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Archive for September, 2011

Gabe | September 24th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[USA] 30055 LEGO Star Wars Vulture Droid Available at Toys’R’Us

Toysrus.com currently has the 30055 Lego Star Wars Vulture Droid for $4.99.  It seems it is part of the B2G1 Free promotion that ends today even though that it is supposed to exclude Star Wars.

Ken Robichaud | September 24th, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Want SDCC Exclusives? LEGO & Brickset Are Giving Them Away!

Win these minifigs!

Huw Millington over at Brickset.com is hosting a nice little giveaway. I won’t go into details here, but if you’d like to win the two SDCC exclusives above click the picture and follow the trail of breadcrumbs. The aim of this is to raise awareness for the LEGO Super Heroes Challenge building contest so I figured I’d include the link in that spirit. Otherwise, I want to win so you’ll get nothing more from me ;)

Ace Kim | September 23rd, 2011 | LEGO Volkswagen, Sales News

10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Now Available

I got word yesterday that the incredible microbus set 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van will go on sale today through LEGO Shop@Home for the North American market. In addition to the set seeing an early release up from October 1, Shop@Home is also offering free shipping once again now through the end of the month for US and Canada. Free shipping applies to orders of $75 or more, which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re just getting this set: 10220 is priced at $119.99.

For you European fans, you’ll have to wait four more days before you can order it. It’s scheduled to go on sale on September 27th.

Ace Kim | September 23rd, 2011 | Sales News

The Send-Me-To-Brickcon FBTB T-shirt Sale

I just updated our t-shirt store page with some Customer Action Shots (term unashamedly ripped off from ThinkGeek) of the famously soft FBTB t-shirt out in the wild. Brickcon is right around the corner and to help me get there, I’m offering free shipping on all orders, domestic and international. Short sleeve tees are only $24.99. And since the weather is getting colder, consider getting a long sleeve t-shirt to protect your delicate arms from lower temperatures. Long sleeve tees are priced at $29.99. Both shirts ship for free. Offer good until September 30th, 2011 or whenever I update the Paypal button, whichever happens later.

Did you buy a shirt? Do you want to be featured in our Customer Action Shots gallery? Email me your pics at [email protected] and be a part of the glory!

Robert "Robzula" Davis | September 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Clone Wars: “Prisoners” Tonight

Clone Wars Season 4 Episode 3

The Republic and Gungan forces have been captured by Riff Tamson and his Karkarodon enforcers. Now, it is up to Ahsoka and the young Prince Lee-Char to unite the fractured people of Mon Cala and drive out the Separatist invaders.

Sounds like a real winner of an episode. Catch it tonight at 8/7c then see you in the forum to complain about it afterwards!

Ken Robichaud | September 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, Reviews

Review: 4865 The Forbidden Forest

4865 - Set Overview

As great as the Star Wars battle packs had been in the past for building large amounts of generic characters, that standard has changed. This may be due in part to expanding the format to other themes, but for whatever reason the smaller sets have really come into their own. In many cases they have extremely rare parts and/or exclusive figures and it’s a trend I for one love, but at 64 pieces and only one exclusive fig does this set live up to this growing expectation?
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Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, Sales News

Jack Sparrow Minifigure Alarm Clock

Continuing with their minifigure-styled clocks, LEGO introduces a new character in the line up: Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s available for pre-order over at Firebox. According to this Eurobricks post, Amazon.ca lists a Barbossa clock as well, but no pictures of said item are on the site.

On a side note, I saw the Ninjago minifigure clock at K-mart the other day, flaming sword accessory and all. Amazon lists him for $24.99.

Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship

7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship

This review has been a few months in the making. I actually wrote the first draft back in January of this year and at the time actually enjoyed the Clone Wars-inspired set and thought highly of it. I just failed to take any pictures until recently. So with a fresh perspective, I decided to rewrite the review. But after a 9 month hiatus, does the Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship stand the test of time?
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Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 7868 Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter

7868 set overview

Since 2002, we’ve gotten a slew of Jedi Starfighters in all shapes and sizes. We’ve gotten seven unique starfighters in System scale alone! Somehow I’ve managed to skip all of them except the very first: 7143 Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter. It is still one of my favorite sets and one of my favorite Star Wars vehicles. The ship has recently been appearing frequently in the Clone Wars Animated series, and naturally LEGO has been producing sets based on the animated variants. (more…)

Bernie "MrCRskater" Brink | September 21st, 2011 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, MOC Spotlight

LEGO Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman for POTC game

Bricktrix designed this gorgeous model of the infamous Flying Dutchman for the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game.  While it’s a render and not a true MOC, virtually all of the pieces used are official LEGO elements.  If only the Queen Anne’s Revenge and upcoming Black Pearl had turned out this well. . .