LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts

LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifgures and More are in Stock Now

Bring wizarding world fun to any LEGO® set with the LEGO Minifigures 71022 Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ collection. This lineup of exclusive, Limited Edition collectible characters features an array of new-for-August 2018 accessories and enchanting costumes. Enjoy all-new Fantastic Beasts adventures with

  • Newt Scamander™,
  • Jacob Kowalski,
  • Tina Goldstein™,
  • Queenie Goldstein™
  • Credence Barebone™
    Then take a journey to the world of Harry Potter with 
  • Luna Lovegood™,
  • Neville Longbottom™,
  • Cho Chang,
  • Dean Thomas,
  • Lord Voldemort™,
  • Dobby™,
  • Cedric Diggory,
  • Mad-Eye Moody,
  • Professor Flitwick,
  • Professor Trelawney,
  • Albus Dumbledore™,
  • Harry Potter in School Robes,
  • Ron Weasley™ in School Robes,
  • Hermione Granger™ in School Robes,
  • Draco Malfoy™, Harry Potter in Pajamas
  • Percival Graves!

Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
Every collectible LEGO® minifigure in this series comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
22 Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigures characters to build and play out your very own magical Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ movie scenes!
Includes new-for-August-2018 costumes and accessories, including Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, a Golden Snitch, Voldemort’s snake Nagini and Newt’s Niffler and case.

Combine the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ minifigures with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains one of the 22 characters available in this collection.
Very soon we will also be having Collectors Cards back for this LEGO minifgure series and as well as these Minifgures we also have two new sets of LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts in store now:
  • 75951 Grindewald’s Escape
    Enter a fantasy realm with LEGO® Fantastic Beasts™ 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape magical showdown between Seraphina Picquery™ and Grindelwald, featuring an articulated carriage with opening doors and removable roof attached to the Thestral figure with hinged wings. Use the shooting spell accessories to make the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald magic come alive and role-play a mighty battle. Includes 2 minifigures.

    • Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.
    • Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.
    • Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
    • Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
    • Recreate iconic scenes from the Fantastic Beasts™ movie.
    • Accessory elements include 2 wands.
    • Carriage with Thestral measures over 3” (8cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • 75950 Aragog’s Lair
    Get set for a spider showdown in the Forbidden Forest with this exciting LEGO® Harry Potter™ 75950 Aragog’s Lair play set, featuring Aragog and his colony of spiders, plus a buildable tree with web shooting function. This fantasy building set recreation from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets includes 2 minifigures and a buildable Aragog spider.

    • Includes Harry Potter™ and Ron Weasley™ minifigures.
    • Features a buildable Aragog spider and tree.
    • Aragog has 8 posable legs and 2 movable fangs.
    • Tree has a spiderweb shooting function, attached spiderweb and a buildable red and white mushroom.
    • Fire the tree’s spiderweb shooter to trap Ron and Harry!
    • Accessory elements include 2 wands, a lantern, candle, spiderweb and 5 spiders.
    • Tree measures over 3” (8cm) high, 2” (7cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.
    • Aragog measures over 1” (4cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.

75951 75950

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NEW LEGO Delivery and Some Novel Baby Toys

Our LEGO stocks were looking a little depleted until we received a brand new delivery from our Danish Friends this Friday. This really exciting LEGO Delivery contains some new Ninjago sets and also LEGO Jurassic World sets which have only recently been released. Also for the first time in our new location we have the amazing LEGO Ninjago Spinners which were a sell-out in our old shop in innovation mill.
Why not have a read about the old style LEGO Ninjago Spinners

So, without further ado this is what came in our most recent LEGO delivery of July 2018 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge:

