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Ace Kim | November 27th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

LEGO Shop@Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

LEGO Shop@Home sent out their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Black Friday deals begin Thursday 9pm Pacific/Friday 12am Eastern. Not a whole lot to get excited over. It seems that the next biggest thing that was supposed to be bigger than Ninjago (Chima) isn’t doing so well. I can’t imagine why else what looks like the entire line would be marked down 50%. On the licensed, not many good deals to be had. Still, take a look at the list if you’re interested.

There are also several promotions you can take advantage of:

FREE Limited Edition Holiday Set with purchase of $99 or more.
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd or while supplies last

FREE $10 Gift Card with purchase of $149 or more (Online Only).
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd or while supplies last.

FREE Shipping on all orders (no minimum).
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd

Receive a Free THE LEGO® MOVIE™ poster sticker to customize your Palace Cinema.
Valid: through Dec 31st or while supplies last.

FREE Exclusive Clone Trooper™ Lieutenant with LEGO® Star Wars™ purchases of $50 or more!
Valid: through Dec 31st or while supplies last

And with that, onto the deals:


Ace Kim | November 26th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Sells 70725 Nindroid MechDragon


If you’re still into Ninjago or know someone that still is, you should know that Amazon is selling 70725 Nindroid Mech right now with immediate shipping. Price is $88.88 a 1% discount off of $89.99. I know what you’re saying, “big whoop on the discount” but that’s not the point. The point being, you can buy this 2014 set right now and go swoosh the MechDragon up and down your street and be the envy of all the other kids who will look down through their tears from their bedroom windows in jealousy wondering what magical powers you possess to be able to get a toy from the future.

Or something like that.

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Black Friday LEGO Deals

image courtesy of Las Vegas Guardian Express

Updated: Thursday 2:23am

Like last year, I’ve taken the time to compile a list of all of the Black Friday LEGO deals from most of the major retailers.

There aren’t a lot of great deals to be had. Most of them revolve around the LEGO video games and the deals that are available as of this writing are almost not worth leaving the house for in my opinion. There is one notable exception to this list and that is LEGO Shop@Home’s deals which haven’t been communicated yet. I’ll be updating this post throughout the week though as more retailers publish their deals, so bookmark it or keep checking back.

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Ace Kim | November 23rd, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Today Only: Triple VIP Points, Free Exclusive Holiday Set


LEGO Shop@Home is kicking off Black Friday deals early this year. For today only, 11/23, you can get triple VIP points by shopping at LEGO Shop@Home. This deal is good only online and for today only until 11:59pm EST. As a bonus, you can get the second holiday set for this year if you spend $99 or more. Happy shopping!


Thanks to banthafodder for the heads up.

Ace Kim | November 11th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

LEGO Deals All Day Today in Amazon’s Gold Box

9496 Desert Skiff

Today is one of those days where Amazon will offer Gold Box discounts on LEGO every hour starting at 10am EST until 2pm EST. There are three licensed sets that are on the discount block: 9496 Desert Skiff, 79111 Constitution Train Chase, and 79010 The Goblin King Battle. These discounts are on top of their everyday low prices. Here is the schedule:

10:00am EST – LEGO Star Wars 9496 Desert Skiff
11:00pm EST – LEGO Chima Lennox Lion Attack 7002
12:00pm EST -LEGO Bricks and More DUPLO My First Build 4631
1:00pm EST – LEGO The Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase
2:00pm EST – LEGO Chima Eris Eagle Interceptor
4:00pm EST – LEGO SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Undersea Party 3818
6:00pm EST – LEGO The Hobbit The Goblin King Battle
7:00pm EST – LEGO DUPLO Play with Letters 6051

Be fast with your mouse. Gold Box deals on LEGO tend to sell out in minutes. Good luck!

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 | November 6th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Walmart Discounts 70701 Swarm Intercepter by 45%


Pardon our interruption of (mostly) licensed news, but this deal is too good to not post but Walmart is offering 70701 Swarm Interceptor for 45% off, just $10.99 before any tax and shipping. Shipping to your home is free if your order is $50 or more. Otherwise you can pick up in store or at a FedEx office location for free.

Ken Robichaud | November 1st, 2013 | LEGO, News

The LEGO Movie CMF Series 12 & Cloud Cuckoo Palace Set Revealed


Hoth Bricks posted this image of the next CMF series which will be based on The LEGO Movie and I have to admit it looks like a lot of fun. They list the names as: Calamity Drone, Gail the Construction Worker, Abraham Lincoln, Larry the Barista, Panda Guy, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, William Shakespeare, Taco Tuesday Guy, “Where are my Pants?” Guy, Wiley Fusebot, President Business, Wild West Wyldstyle, Hard Hat Emmet, Scribbe-Face Bad Cop, Velma Staplebot and Marsha Queen of the Mermaids.

I personally can’t wait for Lincoln, Shakespeare, Panda Guy, the Liquid Terminator and everyone else.


Also, Yahoo Movies unveiled the above set in an exclusive peek last night of the Cloud Cuckoo Palace set featuring a character called Uni-Kitty (voiced by the adorable Alison Brie) and a set so colourful it should rival the Friends sets on the shelves for eye burning rainbow appeal. They report the set should cost $20, so I can see multiples being picked up quickly… by me.

Thanks to chat troll murphquake for rattling the bars of his cage and waking me up.

Ace Kim | October 30th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Meet The LEGO Movie Characters

Meet Wyldstyle

LEGO posted on their YouTube channel a series a videos introducing some of the major characters starting a few days ago. Batman went up earlier today.. They are all pretty short, each about half a minute long. They all say that a new trailer will be released pointing to October 31st as the date. We’ll be posting the trailer once it goes live and we find it.

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