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Archive for April, 2009

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 20th, 2009 | News

New 7778 Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon info and pics has new pics and info about the new mini-scale Falcon. Head on over to check it out, and join the discussion already in progress on the forum by clicking the comments link below.

Ace Kim | April 16th, 2009 | Site News

Reviews Database Up

I finally got our modest reviews database up and running. While there are just a handful of reviews at the present moment, including our Power Miners reviews we did for April Fool’s Day, we’ll be working hard the next few days to enter our older reviews from FBTB2.0 as well as some new ones. It’s a little bare bones right now but as more are added, I’ll be looking to add some more functionality, all in due time. We thank you for your patience and continued support.

Ace Kim | April 16th, 2009 | News

Hi-Res Image of 8038 Battle of Endor

Thanks to The Brothers Brick, you can view an extremely high resolution (3666 x 2531) image of 8038 Battle of Endor in Chewk’s flickr stream. You can see a lot of detail, including the creepily painted eyes on the Ewoks, Leia’s new hair mold, Endor Rebel Trooper helmets, and more.

The set will be release in August of this year and will retail for $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD. For more pictures and video, visit our Toy Fair 2009 page.

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 15th, 2009 | News

Reminder: Monster’s Revenge Contest!

Monsters' Revenge

The “Monsters’ Revenge” contest is nearing its end. Midnight PST on Friday the 17th of April is your deadline. Can you help build the rock monsters’ defense against the intruding h00manz?

Check out the competition so far here in the official contest thread, and catch a breakdown of the rules past the break.

Ace Kim | April 14th, 2009 | News

New Clone Wars Comics At

If you can’t get enough of the Clone Wars animated series, especially now that they’re on break, point your browser over to They have an excellent, fully CG-animated series of Clone Wars comics that you can view. There are 10 episodes in the first “season”, and the second season just started with #11; all of which are viewable through the site. The animated comics tie in the storyline you see in the LEGO Club and Brickmaster magazines but told from a different perspective. The current story arc is The Hunt for R2-D2. Will the Republic forces find the droid before the Separatists? Follow the comics and find out!

Clone Wars Comic

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 12th, 2009 | Forum, News

And The Winners Are…

The race is finally over and here are the prize winning entries:

Coming in first with a total of 163 votes, Turkguy19’s Red Fleet Racer:

In second with 159 votes, Larry Lars’ Spinner Pod:

And in third with 133 votes, Pepa Quin’s iPod Racer:

Check out the comments thread to see how the rest of the final entries placed and to congratulate all who participated.

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 11th, 2009 | Forum, MOC Spotlight, News, Site News

Final Lap

OK Bothans, the race is back on and the competitors are headed out on the track. The ranks are mixed up as they leave the chaotic pit lane, some got hit harder than others… but no one was immune. The more damage dealt, the farther back they start the final lap. Curious how the high and low ends of the rankings were the biggest targets, and that classy iPod Racer ended up as the most loathed by a single vote over the Desert Nomad. Meanwhile the G-pod, Exo Racer and Unspod had the lightest attacks… maybe these sleepers from the center of the pack are going to burst through to the front to take the win!

Here is the voting lineup for the final lap (but NOT the current rankings!):


Make sure you stop by the final lap thread to get your votes in!

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 10th, 2009 | News

Second Lap Recap & Devious New Poll

Lap 2 is complete and the entries are headed to the pit lane before completing the race… so what better time to try and hinder your competition with some good natured sabotage? Stop by the special one day thread to cast your votes against your least favorite entries to take them down a notch and mix up the totals a bit!

Here’s the current standings for the lead racers:


Ace Kim | April 9th, 2009 | Sales News

[US] 10143 Death Star II Now $149.98 *SOLD OUT*

Methinks LEGO S@H is doing a little spring cleaning. In addition to the other sets that went on sale, you can now pick up 10143 Death Star IIicon for $149.98 for 3,417 pieces; that’s $50 less than the previous sale price. Need light bley? This would be a good set to pick up for that.

Update: This set is now sold out.

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 9th, 2009 | Reviews

Review: 7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter

(The set is on sale at Amazon this week!)

Magma-wha? Manga guard? What does this have to do with anime? Oh, Magnaguard. Okay.

On to this review business.