The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on Games With Gold [Xbox]

Quick post today (yes, I know I don’t post often enough) because I’d hate for you to miss this. One of my favourite games is out on Xbox Live’s “Games With Gold”. You can pick it up for free until the 15th of November. You get to keep it after that, but the chance to get it will be gone.

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Oh yeah, what’s the game? The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition! It’s an Xbox 360 title, but backward compatible on the Xbox One as well.

You can see details, and details of what’s coming next on Games With Gold by clicking here, or check the Xbox store on your console.

Seriously, don’t miss this. I’m still convinced it’s one of the all-time greatest video games 26 years after its 1990 release!

Building a Terry Pratchett Custom Minifig

Terry Pratchett

© Rob Wilkins

You probably know I love LEGO (despite being in my 30s!). I’ve reviewed several kits and recorded time lapse videos of several builds. While the models are absolutely amazing, I’m sometimes more fascinated by the Minifigs than the rest of the kit. I spotted a post on a friend’s Facebook feed a while back about custom Minifigs and thought I’d have a shot at putting one together myself.

Now, one thing to highlight at the start here is that by “custom” I don’t mean designing the pieces from scratch. What I did for this was get the parts from multiple different Minifigs and combine them to make the one I wanted.

So what did I want? Well, I thought it would be cool to make a Terry Pratchett Minifig.

Minifig PartsThe first step was to decide what I wanted him to look like. I decided to go for a black leather jacket, black fedora, and a big bushy beard (as worn in Terry’s later years). Once that was decided on, it was a case of either looking through all the Minifigs I have sitting in the garage or buying the parts fresh. I really didn’t want to face combing through the ones in the garage, so I headed over to FireStar Toys where I was able to select the parts I wanted from their online catalogue.

For good measure (and, if I’m honest, because I’d seen my friend do this too), I decided to buy a protective case and a hanger that can turn the case and Minifig into a Christmas tree decoration.

Place the order, wait a few days, and a package arrived in the post with my Minifig parts in it.

There is, of course, nothing difficult about building a Minifig, so I won’t linger over that. But I did want to show you the result.

Terry Pratchett LEGO Minifigure

There we go! Just a quick and fun little project. What do you think?