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Ace Kim | May 28th, 2010 | LEGO Prince of Persia, News

LEGO Prince of Persia Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal

LEGOClubTV uploaded a new LEGO Prince of Persia cg animation, narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal himself. With the same quality as their previous efforts, it’s quite nice, even if it seems like a commercial. But hey, it’s probably one of the best commercials they’ve done. Video below:

Ace Kim | May 28th, 2010 | LEGO Batman, MOC Spotlight

Remote Control Tumbler

It took me a while to warm to the Tumbler from the Nolan Batman films. I still think the Batpod is a bit gimmicky but regardless, pastormacman from our forums brings us this excellent Tumbler MOC that not only looks spot on but is remote-controlled enabled to boot. He’s even got video to prove it.

Ace Kim | May 28th, 2010 | LEGO Indiana Jones, Sales News

Cheapskates Rejoice! LEGO Indiana Jones 2 $20

Are you cheap? Do you look longingly at fountains and wishing wells wondering who in their right mind would throw good money away? When you go to a restaurant, do you ask for a group discount if more than one person orders the same dish? If so, then here’s a deal for you: Amazon.com is selling Lego Indiana Jones 2. The Adventure Continues for $20 bucks. It’s available for all the major consoles and for PC too! This is assuming you haven’t picked it up already, but hey, if you’re cheap, you were probably waiting for a price break anyway, amirite?

Ace Kim | May 27th, 2010 | News

Hell Hath Frozen Over: LEGO to Open Store In Canada

If this job posting is to be believed, LEGO will be opening its very first Brand Retail location in Chinook Center, Calgary, Alberta! Here’s the description reposted:

General Purpose: To inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow by ensuring the LEGO Brand, Vision and Values are exemplified in all store operations and guest interactions.
Primary Responsibilities
Get Results – Demonstrate a strong urge for excellence and work towards planned targets and goals while overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty. Monitor cash, inventory, product turn, shrink and maintain sound operational practices.

Leadership – Define and develop a team through active engagement, effective communication, collaboration, coaching and performance management. Inspire the team to provide a unique customer experience that sets LEGO apart from other specialty retail shops by ensuring continual product training
Collaboration – Work closely with your store team as well as the Brand Retail Operations Team, District Manager, Merchandising, Marketing, Creative Visual team and Human Resources to maximize store performance and sales.
Guest Service – Ensure the 5 points of a sale with a goal of completing all monthly mystery shops with a score of 100%. Inspire and coach associates to provide exceptional customer service and communicate their own personal passion for the LEGO product by providing quality product knowledge. Model the behavior you want to see and be the expert in providing a Signature LEGO experience.
People Development – Articulate what “good” looks like and inspire individuals to be the best they can be utilizing the LEGO Core Competencies and the LEGO standard of guest service. Target and hire individuals motivated to fulfill the LEGO customer service standard and who share a passion for the LEGO product and its fans. Conduct effective interviews that reveal top retail talent and oversee subsequent on boarding and training.
Qualifications: Requires at least 2 years of management experience in a high volume, multi-unit retail management environment. Must have previous experience with and knowledge of:

* point of sale systems
* recruitment
* selection
* training
* team leadership
* space management
* visual merchandising
* performance management/conflict resolution
* budgeting
* P&L statements
* Margins
* Scheduling
* loss prevention
* cash management

Effective organizational, verbal and written communication skills are also required. Computer savvy is a big plus.

Email coverletters and resume with expected pay to mailto:[email protected] or apply online.

Ace Kim | May 27th, 2010 | News

LifeLites Survey Now Open

Rob over at LifeLites posted a survey to get some customer feedback on your experiences using his products as well as to get some ideas as to what you’d like to see. Head on over to take the survey. It’ll take up two minutes of your time and you could win a lighting kit of your choice. What does LEGO give away by taking their survey? Nuttin’.

Ace Kim | May 24th, 2010 | Sales News

LEGO Star Wars 7749 Echo Base for $15

Target is having a sale on LEGO this week. Star Wars, Atlantis, and City sets are on sale for around 15% off. The best deal? 7749 Echo Base is a paltry $15 bucks, that’s 40% off MSRP. So get thee to a Target! But hey, I can understand why you can’t make it there: truck broke down, tree fell on the road, water main broke, a never-ending line of goslings following mama goose crossing the street. Whatever the case may be, you can also order online through Target.com or Amazon.com and pay for shipping to save you the trip. I used to think that paying for shipping was a bad idea if I can just drive down to a store and buy the same thing. But now that I have a baby, the convenience of having something delivered so I don’t have to make plans and jump through hoops to get out of the house doesn’t seem like such a bad idea anymore. Shipping from Amazon starts at $5.41, you pay tax no matter where you live, and even then it’s still less than retail. There’s a limit to 5 per order, but I believe that there’s no limit to the number of orders you can place.

Thanks to dane for giving us the heads up last week.

Ace Kim | May 24th, 2010 | LEGO Prince of Persia, Sales News

LEGO Prince of Persia 20% off at TRU

The Prince of Persia movie opens this Friday in theaters nationwide. Ye trusty olde tomato-meter doesn’t seem to favor it too much, but if you’re a fan of Jake or the game or just want some brainless action, I suppose you could do worse. I only played the first game on the Gamecube, The Sands of Time, and it was quite fun. I’ve read that the newest game, Forgotten Sands, plays like a direct sequel to that game, so I may have to pick that one up. Probably be worth the investment than going to see the movie.

I ramble.

Amyways, if you’re looking to get a Prince Dastan minifig of your own and you haven’t done so yet, this week may be a good time to buy as Toys’R’Us is having a 20% off sale ALL Prince of Persia toys, including constructions sets. With prices at MSRP, you’ll only end up paying tax. If you buy onlineicon, you’ll even score free shipping!

Thanks to Puddleglum for the tip.

Ace Kim | May 24th, 2010 | LEGO Rock Band, Sales News

LEGO Rock Band for $20

Amazon.com is selling LEGO Rock Band for Wii, PS3, and Xbox360 for a mere $20. Probably the second best deal we’ve seen on this game since Old Navy’s Black Friday promo last year. Tip your order past $25 bucks and you’ll score free shipping.

Ace Kim | May 24th, 2010 | LEGO Harry Potter, Sales News

LEGO Harry Potter Keychains Free With Game

Toys’R’Us is having a special deal for the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game. Put down 5 bucks for the game at any TRU retail location, and receive 2 free Hogwarts House collectible keychains. When you pick up the game on release day, you’ll get the other 2 keychains. Picture is below. According to the printed ad, this deal expires this Saturday May 29th. The game’s release date is June 29, 2010.

LEGO Harry Potter Keychain Offer
Ace Kim | May 20th, 2010 | News, Off Topic

End of an Era: Star Tours Closing July 27

It’s the end of an era: the Star Tours ride is going to be closing its doors for good on July 27th at Disneyland and September 8th for Disney World. I remember going on Star Tours a long time ago when I first moved here to L.A. It was AWESOME. And every time after that whenever I went to Disneyland, I made sure it was the first ride we went on. The ride is being replaced with a Podracing ride which is just not epic enough in my opinion. I’m going to try and go one last time. Too bad LEGO didn’t make a Starspeeder 3000 set. Wouldn’t that have been awesome?

Anyways, if you’ve never been on it, you can enjoy it through the magic of Youtube. There’s a bunch of videos of the ride on there, one is embedded below.

Source: Gizmodo.com