Lego Posts

New to hobbyDB – Funko, Hot Wheels and an Optimus Prime (Megatron Version) from Hasbro

New to hobbyDB – Funko, Hot Wheels and an Optimus Prime (Megatron Version) from Hasbro

The final days of summer might be wrapping up, but we’re still plenty busy here at hobbyDB, with hundreds of new collectibles added to the database just this week! All of our favorite franchises, and then some, are represented from Funko and Hot Wheels, to FiGPiN, LEGO and Hard Rock Café Pins. See the latest […]

Celebrating National Lego Day, hobbyDB Style

Celebrating National Lego Day, hobbyDB Style

It’s National Lego Day and the crowd outside our office is already lined up for blocks!! < crickets chirping > Ahem. Anyway. We’re honoring the annual celebration of all things Lego today from MiniFigs to BrickHeadz and all the tiny pieces that connect them to the forever expanding Lego universe. For millions of people, Legos […]

The Toys of Summer: A Look at Some of the Season’s Best Collectibles

The Toys of Summer: A Look at Some of the Season’s Best Collectibles

Nobody on the road. Nobody on the beach. We feel it in the air. The summer’s out of reach. Don Henley’s words ring true as we enter the last weekend of the summer. Fortunately for us, the Toys of Summer aren’t gone. Before we shed the last of the season’s sun, we take a quick […]

We Built a List of the 14 Coolest Lego Car Kits Ever!

We Built a List of the 14 Coolest Lego Car Kits Ever!

The earliest Lego blocks did not lend themselves to building vehicles. In fact, wheels were kind of an afterthought at first. But as different size wheels and tires became available, all you needed to build an awesome car was some imagination and maybe a few special new bricks. There have been many automotive building sets […]

Nature Connects, Art With Lego Animals Returning to Denver Zoo

Nature Connects, Art With Lego Animals Returning to Denver Zoo

For the first time in five years, giant Lego animals will roam the Denver Zoo. They will be on exhibit From July 17-October 31, 2020 Denver Zoo is home to nearly 3,000 animals representing 450 species, including many that are vulnerable, threatened, endangered or even extinct in the wild. And soon, a few more awe-inspiring […]

A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

One comment we at hobbyDB hear a lot is “do you get to play with toys all day?” (The answer, sadly is no.) Another is “you must have the world’s largest collections of (Hot Wheels, Funko Pops, video games, etc.)” Also, no, but most of us do have a pretty good collection of something or […]

Christmas Presents of Past Become Toy Collection of Present

Christmas Presents of Past Become Toy Collection of Present

Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of memories of Christmas that have shaped me in ways no one would have ever guessed when I was a little kid. While Santa is to thank for much of that, I should probably also thank my parents who at least took lots of photos along the way. […]

The Evolution of Lego Minifigs, Brick by Brick

The Evolution of Lego Minifigs, Brick by Brick

Lego is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the the Minifigure this year, but the history of block-based humans goes back further than that. So let’s take a look at The Evolution of Lego Minifigs (and their blocks in general) over the last 50 or so years. The first Lego building sets were designed to build, well, […]

This Lego Bugatti is a Million Bricks (Not a Million Bucks)

This Lego Bugatti is a Million Bricks (Not a Million Bucks)

Lego has a facility in the Czech Republic where designers are responsible for their really large models that go on tour and on exhibit around the world.. Most of them are static, such as famous buildings from around the world. Then there’s the Lego Bugatti Chiron, a full-size, running, drivable car. And it’s built almost […]

What’s Your Damage? A Guide To Common Less-Than-Mint Conditions

What’s Your Damage? A Guide To Common Less-Than-Mint Conditions

Anytime you’re looking at buying a collectible online, you’re probably hoping to find mint condition, still in the package, never been looked at for more than 30 seconds perfection. Alas, such conditions don’t usually exist in the real world. So if something is “Near Mint” or below, that means something has to be not perfect, […]

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