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Ace Kim | November 8th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, Sales News

Buy 2 Get 1 Free LEGO Dimensions Team, Level, and Fun Packs at Target

71203 Portal 2

Did you pick up a Starter Pack last week from Amazon’s amazing Prime deal? Well, maybe you need some add-on packs now? Target has you covered with their amazing video game sale this week. Right now through Saturday, Target brick and mortar stores and Target online are running a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on all video game items. LEGO Dimensions Team, Level, and Fun packs are included on this deal. Free item is applied to the lowest priced item in your cart so to maximize the savings on this deal, you should check out three of the same type of items, i.e. three level packs, three team packs or three fun packs. Use your Target REDCard for an additional 5% savings on your cart total.

And in case you were still on the fence about picking up the Starer Pack, the Amazon deal is still in effect (use “LEGOMOMS” coupon code at checkout; must be a Prime member; price drops to $69.99).

Nick Martin | November 8th, 2015 | Star Wars, The Force Awakens

39 Days to Go: New TV Spot for Force Awakens

We get to hear a bit more of Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) in this one, and a few shots of Rey kicking some butt. This has a few more worlds on it, like the jungle world we see in the background of 75103 First Order Transporter. I do like that they’re only spoiling tiny little things thus far, and not doing reveals on stuff like what several characters look like or their role in things.

Nick Martin | November 7th, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Rumour Mill, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

2016 Star Wars Set Images found in Finn Polybag

2016 Set Images

Eagle-eyed readers over at Brickset came across some pictures of a couple of new Polybags, one featuring Finn in Stormtrooper armor. A couple of days later, a copy of the Finn minifigure was found in the wild, and included an insert with pictures of the 2016 sets. Several of these we’ve already seen in leaked pictures or lists, but this is the first not-at-all-official but not-really-a-leak picture we’ve seen of the sets. The battle packs, in particular, look pretty interesting, and I look forward to torturing myself reviewing all of them next year.

Ace Kim | November 6th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Offers LEGO Dimenions Starter Pack for $69.99

LEGO Dimensions PS3 Starter Pack

Update: I forgot to mention that this deal is for Prime members only. My apologies for the confusion.

Right now, Amazon is offering the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack for all systems at a discount of $84.99, $15 off of the regular price. But if you apply coupon code “LEGOMOMS”, they’ll knock an additional $15 off the price, bringing it down to just $69.99, a full 30% off of MSRP. If you’ve been holding out on a good price like I have, this would be it. I can’t imagine it getting any cheaper without jumping through some major hoops or possibly having to deal with Black Friday shenanigans.

Also, if you didn’t catch my update this morning on yesterday’s post, Target has sold out on the Advent Calendar, but Amazon restocked it: 75097 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.

Nick Martin | November 6th, 2015 | News, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

International Force Awakens Trailer

I’m sure that there are some fans out there currently ranting that the International community got something that ‘merica didn’t in its trailer, but I really like this international cut telling a very similar, yet different story. We get a glimpse of 3PO, some additional little bits like revealing Rey and Finn don’t bother with introductions until after the explosions and burnination are done.

Personally, this is all worth it to find out who it was that blew up the First Order Star Destroyer bridge… and that glorious look on his face when he did it.

Ace Kim | November 5th, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

75097 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Almost Gone


Update: It seems Amazon has restocked the set sometime during the night while Target has sold out.

Don’t procrastinate! This year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is almost gone from the usual channels. Availability on Amazon is dependent on its third-party supply chain in its Marketplace. The page on LEGO Shop@Home has finally reached sold out status. Walmart‘s completely out. Your only option now is Target, which really isn’t a bad option especially if you’re a REDCard member since you’ll get an extra 5% off and free standard shipping. Toys’R’Us has it but only for in-store pick-up and at a higher price, $42.99. With fewer merchants having it in stock online, you’ll have a hard time getting a price match once Target sells out. This will probably your last chance to get one at MSRP unless you get lucky finding one on the shelf.

Ace Kim | November 5th, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Red-armed C-3PO Available Through Amazon Marketplace


The above-pictured C-3PO figure is now available as a free-with-purchase promotional item through brick and mortar Toys’R’Us stores. There is a $40 minimum spending requirement on LEGO Star Wars in order to get it for free. But maybe you’re all caught up on the theme. Or find the TRU mark-up too high and bothersome to get a price-match. Or you just don’t want to have to deal with the inconvenience. Whatever your reason, Amazon Marketplace may be the solution for you. There are a number of third-party resellers on the site offering the protocol droid for sale. The current lowest offer is just $8.94 with free shipping, fulfilled by Amazon. Save time, gas, and a little bit of your sanity for a few dollars more than the $3.99 MSRP.

Ace Kim | November 4th, 2015 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars, News

Nerdvember Building Contest Focuses On Star Wars

Nerd Wars - Nerdvember Awakens

Tommy over at BrickNerd is doing his annual Nerdvember building contest. The idea is to take the site’s mascot, Nerdly, and build a Star Wars-themed MOC around it. He’s got a flickr group going with all of the information you’ll need. You can check out last year’s entries for inspiration and to see what this whole Nerdvember thing is all about.

Nick Martin | November 4th, 2015 | News, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

Awakening the Force is Apparently Very Serious Business

Star Wars Episode 7

I used up all of my third-time first official poster jokes the last time I covered some Episode VII news, so I’m just going to go with some “Why So Serious” jokes instead. For those willing to brave the Dark One’s taint and touch Saidin, known as “Twitter” in our particular part of the universe, we got a rare treat today as John Boyega (Finn) and Carrie Fisher (if you don’t know, I can’t help you), gave us their character posters. Shortly after, we got posters for Han, Kylo, and Rey… and apparently they all are hiding something in their right eye.

Leia is the only one who can kill you with her brain, or the force, and that’s why she doesn’t need a weapon to cover up. I hear the force is strong in her family.

Poster - Rey

Poster - Han

Poster - Finn

Poster - Leia

Poster - Kylo Ren

Nick Martin | November 3rd, 2015 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

Review: 75100 First Order Snowspeeder

75100 First Order Snowspeeder Full Set

When we first saw the list of the Force Awakens sets (which, of course, we are supposed to pretend we didn’t see), there was little shock that almost all of the sets had some sort of ancestor in the original trilogy. The real shock was that the Snowspeeder, the perpetual release of the OT Lego lineup,  has apparently decided to switch sides and join the First Order. I guess getting left behind on Hoth along with the smaller equipment really chaffed them a bit.

I can’t say as I was really looking forward to reviewing  75100 First Order Snowspeeder, because I’ve been snowspeeder-d out for some time. Once we had the “official” pictures, it became clear that this ship wasn’t connected to the old one at all… it was a completely different beast that was notable for having a higher piece count ratio, 440 parts at $39.99, than the rest of the lineup. It also included the updated version of Snowtroopers, otherwise known as the troopers that could actually hit something, including an officer with a paudron.

All of the First Order sets seem to be around army building, and this one is no different. There are only thee figures that are all identical, but there always seems to be utility in attack craft. This is also the only vehicle that hasn’t appeared in any of the teasers or promos, so we really don’t know how it fits into the movie at this point. So maybe I had to revisit some of those early preconceptions; I mean, a set with that kind of part-ratio can’t possibly be a let down, can it?

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