The results of three review quarters on LEGO CUUSOO are in and of the ten projects in those reviews, the winner of Winter 2012, Spring & Summer 2013 is Peter Reid’s Exo Suit. This is another first for CUUSOO, not being based on a real world model like Shinkai 6500, Hayabusa & Curiousity or pop culture models based on Minecraft and BTTF, but an original model and one created by a well known AFOL. The final model is in development with LEGO designers now so we’ll have to wait and see how it will turn out. Those holding on for Portal’s extended consideration time frame are sure to be disappointed, but Land-Rover Defender 110 fans will be pleased it is still in consideration. Perhaps the next fan driven Technic set? Word on the next review should come in early 2014, so let’s hope there is a sneak peek at the final Exo Suit at that time as well.
Archive for the ‘News’ Category
Warner Bros. Interactive released the last trailer for the game featuring a voice over by none other than Stan Lee himself. And it’s awesome. Makes me want to play the game more so than ever before. The trailer is a tad spoilery though in that shows what I consider a plot development for what I assume is the final boss battle of the game. View at your own risk.
Also, a new poster came out:
The game comes out TODAY!
Tomorrows episode of MAOS seems to have a bit more going on story-wise then some previous weeks. Who is the girl in the flower dress? Whose side is Skye really on? Will the team be torn apart? Who is this mysterious pyrokenetic? Could he be ripped from the pages of Night Thrasher? Did anybody (else) actually read that comic? Are R.A.F.T.s fire proof? Will we get answers to any of these questions?
While fuzzy, unkempt pictures have been circulating for a couple of days (which were watermarked, and thus, not posted here), sharp eyed reader Kez sent us a notice that the Swedish online store, Brixit, a place I’ve never heard of (not being from Sweden, I suppose), has posted four new sets in all of their hi-res glory, un-watermarked glory. Three new sets have been added to the lineup:
- 79011 Dol Guldur Ambush, a smallish set that looks to be similar to Uruk-hai army
- 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army, a set that looks to be about the size of Warg Attack (perhaps larger, could be more in Bag End price range), and just sent the price of Mirkwood elf polybags on a downward curve
- 79014 Dol Guldur Battle, which looks a whole lot like Helm’s Deep
While we knew about the Lake Town battle set when it was revealed at Comic Con, the other three are new. It looks like both of the Dol Guldur sets are taking a page out of Uruk-hai and Helm’s Deep, and can be fit together. That’s not surprising, given that The Hobbit was basically trying to sucker people into paying to see The Hobbit without realizing it was just the same movies and effects presented again. Nothing in this bunch impresses me like Bag End did when it was first leaked leading up to The Hobbit.
What does everyone else think?
This bit of news is coming from our friends over at Jedi News. It seems that at the recent European Brand Licensing Show, were given a magazine with a page that outlined Disney’s plans for the next few years regarding their Star Wars property. You can take a look at the image for yourself or head on over to read the article, but in short, it seems that they want to breathe some new life in the LEGO Star Wars game library by releasing it on mobile devices, i.e. iOS and Android phones and tablets. The page has that initiative pegged at Spring/Summer of 2014, so we should be seeing some more news about it soon enough.
I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere about how many Bothans died to bring us these plans or something….. oh look there it is.
Just a quick reminder that at Toys’R'Us stores are hosting a LEGO DC Super Heroes building event today, Saturday, from 12noon – 2pm. You get to build the pilot-less mech you see there. It’s unknown if a Joker minifig will also be given away to complete the look, but you could always bring your own Joker for giggles. Just don’t lose it. This event is free but limited to supplies on hand. I would advise getting there earlier rather than later. Hit up the store locator to find a location near you.
That free polybag offer we posted last time still seems to be valid. If you spend $20 or more on DC Super Heroes, you’ll get Robin and the Redbird Cycle, Iron Man Drone Attack something or other if you opt Marvel Super Heroes. Either way you’re screwed since you’ll be paying TRU tax. They’ll do a price match against their own website if the prices seem out of whack or if you bring in a printed ad from a competitor. But you know what is super annoying? The fact that you have to spend $20 or more, not $19, or $19.99 which is the actual MSRP that other stores will charge. You don’t have that extra penny in the sale? No polybag for you! Anyways, I digress…
Looking at the current selection, I think you’re best bet to get the Robin polybag is to either get two copies of 76000 Artic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice since it is actually a dollar less than MSRP at $18.99. OR, get 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase, since it is only $7.00 above MSRP at $46.99. You can think of the $7 bucks extra as the cost of the polybag. All the other sets have an outrageous markup, and I mean outrageous.
I’m too tired to get into what Marvel sets you could get but you’ll probably have better luck finding a reasonably priced set since they offer a few more at the $20 MSRP range. Besides, it’s an older polybag that was available previously through LEGO Shop@Home and Brand Retail.
There’s a couple of things you can try. You could try and get them to price match LEGO Shop@Home prices. Or, if you haven’t bought the LEGO Batman 2 game yet, see if the offer is valid on video games or accessories. If so, see if you can pick up a LEGO Batman video game or LEGO Batman DS accessory pack to pad your total. Or, and this is outrageous, see if they’ll just let you buy the darn thing. That’s what I’m going to try. We’ll see if I’m successful. Good luck to you!
There’s a new episode of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon airing today, Saturday, on Nick at 11am local time. Titled Invasion of the Squirrelanoids, we find the four turtles bringing a mutated squirrel back to their lair. And then, and this is just an assumption, hijinks ensues. Check out the clip above and tune in or set your DVR.
Hoth Bricks posted a leaked video of the third and final episode of The Yoda Chronicles up on their YouTube page. The episode isn’t scheduled to air until later this year. Wookiepedia has the air date pegged for November 28, 2013 but cites no source for reference and no formal announcements have been made otherwise. The video is in glorious 240p quality low resolution, so your viewing enjoyment may be compromised.
Once an official air date is announced, we’ll announce it here.
FBTB reader Chris sent in the above picture. It shows the package for the Xbox 360 version of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game. What makes it interesting is that the Iron Patriot figure is now packaged inside the game instead of being handed to you with your preorder. AND you can just go to the store on Tuesday and just buy the game with the figure without having a pre-order in place. The most likely reasoning for this is that they either had too many Iron Patriots and not enough pre-orders, so stores got a small distribution of them. OR they were planning on being released at Walmart retail stores all along. In any case, if you haven’t gotten your pre-order in, there’s still time. Or you can trek on over to your local Walmart and pick one up there when it comes out on Tuesday.