Archive for May, 2011
The cheapest set in the Pirates Line, the $12 captain’s cabin, on its surface, seems to be a great deal. Three minifigures, two of the new wine bottles, and a rather awesome globe. Is this the new “must have” set, or a glorified battle pack with some parts you’ll never keep together?
The first of two $20 sets, Isla de la Muerta is a familiar scene from the first Pirates movie. Like the majority of the line, it’s a scene/playset, and it focuses on the figures more than anything. We get four in the set: Jack Sparrow with “undead” face, Living Barbossa, Skeleton Barbossa, and Elizabeth Swann.
I was browsing through LEGO Shop@Home’s website when I noticed a few things.
Some keychains are available on the cheap: 98 cents for Kit Fisto, and $2.48 each for Anakin Skywalker and old style Boba Fett. The 98 cent Nute Gunray is sold out. These prices should also be good at every LEGO Brand Retail location. Don’t forget the free shipping offer for all orders over $75; offer ends on the 31st.
Lastly, 8038 Battle of Endor has reached Sold Out status on Shop@Home. Your next best bet is to maybe find it locally at a big box store, or if you don’t want to deal with all the driving around and/or phone calls, you can buy it from third party resellers on Amazon. The best deal as of this writing is $137.35 sold by Cindy’s Favorite Gifts and Fulfilled by Amazon. You can also try Bricklink with its myriad of resellers but the shipping costs may price it above any deal from Amazon.
I’m here with a few updates to our BOTHCON2011 plans. First up, REMINDER: if you’re participating in the Fan Display to start mailing those MOCs in. I sent a private message on the forums to everyone who’s responded in this thread with instructions. The sooner we get your models the better chance it has on making it onto a display table. We have a deadline to send LEGOLAND info on how much space we need so the sooner I have those numbers the better.
Next: the goody bag. As reported before, you’ll get:
- A reusable LEGO Star Wars vinyl tote bag.
- A Jon Palmer M-wing Starfighter Kit.
- A Bothcon 2011 T-shirt with artwork by Greg Hyland (pictured above). These are high-quality, screen printed, American Apparel t-shirts.
Now for the new stuff:
- A commemorative BOTHCON2011 Minifig pilot for your M-wing.
- 1 copy of 30054 MINI AT-ST
- A (practically vintage) 2005 LEGOLAND CA Star Wars Weekend DUPLO Brick.
Each bag will also randomly contain one of the following:
- 3219 MINI TIE Fighter
- 30050 MINI Republic Attack Shuttle
- 30051 MINI X-wing Fighter
Pretty epic bag if you ask me. Now for the other bit of news. We have 13 registered members so far and the cap was at 20 registered members. We are lowering the cap to 15 members, that leaves 2 slots open. We are also cutting off registrations soon. The deadline to register is 11:59pm Saturday May 28. It’s $25 (in addition to the cost of getting into the park). All the information you need is in this thread.
A few years ago, Woolworths stores disappeared from the UK high street … a real shame, because they regularly had decent sales on Lego. However, these days, they’re back as an online only store and the good news is that the Lego sales are back!
This Bank Holiday weekend, Woolworths.co.uk will have 20% off all Lego … check out the selection here.
image courtesy of Eurobricks
LEGO today released a press release detailing the latest addition to their Architecture line, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The set, number 21008, is scheduled to go on sale on June 1. No word on price yet, we’ll update this post as soon as we get more info.
BILLUND, Denmark – The LEGO Group has chosen Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as the latest eye-catching representative of its LEGO®
Architecture series, which celebrates the past, present and future of the worlds’ architecture.
Burj Khalifa, inaugurated on January 4, 2010, towers 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) above Downtown Dubai, Emaar Properties’ flagship development, billed as ‘The Centre of Now,’ in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first model in LEGO Architecture’s Landmark series to represent a building outside the United States.
Designed by Chicago architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, Burj Khalifa has been reproduced in LEGO bricks by Adam Reed Tucker, who has been responsible for the design of all the LEGO Architecture sets.
The aim of the LEGO Architecture series is to highlight and celebrate the worlds of architecture, engineering and construction through the representation of iconic and influential buildings, architects and movements.
“As an architectural artist my desire is to capture the essence of a particular architectural landmark in its pure sculptural form,” says Adam Reed Tucker. “I don’t view my models as literal replicas, but rather my own artistic interpretations through the use of LEGO bricks as a medium.”
The LEGO Burj Khalifa is available for purchase from June 1 in LEGO brand retail stores, LEGOLAND Stores and online at http://shop.lego.com/ and online retailers, as well as at the At the Top, Burj Khalifa retail boutique located in The Dubai Mall.
Kind of a snooze fest if you ask me. I can probably build it with my own parts just looking at the pic.