We know we’re visiting Hoth, so what kind of fun in the snow will they give us that we haven’t seen before?
I feel a weapon rack coming on any day now. Will today be that dark day?
Normally clocking in at $349.99, Amazon is discounting 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier by $50, a 14% discount, bringing the price down to just $299.99. And I say “just”, right? But given the high price of this set and the rare times that UCS sets go on sale, holidays notwithstanding, it’s better than nothing. This sale price is good for today only, Monday December 5th and ends at 11:59pm PST.
So far the days have been represented by bounty hunters, collaborators and Imperials. What’s next?
Update: Amazon has price matched all three sets and probably a lot of others and most if not everything is 20% off.
Of note, 75105 Millennium Falcon is a whopping 36% off and has passed below the magical threshold of $100 and is not just $95.99.
Still on the fence about getting 75059 Sandcrawler, 75095 TIE Fighter, or 10236 Ewok Village? Target has discounted the Sandcrawler set by 20%, knocking the price down to just $239.99. 75095 TIE Fighter and 10236 Ewok Village sets are discounted even higher at 30% off MSRP. They are sitting pretty at $139.19 and $179.19, respectively. Use your Target REDCard and get an additional 5% off. Items can be shipped to your home or a local store for free.
Cloud city is well represented in the first two days, still waiting to see if it’s actually going to make an appearance. Let’s see…
With Slave I under our belts, will we see a Cloud city or maybe the main man himself (no not Lobo, though a DC Advent Calendar would certainly be refreshing) on day 2?
Quite a year. Yep.
And yet, one that found us smack in the middle of more new Star Wars content then we’ve had in a long time. A blockbuster sequel at the end of last year. A new story that should wash the dirty sound of prequel out of our mouths coming up. And not only a cartoon series that continues to pick up steam as it pulls from both movie trilogies, the Clone Wars cartoon and the decimated EU, but an actual LEGO Star Wars series.
All that new media bodes well for an infusion of fresh content for another years Star Wars Advent Calendar and is an excellent reason not to try something new that would appeal to the demographic. Like say… DC Comics. You could fill a calendar with Bat-vehicles alone. But I digress, because I can’t wait for a Snow BB-8 or Santa Zeb! Or to see how The Ghost looks as a micro, so lets get right to day one, shall we?
Fact: it’s impossible to build this and not keep singing War’s Low Rider to yourself. FACT. Beyond that, if you’ve seen suicide squad, it’s impossible to see exactly how deep the cut is with this set. In $49.99 and 433 pieces we get a better Joker and car than that movie could ever provide. It also seems to have more purple than every other set I’ve ever purchased… I think only the Harry Potter double-decker bus could potentially come close.
Of all the LEGO Movie sets, this one wasn’t on my radar at all. I’m sure I saw it in the previews, but I had all the figures in some form, and the Batgirl figure wasn’t close enough to the costume I like the most (post-35 N52 that was dark purple and absurdly practical)… it was good, but not enough over the version that was in Joker Steamroller set. More than that, it did smack of the whole Suicide Squad look, and Joker was by far the worst part of that film (Harley was the best, but not enough to cancel it out).
After building it, though, I’ll admit that I was wrong to ignore it, and connect it to suicide squad over just sticking to the weird spirit of old school Batman. Touches like the horn, the chicken, and the stereo system you can’t see have more character than I was expecting… and the most recent LEGO Batman trailer made it very clear what sort of Joker they were going for in the movie. By the time I was building 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, I was excited to review it, and along with the Batmobile… may be my favorite of the stuff I’ve built thus far. And I have to thank LEGO for sending it over, because I probably would have ignored it otherwise.
LEGO posted these set of images on their facebook page earlier today, and includes images of two sets that, as far as I’m aware, havent been seen before: 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery and 70911 Penguin’s Arctic Roller. Too bad for Nick that the latter isn’t a Zamboni, but now that he’s planted that idea in my head, we definitely need a LEGO Zamboni set.
I’m personally excited for the Clayface set; it looks pretty awesome as a brick-built monstrosity but Nick wasn’t too impressed. He’s dead to me now so I will happily take the mantle on reviewing that bad boy.
All sets will be available starting January 2017 and I cannot wait!