Category Archives: Portrait

Fitness Instructor – LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 5

Series 5 - Fitness Instructor: Let's get physical...physical
Series 5 – Fitness Instructor: “Let’s get physical… physical”

The second Series 5 packet I opened contained the Fitness Instructor. I think she looks much too similar to the Pop Star of Series 2.

See? Separated at birth!

Series 2 - Pop Star: Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart...
Series 2 – Pop Star: “Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart…”

Small Clown – LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 5

The LEGO Series 5 Collectible Minifigures have been released, but not yet in Australia. I’ve bought a complete set of Series 5 minifigs from an eBay LEGO seller from Hong Kong.

As you’ve probably gathered from my lack of updates recently, I haven’t had much time for LEGO. I grabbed a spare 20 minutes today to crack open a couple of the Series 5 packets and photograph the minifigs within but the majority are still sitting unopened in a box on my desk. I’ll get there eventually.

The first packet I selected at random and opened was the Small Clown. He’s one of the minifigs I was most looking forward to in this series. I’m not a fan of the short legged minifigs – don’t like how their legs don’t bend – but I love his little blue bowler hat and his cream pie. He’s got a wonderfully garish coat with green trousers that match the polka dots on his tie.

I call this photo “Peek-a-boo!”

Peek-a-boo! Mini Clow

Here’s the Small Clown with the Series 1 Clown. As you can see, Small Clown is a shortie. I have a feeling they’ll be getting up to some shenanigans together soon. I also reckon my Sumo Wrestler would like to eat a bunch of those custard pies. :)

LEGO Series 1 Clown and Series 5 Small Clown

Kyle of Sport Bricks has created a Series 5 Rollout Map. I have just noticed Australia’s got its first map pin. Even New Zealand beat us in getting Series 5 minifigs (now you see why I just went ahead and ordered mine online). If you spot any for sale, consider adding to the map and leaving details on where you saw them, whether they’re still in stock etc.

I’ve been busy eating Malaysian food

Lately, I’ve been snowed under with work but also kept busy with my food blog. This month, I’ve been taking part in a competition with 12 other bloggers, post weekly reviews about our local Malaysian restaurants, which readers vote for. At the end of the August, all votes across the four weeks’ posts are totaled up and the three bloggers with the most votes will win a foodies’ trip to Malaysia!

Obviously, you are under no obligation to do anything, but if you’d like to support me in the competition, feel free to click on the banner in the sidebar on the right to vote for me or check out my latest Malaysian post for the details.

If you’ve come across via my TFP blog – apologies for getting the same message again. You know I have to do my best to spread the word! :)

Portraits of Collectible Minifigures: Crazy Scientist, Kimono Girl, Samurai, Cowboy

Crazy scientist, Series 4
“Ah hah hah hah! They called me mad at the university… and they were right!”
I like the Crazy Scientist’s manic facial expression, rubbery hair (makes me think of garlic cloves – is that just because I’m a glutton?) and conical flask filled with mystery green liquid.

Crazy scientist

Kimono girl – Series 4
“Hello everyone
I am the Kimono Girl
This is my haiku”
I like the detail of the Kimono Girl – the flowers in her hair, the intricate design of her kimono and her delicate complexion and facial features. The Kimono Girl has featured in a couple of pictures already at this blog:
“I probably deserved that!”
The dilemma

Kimono girl

Samurai – Series 3
“A sword is only as strong as the heart that wields it”
I like the Samurai’s katana (sword) and his serious facial expression. You don’t mess with a guy wielding a sword.


Cowboy – Series 1
“Yee-haw and yippie-ki-yay!”
My favourite thing about the Cowboy is his awesome belt buckle. I always liked watching westerns on TV with my dad when I was a kid, and one of my favourite cartoons was the French-to-English dubbed Lucky Luke. Anyone else liked that cartoon?


The quotes above come from the LEGO Minifigures iPhone game. The game’s very simple and plays like a slot machine (the objective is to match up each collectible minifig’s head, torso and legs). It’s free to download from the App Store, so I’m not complaining.

“What?! This thing ISN’T made of chocolate?!”

What?! This thing ISN'T made of chocolate?!

I must confess, the sumo wrestler’s trophy really did remind me of chocolate, which gave me the idea for this picture and caption.

Which then makes me think of Mayor Quimby forcibly taking back the key to the city from Mr Plow (Homer Simpson).
Quimby: These look like teeth marks.
Homer: I thought there was chocolate inside…. Well, why was it wrapped in foil?
Quimby: It was never wrapped in foil!


Darth Vader arrived in the mail all the way from Colorado, USA. I think he and Captain Jack Sparrow will be great friends.

I took Vader’s portrait right away. I call this picture “Darth Vader and his Lime Saber”.

I bought the popsicle from – I bought some neon green/yellow (lime), neon pink (berry) and brown (chocolate). I was very excited about them as it seemed silly to have a LEGO ice cream cart but no ice creams.

See? Jack’s clearly a bad influence on Vader. “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.”