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Postby Jargon » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:14 pm

I hope this is in the right place. I ran on to this on Brickfilms.com
tonymines01 wrote:Hi guys,
didn't know where else to mention this, so hope I'm using the right section. Anyway, I reason this will be of interest to you all, since we've been receiving emails from brickfilmers about it for nearly a decade!

Our film Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO, which we made with TLG, features one particular character who has proven very controversial over the years. The Bedevere character who sports a rare and unusual helmet. The helmet is a full production LEGO piece that has never featured in any set, so the minifig is a piece of LEGO history in more ways than one.
Anyway, after years of folks asking, we are finally making him available.
http://www.bit.ly/bHrxM6
That's all. But since its a one-time thing I thought you might like to know.

It's quite expensive, listed at £900. Thoughts?
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby nanuck95 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:28 pm

Pretty cool. I wonder why he's decided to unload it? I wouldn't be surprised if it goes for much more than 900 pounds, someone a couple weeks ago paid $10k for a rare nintendo game.
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Forestboy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:46 pm

Jake_Snicket wrote:I hope this is in the right place. I ran on to this on Brickfilms.com
tonymines01 wrote:Hi guys,
didn't know where else to mention this, so hope I'm using the right section. Anyway, I reason this will be of interest to you all, since we've been receiving emails from brickfilmers about it for nearly a decade!

Our film Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO, which we made with TLG, features one particular character who has proven very controversial over the years. The Bedevere character who sports a rare and unusual helmet. The helmet is a full production LEGO piece that has never featured in any set, so the minifig is a piece of LEGO history in more ways than one.
Anyway, after years of folks asking, we are finally making him available.
http://www.bit.ly/bHrxM6
That's all. But since its a one-time thing I thought you might like to know.

It's quite expensive, listed at £900. Thoughts?
    - Aaron


No offense to the guy who made it, but for what you get, that's way to expensive. Maybe for someone who is a die hard fan of the brickfilms maybe, but £900? I used a money transfer thing, and I got $1,406.690 USD. Almost 1.5k? No offense, but I've seen better Bedeveres than that one...and with the new availability of the new helmet, why get it when you can make your own...?

Just my thoughts... :wink:
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Username » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:39 pm

Wonder if you could buy it, legally make a make a mold from it and legally sell copies of it. Sure to make your money back that way.
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:56 pm

Just to make sure you were all paying attention, that is an official LEGO production element. It's a one-off for their project using what I always assumed was a classic Space helmet from the 1978-1982 Minifigures. That may be wrong, but LEGO made the face-plate special for this, from a yet unused again mold. That thing is more rare and desirable than your red Darth Vader helmets or white pine trees.
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:33 pm

Meh, I'd rather go with a BF great helm, or the official one when it is released.

Also, at $1.5K which could be used to pay bills, or buy 40,000 more lego pieces, that isn't desirable to me at all.
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:50 pm

Yeah, way too expensive. But rather cool nonetheless. I remember when the movie first came out and what arguments were spawned over that helmet.

I would like to have it....but not for 900 pounds.

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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby architect » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:11 pm

I wonder what TLG's stance will be on selling this prototype element? I have seen a number of these visors in person in Billund. They are neat but a bit large for a minifigure.

I doubt that a collector would pay that much for this single figure. Perhaps if they were selling all of the figures from the LEGO Monty Python movie in one auction, a collector would pay 900 GBP.

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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Elbadar » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:44 am

I wouldn't (and couldn't :tasty: ) buy it for over $1000, but I would definitely pay 20 or so dollars for it. I probably will never see one in person, but I'll have my nerdy dreams :D
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Albatross_Viking » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:32 pm

That helmet looks really good... but for 900 $... NO!
It just seems to much for a single fig. idd love to have it, but not for that price!

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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Kevin1990 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:04 pm

Albatross_Viking wrote:That helmet looks really good... but for 900 $... NO!
It just seems to much for a single fig. idd love to have it, but not for that price!

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Fully agree, altought if I had the money I would serieusly concerder it. I mean a none-released item.
me as a rare collector this is very very special
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby J_MAN » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:28 am

Jargon wrote:It's quite expensive, listed at £900. Thoughts?
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Who spends that much money on one helmet!!! :shock:
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Re: Non-Released Helmet Available

Postby Velliscig » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:25 am

J_MAN wrote:
Jargon wrote:It's quite expensive, listed at £900. Thoughts?
    - Aaron

Who spends that much money on one helmet!!! :shock:


Yeah really, for that kind of money I'd expect nothing less than 300 - 400 very well equipped, rare parts/colors soldiers.
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