  • LEGO DUPLO 10870 Fram Animals
  • LEGO DUPLO 10860 My First Race Car
  • LEGO DUPLO 10838 Family Pets
  • LEGO DUPLO 10816 My First Cars and Trucks
  • LEGO Minecraft 21140 The Chicken Coop
  • LEGO Minecraft 21139 The Nether Fight
  • LEGO Vatman 70918 The Bat-Dune Buggy
  • LEGO City 60180 Monster Truck
  • LEGO City 60177 Airshow Jet
  • LEGO City 60172 Dirt Road Pursuit
  • LEGO City 60176 Wild River Escape
  • LEGO City 60170 Off-road Chase
  • LEGO City 60190 Arctic Ice Glider
  • LEGO City 60191 Arctic Exploration Team
  • LEGO City 60192 Arctic Ice Crawler
  • LEGO Technic 42084 Hook Loader
  • LEGO Technic 42072 WHACK!
  • LEGO Technic 42073 BASH!
  • LEGO Creator 31073 Mythical Creatures
  • LEGO Creator 31079 Sunshine Surfer Van
  • LEGO Classic 10402 Fun Future (LEGO 60th Anniversary Special)
  • LEGO Jurassic World 75926 Pteranodon Chase
  • LEGO Jurassic World 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout
  • LEGO Juniors Incredibles 10760 Underminer Bank Heist
  • LEGO Ninjago 70650 Destiny’s Wing
  • LEGO Ninjago 70651 Throne Room Showdown
  • LEGO Ninjago 70644 Golden Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70645 Cole – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70646 Jay – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70647 Kai – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70648 Zane – Dragon Master

You may have noticed Novel Baby Toys in the Title of this post and now we have at Silly Billy’s, to compliment our Sophie Range of Baby Toys, these include Tactile Play Toys from Lamaze and also some battery powered toys from Fisher-Price see pictures below:
Baby Toys Fisher Price

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part release announced

The LEGO Movie Sequel, The LEGO Movie 2 has been announced for release in February 2019. That is 5 years after the release of the first LEGO Movie, this new film will be titled The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

A trailer for the forthcoming LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part  has been released on YouTube and you can view it below:

It looks like it will be a Space themed movie with the usual dualistic good vs bad, featuring an incredulous Batman and some music from The Beastie Boys, who are no doubt going to be grateful of their earnings from royalties after being absent from the music scene for so long
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Starring Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, and Will Arnett as Batman

The film sees the characters attempt to save their city five years after Bricksburg was turned into a Mad Max-style wasteland following “the horrific events of Taco Tuesday” leaving them under threat from Lego Duplo invaders from outer space.

Aside from that, with the first trailer being released only a few days ago, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is anticpitated by young and old alike, the film’s official release date of February 2019 being 5 years after the first LEGO Movie was released, which was covered extensively in the media and resulted in a mammoth 7.8 Score for the LEGO Movie on IMDB
The Danish Toy Company released a whole series of Sets themed around the LEGO Movie in early 2014 and now 16 of the LEGO Movie Minifigures which were priced at £1.99 each in 2014 can now be had for anything up to £90 or more on EBay which is a good return on the initial purchase price. LEGO can therefore be a better investment than gold at times.
LEGO Movie Minifigures
We wait then in anticipation for the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and it’s upcoming release in February 2019

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Happy 21st Birthday to Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have been serving Hebden Bridge since 1st May 1997, a massive 21 Years.
First we were in Innovation Mill, or in the shop just next door to the Mill, and recently in 2016 we relocated to Old Gate House following the devastating flooding of 2015
You can easily find Silly Billy’s Toy Shop using the map below:

Now onto our 21st Birthday Week Competitions and more

We will be running a Raffle and Colouring Competitions through our Birthday week from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop opening at 09:30 on Tuesday 1st May 2018 until Silly Billy’s Toy Shop closes on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at 17:00

LEGO
Firstly we have a massive LEGO giveaway, all you need to do is make a purchase in the shop of any amount and we will give you a raffle ticket free to enter the LEGO Prize Draw which will take place on Tuesday 8th May, 1st prize is a LEGO Creator Modular Skate House 31081 (RRP £34.99), 2nd Prize is a LEGO Creator Outback Adventures 31075 (RRP £17.99) and lastly for Third Prize we have a LEGO City Mining Power Splitter 60165 (RRP £12.99)
LEGO Raffle

