Now that Luke and his Landspeeder are together again, what will today bring us?
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.
YoYo.com is applying a range of discounts to select LEGO sets on their site until December 28th or while supplies last. This combines with their free 2-day shipping promotion for orders of $49 or more. The discounts range from 10-30% off (according to them) and cover a variety of themes. The X-men set above is 14% off at $43.12. That’s probably one of the better deals to be honest. Scanning the sale page, I noticed that a lot of sets are marked up before applying a discount, making the discounted price the same or nearly the same as MSRP. Still, you may find a few things that may be worth picking up, like that X-men set. Just make sure you double check what MSRP is before checking out so you know if you’re getting a discount or not.