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Ace Kim | December 6th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 6: ???

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I have a good feeling about this one…

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Ace Kim | December 5th, 2014 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Walmart Restocks Benny’s Spaceship For $80

If you keep missing Amazon’s restocks on Benny’s Spaceship, you might be able to score one from Walmart.com. They currently have it in stock for immediate shipping to your home or pick up at local store. Obviously the free shipping to your home would be the better deal but maybe you have a car battery, a fishing rod, bullets and some underpants on your shopping list as well, so a trip to the store may not be such a waste. Act fast, cause these will likely sell out.

Thanks to Mars Needs LEGO for the tip.

Ace Kim | December 5th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 5: ???

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The anticipation is torturous.

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Nick Martin | December 4th, 2014 | News, Site News

The (Mostly-Unofficial) Annual FBTB Gift Exchange

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It’s that festive time of year again, with too many bargains, music that you get sick of too fast, and the urge to smack anyone with a bell (or is that just me?)… and that means it’s once again our annual gift exchange. This is an official, but mostly unofficial, thing that’s put on by members of our forums, and is open to any registered members. Like anything that goes on in our Buy/Sell/Trade forum, we don’t take any responsibility for things that went wrong, but generally, we have good members and there have been a lot of decent stuff swapped over the years. We’re a bit slow on the ball getting this out, but there are still a couple of days to sign up if you’re interested.

Full details are below!

Details and conditions
1) Deadline is DECEMBER 6 at 11:59 PM Central time to participate, then I figure out who sends to whom and I post it here.

2) To participate, simply post in here. Please specify: a) the country you live in; b) if you will ship within your country or internationally. And please, try to be logical about where you’re willing to ship. If you live in the USA, shipping locally won’t cause that much of a problem for the drawing. But if you live in Greenland, you might end up shipping something to yourself ;).

3) Once the drawing is done and you know who you’re sending to, you must send a set, a MOC or parts worth approximately 10-15 $/£/€ to that person. Please don’t go all cheap and dump off your stash of say, unused Battle Droids on an unsuspecting person. Instead, look at the posts of the person and figure out what he/she is in to and what might make your gift really special.

4) Expect the same from the person drawn to send to you.

5) Ideally, since it’s a X-Mas exchange, everybody should be getting a package in the mail by Christmas, but experience tells us that it is not always possible. I will follow up with all participants to check if items have been sent and/or received.

6) Don’t put your name down if you cannot afford to participate or are just trying to score free LEGO without sending some out too. Anyone who participates but doesn’t send their side should expect to receive a negative feedback on the Straight Shooters list, with all the consequences that might result from this.

On the flip side, all who do receive their gifts are encouraged to post positive feedback on the SSL, as this exchange is considered by all means a trade made through this forum.

In other words, be a responsible adult about this, even if you’re not there chronologically.

7) People who agree to participate and then wuss out or don’t send their side will be publicly called out on here. I also reserve the right to give them silly nicknames and virtually laugh at them whenever I get the chance.

8) When you do receive your gift (and you will XD), please post here so I can keep track.

 

Ace Kim | December 4th, 2014 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

Benny’s Back For $80

This deal is back on: Amazon has 70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship! Building Set for $80. This is also Walmart’s in-store price but why bother dealing with Walmart for holiday shopping when you can get it delivered to your door for free.

Ace Kim | December 4th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 4: ???

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For three days in a row now, we’ve been treated to (or punished with depending on how you feel) builds based on the Clone Wars. Will today be any different?

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Ken Robichaud | December 3rd, 2014 | Sales News

ThinkGeek: 20% off $50, 25% off $100, 30% off $150+ Sitewide

ThinkGeek is ramping up for the holiday season with this nice discount of 20% OFF $50, 25% OFF $100, 30% OFF $150+ orders for today and tomorrow. Use the code SURPRISE to access this offer until 11:59pm tomorrow and don’t forget the free shipping threshold of $75. Ace was having difficulty getting it to register on top of the deal, so you may have to call customer service for manual intervention.

I don’t shop with them often due to the shipping/customs charges to Canada, but sometimes I just can resist. As always, we thank you for supporting the site with the click through if you’re so inclined to take advantage of this deal on ThinkGeek’s nerdy wares. Happy shopping!

Ace Kim | December 3rd, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 3: ???

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Okay, okay, I admit: in my attempts to keep things spoiler-free yesterday, I totally boned it and spoiled it in the title of the post. So, how’s that saying go? Second time’s the charm? Let’s give it another go.

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Ace Kim | December 2nd, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 2

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So, we’ve received some comments about not posting the advent daily reveal so early in the morning and while I don’t think this was an issue in prior years, we’re here to please. Starting today, we’ll just post the counter image up top and post the reveal after the jump. This should make everyone happy.

Now, back to business.

Ace Kim | December 2nd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

TRU.com Has Rocket Raccoons

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If you are unable to find the Rocket Raccoon polybag at your local Toys’R’Us stores because either someone went and bought them all or your local store is hundreds of miles away, then you should be happy to know that the Toys’R’Us website has the polybag set for immediate shipping. Cost is $4.99 each. There’s a limit of 4 per order and right now TRU will ship LEGO sets for free so at most you’ll just pay tax on top of that if applicable.