When I posted earlier this week asking for a volunteer field reporter for the Times Square event that happened earlier today, Maxwell Lux stepped up to the plate and answered the call. He snapped up a few photos and did a write up. A bit unusual for what I was looking for but worth reading:
You know that even in Times Square happening today, right now as I type this? The big reveal is a life-sized LEGO Star Wars X-wing model. Naturally, Gizmodo‘s got the scoop with the pic above. The below press release was also transmitted over the interwebs. We have a field reporter onsite who will be taking pictures and writing up his experience of the event which we will publish later today, so stay tuned.
If you want to check out a video of how the model went from concept to reality, Popular Science has that as well as a bunch more photos.
After the unveiling today, the model will find its way over to LEGOLAND California where it will be on permanent display. The arrival date for the X-wing will be June 13th, right in time for Star Wars Days happening on Father’s Day weekend June 15-16.
Both Amazon and Target have discounted the excellent 75002 AT-RT down to $16.15, down from $19.99 MSRP. It’s a penny less at Amazon. Target offers free shipping on the item; REDCard holders will also see an additional 5% off. Amazon has free shipping if you’re a Prime member, but let’s be real here, epic ground battles played out on your living room floor require more than one walker to stomp around, so you can’t just order one now can you? Order 2 to hit free shipping if you’re not a Prime member.
I would have done a fourth post for the Desert Skiff set, but Amazon raised its price on that set back up to $18.19. Target still has it listed for $16.15 but in store only.
Both Amazon and Target have discounted the excellent 75003 A-wing Starfighter down to $18.00, down from $24.99 MSRP. It’s a penny less at Amazon. Target offers free shipping on the item; REDCard holders will also see an additional 5% off. Amazon has free shipping if you’re a Prime member, but let’s be real here, epic living room battles require more than one starfighter to swoosh around, so you can’t just order one now can you? Order 2 to hit free shipping if you’re not a Prime member.
Both Amazon and Target have discounted 9488 Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid Battle Pack down to a paltry $8.55, down from MSRP of $12.99. Target offers free shipping on the item; REDCard holders will also see an additional 5% off. Amazon has free shipping if you’re a Prime member, but let’s be real here, battle packs are army builders, so you can’t just order one now can you? Order 3 to hit free shipping if you’re not a Prime member.
I just received my shipping notification LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite. The movie’s official release date is tomorrow May 21, and the price as it stands now is $13.99 for the Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra-violet set, and $9.99 for just the DVD version. This “movie” collects all of the cut scenes from the LEGO Batman 2 video game into one feature. No matter which version you get, you’ll get the awesome mid-transformation Clark Kent/Superman minifig.
Yep, a new cartoon is in the works. It’s called Rebels and it’s set in the period between the events of Episode III and IV. I approach this news with cautious optimism. I never got into the Clone Wars cartoon series, I’m only familiar with the LEGO product tie-in and man did I hate those sets. The minifigs were ugly, which to this day I still cannot reconcile in my head the logic behind the decision on why they look so radically different from every other Star Wars minifigures. It’s all Star Wars isn’t it? Anyways, the same Art Director behind the Clone Wars is also going to be involved with this new venture, so there’s a slight chance that, stylistically speaking, Rebels will look and feel the same as the Clone Wars which can be good or bad depending on how you felt about it. All I know is that this will give us LEGO fans new sets to look forward to. I just hope the minifigs look normal and not some freaky eyed abominations.
If you’re attending Star Wars Celebration Europe, you’ll have the chance to be one of the first people to see its debut. Otherwise, look for it on Disney Channel sometime in 2014 with a series to air on Disney XD.
Thanks to Jared for the heads up.
Sites GameInformer and Idle Hands are reporting that they have received the above promotional souvenir set to promote the upcoming Yoda Chronicles cartoon airing on Cartoon Network on Wednesday May 29th. There is also an event being held at New York Time Square on Thursday May 23rd at 11:00am. If anyone in the New York area is reading this and would like to be FBTB’s field reporter for the event, do get in touch.
Toys’R'Us.com is now selling 30261 Tonto’s Campfire online. You may also be able to pick them up in store. They are priced at $4.99 and qualify for the BOGO 50% off sale that is currently running. There is a quantity limit of 5 per order when ordering online. And if you pad your order to hit $79, you’ll score free shipping as well.
Wondering what to do with all those Iron Man minifigures? Well, the LEGO Club’s got you covered with this downloadable set of instructions to build “Iron Man’s Laboratory” which, in my opinion, should be called, Tony Stark’s Laboratory or Hall of Armor, but I get it. I understand if you don’t label everything as Iron Man it loses its appeal. And the name Tony Stark isn’t as marketable as Iron Man.
Seems like a fun and easy build. Smashing Bricks says that you’ll need the sticker set from 76007 Malibu Mansion Attack.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.
via Smashing Bricks