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Ace Kim | February 22nd, 2011 | Giveaways, LEGO Star Wars

February’s Battle Pack Giveaway Starts Right Now

Want one?

Email me at [email protected] with the subject line Fabulous February to enter. Be sure to include your mailing address. Only one entry per person per email per household, please. Other terms and conditions apply; be sure to read our general giveaway rules for complete information. You have until 11:59pm PST February 28, 2011 to enter.

Good luck!

Ace Kim | February 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars III Demo Out Today

If you’re chomping at the bit to get some LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars gaming action, you’ll be happy to know that Joystiq is reporting that you can download a demo of the game for Xbox and Playstation3 today.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 21st, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

Borders Store Closings

Borders logo

As many of you are likely aware, Borders has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A number of stores are having going-out-of-business sales. Might be worth checking out if you have a location nearby. If you’re lucky, you may be able to get some great deals as the discounts deepen.

Ace Kim | February 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Darth Sidious Revealed For LEGO Star Wars III today revealed another unlockable character for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars video game today: Darth Sidious. You can also play him in the online web game at by hitting enter, then typing in DARKSIDE then hitting enter again. The game’s release is set for March 22nd for all major platforms including the 3DS.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[Amazon] 10212 Imperial Shuttle- 10% Off

Imperial Shuttle

As of this posting, has the 10212 Imperial Shuttle for $233.99 (down from $259.99, $26.00 off)

Thanks frohgurt for sharing the find.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 20th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

Toys R Us BOGO 50%

TRU BOGO banner

Toys R Us now has Buy One Get One 50% Off on any non-Star Wars LEGO.

Yep, back to that again.

Sale runs until Feb 26th.

Ace Kim | February 19th, 2011 | LEGO Maersk, News

10219 Maersk Train Revealed

10219 Maersk Train

Unveiled moments ago at LEGO World is the next LEGO Shop@Home Exclusive: 10219 Maersk Train. Weighing in at 1,234 pieces, it’ll cost you US $119.99/CA $159.99/DE 119.99 €/UK 91.99 £ when it hits LEGO Shop@Home’s website and retails stores beginning April 1, 2011. Full details and more pictures below:

The highly-realistic Maersk diesel-electric freight train has arrived! A replica of the real engine that operated on the railroads of America, this Maersk train features exceptional detailing and functions, such as opening driver’s cab, removable side panel revealing a detailed, 16-cylinder engine, and authentic Maersk branding. The model also includes 2 wagons and 3 containers with opening doors (1 with refrigeration detailing). The set also includes a shunter truck and detachable trailer for loading and offloading the containers. Add LEGO® Power Functions accessories to motorize!

• Includes 3 workman minifigures!
• Train measures 36″ (92cm) long!
• Building instructions include a historical description of the LEGO Group/A.P. Moller Maersk Group cooperation and a timeline of the products launched!
• Containers can be loaded side-by-side or stacked!
• Motorize your Maersk train by adding LEGO Power Functions 8878 Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box, #8887 Transformer 10V DC, #8884 Power Functions IR Receiver, 8879 Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control and 88002 Power Functions Train Motor!

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Ryan "chief" Wood | February 18th, 2011 | Events

Update- Parts Draft Numero Dos now open for North Americans!

Due to low response from our European membership, the draft is now closed to Europe and is now open for North Americans. The fee for participants in NA is $26 ($15 set, $11S&H.)

What this means is that we now have a mixed-continent draft, and everyone is going to have to be very accommodating and know that you may be signing up to participate in a draft that is run during the day on a weekend so everyone can be present.

This will be the last draft offered with overseas shipping, as the high postage cost may have kept some of our members from joining the draft. If a draft is run for Europe again, it will have to be done locally there.

Ace Kim | February 17th, 2011 | LEGO, News

Build Buzz At Northbrook, Yoda At Costa Mesa

The Northbrook, IL LEGO Store is having a grand re-opening this weekend February 18 through February 20. The Northbrook store is re-opening to a new location in Northbrook Court. As part of the celebration, there will be a Master Builder Event where participants can help build an 8-ft. tall Buzz Lightyear.

Check out for more information or call the Northbrook store directly at (847) 291-9520.

As if southern California didn’t have enough LEGO Stores (which we don’t honestly, I mean what does it take to get a store in Los Angeles, like on the west side, or, even better, like in the south bay area?), LEGO is opening up a store in Costa Mesa and will be having their Grand Opening event on March 11 through March 13. As part of the celebration, there will be a Master Builder Event to help build a Yoda model. It’s bit far on the calendar but seeing as to how I’ll probably be attending that event, I’ll post a reminder about it the closer we get to the day.

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 17th, 2011 | Events, News

FBTB Parts Draft Numero Dos: Europe!

FBTB’s first parts draft a month ago was a great success, and our plan is to continue as long as people want to participate. We learned some valuable lessons the first time around; with some minor tweaks we’re confident future drafts will run even faster and smoother than the first- which already exceeded our expectations!

So what are we drafting this time? It’s another PoP set picked up on clearance, this time 75% off: 10 copies of Prince of Persia 7572 Quest Against Time!

Check out Flickr user dita svelte’s gallery here to get an idea of what’s in the set, or see Bricklink’s inventory here.

Parts Draft: Numero Dos! will be open for participant registration tomorrow, Friday February 18th. Sometime tomorrow I will unlock the topic and the first 10 European forum members (who joined before February 17th) who post in the thread will be our potential participants who will be confirmed for the draft when the $35USD ($15USD set and $20USD postage and handling) draft fee is received within 24 hours. Who am I considering European? If you fall within the GMT, CET, and EET time zones as seen here.

Comments? We have a general discussion topic for all past present and future drafts, but keep your eyes on THIS TOPIC HERE tomorrow for your chance to join our second FBTB Parts Draft!