[US] BaM Bar Contents

sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
I was unsuccessful finding another thread which covered the same topic, so starting up a new one to communicate new elements found in Build-a-Minifig Bars at LEGO Stores.
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  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    This past weekend I found seagulls and cats at the Indianapolis store.  Excellent way to build up a flock or a clowder.  I believe the cat is the same one found in Pet Shop (#10218) and Winter Village Market (#10235).  The seagull, as far as I know, only came in the Sea Captain set in Series 10 CMFs.




    Also found breastplate armor, which I don't recall ever seeing in the BaM before.  But I'm not usually looking, unless there is a free/discount fig offer like there was this month.  I believe it was the pattern from the King's Knight in King's Castle (#70404).


    Anyone else found new items of interest - especially those which are rare/uncommon?
    chuckp
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,834
    At the beginning of this month I found queasy guy heads in the Pleasanton, CA store. Managed to get a couple with my March coupons.
    sidersddgmonkey76andhekiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Actually have seen Ghost shrouds at Build a Fig, but usually they are long gone by the time I get there.
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93
    edited March 2015
    @sidersdd So glad you posted this! I picked up my free minifig over the weekend and was wondering how often the selection changes/turns over. Anyone know?

    I got the breastplate -- it's the one from the CMF Series 9 Heroic Knight minifig 71000-4.

    They also had the pink mohawk from CMF 8804-4
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I wish I lived near a store. I always hit up the BAM at least a few times over whenever I am able to visit. But they rarely have good stuff like that when I go.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    You can always ask the employees what BaM stock they have, sometimes they have stuff in the back.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Went back tonight to use the last of my coupons. Saw a few more new goodies. Or at least they were new to me.

    Series 11 Pretzel Girl hair
    Queasy Guy head
    Series 4 Viking Shield
    Galaxy Squad (?) printed tile
    Red telephone handset
    Headphones
    Black bowler hat
    Series 10 Sad Clown hat
    Pie (not pictured - I think someone nabbed it before I took my photo)
    pansyppharmjodjust2goodlego007chuckp
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    edited March 2015
    I found the blue plumber's hat from the plumber CMF and the sick face from mixer. I have not seen those other parts though (the tile seems very interesting to me to be seen in a BAM).

    Edit: this was at the Oakridge mall store, Vancouver BC, Canada.
    lego007
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    When it comes to seagulls and cats and such- how many of those can you actually purchase?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    LegoTT said:
    When it comes to seagulls and cats and such- how many of those can you actually purchase?
    It is an accessory to the figure, so you can get one with each figure you buy. You are not supposed to be able to buy just the accessory (unless I guess if you want to pay 3.33 USD for just a seagull I guess you can)
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 348
    One time my daughter was able to substitute an additional hairpiece in place of the accessory for each minifigure. It may be worth asking to see if you can sub the hairpiece for an additional seagull. 
    andhemadforLEGO
  • blarghiflarghblarghiflargh Member Posts: 99
    This is very YMMV but I've never seen a LEGO Store employee ever scrutinize a B-A-M package, so you could probably use one as hair and one as an accessory.   >:)
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    I was able to add an extra hairpiece per fig once rather than another accessory. I think they don't mind as long as you don't abuse it.
    madforLEGO
  • KiltyONealKiltyONeal Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 27
    I saw the parts listed above, along with the Series 4 Viking torso.
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    At the Bellevue, WA store, they've specifically told me that you are paying for a total number of pieces. If you want all heads, you could do that...
    Sethro3
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Valley Fair had the seagulls, brown muskets, "Gretel" hair, the breastplate you mentioned, police torsos, pirate hats (gold skull)... that's all I can remember from my visit yesterday.
  • ludzikludzik US (SoCal)Member Posts: 430
    Ok... coupon? Free minifig? Where and how?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    ludzik said:
    Ok... coupon? Free minifig? Where and how?
    Coupons were on the LEGO calendars that were provided at LEGO stores for X purchase or more.
    Then they were also on the website earlier this year, but long gone now and the offer is over as it is April and the figure coupons were good for March only with purchase (though some stores may still honor them).
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    I've seen quite a few CMF parts show up at the BAM bar.  In addition to the ones mentioned already, I've gotten surfboards from the S2 Surfer, boomboxes from the S3 Rapper, hair/headphone from the S8 DJ, spiky hair from the S6 Sleepyhead, and just before Christmas there were Santa hats as well.
    sidersdd
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Most prevalent CMF hats I've seen were S12 game guy, S10 sad clown, and S13 paleontologist.

    The pirate hats I saw earlier were those from S8 pirate captain. 
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    All of the stores I've been to said you can put what ever you want in there as long as it is 15 pieces. I'd normally stock up on heads or rare torsos instead of full figures that I don't care about. I did find capes in there once and the employee said I could add another accessory. Another store said it counted as an accessory, so it really depends on where you go.
    VaderX
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited April 2015
    I was at Downtown Disney store yesterday.  Found some of the sick face heads from the mixer, some bumblebee girl heads, a few of the magician wands, a surf board from S2 (I bought the only one I could find), Skier pants from S2, Pop star pants from S2. Fitness instructor torso S5. Found a guitar from Santa's workshop.
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93

    Spent a crazy amount of time at the BaM bar this morning, but came away with some decent finds, I think. 

