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Archive for November, 2010

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2010 | Off Topic

And finally…. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :-D Other than eating turkey, I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2010 | LEGO, News

One-of-a-kind Gift Ideas: Creations For Charity 2010

FBTB’s Charity Drive is not the only game in town. I am way, way, waaaaay overdue in posting this, but Nannan over at TBB is once again hosting Creations for Charity. To date, he’s raised over $5,000 in funds so far which is just mind boggling. The money he’s raised goes towards buying LEGO products for Toys for Tots. He’s constantly trolling the boards for deals to help stretch every last penny. Quite a task, but well worth the effort.

If you’re not familiar with Creations for Charity, Nannan’s Bricklink account is set up with all the details where you can browse, buy, and support his efforts. If you’re looking for a gift for a LEGO fan that is one-of-a-kind and not your everyday run-of-the-mill LEGO set, consider buying a MOC. Not only do you get something cool, you’ll be giving to charity to help kids discover what we already love: LEGO.

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

30005 Imperial Speeder Bike Available Online

If you haven’t been lucky enough to find them at your local brick and mortar Toys’R’Us store, you can now order the polybag 30005 Imperial Speeder Bike online. Unfortunately, there’s no free shipping and you’ll probably end up paying tax. Not worth the cost if you’re just getting one or two. But as an add-on, or if you get like, say… 999, then it’s probably worth it.

Thanks to that guy for the heads up.

Ace Kim | November 24th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Black Friday 2010 – LEGO Shop@Home

Not much of an update as nothing new made a blip on my radar, so I’ll just link to Monday’s post here. The only thing new to add to the list is what LEGO Shop@Home is offering:

LEGO Black Friday / Cyber Monday

  • Free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
  • 10% off on orders of $149 or more.

No code necessary. Discount and free shipping is automatically applied to qualifying carts. Offer good in the US and Canada and ends Monday November 29th.

Shop@Home will also be revealing new discounts everyday starting Friday through Monday. I’ll be posting updates with those deals as they come.

Ace Kim | November 23rd, 2010 | News

FBTB Charity Drive 2010 – Update

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In case you missed it, the 2nd Annual FBTB Charity Drive is underway. We’ve amassed a little over 250 donations, a far cry from my goal of 1,100. And only you can make that happen! A modest $2.00 donation gets you a raffle ticket good for two chances to win one of two epic prize packages. Enter as many times as you like for more chances to win. Your donations will go directly to Child’s Play Charity benefiting needy children hospitalized during the holidays. Want more info? Check out the original post for more details about the prizes.





Ace Kim | November 22nd, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Black Friday 2010

And so it begins… It was my original intention to post this on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but this year I decided to post on Monday so that everyone can devise a tactical plan for Black Friday. I’ll probably repost this on Wednesday with any last minute changes. Kind of ho-hum deals this year, nothing beats the LEGO Star Wars deals from years past. Hopefully, some of you will find this information useful. Good luck and be safe!

K-mart

  • BOGO 50% off on LEGO Atlantis, City and World Racers. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value.

LEGO Brand Retail

  • LEGO Brand Retail locations will be handing out scratch’n’save cards where your discount can be anywhere between 10% to 50% off your purchase. Thanks combattank.

LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO Black Friday / Cyber Monday

All Weekend:

  • Free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
  • 10% off on orders of $149 or more.

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday:

Meijer

  • BOGO 50% off on all Star Wars, City, Atlantis, World Racers, Harry Potter sets. (Thanks Drock)

StarWarsShop.com

  • 25% off all in stock items. No coupon code necessary, discount is automatically applied at checkout.
  • FREE Peek-a-boo Princess Leia pen with every order.

Offer ends November 29th.

Target

  • Space Police 5974 Galactic Enforcer will be on sale for $64.99.
  • Castle 7097 Troll Mountain Fortress will be on sale for $64.99.
  • LEGO Batman for Nintendo DS will be $7.00.
  • LEGO Battles for Nintendo DS will be $7.00.
  • LEGO Harry Potter for Nintendo Wii will be $27.00.
  • LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Alarm Clock for $19.99.

Toys’R’Us

Doors open 10pm Thursday. Doorbuster deals on LEGO are good Friday 5am to 1pm.

  • Lego Alarm Clock or AM/FM Radio – $9.99
  • LEGO City 7743 Police Command Center – 30% Off
  • LEGO Creator Family Home (6754) – 30% Off
  • LEGO Duplo LEGOVille Fire Station (5601) – 30% Off
  • LEGO Play and Build Remote for Nintendo Wii – 30% Off
  • LEGO Power Miners Titanium Command Rig (8964) – 30% Off
  • Selected Lego Construction Sets – 33% off. Discount applies to LEGO Atlantis 8061 Gateway of the Squid, LEGO Space Police 5973 Hyperspeed Pursuit, and LEGO City 7642 Garage. Be wary of TRU markup over MSRP on these sets as it will affect the potential discount. Sale prices on these sets are good Thursday 10pm through Friday 1pm.

Walmart

  • LEGO 6166 Large Brick Box for $15.00. Pathetic.
Ace Kim | November 21st, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

Target LEGO Sales For The Week

Spend $50, Get Free Shipping on Select Items at Target.com

Target stores are putting a number of select sets on sale:

  • LEGO Kingdoms 7948 Outpost Attack is $17.00 (MSRP $19.99)
  • LEGO Creator 5867 Super Speedster is $17.00 (MSRP $19.99)
  • LEGO Atlantis 8076 Deep Sea Striker is $15.00 (MSRP $19.99)

They also have a bunch of other sets on markdown, like 8097 Slave I for $69.99 or 8093 Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter for $19.00. from now until Now take those sale prices and print out the $5 off any LEGO set coupon found on this page for even more savings. Of course, you can use that coupon on any other LEGO set if you’re so inclined.

Ace Kim | November 20th, 2010 | LEGO Toy Story, Sales News

[UK] 7591 Construct-a-Zurg Half Price

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Purple pieces galore! For you UK readers, forum member Jabba the Taff lets us know that LEGO Shop@Home UK is now offering 7591 Construct-a-Zurg at 50% off, £9.99.

Ace Kim | November 20th, 2010 | LEGO Harry Potter

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Now Available For iPhone and iPad

Going to see Harry Potter this weekend? Need something to do before the trailers start playing? If you have an iOS device*, you can now purchase LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Cost is $4.99. Check out the page on Apple and iTunes for more screenshots and ratings.

* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), and iPod touch (4th generation). Requires iOS 4.1 or later. iPad requires iOS 4.2 for compatibility.

Ace Kim | November 19th, 2010 | LEGO, Sales News

BN.com 30% Off Single Item

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And the sales keep rolling in… Darth Maul from our forums informs us that BN.com is offering a 30% off a single item. Use coupon code H4W9V7M before January 10, 2011. They offer free shipping on orders over $25, making avoiding the rush of holiday shopping that much easier.