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November 23, 2010 12:10 PM   Subscribe

What is the hot new Bionicle/Lego/Star Wars-y toy this year?

Last year I blindly stumbled into the most perfect holiday gift possible for my lego obsessed 9 year old cousins. It was some sort of Bionicle that had either just come out or, according to them, wasn't even supposed to be out yet. I would like to try for a repeat performance. What should I get them? I'm aiming to spend about $20 per kid.
posted by soy_renfield to Shopping (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Harry Potter Legos just came out a month or so ago.
posted by bluedaisy at 12:13 PM on November 23, 2010

The mystery minifigures are pretty good. Series 2 is the current one and features such marvels as an explorer in a pith helmet, the Wicked Witch of the West and a clich├ęd Mexican.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 12:19 PM on November 23, 2010

Best answer: Bionicle has stopped being made now I think, but the new, similar version of it is called Hero Factory.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:18 PM on November 23, 2010

fyi - if you want to get specific mystery minifigs, it's apparently pretty easy to figure out the character inside based on the packaging or barcode.

info link
posted by mattybonez at 1:18 PM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Big hit book with my Lego-obsessed 6-y.-o.: LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

What I nearly bought today: LEGO Brickmaster: Star Wars.

More Brickmaster suggestions.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:21 PM on November 23, 2010

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