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The Catalog of Catalogs

Remember opening that box of Lego blocks and finding the instructions and maybe another booklet… a catalog of other Lego sets that were available? It was hard to decide: Play with those bricks right now or tear through that book and see what set you wanted to get next!

catalogsToy catalogs are a hot accessory to go along with your favorite collectibles. Several vintage and international Lego catalogs have been added to hobbyDB lately, but they’re not the only ones. Hot Wheels, Hubley, Schuco, and Matchbox are just a few catalogs on the site.

And auction catalogs, such as Christie’s, are a fun to see some really high-end collectibles.

You can easily spend hours digging through our catalog of catalogs as well.

Colorado and Wyoming Lego Enthusiasts Meet at hobbyDB

About 25 members Lego enthusiasts gathered with their models.

About 25 members Lego enthusiasts gathered with their models.

The hobbyDB office was the scene for a meeting of COWLUG (Colorado and Wyoming Lego Users Group) on May 18. About 20 members brought their latest creations to share and show off.

There were several amazing custom spaceships, one of them inspired by the shape of a jellyfish. A rather nicely detailed fighter jet proved to be deceptively amazing as it could transform into a robot without being taken apart. Several custom steam locomotives were on track as well including one disguised as a large pirate ship.

And just in case anyone needed extra entertainment, someone even brought a drive-in theater with “The Lego Movie” playing on a concealed iPad.

Many of these models and tons of others from club members will be on display at the Denver Comic Con from May 22-24.

Is it a fighter jet...

Is it a fighter jet…

...or a robot?

…or a robot?

What's playing tonight? "The Lego Movie," of course!

What’s playing tonight? “The Lego Movie,” of course!

Lego Indy car with working engine, transmission, steering and suspension.

The “Brickyard Special”Indy car with working engine, transmission, steering and suspension.

Batman meets Star Wars.

Batman meets Star Wars.

Spaceship inspired by Purlpe Jellyfish.

Spaceship inspired by Purple Jellyfish.

If you like to join one of COWLUG’s regular meetings just go cowlug.eventbrite.com.

10 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Lego

Lego was founded in 1932 and continues to inspire play and creativity for all generations. Here are ten crazy things you never knew about Lego.

lego logo1. The Lego name was derived from the Danish phrase “Leg godt,” meaning “play well.”

solid gold lego2. One of the most expensive lego bricks is valued at $14,500. From 1979-1981, Lego used to give a 14k solid gold lego brick to employees that had 25 years of employment.

lego serious play3. One of the most expensive Lego sets ever for sale at the Lego Shop was priced at $754.99, the Lego Serious Play Connections Kit.

gold lego c3po4. One of the most expensive Lego Minifigures is valued for $10,000-$15,000. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, Lego had a contest and only 5 winners received a 14K Gold C-3PO Minifigure making them the rarest Minifigs ever.

largest lego collection5. The Guinness World Record for most completed Lego sets in a private collection is 1,091 Lego sets. Kyle Ugone, a marine, from Yuma, Arizona, USA holds the record as of July 23, 2011.

lego millennium falcon6. One of the most expensive Lego sets is valued at $2,000. The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon went from retail price at $899 in 2017 and is worth much more sealed in the box.

lego minifigs7. There are over 4 billion Lego Minifigures around the world. Twelve minifigures are produced every second.

Avohkii Mask lego8. One of the most expensive Lego Pieces ever sold was $15,000. Andre Hurley paid $15,000 for a Platinum Avohkii Mask of Light from the discontinued Lego Bionicle line.

lego milan tower9. The world record for the tallest Lego tower is 115 feet. In Milan, Italy it took 580,000 bricks, five days, and help from thousands of children to create the world’s tallest Lego tower.

lego house10. It took 3.3 million Lego bricks to build a life-size house. In 2009, James May built this house with a working toilet, shower, and bed.

Lego Meeting at our office

We had another meeting of COWLUG, the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group at our office and like always it was real fun!

Lego Meeting

To see more images go to the COWLUG site.

Hosting the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group

We plan to become a hub for all kind of collectors and Lego is as good as segment as any to start (plus my son loves the stuff).  So we are now hosting the regular COWLUG meetings here at our office!

Big Lego Robot

 

More on this event and COWLUG on their website.