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Ken Robichaud | January 26th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Set Pictures Revealed

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Excited for this summer’s Avengers sequel and the LEGO sets that come with it? Well, Amazon.de & .jp
have put up better pictures of those upcoming sets to whet your appetite further. It looks like there will be a couple of (slightly) different armours for ol’ shellhead and a drone helmet that will be used for other customs no doubt. I’m not really excited by these after getting a better look, but I will say that the Hulk Buster and Avengers Tower sets are the stand-outs for me. I’ve been mostly away for some time taking care of business (which is totally not code for being a hitman, really), but I’m back now and hope to get caught up assaulting your eyeballs with all of the things.

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Via IGN & Qzak.

Ace Kim | January 25th, 2015 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGOLAND California Hotel Discount For Star Wars Days

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If you’re participating in the Fan Gallery at LEGOLAND California in March and would like to stay at the LEGOLAND hotel, then you are in luck. There is a 20% discount available for Theme or Fully Theme Rooms for the weekend of March 7th and 8th. Amenities include free wi-fi, free breakfast buffet, and an in-room treasure hunt for the kids. It will probably also apply to March 6th for Friday check-in if you’re going to drive in the night before. In order to ensure that the discount is available for participants, you must be email me at [email protected] or use the contact form for details on how to get the discount.

FBTB receives NO compensation for anyone booking at the LEGOLAND Hotel. We are simply passing along a savings.

Ace Kim | January 24th, 2015 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sales News

Further Markdowns at LEGO Shop@Home

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LEGO Shop@Home has reduced the prices on their existing sale items even further with some items now anywhere from 40-50% off. Some items of note:

There’s a lot more, 99 items if I’m doing my math correctly, on their Sales and Deals page, so go check it out.

Ace Kim | January 23rd, 2015 | LEGO Scooby-Doo, News

Toy News International Reveals 75904 Mystery Mansion

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Update: It seems Variety got the scoop on the Mystery Mansion. The image above has been updated with a higher-res version.

Following the announcement of Scooby-Doo this morning, Toy News International, posted some additional pictures of the Mystery Machine as well as the upcoming $89.99 75904 Mystery Mansion. The Mansion set appears to have Velma and Daphne and possibly a new version of Shaggy. Scoobs looks the same but I could very well be wrong.

The images come from TNI, and unfortunately thye have been upscaled, but you get an idea of what they look like. I am working on getting better images which may or may not come through since the Mystery Machine was the only set on the docket to be revealed today.

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Thanks to Mos Eisley for the heads up.

Ace Kim | January 23rd, 2015 | LEGO Scooby-Doo, News

The LEGO Group Officially Announces Scooby-Doo

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If the theme’s appearance at the London Toy Fair wasn’t official enough, it’s now official official. The LEGO Group announces Scooby-Doo as their latest license. Below is the full press release sent to me this morning. 75902 The Mystery Machine, pictured above, will run you $29.99 and has 301 pieces. The full line of Scooby-Doo sets will be at the New York Toy Fair coming up in just a couple of weeks. FBTB will be there providing full coverage as usual.

LEGO Group Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Announce
First-Ever LEGO® Building Sets Inspired by Classic Animated Series Scooby-Doo™

-New LEGO® Scooby-Doo animated content to roll-out, including 22-minute special
and made-for-video movie releases, from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group-

LONDON, BRITISH TOY AND HOBBY ASSOCIATION TOY FAIR (January 23, 2015) – The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO® building sets inspired by the timeless and beloved animated franchise, Scooby-Doo™. Five new building sets will bring the zaniness of classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang to life in LEGO form for the first time ever, and are scheduled to hit store shelves in August.

In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.

“Fans always wonder which properties may come to life in LEGO form, and this year we are thrilled to bring all of the mystery, humor and hijinks of the Scooby-Doo universe to life in LEGO toys and animated content,” said

Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. “We constantly review properties to find those with global reach, great characters and stories and inherent building and role play opportunities, and we think that Scooby-Doo delivers on all of these while also driving strong appeal among collectors and today’s parents who have strong nostalgia for the LEGO brand from their own childhood.”

“Scooby-Doo and his whole Gang are known and loved by kids and adults alike around the world and we are proud to partner with LEGO Group to continue to entertain new generations of fans and bring everyone’s favorite Great Dane to the unique interactive world of LEGO play,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, WBCP.

