LEGO Minifigures Series 18 – 40th Anniversary Edition

LEGO Minifigures Series 18 – 40th Anniversary Edition

LEGO Minifigures 40th Anniversary Edition – Series 18 – 17 to collect

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of LEGO Minifigures and in this special edition Minifigures Series LEGO have brought back one of the first ever Minifigures released 4 decades ago. This minifigure is a re-issue of the original LEGO policeman and is limited to one in every box of 60 making it a special collectors Minifigure. The other big change in this special 40th Anniversary Minifigures series is the Orange base-plate, a welcome change to the standard black LEGO Minifigure base-plates.

Some of the hairstyles from Minifigures through the ages and also a couple of other Minifigures we have managed to find in the latest LEGO 40th Anniversary Party Edition are to the right. Images Courtesy of a DK LEGO Publication and Robert A Williams (blog author)
At Silly Billy’s we feel that this series 18 40th Anniversary Edition from LEGO is really exciting and there are seventeen Minifigures to collect in total in what is colloquially named the 40th Anniversary LEGO Minifigure Party series (71021):

  • Birthday Party Boy
    The Birthday Party Boy is thrilled about getting to go to the 40th anniversary celebration!
  • 1978 Police Officer
    Here he is, the birthday boy! The Police Officer was one of the first modern LEGO® Minifigures ever!
  • Birthday Party Girl
    The Birthday Party Girl is brand-new so she wasn’t around when the first modern LEGO® Minifigure was made.
  • Cactus Girl
    Cactus Girl thought she was making an interesting and one-of-a-kind outfit for the party…
  • Cake Guy
    Everyone is surprised when Cake Guy jumps out, instead of a delicious, freshly-baked cake!
  • Cat Costume Girl
    The Cat Costume Girl just adores parties. She gets to climb on all of the furniture and make friends!
  • Cowboy Costume Guy
    The Cowboy Costume Guy is a total goofball, dressed up as a cowboy riding around on a horse!
  • Dragon Suit Guy
    The Dragon Suit Guy loves to make things hot and puts jalapeños or hot sauce on everything. EVERYTHING.
  • Elephant Costume Girl
    The Elephant Girl just loves elephants and has been waiting to dance in her costume at the big party!
  • Firework Guy
    Who likes countdowns? The Firework Guy likes countdowns!
  • Flowerpot Girl
    The Flowerpot Girl thinks that everybody should get to enjoy the colors and beauty of a garden party!
  • LEGO® Brick Suit Girl
    The LEGO® Brick Suit Girl is all about using her unlimited creativity to make whatever she wants!
  • LEGO® Brick Suit Guy
    The LEGO® Brick Suit Guy’s favorite thing to do is put together LEGO sets, one brick at a time!
  • Party Clown
    With his hat full of balloons and fun, the Party Clown is here to bring laughs and be the life of the party!
  • Race Car Guy
    The Race Car Guy likes to do everything fast and wants to be the first one to arrive at the party!
  • Spider Suit Boy
    The Spider Suit Boy isn’t really into parties, but he is totally into scaring people!
  • Unicorn Guy
    Swords! Wizards! Goblins! Glitter! The Unicorn Guy is here with an epic quest for everybody to enjoy…

For other news of exciting developments in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in March 2018 then please read this post

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Finally, You Can Make A Lego Person That Looks Like You

Finally, You Can Make A Lego Person That Looks Like You

Playtime simply got individual for Lego fans all over.

An online organisation called Funky 3D Faces is developing custom-made, 3D-printed Lego heads that appear like you, for $30 a head.

“ EveryBODY likes Lego– this is the chance to have their own head made into mini to fit on to their preferred Lego minifigures, ” the U.K.-based Etsy seller ’ s advertisement says.

funky3Dfaces/Etsy You, too, can fly an X-wing Starfighter from Star Wars. Or a minimum of the Lego variation of you can.

Just like normal Legos, the heads can be popped on and off of the plastic figurines ’ bodies. Consumers should send 2 pictures– one revealing the individual ’ s deal with and one revealing their profile– which are utilized to develop the head.

The mini-me faces are then built from a sandstone product, with a hole at the bottom for head-to-body accessory.

In January, purchasers who buy 2 heads can get one totally free, inning accordance with the seller.

But do not get a head of yourself: The bodies aren’t consisted of.

H/T Mashable

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/01/06/custom-lego-heads_n_8923982.html

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19 LEGO Jokes in Pictures

19 LEGO Jokes in Pictures

Brick by brick, I developed spaceships and homes and anything I might picture from the pail of LEGO in my grandparents’ basement. Now, I like the enormous structures and adult-oriented packages constructed of among my preferred youth toys. And if you were anything like me as a kid, you’ll like these LEGO jokes. The web is excellent, right?

