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LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Conquistador

September 14th, 2012 1 comment

There is always one minifig in each series that when I look at it I automatically think my kids shouldn’t be playing with that. It should be on a shelf or diorama somewhere. This one is up there with the Roman soldier from a few series ago. Everything from the colours to the decals are […]

LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Red Cheerleader

September 9th, 2012 1 comment

As I’ve said before I much prefer this way of putting skirts onto minifigs. I’ve wanted to pick up a few of these for a diorama ever since I first seen them. Simple and bright this minifig stands out from the rest of the minifigs on my shelf. As with the cowgirl the accessories really […]

LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Actor

September 9th, 2012 4 comments

I love minifig and the facial expressions just add to that love. Looking at the decals whilst the pieces are separated I always think the body just looks to busy with no real stand out design. Put them all together though and it’s perfect. The raised eyebrow is perfect for this minifig! Feel Guide This has […]

LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Downhill Skier

September 8th, 2012 No comments

There is something about the winter themed minifigs that I just don’t get. Not to say they don’t look good I’ve just never seen the appeal myself. A very simple design that works well. I can’t actually come up with anything other than I wish they’s stop using this colour of pink for the female […]

It looks like it’s finally over…

September 8th, 2012 2 comments

On the 19th August Erica went from a fun loving child that was full of life to a wee girl that just wanted to go to bed in about 5 minutes. Anyone with kids will be familiar with that though especially as the kids had just started school a few days beforehand. I checked in […]

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LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Pirate Captain

September 8th, 2012 No comments

I don’t know what it is about Lego pirates but I have to have them and this one doesn’t disappoint. When the series first leaked this was the only figure the boys wanted. I think the only thing missing is a parrot! Generally I like my faces to be pretty bare with only the expressions […]

LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Diver

September 8th, 2012 No comments

From the moment I first caught sight of this minifig I had to have it.. The decals are perfect and the use of 1×1 plates for the lead covered boots is just sheer genius. I’m also loving the inclusion of the magnifying glass in the helmet as it makes the face really stand out. If […]

Crossing over into Hades

September 7th, 2012 1 comment

*I’m going with the Judeo-Christian version of Hades rather than the Greek misty and gloomy version. What I’m getting at is it’s rather hot in there… When the kids started taking swimming lessons at the Pollock  Swimming Pool it was great. Erica would go for her lesson and I could take Greer in myself and we’d […]

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LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – DJ

September 7th, 2012 1 comment

Another one that the boys have wanted from day one. I have to say that I kind of liked it when I seen the first promo shots but now that I’ve actually seen it in the ‘flesh’ I’m not so sure.   I idea is great I just don’t think it’s been executed that well. […]

LEGO Minifigures Series 8 – Cowgirl

September 7th, 2012 3 comments

Despite the boys initial dislike for the figure and the girls instant love of it I’m actually really liking it. I honestly can’t think of any sets that we have that we could use it with though. I guess mine will be staying on the shelf and my daughters will be used when ever she […]