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Ace Kim | July 11th, 2016 | LEGO Disney, News

LEGO Announces 71040 The Disney Castle

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Following up on the massive leak over the weekend, The LEGO Group sent over the official assets for their next D2C set, 71040 The Disney Castle. When I first saw the images, I mistakenly assumed the set was going to be called “Cinderella’s Castle” then became puzzled when I saw the minifig selection since it didn’t include Cinderella. But it all makes sense now that I know it’s called “The Disney Castle”. The Disney Castle set comes with five minifigs: Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Mickey, and Tinkerbell, all of which are new except Donald. He looks to be exactly the same as the one released with the CMF series.

The castle is chock full of Disney details and is sure to please any Disney fan, young or old, assuming they have the funds to get it. The set will go on sale on September 1, 2016 for the whopping price of $349.99 USD. Look for VIP Eary Bird Access in mid-August.

View more images and the full press release below. No designer

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Ace Kim | July 8th, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

LEGO To Debut Red Hulk Sets At Comic Con

76078 Hulk vs. Red Hulk

Update: LEGO sent over a hi-res image. Click here or on the picture above.

The Hollywood Reporter posted some images of new sets that will make their debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The sets will feature a She-Hulk minifigure as well as a Red She-Hulk minifigure and a Red Hulk bigfig. Like the Mighty Micro sets that were revealed previously, the 375 piece set will not be on sale at the show and is just a preview of what’s to come in the January 2017 assortment. The set will retail for $59.99. We will be posting photos the day it hits the show floor.

via THR

Ace Kim | July 7th, 2016 | Sales News, Star Wars

Clones Wars Collection Seasons 1-5 Blu-ray For $44 From Amazon UK

Like the Clone Wars? Amazon UK is offering the complete Clone Wars collection on Blu-ray for just $44 shipped. This is a region-free set which will work with any Blu-ray player. The current price for the collection is listed at £34.99, which drops down to £29.16 after you sign in, proceed through checkout, and select a U.S. based address. Select Standard Shipping for an additional £3.08, and your final price is £32.24, which converts to just $43.46 USD. This price is about 33% cheaper than the same set offered from Amazon Marketplace at $65.48. Unfortunately, the box set does not include “The Lost Missions”, the 13 episodes that were completed prior to Disney killing off the series after the purchase of Lucasfilm. To complete your collection, Amazon US has The Lost Missions available for $24.96.

Ace Kim | July 7th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Walmart Discounts UCS TIE Fighter by 30%, Now $139.99

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Walmart put a huge discount discount on 75095 TIE Fighter set. It is sitting pretty at $139.99. That’s a whopping 30% discount off of the MSRP of $199.99. You get free shipping or free store pick-up to boot.

Amazon usually price matches, but their listing still shows the regular price as of this writing.

This iconic ship received a coveted 5-star rating by Nick last year in his review. Having built mine recently, I must agree. It is quite a spectacular piece and better than the (now discontinued) UCS Red 5 X-wing Fighter.

Thanks go to Mos Eisley for the tip.

Ace Kim | July 1st, 2016 | LEGO Ghostbusters, Sales News

LEGO [email protected] Update: Lower Free Shipping Minimum, Bonus Points, Ecto-1 & 2 Now Available,

There are a couple of LEGO [email protected] updates you should know about.

First up is that they are now offering free shipping with a lower purchase threshold: just $35 dollars! And that’s in both US and CA dollars! That should make shopping there a little more convenient.

Next up is a bonus offer of 500 VIP points. All you need to do is purchase 70751 Temple of Airjitzu to get those points. The temple costs $199.99, so getting another 500 points on top is even better than getting it on a Double VIP points day and who knows when the next time that’s going to happen. 500 points translates to $35 on a future shopping trip. You’ll need to be a VIP member to get those points, natch.

And finally, in terms of new sets for sale, LEGO Ghostbusters 75828 Ecto-1 & 2 ($59.99) and LEGO Creator 10253 Big Ben ($249.99) are both for sale. The new Ecto-1 features an improved design over the LEGO Ideas set in that the interior has room to seat four minifigs. Amazon has the Ecto-1 & 2 for sale at the same price as well.

