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Ace Kim | November 10th, 2014 | LEGO Minecraft, Sales News

New LEGO Minecraft Sets Now Available – Update

Update: It seems those listings were a mistake and now they’ve been 404’d. Congrats if you got your order in. Seems like we’ll have to wait until the 15th now.

New LEGO Minecraft sets are now available for purchase and delivery from Shop@Home lists the sets as being available starting November 15th so you can at least get a jump on it by a few days. With Christmas right around the corner, these set will surely be popular for gifts for the Minecraft gamer slash LEGO fan assuming they’re into building their own environments and not sticking to the instructions. Because, as I understand it, they don’t exactly adhere to Minecraft rules.

In any case, if you’re looking for fun new things to put under the tree for the Minecraft fan in your life, you could do worse and if these take off like I think they will, they will only be harder to get later.

LEGO Minecraft

Ken Robichaud | November 6th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Episode VII Gets Official Title As Principal Photography Ends


The end of principal photography for Star Wars Episode VII has brought about two unsurprising events in its wake. The first was Mark Hamill rushing home to shave that itchy monstrosity off of his face and the second is Disney/Lucasfilm announcing the new films official title Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I personally thought it would be The Search for More Money, but there may have been copyright issues. It does raise a lot of questions though: Awakens who, or what? Why did it fall asleep in the first place? Do Midichlorians hibernate?

Please, discuss.

Ken Robichaud | November 5th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

DC Comics LEGO Variants Start Hitting The Racks Today


November is LEGO Variant month for DC and today’s new comic book day brings the first bunch to these covers to comic book stores. With only four this week, it’s an easy start for those who want to catch them all. The lackluster concept put into these had me sitting on the fence for quite some time, but I told my local shop that if they get me a copy of every one of them I’ll take them. Otherwise, I pass. I figure it’s an easy sale for them, because these aren’t rare variants and could be ordered individually, so I leave it in their hands. Not worth chasing them for me with these ones. Are you planning to get them all? I’ve included a link to purchase each variant from Midtown Comics in the list below. Good hunting.

Ace Kim | November 4th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, Sales News

Amazon Once Again Restocks 21109 Exo Suit


Amazon has once again restocked 21109 Exo Suit at MSRP of $34.99 just when has run out of stock. It looks like LEGO is putting enough of these out that everyone that wants one or two or three may be able to get them in time for the holiday. It’s still puzzling as to why Shop@Home won’t stock up on any, instead allocating all incoming shipments from their assembly line straight to their retail partners as well as Brand Retail stores. While I applaud LEGO for feeding their supply chain with Exo Suit sets, I can only do so half-assedly since 21110 Research Institutes are still a no-show everywhere.

Ace Kim | November 3rd, 2014 | Events, LEGO

Join BrickStuds, BrickNerd, and FBTB at Designer Con This Weekend November 8th and 9th

Designer Con 2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join BrickStuds, the maker of the STUDS builder collectible cards, as they host a booth (Booth #1210) this weekend November 8th and 9th at this year’s Designer Con, an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! BrickStuds was gracious enough to invite BrickNerd, FBTB, and select members of LUGOLA and SanDLUG to put together a massive booth.


BrickStuds will also be debuting a new building theme called Comic Bricks! The idea is simple: take any comic book cover and building it using LEGO. There’s a website that forwards to a flickr group already dedicated to the theme. There are a couple of pictures in there now but they are merely an amuse bouche to what will be displayed this weekend at Designer Con. Over 30 Comic Bricks! are expected with most if not all of them available for sale with the original comic that inspired the MOC. Here are a few more samples of what you can expect:

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And as usual, FBTB will be hosting the speed build event. This year’s set shouldn’t be a surprise: 76023 The Tumbler will test the mettle of our rag tag team of builders.

Aside from the BrickStuds booth, there are tons of things to see and do. Tickets are only $5 if you buy them online now, or $10 for both days. If you buy passes at the show, they will be $7 per day. You can barely see a movie at that price and guaranteed you’ll have a better time at DCon. So come out, say hi, and take in some urban art culture. The show is this weekend November 8th (9am to 6pm) and 9th (10am to 5pm) from at the Pasadena Convention Center. All the information you need can be found on the DesignerCon website.

Ken Robichaud | November 3rd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Iron Man Gets Bust-ed by ZetoVince

IronMan Bust

Ever wanted to build a full scale replica of Tony Stark’s Iron Man armour, but didn’t know where to start? Well ZetoVince is half way there in scale and he isn’t even finished. With plans to complete the bust with an ARC reactor and full chest piece, you can bet this build will show up again when he’s completed his work. The LEDs are a nice touch and the articulated neck is as well, but I’m a big fan of the breakdown seen below. I really need to start considering a breakdown for travel and storage when I start my builds from now on.

This would look great next to matching War Machine and Iron Patriot busts, no?

IronMan Bust - breakdown
Ace Kim | November 1st, 2014 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Walmart Discounts 70816 Benny’s Spaceship Ahead of Black Friday (Updated)

70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

Update: According forum newcomer Kayne, there is a process to getting Benny’s at the $80 price tag:

I just checked it again this morning and you can still get the Spaceship today. Go to, and click on the online specials tab on the front page. Look for the lego bundle starting at $14.97. If you go into that bundle you can customize it to be the Spaceship which it says adds $65.03 to bundle price. That brings you to $80 even and you are happy!

I just tried this method and it works! I’ll save you a step and link to the starting bundle right here. The $80 price tag is still valid but unknown for how long.

Thanks, Kayne!

Ahead of the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday, Walmart is jumping the gun by offering sales and deals throughout November. Today, November 1, they will be offering Rollbacks on more than 20,000 items throughout the store both physical and online. One item in particular is 70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!. The price is a solid $80, a 20% drop from MSRP of $99.99 with free shipping or free store pick-up and is the best price we’ve seen on this set ever. At least that’s what this news article says it’s supposed to be because as of this writing, it’s still stuck at $94.97. Amazon, who has a habit of matching Walmart’s online prices, seems to be out of stock at the moment as their page shows the set being sold by Amazon Marketplace sellers. As far as I can tell, this deal is for one day only as each day seems to trigger a new type of sales promotion. You can read about the details here. If any more LEGO deals pop up, we’ll do our best to report it.

Ace Kim | October 30th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 75054 AT-AT by 18%

Amazon is discounting 75054 AT-AT down to $89.91 from an MSRP of $109.99. That’s an 18% savings. Free shipping automatically applies. This is the best price we’ve seen since the debut of this set.

The only other notable deal I was able to spot while skimming through other LEGO Star Wars sets was for 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge. That’s discounted 28% from a third party seller no less. It’s a mere $85.88, down from $119.99. The Amazon price is just slightly worse at $88.99 which is still a great deal anyone can appreciate. Of course I have no idea how long that set has been sitting at that price so this may be old news to some of you.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Announces Cinematic Universe Phase 3 Plans

I was going to make a post of the news that Buttercup Chickenstrips Benedict Cumberbatch was being considered for the role of Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, but I figured I’d roll it up into one post. Marvel has announced their timetable for Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe.

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Ace Kim | October 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Batman Be-Leaguered Airs Tonight

Batman Be-Leaguered

Whoops. Totally forgot to post this but the LEGO DC Super Heroes TV special, Batman: Be-Leaguered, airs tonight at 6pm/5pm Central. Too late as a reminder for you East Coasters, but us West Coasters still have time to call our spouses to set the DVR up. And if you’ve missed it I have no doubt Cartoon Network will air it over and over again in the next few days.