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See where LEGO minifigure Mr. Gold is found!

by admin on May 5, 2013

in LEGO Minifigures

The map to track the LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 10 Mr. Gold is now up and running on LEGO’s website. As you know, only 5000 fully gold-chromed Mr. Gold minifigures have been released. Each of them are individually numbered, and those lucky people who find them can enter the unique code found in Mr. Gold’s packet on LEGO’s website (see map here).

LEGO Minifigure Series Mr. Gold

As of this writing out of the 5000 LEGO Mr. Gold minifigures 66 have been found (according to the map – I’m sure a lot of people don’t even report them). One of those is our own contributor William, who just told me he has found one after going through several full boxes. William is wickedly fast and accurate at identifying each minifigure due to being legally blind, which makes his other senses much more developed – clearly giving him an advantage. (See William’s article: Guide to Feeling LEGO Minifigs Series 10) Congratulations, William!

LEGO Mr. Gold Map

If you would like to try your luck finding your own LEGO Mr. Gold minifigure they are now officially released and should be available at all LEGO stores, Toys’R’Us stores, Target, Wal-Mart, and wherever else the Collectible Minifigure Series are regularly carried.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 10 is also available at the Online LEGO Shop. The disadvantage of buying online is that you can’t feel the bags, however there is also a significant advantage; it is unlikely that employees and other people who are out hunting for Mr. Gold have gone through the bags already, leaving you with a lot more chance of finding one. 😎

Buy LEGO Minifigures Series 10

And of course besides the elusive Mr. Gold, this series is full of wonderful minifigures. So even if you don’t find Mr. Gold you can still collect a full series of these awesome minifigs, or just get the ones you like the most.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 10

Happy huntin’! And if you find the LEGO Mr. Gold minifigure let us know so that we can all celebrate your great fortune! 😉

And you might also like to check out the LEGO Minifigures section for more news, reviews and discussions, or choose from the following posts:

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the brick guy May 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

i picked one up the other day.did i feel a lightsaber handle and a long stick? was it mr gold?

no it was the tomahawk warrior. i wanted him anyway so im still happy. my sister has picked me up ¨medusa,paintballer and the roman officer¨ for a discount as she works at a newsagent 🙂
i will (hopefully) find you mr gold!!!!! even if i have to go around the uk, travel to europe and america as well as buy a lambo for a tenner.I WILL FIND YOU?!?!?

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the brick guy May 5, 2013 at 11:11 AM

damn i meant the brick guy as my name sorry 🙂 im in a rush

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the brick guy May 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM

NOOOOOOOOO wrong name
sorry i meant the brick guy wheres my brain today

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admin May 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Fixed it for ya. 😉

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the brick guy May 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

thanks 🙂
i got black zero escape yesterday and the armour is even more epic in person.

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admin May 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Yeah, I can’t wait to get some! I’m thinking of building a whole army of badguys with those! 😀

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nicster2000 May 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I felt through 2 boxes yesterday at my local TRU,but I was much too anxious to even bother remembering Mr Gold’s contents until the Tomahawk warrior fooled me!!!!!

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NRGkai May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

one is being sold on ebay and the biding is at $779.00

i want to get and sell one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lego trooper 91 May 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

thats a lot of money for plastic 😉

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Chris of Yoda Archives May 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Congratulations William.

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Meneldur son of Garamar May 5, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Boy, I’ll have to get him! It’d be cool if he was made of real gold though.

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Legoman640 May 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

No minifigure series where I live. 🙁

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ntk743 May 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I know! Same where I live! 🙁

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Andy at www.smallplasticbricks.com May 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I went to 2 Toys R Us stores and 12 (yes, 12!) Target stores! I’ve felt hundreds if bags with accuracy, and no Mr. Gold! I’ve never paid attention…how long are the minifigs in stores? I’m thinking a lot of them are sitting in warehouses somewhere. We have almost no chance of finding Mr. Gold, and can’t afford one for $500+ on eBay! Mad that Lego did this. What do you think?

