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Ryan "chief" Wood | October 25th, 2010 | Contests, News

CubeDude Vig Contest: Deadline Approaching!

There’s less than a week left to enter our CubeDude Vigs contest! Your 16×16 vignette with 2-4 characters from any licensed Lego theme needs to be posted by midnight Pacific this coming Sunday evening! Hurry or you’ll miss your chance to win these awesome prizes:

CubeDude Vig Contest Prizes!

See all the details (and entries so far) in this thread!

Ace Kim | October 25th, 2010 | LEGO Speed Racer, Sales News

LEGO Speed Racer 8160 Cruncher Block and Racer X On Sale

LEGO Speed Racer 8160 Cruncher Block and Racer X On Sale

Amazingly enough, Amazon has LEGO Racers: Cruncher Block and Racer X for sale still, and at $21.26 down from $39.99, the price can’t be beat.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | October 24th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Toys R Us STAR WARS Sale 10/24-10/30

I just got the Toys R Us Weekly Flyer this morning, and the front cover is covered (heh) with Star Wars sales, including “These LEGO Star Wars Construction Sets.”

Pictured on the flyer are:

    8083 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack – $11.24 ($.75 off MSRP)
    8084 Snow Trooper Battle Pack - $11.24 ($.75 off MSRP)
    8093 Plo Koon’s Starfighter – $22.49 ($2.50 off MSRP)
    8096 Palpatine’s Shuttle – $48.74 ($11.25 off MSRP)

but every Star Wars set is “discounted” online. Be careful though, the 6212 X-Wing is listed as $59.99, “discounted” from $99.99, so some of the “sale” prices may not be legit.

TRU also has free shipping for all online orders $100 or more, and it’s still Bricktober, so look for the Free Retro Mini-Figure Magnet with any LEGO purchase of $20 or more. This week it’s the 1984 Castle Minifig.

They also have a “My First LEGO Set” Tub ($16.99 value) free with any LEGO purchase of $50 or more, but it doesn’t include Star Wars purchases.

EDIT: Sounds like in-stores is a little different. J30spiff reports that all Star Wars sets have a 10% discount.

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 24th, 2010 | LEGO, LEGO Star Wars

Coolest Alarm Clocks Ever

I just stumbled across these bad boys, and I know what’s going on my Christmas list…

Officially licensed, they say, but I found them on some site I’ve never heard of so I hope they pop up somewhere less sketchy. Preorders only right now but they’re due out in November. Battery powered, light up face, alarm function, and the snooze works by smacking them on the head. Awesome.

Ace Kim | October 22nd, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter On Sale Monday 10/25

10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter - 8

In addition to finding the set on the shelves early, I just got the official word that 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter will go on sale officially on Monday October 25, days earlier than the November 1 on sale date announced previously. Hooray?

Try as I might, I can’t bring myself to justify this set. It is neither aesthetically pleasing, nor visually interesting in any way. The economics of the set just plain stinks as well. 676 pieces for a Benjamin? Pass. But hey, I understand there are some of you who are looking forward to this set. To each their own I guess.

Ryan "chief" Wood | October 20th, 2010 | LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, Off Topic

Best Year for Lego Star Wars?

There’s a great topic going on in the forum right now. We’ve had Lego Star Wars building sets and other products for nearly 12 years now. What do you think the best has been so far?

Join the discussion on the forum!

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 19th, 2010 | LEGO

Another Survey From The LEGO Community Team

The LEGO Group Wants to Hear From You!
As Adult or Teenage Fans of LEGO, we value your perspective and respect your creativity and passion for the LEGO brand.
Once again we ask you to take a survey so that we may learn more about the needs and wishes of the global AFOL (defined as ages 20+) and TFOL (defined as ages 13-19) communities.
Please take a few moments to complete this short online survey to let us know your opinion about the LEGO Group.
You might notice that the link refers to the LEGO Kids Inner Circle; this is because Satmetrix, which hosts that site, is also supporting our efforts to track AFOL/TFOL opinions.  Rest assured that this survey is for AFOL’s and TFOLs only.
Here are some of the key findings from the July 2010 survey: (more…)
Ace Kim | October 19th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

8099 MIDI-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer Rolls Back to $32

8099 MIDI Scale Imperial Star Destroyer

7591 Construct-a-Zurg isn’t the only Walmart-exclusive to see a rollback. Right now, instore and online, you can get 8099 MIDI-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer for $32. If you don’t want to brave the Walmart crowds and I honestly can’t blame you if you don’t, I mean what genius management has 5 lanes out of a possible 15 open on a Saturday afternoon when the store’s packed with customers? but I digress. As I was saying, if you want to save some of the hassle of buying something there, Site-to-Store shipping is free.

Ace Kim | October 18th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Holiday Shopping Begins: Double VIP Points and Free Shipping at LEGO Shop@Home

Double VIP Points and Free Shipping

We all know holiday shopping can be a bore, and if you’re lazy like me, the cost of convenience is sometimes worth not having to drive, waste gas, pollute the air, deal with traffic, deal with lines, deal with out of stock situations where you have to drive to another store, etc. And when that cost is free? Heck, it’s a no brainer. Add the bonus of getting DOUBLE VIP points and you get LEGO Shop@Home’s current promotion. Yep, US and Canada LEGO Shop@Home now offers double VIP points and FREE Shipping now through 11:59pm EST December 13, 2010. There’s some fine print so be sure to check out the site for all the details.

Ace Kim | October 16th, 2010 | Giveaways

October’s Battle Pack Winner

October's Battle Pack Giveaway

And the winner is…

Matt Taylor
Tucson, AZ

Congrats to you! Your battle pack will be on it’s way on my next post office trip. To everyone else, thanks for entering. Stay tuned for November’s giveaway, starting in two weeks.