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Archive for October, 2011

Robert "Robzula" Davis | October 29th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Clone Wars: “The General”

Clone Wars Preview: Episode 8 - The General

Clone Captain Rex has been given the impossible task of marching his troops overland through a ravine bottleneck in a frontal attack against an Umbaran airbase. Though he disagrees with his commanding officer’s tactics, Rex is devoted to his duty.

The preview video for the next episode of The Clone Wars is up. Check it out, and then watch “The General” this Friday night.

Ken Robichaud | October 28th, 2011 | LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO & Costuming: What’s The Connection?

LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I’d take a look at LEGO’s influence on the costuming world or lack there of some might say. I had planned on doing this earlier in the month in the off chance it might inspire someone desprately looking for a unique costume they could dazzle their geeky friends with, but obviously that didn’t happen. For some folks though Halloween is just an excuse to wear a costume one more day of the year, so this is for all the cosplayers out there looking for a way to stand out in the crowd.
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Ace Kim | October 28th, 2011 | Site News

Site Overhaul Ahead

FBTB Redesign

FBTB will be undergoing a slight transformation scheduled during the month of November. I made a forum post about it and rather than repeat myself, I’ll just link directly to the post. I’ve listed my gripes about the current blog format and how the mockup addresses those issues. Drop in and leave your comments, suggestions, praises and criticisms.

Robert "Robzula" Davis | October 28th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Clone Wars: “Darkness on Umbara” Tonight

Clone Wars Episode 7 Preview

When Anakin is forced to temporarily turn over command of his clone troopers to a new commander, the Jedi Pong Krell, tensions begin to run high as the clones are assigned with a very deadly mission to take the capital of Umbara.

“Darkness on Umbara” airs tonight at 8/7c. This looks like the must-see episode this season, so make sure you see it! Then, as always, give us your thoughts in the forum.

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2011 | Events

FBTB @ Designer Con 2011

Designer Con

If you’re looking for something to do next Saturday November 5th, and you live in, around, or near the Los Angeles or Pasadena area or somewhere in between, come check out Designer Con at the Pasadena Convention Center from 10am to 5pm. “Now in its sixth year, Designer Con, is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!” If you’re into vinyl art toys, this is a show you can’t miss. FBTB will be there with our giant Star Wars Celebration IV LEGO Star Wars mural along with members of OneLug and their Last March of the Ents display. Other fellow LUGOLA members will also be present showing off their latest and greatest MOCs. FBTB will also be sponsoring a speed build event of 10221 Super Star Destroyer at 1:00pm. Tickets are only $5 online or $7 at the door. Just look for the giant tower to find us. Stop by and say hi! For more details, check out the Designer Con website.

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

Voldemort Video for Years 5-7

TT Games and WB Interactive released a teaser video today for their upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The game is schedule for release on November 11th.

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2011 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

21010 Robie House Price Drop

The price for 21010 Robie House continues to drop on Amazon.com. As I type this, it is now listed at $148.99, netting you a 26% discount off of MSRP of $199.99.

Hat tip to Brickset for the news.

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, News

Cars 2 on Blu-ray/DVD Release Details

Cars 2 Five-disc Combo

Update: I added the Toys’R’Us retailer exclusive below.

Cars 2 will be released in less than a week on Tuesday November 1. And since its the norm lately to offer highly anticipated releases in multiple formats, I thought I’d make a post on the different options available to you.

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Ace Kim | October 26th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Price Matches Toys’R’Us

Amazon marked down a few LEGO Star Wars sets to price match against Toys’R’Us current Cyberweek deals. However, they don’t offer a free MINI Vulture Droid or a tankless Astronaught glued magnet, but they do offer free shipping and no tax to most states.

In addition to the above deals, Amazon has a pretty good price on 4184 The Black Pearl as well, $84.99 down from MSRP $99.99.

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | October 25th, 2011 | LEGO Batman, MOC Spotlight

Minifig Scale Tumbler

Tumbler

I love the Tumbler, Batman’s kick-ass vehicle from Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Not only for it’s complex lines and aggressive posture, but from it’s concept as a converted military prototype. True that a vehicle of such special purpose and limited use would be unlikely to ever make it to prototype form…BUT IT’S SO COOL! This version by Flickr user ZetoVince captures everything I dig about it, and does so at pretty accurate scale and with excellent technique.