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Archive for April, 2010

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 30th, 2010 | MOC Spotlight

Too Cool Not To Post: Psiaki’s Batmobile

batmobile: BIG

We don’t feature nearly enough MOCs here on FBTB, and by that I mean any. But we should, right? I mean look at this. It’s huge, it’s awesome, and it has retractable guns that pop out with the turn of a knob (and an opening canopy with detailed interior).

So here’s the deal: you build something that impresses us that’s within the scope of this site (we’re still focused on licensed themes: Star Wars, Batman, Toy Story, SpongeBob, etc.) and we’ll post it under a new feature called MOC Spotlight that we’ve been thinking about starting for a long time but kept putting off… sound good?

Ace Kim | April 26th, 2010 | LEGO Prince of Persia, News

Prince of Persia Trailer LEGO-fied

If you haven’t seen it yet, there is a trailer for the upcoming Prince of Persia movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan. There is a LEGO version of the trailer that is shot for shot faithful to the original, both of which you can view below:

  • LEGO PoP:
  • Original PoP:
Ace Kim | April 25th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

TRU LSW BOGO 50% is having a Buy One Get One 50% off sale on all Star Wars items, including LEGO. Browsing their LEGO Star Warsicon section, I see a few of the more expensive sets as being in stock and available, such as the Tantive IV, Endor set, Venator, and Home One. Also, there is free shipping on orders over $100. Sale is good through 5/1/2010.

Thanks to Mark for the heads up.

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 23rd, 2010 | Contests

ASS Model Contest Finalists & Phase II Poll

Here they are, the top five “ASS” Models as picked by our forum members: (in no particular order)

Kuat A-36s Windshrike (01) by Morgan190 Neimoidian Gundark Wing by theRealJudeAbides

Crescent Mooner by Legohaulic

D-19 Enforcer by Nannan Z.Mo'tek by Cole Blaq

Now it’s time for the final round, where only the entries above will be pitted against each other in competition for the ARC 170 set and bragging rights for the “Best ASS on FBTB”. Come on by the forum and make your choice. This poll will run for one week, and I promise not to break it this time and re-start it in a couple days…

Nick Martin | April 22nd, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Reviews

Review: 7594 Woody’s Roundup!

Woody’s Roundup, Right here every day, Woody’s Roundup, come on, it’s time to play
There’s Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl,(yo-de-la, you-de-la, yo-de-la)
Bullseye, he’s woody’s horse, (grrr…he’s a smart one)
Pete the old prospector, and Woody the man himself, of course
It’s time for Woody’s Roundup, He’s the very best!
He’s the rootinest tootinest cowboy in the Wild, Wild West


Ryan "chief" Wood | April 22nd, 2010 | News

Model Builders Wanted!

I’m a Model Designer at Merlin Entertainment’s Legoland Development model shop in Carlsbad, CA. When I was hired as a Model Builder 10 months ago, we were working on Legoland Malaysia. Now we’re hard at work on the production of Legoland Florida. With upcoming Legoland Discovery Centers and attractions being announced at an exciting rate, the job security is awesome. Our shop is looking to grow even larger to accommodate the production of the new parks. And with that growth comes your chance to join our expanding team!

From Legoland:

Do you have what it takes to be a Master Model Builder? LEGOLAND is currently looking to add five people to the team at the LEGOLAND Development Model Shop. Work on exciting new projects for LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia and the new LEGOLAND Water Park in California opening in June. Applications will be accepted from now until April 30th.

Go here for Legoland’s career page and click on job id 291 Model Builder.

I’m happy to answer questions as best I can in the comments!

Nick Martin | April 21st, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Reviews

Review: 7593 Buzz’s Star Command Spaceship

This was among the hardest of the Toy story sets to review, mostly because it was the least iconic of the first wave, and, as I initially thought, the least interesting. It was designed on something never seen in this form in the first two movies… Buzz’s starship was the box the original Buzz Lightyear came in.


Ace Kim | April 20th, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Sales News

New Toy Story Sets At Toys’R’Us

Toys’R’Us has listed 8 new LEGO Toy Story sets on their website:

I’d add pictures and make it fancy but that would take way too much time. Toys’R’Us usually gets new LEGO Product first, even before Shop@Home; it’s just a matter of time before some of these sets start showing up at other retailers.

Nick Martin | April 19th, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Reviews

Review: 7595 Army Men on Patrol

Box Art

When I was a kid, which sadly, was probably before most of you were born, I had a few favorite toys. One, of course, was LEGO stuff. The sheer amount of houses, cars, and space ships I built was beyond belief. GI Joe, of course, being a child of the 80s. Transformers, and, yes, GoBots (my all time favorite was the shuttle GoBot, even more than my Bumblebee or Starscream Transformers… in fact, I still have that, while the transformers were long ago consumed by garbage bunnies).

Nick Martin | April 18th, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Reviews

Review: 7590 Woody and Buzz to the Rescue

Toy Story 7590 Box Set

Toy Story sets hold a special place in my heart. Not just because they capture one of my favorite movies, or come from the mighty Pixar, whose movies have set a standard that all animation, and even all movies, try to ascribe to. No, I love these sets because they created a sense of excitement in me that I hadn’t really felt since the first Star Wars sets hit. They are unique, and the first of the Disney line, capturing something that is already unique, and making it special.