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Archive for March, 2006

Ryan "chief" Wood | March 30th, 2006 | Uncategorized

COTW Winner

It was another close race, but the polls are closed and our custom of the week is Dateman’s X-Wing!

Cast your votes in this week’s competiton!

Ryan "chief" Wood | March 13th, 2006 | Uncategorized

New and Updated Galleries

Tonight’s Customs post hits with all the force of a thermal detonator as no less than 6 new and updated galleries hit the spotlight:





First, the newcomers: Jawa_the_Hutt shares a speederbike.
Dateman debuts with his set of Minifig Collectors Series ships.
And Scout Troopa passes along a couple of ARC Trooper minifigs.

Now for the updates: Reto “warhawk” Geiger, UCS Master, shows off his Republic Assault Ship.
Darth Brother updates with a Sith Infiltrator and Blockade Runner.
Ed Southerland adds to his already-impressive gallery with an Oola minifig.

And a reminder to get your votes in for this week’s Custom of the Week poll! The next round starts on Wednesday!

Ace "onions" Kim | March 9th, 2006 | Uncategorized

New Poll Is Up

Firstly, I’d like to thank each of you who voted in the Ferrari poll and commented in the thread. Your opinion is, as always, invaluable.

I put a new poll up. I got some nice feedback from peeps who missed the ol’ thing. So with a little code tweaking, I revamped it so it’s a little more flexible on the back end and less of a headache for me to manage.

So, which is it, hmmmm?

Ryan "chief" Wood | March 7th, 2006 | Uncategorized

Customs!!!

I’ve been quiet on the updates lately, and to apologize I hope to make up for it with two new additions and two updated galleries for you all to peruse:

Update: I forgot to put Justin Tweet in my post last night after I’d uploaded all his stuff. Apologies!


Brian Wilkinson’s update features improved shots of his LAAT/c variant of the Episode 2 Republic gunship.

Justin Tweet updates with micro-scale Corellian ships.

New member Jay Myers shows us his colorful astro-droid transport.

And a carbon freeze chamber from Rocktarded caps off today’s additions.

Expect some more gallery updates very soon. (And stay tuned for a new round of Custom of the Week!)

Denise | March 3rd, 2006 | Uncategorized

Amazon Free Shipping

As noted in this thread in the FBTB Forums, change is coming to Amazon/TRU.com. ToysRUs.com is planning a split from Amazon, and in the meantime, the three LEGO Star Wars sets they have in stock ~ B-Wing Fighter (6208), A-Wing Fighter (6207), and TIE Interceptor (6206) will ship free. In fact, a quick spot-check shows all LEGO items shipping free. Furthermore, the LEGO Star Wars video games for PS2 and XBox are now $19.95 each (that’s 50% off, free shipping does not apply).

Ace "onions" Kim | March 2nd, 2006 | Uncategorized

Special Ferrari Poll

Steve has kindly asked for some assistance in a little project he’s working on. He has been tasked to gather fan opinion on what the next LEGO Ferrari car should be. So I’ve created a special LEGO Ferrari poll in our LEGO forum for you to check out. It’s open to the public so everyone can vote.

Personally, I think the 2005/06 Ferrari FXX would be the way to go. And I think this too, should be a limited run. Like, available for purchase only if say you buy a complete collection of their LEGO Ferrari sets. ‘Cause you know, the FXX was built only for their most passionate clients.

Update: I forgot to mention this but the poll is only up for 4 days, so get your vote in while you can.

Okay, so my first attempt at creating this poll didn’t go so smoothly. I blame phpbb for restricting poll resopnses to registered users only. In any case, I’ve resurrected the old poll that used to reside on the old site. You can now direct your view to the right hand side of this page to participate in the monstrous poll. Thank you for your time.

Ace "onions" Kim | March 1st, 2006 | Uncategorized

March Contest: B-wing Alternate Model

New day, new month, new contest! FBTB’s bi-monthly contest reign continues with the 6208 B-wing Fighter Alternate Model Building Contest. And yes, it IS as glamourous as the title alludes to. Click the link for details, but in a nutshell, build something else from the B-wing set, and you can win the original B-wing set.