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Meneldur son of Garamar May 5, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I think they just want you to buy their products and they found a new way to get you to. If people really want Mr. Gold, then they would most likely a lot of minifigures until they found him (if they did at all).

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admin May 6, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Andy, yeah, a lot of people are mad about Mr. Gold. Except those who find one. I think it is up to us to decide our attitude about this shiny little guy. It could actually be a fun little adventure to locate one… or two… yes, I have heard from someone who found two! :mrgreen:

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Ike May 7, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Mr. Gold is much too rare, but I am (sort of) a rare parts collecter, and not so mad at LEGO about it. It is better than no Mr. Gold at all!
(Admin, do you know of a place where I can find how rare my LEGOs are?)

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e-trillion May 9, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Im not mad that Lego did this, I actually like the idea of a limited minifigure. As a business they could have made a lot more money by not putting it in a cheap plastic wrap. Instead of Lego making money, now the diehards that sit in a store for hours feeling packets around are. It takes away from the “random” from Mr Gold. He’s not random anymore, but rather found from having more time than others, a good feeler, and an employee sitting in a TRU warehouse.

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admin May 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Yep, that’s definitely happening. 😐

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tjyeldon1 May 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Felt through a whole case of series 10 cmfs at my local tru no mr.gold.WARNING IT IS VERY HARD TO DISTINGUISH THE INDIANS TOMHAWK FROM MR.GOLD STAFFS.The only difference between the two is the indian has some space that is gritty on his staff and the tomahawk blade is almost invisible in the bag..

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admin May 6, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Yes, it seems like a lot of people mix up the two: the Indian and Mr. Gold. It is a good idea to also try to find the top-hat. 😉

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Brandon P May 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Found one today! After sifting through a couple hundred packs at the Lego store in Raleigh, NC last night (literally shutting the place down) my girlfriend and I came away with 3 librarians, 3 tomahawk warriors and four of some of the other popular ones. The piles had clearly been picked through pretty heavily by Feelers already so there were mostly just the heavily produced figs left. So wanting to get a sea captain and a trend setter for our kids we went back right when they opened today (we clearly have too much time on our hands) and an employee remembered us from last night and kindly said that we should pull packets from the back of the display as she filled with a couple new cases before opening today. Jackpot. We found all 10 in the series pretty easily. Most of them are pretty easy to identify, especially with the awesome guide posted on here! Thanks so much! And we finally were about to leave happy with our scores when my girlfriend couldn’t figure out what the one she was feeling was. She asked me to check and pretty quickly I found the top hat. We were giddy. Jumped up from the piles on the floor and paid for it and opened it up to confirm. Never have I been more excited about a $3 piece of plastic. And while he looks so very cool, that allure of those eBay prices were calling us. So sadly he will part ways with us in roughly three days to someone who will pay way too much for a little piece of plastic. But his memory will live on in our hearts forever!

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the brick guy May 6, 2013 at 4:07 AM

congrats
you are one lucky person unlike me! 🙂 i might have to do what you did and attack them first.
pity there isnt a lego store near me the closest is London. sigh. (i live on the south coast of the uk)

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admin May 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Brandon, AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks for sharing your story! Just reading it got me share your excitement. William just told me he sold his for $725 on eBay, so yeah go for it! Make sure you have the package tracked and insured to avoid any problems. Those extra couple of $$$s are worth your peace of mind. You can buy so many more awesome LEGO sets (or something else) for that much money, so yeah, Mr. Gold is exactly what he is advertised to be! :mrgreen:

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ntk743 May 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

If I found him I wouldn’t sell him since I’m a HUGE LEGO fan.

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Legoman640 May 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

No CMF’s over here. 🙁 Not even a lego store.