    The accessory bins were filled with tools -- crescent wrenches, shovels, etc. but if you dig down you might find something good.  The letter and the thing that looks like a pan were down deep. I figure the legs for these torsos will turn up eventually, or I'll pick them up on ebay.


    just2goodlego007sidersddGoldchains
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    edited April 2015
    I found a pair of Legolas's legs once and it was the only pair in there. I still have it and I still do not know what to do with it. :P
    Andor
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    pansyp said:

    Spent a crazy amount of time at the BaM bar this morning, but came away with some decent finds, I think. 

    The accessory bins were filled with tools -- crescent wrenches, shovels, etc. but if you dig down you might find something good.  The letter and the thing that looks like a pan were down deep. I figure the legs for these torsos will turn up eventually, or I'll pick them up on ebay.


    what store was it at i want the first torso.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    dragon114 said:
    pansyp said:

    Spent a crazy amount of time at the BaM bar this morning, but came away with some decent finds, I think. 

    The accessory bins were filled with tools -- crescent wrenches, shovels, etc. but if you dig down you might find something good.  The letter and the thing that looks like a pan were down deep. I figure the legs for these torsos will turn up eventually, or I'll pick them up on ebay.


    what store was it at i want the first torso.
    Isn't that the torso from the hippie CMF?
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93
    @dragon114 Bellevue, WA. 

    And yep, it's the hippie.
    Andor
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    In addition to the parts show above,
    Schaumburg IL LEGO store has the Seagull from the Captain CMF and the brown orange kitten from numerous sets

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=12891pb01

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6251pb03

    They also have cream pies with white cream

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=93568pb001



    LegoKip
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    In addition to the parts show above,
    Schaumburg IL LEGO store has the Seagull from the Captain CMF and the brown orange kitten from numerous sets

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=12891pb01

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6251pb03

    They also have cream pies with white cream

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=93568pb001



    if I saw those in their I would get one jut cats and seagulls.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    I believe in the letter of the rules with the BaM and just build figures with cats and gulls as accessories to the figures, plus it never hurts to have female figure parts (like hair of heads) or also the Minifig legs with the blue jeans outline on them.
    Sorry, that is another part available:

    Dark blue legs with pocket patterns
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=970c00pb195

    gmonkey76
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^Depends on the store. Some allow you to just buy 15 pieces, doesn't have to be figures. I don't know if I've ever made a full figure before...
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93
    Rockefeller Center store had a lot of the same stuff already posted in the last couple of months, but there were a few "new" bits and bobs at the Flatiron NYC BaM Bar. They seem pretty common and undoubtedly cheaper on Bricklink if you want a bunch of pizzas, but hey.

    Pizza (like the one from 41092 Stephanie's Pizzeria set)
    Microphone
    Trophy Cup
    Backpack

    They also had what I think is a princess torso from one of the Castle sets. White w/ red corset type deal. 

  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    At Valley Fair, I spotted a few cats, seagulls, and santa hats.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    I took some photos of new parts (or new to me). Notables include toolbox, red hood, beret, blue painter cap...
    jadeirenemadforLEGOKiltyONealFowlerBricks
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,834
    What minifig is that head from in the first row, far right? I don't recognize it.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 658
    That's a ghost from Lord of the Rings. Interesting.
    dannyrww
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    They have agents, ninjago, and lotr in the bam...I've never seen anything like that before.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Thanks for the pics @sidersdd


    Sethro3 said:
    They have agents, ninjago, and lotr in the bam...I've never seen anything like that before.

    I always interpreted BaM with any Chinese made parts (hence the CMF being found in them). I can see Ninjago and Agents as they are more sub themes than licensed, but you also have to wonder if LEGO stores are dumping set pieces into the BaM. I do not think they are allowed to do that, but you never know. I would imagine parts from licensed sets making a BaM would not appear, but LEGO has surprised me before.

  • djhirokundjhirokun Member Posts: 1
    I hope my store updated as well.  I'm tired of seeing nothing but police torsos generic faces. Awesome finds.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    @sidersdd  Interesting that the top of the BaM is lacking a baseplate. Or at least I think there should be one.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I've never seen a baseplate on top of them at any of the stores I've been to. Interesting..
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    Any thing good at Tyson corner in northern VA
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Hey, was just at the LEGO store I frequent and the now have the CMF waiter's wine bottle in the accessories now.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Here's what's in my Lego store bins

    Infinitymanbgl_84RonyarCurvedRoadPlatelego007KiltyONealDedgeckokiki180703
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Bunch of savages in your Lego store
    kiki180703
  • Prin12sPrin12s OklahomaMember Posts: 47
    edited October 2015
    Oklahoma City Lego store BAM bar...BThe wine bottles and the bat boy helmet helmet were my favorites, didn't see any cats, but I did find lots of chihuahuas!
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Wow. Lots of CMF leftovers.

    Kinda sad. Wanted to see some minifigs from boxed sets.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Wow. Lots of CMF leftovers.

    Kinda sad. Wanted to see some minifigs from boxed sets.
    Fairly certain most BaM parts are from CMFs nowdays. While there may be a few basic set type guys I'm guessing we will see more Chinese figure parts and accessories in these bins.
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93
    edited January 2016


    Some odds and ends at the BAM bar today. Not really a huge value, except maybe the t-bone steak. I needed the pitchfork to complete a scarecrow CMF, and the laptops are just so cute. I should probably just dive in to bricklink.
    madforLEGO
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Oooh! Monkeys!
    i wish I could just load them up in a PAB Jar.
    great for Lunar New Year...year of the monkey!
    reference set #40207
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