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Ace Kim | February 26th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue

76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue

Update: Amazon‘s price has jumped up to $66.99, matching Target’s current price. If you order from Target, be sure to use your REDCard for an additional 5% off and free shipping. You can also purchase online and pickup in store for added convenience if, say, you were headed to Target sometime this weekend anyway.

Amazon’s done something to their listings. They no longer display the old price of something nor the percentage off of what the regular price is. So now we just have to guess. But there’s no guessing with this one: Amazon is discounting the Guardians of the Galaxy flagship set, 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue, down to just $60.79 as of this writing. I’m pretty sure that the MSRP price is $74.99 so that’s like… a bajillion percent off! It’s a great little set and awarded 4 out of 5 stars in our review by Nick. Who knows how long this price will last. This item ships for free since it’s above the $35 threshold, and there is a quantity limit of 2 per order.

Ace Kim | February 26th, 2015 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Amazon Discounts 70808 Super Cycle Chase By 20%

70808 Super Cycle Chase

Amazon is applying a decent discount on one of my favorite sets based on The LEGO Movie, 70808 Super Cycle Chase. It is discounted by 20% bringing the price down to $39.99 from $49.99 MSRP. Like I said, this is one of my favorite sets and gave it a 5 out of 5 stars in my review. It’s a great versus-type set that doesn’t sacrifice one vehicle for the other. Highly recommended!

Ace Kim | February 24th, 2015 | Giveaways, LEGO Ideas

February’s Giveaway Winner Is…

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And the Research Institute goes to…

Jennifer Hayden of Ionia, MI

Congratulations, Jennifer! You’re the big winner.

Thanks everyone for being patient. I’m sorry it took so long to announce the winner. There were a ton of entries I had to disqualify before I could randomly pick. Stay tuned for March’s giveaway, happening real soon!

Ace Kim | February 23rd, 2015 | News, The LEGO Movie

LEGO At The Oscars

Did you watch it last night? The Academy Awards show? I missed it. I was on my way back from a birthday party and spent the rest of the night getting the kids to bed and watching Walking Dead. But I heard it was a good show. The LEGO Movie’s only nomination was for Best Original Song and traditionally every song from the category is performed live. I was curious to see how exactly this would happen, and after watching the above video, all I can say is “wow.” From giving celebrities LEGO Oscar statues to the surreal performance of “Everything Is Awesome” by Lonely Island, Tegan and Sara, Will Arnett in a Batman costume, and Questlove, LEGO showed up in a big way. Though, the cowboy costumes were a little confusing. The best part? “Darkness. No parents.”

The LEGO Movie’s Everything Is Awesome unfortunately did not win for Best Original Song. That honor went to Glory from the film Selma.

Ace Kim | February 22nd, 2015 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

LEGO Shop@Home, Walmart Discount 70811 Flying Flusher

70811 Flying Flusher

I was writing up this whole post about how Walmart has their The LEGO Movie exclusive set, 70811 The Flying Flusher, discounted by about 30% for just $20.99 thinking it was a great deal until I checked LEGO Shop@Home for a usable image. Once I got there, I noticed that they, too, are selling the set at a discount, but at an even better price. It’s 40% off at $17.98. LEGO Shop@Home offers free shipping at $75, whereas Walmart’s free shipping starts at $50. You can get the same price in store for both vendors, and Walmart even offers a buy online and pick up in store option as well.

And I’m pretty sure we’ve reported that price on the Flying Flusher before as part of LEGO Shop@Home’s “Winter Sale.” So, yeah, I’m not really bringing much value to this post.

Ken Robichaud | February 20th, 2015 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Zack Snyder Reveals First Look At Aqua Man

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Mr. Snyder likes to be the one to release spoilers for his films and he does it well as long as no one beats him to the punch. This time he’s treating us to a first look at the gritty reboot of everyone’s favourite knock-off underwater adventure seeker, Aqua Man. I like Jason Momoa, even if he is a one note actor and that’s really not a problem for this role. I couldn’t help but think when I looked at this picture, that Rob Zombie would’ve probably sold a lot more albums if he was in better shape.

Unite The Seven is a clever dual tag line for the king of the seven seas and the build up to the fully realized Justice League appearing on the screen, but will Aqua Man appearing in the film riding a pair of sharks like water skis be a little too on the nose for the moment this burgeoning film franchise officially jumps the shark? Only time will tell…

Ace Kim | February 19th, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Character Encyclopedia Gets Updated, Includes New Style White Prototype Boba Fett

At least he is revealed! For those of you collecting Boba Fett minifigures, you should know there is one more to add to your collection. StarWars.com today announced the update to the much-loved Character Encyclopedia, called LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, and the included bonus figure is a white Boba Fett. He is similar to the previous white Fett but is now using the new style molds for the helmet and backpack. The updated and expanded book includes 72 extra pages and includes minifigures through 2015.

Like the last book, FBTB had a hand in editing and fact-checking the book. But because of the tight deadlines, I’m curious to see if all of the edits were made or not.

The book will be released on April 28, 2015 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. The current pre-order price as of this writing is $14.47 and is subject to Amazon’s Pre-order Price Guarantee. Should the price fall below the price you pre-ordered at, you will get the lowest price automatically.

You can check out more pictures and the full article at StarWars.com. Thanks to Gooker1 for the heads up.

Toy Fair Videos Now Live, Random Musings

Well, my photos may have been slightly over exposed, but my videos came out a little better. Lesson learned: triple check your settings before shooting away. Anyway, I’ve uploaded all the videos I recorded showing some of the play features for some of the sets. Each theme’s post has been updated with their respective videos, or you can click for more to see all of them here in one post.

Random musings:

  • Scooby-Doo: All of the “villains” in the Scooby-Doo sets have a double-head where one side is the monster and the other reveals the secret identity.
  • Scooby-Doo: Shaggy is the Captain Jack of the theme where each set will have a different expression. I believe that Scooby is also different in each set that he appears in.
  • Jurassic World: My camera settings do not lie: most of the non-named minifig heads and I imagine hands really are that weird orange color.
  • CMF’s: There was no CMF’s on display but from the press release it was confirmed that the next series of minifigs will be a second Simpsons series and that series 14 will be an all-Halloween theme series.
  • Architecture: There was one Architecture set missing from the floor.
  • Marvel: There was a retailer-exclusive Avengers set that was not shown. It is unknown which retailer will get it, but by using the process of elimination and Brickset, we know that the set name is “Burglary at the Hydra Fortress.” That is, no doubt, a direct translation from the German name of the set, so I’m going with “Attack On Hydra Fortress” for now. This is the only set that has Quicksilver.
  • Marvel: I’m disappointed that the Ant-man set did not come with a trophy-scale painted version of Ant-man.
  • Star Wars: The UCS TIE Fighter did not impress me as a $200 set.
  • Star Wars: Early on during the preview event, the Constraction figures had prototype heads. Towards the end, they brought out the final molded pieces. We’ve included pictures of both in our coverage.

There’s probably more things to complain about, I just can’t think of any more of it right now.

View vidoes.

Ken Robichaud | February 14th, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Announces 75095 UCS TIE Fighter @ NY Toy Fair 2015

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Right around the time Ace was leaving the Collector Party at the LEGO booth this morning, they were sending him this press release. I figured it being a new UCS set, it deserved its own post. So here it is.
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Ken Robichaud | February 14th, 2015 | LEGO Scooby-Doo, News

Toy Fair Report 2015: LEGO Scooby-Doo

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Last, but not least are the new Scooby-Doo sets. It may or may not be based on a new upcoming cartoon, but the fig designs looks very familiar to me… classic if you will.
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