If you’re wanting the Ecto-1 with the original cast from the ’80s movie, that set is still available: LEGO Ideas 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

Ace Kim | July 1st, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

LEGO Dimensions Sonic Minifigure Revealed

This is kind of a bad angle but it’s best it’s gonna get. The above picture was shared by Mark Warburton of TT Games and posted on NintendoLife. Sonic was revealed as a Dimensions license in the E3 reveal video at the very end, snatching The One Ring away from Gollum. Despite using The One Ring element in the video, here he has the life preserver element as his accessory. This may still be a prototype and the final version may differ. He is not part of the wave 1 assortment so this is a very early look at one of the future waves in the second year of Dimensions.

You can pre-order all of first wave of the second year of LEGO Dimensions from Amazon right now.

via NintendoLife

Ace Kim | July 1st, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

New Marvel Mighty Micros Revealed, Thanos Debuts

iron man vs thanos

Yahoo News posted images of the new Mighty Micros sets for Marvel Super Heroes. Of note, this marks the debut of Thanos as a non bigfig figure despite its short legs. Spider-Man gets a second set with Scorpion as his enemy this time; I guess they just throw arachnids at each other for weapons. And I’m pretty sure that’s a new helmet element for Iron Man.

Like the DC sets revealed in our last post, these will be previewed at San Diego Comic Con but won’t be available for purchase until the January 2017 wave is for sale.

spider-man vs scorpion

wolverine vs magneto

Ace Kim | June 29th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

New DC Mighty Micros Revealed, Doomsday, Killer Moth, And Bizarro Debut

Wonder Woman vs Doomsday

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting on new DC Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets. The sets are based on the big three from DC: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman going up against villains Bizarro, Killer Moth, and Doomsday, respectively. This will be the first time that Doomsday and Bizarro will be made available at retail, albeit with short legs. All three sets will be shown at the LEGO booth at San Diego Comic Con but won’t be for sale until January 2017.

Superman vs Bizarro
Batman vs Killer Moth

via THR

Nick Martin | June 28th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75092 Naboo Starfighter

75092 Naboo Starfighter Full Set

I’m pretty sure my feelings about Episode I as a movie are fairly well established around here. Spoiler alert… not good. That being said, one of the things I think that Episode I did fairly well was setting up a lot of interesting and fairly unique designs, especially compared to some of the stuff we got later. Naboo was simply gorgeous, with an aesthetic that was fairly diverse and definitely unique compared to the rest of Star Wars that we saw.The Naboo starfighter was an fairly interesting ship, that unfortunately only a player for about 10 minutes in the movie (though spread across far longer, because everything was).

We didn’t get to see a whole lot, other than the fact that the Naboo never felt the need to install parental controls, lockout programs, keys, or any sort of protections on their military hardware. Well, that and that they valued style over function big time, what with the sporty paint job and the chrome and leather option. It really matches the rest of the movie in that whole look over purpose… but it also did the look really well. Even though it’s kind of slick, it was a ship I could believe was there more for parade looks than military prowess.  In other words, I’m suggesting that the military on Naboo is made up entirely of Blue Angles pilots. So maybe Anakin really did see an angel.

We’re a bit late on getting around to reviewing this set; I bought it during the May the 4th sales, mostly because it was on sale and I didn’t buy the last version (I have multiples of the one before that, and even the original 1999 version)… mostly because, while I like the ship well enough, as a build and LEGO set, it was always sub-par and fragile. But since there wasn’t a lot else to buy to get above the limit I needed for the VIP set they had, it went on the pile. At $49.99 and 442 pieces, and what feels like somewhere around seventeen million figures (3 minifigs, 3 Battle Droids, R2-D2, and 2 Droidekas), there is probably a lot of value hiding in a set that most of us would overlook just because of the source… but who really needs more yellow parts?

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Ace Kim | June 22nd, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum Set Official Images Courtesy Of Amazon Japan

76060 Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum 1

Amazon Japan listed the above-pictured set, 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, as a tie-in to the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. The listing shows a ship date of August 5, 2016. I took a peek at the LEGO [email protected] page for Marvel Super Heroes. They list the three Spider-Man sets we knew about since Toy Fair scheduled for an August 1 release, but no Doctor Strange set. It could be that the set will be released at a different time here in the U.S. or it could be that there is an official announcement being prepared and Amazon JP just jumped the gun a little. No matter. Dr. Stephen Strange will soon be mine.

76060 Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum 2