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Nick Martin | September 26th, 2016 | LEGO Ghostbusters, Reviews

Review: 75828 Ecto-1 & 2

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You know, given my history and general tone on the stuff I write for the site, you’d think that this would be my perfect chance to rant about the new Ghostbusters movie. My love of the original was stated when I reviewed the original 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set (which remains one of my favorite sets ever). I’m pretty sure I’ve also talked about how I don’t tend to like reboots (though I don’t dismiss them out-of-hand most of the time). Yet I’m always calling out gender stuff in sets and reviews, so this seems like the kind of thing that could lead to one of those long and rant-y reviews that I’m prone to do.

But, to be honest… I don’t want to. The movie has come and gone, and shockingly, the original movie still exists and childhoods have not been destroyed. Tragically, the second movie still exists as well. I enjoyed the movie, but I also understand it wasn’t targeted at me. When people asked after I watched it, I said I enjoyed it, but also said how someone would enjoy it more they liked Bridesmaids or The Heat than if they liked the original Ghostbusters. It was good with the characters, but they were never going to catch lightning in the bottle like the first one did (and it was a real outlier compared to similar-themed movies of that era). Like the movie or don’t like the movie, I really don’t care at this point. I enjoyed it, but mostly will be covering it here in relation to the set.

Honestly, I purchased this set after I saw the movie, which I saw the weekend it came out. I just sat around not taking pictures, so it took me awhile to get around to reviewing 75828 Ecto-1 & 2. The story pack for Dimensions is showing up, and the movie will release on Blu Ray in a few weeks, so it’ll likely be back in the news again. At $59.99, 556 pieces, and six figures, there looks to be a lot of value in the set. It’s also just enough like the original to be recognizable, but when you put them side-by-side, different enough to be its own little set.

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Ace Kim | September 26th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO [email protected]’s Rogue One Force Friday Deals

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, Sales News

Best Buy Offers Discount On Dimensions Supergirl PS4 Starter Pack

Update: Amazon has matched Best Buy’s price. Prime discount does not apply, unfortunately, since it is discounted by more than 20%. Thems the breaks I guess.

Best Buy is offering a decent pre-order price for the LEGO Dimensions Supergirl Playstation 4 Starter Pack. It normally retails for $89.99 but Best Buy is offering it for just $49.99. But wait there’s more! If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you’ll save an additional 20% off bringing the price down to just $39.99. Amazon hasn’t price matched Best Buy’s price yet, but I think that’s just a matter of time. You’ll get free shipping regardless if you’re a GCU member or not, and if you’ve waited this long to get into Dimensions and have a PS4 system this isn’t such a bad entry point. For those of us that have already bought into the system, though, how does a $50 dollar Supergirl figure float your boat?

Ace Kim | September 19th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

The LEGO Batman Movie, Knight Rider Expansion Packs Revealed

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Knight freakin’ Rider. Soon you too will be able to fulfill your dreams of holding a minifig of the Hoff in your hands while you try making that cool wooo-wooo sound that KITT’s cyclopean eye made. WBIE sent over these images showing some of the new expansion packs coming out on February 10, 2017. Joining the LEGO David Hasselhoff minifigure and mini KITT from the The Knight Rider Fun Pack are two different packs for The LEGO Batman Movie: a Fun Pack with a silver armored Batman minifig and a Bionic Steed, and a Story Pack with Batgirl, Robin, and a Batwing. Check out Robin’s glasses! For those of you keeping score, you’ll need both packs to complete the LEGO Batman Movie gameplay experience, that is unless there are more unannounced Packs for that property.

You can preorder The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack right now off of Amazon. The two Fun Packs aren’t available yet, but we’ll be posting once they become pre-order-able.

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Ace Kim | September 13th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

This UCS TIE Interceptor MOC Is The Bees’ Knees

One great thing about the design of the TIE-series of starfighters is its modular design. One can attach any number of wing configurations to the standard ball cockpit with arms and boom, instant fighter. Imgur user jazzbass’s son did just that and adapted his UCS TIE Fighter set into a UCS-style TIE Interceptor MOC. The proportions look spot on and looks fantastic next to the official TIE Fighter set. 75095 TIE Fighter is still one of my favorite UCS sets ever, and this mod to the official set makes me love it even more for its potential of making other TIE variants a reality. Bring on the TIE Defender!

Check out the full gallery over on imgur.

And if you haven’t picked one up yet, head on over to LEGO [email protected] to get a copy of 75095 TIE Fighter for yourself. There’s a reason that it has a 5/5 star rating.

Ace Kim | September 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Star Wars

Amazon has put a number of LEGO Star Wars sets for sale applying some decent discounts that’s worth a look. Of interest is the one set I was waiting for a deal on, 75149 Resistance X-Wing Fighter. It’s currently discounted 15% and sits at $67.99, down from MSRP of $79.99. 75102 Poe’s X-Wing Fighter is also seeing the same discount. Other notable discounts include 75105 Millennium Falcon (20% off for just $119.99) and 75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter (20% off for just $71.99). The only bummer about the sale is that it does not include the Advent Calendar. It’s still full price at $39.99 but perhaps they’ll adjust that later today or this weekend.

Complete list below.

Ace Kim | September 1st, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

New Sets Now Available At LEGO [email protected], Amazon

Today is September 1, and that means new sets are now available for purchase.

And here is the list:

Ace Kim | September 1st, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Officially Reveals Rogue One Set Images

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Following up on the public posting of the images by Amazon Italy last month, LEGO sent over the an official set of images for sets based on the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There isn’t much new here that we haven’t seen already, but in case some of you missed it from before, here they are again. They also provided full product description and prices so that’s new. All sets will go on sale on Force Friday September 30, 2016.

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Ace Kim | August 31st, 2016 | LEGO Disney Princess, News

Build Cogsworth, Lumiere At Two Toys’R’Us Build-and-Take Events

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LEGO is not hosting one but TWO, count’em, TWO building events based on the LEGO Disney Princess theme. And if you’re a fan of the theme, you’re not going to want to miss it. Based on the picture above, it looks like you’ll be able to build Cogsworth on September 17th and then Lumiere on September 24th. What makes these build and take events a can’t-miss event is that you get printed faces for each character. This may be the one and only time we will get these as buildable characters. Mark your calendars and get there early!

Thanks to Mos Eisley for the tip!

Nick Martin | August 24th, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battles 20% off on Amazon

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We’ve gotten a bit behind on posting some sales stuff (stupid real life), but this one was a good enough deal that we needed to post it. 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle is already 20% off, sitting at $79.99 (TRU has a similar sale, but I think we can all agree that Amazon is better than TRU for everything). This set was an early standout just for getting us a few more spider clones (though, sadly, none of the current Web Warriors… I need my Spider-Ham and Spider-Gwen and Spider-Noir and… this list could go on for awhile), as well as a couple more towards a Sinister Six.

I’ve already purchased one to review within the next couple of weeks. Go pick up your 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle right now!