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Ace Kim | May 20th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Collectible Minifigs Series 1 Now Available

Some reports are coming in that the highly anticipated Collectible Minifigs Series 1 is now showing up at TRU for 2 bucks a pop. I can’t find it on their website, so get thee to a TRU!

Nick Martin | May 14th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Update: LEGO Universe Pricing Announced

Hot on the heels of the pre-order for LEGO Universe, the subscription rates have been announced for the game. Surprisingly, they seem to be bucking the trend of other MMO’s and beating out the $15 USD average that most other games charge.

Currency 1 month 6 months 12 months
US USD 9.99 49.99 89.99
Canada CAD 12.99 64.99 119.99
Germany EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Switzerland CHF 16.9 79.9 149.9
Austria EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Denmark DKK 74.95 374.95 674.95
Swenden SEK 99.5 499.5 899.5
Norway NOK 89.5 449.5 799.5
Finland EUR 9.99 49.95 89.99
Holland EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Belgium EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
UK GBP 7.49 39.99 69.99
Ireland EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
France EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Spain EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Portugal EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Italy EUR 9.99 49.99 89.99
Hungary HUF 2890 14450 25999
Poland PLN 39.95 199.95 359.95
Czech CZK 249 1249 2249
Ace Kim | May 13th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

LEGO Universe Pre-Order Details

Is it pre-order or preorder? Anyways, when licensed news is slow, it is slow. Good thing there are plenty of other newsworthy items to report on, like LEGO Universe.

If you’re not one of the eleventy billion people playing World of Warcraft and looking for something more kid friendly and less challenging, you can place your preorder for the LEGO MMO, LEGO Universe starting 12am local time Friday May 14. That’s midnight Thursday. Me personally, I’d start checking the site at 9pm PST. With your preorder, you’ll receive an exclusive minifigure made especially for the game, a code to unlock the same minifigure in game, and guaranteed game delivery to play on release date. This limited time offer is good in store and online with the exception of Australia/New Zealand & Asia/South Korea. More terms and conditions apply, check out the site for more details. Unfortunately, I don’t have a pic of the minifigure, but there’s a rendering of it on the Universe site at http://universe.lego.com/en-us/campaign/preorder.aspx.

LEGO Brand Retail
Ace Kim | May 8th, 2010 | LEGO, News

10213 Shuttle Adventure

Unveiled last night at the Brick Magic event in North Carolina, 10213 Shuttle Adventure is the latest direct-to-consumer offering from LEGO Shop@Home. Full details below:

10213 – Shuttle Adventure
Ages 16+. 1,204
US $99.99 CA $129.99 UK £ 79.99 DE 89.99 €

Blast off on an outer space mission!

Standing 17.5″ (44cm) tall and 10″ (25.5cm) from wing tip to wing tip, this detailed and realistic space shuttle is ready to count down and blast off on its next exciting mission into space! You can take off from the launch pad, separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets, and deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels. Shuttle model features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit with seats for 2 astronauts, opening cargo compartment with a crane that can hold the satellite and a ground maintenance vehicle. Includes 3 minifigures: 1 male and 1 female astronaut, as well as 1 service crew member.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: 1 male and 1 female astronaut as well as 1 service crew member!
  • Features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit with seats for 2 astronauts and even a ground maintenance vehicle!
  • Take off from the launch pad!
  • Separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets!
  • Deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels!
  • Open the cargo compartment to reveal the crane that can hold the satellite!
  • Shuttle Adventure stands 17.5″ (44cm) tall and measures 10″ (25.5cm) from wing tip to wing tip!

This set will be available exclusively from LEGO Shop@Homeicon beginning of June 2010, less than a month away! Pictures below:

10213 MAIN
10213 FRONT 10213 SIDE PANEL 10213 BACK 10213 FRONT 10213 BACK 10213 BACK 10213 SIDE_PANEL 10213 BACK 10213 BACK 10213 BACK 10213 FIGURE 1 10213 FIGURE 2 10213 WALKING MINIFIGS 10213 GROUP 10213 LAMPS AND CAR 10213

Assets provided by The LEGO Company.

Ace Kim | May 4th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Trilogy Retold In 2 Minutes 13 Seconds Using LEGO

Title says it all, a very humorous take on the three films:

May the 4th be with you!

Don "Solo" Reitz | May 3rd, 2010 | Contests

And the Winner, with the Best ASS on FBTB, is….

Legohaulic, with the Crescent Mooner!

Crescent Mooner (by Legohaulic)

Congratulations,and thank you to all the members who entered this contest. We saw some great models and had ourselves quite a bit of childish snickering… and in the end, what more can you ask for?

Tyler: please shoot Ace a PM or email so he can get your shipping address to send off you well earned prize (a brand new 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter!)

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Shop@Home May 3rd / 4th Promotion

It is now time to reveal what the May 3rd and 4th Star Wars promotion is. There are 4 components to this promotion. Keep in mind that these deals ONLY apply to LEGO Shop@Home and not the brand retail locations.

  • Free LEGO Star Wars sticker sheet with any purchase on 3rd 4th May 2010.
    Star Wars Sticker Sheet Front

    – Every LEGO Star Wars purchase made during these two days will receive a free sticker sheet.

    Star Wars Sticker Sheet Back
  • Free Shipping on all orders globally
    – There is a minimum order to qualify for free shipping. For the US and Canada, your order must be $75 or more; for the UK, £50 or more; and the rest of Europe, €55 or more.
  • Star Wars Sales and Deals
    – Magnets are on sale 33% off, and watches at 50% off. There are three big ticket items that are also on sale:


    Home One Mon Calamari Cruiser – 30% off


    Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker – 25% off – This is seriously an underrated set. You’ll regret not picking this one up.


    10179 UCS Millennium Falcon – 25% off US and Canada ONLY. This set is discontinued; once the current supply runs out, that’s it. If you’ve been waiting on picking one up, now’s the time.

  • Bronze Boba Fett™ Minifigure Giveaway
    Bronze Boba Fett Bronze Boba Fett

    – Everyone who makes a purchase on May 3rd and 4th will automatically be entered into a contest to win a solid bronze Boba Fett minifigure (1 of 2 in existence). Minifigure will come in a presentation box with an authentication certificate. There will be no limit to orders placed and only one grand prize winner globally. So if you’re going to order multiple items and plan on running a huge bill, place separate orders to maximize your chances of winning. Don’t forget about free shipping if your total meets the minimum order amount.

Unfortunately, nothing about white Boba Fett. :(

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2010 | LEGO Prince of Persia, LEGO Toy Story, News, Sales News

Toy Story 3 and Prince of Persia 25% off

The new Toy Story 3 sets are now out at Toys R Us. At the brick & mortar stores, select sets are 25% off:

    PoP Fight For The Dagger $22.49
    PoP Battle Of Almut $59.99
    TS3 Duplo Great Train Chase $26.24
    TS3 Trash Compactor $37.49

However, if you go to Toys R Us online, all TS3 and PoP sets have the 25% off sale.

If you’re lucky to find it in-stock, I highly recommend getting the Garbage Truck. Aside from being a great set, it also has the best price-per-piece ratio of all the new TS3 sets. Plus, in an astonishing turn of events, Toys R Us is actually selling it for LESS then Lego.com! ($45 vs. $50, or $33.74 if you can get it on sale).

For anyone looking to get the neat little Pizza Planet Delivery Truck, so far it is only available at LEGO.com.

Thanks to dane in the forums for some of this info.