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Ike May 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I’d like to think that I wouldn’t sell him, but the allure of Orthanac might break me down. Brandon, the chance of finding one of those is 0.00000000125% YOU ARE LUCKY!!

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Brandon P May 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I will also point out that the Lego employees are now expressly prohibited from being Feelers. Which is good for those trying to chase Mr. Gold. But bad for my sore finger tips! I’m sure there will be plenty of employees that do it anyway. But seemingly our store was good and honest so far.

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for more information May 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

How do you feel for Mr. Gold? Seems like the only feature that I could possibly identify by feeling is the top hat. Is this right or am I missing something here?

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Legoman640 May 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You could feel for the diamond. 😉

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pythor953 May 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I think the thought of buying a minifigure for £2 and then being able to sell it for over £100 is amazing. Whenever I see a series 10 minifigure I have to buy one, because mr gold is worth so much 🙂

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ntk743 May 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I do I do a direct link like you do on you Latest News page?

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admin May 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Would you please clarify that question? Which direct link are you talking about?

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Ntk743 May 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

You know when you click on latest news and it brings you to the home page? How do you do that? I’m trying to do it on my new blog. 🙂

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admin May 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Oh, I see! I actually just renamed the HOME tab to LATEST NEWS. That was all. 😉

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admin May 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Also, would you please not copy our pictures? I checked out your site briefly and so many of the pictures are from here, including the sidebar tabs. I have made those myself working for hours just to get them right. It is very discouraging when someone just copy and paste them. You are one of our contributors here and I’m always happy to help with your website design, answer your questions, etc., but please please don’t copy my articles, pictures, etc. Once you become a serious blogger and work for hours on your articles, ideas and presentation, getting sore fingers and painful shoulders, you will know how I feel when I see stuff like that. Bloggers are generally friendly people who are happy to help you out, as long as you don’t pirate their content. This is one of the most basic tenants of blogging. Get inspired, make friends, help others and get help, but don’t steal. Thanks! 😉

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ntk743 May 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Whoops! I think I haven’t been working on that blog and I forgot I had those featured products on the sidebar. I’ll take it off, but can I leave the LEGO shop one?

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admin May 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Thanks. The LEGO Shop picture is actually an affiliate link. I have converted it into a picture for some specific reasons I won’t go into here (it is still a link but formatted differently), but if you become an affiliate with them you can get the same picture (a bit different in size) through your affiliation. The affiliate program gives you all kinds of pictures, banners, links and other stuff you can display on your site. There is no need to copy them from someone else. 😉

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ntk743 May 6, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Sorry about this. I won’t let it happen again. Also thank you for helping me with my blog. It really helps.! 😉

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admin May 6, 2013 at 4:40 PM

No problem. We are still friends. 😉

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Richard1222 May 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM

TRICK TO FIND MR.GOLD: Try to find a round plastic thing and a bigger bottem! Hope that works! I found him using that trick!
~Richard1222
P.S. I didn’t find him but hope that works!

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lego girly girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) May 7, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Yesterday my brother went to Argos and I went with him and we felt all of the lego minifigures packets.I think I found Mr.Gold but my brother put the packet back and he got a packet and it was the painter but it is still cool.
P.S I know how to tell which lego minifigures I’m getting. BYE BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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Scotish Skater Lego Guy May 7, 2013 at 6:04 AM

hi im scot lego guy in the last series i wanted the chicken guy and i felt around the packet and i got him the first shot and then i got the frankestein guy and then the layer and they were the ones i wanted hope every one finds the ones they want i have the gold lego guy too on my first shot its 11:03AM

