Found via Kotaku, this here appears to be the first trailer for the upcoming Lego edition in the music game series:
Lego Rock Band is scheduled to hit this holiday season on all the major consoles.
In more StarWars.com news, Lucasarts revealed today that a new LEGO Indiana Jones-themed video game will be headed to store shelves this fall. Encompassing all four movies, this iteration of the game also features a level maker so you can design your own obstacles. The game will be developed by Traveller’s Tales, the same folks who made all the other LEGO games. Thanks to batsamd for the heads up.
If you’re interest in Star Wars as a hobby goes beyond LEGO, you may be interested in an upcoming book by Stephen J. Sansweet titled Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles. Sansweet has the world’s largest personal collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Housed in Northern California at “Rancho Obi-Wan”, he along with co-author and principal photographer Anne Neumann, will be publishing the contents of the museum to book format. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to be able to include EVERYTHING, but it’s a good bet they’ll be showing the more notable pieces, inluding some LEGO statues. Here’s an excerpt from the article published at StarWars.com:
Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles, due out from Abrams on October 1, takes the reader on a journey through cool and kitsch, from toys and costumes to life-size statues made of LEGO bricks to consumer goods such as candy, clothing, toothpaste — and much more. Drawn from the largest private Star Wars collection in the known universe, this stunning treasure trove of memorabilia and colorful anecdotes mixes fun with nostalgia, delighting both the casual fan and the serious collector.
Toys’R'Us brick&mortar stores in the U.K. are offering a free Chrome Darth Vader with qualifying purchase. Similar to the Austria/German deal, Spend £29.99 or more to receive your free Chrome Lord of the Sith. This promotion was stated by LEGO to start on June 7th, but thanks to forum member bigospedros for giving everyone the heads up that it has already started. Offer good while supplies lasts so your mileage may vary.
A bit off-topic again, but LEGO S@H has all of the new sets for the City, Racers, Castle, Power Miners and Agents themes. Space Police is expected to show up soon. Still no sign of IJ or SW but we’ll keep you posted if anything changes. Prices are exactly at MSRP instead of the inflated prices you’ll see at TRU ($10 more for 8970 Robo Attack! Shame on you, TRU. You’d think it was one of their exclusives).
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
There was an event at LEGOLAND, CA called the Star Wars Galactic Challenge Building Contest. The winners of the challenge (one in each age group) were able to pick a droid of their choosing to be rendered in LEGO form as part of the eye-popping prize package. One of the winners picked a Destroyer Droid, of which FBTB was able to get exclusive pictures of. You can read all about it and see the pictures of the model on it’s featured page:
This might be slightly off topic, but after reading reports of the Space Police assortment now available at Toys’R'Us, I decided to take a trip down to my local b&m store to take a look myself. Tons of stuff available from pretty much all the themes: Power Miners (2 sets), Space Police (4 sets), City (3 sets including the awesome camper), Agents (3 sets), and Racers. No Indiana Jones or Star Wars though Indy’s been reported as being seen at some locations. Star Wars is still a no show at the prom but maybe they’ll be making a more fashionable entrance. Could be contractually promised for August but who knows.
If you’re a fan of the landmark series of LEGO sets which include the Seattle Space Needle and the Empire State Building, then surely this will tickle your fancy. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has reached a licensing agreement with Brickstructures, Inc and The LEGO Group to produce a series of sets based on the famed architectect’s most notable buildings. An excerpt from the press release:
The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”
Check out the full press release at PrairieMod.com. Brickstructures has the first four landmark sets available for sale. The Guggenheim set is sold at the Guggenheim Museum. No word on its availability outside of the museum as of yet. Thanks to ki-adi-windu for the heads up.
I received the following press release for the upcoming Star Wars Weekend at LEGOLAND, CA:
Special two-day event features Xbox 360 gaming, Droid Hunt, daily costume contests ?and a special visit from Darth Vader himself
CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 20, 2009) – The Force returns to LEGOLAND® California on June 13 and 14 during LEGO® STAR WARS Days. Darth Vader and his 501st Legion of stormtroopers will invade the family theme park to interact with fans all weekend long, and LEGOLAND guests will also be able to take part in out-of-this-world activities like the Droid Hunt, video game battles, trivia competitions, building activities, scavenger hunts and daily costume contests.?
For the first time ever during LEGO STAR WARS Days, fans of all ages can experience the new Xbox Family GameSpace, where they can play LEGO STAR WARS games all weekend long. The Xbox Family GameSpace features 13 game stations, providing an optimal gaming experience. Xbox Family GameSpace is a new permanent feature at LEGOLAND California where guests can experience LEGO STAR WARS and other family-friendly games year-round.
One of the most popular LEGO STAR WARS Days events is the Droid Hunt. Guests of all ages receive “droid badges” if they are among the first to stop by a specially marked table in The Beginning of the Park, where they will learn a special droid quote from within the STAR WARS Saga. When guests wearing droid badges are “caught” within the Park by members of the 501st Legion, they must recite the quote to receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win fantastic LEGO STAR WARS and LEGOLAND California merchandise.
Other features and attractions include the LEGO STAR WARS Fan Gallery, highlighting LEGO STAR WARS creations built by local fans and LEGO Club members; Jedi Trivia Contests, which allow guests to use their STAR WARS knowledge to compete for fabulous prizes; and a Miniland U.S.A. scavenger hunt to discover scrambled letters hidden by clone trooper mini-figures. Those who locate all the letters and unscramble the secret phrase will be entered into a contest to win a family four-pack of LEGOLAND California tickets and exclusive LEGO STAR WARS merchandise.?
Also, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite STAR WARS characters and participate in daily costume contests. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories: 8 and younger and 9 to 15. Each prize is valued at more than $500 and includes exclusive LEGO STAR WARS toys, collectible gear and tickets to LEGOLAND California.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP is the leading name in location based, family entertainment, which has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 58 attractions and six hotels in 12 countries and across 3 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 33 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13,000 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Earth Explorer.
The 501st Legion is a worldwide STAR WARS™ costuming organization comprised of and operated by STAR WARS™ fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd. It is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group.
STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
In addition, FBTB in conjunction with LUGOLA and SANDLUG will be have an impressive display of MOCS. I am also currently accepting podracers from our building contest a few months ago for display. For more information, visit the podracer/LEGOLAND thread.
It’s always a lot of fun every year so if you can make it at least one of the days, try and do so!
Kaminoan and Co. over at FineClonier.com are hosting a contest! First place prize: your choice of a chrome Darth Vader or C-3PO figure. Second place will get whatever first place didn’t choose. The catch? All you have to do is create a stunning, one of a kind Jedi minifigure OR a Sith minifigure of your choice. There are other rules and restrictions so read the Jedi vs. Sith contest announcement for all the details.