Trying to get caught up on my “To Do” list and this great build by Bruce Lowell has sat on top since I got sidetracked last week. I’m a huge fan of the geeksploitation Potato Heads and the Boba Fett version is the star in my tater collection (though Optimash Prime is a close second). I’m sure some see them as a blight on the face of a classic toy and feel these versions trample all over their precious childhood memories, so for those people… enjoy.
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Check out the set on Brickset here, or browse the inventory on Bricklink
If at the end of today we only have 8 participants, that’s the number of sets I’ll sort to keep it the split lots even. Anyone who decides to join after the sets are sorted will be added to the end of the list, since everyone else will have already paid and decided the draft order.
The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday February 18th at 11 am PST.
We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Toy Story set 9598 Pizza Planet Truck Rescue for $18.50 a pop, more than 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.) Our very own Don Solo reviewed it on the site here a year ago, and had high praises for it.
You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.
The draft will follow the same rules as the last couple drafts, since we seem to have finally streamlined the process enough.
Draft registration will commence on Monday February 6th at 12 pm PST, which you can do in in this dedicated forum topic by simply posting “PIZZA!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “PIZZA!” before the clock hits noon on February 6th will be banned from participating. I will then confirm your registration via private message and give you PayPal payment instructions, and our draft order will be decided by the order of payment received from participants.
2011 is quickly on its way out. Target.com has some wicked crazy deals on clearance LEGO, and this may be your last chance to get a good deal on a few of these sets. The following are all 50% off:
>7598 Pizza Planet Delivery $14.84
Prince Of Persia
>7570 The Ostrich Race $9.98
>3221 LEGO Truck $15.74– Sold out online, check store availability.
>7985 City of Atlantis $34.98
>8080 Undersea Explorer $21.48
>7978 Angler Attack $9.98
>8190 Claw Catcher $17.48
>8085 Freeco Speeder is discreetly 50% off at $12.85 (Spotted by Mofo Jones)
There are also scattered smaller sales on Star Wars, Cars, and other sets. Some of these qualify for free shipping on orders over $50.
There’s a new Toy Story short written and directed by Angus “CubeDude” MacLane called Small Fry. It’s set to debut in front of The Muppets hitting theaters on November 23rd.
“It’s like the Prince and the Pauper tale for toys,” says writer/director Angus MacLane. “Except one of them happens to be 3 inches tall.”
You can read a write up at USA Today for more information.
Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the heads up.
As I write this there is only 1 hour 20 minutes left to take advantage of this offer, but maybe someone can take advantage.
Toys’R'Us is having a special 8 hour BOGO sale on select LEGO sets. LEGO Toy Story 7599 Garbage Truck Getaway is a TRU exclusive and is priced at $42.98 and is eligible for the BOGO. The best deal, however, is my personal favorite set from the Atlantis theme, 8075 Neptune Carrier, is priced at $44.98, already discounted down from MSRP of $59.99. Buying two copies of that will set you back $67.47. Tax and shipping applies if applicable, but you’ll get free shipping once your cart total reaches $75 or more. Sale ends 7pm EST.
Thanks to kojitator for the heads up.
No I haven’t developed a stutter, It’s the best way I could think to describe Nathan Proudlove’s latest build. A custom stickered remote controlled RC made in the same scale as the licensed toy. All that’s missing is a video of it tearing down the street with a LEGO Woody & Buzz hanging on for dear life!