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Ace Kim | November 30th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Target Discounts Discontinued 76035 Jokerland by 25%

With the lead up to The LEGO Batman movie, now is the perfect time to pick up some older Batman sets. In case you missed it, 76035 Jokerland has reached “Sold out” status on LEGO [email protected] and is sold out at Amazon as well. Well Target has your back offering the set for sale with a 25% discount for just $89.99. Target REDCard holders will also net an addition 5% off. This, so far, is the only way to get Starfire and Beast Boy.

Nick Martin | November 29th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews, The LEGO Movie

Review: 70905 The Batmobile


It’s been awhile since I felt excited about a Batman movie. My opinions on Batman v Superman are well-covered on this site, Killing Joke showed that even the normally amazing animation arm of DC could lay an absolute stinker, and we haven’t had a solid cartoon with just Batman in years. Then, the trailer for The LEGO Batman movie launched, and saying that I was excited would be an understatement. While the entirety of the LEGO Movie was pretty awesome, Batman was a highlight throughout. Let’s watch the trailer again just to get pumped…

I actually missed that this trailer came out a few weeks back, and it has a few new mixes. The whole thing is worth it just for the bit between the Joker and Batman, and talking about Superman. I was going to see this movie anyway, but now I’ll have to see it more than once just for that. Anyway, LEGO was kind enough to send us three of the LEGO Batman movie sets for review: 70905 That Batmobile, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, and 70909 Batcave Break-In. I reviewed the last version of the Batmobile, from Batman v Superman (which I liked 400% more than the movie itself), but let’s just say that this thing is a whole different beast.

The LEGO Batman Movie looks like a bottomless pit of potential sets, I mean, how can you watch that trailer and not want a Bat-Kayak, and they’re starting off strong by throwing the most iconic vehicle in… well, honestly, probably all comics (and you could argue, all movies and TV, I think). This beast weighs in at $59.99 in the US, and 581 pieces… and looks like an unholy fusion of Batman ’66, Batman ’89, and all of the snark of LEGO Batman rolled into one glorious package.

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Ace Kim | November 29th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Sandcrawler, Ewok Village Sold Out, Still Available From Amazon, Walmart

75059 Sandcrawler Box

Just a heads up that the two LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, 75059 Sandcrawler and 10236 Ewok Village, have now reached “Sold Out” status on LEGO [email protected] It’s been sitting at “Retiring Soon” but is now sold out online and supplies may be depleted at Brand Retail locations. Fortunately, if you’re still on the hunt for one, Amazon and Walmart both have both sets still available for shipping. 10236 Ewok Village is even discounted slightly, $218.99, a 12% discount off of $249.99 MSRP. Whatever stock those retailers have will probably be the last of it.

10236 Ewok Village
Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon’s Massive Cyber Monday Sale On LEGO Star Wars

75099 Rey's Speeder

In addition to the discounted Ferris Wheel set I posted earlier, Amazon is applying a massive discount on just about every LEGO Star Wars set currently available. Not sure if it’s officially part of a Cyber Monday promotion but the sheer number and the size of the discounts makes me think it is. You can get a savings anywhere from 15% and up to 37%. Here’s the list of sets followed by the discount percentage:

Nick Martin | November 28th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News, The Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie

Upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Sets

This sort of slipped through the cracks while life got in the way for a couple of this month, but now that we’re focusing on getting our reviews for The LEGO Batman Movie and DC Friends sets, we’re running across a whole mess of sets that we have been announced or can now be found in the instruction books for the current preview wave of sets.

The current lineup of sets includes 70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack, 70905 The Batmobile, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, and 70909 Batcave Break-In… obviously there are a few numbers between each of those. We know one of them will probably be taken up by the Collectible Minifigure line, and Arkham Asylum has already been revealed (as a Toys ‘R Us exclusive). Turns out several other sets have been revealed… hop below the fold to check them out!

