In addition to today’s invitation-only Bionicle panel at New York Comic Con, LEGO held a special after-hours event at it’s newest Brand Retail location at the Flat Iron Building. And if you were lucky enough to get on the list, you walked away with the above exclusive Bionicle mask. Individually numbered, only 100 were given away.
We’ll have more pictures and a write up from today’s events later on so stay tuned.
So there’s a couple of new promotional polybags that I was recently made aware of.
First up is Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2. As far as I know this was a promotional item given away at LEGO’s truck tour events known as Kids Fest. This is the only set ever made for the movie and as far as I’ve been able to gather, has never been made available anywhere else. There are a few on eBay with the prices going through the roof already so be prepared to mortgage your children to get one.
Next up is Rocket Raccoon in his Ravagers uniform holding a gun in one hand and a Groot sapling in another. First of all, yes, I did report previously that the Rocket Raccoon figure was exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con but that’s only because that was what was communicated to me by LEGO’s public relations representative. I’ve compared the picture on the bag with the one in my hand and they are identical. Second of all, I don’t care. Normally I’d be all up in arms about this saying LEGO’s pants are on fire but not so much. Could be that I’m just getting old. Could be that I have way too much on my plate to worry about insignificant details like this. Could be that I’m jaded. /shrug. Or it could be that I just want this set with the Groot sapling. And see, this is a proper way to do exclusives. For those that want the mini Warbird set with Rocket can go nuts trying to get the SDCC set. Or if you just want the figure, you can try to get this polybag which offers something a little different and arguably something just as desirable and yet is still an exclusive but at a much broader scale. It is just AWESOME. So far, all signs point to it showing up in Canada Toys’R’Us stores in the near future if it hasn’t already. No word yet on US or overseas availability.
Many thanks go to the peeps in the FBTB chat room for the news and lively discussion. Images by neoape.
And yet another proposed licensed set has reached the required 10,000 supporters threshold on LEGO Ideas. Ideas user Lyonsblood has created a series of sets to celebrate next year’s 30th anniversary of the film Goonies. He created a whole theme and a series of sets but broke them up into individual projects to better fit the site’s submission guidelines. His most popular set, The Inferno, One Eyed Willy’s pirate ship, has hit the magical threshold.
Not to rain on his parade, but I would be very surprised if this got approved for sale. The size and scope is way larger than any other successful idea-to-shelf project so far. Aside from the ship itself, he is suggesting that the set includes 11 minifigures. I wish Lyonsblood all the luck in the world but I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing got canned right from the get go.
Canadian FBTB super fan DreadPirateBuzzkill sent in these pictures of his recent acquisition from a Toys’R’Us store in Canada: 30247 ARC-170 Starfighter. It is a slightly different than the previous mini ARC-170 in that it seems slightly bigger in the midsection like a middle-aged man and has a slightly different parts selection. You can see the comparison shot below. And, yes, those are dark red blank minifig heads. That alone is worth the purchase methinks. I’ve never seen nor heard of this polybag before so I took a quick trip over to Brickset and it says it was available in the UK as a Daily Mail giveaway and in the US it was available at Toys’R’Us stores back in August. I guess I’m gonna have to head over there to check things out. Hopefully I’ll get lucky.
This Saturday at your local Toys’R’Us stores sees the first of two in-store LEGO build events. On October 11th, from 12-2pm, you can build the above picture micro Ghost ship. It is the best version of the Ghost ever made because of it’s small size and the fact that it is free. The event is intended for children 5 and up. It is advisable to get there early as the stores will have limited supplies.
The second event is to build the Batsignal and that one will be held the following week on October 18 from 12-2pm. We will be posting a reminder for it next week.
Also, this is the first week of Toys’R’Us’ Bricktober promotion. Spend $75 ore more on LEGO sets and get the micro CITY set. Get a different set each week for four weeks. As I’ve ranted before, these are not the same as the mini modular buildings set from a while ago.
Update: Amazon has sold out and the page now shows availability from 3rd party sellers.
Amazon has restocked on Peter Reid’s 21109 Exo Suit. Cost is at $34.95 with a limit of 2 per order. If you’re still looking to get this set or want to give one as a holiday gift, buy now before it’s too late. LEGO Shop@Home still shows the set as “Temporarily out of stock”.
With the latest leaks about the upcoming The LEGO Movie sets having hit the web early last week, it finally kicked my butt into gear into finishing this article. Fortunately or unfortunately, none of the sets on my wishlist are confirmed for January letting this article stay relevant and at the same time giving me hope that these could still be a possibility for the summer wave of 2015. There is a TON of set possibilities in The LEGO Movie so I went through and picked out a couple of them that I personally would like to see made. Yeah, I know what you’re all thinking, “Oh geez another one of those list articles” and I’m right there with you on that one. But I’ll be honest. I just really like making animated gifs.
And I would have peppered the entire list with them but the file sizes were getting out of hand. Or so I was told. I mean, what’s wrong with a 23mb animated gif file? Doesn’t everyone have broadband anyway? I was convinced to cut most of them out but I left a few in there for my own enjoyment.
‘Tis the season for leaks, isn’t it? Following up with the exposé of The LEGO Movie and Super Heroes sets, today we are treated with the January 2015 wave of LEGO Star Wars. We initially found the images on Toy Ark and they claim they were “released” by LEGO but we all know that’s a lie. It was either them or the usual suspect, Just2good from Eurobricks, just leaking things all over the place like a bad diaper on a baby. In any case, the full set of images in no particular order are after the jump.