Just a friendly reminder that there are two weeks left to vote for your favorites in the Bothies. We’ve set up a special area in our forums allowing you to vote for your favorite licensed theme sets and minifigs released this year. Poll results will be hidden until we reveal the winners in a special series of articles in December. We have a few more categories to reveal later on so stay tuned.
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FBTB will be undergoing a slight transformation scheduled during the month of November. I made a forum post about it and rather than repeat myself, I’ll just link directly to the post. I’ve listed my gripes about the current blog format and how the mockup addresses those issues. Drop in and leave your comments, suggestions, praises and criticisms.
Ever since I took over the site way back in 2002, I’ve always had an inkling to do an annual awards feature to celebrate the special achievements that LEGO has produced for the Star Wars theme but never had the energy to do it. Now that we’re in the 11th year of the license with no signs of it slowing down, coupled with more licenses under LEGO’s figurative belt and even more on the horizon, it may be long overdue but it’s finally time to get the show underway.
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That’s either some secret Imperial code or the spread of Alphabet Fighters built for the contest, ordered by submission date. Possibly both. Incredible turnout for this challenge – piles of great entries and some real creativity everywhere – now is the time to pick your favorites so head to the forum and cast your vote!
This contest brought to you by every letter but N, because not a single member decided to build an N-wing fighter. Sure, you could knock one of the three Z-wings on their nose and call it a day, but that’s just adding insult to injury. The most popular choice among builders was E, with eight total variants, better than ten percent of the pool.
The Geonosian Starfighter is the redesign of a somewhat less-than-iconic ship, a small set with a less than small price. At $30 USD ($35 with the Toys-R-Us tax), so at 20 cents per piece, this may be one of the most expensive Star Wars sets, part-for-part, ever made. The question that needs to be answered is: was it worth the money?
FBTB is now, once again, a part of the Amazon Affiliate program. I don’t want to get into details on what I had to do, but needless to say it’ll be worth the trouble. If you haven’t already done so, right click on the banner above, and “Bookmark this link” and use it every time you shop online.
I’d like express my thanks and gratitude for all the kind words and advice that people have given me and this site. It means a lot and rest assured, we’ll be around for a long, long time. Not that we were going anywhere; I’m just saying.
With Cars 2 sets available around the corner, I figured now would be a good time to announce our latest site theme. Hit up our theme chooser page to select the new stylesheet. As always, if you find any bugs or flaws post a message on the forum thread to let us know (click on the comments link below). We hope you enjoy it.
At BrickCon in 2008 FBTB held its first event, a small gathering of members and friends we called BothCon.
In 2011, we’re planning something bigger in correlation with Legoland California Resort’s Star Wars Days on June 18-19th. But we need your help brainstorming and providing feedback if we’re going to pull off a successful FBTB mini-convention.
We’re conducting a poll to gauge interest in and potential attendance for this special event. Your vote and feedback will help us determine if this idea has legs, or it’s destined for the Death Star trash compactor.
Head to the forum here to vote in the poll, and join in the discussion about activities, locations, pros, cons, and everything in between.