Thanks to Brickset and BrickToyNews for descriptions of some of the sets!

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Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 10247 Ferris Wheel By 20%


This is one of my favorite creator sets. 10247 Ferris Wheel. It is normally $199.99 but can be had for $159.99 right now from Amazon. I am 99% sure it’s on LEGO short list of sets that normally never go on sale so seeing it pop up at this price is suprising. I like it so much so that I really regret not getting the Carousel set from a few years back.

The size and scope are impressive and the overall construction of the set is just amazing. It has a good assortment of minifigs and creates a nice little slice of fairground life. If you do pull the trigger and buy the set, I highly suggest getting the 8883 Power Functions M-Motor and 88000 Power Functions AAA Battery Box and motorize the thing. It’s a bit noisy but it’s nice to see it in motion without having to manually crank the wheel. It’s awesome and you won’t regret getting it. Don’t be like me and the carousel and regret not getting it years down the line when it’s discontinued. And it’s on sale!

Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO [email protected] Cyber Monday Sale

It’s Cyber Monday and LEGO [email protected] is offering some decent discounts on a couple of licensed sets. And until 11:59pm EST tonight, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the following offers:

  • Free shipping on all online orders with no minimum!
  • Free exclusive Snowglobe on orders of $99 or more.
  • Free Exclusive 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar with qualifying purchases!

Here’s the list!

And while this is not a licensed set, it bears mentioning that 70751 Temple of Airjitzu was also struck by the 20% discount hammer. It is now available for $159.99, down from $199.99.

Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, Reviews

Review: 41230 Batgirl Batjet Chase


Way back when a license was announced for LEGO to produce sets based on DC Super Hero Girls, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My daughter falls into the target age group and she, thankfully, enjoys LEGO as much as I do. She recently picked up a comic book based on the DC Super Hero Girls and really enjoyed reading it. So building these sets was a perfect storm of her interests coming together. LEGO sent over a sample of the three sets that are available early ahead of the usual January cycle and I put her to task to build all of them. She would build, and I would supervise and take notes for this review. She gravitated toward 41230 Batgirl Batjet Chase for her first build and was swooshing it around by the end of the night. It was a hit.

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Ace Kim | November 26th, 2016 | LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, Sales News

The LEGO Batman Movie, DC Super Hero Girls, Princess Moana Sets Now Available


Update: Princess Moana sets are online as well, but at the time of this writing no pictures are available:

Original post:

Today is official on-sale advance preview day for DC Super Hero Girls and The LEGO Batman Movie sets. And since this day falls right in the middle of the Brick Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend, you can take advantage of all of the offerings from LEGO [email protected] if you place your order before 11:59pm EST Monday November 28th. You’ll get:

  • Free shipping on all online orders with no minimum!
  • Brick Friday Sale on select items while supplies last!
  • Free exclusive Snowglobe on orders of $99 or more.
  • Free Exclusive 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar with qualifying purchases!

This is not the entire line up; these are just a preview of what’s to come for the official January 2017 release date but there is enough to keep you busy until then.

LEGO sent us a couple of samples so we will be publishing reviews in the next few days so stay tuned.

Here’s what’s available:

DC Super Hero Girls

The LEGO Batman Movie

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

Adventure Time Marceline Fun Pack Recalled

The Toys’R’Us timed-exclusive LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Marceline Fun Pack is being recalled. A stop sale has been issued for the vampire queen. The NFC chip is defective in that when scanned in, nothing appears on the screen. Since there are now a limited number of defective units out in the wild, I can’t imagine this being of any interest to speculators or collectors. As a defective unit, it is essentially useless. WBIE will hopefully fix the issue and start shipping corrected Fun Packs in the near future.

The Marceline Fun Pack is a limited-time Toys’R’Us exclusive, meaning that other retailers will eventually be able to sell the pack. Do not fall to the dark side. Do not fall for aftermarket prices. A little patience and it will be much easier to get.