Walmart.com has updated their pre-order pages for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game. The listings now show Iron Patriot as a pre-order bonus. You must order a console version of the game in order to get the figure so Nintendo DS and 3DS fans are out of luck. Xbox 360 ($49.96), PS3 ($49.96), and Wii U ($49.96) games qualify. Walmart lists the ship date as 12/31/2013, but everywhere else lists 10/31/2013 so I’m unsure when you can actually expect to get your minifig plus video game accessory.
Remember the episode, The Pulverizer? Of course you do! It was the episode where the Shellraiser made it’s debut. It was also the episode where the turtles meet their biggest fan, the Pulverizer. Well this week’s new episode is called Pulverizer Returns. The plot is listed as follows:
When Shredder plans to create an army of mutants, the Turtles must rely on the help of the Pulverizer.
And in case your DVR didn’t pick up on it, the show has been moved to Saturdays at 11:00am on NICK instead of the Friday night 7:00pm slot.
The second set of the series 3 planets is basically a wrap up of the final scene from Episode II. If you only watch the films, you many remember this ship from your “Hey, that kinda looks like a Star Destroyer… neat” moment. Though it’s really more of a Star Annoyer at best, so let’s see how it shapes up as a set.
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Below is the list of LEGO Star Wars items on sale at LEGO Shop@Home for May 4th and 5th. I would assume that the sale starts sometime tonight, like may 9pm Pacific/12midnight Eastern. The only really notable item for sale would be 10227 B-wing Starfighter at a whopping 50% off. The last UCS set to hit this kind of sale price early on its lifetime was 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter and we all know how bad that set sucked. The B-wing isn’t nearly as terrible as that set but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the canopy piece that is common to both sets is cursed. Price of 10227 is $99.99 and you get the following bonuses with every Shop@Home order that qualifies for the next two days:
- FREE Delivery on all orders of $50 or more.
- FREE Exclusive Han Solo minifigure with LEGO Star Wars™ orders of $75 or more (while supplies last).
- FREE limited edition Star Wars™ Yoda poster with all orders (while supplies last).
Most everything else is 10% off unless you’ve been saving up and waiting for a good time to load up on keychains. Now would be that time as they are 20% off.
Also, as a reminder, in case it hasn’t been drilled into you by now, though not on sale, 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter goes on sale tomorrow. Price for that seet is $199 with free shipping, free Han Solo exclusive, and free Yoda Chronicles poster.
These deals are good for both US and CA customers. Enjoy:
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I didn’t realize this until just now, but the dates for the May the 4th sales promo for LEGO Shop@Home is different between the US/CA and UK. The UK sale started today, May 3rd. other than 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter going on sale, there isn’t a whole lot of other notable discounts. Most hover around the 10-15% range, with the planet Series 2 sets topping out at 30%. You might find something you like below. Deals are good both online and in store. US Deals will be forthcoming:
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Tomorrow, May the 4th, is the unofficial Star Wars holiday and also the day that 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter goes on sale. We’ve been highlighting this set since May 1 offering our in-depth reviews and analyses. Without out a doubt, this is a fine set and there are few other early reviews out there in the wild if you still haven’t made up your mind.
Some details have emerged about obtaining the Jor-El minifig we reported on earlier this week. This post on Eurobricks shows the June store calendar with Jor-El displayed as one of the highlighted items. It will be a LEGO Brand Retail promotion and the only way to get it is to make a purchase in store or at LEGO Shop@Home for $75 or more. There’s nothing listed about the purchase requiring Super Heroes sets, so any purchase should net you the minifigure. Offer is good from June 1-25 or while supplies last.
There is one other item of interest on the calendar. On Wednesday June 19, they will be hosting a special in-store building event where you can build the Man of Steel. This is in addition to their regular Monthly Mini Build. Build event is open to kids age 6-14 only and limited to approximately 150 per store.
And finally, on Friday June 22, the monthly LEGO Club meeting will be DC Super Heroes themed.
I finally got around to finishing up the time lapse video. Side note: there seems to be an ever so slight zoom shift on either the focus or the metering, so the picture may start to stutter in a way. I’ll have to try manual focus next time. The exposure seemed pretty even though so I think I figured out the metering issue I had with my other video. Also, I need to figure out a better angle. Anyways, there were a total of 11,117 photos shot at 1 frame/second, compressed down to about 3 minutes of video. Our sample sets didn’t come with book 3, so this was shot over two different days once we finally got the last set of instruction.
Back when Lego started making Star Wars sets I was still in my “dark age” so I missed out on a lot of the early releases. Even by 2000, when the original UCS X-wing came out, I still wasn’t ready to throw that kind of money at a single set. After a few years of re-embracing the hobby I wound up paying a good deal more for a used second hand kit, worrying that if I didn’t pick one up then I would only face higher prices down the line. I never got around to building it but I was satisfied to have it on standby. Fast forward to last February and the new Red Five announcement. Suddenly that old set I had for the most part forgotten about became relevant again. Like everyone else I was surprised to see Lego redesigning such a large model, and curious how they’d stack up against each other. With that in mind, Ace managed to procure a copy of the new set for me on the condition that I would review both at the same time. So. Here we are.
It seems like a lifetime ago when I first saw the very first Ultimate Collector Series set, 7191 X-wing Fighter, on the Toys’R'Us shelf. The silver printed X-wing on a black box looked so slick and looked nothing like the other LEGO sets on the shelf. I was swooning over it and without a second thought bought it, took it home, and built it in a day. And it was awesome. I proudly displayed it on my shelf along with the other UCS set that came out that year, 7181 TIE Interceptor, for many, many years. Fast forward a few years later, and it’s time to pack up our tiny apartment and move into a house and with the amount of LEGO I had at the time, it was no easy feat. Unfortunately, the X-wing along with a bunch of other sets on display had to be taken apart with little time to do it, so I tore it apart and stuffed it inside a couple of Ziploc bags and then stuffed the bags inside a box where they remain to this day. I never bothered to rebuild it for a couple of reasons. It needed and still needs some serious cleaning, and the condition of the stickers was in bad shape. The stickers that LEGO used back then disintegrated over time due to some combination of age, heat, and dust. Try and peel them off and you would regret that action for they would break apart into tiny little pieces and once those pieces got on your fingers, they were really difficult to get off. Surprisingly, the one sticker that survived was the familiar UCS information label. So there it sits in a state of decomposition in box in my office a few feet away from me. Fast forward a few years later, and here we are today on the eve of an epic remake about to be released to the public. Ultimate Collector Series 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter is a re-engineered UCS 7191 X-wing Fighter. LEGO has re-released and re-designed several sets before, but this is the first time a UCS set is getting the recycle treatment. There are many fans who fell into the hobby too late and covet the set so much so that it commands a pretty high aftermarket value, ringing up at around $800 at my last check a few weeks ago. So this remake may be welcomed with open arms and smaller budgets, but with 13 years of a legacy to go up against, how does the newer version stack up?