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Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

Advent Calendars On Sale, Sadly, Not Star Wars

Speaking of Christmas, if you haven’t picked up an Advent Calendar yet, Amazon is selling the LEGO CITY and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars for 20% off. Each one is $23.99 before any taxes. This matches Toys’R’Us prices for the same sets. Sadly, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is not on sale. Hit the images to go to the products directly.

Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

New Month, New [email protected] Deals

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Now that the Darth Revan feeding frenzy Force Friday has died down, it’s a new month and LEGO [email protected] has some new offers going on that you should know about.

Double VIP Points: It’s double VIP points time! And it’s going on all month long from now until 11:59pm October 31st. Unlike the double points offer yesterday, you’ll get the bonus applied to every order and not just LEGO Star Wars.

Free 24-in-1 Holiday Countdown set: You get this advent calendar-like set automatically added to your cart after $99 worth of items. It’s retail value is $19.99 and it’s a charming little set. The builds appear to be much more substantial than what you would normally get in an advent and there appears to be 24 models in all for every day in December leading up to Christmas. The actual set name and number is 40222 LEGO Christmas Build Up

The free shipping with no minimum offer has expired, so you’ll have to spend at least $35 to qualify for free standard shipping. Check out LEGO [email protected] today!

Nick Martin | October 1st, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions

FBTB is Playing Dimensions on Twitch.tv right now!

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We’re kicking this off at 8:30, with a brand new play through for Dimensions. Feel free to join us over at twitch. If you subscribe to the channel, you can join in chat with other Bothans and comment how terrible I am at a kid’s game.

Nick Martin | September 30th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News, Reviews

FBTB Live Streaming LEGO Dimensions – SAT @ 8:30 PM CST

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The new year of LEGO Dimensions has hit shelves (well, some of them… I had to ask the clerk at Best Buy to find them for me), and that means that there’s a whole lot of game playing to be had. We’re going to try something new along with this, mostly at my expense, and start live streaming our playthrough of the game. Part of this will also be covering the individual Fun Packs, Character Packs, and Level Packs as we get to them.

To that end, our first live stream of me showing exactly how bad I am at the LEGO games, making a (bigger) fool of myself, and generally enjoying the banter of the characters while I occasionally talk into a headset mic will be on Saturday, October 1st at 8:30 PM CST. Feel free to check out the stream, hop into the chat on Twtich, or just join along.

I’ve embedded the link above. After the stream, we’re going to work on archiving the streams and potentially using bits of it in other content. So if you can’t make the initial stream, it should be available after the fact as well.

Ace Kim | September 29th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Rogue One Sets Now Available on Amazon

Ace Kim | September 29th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO [email protected]’s Force Friday Deals Are Now Live, Sort Of

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As of this writing, you can now partake in LEGO [email protected]’s Force Friday deals. Well, sort of. None of the new product are purchasable but all of the other deals are in effect. And they are:

  • FREE Darth Revan (5002123) minifigure with any LEGO Star Wars purchase
  • FREE shipping with NO minimum
  • DOUBLE VIP points for every LEGO Star Wars purchase
  • Purchase 75159 Death Star and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for 1 of 120 Escape The Space Slug sets

If you’re hankering to buy some sets and want the ease of doing it from your couch, check back in the morning as I’m sure it’s just a glitch that will be addressed by the [email protected] team in the AM.

These deals are only good for today, September 30th until 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Nick Martin | September 26th, 2016 | LEGO Ghostbusters, Reviews

Review: 75828 Ecto-1 & 2

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You know, given my history and general tone on the stuff I write for the site, you’d think that this would be my perfect chance to rant about the new Ghostbusters movie. My love of the original was stated when I reviewed the original 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set (which remains one of my favorite sets ever). I’m pretty sure I’ve also talked about how I don’t tend to like reboots (though I don’t dismiss them out-of-hand most of the time). Yet I’m always calling out gender stuff in sets and reviews, so this seems like the kind of thing that could lead to one of those long and rant-y reviews that I’m prone to do.

But, to be honest… I don’t want to. The movie has come and gone, and shockingly, the original movie still exists and childhoods have not been destroyed. Tragically, the second movie still exists as well. I enjoyed the movie, but I also understand it wasn’t targeted at me. When people asked after I watched it, I said I enjoyed it, but also said how someone would enjoy it more they liked Bridesmaids or The Heat than if they liked the original Ghostbusters. It was good with the characters, but they were never going to catch lightning in the bottle like the first one did (and it was a real outlier compared to similar-themed movies of that era). Like the movie or don’t like the movie, I really don’t care at this point. I enjoyed it, but mostly will be covering it here in relation to the set.

Honestly, I purchased this set after I saw the movie, which I saw the weekend it came out. I just sat around not taking pictures, so it took me awhile to get around to reviewing 75828 Ecto-1 & 2. The story pack for Dimensions is showing up, and the movie will release on Blu Ray in a few weeks, so it’ll likely be back in the news again. At $59.99, 556 pieces, and six figures, there looks to be a lot of value in the set. It’s also just enough like the original to be recognizable, but when you put them side-by-side, different enough to be its own little set.

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Ace Kim | September 26th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO [email protected]’s Rogue One Force Friday Deals

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, Sales News

Best Buy Offers Discount On Dimensions Supergirl PS4 Starter Pack

Update: Amazon has matched Best Buy’s price. Prime discount does not apply, unfortunately, since it is discounted by more than 20%. Thems the breaks I guess.

Best Buy is offering a decent pre-order price for the LEGO Dimensions Supergirl Playstation 4 Starter Pack. It normally retails for $89.99 but Best Buy is offering it for just $49.99. But wait there’s more! If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you’ll save an additional 20% off bringing the price down to just $39.99. Amazon hasn’t price matched Best Buy’s price yet, but I think that’s just a matter of time. You’ll get free shipping regardless if you’re a GCU member or not, and if you’ve waited this long to get into Dimensions and have a PS4 system this isn’t such a bad entry point. For those of us that have already bought into the system, though, how does a $50 dollar Supergirl figure float your boat?

Ace Kim | September 19th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

The LEGO Batman Movie, Knight Rider Expansion Packs Revealed

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Knight freakin’ Rider. Soon you too will be able to fulfill your dreams of holding a minifig of the Hoff in your hands while you try making that cool wooo-wooo sound that KITT’s cyclopean eye made. WBIE sent over these images showing some of the new expansion packs coming out on February 10, 2017. Joining the LEGO David Hasselhoff minifigure and mini KITT from the The Knight Rider Fun Pack are two different packs for The LEGO Batman Movie: a Fun Pack with a silver armored Batman minifig and a Bionic Steed, and a Story Pack with Batgirl, Robin, and a Batwing. Check out Robin’s glasses! For those of you keeping score, you’ll need both packs to complete the LEGO Batman Movie gameplay experience, that is unless there are more unannounced Packs for that property.

You can preorder The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack right now off of Amazon. The two Fun Packs aren’t available yet, but we’ll be posting once they become pre-order-able.

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