Star Wars Posts

Help! Our Coffee Maker Looks Like Darth Vader!

Darth Vader probably likes his coffee black, right?

vadercoffee copy

We just noticed that our office coffee maker looks like Darth Vader when it’s open. So let’s have a contest… Use your Photoshop skills to make this photo even cooler, and post it in the comments on our Facebook page. Best image wins a $10 shopping credit on the hobbyDB website! Entires must be in by 11:59 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015! CONTEST IS OVER!

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.

Holy Barbie Dolls! 5 of the Biggest Collections in the World

We can probably agree that for every collector a sense of achievement is a powerful motivator. However, the way we find that feeling of success can vary. Perhaps it’s when you save up enough money to buy that super rare Pikachu Illustrator Card or when you finally complete your collection of Disney movies on VHS. Whatever it is that motivates you, one of the biggest honors a collector can achieve is recognition from Guinness World Records. These five collectors found their sense of achievement by breaking records for the biggest collections in the world. See what it takes to accomplish this feat!

5. Batman Memorabilia

Holy guacamole, Batman. Kevin Silva’s Batcave holds the world’s biggest collection of Batman memorabilia with over 2,501 items. After 45 years of collecting, Kevin was recognized by Guinness World Records on October 25, 2013.

winnie the pooh collection4. Winnie the Pooh Memorabilia

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood you’ll find the world’s biggest collection of Winnie the Pooh memorabilia. On October 18, 2015, Deb Hoffman was recognized by Guinness World Records for her collection which started with one tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff given to her by her parents & growing to 13,213 items.

pokemon collection3. Pokemon Memorabilia

Lisa Courtney had to catch ’em all and on the way caught a world record! On 14 October 14, 2010, Guinness World Records recognized Lisa’s collection of Pokemon memorabilia as the biggest with 14,410 different items from the UK, US, France and Japan.

barbie collection2. Barbie Doll Collection

Anything is possible, just ask Bettina Dorfmann. On 10 October 2011, she broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest collection of Barbie dolls with over 15,000 items.

star wars collection1. Star Wars Memorabilia

The force is strong with this one. Steve Sansweet is the owner of a Star Wars memorabilia collection with an estimate of 300,000 items. On 4 May 2015, Guinness World Records recognized his collection as the biggest of its kind in the world. Pretty impressive, this is, hmm? Yeessss.