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Don | September 29th, 2015 | Contests, News

18 Hour Reminder for MOC the 80s! Contest

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As the clock strikes midnight we enter into the final day for submissions, and although I’m still holding on to hope that we’ll get a last minute surge of entries we’ve already got some real contenders lined up and I’m looking forward to seeing which ones everyone will favor. This is the last heads up before the deadline, so make sure you get yours submitted today if you’ve built anything. I’ll have the poll up and running shortly after if all goes according to plan.

Nick Martin | September 28th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76037 Rhino and Sandman Supervillain Team-Up

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Every time a release cycle comes up, there are always some sets that you just know you’re going to buy. The Mystery Machine, the Miles Morales set, and Rey’s Speeder were all sets I knew I was going to buy. Sure, I was going to review them too, but even if I didn’t do stuff like this I knew I wanted them. LEGO knows their market well, I suppose.

Of course, the reverse is also true… there are some sets that you know that you don’t want regardless of the sale. It’s especially hard when you’re trying to expand your selection of minifigs and parts, like I am always trying to do with the Super Heroes line. If I hadn’t signed up to review 76037 Rhino and Sandman Supervillain Team-Up, I likely would have just ignored this set and grabbed the figs I wanted on the aftermarket.

Let’s call it the anti-excitement set. A tan blog, yet another Spider-Man set, and just a pretty boring looking playset… it still was a 389 piece set that ran $39.99. It also had echoes of one of my all-time favorite LEGO sets, 7905 Building Crane, even if it’s a very faint echo. This set marks the first time Absorbing Man Rhino, Sandman, and Iron Spider grace a Marvel set, and gives us a slightly different Spider-Man, so who knows, maybe there’s reason to grab this set…

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Ace Kim | September 27th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts The Other Two Guardians Sets

Having put a hefty discount on 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue a while back, Amazon is now finally putting the other two Guardians of the Galaxy set on sale. 76020 The Only Set With Groot Knowhere Escape Mission is $29.46, a 26% discount off of $39.99 MSRP. And if you thought that was a respectable sale price, 76019 Starblaster Showdown is a whopping 37% off of $19.99 MSRP, at just $12.37! There is a quantity limit of 2 each per order.

Don | September 25th, 2015 | Contests, News

Less than a week remaining to MOC the 80s!

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The finish line is now just five days away in our latest contest, and although the submission thread is looking a little sparse the builders have definitely brought their A-game. I wouldn’t be surprised if a number of you out there are saving this weekend to polish up your MOCs, getting ready for a dramatic reveal in the final stretch. The deadline is this coming Wednesday night, 11:59PM PST September 30th. The full rules are posted here but the gist if you’ve missed it is build a pop culture car from a classic 80’s movie or TV show. Best of luck!

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2015 | Feature, LEGO Dimensions, News

LEGO Dimensions Launch Guide: Everything You Need To Know


Well, maybe not EVERYTHING but we’re going to try and break this down for you and give you as much information as possible to make it as easy to understand. The game launches this Sunday September 27, 2015 with four different product lines. Which ones do you need? How much is it all going to cost? Are there any exclusives? Our aim with this article is to answer all of those questions.

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Ace Kim | September 24th, 2015 | Sales News

Amazon Prime: $67

Update: Sorry about that. The links have been updated. Amazon set up a special Prime promotional page. Please note that it will show up as $99 in your cart but will reflect the discount at checkout. Oh, and Kinja was wrong. You can’t give the gift of a discounted Prime membership. Oh well. Sorry for the confusion, folks.

Amazon Prime’s original tv series, Transparent, took home five Emmy awards this past weekend including one for Jeffrey Tambor for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, Jill Soloway Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series for “Best New Girl”, and Bradley Whitford for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. To celebrate, Amazon is offering Prime membership for just $67, down from $99, for one day only, Friday September 25th, 2015. The deal starts right now at 12:00am EST and expires at 11:59pm EST. There are a ton of benefits to being a Prime member:

– FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
– Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs
– Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video including some HBO content
– Free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive
– Read free books each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

You also get free one-day shipping on select items and access to Prime Now which offers one-hour delivery on select items in select areas. And every now then, Amazon will offer sale prices to Prime members only. It’s definitely worth it in my opinion.

Already a Prime member? You can still net the $32 in savings with a little extra work. Give yourself a gift subscription. Then you’ll need to stop auto-renewal on your existing membership and once that lapses, apply the gift subscription to your account, and then set up auto-renew again. Boom! $32 stays in your pocket.

Ace Kim | September 24th, 2015 | LEGO Ideas, Sales News

21303 WALL•E Now Available Through LEGO Shop@Home

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21303 WALL•E is now available for purchase in North America. I just ordered mine. We’ll see exactly what the mod is.

Ace Kim | September 24th, 2015 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Amazon Discounts The LEGO Movie Sets

I still don’t have a copy of 70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP, believe or not. I think I gave my one and only copy away at Bricks LA so I’m going to try and take advantage of this deal. Then I look at all the other LEGO Movie sets I still don’t have and then all of a sudden my bill goes up a couple of bucks. Sigh. With LEGO Dimensions right around the corner, you may be saving your pennies for some of those sets but if you’re like me and need to fill some holes in your LEGO Movie collection, Amazon put some of the sets on discount. The discounts range from 14-24% off. Set name, discounted price, and MSRP are listed below:

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Ken Robichaud | September 24th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

Alison Brie Gets Angry In New LEGO Dimensions Trailer

I like her when she’s angry. The actress who played the adorkable Annie on Community is the latest actor to appear in one of LEGO Dimensions numerous trailers in the lead up to the game release this weekend. Also, below is a trailer I forgot to post last week that gives you an idea just how much voice talent has gone into this game.

Just three more days ’til bankruptcy…

Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

Previewing The LEGO Dimensions 71201 Back To The Future Level Pack

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Hello, faithful fubbytubbies! We are bringing you an early sneak peak at what you can expect from the from the LEGO Dimensions line with this, 71201 Back To The Future Level Pack. We won’t be previewing the actual game level, just the LEGO elements you get in the pack so let’s get right into it shall we?

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