Dano supplied us with some more leaks over on Flickr and I have to say, Alien Conquest is looking pretty good. Will have to see more finalized images before commenting on the details, but who doesn't like UFOs and strike teams?
I finally came across some series three minifigs. But they were at Toys R Us and they had a dollar mark-up...at $3.99 each, I can be more selective and get what I want from Bricklink rather than taking a chance at getting something I don't want.
Something funny about these collectible minifigs though. They are still flying off the shelves.
In an earlier blog post I proposed that Lego take the collector's market more seriously and invest in it more. Well, they did it with these minifigs. The thing is, I had a different picture in mind. I thought there would be a handful of ultra rare figs that I might have to purchase from Bricklink, but I would be able to get most of a series in stores. Turns out that I (and Lego) vastly underestimated the demand for these figs. You can't hardly find any at all. Three series in with a fourth on the horizon and you have to count yourself very, very lucky to find any at all.
That's not the picture I had in mind when I first wrote about Lego collectibles. So, I won't be trying to complete any of these series. I will have to be happy to just have more options when populating my models. And that is by no means a bad thing.
I've been really prolific these past months. But, sometimes, you need to take a break. Nnenn once said that being prolific is good, but taking a break then coming back into full swing often results in a jump in creativity and skill. Kind of like the time of proliferation is a plateau of sorts, the break is a dip, and the return is a spike that takes you higher than the last plateau was. That's how I interpret it anyway.
So, I sent a Flickrmail to Mark Sandlin a couple of weeks ago and he reminded me that breaks are good. So, I took it to heart. It helps that my building space is the garage and it's unheated and we're in the middle of winter here. So, a couple of coincidences leading to a break.
Hope to be back at it soon though. I will have a heater or two in that garage before the end of winter.