I bought the mini Lego Man keyring as a stocking filler for my husband a couple of years ago. I bought it as a bit of a joke if I'm honest, I didn't think it would ever have got used as much as it has done. I ordered it from Play.com but I can't remember the exact price I paid, I'm sure it was around £4.99. Amazon charge £5.99 for him currently, but I've seen him in other stores too since we've had ours. From looking on Amazon today for a price, it seems they also make a bigger sized lego man torch that is slightly different in colour. The one we have is the mini version and looks just like the picture shown here.
He comes boxed so he was a great choice as an extra little present. The first thing I realised when he arrived was that he was far bigger than I expected - I didn't really read what was written on the website about him before ordering and I was very surprised at his size. Please don't think he's the size of a normal lego man if you order him, he's much bigger than that at around 7cm high, 3cm wide. If you use him as a keyring, he probably won't fit fantastically in a pocket, he's a bit bulky. He looks exactly like a smaller lego man apart from his size - he has the typical yellow lego head with the trademark button part on the top, square lego body (in blue making up his t shirt), two red lego arms complete with pincer style hands and two lego legs also in blue - the bulbs for the torch are held under his feet and it lights up when his tummy is pressed. His legs and arms move just like they do on any other lego man.
The light shines quite brightly, far better than I expected. We have bunnies that live outside and we find that this little light is great when one of us goes outside in the evening to feed them. They live close to the house so the light from the house is useful too, but it just gives us a bit more to see the hutch locks and to check on them. It saves us having to go out with a bulkier full size torch instead which would just get in the way. The only issue with this light is that you can't switch him on and leave it on - the button has to be pressed in at all times to keep the light on and as soon as you let go, it just turns off. I would prefer it to have a proper on and off switch. We find that this means it's not great to use in some situations, for example when my husband nips into the loft, he finds it's far better to use a torch then because he can just leave that up there switched on while he looks around as he needs both of his hands free.
It also has a chain and loop to attach to keys and my husband uses this so he's always got a little torch handy if need be. It was very handy when we went camping a couple of months after buying him for us to see into the porch part of the tent so it is useful away from the home just as much (if not more) than when at home. I have considered buying another to place on my keys but as yet I've not done just because I have so many keys on my bunch already, I think he would just make them far too bulky.
He's still going strong now after two and half years so the batteries inside him have lasted very well without being changed! I feel that we've had excellent value for money from him because he gets used a lot by both of us. He comes already with the batteries and they obviously are good ones - I sometimes find that the 'free' batteries with things normally are a waste of time but these are great.
I think the mini lego man torch is a brilliant item, it made a super stocking filler for my husband anyway and he was pleased. I would recommend this more to adults rather than children - I think it's designed for those young at heart like us rather than children as although he's designed to look like a play thing, he's really designed to be a functional gadget. The packaging states he's not suitable for under 5's, but I'm not sure that children even over 5 wouldn't have much use for him either, I suppose it might be a bit of a novelty though and may keep them entertained for a while. I would just take into account his size before buying as he is a bit bulky.
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We're a big fan of Lego in our household, so we were delighted when Lego started branching out and producing lots of new Lego branded merchandise a few years ago. One of our first Lego branded gadgets was this incredibly cute key ring. Based on the ever-popular Lego mini-figures, this Lego man is around twice the size of his usual counterparts but every bit as endearing, although this is not intended to come apart in the same way that a 'normal' Lego figure would do. The arms and legs are movable, however, so the little lad does have some appeal as a novelty toy as well as being a practical device.
I tend to find Lego products, especially the merchandise and gadgets, to be over-priced as the Lego brand generally warrants a premium price tag. I was surprised by how inexpensive this fun little novelty key ring actually was. My oldest son actually bought this originally a couple of years ago now and paid around £5 from Toys R Us. (The key ring was then adopted by my husband before I eventually managed to accrue it!) Even now, the key ring is still widely available and can be picked up for around the £5-£6 mark which I think is very reasonable for such an attractive and practical branded product.