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Scotish Skater Lego Guy May 7, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Hi it’s me again I’m writing because yesterday I found the lego Mr.Gold but the day before I found 2 of them and gave one to my sister BECAUSE SHE HAD ONE I WANTED IT WAS THE GRANDDAD 😀 SCOTLANDS GOT GOOD WEATHER TODAY SO I THINK I’LL GO TO ARGOS AND GET A FEW MORE THEY ARE ONLY £2 SO I COULD GETT ABOUT 4 TODAY BUT I HOPE I DON’T GET ANOUTHER GOLD GUY BUT IF I DO I’LL GIVE MY FREIND BRANDON IT OR MY COUSIN LIAM BECAUSE THEY BOTH WANT ONE BUT I THINK I’LL GIVE MY COUSIN IT AND BRANDON GETS LEFT OUT BRANDON CAN GET HIS OWN OR HIS NICKNAME IS CHUCKY BRANDON IS ABOUT 13 BUT HE ACTS LIKE A 2 YEAR OLD HES EVEN SCARED OF BUMBLE BEES LIKE THE ONES IN SERIES 10 LEGO FIGUREEVEN THE ONES ON TV 😀 LOL

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lego girly girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) May 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Hi everyone have anyone of you found the Mr.Gold yet? 😮
I’ve found on google image that people have all ready found Mr.Gold and there’s a picture you’s should look at with Mr.Gold in the middle of 4 lego friends.The lego friends are called Mia,Olivia, Stephanie and Marie I think thats her name. 🙂 😉 BYE BYE !!!!!!!!!! 🙂 😉
P.S It is 11:32 am in the UK.:)!!!

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nicster2000 May 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM

None have been found in South Africa so far…does anyone know how thick the inner plastic packet is? Like is it too hard too feel for the pieces or what?

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admin May 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

William would be a good person to ask that. He didn’t mention anything about the inner plastic being too thick though.

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lego girly girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) May 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Hi nicster2000 well if you fell the packet try to find if there is a diamond in the packet or if there is a tophat if you fell for a stick it mite be the Tomahawk warrior so don’t be folled.
P.S sometimes other lego minifigures can fool you so remember Mr.Gold song(I made it up)Mr.Gold where are you?We know you’ve been to places two you’ve got a golden stick with a diamond, a gold tophat and your suit what is also made of gold Mr.Gold we won’t forget you Mr.Gold yes Mr.Gold word.:) 😀 😮 Bye Bye!!!!!!!!!

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ntk743 May 10, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Wow… that was quite interesting… 🙄

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lego girly girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) May 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

In the UK it is 21:45 bye

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Kye May 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I’ve been through aboutn10 boxes now and still nothing! You can feel his hat, that will be the easiest way! But don’t get mixed up with the painters bucket that is was Mr Golds hat!
Would love to find one to add to my collection of minifigs!

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ntk743 May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Finally I went to Target to look for Mr. Gold. Not only did I not find Mr. Gold I didn’t even find the LEGO Minifigures! They were all out!!! I’m like really Target, really… :'(

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admin May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Actually, where I live we haven’t even got them yet. Not at TRU, not at Target, or anywhere else. So, yeah, I know what you mean. 🙁

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WHySOEXpensive May 12, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Are the Mr. Gold figures only being shipped to Lego stores in the UK then? They have piles boxes of them in our local Tesco and Toys R Us but I don’t want to stand there for hours sifting through them if I’m looking for something that won’t be there.

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ggdeyt May 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

hi
smiley face

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Bohrok Tru May 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I and my Dad are goin Mr. Gold hunting in a few days, we have a lego store, 3 Walmarts, a few Toys are Us’s, and 2 Targets, is it true that the employee’s dig through the boxes first so that us poor deranged maniacs cant get a Mr. Gold? SAY IT IS’NT SO!!!
will try and leave anotha comment, and/or post if we get one.

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admin May 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM

I have heard that the LEGO store is pretty strict not letting their employees pre-feel the baggies, but there is no way to know what happens at other retailers. I see TRU employees feeling for the baggies all the time as it is right at the customer-service desk at my TRU. So, yeah… However several Mr. Gold minifigs have been found at retailers, so they either don’t know about Mr. Gold, or non of their employees were interested to find him. 😉

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Bohrok Tru May 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

so, y’think Walmart, Fred Meyers, and my Lego stores are relativly good places to find Fredrick? (I feel like i know Mr. Gold already, so we’re on a first name basis here) ? TRU is now checked off my list.
P.S.
the “Tru” in my name has nothing whatsoever to do with Toys are Us.

