Yesterday was a breath of fresh air, will today be even better?
We posted about some Star Wars deals early in the week, with Target applying some discounts depending on what you spend. That sale, combined with 75105 Millennium Falcon, gets this set into some incredibly low territory (the ~$80 range, depending, with the coupon). I generally liked the set, and it is close to the end of its life, so now is the time to grab it if you’ve been waiting.
This set is actually in the backlog of reviews that I need to go write up and process, but I’ll give you all a little bit of spoilers: I liked it (and my daughter loooooves it). It’s one of the pricier Super Hero sets out there, but delivers a whole lot of unique figures and play features in the package, and makes for a good display piece. Seeing it on a discount right before Christmas is huge, and you can get it through Target.com and use Store Pickup if you need a last minute gift idea. I’d suggest grabbing one before all of the LEGO sets vanish in the week leading up to Christmas. Since this is Target, Red Card holders also get an additional discount on top of this too.
Go buy 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle at Target.com before this offer is gone!
I haven’t anticipated a CMF release since… I don’t know when but The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure Series had me giddy like it was 1999.
So let’s get some non-character specific notes of interest out of the way. First off, there are 20 different figures in the assortment, the most out of any line so far edging out the Disney’s line of 18 by two. And since there are 60 figures a in box, you get a nice even distribution of three of each figures to make three complete sets. Thank God. When I was halfway going through the box I was afraid that LEGO might have done something dumb and included 4 of one and 2 of another for some illogical reason. So one 60-count box will net you three full sets for easy splitting and sharing.
Now, I went into this review completely blind, no pun intended. I don’t know what the official names are for some of these characters so I just made it up as I went along. I think it was more fun this way. I’m sure there’s a list out there that has the names and whatnot but maybe I was just lazy ’cause other than asking the gents in our chat room, I didn’t really have time to google. So you’ll have to forgive me for any inaccuracies that may arise.
Out of the 20 figures, there are a total of just 6 Batman figures, which seems criminally low. And I’ll just say this now to get it out of the way: I still don’t like how they did the Batman cowl with the weird bandana print over forehead. The minifig head is pretty useless with that bandana, especially now that they are starting to print eye patterns over a colored background. There are very few hair pieces that can cover it up making it’s utility strictly limited to just Batman minifigs. They should have done a double-sided printed head so that the cowl-friendly face is on one side and a regular minifig expression on the other thereby doubling its usefulness. I’ve griped about it before and I suppose in someone’s mind it’s too late to make any changes to an already established design pattern but they’ve done it multiple times before with Star Wars figures. People cry and whine about the change but life goes on. Anyway, they probably could have filled a whole set of just batsuits but I understand the need to get certain characters out there without sticking everyone into every set. If The LEGO Movie series was any indication though, there will be a couple that probably could have been skipped without anyone really noticing.
This is an exhaustive review. So you might need to get a coffee, schedule a bio break, or take a nap in the middle of it. I’m not saying I did any of those things while writing it. Nope, no sirree Bob. And with that, let’s get right to it.
I’m ready for a change of scenery, hopefully day 15 will provide.
I figure there will be a lot of discussion about this one today, so I figured we could use an official thread for it. Remember that we have a great [spoiler][/spoiler] tag on the forums… but assume that everything you see below this post is going to be spoiler-tastic. So if you don’t want them… you’d best hit the back button now.
Let’s see what the end of two full weeks will bring us. More of the same, or something better.
Odds are we’re still in prequel territory, but are we almost done or only halfway through?
Amazon has a selection of Ideas sets on sale with discounts ranging from 13-20% off.
The Big Bang Theory and Doctor Who are out of stock at Shop.LEGO.com and are listed as retiring soon. Maze is also listed as retiring soon and is out of stock at Amazon. WALL•E is retiring soon, out of stock at LEGO [email protected], but is still available through Amazon for regular retail price of $59.99. If there is room in your collection/budget for just one Ideas set, it should be WALL•E.
Yesterdays AAT signalled the coming of the droids, are you ready?