As a keyring, this Lego man fulfils his primary role perfectly well, with the key ring being securely attached. The only drawback to its design is that the chunky not-so-mini-figure does make the key ring quite bulky. This can be handy if my keys are loose in my bag but also proves to be a minor inconvenience when they are in my pocket. This was one of the reasons that the Lego man ended up getting transferred on to my keys, rather than my husband's, as he found the thing a little too cumbersome when used alongside quite a collection of keys.
As well as being a practical key holder, with the key ring rather painfully drilled into the poor man's head, this clever key ring also incorporates a fully functional torch. The torch is operated by a simple press on Lego man's tummy and the bulbs have been cleverly incorporated into the base of each foot. For a novelty item, the torch feature is suprisingly bright and effective. Admittedly, you probably wouldn't want to use it to change a tyre in the pitch dark or rummage around in the loft (I've tried the latter) but for a small torch that is always ready to hand, it has come in useful. Even more pleasing is the fact that the small button cell batteries needed come ready installed and are replaceable, although I never actually needed to replace the batteries at all so this is certainly economical to 'run'.
My kids, especially my two year old son, do love this keyring, especially the torch feature, so it has been mauled about and survived being chewed and sucked and generally abused for quite some time. (Most parents will acknowledge how much babies love keys even without a cute man and a torch to play with!) For the most part, my little Lego man withstood this treatment and survived life being tossed about in my pockets and bags without too much damage. There is only so much any Lego man can take, however, and mine did lose an arm after a few months. Unlike 'real' Lego, attempts to reattach the arm weren't as great and it kept falling off once it had been loosened until the arm eventually managed to go missing altogether. My man soldiered on for quite some time after that until disaster struck again and the second arm went astray. At this point I felt it time to wave goodbye to my little friend (sadly, he couldn't return the compliment) and he went off to the big Lego toy box in the sky.
Despite my key ring's sad demise, I do feel that this was great value for money. It's lovely to find something that's fun and functional and this keyring is certainly deserving of the Lego branding and all the positive associations that go along with it. I haven't replaced this Lego keyring since breaking it but I'd certainly be pleased if somebody decided to buy me another. This would make a great stocking filler for anybody that still loves Lego and comes highly recommended.
The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932.
In 1934, his company came to be called "LEGO", from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play-well". It expanded to producing plastic toys in 1947. (Wikipedia)
A strong blue plastic Lego man with the customary yellow head, red arms and the Lego logo on the front of his chest. (Although online they do have a red Lego man as well with blue arms).
The head, arms, hands and legs are movable.
The torch shines out of the base of the Lego man's feet by pressing the logo on his chest.
His legs move independantly so they can be adjusted and positioned to suit.
To the top of his round brick head is fixed a chain with the standard round keyring on the end.
The box states it is advisable for over 5 years only.
If the batteries run out his back can be opened up and two small circular watch batteries inserted (CR2025 3v batteries).
He stands 7cm tall. Although there is also a mini version.
This has been on sale in a wide variety of places from Ebay to Argos, Amazon and even AVON catalogues.
Most sell for over £8 but the mini half size version is currently selling on Play.com for £4.99.
I would say I bought the standard keyring version.
You can buy the keyring as a Star Wars figure or as larger torches and a lantern - some are firemen, policemen, construction worker or even as a large Lego brick, also he comes as a mini keyring as well.
I was fortunate to buy this online through Ebay off Argos and only paid £1.99 plus 99p postage - making a bargian price of £2.98.
I had seen this in the AVON catalogue for around the £8 mark which was way too expensive for a novelty in my opinion.
---Why I Bought It and My Opinion---
Firstly I have to confess that my youngest son is 21!
However he loves Christmas so as wel as having money for the normal male things like computer games and DVDs I like to get a selection of items for him to unwrap on Christmas morning - bearing in mind I am on a limited budget so many of the quirty gift ideas online are too expensive.
However I was given a tip-off from the Money Saving Expert forum about these keyrings being on sale at a reduced price before Christmas so thought it would be a cute novelty - as we had always loved doing Lego years ago and still have huge boxes of it in the attic. I am sure everyone is quite nostalgic about Lego as I doubt there are many who never had a box of the bricks somewhere.
