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Ace Kim | March 7th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Six More Years of LEGO Games

This article about the working relationship between Warner Bros. Interactive/Traveler’s Tales and LEGO appeared last week on kotaku.com. An excerpt below:

The publisher (and developer’s) deal with the Danish toy company has been extended to 2016, meaning we’ve got six more years of LEGO games based on Star Wars, Harry Potter and whatever else can be whipped up over a boardroom table and sold across all platforms.

While this doesn’t necessarily give concrete proof that the LEGO Star Wars license isn’t expiring, it does give us some hint as to its future. Steve Witt has stated in the past that the license isn’t going anywhere, and I’m inclined to believe him. Yet, we still haven’t received any sort of official Press Release about any renewal. Fact of the matter is, it’s a cash cow that I am pretty sure is making both the licensor and licensee stinking rich. Why wouldn’t they want to continue? The only thing that could possibly sever the agreement is… I don’t know… leaked product information, maybe?

I’m just saying.

Ace Kim | March 7th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

LEGO Sales Roundup 3/7

This week’s Fred Meyer ad shows all LEGO Toy Story and Racers on sale for 20% off. Thanks to Kevin for this tip.

Also, at Aldi stores this week, LEGO MINI Racers and Creator sets are $3.99, MSRP $5.99.

Amazon.com and Walmart.com both still have 8036 Droid Tri-Fighter on sale for $19.00. Amazon has FREE Super Saver shipping on orders over $25 and no tax to most states making it the better deal. They also have 8087 Tie Defender for $44.00, down from $49.99. Not the greatest discount, but every dollar saved counts. Lastly, 5974 Galactic Enforcer is $74.99 with free shipping if you purchase from Legos 4’U’ and apply coupon code FIVOFF75 upon checkout.

If you have any more sales tips, shoot us an email or post in our Finds/Deals forum.

Ace Kim | March 5th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Tri-Fighter Rollback: $19.00

Walmart.com is rolling back its price on 8086 Droid Tri-Fighter from $24.97 down to $19.00. From all the 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets, this set is the best value for the buck, and at $19.00 with free site-to-store shipping, you really can’t lose. I have no idea when this sale ends so snatch it up if you can.

Update
: Amazon.com is having the same sale!

Ace Kim | March 4th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Toy Story, Sales News

New Magnet Packs Now Available

Three new magnet sets are now available! For Star Wars, we have a set with Chancellor Palpatine, Nute Gunray, and Onaconda Farr and one with Han Solo, Paploo the Ewok and a Biker Scout!

Palpatine Magnet Set

Han Solo Magnet Set

Finally, making their debut in magnet sets are Woody, Buzz Lightyear and a little green Alien!
Toy Story Magnets

Also available from Toy Story are four new key chains:

Woody Keychain Buzz Keychain Jesse Keychain Alien Keychain

Stop by your local LEGO store to pick these up, or visit shop.lego.com.

Ace Kim | March 1st, 2010 | Contests

Show Us Your Best ASS Model!

Your best Alternate Separatist Shuttle Model that is!

What did you think we were talking about?

FBTB is getting back into giving stuff away and all you have to do is a little work. Acquire a copy of 8036 Separatist Shuttle or extract one from your collection, add a canopy element of your choice, and build something awesome. Full details can be found on the contest page. You have until March 31 to submit your entry. Good luck!

Please use our contact form to send any and all complaints. Thank you.

Ace Kim | March 1st, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars

Chrome Stormtrooper Polybag

If you felt like dishing out $10 bucks for a Chrome Stormtrooper magnet seticon was highway robbery, you aren’t the only one. Well, there may be another way to obtain one without the magnet bits. Thanks to sstoroe from this forum thread, it points to a Eurobricks thread where a member was given a free Chrome Stormtrooper in a polybag similar to how Chrome Vader was packaged for purchasing a LEGO Star Wars set at a Toys’R’Us shop in Spain. I’ve downloaded and enhanced the image, and rehosted it on our flickr account, shown below. As far as I’ve been able to find out, it’s a Toys’R’Us only promotion, and so far only in Europe. More news as I get it.

Chrome Stormtrooper Polybag
Ace Kim | March 1st, 2010 | LEGO Batman

Xbox 360/LEGO Batman/Pure Bundle + FREE $50 Amazon Gift Card

Until March 9th, Amazon.com is offering the Xbox 360 holiday bundle, which includes LEGO Batman and Pure, with a FREE $50 Amazon.com gift card. Both items must be added to your cart, and the price of the gift card will be deducted upon checkout. Limit 1 per household.

Ace Kim | March 1st, 2010 | Sales News

LEGO Games Now Available

I got an email today notifying me that LEGO Shop@Home now has a few of their board games available for order. Monster 4, Lava Dragon, Pirate Code, and Minotaurus are listed as “Available” as of this writing, with only Creationary being back ordered for the time being. If you’re looking for the Harry Potter-themed game, Hogwarts, it won’t be available until August. Check out the LEGO Games
icon section of their site to see the complete listing.