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Ryan "chief" Wood | November 13th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 8: Last Call

This Saturday November 17th @ 10 am PST we’re drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder, but we need one more participant (and hopefully a couple backups: if history is an indicator, you’ve got a good shot of making it in!)

See this forum thread for the full details, then add a post saying “CADZOOKS!” if you want to join us this weekend.

You can see the normal inventory for this set on Bricklink. The modified 10x inventory will go out in the next day or so as I finish sorting.

Ryan "chief" Wood | November 6th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 8: Cad Bane’s Speeder

The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday November 17th @ 10 am PST!

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder for $27, about 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.)

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

The draft will follow our usual rules.

Draft registration will commence on Thursday November 8th at 9 am PST, which you can do by clicking through to the topic linked below this post and simply posting “CADZOOKS!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “CADZOOKS!” before the clock hits 9 am PST on November 8th will not be allowed to participate.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | October 16th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] Set Reveals and Previews

With New York Comic Con 2012 came the debut of a new TMNT, Marvel, and DC set. Here’s what I thought of each!

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Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | October 16th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

[NYCC] Exclusives

A lot to chew on from this year’s NYCC LEGO booth. We got two new exclusive TMNT minifigures and a new collectible Star Wars tin set.

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Honestly I was extremely disappointed that there were two exclusive Ninja Turtles minifigures for NYCC after SDCC had four awesome super hero minifigs earlier this year. Rather than a short cycling line to pick up minifigures, they used a raffle system for the black Ninja Turtle with an awesome NYCC-stickered skateboard. (more…)

[NYCC] New York Comic Con

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I’ve been attending New York Comic Con since 2009. This year was my first time as an exhibitor, which was a completely new experience. I am a member of I LUG NY, the New York tri-state area LEGO User Group. A few months ago, LEGO community relations manager Jim Foulds approached us with the opportunity to create a fan display for the convention. We were asked to have Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and Lord of the Rings represented. A LUG member each took charge of a theme, and we worked in teams over many weeks to build a display. We adopted the MILS standard of building to produce a modular display that could be rearranged depending on what area dimensions we had to fill. It worked out great, and we are all really proud of the result.
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Ace Kim | September 27th, 2012 | Events, LEGO

New Orleans Build Event This Saturday September 29

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Do you live near the New Orleans and are looking for something to do this weekend? Well LEGO has your back. They are hosting an all night building event starting this Saturday September 29th. Come out and you can meet the one and only Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi. All the details are below:

WHAT: Come help LEGO Master Builders construct a 10’ tall vampire made entirely from LEGO bricks at this first ever all night LEGO building event. Build all day and then watch Lord Vampyre – inspired by the leader of this year’s Monster Fighters line – rise by the light of the full moon. Great visual opportunities with LEGO Lord Vampyre set against the backdrop of iconic Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. This spooky celebration is open to the entire family and features something for everyone, including performances from New Orleans Saintsations and community costume contest.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29th to Sunday, September 30th

· Saturday:
o 12:00 PM-5:00 PM: Open brick building for Lord Vampyre model
o 5:00 PM: Lord Vampyre assembly begins
o 6:00 PM: Costume contest (for children up to age 14)
o 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM: Monster-inspired Saintsations dance performances
o 3:00-7:00 PM: LEGO Club Kids Activities

· Sunday:
o 6:00 AM hour: Master Builder, Erik Varszegi, will place final brick

WHERE: Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater
750 Decatur St., between St. Peter and St. Ann Sts.
New Orleans, LA 70116

I’m not sure if that Sunday 6:00am hour is a typo or what. It seems awfully early to place one final brick. Unless they really are going to stay up all night to build Lord Vampyre.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 24th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 7: C-C-C-COMBO! Registration Opens Today

Registration opens at 4 pm PST TODAY for FBTB’s 7th online parts draft which will take place on Saturday October 20th at 10 am PST.

Click to see the Bricklink inventory for 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and 7978 Angler Attack.

Still to be announced is how the figures will be split up (voice your opinion here) and how we’ll set the draft order.

10 participants will be drafting 20 sets total. The draft fee is $40, which covers the 50% off MSRP cost of the two sets, sales tax and ziplocks. All things being equal, you should receive an average of 589 parts for your money. There will be an additional nominal charge after the draft has been completed which will cover your exact shipping and packaging cost.

To register, post “C-C-C-COMBO!” in this topic at/after 4pm PST. The first nine responders will go into our Potential Participants pool, and everyone after that will go into a Standby List (not a bad place to be, the last few drafts considered!) Payment instructions will be sent out after we get 10 potentials.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 11th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 7: C-C-C-COMBO!

Here’s your early “Save the Date” announcement for the next FBTB Draft. Our 7th(!) parts draft will be on Saturday October 20th.

This time we’re not only drafting TWO SETS, but we’re also going green – dark green.

Click here to see the Bricklink inventory for 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and 7978 Angler Attack.

10 participants will be drafting 20 sets total (10 each of both sets.) The draft fee is $40, which covers the 50% off cost of the two sets plus tax. There will be an additional nominal charge after the draft has been completed which will cover your exact shipping and packaging cost.

Registration will open on Monday September 24th at 4 pm PST. I’ll post a followup item closer to registration day with the full lineup of draft rules so you know what you’re getting yourself into. A good primer would be to catch up the forum thread from our last draft.

Ryan "chief" Wood | August 28th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Registration Open for FBTB Draft Six: Swamp Speeder

Just a reminder that registration opened yesterday for our FBTB parts draft of 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder.

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

If you are a member of the forum who registered anytime before yesterday you are eligible to participate. Find more information on the event here and sign up quickly! There are only 4 spots left as of this posting!

Ryan "chief" Wood | August 17th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

FBTB DRAFT SIX: 8091 Swamp Speeder

The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday September 8th!

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder for $16, about 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.) Our very own Don Solo reviewed it on the site here in 2010, and although it didn’t score very high overall it did have strong marks for parts and minifigs!

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

The draft will follow the same rules as the last few drafts.

Draft registration will commence on Monday August 27th at 12 pm PST, which you can do in in this dedicated forum topic by simply posting “SWAMPY!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “SWAMPY!” before the clock hits 12 pm PST on August 27th will not be allowed to participate. Don’t jump the gun! After checking the list of people who have posted I will confirm everyone’s registration via private message and give everyone PayPal payment instructions, and our draft order will be decided by the order of payment received from participants.