1. “Today I discovered that raspberries make excellent LEGO Afros.” – @krisajenkins

2. “When you turn 100 and cannot have fun with LEGOs any longer.” – @drpepperhixon

Read More: 20 Parents Who Have The Best Sense Of Humor Ever

3. “Seen at my medical professional’s workplace.” – Bbypndabamboo

4. “This is how my boy was sleeping. He might be never-ceasing.” – dreadpirateciv

5. “My partner saved this man from our vacuum.” – kevlarbuns

6. “Are you all set? #legofirewalkwithme” – @BullMoose

7. “Congratulations, it’s a LEGO!” – jponic

8. “Five-year-old’s one-piece addition to my better half’s LEGO set.” – doctech

9. A business called Piwee really made LEGO-proof slippers to secure your feet!

10. “I informed my cousin he had LEGO male hair and he didn’t comprehend, so I needed to reveal him.” – srgtyorkie

11. “My roomie blew candle light wax all over the sink, so I benefited from the scenario.” – wackjeber

12. “My buddy informed his kids they needed to share the LEGO table, and this is the result.” – confidential

13. The comic Pictures In Boxes handles the concept of rain in LEGO Land.

14. “LEGO Leia had a couple of beverages at the workplace celebration.” – joecooool418

15. I Love Doodle checks out a LEGO brick’s wildest dreams.

17. Mentioning stepping on LEGO … they may be outlining versus us .

18. “LEGO male in a head pit.” – confidential

19. “Friend lost consciousness last night at our little celebration. We made up some discussion utilizing LEGO guys about a plot to dispose of his body.” – mrpaincakes

(through BoredPanda )

Read more: https://www.viralnova.com/lego-jokes/

This post is created by Robert A Williams, incorporating Advanced Article Spinning Technologies

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Exciting New LEGO Delivery Feb 2018

Exciting New LEGO Delivery Feb 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Danish Toy Maker’s: LEGO.

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop comes of age this year at twenty one years of age (in March in fact) and also LEGO, who have been a feature in our Independent Toy Shop for twenty years, also celebrate their own 60th Birthday.

Our LEGO stocks were looking quite low post the Christmas Sales period of 2017 and we have received this week our first LEGO delivery of 2018.
This is what we received in our delivery this week:

  • 10818 LEGO Duplo My First Truck £16.99
  • 10816 LEGO Duplo My First Cars and Trucks £14.99
  • 10832 LEGO Duplo Birthday Picnic £12.99
  • 10860 LEGO Duplo My First Race Car £4.99
  • 10749 LEGO Junior Friends Mia’s Organic Food Market £17.99
  • 10750 LEGO Juniors Road Repair Truck £9.99
  • 10754 LEGO Juniors Spider-Man vs. Scorpion Street Showdown £19.99
  • 10401 LEGO Classic Rainbow Fun £4.99
  • 10402 LEGO Classic Fun Future £9.99
  • 10713 LEGO Creator Creative Suitcase £17.99
  • 10714 Blue Baseplate £7.99
  • 31073 LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures £12.99
  • 31081 LEGO Creator Modular Skate House £34.99
  • 42084 LEGO Technic Hook Loader £9.99
  • 42071 LEGO Technic Dozer Compactor £14.99
  • 42072 LEGO Technic WHACK £17.99
  • 42073 LEGO Technic BASH £17.99
  • 41327 LEGO Friends Mia’s Bedroom £9.99
  • 41328 LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Bedroom £9.99
  • 60177 LEGO City Airshow Jet £9.99
  • 60170 LEGO City Off-road Chase £4.99
  • 60171  LEGO City Mountain Fugitives £9.99
  • 60181 LEGO City Forest Tractor £17.99
  • 60172 LEGO City Dirt Road Pursuit £24.99
  • 21138 LEGO Minecraft The Melon Farm £12.99
  • 21139 LEGO Minecraft The Nether Fight £12.99
  • 21140 LEGO Minecraft The Chicken Coop £19.99
  • 21141 LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave £19.99
  • 75193 LEGO Star Wars Millenium Fighter Microfighter £9.99
  • 75194 LEGO Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Microfighter £9.99
  • 75195 LEGO Star Wars Ski Speeder vs. First Order £16.99
  • 75196 LEGO Star Wars A-Wing Vs TIE Silencer £16.99
  • 75198 LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Battle Pack £12.99
So if you after any new LEGO or any other toys then please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in hebden Bridge, one of the best independent Toy Shops in the United Kingdom !

