Our friends over at Citizen Brick are hosting their annual “CB Day” event this Saturday, May 5th. The Citizen Brick team sells off its inventory of one-off, non-production pieces to whomever can get online and grab them the quickest. The first batch of new stuff goes online at 9:00 AM CST, with more pieces available every two hours until 3:00 PM CST. Protip: Submit each order as you find a cool item, and the CB team will consolidate all your orders at the end of the day.
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It’s been a few years since we’ve posted a LEGO holiday gift guide, so we’re a bit overdue for a refresh. While the LEGO builder in your life will always appreciate more brick to add to their infinitely expanding collection, thoughtful gift-givers might want to consider these other LEGO-related options, including many under $20.
Custom LEGO minifigs & custom building kits
We’re big fans of Citizen Brick, Brickmania, BrickArms, and Chris McVeigh here at TBB. Each of these companies and individuals creates unique, innovative LEGO-themed products that LEGO is unlikely to ever produce themselves but that fit seamlessly with our existing LEGO collections.
Case in point, LEGO will probably never make The X-Files or Breaking Bad minifigures, but our friends at Citizen Brick have produced “Eks Files” and “Lab Partners” minifigs that match the quality of official LEGO minifigs. With custom pad printing on nearly every element, CB minifigs generally run about $15 each.
Every few months, the zany geniuses at Citizen Brick come up with another way to wow the LEGO community with their custom creations. This Black Friday (well, actually Thursday after the turkey has been eaten) they want us to know that the truth is out there.
Starting at 6pm CST on Thursday, Citizen Brick will launch their “After Dinner” Black Friday sale with several new products including their new Eks Files minifigures. The figures are based off of a highly successful TV series following your favorite FBI agents as they investigate conspiracies, mysteries and the paranormal, and in this case, a humanoid parasitic sewer monster.
Citizen Brick uses genuine LEGO parts and pad printing, just how minifigures are printed at the LEGO factory. Citizen Brick is also dual molding custom LEGO-compatible parts as well, including the cigarette accessory available in the Eks Files four-pack.
Additionally, Citizen Brick is launching their Teenage Car Thieves three-pack, so if you want your LEGO creation of a car crashing through a window or of a rebellious teen leading a parade, then this pack is for you.
Finally, Citizen Brick is throwing in some holiday swag for as long as they have it available. For every purchase over $75, they are giving away their 2017 Xmas Tin, featuring a few custom made holiday-themed minifig parts and accessories, including two cute minifigure-sized Citizen Brick blister packages printed on 1×2 tiles. Supplies are limited and sell out fast, so don’t take a nap after that turkey dinner and set an alarm for 6pm CST so you can get shopping!
We here at TBB have been consistently impressed by the quality of Citizen Brick’s work over the years, and we are not afraid to recommend their custom work to the greater LEGO community. While you scour the internet for discounted bricks on Black Friday, consider spending some of your LEGO budget to help support this innovative small business as well.