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Archive for September, 2010

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Jordan Schwartz’s StarSpeeder 3000

StarSpeeder 3000

In paying homage to the closing of the original Star Tours ride, Jordan Schwartz (Sir Nadroj) built this mightily impressive StarSpeeder 3000. LEGO missed a great opportunity in making an official set out of this now that the ride has closed. Here’s hoping the next ride will yield something.

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2010 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

FREE LEGO Harry Potter Poster via Amazon

LEGO Harry Potter Poster

Amazon.com is offering a free downloadable PDF of a LEGO Harry Potter Poster (link on the right of page). The poster is essentially a 2010 Minifigure Gallery of the LEGO Harry Potter line.

If you missed out on the 3-for-2 deal at Toys’R’Us last week, you can preorder the sets on Amazon. Free shipping and no tax to most states, this is currently the best preorder option available.

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Off Topic

Omnomnomnom

LEGO Star Wars Character Cupcakes

Mmmmmm.

via The Cupcake Blog.

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

Human-sized LEGO Lightsabers

Linked to me by Don, these are human-sized LEGO Lightsabers. Hit the image to go to James Kenobi 1138’s gallery of all his lightsabers, but i’ll save you the trouble and show the other two relevant images of his LEGO lightsabers below:

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2010 | Contests

MOC Madness Finals

MOC Madness Finals

The MOC Madness 2010 Tournament has finally reached the finals round of voting. There are two brackets to vote in: the first is the Gold/Silver medal match, and the second the Bronze medal match. Poll is open for three days. Good luck to the finalists!

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 24th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars

[USA] Walmart.com Snowtrooper Battle Pack + Echo Base Value Bundle

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Walmart online is offering 8084 Snowtrooper Battle Pack and 7749 Echo Base bundled together for $29.00 with free shipping to store. Not bad at about $8 off MSRP. I just got back from a Walmart myself, and didn’t see this in-store (yet), but with free site to store shipping, the patient buyer can still get a pretty sweet deal.

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

10199 Winter Toy Shop On Again Off Again

10199 Winter Toy Shop

If you missed out on 10199 Winter Toy Shop last year, you may have a chance at picking one up. I noted before that the overseas Shop@Home market is currently selling 10199 Winter Toy Shop and still is. There is still no official word whether this set is making a comeback to the US Market. In any case, if you’re fast enough you can pick one up from Amazon right now. If you’re not, keep checking the page as stock seems to come and go.

Had I known LEGO was going to be releasing a holiday themed set every year, I would have made damn sure to pick up a Holiday Train a few years back.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | September 22nd, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

[UK] Argos 3 for 2 on ALL toys!

Hot on the heals of the Boots 3 for 2 deal (which is still going, by the way) … Argos have only gone and started their own 3 for 2 deal.  This deal covers ALL toys, with the cheapest item being free.  All toys are subject to availability and as you can imagine, this is going to be an extremely popular deal, so you might have to get in there quick!

The deal lasts until 28th September 2010 and is instore and online.

Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2010 | Contests

Final Four Pairings Are Up

MOC Madness Final Four

The MOC Madness is in the second-to-last phase of voting. After this round, there is one more set of polls to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Polls are now open for voting for the next three days. Without further ado, your Final Four are:

Hunt Monster / Ark of Darkness

H-Monster Ark of Darkness

Mercury Tunh / Century Sparrow

Mercury Tunh Century Sparrow

Seraph Daoon / Stardust

Seraph Daoon Stardust

Menan / Eyeglass

Menan "Eyeglass"
David "Draykov" Raykovitz | September 21st, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

THX 1138’s Take On Zam Wesell’s Koro-2

Hi fellow Bothans! I’m Chris, or you guys know me as HoboBob1138. I’ll be doing the MOC Spotlights, as well as some other MOC features in the coming months. Good to meet you guys, and if you have any questions feel free to PM (just don’t go overboard ;))

Zam Wesell's Koro-2 Exodrive Airspeeder

Today we have THX 1138’s Zam’s Airspeeder. One of my favorite speeders from the Star Wars Universe, as well as one of my favorite sets LEGO did for Episode II. Very well done, in my opinion, and very close to minifig scale. The striping on the forward pylons is spot on, and the windshield is very true to the actual speeder. All it needs now is Anakin dropping in on top and trying to cut his way in. Good Job THX 1138!