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Ken Robichaud | March 24th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

If This Be Doomsday!

Fantastic-Four-VS-Galactus

This scene by baronsat isn’t just a great build filled with nice customizations and excellent parts usage, it’s a an exciting homage to the silver age of comics and a walk down memory lane for this long time comic book guy. If you know nothing about comics you might think this fellow is the Space Pope due to the big hat and fancy duds, but you’d be wrong. The Space Pope is a lizard, dude.

This creation is the coming of Galactus.
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Ace Kim | March 22nd, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Opee Sea Killer Debuts at LEGOLAND CA

Rob Hendrix over at Lifelites LLC had a busy February. He lent his expertise in modifying some of the new models slated to be unveiled at the expanded Star Wars Miniland at LEGOLAND CA on March 29th, one of which is featured in the video above: Opee Sea Killer. From Rob:

Opee sea killer has a custom made lighting controller inside for the fish’s eyes and the connected Gungan sub. There are 4 LEDs in each fish eye and a total of 28 LEDs in the sub. 8 of the lights flash in a rotating pattern for the propulsion engine effect.

Sounds awesome and this is probably one of the few times I’ll ever wish for inclement weather in Socal. I want to be able to see all the lighting effects in this model and the other one he worked on. There are a few other surprises in store for the revamped area of the park. And it’s no coincidence that Star War Days was bumped up from it’s normal summertime time slot to occur during opening weekend. Marketing wins again. But hopefully that won’t stop you from attending. The Fan Gallery is going to be killer. Don, Ryan, and I will be in attendance all weekend so come on out and introduce yourself.

Ken Robichaud | March 21st, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

[AUS] Exclusive Lex Luthor Figure With Batman 2 Pre-order

Exclusive Lex Luthor Minifigure

It looks like there may be hope for those that found the Lex Luthor figure included in 6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex a little bland. I mean, who shows up to battle Superman in a three piece suit? Ok, so they did scrap on occasion in more formal attire and sometimes even in ridiculous shirtless bare-knuckle boxing matches. However, don’t get too excited just yet (I mean about the figure, not the shirtless boxing) because this deal has only popped up on the Australian EB Games site so far and even if the same deal gets offered in other countries it still means pre-ordering the LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes game at full price. I love the LEGO games and if this offer hits Canada it will be the first time I buy one without waiting for the usual price drop, but I just wouldn’t want to risk missing out on this classic look. Fingers crossed!

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | March 21st, 2012 | Giveaways, LEGO Star Wars

[UK] Competition for tickets to Star Wars Weekend @ Legoland Windsor

Legoland have kindly offered us 10 tickets to give away for Legoland, which you can use for the Star Wars event this weekend.  All you need to do is answer the following easy question in the thread linked to this news item.

Question … Where in the UK is Legoland?

A) Windsor

B) Liverpool

C) Glasgow

DEADLINE : 2pm UK time on Friday 23rd March

 

Prize details:

10 x LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort family day tickets

Each winner will win 1 family ticket. If there are more than 10 entrants, a random draw will stake place.

Terms & Conditions:

 · The prize consists of a LEGOLAND Windsor Resort family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) for one day’s park entry.

· Only one entry per person.

· The tickets are valid from 16 March to 6 November 2012 and can be used on any one day during our 2012 season. Check at www.legoland.co.uk for full opening dates and hours.

· There is no cash or alternative to the prizes stated, and the prizes are non transferable.

· Prize consists only of the elements expressly detailed above; no other elements or Q-Bot access to rides and attractions are included. All such expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner plus guests.

· The promoter’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into. Unless otherwise stated the promoter is the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

· This prize cannot be taken in conjunction with any other promotion running at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

· Competition entry is open to all UK residents except employees and the immediate family of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

· Some height restrictions apply to the rides at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort – full details at www.legoland.co.uk

· These tickets are not for resale.

Ken Robichaud | March 20th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Available For Pre-order

Heat Vision

Amazon.com now has the much anticipated LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for pre-order on all systems (with the sole exclusion of PC) to be released on June 1st. WB Interactive has sent out some interesting images including the below renders of Batman and Lex Luthor.

