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

DesignerCon 2013 This Weekend 11/9 and 11/10

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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%

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Ace Kim | October 24th, 2013 | LEGO, News

USA Today Posts Preview of The LEGO Movie

USA Today posted an in-depth article on The LEGO Movie. The article has a slideshow component that breaks down most of the major characters in the movie, who voices them, and their individual motivations. Not many details are given away in terms of plot line, but we do learn that Will Ferrel’s character, President Business, has an alter ego, Lord Business, who is trying to control the world. Master Builders Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, and Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman, believe that a very normal construction worker, Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, is “The Special”, the key to saving the world from Lord Business.

The LEGO Movie opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 14th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 70705 Bug Obliterator by 37%

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Normally, I wouldn’t say a peep for mass market products sales, but 37% off of Space-themed made it seem more relevant. Amazon is discounting 70705 Bug Obliterator by 37%. It is now $50.24, down from $79.99.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 14th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Holiday Set Part 1 Now Available, Still Double VIP Points

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Just a quick note to let you know that the first of two special holiday-themed promo sets are now available from LEGO Shop@Home. The set is free with any purchase of $99 or more and will automatically appear in your cart once your order reaches the threshold. Offer is valid from today through 11:59pm EST October 31 or while supplies last. The good news is that once your order qualifies for the promo set, you will also get free shipping. And that’s not all. October is double VIP points all month long, so you’ll also be getting twice the rewards. Now would be a great time to pick up 10235 Winter Village Market if you haven’t done so already. The promo set practically fits in the market scene like they were meant to be together… like as if it was planned or something…

The second holiday set will be available during Brick Friday in November.

Ace Kim | October 4th, 2013 | LEGO, News

LEGO Announces 10243 Parisian Restaurant

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Unveiled at Brickcon in Seattle, WA, Kevin Hinkle’s pulling the curtain back on the the newest D2C modular building set, 10243 Parisian Restaurant. In a nutshell, 2,469 pieces for US $159.99. Available starting in January 2014. The modular building series continues its tradition of high quality, desirable buildings (other than Market Street but hey, there’s an exception to every rule, right?). I would offer that this set raises the bar in terms of how much detail and life is captured throughout the set. Front to back, top to bottom, its chock full of neat stuff. The kitchen is outstanding! The one pic that has me puzzled, though, is the one with the male minifig proposing to the female: what is the waiter doing with the sword? Is he supposed to be opening a bottle of champagne? Is that how they do things in France? Waiters with a machetes just roaming restaurant floors waiting for the opportunity of opening a bottle of champagne in celebration of a proposal being accepted to present itself? Strange times, man… strange times. In any case, I can’t wait to add this to the line up.

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Ace Kim | September 25th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Toys’R’Us Bricktober 2013 Minifig Packs Revealed

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October is nearly upon us and that means that Bricktober is nearly upon us as well. This year’s Toys’R’Us promotion sees the return of the minifigure 5-pack with a different pack each week for three weeks. Not sure if there is another promo item for the final week, but we’ll find out soon enough. Retail value for the sets is $19.99, but I imagine they will be free with a minimum purchase.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the pics.

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Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Target Discounts Chima’s 70006 Cragger’s Command Ship by 37%

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Target is currently offering 70006 Cragger’s Command Ship for 37% off at $50.40. Now THAT is a hefty discount. You’ll get an additional 5% off of that price if you use your REDCard and get free shipping. Amazon’s price is currently at $62.69, but I imagine they’ll try and price match.