PLAYMOBIL
The Playmobil Competition consists of guessing how many Playmobil Plus Figures there are inside the large Playmobil Pirate inside the entrance to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. You can submit entries all though our Birthday Week and a Prize Winner will be announced week commencing 14th May and we are leaving the forms in the shop until we close at 17:00 on Sunday 13th May ! Please follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook for Winner announcements,  The prizes in the Playmobil Competition are slit in Gender though if a boy wants the girl’s prize or vice versa then we are fine with that.
Boys prize is a Playmobil Knights’ Armory Play Box 5637 (RRP £17.99)
Girl’s Prize is Playmobil Flower Shop Play Box 5639 (RRP £17.99)
Playmobil Guessing Game

Here is a form for the Playmobil Guessing Game should you wish to download it, print it out and pop it into the shop yourself:
Playmobil-guessing-game

TY
The TY prize is a create your own Beanie Prize and will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th and there will be a First, Second and Third Prize Winners
First Prize wins a Large Beanie Boo
Second Prize a Medium Beanie Boo
Third Prize a Small Beanie Boo
You can download an image for that here (right click that link and save as) to print yourself; or pick up a paper copy in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Please get your beanie colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm

The Prize for the TY Beanie Colouring Competition is now revealed simply click the TY LOGO Below to be taken to a picture of the TY Beanie Colouring Competition Prize
TY Competition

Lottie Dolls and Arklu
The Lottie Dolls competition is to design Lottie’s pony flag race outfit. and there will be one Winner of a Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet (RRP £19.99)
This prize will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th
Please get your Lottie Doll colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm
There is an A4 PDF of the design template here which you can print yourself or you can pick one up in our toy shop.
Lottie Doll

Download a PDF of the design template below if you want:
A4_PonyFlagRace_Template_Retail

Other News during Silly Billy’s Birthday Week

There is a lot going on as the now famous Tour De Yorkshire Men’s Cycle Race will be passing through Hebden Bridge in it’s 4th stage on Sunday 6th May 2018, for the full route and more info check out this link

The Local Elections 2018 are on Thursday 3rd May and there is a good article about why it is important for mum’s and dad’s to vote written by Michael Thrasher, Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford here,

Please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge during our 21st Birthday Week and get involved with our exciting Free to enter competitions.
21st Birthday

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LEGO Minifigures Series 18 – 40th Anniversary Edition

LEGO Minifigures 40th Anniversary Edition – Series 18 – 17 to collect

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of LEGO Minifigures and in this special edition Minifigures Series LEGO have brought back one of the first ever Minifigures released 4 decades ago. This minifigure is a re-issue of the original LEGO policeman and is limited to one in every box of 60 making it a special collectors Minifigure. The other big change in this special 40th Anniversary Minifigures series is the Orange base-plate, a welcome change to the standard black LEGO Minifigure base-plates.

Some of the hairstyles from Minifigures through the ages and also a couple of other Minifigures we have managed to find in the latest LEGO 40th Anniversary Party Edition are to the right. Images Courtesy of a DK LEGO Publication and Robert A Williams (blog author)
At Silly Billy’s we feel that this series 18 40th Anniversary Edition from LEGO is really exciting and there are seventeen Minifigures to collect in total in what is colloquially named the 40th Anniversary LEGO Minifigure Party series (71021):