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admin May 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

More LOL! Frederic! Yeah, that’s definitely him! Wal-Mart is a hit-or-miss. Some stores don’t carry the minifigs at all, others carry them regularly. Target is a better place, if you have one. They consistently carry the minifig packets. We don’t have Fred Meyers here, but I have heard it is an excellent place for finding minifigs, and they often have multiple boxes on display for your pickin’. 😉

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Bohrok Tru May 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

hum, i hope i dont look like a nerd when i ask for a new box,lolz.
P.S. i just love giving advice =) so here i go.
P.P.S (or is it P.S.S.?) if you are going Fredrick (Mr. Gold) hunting, dont do the math on the odds of finding him. And if you do the math, dont give up! Ya dont catch a fish if ya dont put your line in the water!!! PERSEVERANCE!!! DETERMINATION!!! MOTAVATION!!! DESIRE!!! I-CAN-REALLY-DO-THIS-IF-I-TRYNESS!!!
P.P.P.S (if you get tired of me just kick me outta here) If i happen to get Fredrick, what would be a good time to sell him? (if i get 2, cuz im gunna save one) and when will the market go down? i think it might go down when abt 1.5 or 2 thousand are left, when people are selling em and theres alot (by comparason) out there.
Your opinion?

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admin May 15, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I would say right now is a great time to sell Frederick (I’m gonna call him that from now on, LOL!). I would also think that prices will come down when more are found, as you suggested. Still, with 5,000 only it is unlikely that the price will just crash or something. And by the end of the year (or by the time the next series replaces this one) the price will come back up again. Of course LEGO can always change their mind and release a bunch more, so I would suggest to sell now, take what the market gives and run! They have done that already with the white Boba Fett, a minifig that was originally going for over $700, then got re-released and the price crashed. 🙄

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Bohrok Tru May 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

what will happen when the next series comes along, and not all of the 5k are found? do the boxes just sit in warehouses? is there any chance i would be able to get into one of said warehouses and dig for Fredrick? IM SO CONFUZLED!!
I cant wait till saturdays hunt… still 2 days away…….

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Bohrok Tru May 16, 2013 at 12:08 PM

hum…. i have a solid brown Wicket W Warrick lil Ewok fella (i saw it when i was digging through my lego-starwars-encyclopedia, ENVY ME) and the old Paploo with the solid white head piece, any of theese worth anything? Also i have an epic-cool-fact!! –> on a reaallly reaaallyyy reallyyy old box of lego’s we got at a garage sale there were lots of old minifigs, simple smiling faces, solid color legs the chest is partly solid colored exept for a sybol on the front: Its a planet with an arrow going around it, leaving a trail, so it looks like it has a ring.–>
And on my Dark blue Robot commando (i think from series 7) he has the same symbol on hid shoulders! =)…..i have nothing better to do… thats why im spending alotta time here…

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admin May 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM

The old Ewoks are not worth much as practically everyone likes the new ones better. They are so much cuter! The guy with the planet symbol is from the LEGO Classic Space sets. They are all-time favorites of many people. 🙂

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admin May 16, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Many stores sell several series at the same time, so it should not be an issue when the new series comes out. But they usually sell out so fast anyway it is unlikely that they would end up in some warehouse. 😉

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Bohrok Tru May 17, 2013 at 2:34 PM

so when they are gone… they are gone?? 0.0
ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!-faints-
fridaay over here… one more day! we have 9 targets we are stopping by, also 2 lego stores. (i wanna do somthing nice for the lego stores if thhey get me a new box… maybe mark what pack has what while we look for Fredrick)
im also supposto be doing school right now…. so…bai!!!!!!!

