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Archive for July, 2009

Ace Kim | July 31st, 2009 | Sales News

7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon Now Available At S@H

Have you ever wanted a LEGO Millennium Falcon but could never afford the $99 price tag, or worse, the $499 price tag for the Ultimate Collector Series incarnation? Well, if you’ve been waiting anxiously for the Midi-scale Falcon, nows your chance to buy it. It is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home for the princely sum of $39.99 (plus tax and shipping)icon. If you’re a Brickmaster member, this would be a perfect opportunity to use one of those $5 coupons to offset the cost a bit.

This set’s gotten its fair share of jeers and cheers, mostly jeers from those that say they just don’t understand why a new scale is being introduced. I for one think it’s a brilliant model. The price point makes it accessible to just about anyone from little Timmy saving up a few weeks allowance to the Grandma trying to pick out a gift for her 35 year old, cubicle-environment working grandson and everyone in between. The size makes it perfect for display on an office desk, cubicle shelf, or fireplace mantle. Hopefully, LEGO will continue with this scale, and if they do, I have four words of advice: needs more capital starships.

Hit the image to order yours today!:

Ace Kim | July 26th, 2009 | Sales News

7753 Pirate Tank Now Available For Pre-order

The Target-exclusive 7753 Pirate Tank is now available for pre-order at And if you missed out the first time, you can also pre-order 7679 Republic Fighter Tank as well. Hit the image below, and do a search for “LEGO Star Wars Tank” to get the product links:

Ace Kim | July 23rd, 2009 | News

Additional LEGO Toy Story Images

LEGO has provided a set of their production photos of the LEGO Toy Story minifigs. They’ve been added to the LEGO Toy Story flickr group.

Ace Kim | July 23rd, 2009 | News

LEGO Disney Toy Story First Look

You know, when I first heard about the LEGO Disney alliance and that they would be making figures based on Toy Story 3, I felt a twinge of excitement. I mean, who doesn’t love the Toy Story movies? And seeing them rendered in LEGO minifigure form would make any fan wet their pants with anticipation. What I saw today at SDCC just completely blew my mind. The figures that were there were final production figures, so what you see is what you get. And I can’t believe just how AWESOME they are. Some highlights below, full pictures in the LEGO Toy Story 2010 flickr set:

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Ace Kim | July 23rd, 2009 | News

SDCC LEGO Brickmaster Exclusive Images

The SDCC LEGO Brickmaster Exclusive is a mini set of 10195 Dropship with AT-OT Walker. Yes, they combine. No, it will not be offered through the Brickmaster subscription. Price was $50.

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More in the SDCC 2009 LEGO Brickmaster Exclusive flickr set.

Ace Kim | July 23rd, 2009 | News

Additional 10198 Tantive IV Images

I saw the Tantive IV set today in person. It is pretty small and dinky. I was hoping for a larger set with a hallway to recreate the iconic opening battle scene in ANH, but alas, it was not meant to be. Still, for such a small model, it’s pretty detailed. You can view the 10198 Tantive IV flickr set here. Some highlights below:

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By the way, the cones are trans-clear elements with printed surfaces.

Ace Kim | July 23rd, 2009 | News

LEGO/Disney Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time First Look

I’ve uploaded my pics of the Prince of Persia line. Nothing too much to get excited about… except for the ostrich and the camel elements. Yep, you heard, me, an ostrich and a camel. I’m not sure what happened to the white balance setting in the ostrich pic, but the feathers are supposed to be black. Anyways, tt was just minifigs on display, and these were all prototypes, so please keep that in mind when viewing the images. They are all available for viewing in the LEGO Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time flickr set, some highlights below:

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Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2009 | News

10198 Tantive IV Product Page Up On Shop@Home

LEGO Shop@Home has updated their site with the product page for 10198 Tantive IVicon with some additional images. I’ve mirrored them below for your convenience:

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Don "Solo" Reitz | July 22nd, 2009 | News

Please Stand By…

Thanks to all the interest in the new Tantive IV set our servers have been slammed rather hard this morning. We apprecate other sites sharing the information and spreading the news around, but many have linked directly to the high-res pictures and as a result we’ve been intermittently crashing and throwing back 503 errors. We know no one meant for this to happen, so no hard feelings… but it’s taking some juggleing to get us back to full speed. We appreciate your patience.

Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2009 | News

10198 Tantive IV First Look

Take a look at the first official images of the Tantive IV playset. Weighing in at 1,408 pcs, it includes 5 minifigs including an exclusive Captain Antilles minifigure. It will be available starting in September for a cool price of $149.99 (CA $199.99 / UK £ 97.86 / DE € 149.99). Here’s the official Press Release:

The Star Wars™ saga begins!

Blasting through space with Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer in pursuit, the Tantive IV blockade runner carries Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 on a vital mission for the Rebel Alliance. Celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with this all-new version of the very first starship seen in the films! The Tantive IV features an opening cockpit, rotating and elevating turbo laser cannons, rotating radar dish, removable roof section and interior command center. It also includes an opening compartment with removable cargo transport vehicle and 2 detachable escape pods for the droids to make their getaway with the Death Star plans! Includes Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and Rebel Trooper minifigures. Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) x 7.5″ (19 cm) x 5.5″ (14 cm).

· Includes 5 minifigures: Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and a Rebel Trooper!
· Open the cockpit and place 2 minifigures inside!
· Turbo laser cannons on top and bottom can rotate and elevate
· Features a removable roof!
· Lots of interior details including Leia’s desk and command center with seats for 2 minifigures!
· Open the storage compartment to reveal the cargo transport vehicle
· Features rotating radar disc and 2 detachable escape pods!
· Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) long, 7.5″ (19 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) tall

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