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Archive for October, 2012

Ken Robichaud | October 23rd, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Iron Man 3 Trailer

The official synopsis of Iron Man 3 goes like this:

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

I’d say the trailer does a pretty good job of portraying that and I look forward to seeing if Tony Stark can move beyond being such an insufferable tool and learn something from his new “teacher”… Take a look and tell us what you think.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | October 22nd, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

[UK] Free Lego with the Sun newspaper returns … starting Saturday!

30163 Thor

Just in time for half term, the Sun newspaper in the UK is giving away a series of Lego polybags starting on Saturday 27th October and running until 4th November.  You can see all of the sets available and on what day here.  You’ll need to purchase the paper on each day and take your voucher to your local WH Smiths or Toys R Us to get the toy, subject to availability.

No Star Wars this time, but plenty of Super Heroes and Lord Of The Rings sets.

Ace Kim | October 21st, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars 2013 Planet Series Revealed

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We now have unwatermarked images to share with you regarding next year’s Star Wars Planets series. The set list is as follows:

  • 75006 Jedi Starfighter & Kamino
  • 75007 Republic Assault Ship & Planet Coruscant
  • 75008 TIE Bomber & Asteroid Field
  • 75009 Snowspeeder & Planet Hoth
  • 75010 B-wing Starfighter & Planet Endor
  • 75011 Tantive IV & Alderaan

The best one so far? 75010 B-wing Starfighter & Planet Endor. That pilot is so tasty. More images after the jump.

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Ace Kim | October 21st, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, Sales News

Amazon Drops Price on Helm’s Deep

Amazon has dropped the price on everyone’s favorite Lord of the Rings castle set, 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep, past the $100 threshold. It’s $98.80 with free shipping and no tax to most states. Act fast before the price jumps back up.

Thanks again to ufjason for the head’s up.

Ace Kim | October 21st, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Shirtless Maul Found at TRU

Shirtless was spotted on TRU’s website with a price tag of $4.99. There’s no add to cart button so it may be a free promotional item with purchase at some point in the near future. Which also means that you may be able to just straight purchase the shirtless sith without having to meet any type of purchase limit to get the figure for free.

Thanks to ufjason for the news.

Ace Kim | October 20th, 2012 | LEGO CUUSOO, Sales News

21102 LEGO Minecraft Available at BN.com

Keep missing out on the first US CUUSOO release? They go in a flash, but if you act quickly enough, you can pick one up at Barnes and Noble dot com. Price is $34.95 with free shipping. If you use coupon code U3D8U7L the price drops down to $29.70 and it’s still eligible for free shipping. There’s a limit of one per person.

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 18th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes

2013 Super Heroes and Star Wars Sets Surface on World of Games

Earlier today wog.ch (website for a game shop in Switzerland) posted some new upcoming sets for sale with box art for each and set images for the Star Wars kits to boot. Here are some direct links to the listings:

2013 Super Hero Sets
76000 Arctic Batman vs Mr Freeze – Aquaman on the Ice
76004 Spider Cycle Chase

2013 Star Wars Sets
75000 Clone Trooper vs. Droidekas

75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
75002 AT-RT
75003 A-Wing Starfighter
75004 Z-95 Headhunter
75005 Rancor Pit
75012 BARC Speeder
75013 Umbarran MHC

Thanks to Kez for the initial tipoff about the new Heros sets as they were discovered, to Jake at GrooveBricks for the mirrored Star Wars set pic gallery (because who doesn’t think these will get pulled?), and to Jeremy as well for the link to the mirrored pics again on Hothbricks.

Nick Martin | October 18th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News, Reviews

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Rounding out the Star Wars: The Old Republic releases for 2012, we get the Republic Strike Fighter… which I don’t remember in the game. How do you write a review for a ship that you don’t recall ever really seeing in a game you played a lot? Unlike the Sith Fury, the Striker was just the little blips you shot down during space missions as Sith (I think… it went fast), not the ship that players end up with.

I’ve played some Republic characters, but only gotten into the mid-20s, and never did the space missions. After breaking my rule about never wandering to Wookiepedia, one of the websites where you can smell the obsession through the screen, it turns out this thing didn’t even show up in The Old Republic explicitly, it was from KoToR (and unnamed in the game). So yeah, I kind of question why it was included in the inaugural line of TOR sets.

Like the Sith Fury, it’s pretty obvious that this was a unique design that was inspired by other Star Wars ships, mostly an A-Wing (or for you EU people, some Z-95 too). It’s also very… dark red. At $45, this set is a niche (SW:TOR players) in a niche (EU Fans), so it’s certainly got some serious stuff stacked against it. So how does the Republic stack up against the pretty amazing Sith Fury? (more…)

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | October 18th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] Amazon discounts 9516 Jabba’s Palace – price now under £90!

9516 : Jabba's Palace

Amazon have discounted the flagship set from the latest wave of Star Wars to a much more reasonable £89.39.  Click  this link to find the page and get buying!  You may need to be quick as Amazon deals don’t always last too long …

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 18th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Batman: The Movie – Trailer

IGN just posted this trailer (previously screened at NYCC) for the upcoming LEGO Batman movie.  Take a look:

I have to say it seems a bit deceptively titled since it feels more like a LEGO Justice League movie with that setup. Sure, the tagline is DC Super Heroes Unite, but I can’t help but feel that Batman is pulling a few strings to make it seem like it’s all about him. Whatever the case, my immediate reaction to the trailer was “that giant joker bot would be awesome for our contest”. I have a one track mind. Looks fun though.