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Archive for August, 2010

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 31st, 2010 | Contests

Final Day for MOC Madness Contest Entries

You have just under 14 hours left to submit your entry to the MOC Madness 2010 Building Tournament. Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Pacific Time tonight. Click here to view the rules and entries so far. Good luck!

Ace Kim | August 31st, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

One More Day For 10212 Imperial Shuttle

10212 Imperial Shuttle - 5

Just a reminder that starting tomorrow, you can order 10212 Imperial Shuttleicon direct from LEGO Shop@Home. Price is $259.99 USD.

Ace Kim | August 25th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Kotaku Previews LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Nahdar Vebb - LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Earlier today, Kotaku published a preview of the upcoming video game, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. It seems that with every LEGO game that Traveler’s Tales develops, they improve some aspect of the game engine and this game is no exception. An excerpt:

To deliver the experience of having multiple story lines in the game, Traveller’s Tales created levels that have you hot-swapping between storylines. While you’re playing one storyline, controlling a set of characters, you can see the other storyline preparing to unfold in a bubble-shaped window in the top right corner of your screen.

Shell said that during these moments, the game’s AI will take over for the windowed gameplay, making sure not to die, but also not completing the task at hand. This allows players to go through both story lines simultaneously, Shell said.

Ace Kim | August 24th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LULS Darth Vader Returns

Sort of.

Vader display at Target

Spotted at his local Target, Jared Burks (Fine Clonier) of fame spotted this Light Up Lightsaber Maxifigure of Darth Vader. Not only does it light up, it moves! Apparently, there was no sound as is customary with LEGO display cases, and if there was it wasn’t very loud, at least with this unit. Jared also adds, “Helmet looked a bit cheap like a blow mold instead of solid plastic, but who cares”. Who cares indeed.

Ace Kim | August 24th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Brickdoctor’s UCS V-wing

UCS Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing Interceptor

I couldn’t wait for Brickdoctor to post this himself in our MOC Showcase forum, so I decided to jump the gun a bit and show you all his UCS Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing Interceptor. His Venator-class Star Destroyer is nothing to sneeze at either. When I saw the thumbnail in the flickr pool I had to click to make sure it was indeed made out of LEGO.

Ace Kim | August 23rd, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Minifigures Series 2 Also Spotted in Canada

They wouldn't let me buy them like this

Trevor Van Alst (old republic) was able to purchase series 2 Minifigures from Canada’s one and only LEGO Store in Calgar, Alberta. eddy from our forums also reports buying them from his local Walmart store. The U.S. market can’t be far behind.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | August 23rd, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

[UK] Minifigures Series 2 now available at WH Smiths

Minfigures Series 2 is now available at WH Smiths stores, nationwide, subject to stock.  They’re priced at £1.99 each and are usually on display at the payment counter.  Ask nicely and they should allow you to search through the box using your chosen identification method (barcodes printout, iphone/android phone application, feeling the pack, using the force or just plain pot luck).

On the subject of the Series 1 sets, it appears that Asda stores are still getting stock of these or at least my local large store is.  Might be worth checking out the toy aisle if you’re in one.

Ace Kim | August 18th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Toy Story, MOC Spotlight

When Themes Collide: Toy Wars

Toy Wars

Okay Yaramanoglu (okayaraman) created a series of minifigs of the Toy Story cast dressed up as Star Wars characters. Though I object to the use of multiple Buzz Lightyears used in the same photo, nonetheless it is pretty awesome stuff! More in his stream.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | August 17th, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Sales News

[UK] TRU Toy Story 3 Garbage Truck Getaway (7599) 40% Off

Toys R Us in the UK have slashed an amazing 40% off this set, which is, in my opinion, one of the stand out sets from the Toy Story 3 line.  This takes the price from £49.99 to £29.99.  It’s available in store and online, subject to stock.  Click here to see this deal online.

Ace Kim | August 16th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Celebration Video

Star Wars Celebration wrapped up this weekend and I received a link to a video of LEGO’s presence at the event. The video has a time-lapse segment revealing the mystery mural that was hyped just before the event:


BrickBuildr from our forums attended the event with his lug, GFLUG, and posted some pictures to his stream.