Since yesterday’s moisture vaporator bucked the trend slightly, I’m sort of half-expecting some other Tatooine-themed build today.
Target is putting a steep discount on two sets currently.
First up is their exclusive set, 75013 Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon). Regularly priced at $49.99, you can now pick it up for just $29.99. It is one of the best Clone Wars sets to ever come out.
Next up is from The LEGO Movie, 70812 Creative Ambush. It, too, is 40% off at just $23.99, regularly priced at $39.99.
Everything ships for free at Target right now. And if you have a Target REDCard you’ll get an additional 5% off and extended returns. These deals are good both online and in-store.
If you need a big pile of black parts and another eagle for that massive LotR build you’re definitely gonna to get around to… eventually, Amazon has a deal for you. 30% off is nothing to sneeze at, so snap it up while you can and treat yourself (or someone else, I guess) to a little pre-holiday cheer.
Entertainment Weekly posted yesterday a reveal of the names of the characters shown in the official trailer. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy decided to reveal the names in style creating the graphics based on the old Topps trading cards. The only impression I came away with was that the names do not sound stupid. Except for BB-8. Basketball? Ball bearing? Bowling Ball? That one may be too on the nose.
And I guess this is considered news now? Names? At least they tried to make the reveal interesting and putting them on trading cards instead of releasing a spreadsheet. What’s next? Breaking news that special effects were created by machines called “computers”? And that lightsabers aren’t real?
Update: It’s now listed as out of stock with December 21 listed as the next ship date. December 21 also happens to be the last day to order with Express Saver shipping for delivery in time for Christmas; December 22 is the last day with Express shipping to make it under the tree.
21110 Research Institute is now in stock at LEGO Shop@Home. Price is $19.99 with a quantity limit of 1 per household.
Unfortunately, it seems that LEGO sets are excluded from this promotion but on the bright side, there’s a ton of good stuff to get for the geek in all of us. Use coupon code USALERT at checkout if your cart if $40 or more to see the savings reflected. For HI/AK and International, use code INTALERT. Codes expire on 11:59 PST December 15th.