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Archive for June, 2009

Ace Kim | June 10th, 2009 | News

How To Get A Chrome Stormtrooper For Cost

If youre hankering for a chrome Stormtrooper and dont want to pay inflated prices, youre in luck. Maybe.

You can order a Chrome Stormtrooper directly from the park. Cost is $12.99 plus tax if you live in California, and shipping starts at $7 for UPS ground. If you take a peak at this page, there are three ways you can order: phone, fax or email. The reason I said maybe is because I have had no luck trying to hail someone using the phone method, but you may be luckier than me. If youre emailing or faxing, youll need the following part number: 4560075. This is actually a magnet set, and you only get it the one figure. But it comes in a neat little anniversary-themed package. Limit two per order.

Good luck!

Update: I’ve been told that the park can no longer accept any orders at this time due to wanting to save a supply for this weekends Star Wars Days. If anything changes, I will update this post once more.

Don "Solo" Reitz | June 9th, 2009 | News

Chrome Stormtrooper Minifig just in time for Star Wars Weekends

Talk about out of left field: apparently LEGOLand California has already started putting these out for sale – because Eurobricks member PDQAg picked one up last Friday.

chrometrooper

More pictures available in his Webshots album here. And my thanks to Dano for tipping me off about it, I need one to go with my other chrome minifigs!

Ace Kim | June 8th, 2009 | Events, News

LEGO Store Openings

For those of living in the U.S.A., you may or may not have seen the complete list of LEGO brand retail stores. I present to you, the complete list of stores that have will be open by the end of the year:

  • Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, TX
  • Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC
  • Westfield Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
  • Kenwood Towne Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX
  • Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
  • Orland Square, Orland Park, IL
  • Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Concord Mills, Charlotte, NC
  • Arundel Mills, Baltimore, MD
  • Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
  • MyZeil, Frankfurt, Germany

Some of these may have already happened, such as the Frisco, TX and Annapolis, MD locations. Cincinnati, OH will have their grand opening on June 19th through the 21st. Dallas, TX will have theirs on July 17th through the 19th. I really wish they would open another store in the Los Angeles County area; cause we need something more west of Glendale and Aneheim. I’m just saying, an hour and a half drive to one of those stores isn’t quite “in the neighborhood”. Anyways, I’m glad to see more retail outlets opening in other states. And like all other store openings, they celebrate with a community activity of building an 8-foot tall R2-D2 model. All participants will receive a special R2-D2 printed Duplo brick, as well as a postcard, while supplies last. Each store will also have giveaways and an exclusive limited edition LEGO set. Dial your browser to http://stores.lego.com/en-US/default.aspx for up-to-date information on store openings and other events.

Ace Kim | June 5th, 2009 | Events

Reminder: Star Wars Days at LEGOLand, CA June 13 and 14

Just a friendly reminder that next weekend June 13 and 14 will be Star Wars Days at LEGOLand, CA. The special 2-day event will feature members of te 501st Legion in full costume wandering the park and interacting with guests for their droid hunt game. The Xbox Family Game Space will feature LEGO Star Wars games running all weekend long. There will be fan-made models on display courtesy of FBTB, Lugola, and Sandlug. There will be a ton of other activities for you to take part in. For full details, read the press release. It’s always a great time and we hope to see you there.

Ace Kim | June 2nd, 2009 | News

LEGO Signs Deal With Ben 10

From the It Came Out Of Left Field news desk, LEGO has signed an agreement with Cartoon Network to create sets based on Ben 10. I realize I’m no longer a person of age that would be glued to CN to catch the latest episodes of Ben 10, but I really wonder how popular this line is going to be. Spongebob seems to be the only license based on an animated series that has any longevity outside of Star Wars. Avatar came and went but to be fair that was part of a package license with Nickelodeon.

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Ace Kim | June 2nd, 2009 | Events

Reminder: Podracers Wanted for Star Wars Weekend LEGOLand, CA

Just a quick note that Star Wars weekend is coming up on June 13 and 14 at LEGOLand, CA. If you built a podracer for our Podracer Challenge building contest a few months back and it’s still intact and you’re interested in having it on display at the event, leave a message on the forum thread or use the fancy Contact Us page. You’ll need to ship me the model, and after the weekend’s over, I would, of course, ship it back. We have a big Tatooine theme going on, and would love to have some more eye candy for the park visitors.

Ace Kim | June 1st, 2009 | News

LEGO Harry Potter Revealed

And yet in even more video game news, joystiq has laid to rest today rumors that have been circling ’round the intertubes since March. There is indeed a LEGO Harry Potter video game being developed by Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. I swear TT must be living the fat life off the cash cow that is their LEGO License. Trailer below:

Game is set for a 2010 release.