  • Birthday Party Boy
    The Birthday Party Boy is thrilled about getting to go to the 40th anniversary celebration!
  • 1978 Police Officer
    Here he is, the birthday boy! The Police Officer was one of the first modern LEGO® Minifigures ever!
  • Birthday Party Girl
    The Birthday Party Girl is brand-new so she wasn’t around when the first modern LEGO® Minifigure was made.
  • Cactus Girl
    Cactus Girl thought she was making an interesting and one-of-a-kind outfit for the party…
  • Cake Guy
    Everyone is surprised when Cake Guy jumps out, instead of a delicious, freshly-baked cake!
  • Cat Costume Girl
    The Cat Costume Girl just adores parties. She gets to climb on all of the furniture and make friends!
  • Cowboy Costume Guy
    The Cowboy Costume Guy is a total goofball, dressed up as a cowboy riding around on a horse!
  • Dragon Suit Guy
    The Dragon Suit Guy loves to make things hot and puts jalapeños or hot sauce on everything. EVERYTHING.
  • Elephant Costume Girl
    The Elephant Girl just loves elephants and has been waiting to dance in her costume at the big party!
  • Firework Guy
    Who likes countdowns? The Firework Guy likes countdowns!
  • Flowerpot Girl
    The Flowerpot Girl thinks that everybody should get to enjoy the colors and beauty of a garden party!
  • LEGO® Brick Suit Girl
    The LEGO® Brick Suit Girl is all about using her unlimited creativity to make whatever she wants!
  • LEGO® Brick Suit Guy
    The LEGO® Brick Suit Guy’s favorite thing to do is put together LEGO sets, one brick at a time!
  • Party Clown
    With his hat full of balloons and fun, the Party Clown is here to bring laughs and be the life of the party!
  • Race Car Guy
    The Race Car Guy likes to do everything fast and wants to be the first one to arrive at the party!
  • Spider Suit Boy
    The Spider Suit Boy isn’t really into parties, but he is totally into scaring people!
  • Unicorn Guy
    Swords! Wizards! Goblins! Glitter! The Unicorn Guy is here with an epic quest for everybody to enjoy…

For other news of exciting developments in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in March 2018 then please read this post

LEGO Minifigures Heads

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LEGO Minifgures More Heads

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LEGO Minifigures Party

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It may sound weird, but Lego is quietly trying to ditch plastics.

For the past 60 years, we’ve all been building spaceships and castles, experimenting with what head goes on what body, and arguing with our siblings about where the grey 2-by-5 brick went — thanks to Lego.

“The S.S. Awesome can’t have any holes in it, Amanda. I know you have that 1-by-8 somewhere.” Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images, circa 1962.

Though nearly indestructible, Legos aren’t eternal. The bricks your kids or grandkids play with probably won’t be the ones you remember.

Beyond grocery bags and Barbie dolls, Legos might be the most iconic plastic object ever, but making things out of plastic can be problematic.

It’s not just that plastic doesn’t break down, though that’s a major issue with some plastic products. It’s also about the carbon footprint to make them. To make a conventional plastic, you have to pump petroleum or natural gas out of the ground, refine it, and mold it. All of these steps take energy and can produce carbon dioxide.

For the last couple of years, Lego has been experimenting with making their iconic bricks from eco-friendly sources.

In 2015, Lego announced it would invest the equivalent of $155 million into finding a non-oil, smaller-footprint source for the various plastic they need to make all those tires, trees, and movie stars.

Fun fact: Lego’s apparently one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. Photo from Lego Media Library.

Since then, they have been experimenting with different types of bio-plastics, which can be made from plants like corn or wheat and produce less emissions than conventional plastic.

The goal is to find alternatives for 20 types of plastic by the year 2030.

There are hurdles to making something as durable, flexible, and iconic as a Lego, and the company is still experimenting. Whatever they choose, it’ll need to snap together with existing Legos, last just as long, and preserve the aesthetic. Their latest experiment with wheat sugar, for example, failed because it couldn’t hold the right shine, as Quartz reported.

This change won’t eliminate the carbon cost of manufacturing, nor will it address other carbon costs like shipping, but little changes add up. After all, 19 billion new Lego pieces are produced each year. Furthermore, the Lego company has also been reducing its carbon footprint through other means as well, including investing in an offshore wind farm. In fact, it recently met a 100% renewable energy milestone.

I assume the real wind farm contains a bit more, you know, metal and concrete and stuff. Photo from Lego Media Library.

Playing with Legos has been a nearly universal part of childhood for almost 60 years. Our kids will likely continue to build castles and spaceships, but their future creations — and their building blocks — won’t be exactly the same as ours were. And that’s a wonderful, necessary step of progress.

