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Ace Kim | September 19th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

The LEGO Batman Movie, Knight Rider Expansion Packs Revealed

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Knight freakin’ Rider. Soon you too will be able to fulfill your dreams of holding a minifig of the Hoff in your hands while you try making that cool wooo-wooo sound that KITT’s cyclopean eye made. WBIE sent over these images showing some of the new expansion packs coming out on February 10, 2017. Joining the LEGO David Hasselhoff minifigure and mini KITT from the The Knight Rider Fun Pack are two different packs for The LEGO Batman Movie: a Fun Pack with a silver armored Batman minifig and a Bionic Steed, and a Story Pack with Batgirl, Robin, and a Batwing. Check out Robin’s glasses! For those of you keeping score, you’ll need both packs to complete the LEGO Batman Movie gameplay experience, that is unless there are more unannounced Packs for that property.

You can preorder The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack right now off of Amazon. The two Fun Packs aren’t available yet, but we’ll be posting once they become pre-order-able.

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Ace Kim | September 13th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

This UCS TIE Interceptor MOC Is The Bees’ Knees

One great thing about the design of the TIE-series of starfighters is its modular design. One can attach any number of wing configurations to the standard ball cockpit with arms and boom, instant fighter. Imgur user jazzbass’s son did just that and adapted his UCS TIE Fighter set into a UCS-style TIE Interceptor MOC. The proportions look spot on and looks fantastic next to the official TIE Fighter set. 75095 TIE Fighter is still one of my favorite UCS sets ever, and this mod to the official set makes me love it even more for its potential of making other TIE variants a reality. Bring on the TIE Defender!

Check out the full gallery over on imgur.

And if you haven’t picked one up yet, head on over to LEGO [email protected] to get a copy of 75095 TIE Fighter for yourself. There’s a reason that it has a 5/5 star rating.

Ace Kim | September 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Star Wars

Amazon has put a number of LEGO Star Wars sets for sale applying some decent discounts that’s worth a look. Of interest is the one set I was waiting for a deal on, 75149 Resistance X-Wing Fighter. It’s currently discounted 15% and sits at $67.99, down from MSRP of $79.99. 75102 Poe’s X-Wing Fighter is also seeing the same discount. Other notable discounts include 75105 Millennium Falcon (20% off for just $119.99) and 75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter (20% off for just $71.99). The only bummer about the sale is that it does not include the Advent Calendar. It’s still full price at $39.99 but perhaps they’ll adjust that later today or this weekend.

Complete list below.

Ace Kim | September 1st, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

New Sets Now Available At LEGO [email protected], Amazon

Today is September 1, and that means new sets are now available for purchase.

And here is the list:

Ace Kim | September 1st, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Officially Reveals Rogue One Set Images

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Following up on the public posting of the images by Amazon Italy last month, LEGO sent over the an official set of images for sets based on the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There isn’t much new here that we haven’t seen already, but in case some of you missed it from before, here they are again. They also provided full product description and prices so that’s new. All sets will go on sale on Force Friday September 30, 2016.

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Ace Kim | August 31st, 2016 | LEGO Disney Princess, News

Build Cogsworth, Lumiere At Two Toys’R’Us Build-and-Take Events

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LEGO is not hosting one but TWO, count’em, TWO building events based on the LEGO Disney Princess theme. And if you’re a fan of the theme, you’re not going to want to miss it. Based on the picture above, it looks like you’ll be able to build Cogsworth on September 17th and then Lumiere on September 24th. What makes these build and take events a can’t-miss event is that you get printed faces for each character. This may be the one and only time we will get these as buildable characters. Mark your calendars and get there early!

Thanks to Mos Eisley for the tip!

Nick Martin | August 24th, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battles 20% off on Amazon

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We’ve gotten a bit behind on posting some sales stuff (stupid real life), but this one was a good enough deal that we needed to post it. 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle is already 20% off, sitting at $79.99 (TRU has a similar sale, but I think we can all agree that Amazon is better than TRU for everything). This set was an early standout just for getting us a few more spider clones (though, sadly, none of the current Web Warriors… I need my Spider-Ham and Spider-Gwen and Spider-Noir and… this list could go on for awhile), as well as a couple more towards a Sinister Six.

I’ve already purchased one to review within the next couple of weeks. Go pick up your 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle right now!

Nick Martin | August 23rd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75142 Homing Spider Droid

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Selling to kids is a lot different than selling to adults. There’s a limited window for that customer, where they are coming in and leaving the market. At the same time, there are new kids coming in right behind that customer, looking to pick up the hobby. That means that re-releasing a set every few years is trying to make sure that the new batch of kids can find something recognizable to purchase… and regardless of how we feel about those prequel movies or cartoons, they are more popular with kids than they were with the adults that grew up with the original movies.

Of course, all of that being said… there has got to be some more popular stuff to release than Stumbles McSpiderwalker here, last seen in the 2013 set of the same name, 75016 Homing Spider Droid, which it feels like I just reviewed a couple of months ago. That was in that little gap where I wasn’t putting point totals on there, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the set despite my love of walkers.

The price isn’t different, though the minifigure lineup has changed… and that’s pretty much what I wrote about the set last time. I asked Ace if I could just copy/paste the old one, and he told me to shut up and watch BvS again as punishment (actually, I didn’t, I just like making up fake responses from him). So instead, I’m going to review 75142 Homing Spider Droid as if it was some brand new set I wanted, and not just a $30 filler set that got me to above a certain price target when trying to get a promo item at my LEGO store (this is a TRU exclusive in the US, otherwise).

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Nick Martin | August 18th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars

UCS Death Star Pictures Leaked

Over on the LEGO subreddit, a poster going by ebonlance posted a cropped image of the long-rumored UCS Death Star set. Another user came along a bit later with pictures of the front and back. Never had a leak save me $400+ dollars before, but here we are. I recently put together my earlier version of this, so it’s hard to feel enthused for it. On one hand, there are a few new minifigs (prison officer, blue astromech), and some updates (Leia, Tarkin)… but this feels like one of the most phoned-in remakes in recent years.

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Nick Martin | August 18th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Rebels, Reviews, Star Wars

Review: 75141 Kanan’s Speeder Bike

 

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Eventually, Disney is going to need to figure out how to reconcile the stuff in Rebels with the stuff in the movies (and I think some of that may happen in Rogue One), because it really addresses something that always really bugged me about the prequel (and honestly, the original trilogy before it): that the Jedi were somehow all wiped out. Okay, that makes sense if they were all scattered centered or involved in the war. But we saw that they were a bit more diffuse than that; there were some who had left the order, some who failed out of it, some that hid, some that were in very remote places.

It’s just a bit hard to believe that in an entire galaxy, they’d eliminate all but three people by the time ANH rolls around. In the cartoons, they’ve been teasing this a bit with the fact that a particular former Padawan is/was still around (but went so far as to say that he/she was not a Jedi… gotta make sure that Yoda wasn’t just full of it), and obviously there’s the question of Kanan and Ezra in general.

Until that happens, we’re going to keep getting Rebels sets, including this little speeder number. I’m actually okay with that, since there have been some quality selections in the Rebels lineup (though mostly I’ve just purchased the cheaper sets). I was looking forward to reviewing 75141 Kanan’s Speeder Bike mostly because it was a nice, inexpensive set at $19.99 and had accessories that I tend to love in a set. At 234 pieces it seems to have a lot of value tucked away, and does come with a new unique character, the Imperial Combat Driver, though Kanan and the Buckethead have shown up elsewhere.

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