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Ace Kim| May 1st, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 30611 R2-D2

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I was sent a copy of the upcoming promotional set, 30611 R2-D2, ahead of the May the Fourth LEGO [email protected] sale, so I thought I’d write up a quick little review of the set.

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Ace Kim| May 1st, 2017 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

Toys’R’Us Reveals In-Store Build and Take Model Princess Leia

It may not be the best build and take model, but it’s almost worth getting just for the hilarity of it. It’s a smallish build and from the looks of it, at 15 plates tall it is just slightly taller than a standard minifig. And I must admit, it does capture Princess Leia’s look from A New Hope pretty accurately despite it’s small size. Most build-and-take events I’m meh about, but this one takes the cake. I’m gonna do what I can to score one.

The build-and-take event is happening this weekend on May 6th at all Toys’R’Us stores from 12noon to 2pm while supplies last. There used to be a registration requirement, but the events page has no such requirement anymore.

Ace Kim| May 1st, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts GOTG Vol 2. Sets 20% Off

Ahead of this weekend’s release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters near you, Amazon is discounting all three of the sets based on the movie by 20%:

76081 The Milano vs. The Abilisk

$39.99, down from $49.99

76079 Ravager Attack

$15.99, down from $19.99

76080 Ayesha’s Revenge

$23.99, down from $29.99

Ace Kim| May 1st, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts UCS TIE Fighter down to $162

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$161.98 to be exact. That’s a 19% discount. While it may not be the best discount we’ve seen, it’s certainly notable. The TIE Fighter is one of the best UCS sets ever made and one of two sets I’ve deemed worthy enough to display at my desk at work. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, the construction techniques alone are worth the price of admission. Pick up 75095 TIE Fighter from Amazon today!

Ace Kim| April 28th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Spider-Man Bridge Battle By Almost 40%

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Amazon is applying a pretty hefty discount to 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle, 38% off to be exact. The current sale price is just $61.99, down from $99.99 MSRP. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this set, and at that price, you should get two and make a complete bridge.

Ace Kim| April 28th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Some Details For [email protected]’s May The Fourth Sale Revealed

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I received a mailer in my mailbox today from LEGO [email protected] detailing the upcoming May the 4th sale. The most exciting thing about the sale is the above-pictured buildable R2-D2 figure. That thing of beauty is free with a $50 purchase of LEGO Star Wars items while supplies last, natch, and I’m guessing that supplies won’t last very long.

You’ll also get double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars items you purchase during the sale from May 4th through May 7th. Although the mailer doesn’t specify the exact sets, it does say that select LEGO Star Wars items will be on sale. We will be posting any details as soon as we learn more.

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And lastly, the gorgeous new UCS set 75144 Snowspeeder officially goes on sale on May 4th. The 1700+ piece set comes with two minifigs and improves upon the original’s design in many ways. The price is $199.99.

Stay tuned for more sales news the closer we get to the date and FBTB thanks you for your support.

Ace Kim| April 28th, 2017 | LEGO Ideas, News

LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

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Yes, she is a big one.

Standing at just over 1m tall (that’s a little over 3 feet for us yanks), LEGO Ideas newest entry from their crowd-sourced platform is 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V. Designed by saabfan, the project reached the minimum 10,000 supporters way back in November of 2015 and was revealed as an official set back in June of 2016. Now, a year after that reveal, you’ll finally be able to purchase the Apollo Saturn V set starting on June 1, 2017. The set includes 1,969 pieces and will set you back just $119.99 USD. Call me crazy but that seems dirt cheap. The number 1969 is also significant in that it was the year of the first moon landing. I may not be a smart man but I’m thinking that is more than just a coincidence.

Some details that I geeked out over:

– The rocket includes separate display stands so that all three stages of the rocket can be displayed horizontally simultaneously.
– The lunar lander actually fits inside the Apollo spacecraft.
– Three astronaut microfigs are included.

You can read the full press release below after the picture dump.

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21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
$119.99

Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

• Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
• The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
• Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
• Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
• Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
• This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
• Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.

Ace Kim| April 28th, 2017 | LEGO Disney, News

LEGO Reveals Cars 3 Juniors Sets

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Along with the DUPLO sets, LEGO is also revealing a bevy of Juniors sets as part of the Cars 3 merch onslaught. While there may not be any official System level sets, this is as close as it’s going to get. But that’s just fine with me. Normally, the sets in the Juniors line feature easier builds and fewer piece counts than System sets but this actually works in the Cars 3 line’s favor. The scenery you build is essentially background noise and it allows the real stars of the sets to shine through: the cast of characters. The vehicle builds have not changed since the first series of Cars sets, so they will fit right alongside those vehicles. The smaller builds also reduces the chances that LEGO will repeat the mistakes of the past and make sets that are wholly inaccurate to the source material. So yes, I’m actually looking forward to these sets to complete my Cars universe. The most expensive set weighs in at $34.99 so collecting the series won’t break the bank. Thank you, LEGO!

Set names, prices, pictures, and product descriptions are below the fold.

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Ace Kim| April 27th, 2017 | LEGO Disney

LEGO Reveals Cars 3 DUPLO Sets

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Following the reveal of the Cars 3 trailer, LEGO has revealed images for the upcoming DUPLO sets based on the film. Descriptions, piece count, price and other details are below for each set. Look for these sets to hit store shelves on May 1st.

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Ace Kim| April 27th, 2017 | LEGO, News

LEGO Reveals 10257 Carousel

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LEGO reveals their newest Creator set in their unofficial fairgrounds line, 10257 Carousel. Boasting an impressive piece count of 2,670, 10257 Carousel will cost you $199 USD and will be available starting on June 1. I missed out in the very first carousel set, 10196 Grand Carousel, so I am glad they are releasing another one. And while this one is smaller with less pieces than its predecessor, it won’t cost me an arm, a leg, and a kidney to get it, just an arm.

More pictures, the designer video, and the official press release below the fold.

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