Amazon has discounted the D2C Kingdoms set 10223 Kingdoms Joust by 23% hitting that less than a c-note threshold, down to $92.33 from MSRP of $119.99.
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Target is having a sale that they’re touting as “the biggest LEGO sale ever!” I’ve seen bigger, but I won’t complain about a sale. It includes up to 20% off Star Wars, City, Hero Factory, and Duplo.
9492 TIE Fighter on sale for $35.20, down from their usual $44.99. I’ve always held back on this one with its initial $54.99 MSRP, but almost 40% off that, it’s a great deal. It even ships free! How slick is that? A lot of other sets ship free, though some require you to reach a $50 spending threshold.
I couldn’t help myself with that title.
Anyhoo, Amazon has discounted 10214 Tower Bridge down a whopping 26% dropping the price below the $200 threshold and then some. It now sits at $178.55. Coincidentally, Walmart.com has the same price on the same set.
You know what Walmart has that Amazon doesn’t? 10218 Pet Shop for $111.59. Amazon doesn’t have any for sale since the last time they price matched, but a bunch of third party sellers do at near full price.
Huw over on Brickset has reported that a theme based on The Lone Ranger movie has been confirmed. We’ve received no such confirmation, but for some reason I have no doubt that this will happen. In any case, here’s the films first teaser for your viewing… let’s say pleasure. This theme could potentially have some nice western set pieces and a Lone Ranger figure would be pretty neat, but I’ll pass on the bird headed Tonto. It’s just a teaser, but the odd thing for me is that I was into it right up until we actually see the titular character and his sidekick at which point the whole thing felt like it hit a huge dramatic shift and that seems like a bad sign. Fingers crossed for everyone involved, but one more question.
Do kids even like westerns anymore?
You’re in The Big Easy for the weekend. You’re caffinated, want to stay up all night and have some fun, so what are you gonna do? Build a 10 foot tall LEGO Lord Vampyre of course, what else could you do?. As Ace posted before the event this past weekend, this massive Monster Fighters themed statue was assembled by Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi with the help of the events attendees.
The 150,000 piece model will be dismantled and shipped to LEGOLAND California for their Halloween activities, which I’m sure will delight the children there and after that he’ll no doubt disappear back into the night. Anyone else wish LEGO had made those new bat arms in the black and red printing?
Photos via Technabob
A new month, a new set of promotions. October is chock full of Shop@Home goodies to whet your spending appetite:
- First up is the return of TC-14! If you missed out on him a while ago, now’s your chance to get him for free! Just buy the latest UCS set, 10227 B-wing Starfighter, and TC-14 will be automatically added to your cart for free! We reviewed the set recently and also posted a time lapse video of the build for your reading and viewing pleasure. Offer is valid from Oct 1 through Oct 31 or while supplies last
- You’ll also get a free reusable tote bag with any DUPLO purchase. Offer valid from Oct 1 through Oct 31.
- Free shipping may have ended but it’s coming back. You’ll get free shipping on all orders $99 or more from Oct 15 through Oct 31.
- And if those deals weren’t enough, October is also double VIP points month! You’ll get double VIP points all month long.
If you have patience, you should order the 10227 B-wing Starfighter on Oct 15 so you can score free shipping and the free TC-14 minifigure. You run the risk of Shop@Home running out of the figure, though. Only you can prevent
forest fires make that decision.
And finally, 10229 Winter Village Cottage is now available.
Click through our portal link to begin your shopping spree. Your future overlords will thank you.
Ya know, I’m not THAT into trains but I do appreciate their place in our hobby. Every now and then, LEGO puts out a set that catches my eye and makes me sit up and take notice. Their latest offering of 10233 Horizon Express does just that. Officially unveiled today at LEGO Fan Weekend in Denmark, this set boasts 1,351 pieces and will only set you back $129 USD when it goes up for sale at Shop@Home in January of 2013. Pictures below, official press release below that:
Do you live near the New Orleans and are looking for something to do this weekend? Well LEGO has your back. They are hosting an all night building event starting this Saturday September 29th. Come out and you can meet the one and only Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi. All the details are below:
WHAT: Come help LEGO Master Builders construct a 10’ tall vampire made entirely from LEGO bricks at this first ever all night LEGO building event. Build all day and then watch Lord Vampyre – inspired by the leader of this year’s Monster Fighters line – rise by the light of the full moon. Great visual opportunities with LEGO Lord Vampyre set against the backdrop of iconic Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. This spooky celebration is open to the entire family and features something for everyone, including performances from New Orleans Saintsations and community costume contest.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th to Sunday, September 30th
o 12:00 PM-5:00 PM: Open brick building for Lord Vampyre model
o 5:00 PM: Lord Vampyre assembly begins
o 6:00 PM: Costume contest (for children up to age 14)
o 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM: Monster-inspired Saintsations dance performances
o 3:00-7:00 PM: LEGO Club Kids Activities
o 6:00 AM hour: Master Builder, Erik Varszegi, will place final brick
WHERE: Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater
750 Decatur St., between St. Peter and St. Ann Sts.
New Orleans, LA 70116
I’m not sure if that Sunday 6:00am hour is a typo or what. It seems awfully early to place one final brick. Unless they really are going to stay up all night to build Lord Vampyre.
Browsing through the Walmart.com inventory, they have a number of large discounts on the larger Star Wars sets, as well as various other $100+ items. Here are some notable deals:
>>10188 Death Star is $357.89 ($399.99 MSRP)
>>10221 Super Star Destroyer is $335.99 (MSRP $399.99)
>>10225 UCS R2-D2 is $151.19 (MSRP $179.99)
>>10217 Diagon Alley is $125.99 (MSRP $149.99)
>>Modular Building Series is around $120 range ($149.99 MSRP), though most are sold out online.
>>(10224 Town Hall is $161.97 (MSRP $199.99).
>>10231 Shuttle Expedition is $78.27 ($99.99 MSRP)
>>10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper and 10219 Maersk Train are $99-100 (MSRP $119.99)
All of these qualify for $.99 Shipping or free Site-To-Store Shipping, though I’ve heard some troubling stories about Walmart’s shipping quality. Amazon.com has already price-matched some of these like 10231 Shuttle Expedition, 10224 Town Hall, and 10225 R2-D2, and they also qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping.
In an unprecedented move, LEGO has sent over assets and information to FBTB and other AFOL sites regarding a store promotion involving LEGO.
Okay, enough of the cheekiness. You might have seen this thread already on our forums started by ufjason. It’s about Toys’R'Us’s month-long Bricktober promotion for the month of October. We’ve been given the above image and the press release below. There are also two in-store events scheduled for October 20th and 27th, the latter for a Monster Fighters themed build and giveaway just in time for Halloween.
Celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores this October!
It’s time to celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores! This October, make a qualifying LEGO® purchase in a Toys “R” Us store and you’ll be able to take home an exclusive vintage minifigure collection! There are a total of four unique volumes; a different set available each week during October. Collect all 20 vintage minifigures!
Take a trip down memory lane with the opportunity to bring home four volumes of the vintage minifigure collection! Each collection features 5 unique and famous LEGO minifigures from the past. Venture into space with the astronaut, explore the Wild West with the cavalry colonel, sail the seven seas with the pirate, and even protect the castle with the brave knight! There are lots more classic minifigures ready to join your collection. These friendly, smiling characters have always made building fun! Quantities are limited and will only be available in October from participating Toys “R” Us stores. Please note that the exclusive vintage minifigure collection is only available in participating stores during the month of October while supplies last. A qualifying purchase is required and this product is not available for individual purchase.
For more details please visit your local Toys “R” Us Store.