Freitag, 17. Juni 2016

Lego Mighty Micros

The Mighty Micros superhero series has been out for quite a while but so far we didn't have the chance to post some pictures and out thoughts on the blog. Well, better late then never.

There are 6 sets, 3 DC and 3 Marvel, each with 2 minifigures, 1 superhero and 1 villain.
This means you can get quite a lot of superhero minifigs for a fairly reasonable price. Of course the faces are a bit funny compared to the real superhero minifigs but for some photographers they might offer great opportunities. The Mighty Micros also come with short legs but I think those could be easily replaced with regular ones.
Each superhero and each villain comes with an individual vehicle - some are really cool like Hulk's and other ones look a bit silly. (Yo, Cap, what are you doing in a sauce pan?)

Anyway, we think the Mighty Micros series is great, budget-friendly and fun. Michael especially likes that most symbols are printed, only few of them are stickers.

Sonntag, 6. März 2016


We received this new review copy of "MEGA TOLLE MINIFIGUREN" (English title = "I LOVE THAT MINIFIGURE") from the publisher Dorling Kindersley.

This book is very nice for new Lego Minifigures collectors because it gives you a good overview about all interesting Minifigures.
The book is up to date so you find lots of new Minifigures, but also the old ones are shown (for example the first "real" Minifigure, with arms and printed face).

The special giveaways which Lego hands out at fairs like ComicCon or for special VIP visiters of LEGO Idea House were very interesting for me because you hardly ever find detailed information about them.

In case that you know already everything about the Minifigures Series you will not find so much new information, but either way you get this exclusive zombie skater which is a very cool gift in this book.

This book is availabe in German and English (maybe also some other languages).
MEGA TOLLE MINIFIGUREN    ISBN German: 9783831030293
I LOVE THAT MINIFIGURE        ISBN English: 9781465436832

Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016

Visiting LEGO at the Toy Fair 2016 in Nuremberg - Spielwarenmesse

Two days ago I vistited the Toy Fair (Spielwarenmesse) in Nuremberg, Germany, the biggest toy fair in the world.

Of course I vistited LEGO as well and Carolin Lambert from LEGO press showed me their entire fair stand.

Sorry I could not take photos of all the new products because I had some problems with my camera - and it was strictly forbidden to take pictures of some products).

Let me start with the biggest suprise: We will get this year up to four (4!!!!) Minifigures series, the first one is already released (series 15) and series 16 will come in October.

But we will have two more series in 2016: The first one will be the Minifigures series together with the DFB team (German national soccer team). This series will come in May and it will be only available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The second suprise is a series together with a (secret) licencee. This set will have 18 Minifigures and will come in June (worldwide).

In July we will also get a lot of Minifigures, but this is a normal set (60134) for about €/$40.
In this set we will have a lot of new clothes, and some new parts, for example a wheelchair and a baby stroller. And obviously 15 Minifigures, one of them a baby.

All superhero fans will be waiting for the Microfighters which arrive in March: This set will have some rare Minifigures, for example Hulk or Catwoman. This Minifigures will have short legs and a bit more juvenile faces.

DC Comics and MARVEL will both have three sets, which include two small microfighters for about €/$10.

For all fans of #wheresyawienerwednesday: We will get a new fantastic set from the LEGO Friends collection (41129 - price and release unknown).

And for all fans of the architecture series: two new sets: the Capitol ( 21030 Washington, USA) and the Buckingham Palace (21029 London, Great Britain). (release date and price unknown)

So far from me now. Yes, I know there is lots more which will come to us in the next year... If you have a question, please leave a comment, I will try to answer it as soon as possible.

Montag, 18. Januar 2016

Wait, that's a spaceship?

The TARDIS caused some confusion amongst experienced spacecraft pilots - but one of them just loves any kind of spaceship!

Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015

Illuminated display for Lego minifigs and bricks

We're been wanting to show you our latest addition to the multitude of Lego displays we keep finding - the Synas LED light box from Ikea.

It's so cool to display small items - such as Lego and you don't even need to customize anything because it already comes with the lighting included.

Originally I wanted to use it for the The Big Bang Theory set but the baseplate is a tiny bit too wide, so Michael decided to use it for his Back To The Future and Ghostbusters sets. Doc Brown approves.

If you want to get this display at your local Swedish furniture store, search the children's section. ;)

Freitag, 4. September 2015


There is a (fairly) new hashtag in town - #womenintoyphotography.

It was started by Shelly in order to help women in toy photography find each other - not that we mind hanging with them boys but it's nice being able to find other women since we're by far the minority.
While being part of a female minority is nothing to worry about in this supportive and friendly community there are still some things that have bothered me in my life as an AFOL - and even though it has not necessarily anything to do with the Toy Photography Community, I want to write about it briefly.
Some experiences, which I have had not only with Lego but also with other things that are generally considered to be geeky, really make me wish to connect with other women in toy photography and I'm glad this new hashtag might help me.

married. with bricks. is a blog (and an Instagram account) about Michael's (uberhusband) and my life with Lego bricks. We made this quite obvious, I believe. In fact, most of the time it is me who posts to our Instagram because Michael posts Lego pictures on his own account most of the time whereas I don't post Lego on my private / lifestyleblogger Instagram.

So I can tell you, I really am into Lego and into toy photography.
However people usually just assume that it is Michael who actually likes Lego and I'm the one who has to deal with it and that I gave in at some point and agreed to support him.
I don't know why but I get pitied a lot for all the Lego in my life because people assume that it is all Michael's and that it must bother me. When I tell them, it's in fact my Lego, too, they act surprised and I often get smiled at - by the same people who are rather supportive and interested when Michael talks about his Lego. Sometimes it seems that in their head, Lego is still for boys (who became men eventually) and not for girls (who became women). But it is me who announced to tie myself to the helicarrier set the next time I'm in a Lego store.

Sonntag, 23. August 2015


I like recreating sets from TV shows with Lego - I built Luke's diner from Gilmore Girls and I fell in love with the Lego Ideas Big Bang Theory set. My latest addition is the living room from Marshall and Ted's apartment in How I met your mother.
Which TV show would you like to see a brick version of?

It is not 100% precise because I had to use whatever bricks I had but I like it. Of course I built custom minifigs as well - let's have a closer look at everyone.

Have you met Ted? He's widely known for stealing yellow umbrellas. 

Robin is a news anchor and keeps journalistic standards high no matter what.

Marshall plays baskiceball and is obsessed with the paranormal.

This is Lily. She's a painter but most of her fans are dogs.

This is Barney. He is the author of the Playbook and nothing suits him like a suit.