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LEGO is for Boys and Girls


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I was pretty young when I received my first LEGO set. There was no such thing as minifigs back then, unfortunately. Even though I’m an adult now, I still love to collect LEGO kits – and more specifically, minifigs. While visiting the LEGO store not long ago, I found a set a minifigs I didn’t already own. Each of the persons in this set just happens to be a female! LEGO bricks and figurines are not just for boys, y’all.

I even picked up a set of female minifig magnets. You can remove the magnet from the back fairly easily and line these up with the rest of your collection. I don’t know, though – these would probably look cool stuck on my filing cabinet here in my office.

It amuses me when someone cracks on me for being a grownup who happens to enjoy building things with LEGO bricks. Do I make fun of your hobbies? Is there nothing that you collect which may cause others to raise an eyebrow? Those comic books… it doesn’t matter if they’re worth money. They’re still comics! The bubble-gum trading cards… dude. Seriously? What about your baseball cards? I don’t care if Joe Di-whats-his-face signed it or not. It’s a CARD. How is that any better or different than what I choose to collect?

Usually our adult collections and hobbies reflect on our childhood in some way, whether it harks back to the way we were raised, or the things we took solace in. The same things that helped play a role in shaping the adults we would become also play a role in the things which interest us.

Are you a female LEGO fan? Which minifig sets am I missing? Send me an email and let me know!

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Ponzi's Garbage Pail Kids

Ponzi’s going to be a Garbage Pail Kid!!! Yes, you all know my fascination with Garbage Pail Kids (even though I’m still mising Bonus Card B5, COLE Gate). A few weeks ago, I emailed Luis Diaz with a small request: that he create a GPK incorporating Ponzi’s two names (well, “Ponzi” is just her nickname – with Latthanapon being her birth name). You see, as I was going through ANS5, she lamented that they never have any GPKs with her name on them. I thought: “Let me see if I can commission an artist to surprise her.” Sure enough, Luis will create a GPK just for you (different options at different prices). He whipped up this sketch:

Pencil Sketch - Ponzi GPK - Garbage Pail Kid - Piercing PONZI and Lust-Upon LATTHANAPON

This will be made into two separate cards: Piercing PONZI and Lust-Upon LATTHANAPON. And today, did a series of watercolors for us to choose from (yes, I couldn’t hold the surprise back when the original pencil GPK sketch came in). We picked the upper far right and the lower far left – which will be arriving in traditional Garbage Pail Kids sticker dimensions soon enough. This is just too cool:

Final Watercolor Copy - Ponzi GPK - Garbage Pail Kid - Piercing PONZI and Lust-Upon LATTHANAPON

These cards will be priceless! I may ask him to go back and render a full-color version of one of ’em to make it look like a genuine GPK. Maybe I’ll just commission another one? What about… WINER Diner, Noble SCOBLE, KEVIN Rosey, Scary ARRINGTON, RUBEL Yell, Tin CANTER, PIRILLO Armadillo, Messy MESSINA, or PONZI Screams? Those would be perfect giveaways at Gnomedex.