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Lego Minifigures Series 8
Diver
1 1/2 Inch scale
By: Lego
$2.99

Perhaps the best figure of the bunch in Lego’s Series 8 of Minifigures, is the Diver. He seems like a deep sea diver to me and he’s got all the traits of a classic, fun little figure. Sure he’s not as exciting as an alien or a robot, but it’s the little things that help this figure stand out. From the magnifying glass in the helmet to the lead boots, there’s just enough small details to make the charm factor on this figure, second to none.

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Lego Minifigures Series 8
Evil Alien Queen
1 1/2 Inch scale
By: Lego
$2.99

You may recall that I mentioned that I recently hit the jackpot as it were, with the Lego Minifigures Series 8 collection. I bought three figures and managed to get the three that I wanted. That’s probably pretty rare, but of course I fond them all by mashing around on the package so it’s not like I was that lucky. None the less, the Alien figure was amongst those scores. Lego had a whole series a while back called Alien Conquest, which featured a ton of similar designs. I always wanted to buy some, but never did for one reason or another.

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Oddly enough, I ended up seeing that series on clearance, but I never did bite the bullet. Oh well. At least I got this little Alien figure. So how does she stack up?!

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Lego Minifigures Series 8
Evil Robot
1 1/2 Inch scale
By: Lego
$2.99

Lego has been cranking out these blind bag minifigures since 2010 and they’ve really added a whole new genre of toys to the collectible market. Lego’s concept isn’t one that’s wholly original to them, but since their introduction into the marketplace, dozens of imitators have come along. For the most part I’ve avoided the minifigure craze, but Lego’s series 8 got me to buy a few. Thankfully, I managed to snag the ones I wanted.

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Oh Lego Advent Calendar, you have turned into quite the fountain of disappointment. Once again, look at all the cool stuff going on in the window there. There’s even Lego ICE with people skating on it. Do we get any of that cool stuff in the advent calendar? No, we get more frickin’ car parts!


This has turned from a Lego advent into a damn automotive shop!


I skipped right to the build, so sue me. Why is the windshield in two pieces? They couldn’t have made that one long solid piece?


It’s a decent car, but it’s nothing amazing. I don’t know if there will be more parts or not. What I do know is that I went to Walgreens and found a bootleg Lego toy that has a bunch of Police vehicles for $6, including a car that BLOWS this one out of the water.


This is from the Best Lock “Town” collection. It was a bit harder to put together, but it also didn’t take up half of my advent calendar either!


It even came with it’s own Lego-like cop figure. I’ll confess, we’re seriously getting into Maniac Cop territory now. This guy has freakish skin and I’m pretty sure his Police badge is a Pepsi logo.


Still his car blows Lego’s away. And he came with other stuff too! Also his stuff is fully compatible with Lego!


Did I mention his car has working doors?!


His ride makes the Lego advent cop car look like a Power Wheels.


Maybe I’ll combine the two into some super awesome cop car. Or maybe I’ll throw the Lego one in the river and pretend I got this cooler one out of the advent, but it was only one day, not 17 of my advent days.


SUCK IT LEGO!



On the 9th Day of Advent, can Lego redeem itself from yesterday’s mundane gift?

It’s time for another Lego Advent day, so let’s see what’s inside!


It’s another Lego man! This time one with a modern winter outfit and some axes!


Bag of bodies? Isn’t that the new Stephen King mini-series? No? Okay then!


Looks pretty easy to put together. I like the little hoodie.


As Wendell Wilson would say, easy as pie.


No don’t chop down that tree little axe dude!


He’s only supposed to come with one axe, but as usual, there’s an extra piece and this time it’s an extra blade! You know what that means…


Run Po-Po, RUN!


Time to dual! Actually I think the sunglasses head might go better on the Police officer. Those look like Copper glasses to me.


Things are really starting to get interesting in Lego Advent holiday town… What’s next for these little people? You’ll have to come back tomorrow to find out!



We’re 8 days in and today we’ve got the weakest of the advent gifts yet. Yeah, I’m a little let down in what’s behind today’s mystery door. Will you like it? Come inside and check it out!


Today’s gift? It’s a table with coffee mugs. Not exactly the most exciting thing. I realize not every day can be that great, but after we were building some momentum, it’s a kind of weak gift.


I’ll just pretend it’s as awesome as the Rudolph and Bumble Hot Cocoa Set I reviewed around this time last year. Only in Lego form! There is the nice bonus that it includes an extra mug, when I guess it’s only supposed to be one mug. Finally a bonus piece that makes sense!


Drink up little dudes! Hopefully tomorrow’s advent gift will be better. See you then!