Quick reminder for you builders taking advantage of the postponed deadline: you now have less than thirty one hours left to complete and submit your ships this round. As long as you get them in by 8PM PST Wednesday December 4th and everything meets the rules you’ll be ready to go for the next round of polls. With half still MIA and two more in need of revisions to qualify I can see the next day being a bit touch and go. I recomend avoiding last minute submissions if at all possible because you can never be completely certain you got everything right, and you’re only hurting yourself leaving no margin for error. If you like to live on the edge though, well, good luck you crazy rogues!
(Singing) On cycle three of Life Day my first mate gave to me, a break-dancing pilot
an impractical escape ship
and a dancing droid beneath the Life Tree. (/Singing)
As Obi-Wan said, “flying is for droids” and Count Dooku seemed to agree with that sentiment. This heavy footed fellow also comes in the Dual on Geonosis set with Dooku, who I honestly wish had actually been in this set to go with the sailer. There is something to be said for keeping the majority of these figures generic after the first years inclusion of the same old Chewy that had appeared in another dozen sets. Since I don’t have the Dual set, this is the only version of FA-4 I have and I do like him. He looks like a commando droid in a prom dress. He probably went stag.
To be continued…
The headline may not sound like much, but bear with me. If your shopping cart reaches $100 or more, you will save an additional 20% off of LEGO items, even items that are already on sale and discounted. Example: I added 3x 75005 Rancor Pit to my cart. Each set is priced on sale for $38.95 and my cart total is $116.85 before any tax. After the 20% discount, the total drops down to $93.48 bringing the price per set down to $31.16. I use my REDCard to save an additional 5%, bringing the cart total down to $88.81, or just $29.60 per set!
You’ll notice that after Amazon’s crazy Cyber Monday prices, a lot of the more popular items are out of stock and now being offered by third party resellers. Target still has a lot of good stuff available and on sale across a variety of themes so click around and you might find something worth getting. aa
There is one small catch with their promotion: the larger sets such as the 10188 Death Star, 10937 Arkham Asylum, 10232 Palace Cinema, etc., seem to be excluded from the 20% off sale even though I cannot seem to locate any sort of exclusion list. Here’s the exact text:
Offer Available Online Only. Save 20% when you spend $100 on qualifying LEGO items. Quantities limited. Discount applied at checkout. May not be applied to previous orders. Clearance items excluded. Offer expires 12/3/2013 at 11:59pm PT.
Still, a good sale. Sale ends tonight at midnight Pacific.
(Singing) On cycle two of Life Day my first mate gave to me, an impractical escape ship
and a dancing droid beneath the Life Tree. (/Singing)
Remember the flashy little ship Dooku makes his escape in at the end of AotC that you could only assume would be the slowest possible way to get to Coruscant, while spending the majority of the flight impersonating the Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park? This is it. I like to think Dooku had purchased it years earlier, before he turned to the dark side and had planned on retiring and maybe doing a little sailing in his twilight years. A nice relaxing trek through the stars. The dishes on the side throw off the aesthetic, while simultaneously being my second favourite part behind the 1×4 curved double slope in reddish brown. These sets are nothing if not treasure troves of fiddly bits. Not bad.
To be continued…
Update: added Ninjago
Just browsing around Amazon, and I’m noticing a TON of stuff on sale for around 30%-40% off or more. Click around and you’re bound to find something I haven’t listed below, but here’s a short list I’ve compiled for you anyway:
LEGO Star Wars
- 75019 AT-TE for $49.26, 45% off of $89.99
- 75005 Rancor Pit for $33.11, 45% off of $59.99
- 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge for $72.67, 39% off of $119.99
- 9496 Desert Skiff for $17.49, 30% off of $29.99
- 75017 Duel on Geonosis for $27.99, 30% off of $39.99
- 75004 Z-95 Headhunter for $26.65, 47% off of $49.99
- 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor for $63.30, 30% off of $89.99
LEGO Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
- 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush for $60.34, 40% off of $99.99
- 79007 Battle at The Black Gate
for $46.99 22% off of $59.99now $39.94, 33% off of $59.99
- 79010 The Goblin King Battle for $57.79, 42% off of $99.99
LEGO Super Heroes
- 76007 Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack for $26.99, 33% off of $39.99
- 76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown for $8.49, 35% off of $12.99
- 76004 Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase for $13.99, 30% off of $19.99
- 76009 Superman Black Zero Escape for $13.99, 30% off of $19.99
Cyber Monday is here! Only two etailers have Cyber Monday deals to report: Toys’R'Us with one item, a Chima set, and LEGO Shop@Home. Some of the Shop@Home sale items aren’t too bad though. And of course, what is lacking in Cyber Monday deals will be made up tenfold in the next few days as etailers compete for your LEGO dollar. We’ll do our best to keep you informed of the best deals.
- LEGO Monster Fighters 9468 Vampyre Castle 20% – $79.98
- LEGO Creator 7347 Highway Pickup 20% – $63.98
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle 20% – $55.98
- LEGO DC Super Heroes 6864 The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase 20% – $39.98
- LEGO City 4433 Dirt Bike Transporter 50% – $9.98
- LEGO DC Super Heroes 6863 Batwing Battle Over Gotham City 20% – $27.98
- LEGO The Lord of the Rings 9470 Shelob Attacks 30% – $13.98
- LEGO Friends 41011 Stephanie’s Soccer Practice 50% – $4.98
- LEGO Ninjago 9447 Lasha’s Bite Cycle 20% – $19.98
- LEGO Creator 7292 Propeller Adventures 20% – $15.98
- LEGO DC Super Heroes 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 20% – $10.48
- 70014 The Croc Swamp Hideout – $44.99 (normal MSRP: $69.99)
Ah, I love the holidays. The smell of freshly baked cookies. The sounds of classic Christmas music filling the air. The twinkling of ten million billion multi-coloured lights strewn about everywhere you look. The trampling of poor unfortunate shoppers in the way of that perfect gift and the smiles of the children as they eagerly await the arrival of the man in red. But wait! Who is that man in red this year you ask? Well, you’ll just have to wait until the 24th to find out because it’s time again for the Star Wars Advent Calendar!
2013 marks the third year of my spamtastic daily reviews of these tiny balls of potential awesomeness/nerd rage and I thought I’d try something a little different. At least until I get bored. This calendar coincides with the planned re-release of Attack of the Clones, this time in fabulously profitable 3D. Well, that release got scrapped, but the LEGO stops for no one. Unless it becomes unprofitable. Let’s get down to business shall we? It’s time I took these little plastic packets more seriously. After all, it HAS been three years, so…