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Archive for September, 2011

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Reminder: Star Wars Arrives On Blu-Ray Today!

Just a reminder to all the Canadians out there that Star Wars: The Complete Saga is finally Available on Blu-Ray today. If you were still on the fence about this nerd rage inducing latest release, keep in mind that Amazon.ca has it listed at $79.99 the same price Amazon.com is offering our American neighbors and it’s a $100 savings from the Canadian MSRP.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[Can] Toys R Us Star Wars Sale Starts Today

Toys R Us Canada has finally extended its month long 20% off sales to the Star Wars line. Unfortunately it only covers a few specific sets, though there is at least one stand out in the crowd.

These selections are in addition to the 20% discount on Cars (ends Sept 28th) and Pirates of the Caribbean (ends Sept 22nd).

They’re still offering $5 off all LEGO Video Games excluding POTC and have dropped all Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD’s by 20%. Not a bad warm up for the coming Bricktober.

Robert "Robzula" Davis | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three DVD and Blu-ray Preorder Available from Amazon

Amazon is currently taking preorders for Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three [Blu-ray]. Currently, they’re offering the Blu-ray version for $39.99, down from $59.99, and the DVD version for $29.99, down from $44.98, so now’s the time to get them. Remember, this season contains the episodes “Clone Cadets” and “ARC Troopers” which form the backstory and follow up to the Season 1 episode “Rookies,” generally considered one of the best episodes of the series. Along with the Nightsisters, Guardians of Mortis, Citadel Rescue, and Trandoshan arcs, this season proved to be an exciting addition to the series.

Robert "Robzula" Davis | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

The Clone Wars One Hour Season Premiere Tonight

Reminder: Season 4 Episodes 1 and 2 “Water War” and “Gungan Attack” premiere tonight at 8/7c.

Clone Wars Season 4 Premiers Tonight

“When the king of Mon Cala is assassinated, talks break down between the Mon Calamari people and the Quarren, co-inhabitants of the aquatic world. To stop a civil war, the Republic sends Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, but unbeknownst to them, the Quarren are already being backed by the Separatists. Now the Jedi must protect Mon Cala’s new leader, the young Prince Lee-Char, from the attack.”

After the show, remember to drop by the forum and share your thoughts!

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 15th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[USA] -Walmart Exclusive- LEGO Star Wars: The Essential Book Collection

Walmart Star Wars Essential Book Collection

Walmart has snuck out an exclusive LEGO Star Wars book collection. For $11.04, you get:

>>LEGO Star Wars: the Visual Dictionary (abridged version)
>>LEGO Star Wars: Heroes Ultimate Sticker Book
>>LEGO Star Wars: Villains Ultimate Sticker Book
>>30051 MINI X-Wing

Take note that the Visual Dictionary is a much condensed version that does NOT include the exclusive Ceremonial Luke minifigure. In all it’s not a bad deal, as the sticker books alone run about $6 each, and a 30051 X-Wing retails for $3.99 by itself.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 15th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Taking AIM At MODOK

LEGO MODOK and AIM Agents

SPARKART!, creator of the greatest LEGO R2-D2 I’ve ever seen, has taken it upon himself to supply some much needed mayhem to the Superhero theme with M.O.D.O.K (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). The addition of a group of expendable A.I.M scientists makes great use of the LEGO HAZMAT suit. Most importantly, minifig Captain America will now have someone to throw his mighty shield at!

Ace "onions" Kim | September 14th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Available Now!

According to the Amazon page, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia is available now! Our previous report had it pegged at September 19th, but it looks like the books are coming off the presses a little earlier than anticipated! If you haven’t preordered one yet, the price is still at a low, low $11.71. Huw Millington from Brickset and I both consulted on the book and I’m really excited to finally get my hands on the final product. Included with every book is a minifig of Ceremonial Han Solo with Medal as he appeared at the end of Episode IV, to match the Luke minifig you get from the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

John "jallenuk" Moore | September 14th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

[UK] Argos 3 For 2 Toy Sale Starts Thursday

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Starting this Thursday Argos is having a 3 for 2 toy sale – All Lego priced between £22.99 – £132.99 is included.

The offer should go live on the Argos website when the sale starts tomorrow.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 14th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

A Venator Class Star Destroyer For Your Déjà Viewing Pleasure

I’m not sure if this is an homage or an upgrade. Building a copy of someone else’s MOC is not uncommon, but why put the time and effort into re-doing a SHIP of such massive proportions as the one Eric Varszegi’s built? Well, this Venator is 100% LEGO. No glue, no metal support system and an increase of almost 10,000 parts to help strenghten it.

Sylvain BALLIVET (iomedes) laments that at 43,000 pieces and almost 3 meters in length he found it difficult take cool pictures of such a massive model, but includes a video link that thankfully shows the detail put into this recreation. Impressive, most impressive.

Update: As evident by the picture above, iomedes has had help in sprucing up his existing shots.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 13th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Assembling The Avengers

After my rant even handed address about the need for LEGO maxifigures the other day comes along two examples of opportunities for TLG to step up. Firstly, Jared “Kaminoan” Burks AKA The Fine Clonier brings his creative flair to the infamous Hank Pym and creates Giant Man and Ant Man in three different scales. Utilizing official LEGO products he’s managed to prove a great point about the ease of simply increasing the size of the standard minifig shape to better create a sense of scale. The only thing missing is a large scale 20″ Giant Man which would put him in near perfect comic book proportions with a minifigure. He says it was the look of the new Hulk figure that got the ball rolling and I’d have to agree that the Giant Man he created would be a great scale for old jade jaws.

But could they do the Hulk justice with an upsizing and a print job?

HULK FIGURE BY CHRISTO ( custom printed and reversible head )

It appears customizer CHRISTO‘s got that part covered. Excelsior.