Read more: https://www.upworthy.com/it-may-sound-weird-but-lego-is-quietly-trying-to-ditch-plastics

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Vehicles at Silly Billy’s – Lots of Them

Lots of New and Exciting Vehicles at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

We always have lots of exciting Vehicles and always have new vehicles coming in to our toy shop.
Right now we have vehicles from Playmobil in both the 1.2.3 range for younger children and also the standard Playmobil Range.
Also we have LEGO vehicles, die-cast vehicles, Matchbox vehicles and many more, why not check out the Vehicles range at Silly Billy’s this Easter Weekend, we are open all weekend and don’t forget that on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 we have the amazing Duck Race in Hebden Bridge, organised by the stalwart Hebden Bridge Rotary Club, this year they have gone the extra mile and had a very stable commentating platform built above Duck Island by the guys from Omega Scaffolding.

 

Half Term 2018 at Silly Billys

New Products at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop We are looking for new products all the time at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and this year we have some really exciting products coming in at the start of the year, and all of them great value. Don’t forget to check out our recent…

Playmobil 2018 – All NEW

We have taken receipt of our first Playmobil Delivery of 2018 and following on from the amazing success of Playmobil Ghostbusters in 2017 we have the all new Ghostbuster sets: 9346 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler 9347 Ghostbuster Peter Venkman 9348 Ghostbuster Raymond…

Festive Fandango 2017 and More News

The Festive Fandango 2017 sees a wider geographical area coming into play with Mytholmroyd retail shops and restaurants taking part in the glory that is the Festive Fandango. So what’s it all about? Well, The Festive Fandango is an Annual event in Hebden Bridge and…

Instead of Sitting on Santas Lap

Instead of Sitting on Santa’s Lap, This 4-Yr-Old Dropped to His Knees at What Santa Did Next Millions of children go through the Santa line, but how many have you seen do this? Most 4-year-old’s hop on the big man’s lap to ask for LEGO and race cars and other cool…

Playmobil – A Potted History

Playmobil at Silly Billy’s and the History of Playmobil History  Playmobil was invented by German inventor Hans Beck (1929–2009), who is often called “The Father of Playmobil”. Beck received training as a cabinet-maker and was an avid creator of model aeroplanes, a…

Gift Box to Girl in Philippines changes lives

7-Yr-Old Boy Sends Gift Box to Girl in Philippines 11 Yrs Later, He Gets a Facebook Request That Changes Both of Their Lives Forever Growing up, one of my family’s Christmas traditions was filling shoe-boxes around Thanksgiving to donate to Operation Christmas Child….

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Easter 2018 and Hebden Bridge Duck Race

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018 and Easter 2018

Easter is always a busy time of year for us at Silly Billy’s and the Easter Holidays start a week earlier in Lancashire than they do in Yorkshire so with Lancashire schools breaking up for Easter at the end of this week.

We have had some large deliveries from our major suppliers including LEGO, TY, Playmobil and Schleich. Not to mention the brand new range of Lottie Dolls that we have now in our fantastic toy shop.

From LEGO we have mainly topped our existing stock, though we also have some new products in the shop which include the amazing LEGO Technic Mack Anthem Truck 42078 with 2595 pieces of LEGO in the box !

                   

LEGO Delivery Easter 2018

  • 10818 Duplo My First Truck
  • 10749 LEGO Friends’ Mia’s Organic Food Market
  • 10754 LEGO Super Heroes Spiderman Vs Scorpion Street Showdown
  • 10401 Rainbow Fun
  • 10402 Fun Future
  • 10713 LEGO Creator Creative Suitcase
  • 10700 Green Baseplate
  • 31073 LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures
  • 31075 LEGO City Outback Adventures
  • 42084 LEGO Technic Hook Loader
  • 42071 LEGO Technic Dozer Compactor
  • 42072 LEGO Technic WHACK !
  • 42073 LEGO Technic BASH !
  • 42078 LEGO Technic Mack Anthem
  • 60170 LEGO City Off-Road chase
  • 60171 LEGO City Mountain Fugitives
  • 60180 LEGO City Monster Truck
  • 75193 Millenium Falcon MicroFighter
  • 75194 First Order TIE Fighter MicroFighter
  • 75195 LEGO Star Wars Ski Speeder