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Six Degrees of Separation and LEGO Star Wars

Six Degrees of Separation and LEGO Star Wars

Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The concept of six degrees of separation is often represented by a graph database, a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to store, map and query relationships.Real-world applications of the theory include power grid mapping and analysis, disease transmission mapping and analysis, computer circuitry design and search engine ranking.

The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called “Chains.” In the 1950s, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically. Although they were able to phrase the question mathematically (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3…k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their satisfaction.

Read the full article here

So what has this got to do with “LEGO Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi” I hear you ask?

Well, not much really. Only LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 is on nationwide release today, 15th December 2017 and it is also the blog author’s birthday. A few days ago we were contacted on our amazingly popular Facebook page by a chap who comes from the same town as the blog author, Chichester in West Sussex, and also went to the same school as the blog author! Quite incredible really. The chap who contacted us is a big LEGO Fan and he asked us to promote his very interesting LEGO blog in which he discusses various LEGO sets, here is the latest post on LEGO Star Wars 2018 Sets from his blog.

This little tale in turn falls into the six degrees of separation idea that was presented initially above, a cool connection ?

Don’t forget we still have some Amazing LEGO Star Wars Sets here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, though stocks are becoming low with the inevitable Christmas rush, only 9 days of Shopping left until Christmas 2017 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop !!

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A 13-year-old girl invented a bandage to help wounds heal faster

A 13-year-old girl invented a bandage to help wounds heal faster

Anushka Naiknaware might just be 13 years of ages, however she simply developed a plaster that might assist patients with persistent injuries recover much faster.

The eighth-grader from Portland, Oregon, developed a plaster that senses moisture in an injury dressing. “A great deal of individuals do not instantly relate wetness to injuries,” she described, “however the reality is that wetness is among the crucial identifying consider how quickly a persistent injury heals.”

Why does wetness matter? Well, numerous open injuries have to be kept damp to promote recovery; however if an injury is too damp, that can be an indication of infection. Put simply: Keeping the injury in a healthy wetness variety assists it recover much faster.

Naiknaware’s plaster permits a physician to keep track of the status of the injury (without needing to unwrap the dressing) and address concerns appropriately. The plaster is planned to be utilized on clients with persistent injuries, which prevail in senior clients and folks with diabetes and typically take 3 months or longer to recover.

Ravleen Kaur from the Beaverton Valley Times reported that the plaster might even have ramifications for the military, “assisting hurt soldiers in an affordable and quick way.”

Naiknaware’s creation won the Lego Education Builder Award at the 2016 Google Science Fair.

That’s a prestigious prize to Win. It’s a reward that includes $15,000, a journey to Denmark, and a 1 year mentorship with Lego to assist get the job into production.

.When Naiknaware was 3 or 4 years old and her moms and dads would take her to a regional science museum, #ppppp> The job all began. She enjoyed all the exhibitions there (especially chemistry) and for many years her interest in science progressed.

” There’s a natural development from one field to another,” she stated. “After you discover mathematics and chemistry, you can do biology, physics, computer technology, anything. It simply keeps structure and theres no genuine end to it.”

Naiknaware’s love of the science museum sustained an interest in nano particles (which she started looking into in 4th grade). Ultimately, this research study ended up being the structure of her submission to the Google Science Fair.

” I in fact produced an ink from nano particles and filled that into a regular inkjet cartridge,” Naiknaware discussed. “This permitted me to print out a conductive circuit.” After hooking that circuit as much as a little battery and passing a current through it, she might determine the resistance and get a reading of the wetness material.

The success of Naiknaware’s development is substantial. Throughout her procedure, she was no complete stranger to failure.

She had specific trouble improving the ink circuit. “How lots of times did my ink stop working? 40 times? 50 times? Several.” She likewise pointed out a couple of jammed up printers in the garage.

On top of that, Naiknaware experienced her reasonable share of frustration from grownups. “When I began doing things with nano particles,” she remembered, “a great deal of individuals moms and dads, judges informed me, ‘What you’re doing is difficult. It’s not going to work.'”

But she understood that her theory dealt with paper. She believed in her own concept and a couple of motivating coaches on her side including her 6th grade science instructor, Ms. Svenson.

After her experience with the plaster, Naiknaware’s recommendations to other enthusiastic kids thinking about science is easy: “Just because people say your idea won’t work, doesn’t mean you can’t prove them wrong..”

Read more: https://www.upworthy.com/a-13-year-old-girl-invented-a-bandage-to-help-wounds-heal-faster

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