or at least thinking that I had), I decided that I would open them one at a time to still have some element of surprise. The first one that I got was Sybill Trelawney, professor of divination at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. Use the link below to download a free, printable PDF (it will open in a new window). Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for more LEGO® Harry Potter themed coloring pages and posts.

Click here to download the Sybill Trelawney coloring page.

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This is a sample of the Sybill Trelawney coloring page, it is not print quality.

MOC: Police Station – Level 5

If you are just joining me this week, this is the fifth installment in a series that outlines my custom LEGO® police station. To navigate to other parts in the series, you can use the following links:

This week, I am really excited to present the fifth level of my custom LEGO® police station. Being a scientist at heart, this is my favorite part of the project. Level five of my police station is the CSI lab for processing evidence from crime scenes. I have set it up so that my lab technicians are working to identify the skeletal remains of an unknown Minifigure.

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CSI lab on level 5 of my custom LEGO® police station.

There is a lot going on in my little laboratory. Examining the image above, you can see the autopsy table where the Minifigure remains are being studied. At the foot of the table, there is a sink, and a chest of drawers for storing the dissection tools. Next to the table (left of the image), I have placed a stand with an overhead lamp for extra illumination of the specimen, as well as a swiveling arm with a magnifying glass for seeing minute details more clearly. On the lab bench behind the autopsy table, another Minifigure is busy examining samples using the microscope, with a pad of paper on the table ready for notes. Though only partially visible in this picture, there is also a computer on the lab bench (right hand side of the image, the vertical curved surface is the rear of the screen).

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Chemistry lab bench in my custom LEGO® CSI lab.

In the corner behind the microscope station, there is a chemistry experiment in the works. You can see an electronic balance (with a red jar on top), next to a ceramic cooling plate with an Erlenmeyer flask on top (green liquid). Look carefully and you will see a dinosaur calendar on the back wall, which I re-purposed from the Jurassic World Stygimoloch Breakout set (click here to read my review of that set). There is also a Bunsen burner heating up another Erlenmeyer flask, which is attached to a retort stand. The machine you see in the corner is an autoclave for experiments requiring high heat, or for the sterilization of autopsy tools. On the back wall is an evidence board.

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Safety shower and adjacent elevator in my LEGO® CSI lab.

Given that there is work being done with chemicals, no chemistry lab would be complete without a safety shower for emergencies. This shower is tucked away in the corner next to the elevator door (marked “police”). There is actually also a fire extinguisher on the wall next to the safety shower, but I can’t angle my camera to actually catch it in a photograph well.

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Fume hood and samples fridge in my custom LEGO® CSI lab.

Since chemistry can occasionally involve toxic fumes, and lab safety is important, in the above image, you can see there is also a fume hood. The yellow device next to it is the fridge and freezer for storing samples. Both the smaller, upper door (freezer), and the larger, lower door (fridge) open to reveal stored samples. Behind the Minifigure is the door to the chemical storage locker. You will also notice a stud on the lab bench in the foreground. This stud is where the computer that I mentioned earlier sits. I removed it for this photo to give a clearer view of the fume hood and fridge.

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Chemical storage locker in my custom LEGO® CSI lab.

Last, but not least, is the all important chemical storage locker. It is situated on the opposite side of the elevator from the safety shower. It is important to have a space to safely store flammable or dangerous substances. This room is separated from the rest of the lab by door.

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Overhead view of my custom LEGO® CSI lab

I had a lot of fun designing this level of the police station. I couldn’t squeeze in everything my science-geek heart would have desired, but I think I did a pretty good job of representing some of the lab environment staples. Have you built your own science lab out of LEGO®? Let me know about it in the comments below.

Until next time,

-Tom

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Overhead view of my custom LEGO® CSI lab.

 

Coloring Page – Mad Scientist

This week’s coloring page is the Mad Scientist from Minifigures Series 14. What can I say? I like scientist characters… even if they are a little mad. Use the link below to download a free, printable PDF (it will open in a new window).

Click here to download your free Mad Scientist coloring page.

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This is a sample of the Mad Scientist coloring page, it is not print quality.