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# Friday, 28 January 2011

Here is my tabulated summary of the 60 pcs of 8803 minifigs I purchased over a month in many occasions:

  My Total Standard
Hula Dancer 5 3
Elf 3 3
Sumo Wrestler 8 5
Space Alien 2 5
Mummy 4 5
Tennis Player 8 4
Baseball Player 5 4
Gorilla Suit Guy 2 4
Tribal Chief 3 3
Samurai Warrior 3 4
Pilot 6 4
Fisherman 2 2
Space Villain 1 3
Snowboarder 3 3
Race Car Driver 3 5
Rapper 2 3

Do I get better value out of this? With the standard number of minifigs for Elf and Fisherman, I have to say I am not in bad luck, but obviously I do not gain much really.

The consolation is that I got more on low value preferred minifigs, such as sumo wrestlers vs Space Alien, and I would be very disappointed if I got many Race Car driver, I am not particularly interested in Gorilla Suit Guy though I must admit that it is a very interesting one.

But I am also doubtful too, is Tennis player a good minifig that many wants? Do you like Hula dancers? Having 5 instead of 3 would create a more dynamic dancing group.

In Hong Kong many are cherry-picking the box, I don't do that, so I think I am already very lucky, with the good value ones being taken away, I could easily getting all those unwanted ones in my collection.

 

Friday, 28 January 2011 22:29:04 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 21 January 2011

Just read the BrickSet news on the availability of DK Star Wars sticker books at amazon.co.uk, I guess they may be available at some local stores in Hong Kong now, as my experience tells me that some local stores are quick to get the DK books on shelf.

Just like the BrickSet review mentioned, these are not must-haves, but nice to keep one set as souvenir and another one for play.

Friday, 21 January 2011 23:35:46 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 12 January 2011

I purchased 5 pieces of 8803 minifigs today during lunch break, and really a lucky day as I got an Elf and Fisherman, not bad for a 5 pieces deal, it seem to me that I'll end up getting a much better deal in such random purchases over time instead of buying a big box, let me tabulate after I got 60 pieces.

And let me assure you, I pick by random without trying to check the patterns even if I had the chance, so the result is really random. Lego is doing the right thing by removing the barcode, allowing people to identify the bags is unfair for others, although I can understand the frustration of getting a bunch of unwanted minifigs in a batch, making it to happen to others is not something nice to do either.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:03:27 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 10 January 2011

So what do you get out of a few random purchases of 8803 minifigs? This is what I got in 30 minifigs, do you think that's a good stat?

Hula Dancer 3
Elf 1
Sumo Wrestler 3
Space Alien 1
Mummy 2
Tennis Player 4
Baseball Player 2
Gorilla Suit Guy 1
Tribal Chief 2
Samurai Warrior 2
Pilot 2
Fisherman 1
Space Villain 1
Snowboarder 2
Race Car Driver 1
Rapper 2

Monday, 10 January 2011 21:16:03 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 05 January 2011

It has been around a quarter since I wrote here, my boss's promise to make life easier for us did not come true, in fact, the situation is getting worse, I just bought a number of new Starwar sets during Sunday, including 7868 and 7929, unfortunately lego 7869 Battle for Geonosis was sold out already in that Pre-sales day, but that's all right, I don't have the time to open any of the boxes and build anyway.

By the way, I read about the new Starwars DK books coming in 2011, although they look interesting, all are sticker or reference books without parts, except the Character Encyclopedia, which would include an exclusive minifigure, I guess very likely that this character is going to be Han Solo as many would guess so.

http://www.starwars.com/vault/books/dk_2011/dk_charenc_bg.jpg

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:21:14 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)