Now, the moment that you’ve all been waiting for or maybe some of you have been waiting for: 7958 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is now waiting for you at LEGO Shop@Home. If you haven’t picked one up from Amazon, this will probably be the next best online offer: VIP Points and you can still get the Alien Conquest Jetpack Minifigure polybag set as a freebie. Price is $39.99 plus tax and shipping, and there’s an order limit of 5 per customer.
Archive for August, 2011
It’s 2009, I get a glimpse of the first Midi set, 7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon. I completely dismiss it. I decide I’m not going to bother with it. It’s too small. It’s too expensive. It’s too boring. What place does it have in my collection? I move on and forget about it. Several months pass and one day while I’m at Wal-mart (where both 7778 and 8099 are retailer exclusives) I stroll into the LEGO aisle and there sits the Midi Falcon with a red clearance sticker of $19 (MSRP was $39.99 US). What do I do? I buy it and guess what? It’s awesome. So you’d think if I ended up liking 7778 enough to call it awesome, I’d be eager to get my hands on the latest Midi-scale set, 8099 Midi-scale Imperial Star Destroyer. Not quite. (more…)
For all of its mystical wonder, the Harry Potter franchise is largely devoid of one thing – vehicles. There are only a handful of iconic transports in the films, and the Knight Bus is one of ‘em. Given the shortage of vehicular fodder and LEGO’s affinity for a good set of wheels, it makes sense that there would be multiple iterations of a few transports. That said, the 4866 Knight Bus is more than just a re-release of a previous model. (more…)
We don’t feature a lot of custom minifigs on the front page of FBTB because….. well to be honest, I don’t know why. But, given the LEGO Superheroes license announced last month and after seeing the above, I couldn’t help but share. Jared “Kaminoan” Burks of FineClonier fame was commissioned to do the above set of figures. And in case you were wondering, no, they are not for sale.
A tough act to follow, LEGO is going to have a hard time making anything look as good.
Eagle-eyed FBTB forum member mooslug spotted an interesting mistake on Lego Shop@Home’s Series 6 product page. It would seem the current series’ Zookeeper and Snowboarder were omitted from the list and replaced with previously unknown Flamenco Dancer and Jungle Boy. Spoiler for Series 6? 7? 8?
Also, a tipster sent us an image of more possible collectible minifigs that leaked onto the interwebs a few weeks ago, and they’re pretty fantastic:
Lady Liberty, a minotaur, awesome pink space vixen, a genie, Braveheart, a Leprechaun, pompadour hairpieces, meat cleavers and more to love: I’m willing to throw down right now and call this the best series so far, and we haven’t even seen all 16 figures for this wave yet.
The announcement of LEGO’s upcoming Superheroes line has already started some builders creative juices flowing and I for one am as excited for the oncoming storm of MOC’s as I am for the official sets, maybe more so!
This outstanding Spider-man vs. Sandman creation from Xenomurphy is a prime example of what I hope is to come. The build is top notch and the comic cover presentation is a real eye catcher. With any luck, TLC is paying attention and will come up with some equally inventive sets with cool play features. If not, it will be up to the builders to use this opportunity to keep making more dynamite creations as Xenomurphy has already committed to doing. I’m going to hold you to it XM!
Walter Boy on Flickr has been posting a series of vignettes based on Disney’s Prates of the Caribbean ride and movies. One of my favorites is this gem from the ride’s expansion/revision that added Jack Sparrow to the mix in 2006:
I also love this other scene from the ride:
Check out more in the series here:
If you haven’t had any luck with Toys’R’Us stores or don’t live near one, you can now order Collectible Minifigures Series 5 directly from LEGO Shop@Home. Cost is $2.99/fig with a limit of 16 per customer. Don’t forget your VIP card to get some points back.
2008 was an interesting year for Star Wars fans. The Force Unleashed was taking the property into new yet familiar territory making use of the latest technology and the Clone Wars series hit the airwaves after a big screen premier, proving again there would be an audience for any iteration of the franchise across any medium. LEGO doing what they do best, ran with it. Almost all of the sets that year were based on either the Expanded Universe or The Clone Wars. Of the many unique ships and play sets that came out that year, this was one of them.