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Ace Kim | August 26th, 2014 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

The LEGO Group at Fan Expo Canada This Weekend


Fan Expo Canada is happening THIS weekend starting Thursday August 28th through Sunday August 31st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. NOT this past weekend. Of course, *I* wouldn’t make THAT mistake… mixing up dates like that…. From what I’ve heard/read, it sounds like the San Diego Comic Con of the Great White North so it sounds like a FANTASTICALLY crowded good time!

LEGO sent over a press release detailing their presence at the convention and there are some interesting things to note.


Ace Kim | November 10th, 2013 | Events, LEGO, LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

10237 The Tower of Orthanc Speed Build at DesignerCon

Yesterday during Day 1 of DesignerCon 2013, FBTB sponsored the annual speed build event where a team of five builds a UCS-type set as quickly as possible. This year’s set was 10237 The Tower of Orthanc. BrickNerd filmed the event and posted it to their YouTube channel. Check it out above. Time to completion: 36 minutes and 53 seconds.

DesignerCon continues today until 5pm at the Pasadena Convention Center. More information can be found on the DesignerCon website.

Ace Kim | November 7th, 2013 | Events, LEGO

DesignerCon 2013 This Weekend 11/9 and 11/10


Looking for something to do this weekend? If you live in the Los Angeles area, head on over to the Pasadena Convention Center for Designer Con 2013. The show this year is being held over two days instead of one as in previous years on Saturday November 9 from 9am to 6pm and Sunday November 10 form 9am to 5pm. You can register online early and save a few bucks, $5 per day, or pony up $7 at the door. The AFOL presence is being organized by S.T.U.D.S., a Brandon Griffith endeavor. FBTB and Bricknerd were invited to participate. As usual, we will be sponsoring the speed build event to be held sometime on Saturday. Come join us for a day of fun, toys, and art. More information about DCon can be found on Designer Con website.

Hope to see you there!

Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | Events, LEGO

[SDCC] Going to SDCC? Follow Us on Twitter!

Twitter Page

If you’re headed down to the San Diego Comic Con and want to keep up with the latest news and reveals while at the show, be sure to follow us on Twitter. I’ll be posting remotely from my phone as the news happens and the best way to keep up to date is to follow us on Twitter. All of our headlines get reposted and linked in a tweet and, if you’re so inclined, you can get tweets sent as text messages to your phone. To find out how to get sms notifications, follow these instructions on Twitter. Hope to see you there!

Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | Events, LEGO

[SDCC] LEGO Events at Comic Con

Comic Con Logo

Once again we compile all of the LEGO related events happening at Comic Con. In addition to whatever LEGO has going on in their booth, and there will be a lot, there are a few additional items of interest to catch. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an LEGO Star Wars-themed panels this year. And with that, on to the list.


Ace Kim | May 16th, 2013 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Last Days for Volunteer Registration Star Wars Days


I should have communicated this earlier, but better late than never. Friday will be the last day we’re accepting registrations for volunteers for the Fan Gallery for Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California taking place on Father’s Day weekend June 15-16. You can still sign up to contribute MOCs for the group build or the individual gallery beyond Friday but our volunteer schedule is getting full and also I need to submit our order for the t-shirts.

I’ve cleared up some space in the schedule so there are a few additional slots available for the taking. Also, we had a requirement that you must work one shift per day to qualify for the incentives. I’ve amended the rules so that you have to work at least two shifts to qualify. Those shifts can either be on the same day, or spread out over both days. Hopefully that will help some of you out to get the incentives and still be able to volunteer.

And remember: as a volunteer, you’ll get a free shirt, two passes to LEGOLAND, and free admission for the day (as long as you enter the park by 8:30am), lunch, and host of other incentives, details of which will be revealed later once they have been confirmed.

Interested? Check out the sign up sheet. Got questions? Hit up the contact us form and send us a message!

Ace Kim | May 3rd, 2013 | DC Universe, Events, LEGO Super Heroes, News, Sales News

Details on 5001623 Jor-El Polybag, June In Store Events

June Store Calendar Page 1

Some details have emerged about obtaining the Jor-El minifig we reported on earlier this week. This post on Eurobricks shows the June store calendar with Jor-El displayed as one of the highlighted items. It will be a LEGO Brand Retail promotion and the only way to get it is to make a purchase in store or at LEGO Shop@Home for $75 or more. There’s nothing listed about the purchase requiring Super Heroes sets, so any purchase should net you the minifigure. Offer is good from June 1-25 or while supplies last.

There is one other item of interest on the calendar. On Wednesday June 19, they will be hosting a special in-store building event where you can build the Man of Steel. This is in addition to their regular Monthly Mini Build. Build event is open to kids age 6-14 only and limited to approximately 150 per store.

And finally, on Friday June 22, the monthly LEGO Club meeting will be DC Super Heroes themed.

June Store Calendar Page 2
Ace Kim | April 30th, 2013 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Announcing Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California June 15-16

Star Wars Days

Okay, so the dates have been announced a while ago, but I never got around to posting anything about it since we were busy planning for the event. We are now at a point where we are ready to make the announcement and provide details on the event. Even if you’ve subscribed to LUGOLA’s and/or SanDLUG’s mailing list, there’s new information below so keep reading.


Ace Kim | April 21st, 2013 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

May the 4th Exclusive MINI Build Event


On May the 4th, you can build a MINI version 75018 Jek-14’s Stealth Starfighter at participating Toys’R’Us stores. The event time is from 12-2pm. At least I’m pretty sure it’s at TRU stores since the photo is at the tail end of a string of photos taken at the store. Be sure to call your local store to make sure the event will take place. Now you have two places to go to that day.

Ryan "chief" Wood | January 3rd, 2013 | Events, LEGO Cars

FBTB Draft 9: 8484 Ultimate Build Lightning McQueen

We’re kicking off 2013 with FBTB Parts Draft #9 on Saturday January 19th @ 10 am PST!

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of CARS 8484 Ultimate Build Lightning McQueen for $16, about 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.)


You can see the inventory for this set on the always-useful Brickset.

The draft will follow our usual rules.

Draft registration will commence on Monday January 7th at 11 am PST, which you can do by clicking through to the topic linked below this post and simply posting “KA-CHOW!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “KA-CHOW!” before the clock hits 11 am PST on January 7th will not be allowed to participate.

PS: Check out Ace’s review of the set here!