Out of all the LEGO Star Wars clocks, the Stormtrooper clock was the most popular according to my informal data gathering technology. And as far as I understand it, it was also shortpacked in the case, 1x Stormtrooper with 5x Darth Vader. Still haven’t found one? Well, look no further as both Amazon.com and LEGO Shop@Home has this listed in stock for $24.99 and $29.99, respectively. You get free shipping from Amazon if you add something cheap to your cart to bring your total over $25. But you get VIP points through Shop@Home. Decisions, decisions….
Archive for February, 2011
Forum member cowbug reports seeing a new style packaging on 8093 Plo Koon’s Starfighter that is smaller, more efficient, and, as a result, more eco-friendly. I, for one, applaud this new packaging and hope that this trend continues. While it doesn’t take the pain away from getting less pieces for more dollars, it IS better than getting 90% air inside the box. Forum member MisterFubar put it best:
I like the huge boxes, it makes me feel like I’m getting the little prize out of a huge box of cereal that they forgot to fill with cereal.
Didn’t make it to LEGO World? Neither did I, but I wish I was there to drink in this incredible Hoth display by supersteendk. Featuring moving speederbikes, snowspeeders, and walking AT-AT Walkers, it definitely rivals the efforts of Brickplumber and his Echo Base display.
So Argos in the UK is giving away one of the booklets you see above. I’m pretty sure it’s the same one given away through various promotions in the U.S. . The booklet showcases the minifigures released in 2010. It’s actually much nicer than I’m making it sound. Anyways, the offer is via a “leaflet”. I’m not entirely sure what that means but you get said leaflet with any LEGO Star Wars purchase from now until March 22, 2011. Good luck
StarWars.com revealed yesterday Lucasfilm Licensing’s new brand packaging to appear across all their licensees products for 2012, all in an attempt to get you to see Episode I all over again in 3D. So I figure by the time mid-December rolls around later this year, you can start looking for Maul’s face on next year’s assortment.
Thanks to Tohst for the news.
that guy over in the forums spotted some new additions to the clearance section over at LEGO S@H. Some interesting keychains and magnet sets have been added, including the ones pictured above. These magnet sets are the last ones to not be glued together.
The keychains range from $.98 to $3.48. The magnet sets are either $7.48 or $10.48.
The March LEGO store calendar shows some new Star Wars magnets and keychains coming out in early March, including:
>>Cad Bane keychain
>>Boba Fett (8097) keychain
>>Winter Gear Anakin, Talz, ARC 170 Pilot magnet set
Also, Andi reports finding a new Star Wars magnet set a in the Frankfurt, Germany LEGO store. This one’s got Ben Kenobi, an AT-AT driver, and a Tie Fighter pilot. They are glued, of course, but the glue breaks down in hot water, so not all is lost.
Really, was it any surprise that MacLane’s chibified AT-AT Walker would win? He hit the proportions just right and the MOC straddles the line dividing the debate over scalie vs. squishie perfectly. Congratulations to you, Angus MacLane, you’re the big winner!
However, that’s not all. I’ve decided to award a special jury prize voted on and picked by the staff members. And the winner is….