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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%


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


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


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.


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

Toys’R’Us Bricktober 2013 Minifig Packs Revealed

Bricktober 2013
Week 1

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.

Bricktober 2013
Week 2

Bricktober 2013
Week 3

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

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


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.

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

Massive LEGO Friends Sale

41005 Heartlake High

Amazon and Target are putting some pretty nice discounts on LEGO Friends sets, anywhere from 20-32% off. There are a handful of sets that are cheaper on Target but I imagine that Amazon will match their sale price sooner or later; I’ve linked to both just in case. If you’re a REDCard member and live in one of the handful of states where Amazon charges sales tax, you’ll probably wanna hit Target as you’ll save an additional 5% and score free shipping as well. I won’t list every set on sale, instead just list some of the highlights. Of particular interest are the two biggest sets from the fall assortment of Friends: 41015 Dolphin Cruiser and 41005 Heartlake High are both 20% off. You can check out Target’s search results for LEGO Friends or Amazon’s results to get more of a complete listing.

LEGO Friends

  • 41015 Dolphin Cruiser $55.99, 20% off MSRP of $69.99 Amazon | Target
  • 41005 Heartlake High $39.99, 20% off MSRP of $49.99 Amazon | Target
  • 3315 Olivia’s House $51.20, 32% off MSRP of $74.99 Amazon | Target
  • 3184 Adventure Camper $24.00, 31% off MSRP of $34.99 Amazon | Target
Ace Kim | September 18th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

VIP Early Access For 10235 Winter Village Market Now Enabled


As I understand it, this was supposed to go live on Monday but the site was having issues and probably went live yesterday and I plum forgot about it until this morning when I got the email. If you’re a VIP member, you can now purchase 10235 Winter Village Market a few weeks ahead of its official on sale date of October 1. It qualifies for the free Mini Camper Van promo and you’ll get free shipping since it’s over the $75 threshold. But if you wait until October, you’ll gain double VIP points with every purchase all October long and also get the first of two 2013 holiday sets and still get free shipping. Decisions decisions.

Ace Kim | September 17th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Official LEGO Documentary Film In The Works

LEGO: A Brickumentary announced today that LEGO is teaming up with Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Group, Oscar-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Oscar-nominated Kief Davidson (Open Heart) on Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary. This will be the first official, feature-length documentary film on the company and it’s influence on culture, art, and education.

And it’s not just the pint-sized Master Builders they’re tracking; Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs), fan conventioneers, LEGO artists, and famous LEGO fans are also in the mix.

The article goes on to say that the expected release date is early 2014. With The LEGO Movie also set to release in February of the same year, 2014 is shaping up to be LEGO biggest year yet.

On a side note, my local LUG got contacted by a filmmaker to film some documentary style footage for some project. Details were scant but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was related in some way.

Ace Kim | September 1st, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

71002 LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Now Available


Forgot to include this post along with the others, but if you’re not sick and tired yet of LEGO’s Collectible Minifigure line, Series 11 is now available. They have thankfully upped the purchase limit from 16 to 32, so you’re chances of getting 6 of one minifigure is even greater. Price is $2.99 a pop.

Oh, and if you were having troubles getting the Clone Trooper Lieutenant to automagically add to your cart when at least $50 of LEGO Star Wars product was added, that has been fixed now.