There are so many official Lego Minifigures out there. Thousands and thousands of unique designs. Many of the Minifigs are worth a lot of money, but a few of them stand out. Over at Mental Floss they have compiled a short list of some of the most rare and exclusive Minifigures. Most of them are promotions chase figures associated with certain events. If you happen to have a Red Sox Fan, Cloud City Boba Fett, New York I Love Yoda, International Space Station Alien, or other rare Lego Minifigures, you may have something worth over 500 dollars!
Lego is once again offering a whole lot of exclusives at this years San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). There are at least 6 exclusives this time around. Last year you needed to stand in super long lines in order to purchase these, and most people who waited found out they were sold out. This year they are trying something a little bit different. Lego has set up a drawing/raffle system that winners will get to make their purchase at their leisure. Hopefully this system is an improvement. As usual, these are exclusive Lego sets so they will not be sold anywhere else. These have already started popping up on eBay at extremely high prices (here).
This year there will 3 sets, 2 minifigures, and 1 Bionicle exclusive. The 3 sets include DC Comics Super Heroes Action Comics #1 Superman, Marvel Super Heroes Throne of Ultron, and Lego Star Wars Dagobah Mini-build.
There are also 2 exclusive Minifigures this year. A Marvel Super Heroes All New Captain America (Sam Wilson), and DC Comics Super Heroes Arsenal.
Finally, there will be a transparent green Bionicle Mask exclusive too.
Lego has also set up a big giveaway. There will be a total of 46 exclusives given away over the weekend (July 9th 2015 — July 12th). In order to enter into the contest, you will need use Twitter to retweet a specific tweet each day. Rules and stuff can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/LEGO?sk=app_1107464609280941
For the 2015 Star Wars Celebration, held in Anaheim California, Lego created a whole series of Lego Star Wars posters. The posters are all recreations of famous Star Wars posters, except in Lego. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith are based on the theatrical release posters, while A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi are based on the Special Edition release. This collection makes for a great series by avoiding the teaser posters, and the original trilogy theatrical posters. A continuity is presented that just looks awesome. Maybe in the future Lego will revisit this idea and release more Lego Star Wars posters (the original Star Wars poster sure would be appreciated).
These Lego Star Wars posters were given out at the Star Wars Celebration, if you didn’t attend, there are many of these available online at various auction websites (eBay!).
It looks like Lego has released another new exclusive set. This time an employee exclusive version of the Lego Kladno Campus 2015 (4000018). Kladno is a city located in the Czech Republic and is home of a huge Lego factory known as the Kladno Campus. For the 15th anniversary of its opening Lego has created an architecture style set for the employees. Because, of the exlusivieness of this set, you can only find it on Ebay or other market place stores. So far going for about $150-200!
Interestingly, Lego recently released an exclusive set based on this factory, the Lego Kladno Campus 2012. It looks like the facility has grown a lot since then.
For this holiday season Lego has gifted some of their Employees an exclusive set. The Lego Hub: Birds (4002014) set features 487 pieces and is not averrable in stores. But, if you are lucky enough you may find a few of these listed for sale around the internet, but be prepared for high prices. This cute little set is in a new Lego Hub theme, which refers to employee offices (hubs) around the world. This may be a clue that more of these exclusive sets will be given away in the future. There is one bird per major Hub. There are five birds represented here, with what looks like a Sparrow, Stork, Swan, Robin, and an Eagle. If you have more information on the specific species of bird, please let us know.
Not only does Lego have some extremely rare exclusive minifigures at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year, but they are also offering two exclusive sets. A Lego Micro Scale Bag End set and a Lego Star Wars: Jek-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter set. Each set features one minifigure and about 100-130 pieces. Limited to a production run of 1,000 sets each, these exclusives will sell out quickly. These two sets are first come, first serve, so if you happen to be lucky enough to be at SDCC this year make sure to get their early. They will be on sale for 39.99.
These Lego exclusives don’t seem to be that amazing, with figures and builds that don’t seem too special. Although the Jek-14 minifigure is an exclusive figure. Which means the secondary market for Jek-14 is going to be insane.
San Diego Comic-Con is the ultimate comic book convention. This year it will be held from the 18th of July through the 21st. USA Today revealed these exclusive Lego minifigures just a few days ago. These four exclusive minifigs will be available only to Comic-Con attendees. This year Spider-Man and Spider-Woman from Marvel Comics will be available. While from DC Comics, Superman and Green Arrow will also have exclusives. These four figures will fit in perfectly with the Lego Super Heroes line.
If you can attend, make sure to pick these up. These usually run out pretty quickly. In previous years, the exclusive Lego minifigures have always become high priced collectors items.
This week Twitter was lighting up with messages and rumors about an upcoming Star Wars: Ewok Village set. It didn’t take long for Lego to confirm these rumors. With 1,990 pieces and a price tag of $249.99 this is a massive Ewok Village. The whole set comes with 16 minifigures. 7 of which are exclusive designs and only available in this village. The new set will be available for purchase from Lego Shop@Home in September.
The Ewok Village is built up around 4 trees and suspended in the canopy. There is so much brown and green that anyone making landscapes should be interested. Most Lego Star Wars sets are really cool starships and speeders, and it is rare to get a diorama or landscape based build. The set has been designed to replicate all of your favorite scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. From the capture of Luke, Han, Chewbacca and Leia to the false worship of C3PO. Lego has even included details to help replicate the celebration after the Death Star is destroyed, for instance a set of drums made of recycled Stormtrooper helmets.
Hopefully more of these massive set pieces are coming in the future.