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collectibles: LEGO Classic Mini Cooper

LEGO Mini Cooper

LEGO just announced it will release a LEGO Creator set featuring the Classic Mini Cooper in British Racing Green with a White roof and bonnet stripes.  The 1,077-piece set will sell for $99.

Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO® brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a fun day in the countryside!


  • Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights
  • Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme
  • Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII
  • Classic green and white color theme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes
  • Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine
  • Remove the roof and access the detailed interior
  • Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!
  • MINI Cooper measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide

After August 1, 2014, buy it from the official LEGO Shop.

collectibles: Go MINI Stunt Racers

Go MINI Stunt Launcher Go MINI Stunt Racers: Bite

Go MINI Stunt Racers

There are five Go MINI Stunt Racers: Bite, Blast, Rebel, Salt, and Spice.  They work with the Go MINI Stunt Launcher.  From Toys-R-Us:

The Go Mini Stunt Launcher is compatible with G0 MINI Stunt Racers. It includes a unique stunt racer. Charge the stunt racer using the stunt launcher and then release! No batteries required!

The Go Mini Stunt Launcher features:

  • Click car into the launcher and charge up the car by pumping the gearstick
  • Use the speedo dial to decide if you charge it to the max
  • Press start button to launch the car
  • Car included can do either straight line racing or change it to do a wheelie stunt

Go MINI Stunt Racers are not available from MINI MotoringGear, but can be found at Toys-R-Us. for $9.99 each.  The Go MINI Stunt Launcher is $19.99.

The Go MINI Stunt Racers are made by Golden Bear Toys under license from MINI.

See also the Go MINI Crew-zers, Go MINI Freestylers, and Go MINI RC Wolf.

Go MINI Stunt Racers: Blast Go MINI Stunt Racers: Rebel
Go MINI Stunt Racers: Salt Go MINI Stunt Racers: Spice

collectibles: Go MINI RC Wolf



This is the final Go MINI item that appears in the MINI MotoringGear 2012/2013 catalog.

Pictured above is the Go MINI RC Wolf.  It is already available at Toys-R-Us and is coming in January 2013 from the MINI MotoringGear catalog.  The price is $24.99 at Toys-R-Us and $30.00 in the MINI MotoringGear 2012/2013 catalog.

Remote-controlled MINI Cooper S with lights, sounds and steering wheel-shaped control unit. Use the handbrake and turning function for amazing stunts. Dimensions: 7″ x 8 1/4″ x 11″. Imported.
Go MINI RC Wolf 80452327867

The Go MINI RC Wolf is made by Golden Bear Toys under license from MINI.

collectibles: Go MINI Freestylers

Go MINI Freestylers: Charge Go MINI Freestylers: Bulldog

Go MINI Freestylers

Go MINI Freestylers are larger than the Go MINI Crew-zers and each has a different feature.

Already available at Toys-R-Us and coming in January 2013 from the MINI MotoringGear catalog are these five Go MINI Freestylers toy cars: Charge, Bulldog, Tiger, Beats, and Revs.  The price is $23.00 each on MINIMotoringGear.com but $22.75 each in the MINI MotoringGear 2012/2013 catalog.

Every freestyler model has a special feature. All are based on the Cooper S. With integrated batteries. Ages: 3 to 99. Dimensions: 4 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″. Imported.
Go MINI Freestylers / Revs 80452327868 Emits car noises when pushed or pulled. Awesome animated roof design.
Go MINI Freestylers / Beats 80452327869 With ultra-cool sound and an equalizer on the roof. Available at the touch of a button.
Go MINI Freestylers / Charge 80452327870 With light show, cars sounds and flickering flames on the roof.
Go MINI Freestylers / Tiger 80452327871 Touch the windows to hear the roar of a tiger and fun car sounds.
Go MINI Freestylers / Bulldog 80452327872 Press a button and watch the bulldog come out of hiding and bark.

The Go MINI Freestylers are made by Golden Bear Toys under license from MINI.

Go MINI Freestylers: Tiger Go MINI Freestylers: Beats
Go MINI Freestylers: Revs Go MINI Freestylers

collectibles: Go MINI Crew-zers

Go MINI Crew-zers: Sparks Go MINI Crew-zers: Chilli

Go MINI Crew-zers

Go MINI Crew-zers

Already available at Toys-R-Us and coming in January 2013 from the MINI MotoringGear catalog are these five Go MINI Crew-zers toy cars: Checks (not shown), Chilli, Jaxx, Sparks, and Trix.  The price is $7.50 each on MINIMotoringGear.com but $8.00 each in the MINI MotoringGear 2012/2013 catalog.

The miniature MINI Cooper S comes in 5 great designs and with individual license plates to play, collect, and have fun with. Definitely not just for kids. Ages: 3 to 99. Dimensions: 2¾” x 2 3/8″ x 4″. Imported.
Go MINI Crew-zers / Sparks 80452327873
Go MINI Crew-zers / Chilli 80452327874
Go MINI Crew-zers / Trix 80452327875
Go MINI Crew-zers / Checks 80452327876
Go MINI Crew-zers / Jaxx 80452327877

The Go MINI Crew-zers are made by Golden Bear Toys under license from MINI.

Go MINI Crew-zers: Trix Go MINI Crew-zers: Jaxx

collectible of the day: MINI Plush Bulldog

MINI Plush Bulldog
We have previously featured the two current MINI bulldogs: the Standing Plush Bulldog with Jacket from MINI MotoringGear in the US and the Bulldog Soft Toy from the MINI Lifestyle Shop in Europe.

Today we feature the original MINI Bulldog from the MotoringGear 2003 collection.  The original plush bulldog wears a MINI collar only.  From the MINI MotoringGear Holiday 2004 catalog:


Approx. 12″ tall.  Bulldog stance with MINI collar.

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We’ll have one more rare MINI bulldog before the year’s end.

collectible of the day: Bulldog Soft Toy

Bulldog Soft Toy
Back in January we featured the current Standing Plush Bulldog with Jacket from MINI MotoringGear.

The MINI Shop on the MINI international website offers a different Bulldog Soft Toy.  Similar to the US one, this standing bulldog wears a MINI collar and black shirt with the MINI logo on the back.

Bulldog Soft Toy
Art. No.: 80 23 2 151 558

Free-standing furry bulldog with “MINI” collar and black dog shirt with the MINI wing logo print on the back. Dimensions: 35 cm x 25 cm.

You can order this bulldog and have it shipped to the US. See the MINI Shop website.

collectible of the day: Luststoff yo-yo

Luststoff yo-yo box
Previously we featured the Luststoff sports drink and Luststoff lollipop.  Today is another item distributed to promote the launch of the MINI One D model in Germany in June of 2003: the Luststoff yo-yo.

The yellow plastic yo-yo has a black string.  Inside the transparent yo-yo are red LEDs which light up as the yo-yo spins up and down the string.

One side features the slogan which translates as “MINI ONE D.  THE ONLY DIESEL THAT IS A MINI”.

The other side reads “AUFGEDREHT” which roughly translates to “hyper”, “revved up”, or “lit up”.  The figure of 180 NM / 2.000 U/MIN (or 132 ft-lb at 2,000 rpm) refers to the maximum torque of the MINI One D’s diesel engine.

Luststoff yo-yo (side 1)

Luststoff yo-yo (side 2)