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Ace Kim| April 5th, 2017 | LEGO Dimensions, Sales News

Best Buy Offers Half Price Discounts On Dimensions

Best Buy is offering 50% discounts across most of their LEGO Dimensions stock. Starter kits and Team Packs aren’t quite half off but still seeing decent discounts. Fun, Story, and Level Packs are all 50% off . Dimensions may be nearing the end of its life but that doesn’t change the fact that some of the minifigure offerings are pretty tempting to have. Take the Hoff for example, who would have ever thought that you could hold that cheeseburger-loving guy in the palm of your hand? Certainly not me.

Anyways, I’ve only listed the most recent wave of sets below, but it would behoove you to check out the site for their complete selection. Now would be a good time to fill the holes in your collection.

Ace Kim| April 4th, 2017 | News, Star Wars

Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set Revealed

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And here it is. This is the exclusive model that can only be obtained at Star Wars Celebration next week. This is a 220 piece set and will cost you $40. You’ll need to enter the raffle ahead of time to try and win a ticket to buy it. For more details, you can read this post or head over to the Star Wars Celebratin LEGO Lottery page to enter.

Also, there was a mistake in my previous post. The raffle closes this THURSDAY April 6th at 12:01am EST, which gives you a little less than 48 hours to enter. And while the lottery page implies that there is more than one exclusive model, I am told that the Detention Block Rescue is the only set.

Good luck!

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Ace Kim| April 4th, 2017 | News, Rogue One, Star Wars

Happy Rogue One Day!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, probably the best Star Wars movie to date in my opinion, comes out on disc today, and if you’re like me and utterly consumed by life, you probably missed the pre-order window at Amazon. But have no fear, big box stores are here. You have several options to pick up your copy locally should you live near one and don’t feel like going purely digital.

Target‘s exclusive, pictured above, seems to have a bit more content if you’re into that sort of thing. This 5-disc set includes the usual suspects of 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy discs, and an exclusive bonus content disc with two features: Inside the Creature Shop and Digital Storytelling. The packaging itself is unique in that it includes several interchangeable covers. Target’s set is priced at $27.99.

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Best Buy probably has the most attractive packaging: a SteelBook case housing a 4-disc set which includes a Digital Copy, 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD. The SteelBook is exclusive to Best Buy and is currently on sale for just $24.99.

Walmart has their own exclusive with 2 Star Wars galactic connexions trading discs, whatever the hell those are! It’s priced at $24.96.

The Walmart one is an easy pass. I can’t decide between the SteelBook at Best Buy or the extra content disc from Target. Decisions, decisions. I’ll sleep on it and figure it out in the morning.

Ace Kim| April 4th, 2017 | LEGO Disney, Sales News

New Month, New Stuff At LEGO [email protected]

It’s April and new stuff is available at LEGO [email protected]

– Are you a Pirates of the Caribbean fan? With the newest movie right around the corner, LEGO is releasing just three sets as a tie-in to the movie: two BrickHeadz in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow (set # 41593, $9.99) and Captain Armando Salazar (set # 41594, $9.99), and one gigantic set of the Silent Mary (set # 71042, $199.99). The Silent Mary comes with Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead, plus two detachable ghost sharks. LEGO previewed the set at Toy Fair and while the set is large and impressive, it seemed extremely delicate and not really prone to being played with and more of a display piece. All one would need now is a giant glass bottle to build it inside of.

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– One of the promotions going on right now until 11:59pm EST April 15th or while supplies last is a free mini Volkswagen Beetle with purchase of $50 or more. Free item will be automagically added to your cart once it reaches $50. And the side bonus of getting your order to that threshold is that it will also qualify for free shipping.

Ace Kim| April 3rd, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Celebration LEGO Exclusive To Be Raffled Off Prior To Show

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Headed to Star Wars Celebration next weekend in Orlando, FL? There are some changes afoot that you should be aware of if you’re trying to get the LEGO exclusive. Priority tickets will be given away prior to the show and will be required to for the chance to purchase the exclusives. Should you be selected, your ticket will detail the day and time where you will be able to enter the booth to purchase the set. The sales booth will be closed to attendees until 4:00pm every day when any remaining inventory for that day will be available for sale to all fans. You can enter the raffle anytime between now and 12:01am EST Friday April 6th. You can read more about it and find the link to enter the raffle at the Star Wars Celebration LEGO Lottery page.

We’ll be posting pictures of the exclusive set once we get the images, which should be sometime around 8:30am Pacific Time.

Nick Martin| March 31st, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes

First Wonder Woman Set Revealed

Earlier today, EW.com (you know, the site where all LEGO fans get their news… Kid’s and AFOLs are totally about Entertainment Weekly), revealed our first look at a Wonder Woman set. I wasn’t even really aware that there were going to be tie-in sets for this one, I was thinking just Justice League. Anyway… I’m still tentitively excited for the movie, so it’s cool to see it get some attention. However, since it would contain something that could wander into spoiler territory compared to the trailer, I’m going to tuck the pictures under the fold.

