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It looks like the recently released #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper is getting lots of love from the LEGO fan community. This set is more suitable for older teens and adults, as it is not so much a play-set, but meant for display – however that doesn’t mean that adults don’t play with them. :)

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In fact as far as adult-oriented sets are concerned, the LEGO MINI Cooper is full of play-features; like the opening doors, hood and trunk, and that picnic-basket and blanket are just darling. You just want to play around with this thing! And while some people are content to display or play with the original set as it was designed, other LEGO fans are getting inspired to modify the LEGO MINI Cooper.

#10242 LEGO MINI Cooper Details

I have shown you a convertible version of the LEGO MINI Cooper in a previous article, which is super nice (see here), and today I would like to introduce you to a completely different kind of modification – a fusion between two great classics; the MINI Cooper and LEGO Classic Space. :P

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space

The LEGO Classic Space MINI Cooper was created by Massimiliano Valentini, who is obviously a LEGO Classic Space fan if you look at his flickr gallery. His version of the LEGO MINI Cooper is basically a recolor of the original set, but it does have a different windscreen (due to the fact that the one on the original LEGO MINI is not available in trans-yellow).

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space Version

There are also some really fun modifications like the LEGO Classic Space-style dashboard, the bumblebee-stripes on the seats and the red hubcaps – all so much part of the iconic LEGO Classic Space look.

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space Inside

And how about those powerful audio-speakers (that would make Batman from The LEGO Movie very happy), the very LEGO Classic Space-y engine under the hood at the front, and those giant thrusters in the trunk at the back? Awesome, aren’t they? I guess the lovely picnic-basket had to go… we are talking about a serious space-vehicle here that means business! :roll:

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As you can see there is so much fun to be had with the #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper! The set itself is great, and you can also take it to new level with your own modifications. If you are interested in this set, it is currently available at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator MINI Cooper? Do you have the set already? Or is it on your wish-list? And how do you like the LEGO Classic Space version? What other styles would you like to see or considering building? (I think I would like a red one!) Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! ;)

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The first wave of LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters released at the beginning of the year are proving to be quite popular. With six cute little sets, the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters series is a nice way of colleting LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures if you are limited in cash or display-space, plus they are great to play around with. And now there are rumors that more are coming in 2015! :)

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters

The first time LEGO experimented with a collectible series of small LEGO Star Wars sets was with LEGO Star Wars Planets (see: 2013 LEGO Star Wars Planets Series 3 & 4). Each set contained a printed globe piece, representing a planet, with a micro-size Star Wars ship and a minifigure. The globe could be opened to store everything inside, and it could also be hung up like an ornament. LEGO Star Wars Planets had three sets with a total of four series released, before the line was discontinued and replaced with the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters.

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Although I liked the LEGO Star Wars Planets series, I think the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters are even better. The fact that the ships are small, but can still fit a minifigure makes the playability of the sets so much more fun. Don’t we all love to zoom around with small spaceships and make whooshing sounds? Adults, raise your paws too – we know you are doing it when no-one is looking! :roll:

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The first wave of LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters includes six sets: the #75028 LEGO SW Clone Turbo Tank, the #75029 LEGO SW AAT, the #75030 LEGO SW Millennium Falcon (this is my favorite), the #75031 LEGO SW TIE Interceptor, the #75032 LEGO SW X-wing Fighter (my second favorite), and the #75033 LEGO SW Star Destroyer. All of these are currently available at the Online LEGO Shop.

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As we get closer to the end of the year, rumors of 2015 LEGO sets are already surfacing. This includes the 2015 LEGO Star Wars sets, and amongst them a second wave of LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters with six more sets: the #75072 LEGO SW ARC-170 Starfighter, the #75073 LEGO SW Vulture Droid, the #75074 LEGO SW Snowspeeder (I’m really looking forward to this one), the #75075 LEGO SW AT-AT, the #75056 LEGO SW Republic Gunship, and the #75077 LEGO SW Homing Spider Droid. There are no pictures yet, but I’m sure we will get some before the end of the year.

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Now that we know that there is going to be a second (and possibly more) waves of the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters, it is a good time to complete your series of the first wave (if you don’t have them already). My experience is that as soon as it becomes known that a series continues, people immediately want to go back and get all the sets from the very beginning, which of course wipes off any remaining stock from store-shelves, and raises prices on the secondary market. We have seen this both with small sets like the LEGO Mixels (where the first wave quickly sold out) and the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (Series 1 is still demanding the highest resale prices), and also very large sets like the LEGO Modular Buildings. I’m not even going to talk about how insane the prices are on the first couple those LEGO Modular sets… anyhow, here is a funny commercial about the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters. Enjoy! :P

So if you have any interest in the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters, I would suggest you pick them up before it becomes widely known that there will be future series, or at least get the ones that you really like. They should still be available at LEGO retailers, official LEGO stores, and they are definitely listed (for now) at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? Do you collect the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters? Are you excited that there is going to be a second wave of sets? Are you planning to get them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! ;)

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