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Nick Martin | August 19th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Fan Expo Canada Offering Exclusive Ghost Set

Huw over at Brickset let it drop that Fan Expo Canada, what I can only assume is like SDCC only smelling more like maple syrup and ham (I promise that’s the only Canada joke for at least the duration of this sentence), is offering an exclusive LEGO set this year, a microfighter / chibi version of The Ghost.

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Yeah, my first impression is the same as what I had for the SDCC version: isn’t this Hera’s ship? Why isn’t she included in the thing? Also, that I’m less than impressed. No details yet on numbers or pricing, but as we find out, we’ll let you know. As a bonus, though, for the many of us that don’t live anywhere near this, or aren’t allowed in Canada for reasons that are best left unsaid… they are offering a Twitter giveaway contest to win one of them!

One note… read the rules. You have to follow them AND retweet the message.

Full details from the blurb from the Expo:

“For LEGO, the event is about the fans – it’s an opportunity to engage with builders of all ages and offer a fun interactive experience that is unlike any other in Canada. Because YOU are some of the most loyal fans of LEGO, we are offering an advance sneak peak of the FIRST EVER LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive. This limited edition LEGO STAR WARS Rebels set features The Ghost Starship with Kanan Jarrus Minifigure from the upcoming STAR WARS Rebels TV series.

“The set is ONLY available at the LEGO Booth #748 between Thursday, August 28 to Sunday, August 31, 2014, while quantities last. Tickets will be distributed at the booth on a first come, first serve basis when the show floor opens to the public. Quantities will be limited per day and only one LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive per customer per day. A valid ticket will be required for purchase.

“For a chance to win one before the show, please check out the contest page for more details!”

 

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 19th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Elite Eight Results

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The latest round of polls have just finished up and we now have our final four builders: goatman461, rolli, markus1984, and Legopard are all advancing to the two remaining rounds. This time they’re each tasked with building another starfighter: an enemy for their ship from the first round to battle. The new submission threads are right here and here and they have seven more days to complete and post their new models before the next polls hit. This round determines which builders will go head to head for the top slots, so the pressure is on! Hit the jump or swing by the thread to see the four winning walkers.

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Ace Kim | August 18th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

76023 The Tumbler Now Available

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It looks like LEGO Shop@Home for North America finally got their act together and is now offering 76023 The Tumbler for sale. Its price tag is $199.99 and comes with Batman and The Joker minifigures and 1,869 pieces. In case you’re too lazy to scroll, we recently reviewed the set which can be found right here.

Ace Kim | August 18th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 76023 The Tumbler

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When LEGO released the first images of 76023 The Tumbler, there was a collective gasp heard from the internet. But to be honest, there was something about it that just seemed off to me and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. After having built my review copy and staring at it for a while now I finally figured out what it is that I don’t like about it.

But before I get into, here is a breakdown of how this review is going to be done: I’ll be splitting up this review over 5 parts. Part 1 will be an analysis of the packaging of the shipping box with an in-depth interview of the DHL package carrier. Part 2 will be a review of the numbered bags along with weights and measurements of each bag. Part 3 will be a photo gallery of every step of the building process. Parts 4 will be the actual review. And, finally, Part 5 will be where we reveal the final score. We’ll be spreading out the review over the next 5 weeks with a post going up every Sunday evening. So buckle up and get ready for our most extensive review ever!

76023 Delivered!

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Ace Kim | August 17th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Rebels Clip That Broke Don

We’ve all had those moments, those defining moments where our open-minded approach to any one thing quickly turns into an opinion and we turn our backs to that thing. In this case, the thing in question is Rebels, and that moment is the clip above. This was the clip that turned Don Solo against the show. I was already trepidatious about the show, but what the clip did for me was cement my hatred for Chopper, and in turn, made me realize just how much this show is going to suck.

And would it kill the sound engineers to generate new sound effects?

I’ll stick to Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles instead. Such a GREAT show, you’re missing out if you haven’t been keeping up.

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 17th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Elite Eight Polls Are Live

mocmadnesslogo2014-4New polls are up! Just like last time forum members have two days to cast their votes. Links below lead to each pair, winners will move onto the next round and the finals beyond that. Best of luck to the lot of you.

goatman461 vs BrianRinker
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rolli vs Mr.Brickman
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artpants vs markus1984
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Legopard vs MotionOTheOcean
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Don "Solo" Reitz | August 15th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Elite Eight Deadline Reminder

mocmadnesslogo2014-4Quick reminder to our remaining builders, the deadline for your walkers is just a day away at 11:59PM PST on Saturday August 16th. Submission threads below, polls will be up tomorrow night after midnight and will run for two days again:

goatman461 vs BrianRinker
rolli vs Mr.Brickman
artpants vs markus1984
Legopard vs MotionOTheOcean

Nick Martin | August 15th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Pictures of (possible) Ep. VII Storm Trooper Helmets

Take this one with a big heaping pile of salt, but Indie Revolver is reporting a first-look at the upcoming Storm Trooper helmets from Episode VII. The biggest reason I say salt is the “reliable sources” quote, which strikes me as a bit too Cardassian way of dodging a question.

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A few questions for me on this one. The first is why there are still Storm Troopers and what not thirty years after the Empire was pretty wrecked. I’m hoping that they actually just explain it, and don’t just go all Enterprise on us and say “it’s later, nothing has changed.” The helmet itself is very Storm Trooper, yet seems kind of… odd. I don’t have a good reason for thinking that, it just feels like it’s weird. Maybe it’s the giant nasal strip over the middle, maybe it’s the big ole forehead.

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They also provided a different one, that could be desert or snow trooper variations. Almost looks like a snow trooper, but backdrop says sand. Maybe this is the new peacekeeping or Republic variety… who knows. Either way, it’s a safe bet we’ll be getting a lot of new Storm Trooper minifigs next year. It’s LEGO, so expect them in a variety of colors and for the regular guy to only show up in a very expensive set.

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An additional picture also surfaced without the watermark, and has a few additional molding details to the prop replica. Anyone else have thoughts on this thing?

 

Ace Kim | August 14th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

76019 Starblaster Showdown Discounted 25%

76019 Starblaster Showdown

Update: This deal has expired at this price. It is still available but only with a smaller 10% discount.

Time to load up on Nova officers! Both Amazon and Walmart are offering a 25% price reduction for 76019 Starblaster Showdown. It is now sitting pretty at a mere $15 even. For Amazon, you’ll get Free Super Saver Shipping when your cart is $35 or more; no minimum if you’re a Prime member. For Walmart, the threshold is $50 or you can do free pick up at a Walmart store or FedEx Office location. 76019 Starblaster Showdown comes with Peter Quill aka Starlord, a Nova Officer, and a Sakarran minifigs and was rated a solid 4 out of 5 stars in our review.

Ken Robichaud | August 14th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 76013 Batman: The Joker’s Steam Roller

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Continuing with the campy vibe of the Penguin Face Off set comes this latest attack from the clown prince of crime. Time for me to roll all over this set like a 20 tonne road compactor filled with hungry hyenas. Let the rant begin!

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