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Nick Martin| March 28th, 2017 | Reviews, The LEGO Batman Movie

Review: 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery

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This review of 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery will wrap up my portion of the LEGO Batman Movie sets… at least until the next wave comes out and Ace and I start a fight to the death to decide who gets to review the Batwing. Still, he’s on the hook for the Scuttler (which I own and like) and Clayface (which I haven’t bought yet and think looks ugly). I’ve actually owned this set since it first showed up, but thanks to [email protected]’s information once you order a product being just horrible, combined with FedEx apparently not knowing how to handle a package, it was delayed from showing up when I took pictures of the rest of the sets.

I can confirm that a portion of this does existing in the movie, though if you blinked at any point during the opening sequence, you likely missed it. I’m a sucker for food trucks, though, so it was something I knew I wanted. We’re also without a proper Scarecrow figure in really any form until the summer wave hits, and I’m not that big of a fan of the one that comes in the Harvest set (another in the near future review).

This 204 piece, $19.99 set is a Walmart exclusive in the US., and I think that they agree with my general sentiment on all of the cheaper LEGO Movie Batman sets that it’s too expensive, since it’s been on price cut to $16.82 since it first arrived in stores (still full price on [email protected] if you order that way or don’t have access to a Walmart – shipping and handling pushes it back up over the SRP if you don’t add on other stuff). Still, little sets are always nice, and who doesn’t love some pizza?

Also, some mild spoilers in this if you haven’t seen the movie yet, but if you haven’t seen it, you should probably just go see it right now.

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Ace Kim| March 22nd, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Announces UCS Snowspeeder (75144)

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LEGO announced earlier today on their twitter feed the newest LEGO Star Wars UCS set, 74144 Snowspeeder. The quick deets: $199.99 US / $249.99 CA, 1,703 pieces, available on the unofficial Star Wars holiday, May 4th, 2107, and includes two generic, non-named minifigs of a pilot and gunner. But don’t let their lack of name fool you, they are still unique to this set…. at least one of them is… at least one of their helmets is…. and that’s all I can see from the pictures. I’m a bit pressed for time to do any research so you can take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself. The designer video is below the pictures followed by the official press release. Given the astronomical prices of the original UCS set on the aftermarket, this should be a welcome re-release for those that missed out the first time and will hopefully be enough of an upgrade for long-timers to want to purchase this set again.

Dat windscreen doe…

View more pics, the Designer Video, and the official press release.

Ace Kim| March 21st, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap by 45%

Amazon is offering a massive 45% discount off of 76059 Spider-Man: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap. This $39.99 regularly priced set is now just $21.95. It ships for free for Prime members, otherwise, free shipping starts at $35. This 446 piece set comes with Spider-Man, Doc Ock, Vulture, White Tiger and Captain Stacy. This set makes a great companion piece to 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Building Kit, which is also seeing a discount of 24% at just $75.99, down from $99.99.

Nick Martin| March 16th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76077 Iron Man Detroit Steel Strikes

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I’m going to be honest… I had very little idea what was coming up for the 2017 Marvel lineup outside of Ms. Marvel. In recent years, I’ve avoided most of the spoiler-y information around sets. There’s something nice about wandering into the store, seeing something, and going “wow, that looks cool.” It’s fairly rare in our modern world of all leaks and spoilers all the time to get something like that. Of course, sometimes that policy ends with Ace laughing at me because I had no idea there was a LEGO Batman Dimensions fun pack featuring Excalibur Batman until yesterday. Literally.

This set was one I only knew the name of before it was shown off at Toy Fair, and once I saw the pictures, I knew I was going to buy it just because I wanted an Agent Coulson minifigure. While there’s certainly been a lot of movie-to-comic influence in Marvel stuff (movie comics from MCU invariably end up in the comics eventually), Agent Coulson has been a lasting addition after he was introduced in 2008’s Iron Man. From there, he was in Phase 1 movies (notably ending in Avengers), television (Agents of SHIELD and the Spider-Man cartoon), and now into comics.

Coulson is pretty much the reason that I’m reviewing 76077 Iron Man Detroit Steel Strikes and its unnecessarily long name; it comes with 377 parts and a nice $29.99 price tag. We get two brand new characters in Justin Hammer and Coulson, and a brand new version of Iron Man that includes his hair. I remarked how odd the mixture of sources was in the Ms. Marvel set, but I’m not sure it has anything on this weird mashup of cartoon, movie, and made-up stuff. Still, it’s got Lola, so maybe this “yet another mech” has something going for it.

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