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Archive for March, 2011

Ace Kim | March 18th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News Spring Cleaning 40% off is having a spring cleaning sales event marking 40% off everything in stock. Not much in the way of LEGO left over but you could get a nice deal on some Star Wars related merch that you may have been eying.

Ace Kim | March 17th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Miniland Promotional Video

LEGO PR sent over a few videos early this morning, two of which I won’t show since they are part of the video above. It gives a sneak peak into what’s in store for Star Wars Miniland, how it was constructed, and the people behind the scenes. Star Wars Miniland officially opens to the public on Thursday March 31. See you there!

Ace Kim | March 15th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

New Hi-Res Clean Images of Harry Potter Fall Assortment

And because LEGO hates AFOL sites, received some hi-res clean images of the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter sets due out this June. Shown are 4865 The Forbidden Forest ($11.99), 4866 The Knight Bus ($34.99), and 4867 Battle for Hogwarts ($49.99).

For more pictures, visit our flickr collection of photos taken from this year’s Toy Fair event.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | March 13th, 2011 | LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Toys R Us deals for March 13-19

Free set

Toys R Us is having some deals this week. First off, the 30% (TRU price) is back for the following sets:

    7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
    8097 Slave 1$62.99
    8129 AT-AT $83.99

Also this week are:

    >>BOGO 50% Off Bionicle
    >>BOGO 50% Off Collectible Minifigures Series 3 ($2.25 each before tax)
    >>Free 5932 LEGO Bricks & More My First LEGO Set with $50 purchase
Ace Kim | March 12th, 2011 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Event

Yoda Master Builder Event

I meant to post this earlier this week but work has been crajee lately, so I apologize for the short reminder. This weekend at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA, LEGO Brand Retail is celebrating their grand opening event of their newest store with a series of activities and promotions. First up is a Master Builder event featuring Yoda! Help build an 8 ft. tall Yoda model from Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Participants will receive a voucher good for a LEGO Star Wars Certificate of Achievement and a Yoda Duplo brick while supplies last. The Master Builder event lasts through Sunday with the final bricks aimed to be placed at 5:00pm on Sunday.

But wait, there’s more! Visit the store during the event and enter a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate!

But wait, there’s more! On Saturday, be one of the first 300 people to make a purchase of $35 or more and receive a free exclusive, limited-edition minifig 3-pack, pictured below.

But wait, there’s more! On Sunday, be one of the first 300 people to to make a purchase of $35 or more and receive a free minifigure t-shirt! T-shirt is in kids sizes, not meant for minifigs.

The brand new LEGO store is located just off of Carousel Court on the first floor a few doors down from Puzzle Zoo.

South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs
South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs
Ace Kim | March 10th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Help Build Star Wars Miniland

Sort of…. LEGOLAND CA posted a facebook status update with the following:

On Friday, March 18 LEGOLAND® California invites guests to build a part of STAR WARS™ Miniland brick by brick as they create a giant LEGO® mosaic depicting memorable scenes from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Like paint by numbers, guests match bricks to colored squares on LEGO base plates. Master Model Builders at LEGOLAND estimate the 15-foot-long, 7.5-foot-tall mural will take about five days for guests to complete. The mural will be built at The Beginning of the Park and moved to the Star Wars Miniland area in time for opening March 31. For more information, visit

And since we try to post a picture with every post, here’s one of a mural they had on display from Star Wars Days way back from 2007.

Sith/Jedi Mosaic

It’ll be interesting to see what the final image is going to look like.

Ace Kim | March 9th, 2011 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2011 Podracer Challenge: Good Luck Events Poll

2011 Podracer Challenge

We just hammered out 60 of the whackiest events we could think of all in the name of Lady Luck to help you reach the finish line in first place in our second (quasi)annual Podracer Challenge. Vote on up to 10 of your favorites. The top 42 events will secretly be retained for the events video broadcasting. Check the forum thread for more information and to choose your favorites.

Ryan "chief" Wood | March 6th, 2011 | Events, Parts Draft

FBTB Draft Numero Dos: Tonight’s Game Plan

Tonight is the second official FBTB Parts Draft! The first draft set the bar extremely high, but we’re expecting this one to run even faster and smoother!

Draftmasta Ry

Whether you are one of the 10 draft participants or just want to spectate tonight, everyone needs to know the game plan:

Ace Kim | March 4th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Cole Blaq’s Gungan Speeder Bike

Gungan Royal Speeder Bike

Cole Blaq gives a technology nod to Gungans with his vision of what their speeder bike is like.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | March 3rd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Toys R Us Deals March 4th-5th

8129 AT-AT

Just got the Toys R Us flier with some deals. They are running the following promotions Friday March 4th and Saturday March 5th.

30% Off (TRU price) the following Star Wars sets:

BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF Hero Factory, Bionicle, Atlantis, Prince of Persia, and World Racers construction sets

20% Off (TRU price) ALL LEGO board games.