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Archive for April, 2012

Ace Kim | April 4th, 2012 | LEGO, News

Announcing 3300003 LEGO Brand Retail Store

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What you’re looking at is the new freebie from LEGO Brand Retail store grand openings. Before, they gave away exclusive little sets themed to the area the store was opening in, then it became minifigs, and now it’s this: 3300003 LEGO Brand Retail Store. The ONLY way to obtain this set is by attending the Grand Opening celebrations at any of the upcoming new stores, listed below, and be one of the first people in line. More details can be found at LEGO’s Brand Retail Stores website. Official press release below:

3300003 LEGO Brand Retail Store
Ages 7+ 280 pieces

New LEGO Stores are opening soon!

Celebrate the opening of a brand new LEGO Store in your area with the new, exclusive LEGO Brand Retail Store model! Not available for purchase, this set is only given out to a select number of customers with a qualifying purchase during the Grand Opening Celebration. We are proud to announce 10 new locations in North America opening in 2012:

• Nashville, TN
• Victor, NY
• Vancouver, BC; Canada
• Wauwatosa, WI
• The Woodlands, TX
• Peabody, MA
• Overlord Park, KS
• Elizabeth, NJ
• Seattle, WA
• Alpharetta, GA

Stay tuned for details on the Grand Opening Celebrations, featuring the new exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Brand Retail Store set and T-Shirts! For more information, please visit

Offers will be available during the Grand Opening Celebration only, while supplies last.
Phone orders will not be accepted, to qualify purchase must be made at store location.

Ken Robichaud | April 2nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Exclusive TC-14 Minifigure Available From S@H May 4-5th

Exclusive TC-14 Minifigure with $75 LEGO S@H Purchase May 4-5th

I heard about this earlier today and thankfully Brick Fanatics put up a picture to confirm the good news. LEGO Shop@Home will offer a FREE Chrome TC-14 minifigure on May 4-5th with a $75 LEGO Star Wars purchase!

If that wasn’t cool enough, the standard sized Hulk figure many have wanted will be available May 16-31st with any $50 purchase. May is shaping up to be a very expensive (but awesome) month!

Exclusive Hulk Minifigure with $50 LEGO S@H Purchase May 16th-31st

May the purple pants be with you, always.

Ken Robichaud | April 2nd, 2012 | LEGO Architecture, LEGO Star Wars, News

HispaBrick 13 Now Available

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Issue 13 of the AFOL magazine HispaBrick is available for download now on their website in both Spanish and English and as usual it has a lot to offer. This issue starts off on the right foot by interviewing one of my favourite LEGO photographers Vesa “Avanaut” Lehtimäki about his visits to the snow covered planet Hoth. There’s a interesting interview with LEGO Architecture’s Adam Reed Tucker and many great articles that include a look at Doctor Who’s influence on LEGO, modular castle building, the therapeutic value of LEGO as well as LEGO and Autism. With all that and more it’s a solid read, but the inclusion of The Brick Bang Theory diagram on the back is more than reason enough to take a look.

Ken Robichaud | April 1st, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

LEGO Marvel Pre-order @

6868 Complete is the latest to offer the LEGO Marvel sets for pre-order and this apears to be further confirmation of the April 8th release date. I’d love to know the logic in waiting to release these sets ON EASTER instead of taking advantage of the holiday to boost sales. It seems the brick bunny will be bring these sets to only a small percentage of quick/lucky folks and the rest of us will simply have to wait. ONE. MORE. WEEK.

Thanks again to hassmyster for his vigilance/obsession.