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Archive for May, 2009

Ace Kim | May 10th, 2009 | Sales News

Visual Dictionary Delayed

Amazon updated the release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. It’s now set to ship between October 19 and October 23. If you’ve placed a preorder for the product through Amazon, you may need to sign into your account and approve of the delay. And if you haven’t pre-ordered yet, I have to ask, why not? It’s the safest way to guarantee yourself the lowest-priced copy, even if the price lowers again before the release date. It’s also the best way to get the exclusive minifig that’s included (identity of the minifig yet to be revealed).

Pre-order LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary from

Ace Kim | May 10th, 2009 | News

Detailed Images of 8038 Battle of Endor Minifigs

This one’s got me scratching my head, but apparently some of the August sets are available for purchase depending on what part of the world you’re from, namely Japan and possibly Denmark. I’ve been reading so many forum messages and other web pages, that I can’t quite pinpoint exactly where the info originated from. Plus it’s late and I’m not quite thinking clearly. Anyways, there have been a host of new images popping up of the new minifigures included in 8038 Battle of Endor. I’ve rehosted the images in this post for your convenience. Hit the link to see them.


Ace Kim | May 8th, 2009 | Events, Off Topic

Off Topic: Battlestar Galactica Auction

If you’re a fan of the Battlestar Galactica series and live in or around the Pasadena, CA area, stop by the Pasadena Convention Center today through May 10th. Among all the BSG props you can geek out on, our very own Ryan Wood and members of ChiefLUG has set up a display of a BSG hanger, several Vipers and Raptors sent in from across the country, all rendered in LEGO form. For pictures of the event, visit ChiefLUG on flickr. For more information regarding the auction, visit the Battlestar Galactica Props and Costumes Auction website.

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2009 | Sales News

Special Discount On 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon

I got another email with some more May 4th goodies. Right now, you can order 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falconicon at a discount of 25% off, $374.99.

The email also states:

Plus, on May 3rd and 4th only, be entered in a chance to win a first-edition Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon

But there’s no other information as to how. This may be a LEGO retail brand store effort. The first-edition UCS Falcon came with a special first-run certificate that was only available during the first production run of the set.

Update: I got yet another email with more details:

Place an order through on May 3rd or May 4th and you will receive an exclusive LEGO Star Wars poster, each individually numbered up to 15,000, celebrating the LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary and featuring over 160 minifigures that have appeared in a LEGO Star Wars set in the last 10 years. You will also automatically be entered to win a first-edition LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon – number 5, 6 or 7.*!

Hit the image to go directly to their promotion page.

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2009 | News, Sales News

May 3rd/4th S@H Offer More Details Revealed

I got some early details for the special offer from LEGO S@H regarding the minifig poster:

Celebrate 10 years of LEGO Star Wars with the LEGO Shop! Get a FREE limited edition poster with purchase on on May 3rd and 4th only, while supplies last. Each individually numbered poster features over 160 LEGO Star Wars minifigures based on costume from the last 10 years. Go to at 12:01 am EST on May 3rd to find out more details and for another special announcement!

May the Force be with You! Celebrate 10 Years of LEGO Star Wars

SAH LEGO Star Wars Poster

The Good: there’s no minimum purchase. The Bad: it’s only through Shop@Home and won’t be available through their brand stores. But something else may be available once they reveal the details of their other announcement. And The Ugly: the poster will be shipped to you folded. Unfortunately, that was the only way they were able to offer the poster in order to keep costs down and keep logistical details to a minimum.

Ace Kim | May 1st, 2009 | Forum, News

May The Fourth Be With You 10th Anniversary Celebration

LEGO Star Wars isn’t the only game in town celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. FBTB was born the same year the LEGO Star Wars products hit the streets. We’ve had a couple of rough spots over the course of our history, but I can say with confidence that the current state of affairs ever since the relaunch, which I affectionately refer to as FBTB 3.0, has never been better. Part of that is due to the awesome staff I have working with me on the site. And a HUGE part of that is our community. In order to celebrate, I’ve cooked up a very special giveaway as a way of saying thanks.