I was so surprised when it arrived - it came on a super bright yellow card and was much larger and stronger than I had expected, really good quality and not at cheap and plasticy as I had expected - I was sorry I had not ordered more - but of course they were all sold out at that price by then.
Anyhow son delighted with the quirky gift - and even his 27 year old brother was asking 'where did you see that?' as I have to do most of my shopping online!
Also eldest son's girlfriend had got him a Lego brick keyring - so it was not too babyish a gift after all!!
I cannot comment on its durability if used every day as a keyring as son now has it on display on his desk!
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - and not just for children!
Would have liked one for myself.
The torch is not a hugely powerful one but that would not be expected anyway.
It is fine for finding the keyhole of the front door for for your car, or for rooting around inside your handbag!
4 stars. The product deserves 5 really but I have marked it down purely because at over £8 in most places it is quite expeinsive.
My son and i are suckers for Lego i cant help it i always enjoyed Lego as a child maybe because my two older brothers were and had tons of the stuff. I was so pleased when my son reached the Lego stage. Last christmas i couldn't resist this Lego man keyring after spotting it on ebay uk. Its a Lego figure with a built in torch.
The Lego keyring cost me £4.99 from Ebay uk brand new have also seen them for sale on Amazon uk, and Firebox.
The Lego man keyring comes in a yellow box with the front being open so you can feel and see the full keyring. Taking the keyring out the packaging is easy and the cardboard opens at the top and unfolds, on the back there are two bits of metal ties to undo and they keyring is free. Lego man keyring is an official Lego item and the man looks exactly like the original Lego figures. He has moving arms and legs, head can twist side to side and has the keychain attached. The loop of the keyring can be attached to a bunch of keys by twisting the hoop around.
Lego man is dressed in a blue boiler suit with the Lgo logo on it, his arms are bright red and head is yellow. I think he is very bright and colourful looking sure stands out.
Lego man keyring is special because the soles of his feet have a built in Lcd torch. Lego man keyring comes with batteries already in him but should you need to replace them you undo the screws on his back where a flap can be taken of and new 2 x watch batteries can be inserted. To use the torch you need to press the Lego mans tummy in and his feet light up brightly although the lights are not good enough to use as a normal torch its good enough for seeing around a small area or shining into the door locks in the dark. The torch is more of a novelty on the keyring. He measures roughly 2 inches tall.
I put this Lego man keyring in my sons stocking and he loved it. He has a set of keys for a cupboard where he has his consoles games under lock away from his little sisters so the keyring is attached to them. He likes to move the Lego man around and has him standing up most of the time and the keyring can take the weight of the keys as well. I love how durable the keyring is how it is possible and again how realistic it looks to the Lego minifigures .
A fun stocking filler for children or adults i highly recommend it.
Last christmas I was looking for a novelty gift for my husband and came across this little lego man torch, he costs just £5.99 on Amazon.
The little guy is made out of a strong plastic and looks just like one of my sons lego figures only he is a lot bigger at 7cm tall.
His body is red in colour whilst his head and hands are yellow and his arms are blue. The lego guy has got a smiley face and on top of his head is a key chain where you can attach your keys, you can turn his head and also move his arms and legs.
On his tummy is a square button, in the middle is the LEGO logo with a black border. The cool thing about this keyring is on the soles of lego guys feet are two little LED lights and basically all you do is press and hold the button on his tummy for the lights to come on.
My husband loves this novelty torch and it gets used quite frequently, the amazing thing is he has had it for 10 months and the batteries have not run out.
When I bought this I was not really expecting it to be a very good torch but more a novelty toy but I have to say the lights are very bright and are very useful when trying to open the front door late at night. I have even used it to read a book when my husband has complained about the light being on in the bedroom!
The only thing is the lego man no longer has his arms as they have fallen off so many times that my husband has given up putting them back on, also his face has disappeared and the LEGO logo is wearing out as well. My husband also gives a grumble now and again that the torch is too big for his jeans pocket!
