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Ace Kim | October 30th, 2009 | Sales News

10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon Discontinued

Got an email from LEGO Shop@Home stating that production has ceased for 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falconicon.

Make sure you own the largest LEGO® Star Wars™ set ever produced. The production line has stopped on the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon™ – get one while they last…Plus FREE shipping!

This is the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars™ model ever! Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies comes the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s famous smuggling starship.

Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, it’s the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection!

LEGO Shop@Home offers FREE Shipping until 11:59pm EST December 6, 2009. Normally, Amazon.com would be a better place to order this set from to order this set from, but their lowest price with free shipping seems to be $623.95, and I’m not even counting last one in stock for $576.99.

If you missed out, this may be your last chance to get the best possible deal for this set forever. Make someone really happy for the holidays, be it a loved one or yourself. Once it says Sold Out, you’ll be paying an arm and a leg for it on the after market. Hit the image below to buy one now!

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Ace Kim | October 29th, 2009 | Sales News

Toys’R’Us 2-day Sale: 33% Off 7673, 7674

Toys’R’Us is having a 2-day sale for Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31. Amongst the deals is 33% off 7673 Magnaguard Starfighter for $33.49 and 7674 V-19 Torrent and $40.19. Sale is good Friday 3-11pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. Offer good while supplies last; no rainchecks issued. Check out the flyer for proof.

Update: Apparently, Canada’s getting some sale love too. This was taken from our forums:

Sale runs From Oct 30-Nov 16

Toysrus is having a few Star Wars, City, Space Police, Indiana Jones, Creator, and Power Miners sets on sale.

Additional Savings this holiday
-FREE LEGO Santa Keychain with $50 or more purchase on LEGO City or Creator
-$10 off $50 or more lego purchase from Nov 7 -16 (great deal if combined with other lego sets around $50 on sale)

Star Wars
-Battle of Endor $114.97
-Count Dooku Solar Sailor $64.97

Indiana Jones
-Peril in Peru $59.97

Power Miners
-Rock Wrecker $39.97

Space Police
-Squidman’s Pitstop $59.97
-Galactic Enforcer $99.97

Creator
-Firey Legend $44.97

City
-Garage $99.97
-City Corner $69.97
-Bull Dozer $39.97

There will also be some other lego city/creator that can be up to 20% off.

Thanks to forum member BlueDragonZ for the info.

Ace Kim | October 29th, 2009 | News

Newish LEGO Rock Band Trailer

New to me anyway:

The game is, obviously, geared toward the younger audience. When I saw this game at Comic Con, there was always a line of kids and adults alike wanting to play although some of the younger kids were having trouble with the concept; seemed like they just wanted to mash buttons regardless of cascading colored bars and potential for star power. In any case, what seemed at first to be an odd mashup now seems to me like a hit. No doubt it will be a cash cow for Warner Bros. Interactive and LEGO.

I gleaned the following from USA Today; it is the entire song list for the game. Tracks with a * will be included in the DS version:

All American Rejects, Swing, Swing*
The Automatic, Monster*
Blink-182, Aliens Exist
Blur, Song 2*
Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name
Boys Like Girls, Thunder
Bryan Adams, Summer of 69
Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting*
The Coral, Dreaming of You
Counting Crows, Accidentally in Love*
David Bowie, Let’s Dance*
Elton John, Crocodile Rock
Europe, The Final Countdown*
Everlife, Real Wild Child
Foo Fighters, Breakout
Good Charlotte, Girls & Boys*
The Hives, Tick Tick Boom!
Iggy Pop, The Passenger*
Incubus, Dig
Jackson 5, I Want You Back*
Jimi Hendrix, Fire
Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby*
Katrina & The Waves, Walking on Sunshine*
The Kooks, Naïve
KoRn, Word Up!
KT Tunstall, Suddenly I See*
Lostprophets, Rooftops
P!NK, So What*
The Police, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Primitives, Crash*
Queen, We Are The Champions*
Queen, We Will Rock You*
Rascal Flatts, Life is a Highway*
Ray Parker Jr., Ghostbusters*
Razorlight, Stumble and Fall
Spin Doctors, Two Princes*
Spinal Tap, Short & Sweet
Steve Harly, Make Me Smile
Sum 41, In Too Deep*
Supergrass, Grace*
Tom Petty, Free Fallin*
T-Rex, Ride a White Swan
Vampire Weekend, A-Punk*
We the Kings, Check Yes Juliet*
The Zutons, Valerie

