A new kids' comic featuring Hidden Side themed comic strips, puzzles and so on has just been launched in Germany and is due for publication in the UK next week.
On its cover is this foil pack containing Jack, the main protagonist of the theme, complete with selfie stick and camera.
It's now almost 6 years since the first comic -- Legends of Chima -- was published by Blue Ocean, in November 2013. You might recall the announcement that we posted at the time.
Since then over 270 comics have been produced. The vast majority have had free gifts in foil packs on their cover, although proper polybags have been taped to the front of a few.
Recently, the last three Ninjago issues have had the free gift packaged in a blister pack in some countries while the same set is foil packed in others, presumably for marketing reasons.
Find out more after the break.
Thanks to Robert at PromoBricks for the photo of the Hidden Side set.
Here are photos of the two versions of 111903 Kai vs Wyplash. The blister pack certainly looks more impressive but must be more expensive to pack. Other than Poland, it's not known which countries it appears in.
Here's a breakdown of the foil packs by theme. A total of 270 have been produced to date.
|Legends of Chima||2013||2015||23|
|The LEGO Batman Movie||2017||2018||4|
|The LEGO Ninjago Movie||2017||2017||1|
|DC Comics Super Heroes||2019||5|
|The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part||2019||2|
Unsurprisingly, the most owned ones are all Star Wars, while the least owned are Friends:
|911607 Millennium Falcon||Star Wars||1599|
|911721 Imperial Combat Driver||Star Wars||1504|
|911719 Kanan Jarrus||Star Wars||1503|
|911610 Probe Droid||Star Wars||1343|
|911609 Naboo Starfighter||Star Wars||1262|
|911726 Imperial Snowtrooper||Star Wars||1227|
|911612 Acklay||Star Wars||1199|
|911608 Landspeeder||Star Wars||1199|
|911832 Imperial Shuttle Pilot||Star Wars||1183|
|211701 Batman||The LEGO Batman Movie||1176|
|911613 TIE Bomber||Star Wars||1153|
|911725 Sandcrawler||Star Wars||1140|
|121801 Baby Raptor and Nest||Jurassic World||1136|
Surprisingly, however, many of those commanding the highest price on BrickLink are Friends, presumably because they are not purchased by many resellers so are rarer:
|Set||Theme||BrickLink sold price|
|561606 Rabbit and hutch||Friends||£8.41|
|391501 Gorzan||Legends of Chima||£6.80|
|471801 Dolphin and Crab||Friends||£6.62|
|391404 Worriz||Legends of Chima||£6.22|
|121801 Baby Raptor and Nest||Jurassic World||£5.30|
|561611 Gift wrapping table||Friends||£5.27|
|471408 Lennox with Lion Cannon||Legends of Chima||£5.13|
|891505 Jay minifigure||Ninjago||£5.04|
|561806 Mia's Fruit Stall||Friends||£5.00|
|561508 Turtle in the Tropics||Friends||£4.99|
|121802 Owen and lookout post||Jurassic World||£4.93|
|561701 Bear in Cave||Friends||£4.79|
|911719 Kanan Jarrus||Star Wars||£4.71|
|561612 Christmas Fireplace||Friends||£4.56|
|561605 Ice Cream Cart||Friends||£4.56|
|391508 Bulkar||Legends of Chima||£4.54|
So, of the 270, how many do you have in your collection? Do you even consider them sets to be worth collecting?