Vader pod coming back again... and a micro Benny.

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
edited March 2018 in Collecting


It looks like the Vader pod is going to come out (hopefully it will this time) plus a 40th anniversary of the minifig set, with a microfigure blue spaceman. It looks like it comes in a box like the Nexo promo did a couple of years ago.
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  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 618
    I'm so excited for the 40 years of the minifig set.
    Fizyxsid3windr
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Looks like a micro Pixal in there too! What a cute promo.
    KerreBrickByBrickIceCreamClone
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Shut up and take my money, LEGO!!
    LusiferSam
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    Aanchir said:
    Looks like a micro Pixal in there too! What a cute promo.
    If it is pixel, than it is an odd choice.  I don't believe the figure was that popular (was it?) and it was released in one set.  I don't care but just seems like an odd figure to pick from the many they could have chosen.
    BrickByBrickBumblepants
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    When I first saw the factory, I was hoping that it would attach to the VIP mini lego store giveaway they had few months back.  Cool set but disappointed that the background is a box.
    FizyxAstrobricks
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 236
    Wish I could wait for these to overlap but I'm afraid the 40 years of the mini figure won't last.
    jmeninnoBrixfan02Fizyx
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    That's an odd looking set.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    Aanchir said:
    Looks like a micro Pixal in there too! What a cute promo.
    If it is pixel, than it is an odd choice.  I don't believe the figure was that popular (was it?) and it was released in one set.  I don't care but just seems like an odd figure to pick from the many they could have chosen.
    Question is what 4 figures would you have preferred? I'm having a hard time picking 4, maybe Vader, Benny, Mr Gold, and classic town police 
    BrickByBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    Definitely a samurai.
    Lego_Starpharmjodgmonkey76FizyxricecakedavetheoxygenmandatsunrobbieMynatt
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    I plan on buying the Thanos Ultimate Battle to get the minifig factory. As far as the Vader pod goes, it's cool, but there's no Star Wars $60 purchase I'm interested in. I just got the sanctum sanctorum showdown today and built it 
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    M_Boss said:
    Wish I could wait for these to overlap but I'm afraid the 40 years of the mini figure won't last.
    I agree
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 423
    prevere said:
    Aanchir said:
    Looks like a micro Pixal in there too! What a cute promo.
    If it is pixel, than it is an odd choice.  I don't believe the figure was that popular (was it?) and it was released in one set.  I don't care but just seems like an odd figure to pick from the many they could have chosen.
    Question is what 4 figures would you have preferred? I'm having a hard time picking 4, maybe Vader, Benny, Mr Gold, and classic town police 
    Spaceman, Policeman, Pirate & Knight. Simple.
    ReesesPiecesprevereBitsyww2gmonkey76
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    those are the exact four I would have chosen.
    Or even a Lloyd or one of the other ninja.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Aanchir said:
    Looks like a micro Pixal in there too! What a cute promo.
    If it is pixel, than it is an odd choice.  I don't believe the figure was that popular (was it?) and it was released in one set.  I don't care but just seems like an odd figure to pick from the many they could have chosen.
    She's a very popular and iconic character among Ninjago fans, and even though the figure itself only came in one set, the character has remained a fixture in the show since her introduction.

    There are five figures there, and my brother speculates that one of the factors in how they were chosen might be having one to represent each decade. The one on the far left appears to be Pixal from the current decade, and on the far right we see a blue spaceman (1984) and what I imagine is a classic policeman (1978). So the less recognizable red and white figures in between could represent the 90s and 2000s, respectively.
    prevere said:
    Question is what 4 figures would you have preferred? I'm having a hard time picking 4, maybe Vader, Benny, Mr Gold, and classic town police 

    I have some doubts about whether they'd be allowed to include a Star Wars character in a non-Disney-licensed set. The only time I distinctly remember seeing licensed and non-licensed characters in the same set was in #70815, and that was possible because the rights to The LEGO Movie brand as a whole are shared between LEGO and Warner Bros. I don't think they'd be allowed to put Batman or Darth Vader in, say, a Creator set.
    eMJeeNL said:
    Spaceman, Policeman, Pirate & Knight. Simple.
    That wouldn't necessarily reflect the history of the minifigure to the same extent that having both older and more recent themes does. In a lot of ways Ninjago has been one of the defining themes of the past decade.
    KerreFowlerBrickscatwranglerprevereLyichirstlux
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 348
    These dates are overlapping, but do you take the chance of the minifigure factory going out of stock by April 13th?
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    That LEGO factory worker needs to put a top on! He could catch something in the conveyor belt! Health and safety breach!
    Astrobricks
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    Could the white minifig possible be the s1 nurse?
    catwranglerBrickByBrick
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Actually, now that I think about it, I could live without the Vader pod, It is neat, but it is not a 'special' vader, right? For what I would need to spend at LEGO to get it, kind of defeats the idea of getting it for me. Now, the Mini-figure factory line on the other hand...
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 618
    Could the white minifig possible be the s1 nurse?
    That's what I was thinking
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    edited March 2018
    Or maybe a female scientist from one of the later series, or from the Research Institute?

    CMF S1 Nurse would be an odd choice.  I wouldn't consider that figure particularly iconic, or significant.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Another interesting couple of pictures, albeit not the best resolution.


    omniumCCC
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Interesting that this picture has a different minifig (the police officer) in the display on the wall… will it be random? A sticker sheet you can choose between? Some sort of sliding window like you find in some pop-up books?

    Still hard to tell what the other two figures are, just that they're white with brown hair and red, as we saw in the previous pic.
    BumblepantsBrixfan02FowlerBricksstlux
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