Amazon is applying a pretty hefty discount to 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle, 38% off to be exact. The current sale price is just $61.99, down from $99.99 MSRP. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this set, and at that price, you should get two and make a complete bridge.
I received a mailer in my mailbox today from LEGO [email protected] detailing the upcoming May the 4th sale. The most exciting thing about the sale is the above-pictured buildable R2-D2 figure. That thing of beauty is free with a $50 purchase of LEGO Star Wars items while supplies last, natch, and I’m guessing that supplies won’t last very long.
You’ll also get double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars items you purchase during the sale from May 4th through May 7th. Although the mailer doesn’t specify the exact sets, it does say that select LEGO Star Wars items will be on sale. We will be posting any details as soon as we learn more.
And lastly, the gorgeous new UCS set 75144 Snowspeeder officially goes on sale on May 4th. The 1700+ piece set comes with two minifigs and improves upon the original’s design in many ways. The price is $199.99.
Stay tuned for more sales news the closer we get to the date and FBTB thanks you for your support.
Yes, she is a big one.
Standing at just over 1m tall (that’s a little over 3 feet for us yanks), LEGO Ideas newest entry from their crowd-sourced platform is 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V. Designed by saabfan, the project reached the minimum 10,000 supporters way back in November of 2015 and was revealed as an official set back in June of 2016. Now, a year after that reveal, you’ll finally be able to purchase the Apollo Saturn V set starting on June 1, 2017. The set includes 1,969 pieces and will set you back just $119.99 USD. Call me crazy but that seems dirt cheap. The number 1969 is also significant in that it was the year of the first moon landing. I may not be a smart man but I’m thinking that is more than just a coincidence.
Some details that I geeked out over:
– The rocket includes separate display stands so that all three stages of the rocket can be displayed horizontally simultaneously.
– The lunar lander actually fits inside the Apollo spacecraft.
– Three astronaut microfigs are included.
You can read the full press release below after the picture dump.
21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!
Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.
• Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
• The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
• Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
• Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
• Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
• This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
• Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.
Along with the DUPLO sets, LEGO is also revealing a bevy of Juniors sets as part of the Cars 3 merch onslaught. While there may not be any official System level sets, this is as close as it’s going to get. But that’s just fine with me. Normally, the sets in the Juniors line feature easier builds and fewer piece counts than System sets but this actually works in the Cars 3 line’s favor. The scenery you build is essentially background noise and it allows the real stars of the sets to shine through: the cast of characters. The vehicle builds have not changed since the first series of Cars sets, so they will fit right alongside those vehicles. The smaller builds also reduces the chances that LEGO will repeat the mistakes of the past and make sets that are wholly inaccurate to the source material. So yes, I’m actually looking forward to these sets to complete my Cars universe. The most expensive set weighs in at $34.99 so collecting the series won’t break the bank. Thank you, LEGO!
Set names, prices, pictures, and product descriptions are below the fold.
LEGO reveals their newest Creator set in their unofficial fairgrounds line, 10257 Carousel. Boasting an impressive piece count of 2,670, 10257 Carousel will cost you $199 USD and will be available starting on June 1. I missed out in the very first carousel set, 10196 Grand Carousel, so I am glad they are releasing another one. And while this one is smaller with less pieces than its predecessor, it won’t cost me an arm, a leg, and a kidney to get it, just an arm.
More pictures, the designer video, and the official press release below the fold.
Cars 3 will be in theaters on June 16, 2017. I am hoping this movie will redeem the series after that steaming pile known as Cars 2 was. The story seems to be refocused back onto the main protagonist from the first film, Lightning McQueen, so it’s got that going for it, which is nice. But the realism seen in the teaser trailer is gone, perhaps maybe it was from a dream sequence. In any case, I’ll be taking my kids to see this one.
It’s been a while since our last contest, and with Star Wars Days coming up we thought it a good time to get the ball rolling again. The challenge is pretty simple, so to make it interesting we’ve split it into two categories – basically two smaller contests run simultaneously and you’re welcome to enter either or both. Expand the post or check out the forum thread for full details, deadlines, and prizes.
Registration is now open for Star Wars days! I’ll be revealing the goody bags soon as soon as a few other items are confirmed but you should register yourself as soon as possible. We will be capping registrations once it gets too full so the sooner you’re in, the better.
We are also announcing the themes! There are five different themes you can build towards:
Rogue One Vignettes
Build a scene from the latest movie on a square base of 16×16 studs with minimal overhang. These will be arranged chronologically to hopefully show off the whole movie in vig format, as we’ve done in previous years for other films.
A New Hope
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the film that started it all. Build anything you’d like relating to episode 4 before it was episode 4. Vignettes, full scenes, starfighters, mosaics… everything is welcome.
Microfighters are those little ride-on ships Lego has come out with in recent years. Sort of chibi-fied looking with minifig pilots. Midi-scale is a nebulous size range that’s bigger than micro-scale, but smaller than minifig scale. Check out official sets 8099 and 7778 for the general idea and this hangar scene by Sparkart from a few years ago.
General Star Wars MOCs
Everything else that doesn’t fit in those categories above is covered by this, but be sure it’s related to Star Wars seeing as this is a Star Wars specific event.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 14, 2017
Today’s the Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration, which means it’s another chance to retweet and win the Celebration LEGO exclusive set, Detention Block Rescue. For record, FBTB is not the ones giving the set away, it’s the LEGO Group. Retweet the above tweet to enter.