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Ace Kim | April 12th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

10221 Super Star Destroyer

LEGO.com posted the above picture (deeplink here) on their site earlier today. No other information is available at this time. I’m going to guess that this set is the UCS set for 2011. Gizmodo might have an exclusive article sometime between now and release date, whenever that may be. And since LEGO likes to promote things at fan conventions, look for a possible reveal at Brickworld.

No watermark? Check. Hosted on LEGO.com? Check. I’m following the rules, right? RIGHT?

Thanks go out to Anonymous Tipster from our chat room and JamesBenjamin from our forums for the heads up.

Ace Kim | April 9th, 2011 | Giveaways, LEGO Star Wars

April’s Battle Pack Giveaway Starts Right Now

So here’s the thing: I missed March’s BP Giveway window. I apologize for that. So, I’m going to make up for it by picking two winners for April’s instead of my usual one. So basically your chances of winning just doubled. I have one copy of 7913 Clone Trooper Battle Pack and one copy of 7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack. The winners will receive one or the other chosen at random. All you need to do is send one email to [email protected] with the subject line Double Down For April with your mailing address to qualify. Standard giveaway rules apply. You have until 11:59pm Pacific Time Saturday April 30, 2011 to enter.

Good luck!

Ace Kim | April 9th, 2011 | Giveaways, LEGO Star Wars

February Giveaway Winner Picked

At long last, we finally have a winner for February’s Battle Pack Giveaway. And the prize goes to…

Roy Massey
Summerville, SC

Congratulations, Roy!

If you’re not Roy Massey of Summerville, SC fret none as April’s Battle Pack Double Giveway is right around the corner. Stay tuned.

Ace Kim | April 8th, 2011 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

Announcing The Hybridfighter Contest

Hybridfighter Contest

Yes, I am a little behind in site responsibilities, and I have prizes to pick and prizes to send out, but this contest takes precedence for reasons that will be revealed quite soon. So, without further ado, I’d like to formally announce April’s building challenge: The Hybridfighter Contest. It’s a new name on an old theme. The Star Wars universe refers to them as Ugly fighters (Wookiepedia: Ugly):

An Ugly was any type of starfighter that had been cobbled together out of parts that had been salvaged from varying origins, including crashed starfighters and ex-military surplus.

Interested? Hit up the contest thread for more information and to see submissions from our previous Ugly contest.

Ace Kim | April 7th, 2011 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

Podracer Challenge Qualifying Round

2011 Podracer Challenge

We’ve entered the qualifying round for the Podracer Challenge. A field of 48 will vie for your votes, the top 24 will advance to the race. The podracer with the most number of votes will be crowned Fan Favorite and win one of two prize packages. The poll is up for a full week and you can pick up to 5 podracers.

Good luck!

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | April 2nd, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Maersk Train

In all the tomfoolery yesterday, I neglected to notice the new 10219 Maersk Train is now available. If you’ve been waiting for it… you don’t have to wait anymore. Unless you’re ordering it online. Then you have to wait another week or so for it to arrive.

$119.99
Ages: 14+
1237 Pieces


Ace Kim | April 1st, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

April Fools’: Exclusive: 10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop

10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop

FINALLY, after weeks, if not months, of complaining that AFOL sites do not get exclusive set news, LEGO has heard our cries and seen the error of their ways. FBTB was given an exclusive scoop: 10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop is the first building in a series designed to recreate Hogsmeade, one building at a time. Next in the series is 10226 Three Broomsticks Inn, and it’s easy to speculate that we could be getting a Hog’s Head Pub (with Aberforth!) and maybe a new Shrieking Shack (new Wormtail or Lupin with the new werewolf hairpiece?)

10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop 10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop
10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop 10225 Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop

Available exclusively through LEGO Shop@Home starting June 1, Honeyduke’s Sweetshop is priced at $89.99 for 972 pieces and has 5 minifigures, including Harry, Fred and George Weasley, and Mr. and Mrs. Flume. Honeydukes features two levels of the famous candy store, and even has the secret door to the cellar where the Weasley twins and Harry sneak into the village! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the first set in the Hogsmeade Village Series: Honeydukes Sweetshop!

At least now we know why the range of HP sets at Toy Fair was so anemic. More news on this awesome series as we get it!

Ace Kim | April 1st, 2011 | Forum, News

April Fools’: Forum Avatars… Finally!

Finally, after years of neglect, I finally managed to convince Greg Hyland to provide avatars for the forums. The above is a sampling of what’s available. There are a total of 84 images drawn from the OT, PT and CW. We have plans for more Star Wars themed avatars, and have a roadmap in place for Harry Potter, Spiderman, and Batman, and more! So log in now to your account and choose your avatar!