Saturday, November 29, 2014

More new figures, and some old figures re-vamped.

Ok, folks, we've been busy little Brick Warriors...

Left to right: Del Tan (3rd Level,) RobHuud (3rd Level,) Tellerian (Epic Level,) and Nimbar (Epic Level.)

Close-up of Del Tan and RobHuud. These are final versions, unless their
equipment changes drastically.

The Brothers of War and Justice. Hawke has hair now! The only thing that
could change now is if I find a black wig for him. (His hair is actually Raven Black
in color. But all I have so far is dark brown hair.)

Tellerian is now taller, thanks to an extra block above the leg piece. He is 7'4" in
D&D, so I needed to find a way to make him stand tall.

Close-up of RobHuud, the Fighter / Mage.

Close-up of Del Tan Rah, Cleric of Pelor. His tunic is fancier now.

I gave Nimbar a new, shorter staff, to make him easier to handle.

Check it out: a tray FULL of City Guardsmen!

Here's the first group of four.

Here's the second group.

There's been some new guys hanging out at the local dojo.

Nimbar and his friend, Ellis Kvar, an Epic Level Druid. Both sporting
nifty new spell scrolls.

Mildanka has had a recent upgrade; now she looks like a
proper Elven Archer.

There have been reports of a well-armed Ettin raiding the local villages.

There have also been reports of pirate activity!

Well, that's all for now, folks. Our collection continues to grow, and next time, we hope to have a display case for the figures. Until then, Tally Ho!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lego Hobbit Set 79004

Ok, so I found the Barrel Escape (No. 79004) Hobbit Lego Set on clearance at Toys R Us, so I snapped it up, along with 8 packs of minifigures (the kind where you don't know what you're getting.)
As it turns out, 5 of the 8 figures were usable as D&D figures, and we got some duplicates as well. The pictures below say it all.

This was on clearance.

Here is the set, assembled and on the bookshelf for display.
Sorry about the bad lighting / flash photography.

The minifigures: Oin & Gloin, Bilbo, and two Elf Guards.

The new minifigs: a female Centurion, two Mongol Hordesmen, and two
Swashbucklers. (That's the duplication I told you about.)

The Centurion.

The Swashbuckler.

The Mongol Hordesman.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Birthday Party [Lego Style!]

Ok, so my son, my daughter, and I attended a themed birthday party for a friend of theirs who was turning 10. The theme was centered around The Hobbit, specifically, the movies by Peter Jackson. I took pictures, of course, because D&D is largely based on the works of Tolkien, and Lego Hobbits go hand-in-hand with the idea behind this blog. This was a very well-executed party theme, and I am happy to report that the cake was delicious; the terrain was green-frosted Rice Krispies treats, and the houses were different flavored cake. The doors were made of cookies. Ok, on to the pictures!
When we first walked in, we spied the Dragon Hoarde!

These Dwarves look ready to FIGHT for the rights to this
treasure trove of candy!

There's Bilbo (invisible, of course) on top of the candy pile!

"I smell you, thief!" Smaug roars.

Going back to the beginning of the film, we see Bilbo about to go inside
for Elevensies.

Overview of The Shire Cake.

Yay! Gandalf remembered to bring the fireworks!

The Dwarves are STUCK in the cotton candy webbing!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Brickwarriors Accessory Purchase! (Original Figures UPGRADED!)

Ok, so here's the latest post; I finally got my Brick Warriors accessory order, and I gotta' say, I was extremely pleased! And I still have enough parts to equip an army of baddies, as soon as my spare legs and torsos from Pick-A-Brick arrive.

Ok, on to the photos!

The Upgraded Grey Cloak Council:
(From Left to Right:) Del Tan Rah, Osprey, and Jonwaine.

Del Tan now has a proper shield, thanks to Brick Warriors!

I love Osprey's new armor and greatsword!
Courtesy of Brick Warriors.

Jonwaine actually has a real hammer and hand sickle now!
Thanks Brick Warriors!

Tellerian is sporting his new Plague Doctor Cloak and Viking Longswords!
Again, thanks go to Brick Warriors!

Father and Son: Redux!

Remember my son's Cambion Samurai Wizard? He looks a bit more fierce
these days in his new Brick Warrior duds!

My son's mismatched Dwarf isn't so mismatched anymore! (Well, except for his shirt, but I will
soon have that problem solved.) Again, Brick Warrior accessories saved the day!

The Retired Samurai Villager got a new upgrade, but not from Brick Warriors.
I just gave him 2 Katanas instead of one.

The City Guardsman got a new Brick Warrior shield.

The Skeleton Guard got one of Tellerian's old swords, plus a Brick Warrior
Greek Hoplite shield.

Introducing Lord Nimbar, an epic character, and Tellerian's best friend.
In my campaign, he's the equivalent to Gandalf. All accessories courtesy of Brick Warriors!

Together, Tellerian and Nimbar make up the adventuring duo known as
"The Brothers of War & Justice."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Last of the Figures Made From Our Existing Stockpile

Ok, so here's the latest post. A few notes: I'm not doing the hashtags anymore; it's too much minutia to keep up with. Also: Just as I was finishing principal photography, my son came up with a last-minute creation that he wanted to add, so he got tacked on at the end, and does not appear in the initial group photo.
By the way, I have seen (on other blogs) complaints about how much Lego minifigures cost. Well, I don't know what your rationale is, but in my experience, most metal miniatures of good quality cost either three or four dollars apiece, un-painted. Most people (such as myself) don't have the time to the paint them; most figurine painters charge between 10 and 20 dollars per figure to paint them. I once got lucky, and got 10 figures painted for seven dollars each, but that's because I got a discount for bringing so many figures at one time.
That means that those ten figures cost between 10 and 11 dollars each. Let's go low, and say ten each. That's a hundred bucks for 10 figures. I ordered ten Lego men (with mix and match torsos, heads, legs, etc.) from Pick-A-Brick for about half that. Add to that the fact that Legos are built to withstand torture from the average 6-year old, compared to metal miniatures that bend and break from breathing on them too hard, and you come to an inevitable conclusion: Legos rule, dudez. I'm sticking with them.
Ok, enough jibber-jabber! On to the photos!

The Newest Batch of Figures.

Mildanka Firebird, Legendary Elven Archer (Epic Character.)

Clarissa The Dark Witch, Wielder of the Wand of Orcus!
(Epic Level NPC)

The Skeleton King (Epic Level NPC.)

Cambion Samurai Wizard (Epic Level NPC)
My son came up with this one! Cool, huh?

Dwarven Explorer With Dragon Armor, Golden Hammer, and
Titanic Chain Mace! This was my son's "last minute" creation I told you about.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Testing The Figures On The Tac Map

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The party finds the entrance to the Lich Lord's throne room.

I'll guard the rear, you keep watch down that hallway!

The Lich Lord and the Lich King have visitors...

The battle begins!

The Lich King's guards arrive.

"Where are you two going in such a hurry?" Osprey questions.

Meanwhile, the entrance remains clear... for the moment.

Overview of the action, and a good look at my new, medium-sized Tac Map.