Lottie Dolls

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is VERY excited to now be the soul distributor of Lottie Dolls in the area. So if your little ones would like one of these marvellous Award Winning Dolls then where better to buy them than Silly Billy’s finest Independent Toy Shop, In Hebden Bridge. This comprises our selection of Lottie Dolls and associated Lottie Doll Products

  • Lottie Dolls Autumn Leaves – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Forest Friend – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Muddy Puddles – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora’s Box – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Birthday Girl – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sweet Dreams – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora The Persian Cat – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Raspberry Ripple – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sirius The Welsh Mountain Pony £19.99

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge this 2018 to see our Wide selection of Lottie Dolls and also to see the amazing Hebden Bridge Duck Race, tickets are available from the Roundtable vendors who have a stall in St George’s Square.

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018

The Annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race will take place this Bank Holiday Monday on 2nd April 2018 Tickets are for sale now and all weekend in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 and in the run up to the Duck Race 2018 Don’t forget Silly Billy’s big raffle to win Kaloo Plush Toys is still running and you can read more about the raffle here

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Finally, You Can Make A Lego Person That Looks Like You

Playtime simply got individual for Lego fans all over.

An online organisation called Funky 3D Faces is developing custom-made, 3D-printed Lego heads that appear like you, for $30 a head.

“ EveryBODY likes Lego– this is the chance to have their own head made into mini to fit on to their preferred Lego minifigures, ” the U.K.-based Etsy seller ’ s advertisement says.

funky3Dfaces/Etsy You, too, can fly an X-wing Starfighter from Star Wars. Or a minimum of the Lego variation of you can.

Just like normal Legos, the heads can be popped on and off of the plastic figurines ’ bodies. Consumers should send 2 pictures– one revealing the individual ’ s deal with and one revealing their profile– which are utilized to develop the head.

The mini-me faces are then built from a sandstone product, with a hole at the bottom for head-to-body accessory.

In January, purchasers who buy 2 heads can get one totally free, inning accordance with the seller.

But do not get a head of yourself: The bodies aren’t consisted of.

H/T Mashable

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/01/06/custom-lego-heads_n_8923982.html

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Yet Another Reason To Love LEGO

Investing in Lego ends up being quite profitable– and we’ re not simply discussing those initial Star Wars sets.

The Danish toymaker’s vibrant blocks offered are costing much better returns than gold, brand-new analysis programs. The Telegraph discovered Lego sets in “ beautiful condition ” have actually increased 12 percent in worth by 12 percent each year because 2000. Gold financiers have actually seen a yearly gain of 9.6 percent over that duration and the S&P 500 4.2 percent .

Some of the most important toy sets have actually increased significantly on secondary markets like eBay because they were very first launched. Caf Corner , which came out in 2007, is now worth around $3,100, or over 20 times its initial cost. Star Wars products continue to cost countless dollars, with the 5,000-piece Ultimate Collector’ s Millennium Falcon set from 2007 now worth over $4,000.

Lego’ s earnings have actually skyrocketed recently– and its earnings development is routinely whipping those of its competitors Mattel and Hasbro. Need has actually been so high that the business has actually had difficulty in current months satisfying orders . And it’ s made tactical collaborations with Hollywood franchises, like S tar Wars and Harry Potter , to guarantee its supremacy in the toy market.

All of this is simply another need to like Legos. The business has actually taken a lead on sustainability, revealing last June that it would invest $150 million over the next 15 years to establish brand-new eco-friendly products that would change its conventional plastic obstructs . Lego’ s plant in Denmark presently produces over 70 million bricks a day. The business likewise opened a wind farm in Germany in October and intends to be completely sustainable by 2020.

Lego has actually been acknowledged as one of the early supporters of gender-neutral toys, however the business has actually launched pink variations of its sets for ladies and the majority of its character figurines and users are male. In 2012, the business got criticism for its Lego Friends line, which was marketed particularly to ladies. In reaction to growing need, nevertheless, Lego has actually begun to present more female minifigures to its collection, like a paleontologist, an aerospace engineer, an astronaut and others in STEM fields.

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/01/05/legos_n_8917592.html

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