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Ken Robichaud | December 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 22

Day 22 - A-wing
Day 22 – A-wing

Call the Rebel Pilot again, he’s been a very good boy this year. Another tiny model pulled off rather well with a ridiculously low part count. I’ll have to put it into the same catagory as the Imperial Shuttle though, while the rear fins are a clever solution the rest is just not doing it for me. A for effort and let’s see what the last two days bring us.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | December 22nd, 2011 | LEGO

Worlds Tallest Lego Christmas Tree …

Ho Ho Ho-ley Moley!  That’s a big tree!!

Since I was in London last weekend, I thought it only right and proper to go and see the World’s Biggest Lego Christmas Tree.  It resides at St Pancras station and is quite frankly huge!  There’s a few pics in the linked photostream below … sadly, there’s also some pics of me … but I’m sporting my FBTB shirt, so it’s all good ;-)


If you are in London at all, I would urge you go go check it out … you can get pretty close and I found myself staring at it’s construction as much as enjoying it’s beauty *geek*

Ace Kim | December 21st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

6860 The Batcave Finally Arrives

The last of the DC Universe Super Heroes debut sets (that we know about anyway) finally arrives at LEGO Shop@Home: 6860 The Batcave. Priced at $69.99, you get Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, an excellent Bane, and Poison Ivy. If you order now, you won’t be able to get it by Christmas, but if you’re brave enough to actually go to a mall, a LEGO Brand Retail store may have one. I would call before heading out of course.

Thanks to Guest in the chat room for the heads up.

Casey "cas" Scott | December 21st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Super Heroes Unite! November Winners Announced

The final winners of LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! contest have been revealed! And they’re mostly videos, which is a little one-sided if you ask me, especially considering some of the phenomenal entries that weren’t moving pictures. Anyway, big congrats to November’s 1st place winners, Kris Theorin (above) and Paul Hollingsworth (below), who will be getting their hands on the entire DC Universe line-up of LEGO Super Heroes and a maquette. Hit the link to check out all other winners including the grand prize winner, Dan Glasure, who also happened to be one of October’s 1st place winners. I guess that guy’s going to be loaded up on LEGO Super Heroes sets. Also, does anyone think they’ll do another contest for this summer’s Marvel sets?

Ken Robichaud | December 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 21

Day 21 - Millenium Falcon
Day 21 – Millenium Falcon

“She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well this could have gone either way I suppose and in my opinion it’s got better shaping and proportions then the 4488 Millenium Falcon mini released back in 2003. The saving grace of that little set was the awesome printed dish that crowned the Falcon and made her a true must-have mini. I’ll tell you this, a printed 3×3 would have put this little niblet through the roof and I’d bet would’ve changed quite a few minds on the value of this set. Keep that in mind for next year LEGO. This old girl could use a few special modifications, but I wouldn’t call her a piece of junk at least.

Ken Robichaud | December 20th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 20

Day 20 - TIE Fighter
Day 20 – TIE Fighter

WTH is this? Wow, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to any of this calendar’s previous entries I may have spoken negatively about. I’m looking at you Imperial Shuttle and Mouse Droid, I’m sorry. In keeping with the festive nature I will give it this: If we were playing a game of Creationary and you had to build a TIE Fighter using as few pieces as possible while keeping it recognizable, I would applaud you if you came up with this. Otherwise the designer of this has earned only my scorn and ridicule. When I think about all the extra little bits that were left over up until this point it seriously ticks me off. In case you’re wondering I shot the “model” in such a way to show how truly miniscule it really is. I’m still shaking my fist at it even now. For shame!

Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

2012 Star Wars & Cars LEGO Ads Online Now

With all the leaks and images floating around right now It seems fitting that LEGO would join the party on the official front and you can check out ads for the some of the 2012 offerings on YouTube. The first video features the new X-wing and TIE Fighter designs and lets you get a good look at the play features of the iconic starfighter’s latest re-release. This one is more of a tease since the street date for the Star Wars sets is still a bit off, but if the next video whets your appetite then those Cars sets are already available on LEGO S@H.
Thanks to THX 1138 for the heads up!

Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 19

Day 19 - TIE Pilot
Day 19 – TIE Pilot

Another pilot, what a shock. Still a TIE Pilot is a nice addition to this rag tag group of flying aces and their soaring ladies and it explains the extra blaster better than the clone trooper’s gung-ho two fisting mentality. Just think about how many of these guys must have been stationed on the Death Star alone! I know the statistic is out there, probably on Wookieepedia or something and no I’m not going to look it up. I have a life too you know! You think I just sit around all day, googling things and complaining about them on the internet. Well I don’t, not all day at least. I do other stuff too, I wrote a poem once and it was pretty good. Not great, but it rhymed and everything.
I also enjoy rock climbing, so back off.

Ken Robichaud | December 18th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 18

Day 18 - Y-wing
Day 18 – Y-wing

Well our Rebel Pilot has his choice of ships now. It’s like the ‘show us your rides’ portion of Cribs up in here! Star Wars Style. Seriously though this isn’t just anybodys Y-wing, it’s Anakin’s Clone Wars era long range bomber done up in its brand spanking new yellow and white colour scheme. By the time the rebels got their hands on these, they’d been through more than their fair share of used starfighter lots to be sure. In all honesty, I can’t tell whether this is OT or CW due to the tiny scale and not enough yellow here/too much there colouring. If this is supposed to be Anakin’s it needs work, if it’s not it still needs work. One thing’s certain though, it’s a Y-wing. ‘Nuff said.

Ace Kim | December 18th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

Last Day for Free Shipping Promo from Shop@Home

Receive FREE Shipping on any order of $49 or more.  Valid thru 12.18.11

Just a reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of the free shipping offer from LEGO Shop@Home and to receive your order in time for Christmas. Specifically, it expires tonight at 11:59pm EST, that’s 9pm for you West Coasters. The minimum order threshold is only $49. Way better than fighting the madness at retail stores. All that being said, I find myself needing to go to a mall to finish my shopping. A mall. On the last weekend before Christmas. A mall that doesn’t have a LEGO store. Should be good times.