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Archive for September, 2010

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 30th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

October VIP Double Points

Just a reminder, the LEGO VIP Program is offering Double VIP Points on all purchases at a LEGO Store, through S@H or over the phone, starting tomorrow. Promotion runs October 1st-31st.

Now would be a good time to buy that expensive set you’ve been putting off. The UCS Imperial Shuttle, for example, can land you over 500 VIP points!

Be sure to check the forums to discuss your hauls.

Ace Kim | September 29th, 2010 | News

Star Wars in 3D Coming 2012

Lucas wants more of your money. Lucasfilm announced yesterday that Star Wars will be getting the 3D treatment and is scheduled for release in 2012 starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While I’m not particularly keen on seeing movies in 3D, I think the action sequences would actually lend itself quite well to the format. Like the idea? Hate it? Sound off in the discussion already brewing.

Ace Kim | September 28th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

10199 Making a Comeback

10199 Winter Toy Shop

Keep your eye on this page as it has been confirmed by multiple sources that 10199 Winter Toy Shop will be returning this holiday season this Friday October 1, 2010 for the North American market. It also happens to be the same on-sale date as 10216 Winter Village Bakery. Now, if only they’d bring back the Holiday Train.

10216 Winter Village Bakery - 6
Ace Kim | September 28th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

[CAN] TRU Bricktober Promotion

Toys’R’Us Canada’s in-store Bricktober promotion kicks off this Friday with two promos:

  • Get a FREE 30050 MINI Republic Attack Shuttle with any LEGO Star Wars purchase of $35 or more. Offer good while supplies last.
  • Get a FREE LEGO minifigure with any LEGO purchase of $35 or more. Offer good while supplies last.

It’s unclear whether the promotions stack or not since you’re spending the same amount of money and unknown if this deal is good online.

Thanks to groupsrv for the heads up.

Ace Kim | September 28th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News BOGO 50%

Barnes& is currently having a BOGO 50% off sale on select LEGO items. Not all LEGO is included. So far, I’ve noticed that most of the Architecture series qualifies, as well as some Creator, some Games, Books (including the Brickmaster books), and other odds and ends. Do a search for “LEGO” and look for the “Kids Sale Buy 1 Get 1 50% off” graphic next to the item in your search results. WIth free shipping on orders over $25, you’re bound to find something worthwhile. Offer is good once per customer per billing address and expires at 11:59pm October 6 Pacific Time. Choose wisely and good luck.

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Update: BlueDragonZ provided a complete list of sets that are eligible for the BOGO discount.

Ace Kim | September 28th, 2010 | Contests

MOC Madness 2010 Winners

MOC Madness Winners

Out of a field of 89 entries, the battle for 1st place came down to two: Rook vs. Cole Blaq. This promised to be a battle of epic proportions. Yadda yadda yadda alright, enough of that. Let’s get on to the winners.


Ace Kim | September 28th, 2010 | LEGO Maersk, MOC Spotlight

Micro Maersk Transport

One for the Road

This is a micro-scale Maersk transport by Peter Reid (legoloverman).

It is rad.

Yes, Maersk is a license.

David "Draykov" Raykovitz | September 27th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Heads Up Rogue Squadron

Today is a blast from the N64 past, Bruceywan’s V-wing fighter:

v-wing fighter

The original V-wing was an airspeeder featured on Rogue Squadron 64. Bruceywan has done a great job creating this getting the shape perfectly. The attention to the dark gray ridge behind the cockpit is amazing, as well as the coloring of the whole ship. This brings back memories…

Ace Kim | September 27th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[CAN] 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder Spotted at Zellers $39.99

8128 Cad Bane's Speeder

hatcher from our forums reports seeing 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder for a paltry $39.99 at his local Zellers store. The price was confirmed by groupsrv. 8128 is currently the only way of getting Cad Bane on the cheap as the alternative set, 8098 Clone Turbo Tank, is 4x the current Zellers cost of 8128.

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Toys’R’Us Sale on LEGO Star Wars, Finally

TRU Sale

Toys’R’Us is finally giving some sale love on LEGO Star Wars. Right now through October 2, you can get 20% off the following sets:

Deals are good in store and online. TRU online also offers free shipping on orders above $100. While the potential savings are reduced since TRU adds their own markup above MSRP, larger orders that take advantage of the free shipping will yield a bit more of a savings.

One more thing: TRU in store is offering a $10 gift card if you spend $50 or more on Star Wars, and a $5 gift card if you spend $30 or more, making the deal a little sweeter. The only exclusions are books and electronics, so LEGO should qualify.