Now They’re Out There

Mission Accomplished

On the 25th of March, we innocently asked on Instagram, who’d be interested in reviewing some of the new collectible minifigures from series 20 for us. Some of you replied. Onehundredandsixtythree of you to be precise. We went through all the volunteers and discussed to and fro. In the end, we chose to send some surprise envelopes to fourteen of you. Some of these fourteen we knew before. Of some, we had only heard. And some were complete strangers to us but we still reached out, when after all you all got back to us.

On the fourth of April, we put the first review online. Twenty-six more posts followed. When we first asked you on IG, we seriously hadn’t thought that the interest in this new series would be THAT strong. Wow. We do want to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our crowd reviewers! You people rock! We were simply blown away by incredible pictures and wonderful ones. We impatiently followed some massive stories and fell in love with minifigures as you kept portraying them.

Meanwhile, the minifigs are available at your favorite local toystore or from the LEGO online shop.

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Bring The Loot In

@verboomwendy

Here’s another study by Wendy. This time she shares with us her observations of a legendary conqueror who roams the seven seas. Are you ready? I said, ARE YOU READY?

Female Pirate

When I saw my third minifigure, I immediately knew what I was going to do with it. Pirates, water and boats are the perfect combination.

Ready for new adventures
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Ten Years Of Collectible Minifigures

Meet Carl

Carl is the one who was chosen by our innocent lucky hand, to receive a full series of the upcoming of CMF20. His mission is to portrait and to review them for us. Here´s a first batch of five new citizens of the LEGO universe.

Hip Hop Girl

I have a big collection of minifigures from different ranges, but a new Collectable series is always a highlight for me. Not just because of all the new elements they add, but the great thought and detailing the design teams at LEGO put onto every single figure. 

The hip hop girl is a great example of a great print design, a lovely headpiece and a cool overall look. In order to capture the personality of the character, I wanted to use an urban setting. I’ve already used this brick wall for a few projects. It’s always an interesting backdrop.

She´s got street credibility

Green Brick Suit Guy

The 3rd one of these that LEGO have made and a nice way to mark 10 years of Collectable Minifigures. It’s admittedly not the most interesting figure, but they always make likeable happy faces and are a nice nod to the classic LEGO brick.

The rainbow concept came from an idea that has become popular in the UK during the lockdown: children are putting rainbows in their windows for other children to see when they are getting some outdoor time. I printed this to go in our window for others to see.

Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! 10 Years of Collectible Minifigures!
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For Lyn

For Lyn Miller-Lachmann

For Lyn.
One picture.
My thousands words for you …
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PS. For those of you who want to know the background, have a look at the comments of bridging the gap.

During a most interesting discussion Lyn wrote the following: “… but my decline in posting frequency comes from a calculation of where my artistic energies are best spent, and I know that I will never get to the level as a photographer that I am as a writer …” which really triggered with me the same observation. Why should I try to write a regular post when I know my writing skills will never be the same as my shooting skills. Why ? A question I will reserve for a later post.

The one picture that flashed through my mind when we were talking in the comments, was this shoot of Buccaneer Kidman I was editing for my significant twelves. A picture telling me more then a thousand words.

A picture for a great lady, whose books I should read one day !

A picture for you, Lyn.