“As animators, we always aim to find fun and inventive ways to connect with the audience and tell new stories with our characters,” said Sam Register, president, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Scooby-Doo and LEGO fans share so much affection for the characters and the brand, and we are so pleased to finally bring these two worlds together.”

LEGO Scooby-Doo Products
Fans will instantly recognize all of their favorite Scooby-Doo characters and icons, including Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and the Mystery Machine, as well as all the ghosts, goblins and other villains that make Scooby-Doo adventures complete in sets such as the Mummy Museum Mystery, the Haunted Lighthouse and the Mystery Mansion. LEGO Scooby-Doo products range from $14.99 to $89.99 (USD) and will be available in toy stores nationwide beginning in August.

About Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo is one of the few classic properties to maintain top on-air ratings across the globe and is consistently ranked as one of the top properties in the Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensing portfolio. Scooby-Doo is the only dog with human characteristics who can live and play in a kid’s real and imaginative world. Scooby loves to solve mysteries, is hip and cool and makes ‘spooky’ fun; he truly is the dog that can Doo it all!

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About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the brick and knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, as well as Mike Tyson Mysteries for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com

SCOOBY-DOO and all characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.

Ace Kim | January 22nd, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 75042 Droid Gunship by 22%

Like the title says, 75042 Droid Gunship is at a good buy threshold at 22% off. It is now $39.09 before any applicable taxes. You automatically get free shipping. Nick may not have exactly given it a great review, but at that price it makes a decent parts pack.

Ace Kim | January 22nd, 2015 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

New Marvel Star Wars Comics Offers More Comic Bricks Choices

Still looking for something to build for Star Wars Days? I was taking a look at the sign up sheets and I noticed that Comic Bricks wasn’t getting a lot of love which is actually good news for you. The fewer the entries there are in a particular category, the better your chances are at winning the Best in Category prize of $100 gift card and an additional retail discount coupon. If you’re not inspired by the selection of comic book covers over at Rebelscum, keep in mind that a brand new Star Wars series started just this month. Star Wars #1 hit the stands last week and with it came a total of 69 different variant covers. Bleeding Cool‘s compiled them all into one place for you for easy breezy browsing needsf.

Don’t forget, Darth Vader #1 comes out next month, as well as Star Wars #2, and Princess Leia #1 makes its debut in March.

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You can sign up for Star Wars Days right here.

Ace Kim | January 22nd, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Applies 30% Discount To Three Star Wars Sets

Did you miss the flash sale of the Mos Eisley Cantina set yesterday? Well, if you’re an emotional shopper like me and want to fill the void left in your heart by the missed opportunity, well you’re in luck! Amazon is applying a 30% discount on three LEGO Star Wars sets:

Ace Kim | January 21st, 2015 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

West Inn & Suites Offers Discount Rate for Star Wars Days Weekend

If you’re considering going to or are already registered for Star Wars Days and need a place to stay, West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, CA is offering FBTB participants of Star Wars Days 2015 at LEGOLAND California a special discounted rate for March 6 and 7. The hotel is located just 1.5 miles away from the park and is rated #2 overall in Carlsbad on TripAdvisor. Every room includes the following amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • Complimentary wifi access.
  • Complimentary shuttle service to/from LEGOLAND* and to/from the beach.
  • No resort fees.
  • No charge for parking.
  • Free cookies and milk for the kids in the evening.

You must book your room no later than February 20th and only a handful of rooms are available at these special rates. The room type and rates are as follows:

Single King Deluxe Rooms – $139 plus tax
Double King Deluxe Rooms – $159 plus tax
Single King Suites – $159 plus tax

In order to book and get the special rate, follow this link and book before February 20. Alternatively you may book directly with the hotel by calling them at 1-866-431-9378 and mention the code FBTB.NET.

FBTB is NOT receiving any sort of compensation for this post nor for any bookings through the above link. We are simply passing on the savings.

* – Shuttle service to and from LEGOLAND begins at 8:00am and runs every 20 minutes based on guests needs until 1 hour after the park closes.

Ace Kim | January 21st, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Walmart Discounts 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina

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Update: Both deals have expired.

Update: Amazon has matched the price. $48.99.

Walmart.com is applying a 30% discount to 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina set which, according to Nick, is “about worth it at that price”. The set is only available for store pickup and thus Amazon has not bothered to match it, which is a shame if you ask me. Final price is $48.99 plus whatever your state charges you for tax.