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Ken Robichaud | May 9th, 2014 | Marvel Comics, News

ABC Renews Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Orders Agent Carter

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Well, this coming Tuesday, the season finale of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air and it is due to feature a very special guest star. Maybe I should put the rest after the break… SPOILERS!
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Ace Kim | May 6th, 2014 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Pre-order The LEGO Movie, Get Vitruvius

Amazon has a listing up for The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome Edition. The disc set will be released in about a month and a half on June 17th, 2014. This is THE version to have because you will get:

  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • UltraViolet Digital HD
  • Vitruvius minifigure
  • Collectible 3D Emmet photo
  • Bonus 3D movie

And not only that, you get this EXCLUSIVE pre-blinded Vitruivius minifigure:

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No staff to be seen and I wouldn’t hold my breath that it would be included, but I always thought that was the one accessory that should have been made from a custom mould instead of just brick built. Anyways, the current asking price for the Everything is Awesome edition is $37.99, a 37% discount off of the $59.98 suggested price. And with Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee, should the price fall below the price you pre-ordered at, you will get the lowest price. So it would behoove you to pre-order sooner rather than later.

And if you were getting sick of Let It Go, prepare yourselves for Everything Is Awesome.

Don "Solo" Reitz | May 6th, 2014 | Contests

Gunship Alt Model Contest Announcement

gunshipaltmodelcontestIt’s been a while sine we wrapped up our last contest and quite a bit longer since we had an alt model as a challenge, so we thought now sounds like a good time to address both. The goal here is simple: pick up either a 75042 Droid Gunship or 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship and using only parts from the set you’ve selected build a new ship or vehicle by the end of the month. Hit the jump for some specifics and to find out what prizes are in store.

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Ace Kim | May 5th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Reminder: Shop@Home May The Fourth Sale Ends Today

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Just a quick reminder that the not-so-great May the Fourth sale happening at LEGO Shop@Home is still going on and expires tonight at 11:59pm Eastern / 8:59pm Pacific. Unfortunately, the 50% off items are all gone, but you can pick up some stuff at 10% off. And don’t forget: Free shipping and free Darth Revan minifigure if your LEGO Star Wars order is $75 or more, and a free LEGO Star Wars poster, pictured above, with any LEGO Star Wars order. Check out the full list of items in our original post.

Ken Robichaud | May 5th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

First Full Trailer For Star Wars Rebels

May the Fourth brought a full minute trailer for the new Rebels show, due to hit this fall. It gives a quick glance at the whole team and what they’re up against (increasingly idiotic stormtroopers) and would’ve dropped an interesting twist on everyone about the new Jedi had they not already told us he was one. Seems weird to see a Jedi running around blasting away, but I think it will be a neat reveal for those remaining blissfully unaware until the show is out. Y’know, like kids.

I’m still down for a pink Mando helmet at least.

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Shop@Home’s May the Fourth Promotion

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It’s that time once again where LEGO Star Wars geeks can rejoice and take advantage of some promotions going on at LEGO Shop@Home. All deals are valid from May 3rd to 11:59PM EST May 5th, 2014. The discounts are ho hum like they are every year. Only three sets and a watch are at 50% off, a ton of keychains and magnets at 20% off, and a selection of last year’s sets at 10% off. 75059 Sandcrawler is NOT on sale but it does go on sale at the same as when the promotions kick in, which is now. Still on the fence to get that set? Read our review to get a first-hand look of the set. Spoiler alert: I liked it a lot.

Some other notes that you should be aware of for this promotion:

- FREE Darth Revan minifigure with a LEGO Star Wars order of $75 or more (while supplies last)
- FREE Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Poster with all LEGO Star Wars orders (while supplies last)

And, of course, you’ll get free shipping if your order hits $75 or more.

On to the list!

Ken Robichaud | May 2nd, 2014 | LEGO CUUSOO, Sales News

21108 LEGO Ghostbusters: A Comparisson By Brent Waller

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On Brent Waller’s unofficial LEGO Ghostbusters Facebook page where he shares all things related to LEGO ghost bustin’, he has posted a side by side comparison of the new official set sent to him and his original project submission. I’ve reposted a couple of the pics here, but by all means go check out his page to see the rest. I’ll just say it again for the record, regardless of the nitpicking of some, I can’t wait to get this set and since it is set to be released next month, I won’t have to wait much longer.

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Ace Kim | May 1st, 2014 | LEGO The Simpsons, News

Long Trailer For The Simpsons LEGO Episode Out Now

Fox put out the last trailer for the special Simpsons LEGO episode. Unlike the previous trailer, this one is almost entirely LEGO. The basic plot seems to revolve around Homer realizing he is in an alternate universe.

The Simpsons’ LEGO episode, Brick Like Me airs this Sunday May 4th on Fox at 8/7c. I can’t wait.

Nick Martin | April 30th, 2014 | News

LEGO Ideas launches, brings all the Cuusoo stuff with it

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We talked about this back when the news that Cuusoo, and that page in Japanese you could get to if you didn’t put “lego” in the URL, was going away. Looks like the new site is now officially up (per their blog, it launched yesterday), and all the projects and content moved over with it. I won’t get into my beef with the overall idea, so you can go hit up the new Lego Ideas site. One thing I noticed right away is that it seems to load a lot faster.

Nick Martin | April 29th, 2014 | News

Cast List for Episode VII announced

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StarWars.com has announced the cast list for Episode VII, because they are actually pretty bad at keeping secrets over there. While some places are calling it a full cast list, unless the budget for a film like this has become stunningly small, there are obviously a lot more bit and minor parts out there. For those wondering, it has most of the originals… Hammil, Ford, Fisher, Mayhew (who we knew about), Baker, and Daniels. Getting both Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels is kind of interesting, given that Baker has made it clear that he just despises his golden buddy in real life. Conspicuously absent from the list? Colt .45 himself, Mr. Billy Dee Williams. I find your lack of Lando disturbing…

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow all join the original cast. I wonder what sort of alien Serkis is going to play for the motion capture… because he never gets cast as himself. The rest I really don’t know, and have no real opinions on who they are. The original featured unknowns, save Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing, and that worked out, so who knows. Thoughts? I’m sure we’ll be awash in more info as the Dec 19, 2015 release date creeps closer.