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Bohrok Tru May 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

just got back from my saturday hunt…3 Targets…our lego store….1 Fred Meyers….1 TRU….i didnt find Fredrick….
WELL I DONT GIVE A PIECA LEGO POOP!
I AINT GIVING UP!!!! GOING TO 2 MORE FRED MEYES T’NIGHT!
IMA FIND HIM IF IT KILLS ME!! (and it probabley will)
wish me luck!
P.S. dont go to TRU…. everything good is taken out…
P.P.S. also… when i went to the lego store… it was so dang busy.. I didnt get to ask if they could to bring me a fresh box..='(
I wonder if Fredrick is avoiding me? we had an argument.. I said he had a heart of gold……='( he took it the wrong way… so..we arent on speaking terms right now.. ='( i hope he forgives me… and finds me…

Bohrok Tru May 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

or is it “Me and my Dad”?

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Bohrok Tru May 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

also… 3rd attempted message: when u look for a certain kind of lego minifig, look at the box, or package and see what it has that is unique, then close your eyes and feel for it. (always helps me, i now have all the robots, cyborgs, and space guys since series 6, also the biohazard fella)

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admin May 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

That’s actually a really good suggestion. I have never tried closing my eyes when feeling for the minfigs, but I have used the technique before with other things. I’m going to try it next time with minifigs too! Thanks for the idea! 😀

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Bohrok Tru May 14, 2013 at 9:51 PM

so… i dont suppose i get a free Mr. Gold? =P
Also when u close ur eyes, make sure you have a good picture of the specific piece in ur head, or else your just sitting among a pile of gold lego bags with your eyes closed =)
P.S. when I get back from hunting sunday night i will relay the results, also will the lego/walmart/target people kick me out if i ask if they can bring me a fresh box?

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admin May 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM

LOL! and LOL! Love your humor! I think asking for a fresh box is reasonable if the box that is displayed is close to being empty. However if the box on display is still full, or almost full, it is unlikely they will get you a new box.

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Bohrok Tru May 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM

*stuffs all bags behind other boxes* Exscuse me Ma’am, this one is empty *halo hovering over head*
lol, thank for the help, first time ive done this, i hope im not too shy to ak the person for a new unopened box =/
P.S. i have a rlly old Chrome-Gold lego minifig helmet-crown, got it at an old garage sale along with 2nd generation bionicle (gloating btw) anyways, is it worth much? (its actually kinda more shiny and brighter gold than Fredrick)

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admin May 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I actually have a friend who does that with the minifigs… 🙄
As far as the gold-chrome crown, it is very common. Worth about 50 cents: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=71015

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Bohrok Tru May 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM

umm…. I’m REAAALLLYYY hoping im not the only one here who can recite Bionicle history/names/weapons in order from the 1st gen to where it ended….. im not alone in my pitiful Bionicle-nerdyness, right?
cant wait for saturday…

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admin May 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Fikko is a huge Bionicle fan. You can contact him thru his Contributor’s Page. 😉

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NANCY May 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

My nephew found a Mr. Gold today!! At Walgreens in San Antonio, TX!!!

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admin May 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Congratulations to your nephew! :mrgreen:

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Bohrok Tru May 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM

KOOLLL!!!
I’m gunna add walggreens to my list now =)
Big GRATZ to your nephew from a random lego enthuseist he’s never going to meet in real life =)

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Andy at www.smallplasticbricks.com May 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM

This is crazy! I’ve been to at least 18 stores looking for Mr. Gold, feeling hundreds of bags. Then I realized only 5 have been found in my entire state of North Carolina. I’m very upset at Lego for doing this, is anyone else? Our only chance of getting one for sure seems to be eBay for $500!

Here’s a map of my quest for Mr. Gold:

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admin May 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Andy, a lot of people are upset… but of course at the same time we all want to find Mr. Gold. 🙄

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Andy at www.smallplasticbricks.com May 21, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Can anyone else find Mr. Gold without spending a fortune on eBay? lol!

