Quick Hits: It's Friday...Finally!

A busy week here at the Command Center, so let's get to it...

Our new Keeper of the Scrolls, Leper, has been diligently working on the guides. His first official entry was last night's Cole guide for Ninjago. Leper's already offered up some great suggestions that we'll be using in the future.

Speaking of the guides, the all of the Series 3 Collectible Minifigure guide pics should now be 'upgraded'. What does that mean? This year we will be making an effort to take our own pics for the minifigure guides when we can. It may not mean that every guide entry will debut with these pics, but we will do our darndest. Series 3 still needs to have the bios added and the dot code sheets changed, but are 90% complete.

I have also 'upgraded' a few of the 2011 Star Wars guide entries, specifically those figs from this year's battle packs. More pics to be upgraded in the near future, so stay tuned.

Toys R Us Canada is having a sale this weekend on LEGO Atlantis and City. 20% off any set from these two series. This would be a great time to pick up the new City Police sets or 2011 Atlantis. Both have fantastic new minifigures and elements to add to your collection. Visit the Toys R Us Canada website for more details.

A new LEGO resource site debuted this week - BrickQ. Using a format similar to Yahoo Answers, people can submit questions for others in the community to answer. There is a scoring system in play (5 points for answering a question, 8 additional if you get selected as best answer, and then -10 to ask a question) possibly to keep people from asking tons of questions without contributing answers. If you have a LEGO stumper that won't let go, check out BrickQ.com next time and see if they have the solution.

Lastly, there are a couple of premier LEGO events happening this weekend in Austrialia and Hong Kong. Brickvention 2011 is being held at the Melbourne Town Hall in Victoria with a public viewing day on Sunday. Bricks Adventure 2011 continues this weekend and runs through January 21st. Bricks Adventure is being held at the City University of Hong Kong and admission is free. You can follow the respective links above for more details about each event.

There will be a separate post, but remember to have your entry for the UD Minifig Design Battle in before 12:01 am EST January 16th (that gives you under 48 hours as of the time of this post). Late entries will not be accepted. We will also debut the next design challenge brief sometime tomorrow morning.

That's all for now Nation. More to come as it happens...

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