8/6/10

Quick Hits: News Around the Minifig Nation

There's quite a bit happening around Minifig Nation today. Here are some quick blurbs in an attempt to get it to you sooner rather than later.

Series 2 Collectible Minifigures are now surfacing in the UK. Huw posted on Brickset that a member found some at an independent store in East Sussex. Check your LEGO retailers this weekend and see if you can't find the little devils yourselves.

FBTB.net announced that Entertainment Earth is now accepting pre-orders for Series 2 Collectible Minifigures. As with many sites offering pre-orders, there is a premium over MSRP. The additional price, however, may be worth the time tooling around town with barcode reader in hand.

I first saw this on Eurobricks and again on Toys N Bricks. Names of several LEGO Star Wars sets for 2011 are showing up on the net. The current list is as follows:

LEGO 7913 Clone Battle Pack ($10.99 USD / $14.99 CAD)
LEGO 7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack ($10.99 USD / $14.99 CAD)
LEGO 7915 V-Wing Fighter ($24.99 USD / $34.99 CAD)
LEGO 7929 The Battle of Naboo ($29.99 USD / $39.99 CAD)
LEGO 7930 Bounty Hunter Gunship ($49.99 USD / $69.99 CAD)
LEGO 7931 Fett’s Ship ($79.99 USD / $109.99 CAD)

Note the 'Mandalorian Battle Pack'. See if you make enough wild guesses, you'll eventually be right! The Clone Battle pack is rumored to have a few specialist troopers included, which should be nice. In the past TLG has announced the early 2011 sets in September, so we shouldn't have long to wait to see what elements on this list are fact or fiction.

BrickFair 2010 is now underway in Washington DC. I've already shared pics from Joe Meno from the BrickForge booth. Badger also posted a bunch of pics of new BrickArms products and prototypes (of which I'll post once I'm done here). I'll be keeping my eyes out for any other goodies from BrickFair this weekend.

That's all for now citizens. More to come...

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