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Archive for September, 2009

Ace Kim | September 9th, 2009 | Contests

Time For a Giveaway

Haven’t done a giveaway in a while, so let’s get to it. Email me your mailing address to [email protected] with BAG CHARMS as the subject line for your chance to win one of three bag charms pictured below:

Bag Charms Giveaway

Three winners will be chosen at random; prize awarded to each winner will also be random but if you’re particular about getting a specific one, just include that in your email. You have until 11:59pm PDT September 15th, 2009 to submit your entry. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Contest is open to anyone in the world that can receive mail. One entry per person, duplicate entries will disqualify you and you will be ridiculed by your friends and neighbors. You must be 13 years of age or older to enter; if you are 12 or younger, you may have your parent or guardian enter on your behalf. is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Any information gathered by is solely used for prize delivery and will be purged and deleted at the end of the giveaway period. will not sell or share your information. By you entering the giveaway, you hereby acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.

Ace Kim | September 8th, 2009 | Off Topic

In Other 2010 News…

I try not to post personal things on this site, but this time I couldn’t resist. Come January, my wife and I will be expecting our first child. We are having a girl. And we are going to name her Leia. That’s right, you read that right. Say what you will, start your nerd jokes now, but it is quite a nice name regardless of the obvious reference. And no, I’m not going to start calling her “my princess” or “Princess Leia”; the last thing I want for her is to get a princess complex, cause you know how fun THOSE kinds of girls are. And yes, my wife has agreed to it. And no, if it we were having a boy we would NOT have named him Luke or Han although Han does sound Asian…

In all seriousness, I can’t tell you how excited and nervous I am at the reality of it all. This is going to be quite a ride.

I had meant to post this awhile ago, but real life got the better of me trying to get as much home remodeling done as possible before she comes. That is also the reason for my on-again/off-again hiatus from the site. I don’t know what else to say much more than that.

I am going to be converting my personal site from a facepalm ascii art repository to a personal blog site in the next few days, so if you feel like reading up on my trials and tribulations of fatherhood as well as the other geeky things I’m into, bookmark it now.

This will be the last time I post something personal on this site until the next time that is. Thanks for reading.

Ace Kim | September 8th, 2009 | News

2010 Box Art

Thanks to Brick Thrasher and Mr. Mandalorian on flickr, you can take a peek at the box art for 2010.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 6th, 2009 | News

Win a Chrome Vader from HispaBrick Magazine

HispaBrick is hosting a contest, and your entry could snag you a Chrome Vader!

To enter, build a *new* 8×8 vignette of at least 30 pieces showing what you would do with a chrome Vader. Originality and humor are valued. The deadline is September 30th.

See page 22 in the latest issue for the full details and a sample entry.

Ace Kim | September 4th, 2009 | Sales News

[US] 10198 Tantive IV Now Available

The oh-so-desirable 10198 Tantive IVicon is now available at LEGO Shop@Home. And with free shipping (on all orders over $75) it makes the deal even sweeter. Hit the image to order!

Tantive IV

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 1st, 2009 | Sales News

[LEGO STORES]: Free Mini V19 w/ $75 Purchase All Month Long

Thanks to meeotch (and others) for pointing out this gem of news… I mean, who doesn’t like FREE!

I’ll quote him because he said it so well… (legalese… haha)

Offer valid Spet 1 – 30, 2009 or while supplies last only.

Item 8031. $75 minimum Lego Star Wars purchase required for offer. Qualifying amount applies to merchandise only and does not include applicable tax or shipping charges. Limit one coupon per transaction. Coupon must be redeemed at time of purchase. Other legalese.

Good online and in-stores. Different countries may have different qualifications (like in your own currency).

So $75 of LEGO SW and you get a free set? NICE! He says it looks like the same one from the Target Easter offering, so if you missed out… get it now! If you didn’t miss it earlier this year, but you going to buy some SW LEGO this month, get it at the LEGO store and get your free mini set.