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Archive for April, 2009

Ace Kim | April 30th, 2009 | News

Special Offer for May 3rd and 4th Revealed

It looks like you will be able to get a special poster of all the LEGO Star Wars minifigs made. No details yet on how exactly you can get the poster, but here’s a thumbnail teaser:


You can go to May the Force be with You! Celebrate 10 Years of LEGO Star Wars to check out their promotion page.

Ace Kim | April 30th, 2009 | Sales News

Austria/Germany TRU Selling Chrome Vader

I waited a little bit for confirmation on this, but apparently the Toys’R’Us brick and mortar stores in Austria and Germany are giving away a free 10th Anniversary Chrome Darth Vader with any purchase of €25. You can also just straight out buy one for €4,99 with no purchase limit. Bricklink is already flooded with them.

Ace Kim | April 29th, 2009 | News

New Clone Wars Comic at

Episode 12, titled “Clones don’t even know the….” of the online Clone Wars comic is now available at


Ace Kim | April 29th, 2009 | Sales News

Sale Items @

I got an email today detailing a LEGO Sale on

All sale prices are 25% off. As far as I know, Amazon does not charge sales tax (yet) for most states and they also offer free shipping on orders over $25. If you’re a parts monkey, the Eiffel Tower is your best bet weighing in at over 3,400 pieces for $150.

Ace Kim | April 27th, 2009 | News

LEGO Ambassadors Wants To Hear From You

Mike “Count Blockula”, representative for FBTB to the LEGO Ambassador program, requests your participation in a new survey for The LEGO Group. You can read all the details and hit the link to participate:

New AFOL/TFOL Survey from LEGO!

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 24th, 2009 | News

New 7753 Pirate Tank pics and info

Eagle-eyed forum member ROFLWaffles pointed out another new article on with info (372 pieces, and Target exclusive) on the upcoming 7753 Pirate Tank set.

If you want my opinion, and if we’re talking about exclusives, this set is *way* cooler than the overpriced-and-sure-to-be-a-boon-to-rare-minifig-sellers-but-still-a-neat-playset that is the Home One. I’m a sucker for hovertanks and gritty cobbled-together pirate scrap heaps, and this one looks like a winner. Not only do you get the wicked model, you get the minifigs seen below:

Ignore Obi-Wan for a minute. Look at those pirates. Those guys are AWESOME. This set can’t get here soon enough. The last Special Edition Target set I bought was that other rad hovertank: what did Target do to score the best exclusives?

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 23rd, 2009 | MOC Spotlight, News

UCS Models by Gareth

Gareth Bowler, longtime SW mocmaker extraordinaire, has been posting some new/newish/old models to Brickshelf. Here’s a couple of his latest, a UCS Speederbike, and an updated A-Wing!

Click here for the full gallery!

Of the two, my favorite is the speederbike, which has some really great details I like, such as tires for the handle grips, and some fantastic greebling where the steering vanes connect to the main body.

Click here for the A-Wing gallery!

The A-Wing is sleek as ever. The canopy stands out to me.
Click here for the full UCS gallery, which includes a new TIE Interceptor, Swamp Speeder, and General Grievous Fighter.

We’ve gotten emails and forum posts from people asking where Gareth’s spotlight page from the old site is. It’s archived, but we’re still trying to cement our plans for handling spotlights here on the new site. Although we may not end up featuring individual builders with their own pages like we used to, we still intend to highlight the best and most amazing Star Wars-related creations we find.

Share your thoughts via the Comments button below.

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 23rd, 2009 | News, Site News

More 7754 Home One info and pics

Thanks to forum tipster HothTrooper for pointing out another article at, this one featuring the upcoming 7754 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser set.

Included in the article are a couple new photos, and a final piece count: 789. And sorry everyone, but no “It’s a trap!” sound bricks. :(

Ace Kim | April 22nd, 2009 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

10144 Sandcrawler $104.99 USD @

Thanks to forum member TooMuchDew, you can pick up 10144 Sandcrawler from for $104.99. This set’s status on Shop@Home is “sold out” and will likely not make an appearance again once it’s sold out through all retail channels. So if you’ve been waiting to pick one up, now would be the time. Hit the image to go to the page on Amazon.

Ace Kim | April 21st, 2009 | News

LEGO Rock Band Confirmed

Okay, so in our pursuit to cover all licenses, here’s a bit of news: TT Games, developer of the much beloved LEGO Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones games, and Harmonix, developer of the Rock Band games, have confirmed a LEGO edition of said game. The game is set to be released by the holiday season this year.

Thanks to liquidcross for the tip.