At this moment, over at Bricks by the Bay in Santa Clara, CA, LEGO is pulling back the curtain on their newest D2C set and the newest entry in the Winter-themed sets, 10245 Santa’s Workshop. At long last, the most important addition to the Winter Village will now be made. A few of the highlights include new brick built reindeer with printed bricks used for the eyes, Princess Leia’s hair element from 8038 The Battle of Endor in white, pearl gold elements for the sleigh, and a micro Benny’s Starship. The asking price is US $69.99 / CA $89.99 / AU $119.99 / DE 69.99€ / UK £59.99 / DK 649.00 DKK and you’ll get 883 pieces in exchange. VIP Early Access begins September 19th with general availability starting on October 1. More pictures below, followed by the designer videos and the official press release.
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LEGO is seeking your input on your experience at the San Diego Comic Con. If you were there for all four days, surely you witnessed some of the same shenanigans that I did. Were you there they moved the line to the other side of the entrance? How about when they let everyone line up and then switched the direction? How about on the last day when they had FAR less than their promised allotment of 600 exclusives to sell? Of course it wasn’t all bad. There was that one day that Adam West showed up for two minutes giving fans a chance to meet him. Or that one display case where they did the daily reveal and how crystal clear it was to look inside. Head on over to Survey Monkey and give them your opinion on your experience at their booth. And heck, while we’re at it, if you want to drop us a line or add a comment to our SDCC megathread on what you liked and disliked about their booth, I’d love to hear it too.
T-shirt shop Teefury has some LEGO themed shirts for today, Sunday March 23. They are Benny Stardust on the left and Brick In The Wall on the right. If you’re not familiar with Teefury’s Twofury sale, both shirts are for sale at the same time and compete throughout the day for most tees sold in 24 hours where the winner gets nothing except bragging rights and imaginary internet points.
We got a note from a member of the Community Outreach Team for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago and their fantastic new Lego Star Wars Miniland Display for Episode IV, and specifically, the LEGOLAND Star Wars Days running March 15-16th. If I lived closer, I’d have to check it out just to give my daughter a chance to play with a life-sized R2-D2. She looooooooves my UCS R2. If you’re in the area, it’s certainly worth checking out for the AFOL and Star Wars fan in you!
You can see a gallery of some exclusive shots of the new layout below, and check out the full press release after the fold!
I ran into this article over at Kotaku this morning. For those of who are unfamiliar with the situation, Nintendo recently announced their quarterly earnings and it was bad, really bad. So bad that the media blew a comment made by President Iwata about mobile devices way out of proportion leading some to speculate that Nintendo may be developing games for iOS. All of this lead up to the investor call that Nintendo had last night where Iwata outlined plans for their future. One tidbit in particular stood out to me.
Now that the clock has struck past midnight on the Eastern Seaboard, LEGO Shop@Home has now made available 10243 Parisian Restaurant for immediate purchase and shipping (after the New Year’s Day holiday anyway). The Parisian Restaurant is the latest addition to the modular building series and has 2,469 parts for $159.99 USD.
Amazon is offering a promotional credit of $5 off a $35 purchase simply by sharing a wishlist on Facebook. The credit will appear in your account and will be applied on your next qualifying purchase. The credit must be used by 11:59pm PST December 15, 2013. And who knows, maybe a Facebook friend will surprise you with your wished item for the holidays.
The headline may not sound like much, but bear with me. If your shopping cart reaches $100 or more, you will save an additional 20% off of LEGO items, even items that are already on sale and discounted. Example: I added 3x 75005 Rancor Pit to my cart. Each set is priced on sale for $38.95 and my cart total is $116.85 before any tax. After the 20% discount, the total drops down to $93.48 bringing the price per set down to $31.16. I use my REDCard to save an additional 5%, bringing the cart total down to $88.81, or just $29.60 per set!
You’ll notice that after Amazon’s crazy Cyber Monday prices, a lot of the more popular items are out of stock and now being offered by third party resellers. Target still has a lot of good stuff available and on sale across a variety of themes so click around and you might find something worth getting. aa
There is one small catch with their promotion: the larger sets such as the 10188 Death Star, 10937 Arkham Asylum, 10232 Palace Cinema, etc., seem to be excluded from the 20% off sale even though I cannot seem to locate any sort of exclusion list. Here’s the exact text:
Offer Available Online Only. Save 20% when you spend $100 on qualifying LEGO items. Quantities limited. Discount applied at checkout. May not be applied to previous orders. Clearance items excluded. Offer expires 12/3/2013 at 11:59pm PT.
Still, a good sale. Sale ends tonight at midnight Pacific.