You can rock out to Bon Jovi and Tom Petty starting November 3rd.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2009 | News

LEGO Rock Band Preorder Bonus

If you’re chomping at the bit waiting for LEGO Rock Band to be unleashed, you can get a small reprieve to help pass the time. Head over to Toys’R’Us to preorder LEGO Rock Band for the system of your choice (Wii, DS, PS3, Xbox 360) and you can get a snazzy Rocker minifigure keychain pictured below:

LEGO Rock Band Keychain

Or, you can just pay $4.99 for it and skip the game entirely. Johnny Depp was even more of a genius channeling Keith Richards for his Jack Sparrow role since, apparently, rockers are just pirates.

The game will be released November 3rd. FYI, the LEGO Rock Band tag is a sticker.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2009 | News, Sales News

Second LEGO Indiana Jones DS Lite Case Found

There is a second version of the LEGO Indiana Jones DS Lite case. This one is red and features a scene from the Temple of Doom:

Thanks to L.D.M. on flickr for the pic.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2009 | News

15% Off Lifelites Coupon Code; eLite Jr. Giveaway

I had a great time modding the Falcon. It was pretty easy to do and the results are pretty sweet. If you’re at all interested in doing this mod yourself, you have two options:

1) Buy the kit! Rob at Lifelites is offering FBTB readers an exclusive offer: 15% off all orders over $25 dollars. Offer is good until next Wednesday November 4th. One coupon per household. Enter code “FBTB” upon checkout and the discount will be automatically applied. Go to Lifelites.com to browse their selection and place your order.

2) Win a kit! Rob has generously donated an eLite Jr. kit as a giveaway prize. Shoot me an email at [email protected] with LIFELITES as the subject line to enter. Make sure you include your complete mailing address. Subject to giveaway rules.

Update: You have until 11:59 Pacific Time Wednesday November 4th to enter the giveaway.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2009 | MOC Spotlight

[MOD] 7778 MIDI-scale Millennium Falcon + Lifelites eLite Jr.

Falcon Mod Step - 26

When I was building the MIDI-scale Falcon set for the review, I was noticing just how much hollow space there was all around the ship. Then I got to thinking about modding it to have working headlights and a glowing engine; all that empty space should be enough to hide some wires and a battery box or two. I turned to Lifelites to see what was possible. After consulting with Rob, I ordered two sets of eLite Jr. kits and got my kits in the mail a few days later. If you want to see how the mod is done, hit the full article link below.

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Ace Kim | October 27th, 2009 | Sales News

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Available For Preorder

For more Amazon.com referral links In other video game news, it appears that Amazon.com has some preorder pages up for the next LEGO Harry Potter game. Titled LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, you can preorder the game for the following consoles:

  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DS
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation Portable
  • Xbox 360
  • And last but not least: Windows XP

And with Amazon’s Preorder Price Guarantee, you’ll pay the lowest listed price when your game ships. Preorder LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for your system today!

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2009 | News, Sales News

LEGO Indiana Jones Nintendo DS Lite Case

If the LEGO Star Wars Nintendo DS Lite Case isn’t your thing and you prefer whips over lightsabers, the LEGO Indiana Jones Nintendo DS Lite Case may be just what the doctor ordered. Available now from Amazon.com:

Thanks to Tohst for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 26th, 2009 | Reviews

Review: 7778 MIDI-scale Millennium Falcon

When 7778 MIDI-scale Millennium Falcon was announced with a preliminary (read as: leaked) box shot, people were up in arms about this set. Most of the complaints were focused on the odd scale. “It won’t fit with the rest of my collection” was a pretty common sentiment around the community. I, for one, and maybe a few others, saw the genius in this new scale.

7778_MIDI_Millennium_Falcon_1

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