The torch comes with batteries but to replace them you will need 2 x CR2025 3V batteries, there are four tiny screws on the back of the torch so you will need a screwdriver.
Price - £5.99 Amazon, Tesco, Argos and comes in different colours.
For Ages 5+
Most of the keyrings I have on my car and house keyrings are gifts or just things I have had sent to me by the likes of Jack Daniels and other forms of advertising. This Lego keyring was given to me as a gift as part of a Birthday present earlier this year and is my favourite one.
I have it with my car keys because it has an LED light on the left foot of the man and this can be useful. The light itself isnt the reason I like the keyring, though. I used to be a big fan of Lego as a child as im sure a lot of you were also. I still smile when I see Lego as it is one of those kids play toys that have been round for what seems forever!
I am aware that you can get all different characters and Toys R Us and Amazon both stock them. The figures are a larger size than the original Lego figures but are not bulky at all. Their arms and legs move which is a good idea and they are well proportioned. The plastic figures in no way feel cheap and as they are Lego they dont feel like it will break.
I think these keyrings are a good little gift for someone - perhaps as a stocking filler with Christmas coming up. For around £5-6 they will make kids (and most adults!) smile :-)
When it comes to novelty things I am a bit of a sucker I have to admit. Most I love for the first week and are never seen again I have to admit but they are fun whilst they last. This is one of many novelty purchases it comes in the form of a lego man keyring with light, obviously an essential item for all, it can be purchased from Amazon for around £6.
The lego man himself is made from plastic and takes the exact same form as the lego man that people play with with lego sets only its twice the normal size this one is 7cm tall. He does however have the same funny little little head which moves, and claw like hands on arms which move and moveable legs and he is wearing a pair of bluevlego dungarees. The difference between this lego man and normal toy lego men is that if you press his lego symbol his feet will light up. The light up part is an extra novelty but can be quite handy if its dark and you need to see where to put your keys to get into your car. By no means is this little lego man going to work as a guide if you get lost in the dark it does not have flash light ability, but for smaller little tasks like getting you key in the right place it is useful. If the batteries run out you will need 3 x CR2025 3V batteries this hasn't happened to me yet but when it does I know what to look for.
The lego man comes on a standard loop keyring to obviously keep your keys on and is a fun novelty product for all.
5 stars to my light up lego man.
Let me begin this review with a confession. I am a fully grown adult with a bit of a lego addiction, I don't know what it is but I have always been strangely drawn to lego.
I purchased my first Lego key light about a year ago when I saw him sitting on the shelf in toys r us, I simply could not resist...
The key light is basically a lego figure keyring which has little torch lights in each foot. The figure is larger than the standard lego figure standing at 8cm high and has moveable arms, legs and head exactly like the standard lego figure. The key chain is attached to the top of the figures head. The figure is available in two colour options, he comes either with red body and legs and blue arms or blue body and legs and red arms.
The button to activate the torch has the lego logo printed on it and is located in the centre of the figures body, simply press and hold the button to turn the torch lights on, you must keep the button pressed or the lights go out.
The key light comes already with batteries included, should you ever need to replace it takes 2 x CR2025 3V. The battery compartment is locate at the back of the figure, it is fastened with 4 small screws so a screwdriver is required should you need to open it.
I really like this product but it is not without its faults, yes it is really handy for finding the keyhole in the dark but it is a bit too big to keep in your pocket. My other gripes with this product is the fact that the face starts to wear off after a while and after I'd had mine for around 6 months one of the arms fell off..
That said as soon as the little fellow lost his arm I had to go out and buy another to replace him as I really didn't want to go back to a normal boring old keyring...
I purchased my first key light from toys r us and his replacement from Smyths 6 months later, on both occasions the price was £4.99.
I would definitely recommend this product, it is primarily a novelty fun item but is still quite useful if somewhat bulky key ring/torch.