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admin May 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Andy, yeah, he is out there! I have gotten several private emails and also people have been sharing here in the comments they have foudn one. According to the BrickShow, one guy even found two! :mrgreen:

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Bohrok Tru June 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

hellooo Mr/Mrs/Ms admin!!
I have a few questions, 1: when I look at Fredricks staff/sceptre, at the lightsaber hilt, where the blade would come out, on alotta pictures it is gold/yellowish, and on alot of them it is typical lightsaber grey, I’m like, whats with that?
So if you would be so kind as to explain to my lil mind whats going on, I would be very happy!!

P.S. sick for 2 weeks, starting up hunting again this sunday.

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admin June 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

My guess is that you were looking at customs. There are several customizers selling their own versions of Mr. Gold on eBay. Some of them look very-very close to the real thing, so be watchful. The “real” Frederick has a gold chromed ligth-saber. The chrome is on top of regular pearl-gold and you can see that at the hilt. 😉

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Bohrok Tru June 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

THANKYOUSOVERYMUCH, you just saved me 200$, i was almost about to buy that Imposter! I should have known that Fredrick only has gold or chrome, no grey, tyvm.

P.S. week 3 is almost over, havent gotten one yet, I will, I will, and when I do, there will be ONE MORE IN OREGON!! Dont give up Fredrick-hunters!!!

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admin June 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Yeah, don’t give up! Keep huntin’! 😀

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM

What’s somewhat unfortunate is that I’ve found that some people rip open the Minifigure bags (once in a while when I find a box of Minifigures) and steal the minifig and its accessories while leaving behind the stand and the directions/checklist. I get a little vexed that people steal those. 😡 It’s just not right.

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admin June 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Haven’t seen that here – those baggies are actually pretty hard to open and would require scissors or something – but I did see the problem with the DK books that include a special minifig. Those are easy to just pop out. Sad. 🙁

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

That’s true and people probably might be inclined to do that with the new Ninjago book out. It has Lloyd in his green ninja outfit. I’m not exactly sure if it’s considered his kimono garb or what, but I do know he only comes in that encyclopedia and many LEGO fans don’t have him….thus people might be more likely to try and steal him. I know I wouldn’t though. My conscience would bother me and it would make the play/MOCing experience very unpleasant. I’d much rather get him the right way.

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admin June 12, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Yeah, I agree. No need to spoil the LEGO hobby with shady practices. 😐

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Bohrok Tru June 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

erm…. if you take a baggie by its lil hole on the top, and pull, the bag opens right up….. I just know this cuz thats how I open mine =P
But yea, ive run into several with like, stuff taken out. In one box , 5 bags were opened, but all the minifigs were left…. its sad, it just a peice of plastic, no need to like steal/cheat to try and get one -.-

(but an epic piece of plastic called Fredrick)

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admin June 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Very clever. I should give that a try. Never attempted to open the baggies that way. I will try it next time I get one. 😛

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Anel June 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM

My son found mr gold last night at a walgreens

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admin June 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Congratualations! Maybe you should let him pick lottery numbers too while he is on a winning streak! 😉

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Krystal June 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Found a Mr.Gold in a Walmart in Kissimmee Fl on my 1st try collecting series 10!!! Imagine my shock and luck!!

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admin July 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Krystal, congratulations! Enjoy your shiny new friend! 😀

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Bohrok Tru July 7, 2013 at 11:44 PM

wow…….May 19th-ish……June 24….and June 30th…. WOW!!!

Goin on 41 stores tomorrow!!! Wish me luck!!

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admin July 8, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Wishing ou the best! You are one dedicated hunter! 😀

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Bohrok Tru July 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

TYVM, if I dont try, I’ll never get one. Stores 41 and 42 held no Fredrick, Lotsa Skydivers and Clowns, not many Bumblebees My fingers are soo sore…. at my local Fred Meyers, Mr. Gold boxes are almost out tho, I hope they buy new ones.

