I went out with my son tonight to find some LEGO CMF Series 12 blind bags, and hit the motherlode at Target. After searching for 20 minutes or so, I think I put together a full set. Best part? The LEGO CMF Series 12 packs are only $2.99! That’s 25% cheaper than Meijer, Toys R Us, and even LEGO Shop at Home.
Are you still collecting the CMFs? What do you think of Series 12?
Don’t forget, you can get double VIP points an LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop at Home in the month of October. I finally purchased the Palace Cinema.
It was between this and the Parisian Cafe, but I figured the Palace Cinema could be retiring next year. I think it will have been out for 2 years in March. Plenty of time for the other one!
Will you be taking advantage of double VIP points?
As you may have heard, they are a lot of rumors flying around regarding the 2015 LEGO sets. I’ve seen some lists, and there were some confidential images leaked, and the 2015 LEGO sets are looking great!
Here are my thoughts on what you can expect for the 2015 LEGO sets:
- The Frozen Disney Princess set will be the must-have for my daughter.
- There is another Creator 3-in-1 mini-modular set coming with a grocery and toy store. I’m really liking this series. It’s a perfect in-between series fitting nicely between traditional town facades and the big modulars we know and love. And this one looks to have some sand green!
- The new Elves theme really should be called Fairies. It looks like a Friends spin off making use of the Friends minidolls. It will be interesting to see what my daughter thinks of these…
- It looks like the City theme will be getting a bunch of construction sets. This is perfect for me as I was planning a construction site in my town layout! The 2015 LEGO sets will include:
- A truck with a porta-potty!
- A bulldozer
- A small construction site with dump truck, crane, and partially built building.
- A Star Wars battlepack including stormtroopers! Looks like a good way to build our Imperial forces. Hopefully they will have the new printed legs!
Looks like a good amount of 2015 LEGO sets to be excited about. What do you think? What are you looking forward to next year from LEGO?
My favorite LEGO theme right now is the modular building series. The LEGO Neighborhood book by Brian and Jason Lyles is dedicated to the modular LEGO standard. This book is PERFECT for me!
This book literally shows you how to “build your own town”!
Are you a LEGO VIP? Do you love the LEGO Winter Village theme? Then you’re in luck!
I don’t know if you’ve heard of them yet, but Brickstuds created builder trading cards like the baseball cards you collected as a child. The cards went on sale yesterday on the Brickstuds website.
Lately, I’ve been getting more and more into LEGO trains. My goal is to put together a 10′ x 10′ LEGO town & train display. I have a few LEGO trains in my collection, but one of my LEGO regrets is missing out on the BNSF.
Check out this LEGO BNSF made by bricksonwheels.
It is absolutely stunning. Perfect really. But did you notice the scale? LEGO trains are usually 6-wide. Some builders like their LEGO trains to be 8-wide. This bad boy looks to be closer to 24-wide!
Are you a LEGO train fan? Which ones do you ave?
Following closely on the heels of the immensely popular, current LEGO Minecraft sets, it looks like we’ll be getting minifigure scale sets soon as well.
These LEGO movie characters are simply brilliant. These iconic builds by SuckMyBrick will blow you away. Can you guess them all?
Love the eyes and facial expression on this one.
Now that the camping season is finally winding down here in Michigan, I should have more time to post about LEGO again!
My big LEGO news for the summer is that I got to display my own LEGO MOC in the brand ribbon at our local LEGO store for the month of July.
It’s a pretty simple model, but I used a lot of techniques I’ve never used before in one scene. Here are some tings I was especially pleased with or proud of:
- Building on an angle. Way more challenging than I thought!
- My largest brickscaping effort by far.
- The water.
- My brick built SNOT highway.
- My trees.
- The frame around my MOC
What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?
How did you LEGO this summer?