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Don "Solo" Reitz | June 15th, 2010 | LEGO, News

More Feedback Wanted

I like how LEGO is asking fans directly what they want, and I love that this time I don’t have to sift through three pages of suggestions and comments to summarize you thoughts like in the previous outreach. The scope is narrower in this request, but it sounds a lot more promising for builders out there. Here’s the topic of the day:

Hi LEGO Fans,

the LEGO Community Development would like to know which of the already existing elements would be needed most urgently in missing colors. Some optimism presumed the number one of the resulting list could end in a “color change” and might be produced in the future.

To participate – the way is as follows:
Suggestions need to be send by email until the 30.06.2010. These suggestions will be sorted and afterwards published for a voting. The final chart will be send to the LCD Team.

For easier handling the suggestions should be aligned to the description of the BrickLink catalogue:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogTree.asp?itemType=P

Suggestions only will be accepted in a color which is still in production. So e.g.”Fabuland brown” is invalid because production of this color was stoped in 1997. An overview about the actual colors could be downloaded here:

http://x-brick.de/ambassador/colorpalette/2010LEGOcolorpalette.pdf

An example:

Part No: 50746
Name: Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3
New color: brick-yellow (tan)

The suggestions should be send to this email address: [email protected]

Ace Kim | June 13th, 2010 | Events, LEGO

LEGO Building Event at Toys’R’Us Stores 6/19

Just in time for father’s day, Toys’R’Us stores will be hosting a building event this Saturday June 19, 2010 from 12noon to 2pm. “Test your imagination, creativity, building skills, and guessing skills!” is printed on the ad. Sounds like a rousing game of Creationary is in the works. It also says, “Build a cool creation that Dad will love!” They will be giving away prizes and giveaways for the event. The event is intended for children 6 and up and limit one giveaway per child. Their legalese is longer than the details of the event.

Ace Kim | June 13th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Free LEGO Star Wars Pen and Minifigure With Purchase At Toys’R’Us

Free Pen

Toys’R’Us onlineicon and brick & mortar stores are offering a free LEGO Star Wars pen with any LEGO game or construction set purchase of $19.99 or more. Excludes video games and electronics. Offer good while supplies last through 6/19/2010. The ad doesn’t explicitly say which minifig you will get, if it is a Star Wars figure, a Collectible Minifigure, or what, but if anyone out there knows, I invite you to drop us a line or post in the forum thread.

Update: Popular theory is that the minifig you get is the one that’s included in the pen set. Lame.

Ace Kim | June 13th, 2010 | Off Topic

And Now For Something Different…

Was cruising around the intertubes and ran across this comic. Gave me chuckle so I thought I’d share:

Ace Kim | June 10th, 2010 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

Falling Price on Fallingwater

Fallingwater

Amazon.com offers Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (LEGO Architecture 21005) at $71.75 with FREE shipping. This is the largest of the Architecture sets, and currently the only set where one can obtain mass amounts of 1×2 trans-clear tiles, 52 to be exact. With 811 pieces, it surpasses the golden 10 cent price-per-part ratio.

Don "Solo" Reitz | June 10th, 2010 | LEGO, News

New Info on Future Collectible Minifigs Series Waves

Steve Witt posted some interesting news to the Ambassadors about the yet to be revealed future wave(s) of minifigure packs. First of all, many retailers did not expect the first wave to be anywhere near as popular as they turned out, so expect future waves to have a wider distribution as a result. Secondly, and this is sure to vex a number of already displeased fans, the identifying barcodes on the bags are out: after wave 2 don’t expect that trick to work anymore. The whole gimmick to these was supposed to be buying a mystery figure, so it’s no surprise to me that the not-so-secret code wasn’t part of the initial plan and is now headed for the guillotine.

As for future assortments? You’re just going to have to wait to find out! You’re welcome to join in the speculation though.

Ace Kim | June 9th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

MIDI-scale Star Destroyer, UCS Lambda-class Shuttle

Bellicose from our forums uncovered some box images of two new LEGO Star Wars sets gleaned from a brickshelf gallery (which doesn’t appear to be public as of this writing), 8099 MIDI-scale Star Destroyer and 10212 UCS Lambda-class Shuttle. Images, albeit small, are rehosted below:

images removed at the request of LEGO

Brickshelf account.

Original post.

Don "Solo" Reitz | June 7th, 2010 | LEGO, News

Quick! LEGO Designers Want Your Input

The Direct to Consumer design team – the guys responsible for the big exclusive sets (think 10189 Taj Mahalicon, 10213 Shuttle Adventureicon, and 10210 Imperial Flagshipicon as a few examples) – are looking for feedback on why you buy the sets you buy and what you want to see in the future. But they need it fast… you have about a two day window to share your thoughts, so hit the jump to see what they’re asking and stop by the open thread to share your thoughts.
Don "Solo" Reitz | June 7th, 2010 | News

Star Wars Epic Scenes Contest @ Eurobricks

Heads up to any Star Wars vig builders: Eurobricks is kicking off a new contest with a pretty sweet grand prize: a super exclusive white Boba Fett.  There are three size classes: 162, 322, and 482 stud footprints; and it has the standard limitations (new MOCs only, no off brand parts aside from approved custom weapons, etc…) – but unfortunately it’s restricted to members who joined before the start of this month. Still… there’s a lot of overlap between our two great communities and I’m sure we’ll see some great entries pop up.

Announcement spotted on The Brothers Brick, full details available on Eurobricks.com’s Star Wars subforum. Best of luck to all who enter.

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

Buy Vader’s TIE, Get Snowtroopers FREE

Walmart is offering a LEGO Star Wars – Imperial Forces Playset Value Bundleicon for $29 bucks. That’s less than MSRP for the Vader set alone.

Thanks to Firespray and solo606 for the heads up.