BatmanLuthor

Since the trailer hit the other day there’s been plenty of buzz about the new charecters and abilities. The trailer makes it very clear that Superman is on the scene and breaking out the heat vision and freeze breath, but fails to highlight his super-strength and x-ray vision which will be the key to many in game secrets. CBR and USA Today have stated that there will be other heroes like Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash making appearences as the title suggests and the fans have hoped for. I’m really interested to see how they pull off co-operative play with Green Lantern or especially the scarlet speedster. Just hearing the voices and seeing the three character interact at once threw me for a bit of a loop, so I can’t wait to see what other surprises this game has in store.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | March 18th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Cars, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes

[USA] Toys R Us 2-for-$5 CMF Series 6, Sale on Select Sets

Two-Face

Toys R Us is once again offering Collectible Minifigures Series 6 at 2-for-$5. If it’s like last time, there is no in-store limit to the number of pairs you can buy.

Also, select “top selling LEGO sets” are “30% off” through March 24th. Some of the discounts are nowhere near 30% compared to MSRP, but there are a couple of deals.

Super Heroes
6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase $38.49 (MSRP $49.99)
6860 The Batcave $62.99 (MSRP $69.99)

Star Wars
9495 Gold Leader’s Y-Wing Starfighter $41.99 (MSRP $49.99)

Other
5887 Dino Defense HQ $76.99 (MRSP $99.99)
9443 Ninjago Rattlecopter $24.49 (MRSP $29.99)
9446 Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty $62.99 (MRSP $79.99)
4440 City Forest Police Station $62.99 (MRSP $79.99)

Ace Kim | March 16th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

10225 R2-D2 Officially Unveiled

10225_prod

Here’s the official unveiling of everyone’s favorite astromech, 10225 R2-D2. The good news: it comes out in May. The bad news: it’s $180 bucks. Or $230 if you’re really unlucky and live in the great white north. Still, you do get over 2,000 pieces with it, 2,127 to be exact.

Maybe Shop@Home will have some sort of sale or promotion attached to it for their annual May the Fourth Be With You sale.

10225_back_func_10_A 10225_tech_view_bottom 10225_side_4 10225_prod 10225_func_7_B 10225_func_7_A 10225_front_cover 10225_box_na_front 10225_back_tech_view_C 10225_back_cover 10225_back_A_plate 10225_1to1_old 10225_back_tech_view_B 10225_back_tech_view_A 10225_back_func_saw_C 10225_back_func_saw_B2 10225_back_func_saw_A 10225_back_func_dome 10225_back_func_arm_B3 10225_back_func_arm_A

10225 R2-D2™

Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.

US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK 149.99 £ DE 179.99 € DK 1499 DKK

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ – the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!

Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!

• Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
• Features retractable third leg!
• Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
• Features realistic rotating head!
• R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
• Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
• Measures over 12” (31 cm) high and 7” (18 cm) wide!

Casey "cas" Scott | March 15th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Trailer Debuts

I hear voices and now you can too! I don’t know how I feel about the little plastic people gaining voices after so many games, but it looks great so far. There’s no specific release date other than “Summer,” but it will be available on the Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, and PC, basically everything.

[via EGM Now]

Ace Kim | March 15th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND CA Update

Star Wars Days 2012

I just slogged through my email and responded to everyone that expressed interest in sending in Podracers for the Episode I Movie Build. If you haven’t received an email from me, please check your spam folder as it may have ended up there. There’s still time to mail in your entry or arrive at the park to set it up yourself. Hit us up through the contact form for more information.

On a side note, I was laid off of my job last week. So if anyone out there is hiring or knows of a job for an HTML/CSS/Javascript/Wordpress front end developer, let me know!

Don "Solo" Reitz | March 13th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

10225 UCS R2D2 Preview on LEGOClubTV Youtube Channel

10225 UCS R2D2

Lets just get right to the point:

…Or not. With under four hours in the spotlight the video was switched to “private”, and as I’m sure any third party uploads will just get pulled for copyright violations we’ll just stick with the text that were originally posted along with the video (until they make it public again of course). Brickset has a lower quality mirror available for now if you don’t want to wait. The details:

Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10225 R2-D2™, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We’ll talk with Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO® designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ — the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!

Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!

• Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
• Features retractable third leg!
• Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
• Features realistic rotating head!
• R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
• Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
• Measures over 12″ (31 cm) high and 7″ (18 cm) wide!

Unfortunately no word on price, piece count, or release date. I can’t wait. Thank for the heads up hassmyster!