PS. A reaaalllyy mean trick was played on me…..Someone had stuck everything from “Mr Good annd evil” in a gold package, and stuck in in the far back of the box…. I felt the hat and went crazy -.-…. I dont know how that person got it in there, I didnt see any glue/tape.. Not entirely legal.. but I got my cash back.
the moral of this: Dont go crazy with the hat. Feel for every unique piece.

“I search, therefore I am”

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Kelly July 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Just found a Mr Gold at my local Argos here in sunny Sunderland :p

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admin July 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Kelly, congratulations! 😛

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Bohrok Tru July 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

CONGRATSULATIONWINKLES-AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR TO YOU!!!!

…. I’m seeing a definite pattern here: May 19th, June 24th, June 30th, July 11th!!!

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Bohrok Tru July 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

aww maan Admin, you beat me to it by 2 mins =P

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max July 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Do you think if you get antother one i could get my hands on it?
im 12 and i keep trying to get one but i just cant plz help..

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Bohrok Tru July 22, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Tell ya what, if I get two Mr. Golds, you will be the first person I sell to! =)

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GiraffeMan101 February 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Can I get one if you get 3?

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Patrick July 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I think that LEGO should’ve had this find Mr. Gold contest and maybe award you something (not sure what).

But then allow the rest of us to get a Mr. Gold in series 11. This way there wouldn’t be professionals grabbing them all up and jacking up the prices. I’ve been collecting LEGO on and off for about 20 years now and feel cheated by this Mr. Gold figure. I have over 500 sets and was a member for years (I used to get a set mailed to me on my birthday even when I was in college.)

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admin July 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Patrick, yes, a lot of people feel like you do and have voiced their opinions on various LEGO forums and blogs. And probably also to LEGO directly. You can contact them with your concers directly if you like. They are usually very good at listening to feedback from customers and long-time LEGO fans. The more people report their concerns the better. This is true with Mr. Gold as well as quality of parts, sets, instructions, etc. They do listen and make changes accordingly to the best of their ability. So it is always worth it to let them know what you think. 🙂

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Chiccaboo August 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

My 8 year old son was lucky enough to buy a mr gold today. He threw away the wrapping in a bucket outside the morrisons we bought it from. He was delighted with his mr gold. We had no idea that they were selling for solo much money. We went back to the bucket and found the wrapper and paper inside so now have the complete packaging. We stay in Edinburgh, Scotland. We hope this is the first Scottish mr gold……hooray.

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admin August 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Nice! You can check on the map if there are any other Mr. Golds in Scotland! Have fun with your shiny guy! 😀

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Bohrok Tru August 2, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Congratz to your son Chiccaboo!!

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Bohrok Tru September 4, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I think I have failed in my 3 1/2 month mission… I didnt find Friedrick…. 51 stores have been raided unsucessfully…. oh woe is me…
OWELL! back to saving up money until I can buy a Mr. Gold

P.S. I have only given up because none of the stores i can reach have seiries 10 boxes anymore.

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admin September 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Oh… that’s sad to hear. Sometimes what we are looking for shows up when we stop looking, so there is still hope. 😉

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minemaster October 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

i know a trick to find him just look at the code at the bottom back in the right corner

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william bergeron January 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I found a mr gold in houma,la im not gonna give out the code but i have proof

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admin January 14, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Congratulations! Enjoy your Mr. Gold! 😀

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Bob February 25, 2014 at 7:24 AM

hi me like too aloot in toun byeloo hillooe sees yous laters

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uhuihuhu May 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

i made a custom mr gold but it llooks like the reaal one

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admin May 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM

So sorry to hear that you haven’t found Frederick. He is kind of elusive and doesn’t let you find him easily. Never trust people so blindingly shiny. 😎

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