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Ace Kim| April 17th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Registration Open For Star Wars Days, Themes Announced

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Registration is now open for Star Wars days! I’ll be revealing the goody bags soon as soon as a few other items are confirmed but you should register yourself as soon as possible. We will be capping registrations once it gets too full so the sooner you’re in, the better.

We are also announcing the themes! There are five different themes you can build towards:

Rogue One Vignettes

Build a scene from the latest movie on a square base of 16×16 studs with minimal overhang. These will be arranged chronologically to hopefully show off the whole movie in vig format, as we’ve done in previous years for other films.

A New Hope

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the film that started it all. Build anything you’d like relating to episode 4 before it was episode 4. Vignettes, full scenes, starfighters, mosaics… everything is welcome.

Micro/Midis

Microfighters are those little ride-on ships Lego has come out with in recent years. Sort of chibi-fied looking with minifig pilots. Midi-scale is a nebulous size range that’s bigger than micro-scale, but smaller than minifig scale. Check out official sets 8099 and 7778 for the general idea and this hangar scene by Sparkart from a few years ago.

Battle Beasts

We’re bringing back this old project: Battle Tauntauns! But not just Tauntauns, any beasts (Wampas, Rancors, Dewbacks, etc). Think Dino-Riders meets Star Wars.

General Star Wars MOCs

Everything else that doesn’t fit in those categories above is covered by this, but be sure it’s related to Star Wars seeing as this is a Star Wars specific event.

Ace Kim| April 14th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Second Chance To Retweet And Win Detention Block Rescue

Today’s the Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration, which means it’s another chance to retweet and win the Celebration LEGO exclusive set, Detention Block Rescue. For record, FBTB is not the ones giving the set away, it’s the LEGO Group. Retweet the above tweet to enter.

Ace Kim| April 14th, 2017 | Episode VIII, News, Star Wars

The Last Jedi Trailer

If you’ve been watching the Star Wars Celebration Live Stream, you may have caught the official trailer a couple times already for Star Wars Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. If not, it’s already up on YouTube. Luke drops a major bomb at the very end which could mean any number of things.

Ace Kim| April 13th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Retweet For Your Chance To Win Star Wars Celebration LEGO Exclusive

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If you’re like me and stuck at your nine-to-fiver and unable to go to Star Wars Celebration, or you were unlucky in last week’s drawing for a priority ticket, LEGO is offering a chance to win the Star Wars Celebration exclusive set pictured above, Detention Block Rescue. You can read all nine or so pages of legalese if you want, but basically you just need to own a twitter account and retweet this specific tweet:

Good luck to everyone especially me!

Ace Kim| April 10th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Out

Nick affectionately labeled this one as “Thor: Oh Yeah, We’re Making This Too”. Thor: Ragnarok will be released on November 3, 2017. Look for related LEGO sets to be released around, I’m guessing, October.

Ace Kim| April 10th, 2017 | News, Star Wars

General Leia Will Not Be CGI In Star Wars Episode IX

ArsTechnica UK is reporting that Carrie Fisher will NOT be inserted into Star Wars Episode IX via CGI. Leftover footage from the cutting room floor of The Last Jedi will be reused for her scenes in Episode IX which is due out in 2019. Given the lukewarm reception of CGI characters of Grand Moff Tarkin and young Princess Leia in Rogue One, it seems Disney has heard the feedback and is taking the appropriate steps to address concerns over the late Carrie Fisher’s appearance in the final chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy. Her daughter Billie Lourd and and brother Todd Fisher have signed over the rights to Disney to use the recent footage.

via Ars Technica UK.

Ace Kim| April 6th, 2017 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Days 2017 Is Happening June 3rd and 4th

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Star Wars Days 2017 at LEGOLAND California is happening and it’s right around the corner. Mark your calendars for June 3rd and 4th, 2017. We will be posting more information in the next couple of days including themes, contests, prizes, registration information, and more! That weekend is coming up fast so stay tuned for all the details.

Exclusive Wonder Woman, Batman Minifigures With Free Book

There are a pair of books out there that come with exclusive minifigs that you should know about.

First up is an exclusive Goddess of War styled Wonder Woman. Also included in your purchase is a new and upcoming hardcover book, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome Guide. The figure with free book will be released on May 2, 2017 and is currently priced at $11.72. The minifig is interesting in that it is a very niche costume and only appeared in a few issues of the Wonder Woman comic book at the tail end of the New52 era. Something like that would liken it to be harder to get, like a Comic Con exclusive or something.

Next up is the exclusive Tartan Batman minifig that comes with its own free book Chaos in Gotham City, an activity book based on The LEGO Batman Movie. This is a softcover book that is available now and will only cost you $5.55 right now on Amazon! Now that is cheap for a figure that comes with a book accessory.

LEGO Movie Batman Sets on Sale

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While it may be Rogue One week, it’s still always about Batman, and as such, a very wide swath of LEGO Batman sets are on sale at Target – and have been price-matched by Amazon. While I haven’t gotten around to buying any of the Rogue One sets, I own all but one of the Batman sets… and perhaps it’s time to fix that small gap.

Ace Kim| April 5th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Star Wars Sets On Sale During Rogue One Week

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Since this is Rogue One week, Amazon and Target have put a number of LEGO Star Wars sets on sale ranging from 20-30% off with some sets seeing their lowest prices ever. I’ve put links to Amazon below. And in case you haven’t picked up the Blu-ray of Rogue One yet, Amazon now has it for sale but is temporarily out of stock. And in case you were wondering, I went with the SteelBook from Best Buy. The cover art is gorgeous. And I’m glad I did seeing as to how Nick’s Target copy came out.