When it comes to novelty tat, the good old keyring never fails to disappoint, being a format that lends itself to pretty much every franchise ever created. The lego light keyring is a pretty decent product howeve,r, being well-made out of nicely-moulded plastic, and being made to the exact same specifications as usual legomen, with little square legs and feet, clamp-like hands and a little tubular head, and with a little 'LEGO' logo on his chest in this case, with but one difference from usual- the thing is about twice as big as normal lego-men, which is perfect really as had it been normal-sized then it would have been too small to serve its purpose really as an item to help you from losing your keys.
The legoman keyring does also have another function, possessing little flashlights on the soles of his feet that are activated when the badge on his chest is pressed in, and this light is reasonably powerful, making this useful for, say, messing about at the back of a desktop computer sorting out cables, or a thousand other similar uses, making it a great gift for mechanically-minded lego-nerds out there as well as a practical keyring for older children as well. It comes with a standard shiny metal loop on a chain, into which keys can be placed, and its arms and legs are movable, so it can also be played with as a regular leg-toy, although obviously its size makes it incompatible with standard lego pieces. Still, it makes for a good king-kong-style monster legoman, and is a nicely made product all round. At a fiver its a hell of a lot of money to pay for a keyring however, but the quality of its build does go some way towards making up for the expensive price.
Now I remember glow in the dark Lego, but light up Lego is a whole new ball game. Imagine having a little man who lights up whenever you press his tummy. That is the concept behind this action figure. He is similar in terms of looks to Lego people, but is double the size and also has a big bit of metal attached to him, which means you can use him as a key fob. You could also include him on a standard game of Lego, maybe have him as a giant who has invaded the village and is going to stomp over everyone!
The man has a blue boiler suit on with a Lego logo on it. The colours are bright and appealing, though they do like a bit too basic. A little articulation on the chest at least would have added some character. I would have liked some hair too, his bald look leaves him looking incomplete, though his facial expression is chirpy enough.
The highlight of this figure are the little lights in his feet which illuminate when you press his tummy. Bright enough to light up a dark room for a split second, but not quite torch standard, this is a novelty touch which could please younger kids or be useful for adults to have in their cars.
He can be posed like a normal Lego man so you can play with him, though I would use him as a tool I think. Expect to pay about five pounds for this chap, which is a fair enough price for a figure which lights up. A good idea for a gimmicky birthday gift or for a hardcore Lego fan.
The Lego Key Light Keyring came out just recently, and is surprisingly reasonably priced! You can expect to pay up to £7 for a standard Lego minifig keyring, yet this adorable little guy complete with working lights costs only £4.99! It's £4.99 if you buy it in store at Toys R Us, but if you buy it online, everywhere seems to have priced it at £5.99, including Amazon. That's still a pretty fair price for this though.
Inside the smart little packaging you'll find a little Lego minifigure who is about twice the size of a standard minifig. He's been made in perfect proportions, and looks like he'd be right at home living in a little Lego house or driving around in a Lego car. He's even got circular dimples in his feet, in the same way which standard minifigs do so that they can fit onto bricks and boards.
These dimples in his feet actually light up though, and with an extremely powerful little light which surprised me. There is light in both feet, so you can use him like a torch with his body straight, or as in the picture you can just have one of his little feet pointing upwards. He's fully posable the same as regular minifigs are, so you can even sit him down and have his feet shining away if you want to. I know it's quite sad, but I can't get over how cute this little guy is.
To work him, you hold down his tummy button (the Lego logo). He only lights up while you're holding the button down, which is great for kids as there's not too much risk of them running his batteries out overnight by forgetting to switch him off in their bag. Obviously this isn't just for kids though, and it looks at home on adult Lego fans' keyrings just as much as it does on a teenager's or child's.
This is a great little product at a surprisingly reasonable price. This little guy looks great, feels like he's been made to a high standard and works really well too. As he's not available on the Lego Shop site, I'm not sure if he's been designed and marketed by Lego directly, or an affiliate company of some sort. Either way, I'm really impressed with this Lego product and would recommend it to all Lego fans, especially those who could do with a little light on their keyring (which is handier than you will have realised before you own one yourself!).