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Ace Kim | October 6th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon, Walmart Slightly Discount Some UCS Sets

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LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series sets hardly ever go on sale. Hardly. That being said, both Walmart and Amazon has applied a very slight discount to some of the current Star Wars UCS sets. In all case, the discount is slightly over 10% which should be enough to cover tax and you’ll get free shipping no matter where you buy from.

And unless I’m doing my math wrong, even if you’re LEGO [email protected] VIP member, the slight discount trumps the current Double VIP Points offer. Take for example, the Ewok Village set:

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MSRP: $249.99

[email protected] Price: $249.99
VIP Points earned: 499
Points value: $20, with 99 points leftover

Amazon price: $218.98
Price difference: $31.01

Even if you have at least a point left in your account before the purchase, you’d be able to net $25 at most. [email protected] is also offering the 24-in-1 holiday set, so depending on how you feel about that, it may take the edge on this deal.

Here’s a short list of sets on sale at both Walmart and Amazon:

  • 75095 TIE Fighter $177.00, down from $199.99 – Amazon | Walmart
  • 75059 Sandcrawler $262.98, down from $299.99 – Amazon | Walmart
  • 10236 Ewok Village $218.98, down from $249.99 – Amazon | Walmart
Nick Martin | October 5th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Ghostbusters, Livestreams, News, Reviews

FBTB Live Streaming LEGO Dimensions – SAT @ 8:30 PM CST

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The new year of LEGO Dimensions has hit shelves (well, some of them… I had to ask the clerk at Best Buy to find them for me), and that means that there’s a whole lot of game playing to be had. For our second session, we’re going to crack open the new Ghostbusters Starter Set (and probably sprinkle in a few other new minifigures because we can). Please hop on our Twitch Channel and start chatting with us and your fellow Bothans!

Watch live video from fb2b on www.twitch.tv

Additionally, the playthroughs for the first two levels of the base game, Wizard of Oz and The Simpsons, are available on our YouTube Channel (yes, FBTB has a YouTube Channel; I know, I was surprised too).

Ace Kim | October 5th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

Win Green Arrow, Starter Pack Of Your Choice

LEGO Dimensions is giving away a fan event exclusive Green Arrow and a Starter Pack of your choice by following and commenting their social media messages. On facebook, simply comment on their announcement post for a chance to win. On Instagram, you’ll need to follow @legodimensions and then tag a friend in your comment on their post there. On twitter, you just need to retweet their sweepstakes tweet. Here’s the official rules detailing what needs to be done and what restrictions there are. The entry period closes on October 9, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. Good luck to everyone!

Ace Kim | October 5th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Announces Early Release for DC Super Hero Girls, More Set Images, Batgirl Giveaway At NYCC

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LEGO has shared images for the final three DC Super Hero Girls sets as well as details on release dates and price points. The first three sets, 41230 Batgirl Batjet ($24.99), 41231 Harley Quinn to the Rescue ($29.99), 41232 Super Hero High School ($79.99), will be made available on November 27, 2016 only in North America in time for the holiday season while the last three sets, 41233 Lashina Tank ($14.99), 41234 Bumblebee Helicopter ($14.99), 41235 Wonder Woman Dorm Room ($19.99), will be made available during their regularly scheduled global launch in January 2017. Additional mission-based sets will be launched in August 2017. You can preview the first six sets this weekend at New York Comic Con.

Attending New York Comic Con? The LEGO booth will be alive with giveaways and activities. Every day of the convention, attendees with 4-day, 3-day, or Single Day Fan badges will be eligible to enter a drawing for a Batgirl minidoll at the back of Hall 1E at 12:30pm. One drawing per person per day and the prize will be awarded onsite. This sounds very much like the same process used for the San Diego Comic Con giveaways. Please note the specificity of the badge type; press, exhibitor, professional, and any other non-Fan badge types will most likely not be eligible for the giveaway. I could be wrong but those are the same restrictions that were in effect for their giveaways at San Diego Comic Con.

If you are not attending the show, you will still have a chance to win the giveaway via twitter by following @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGONYCC.

In addition to the Batgirl minidoll giveaway, the LEGO booth will showcase two life-sized models of Supergirl and Harley Quinn and a triptych mosaic of Bumblebee, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl.

The official press release is below.

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LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls Build Powers Brick by Brick for Early Launch in the U.S.

– In Partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment,
New Building Sets, Plus Life-sized LEGO Models of SuperGirl™ and Harley Quinn™
Unveiled at New York Comic Con-

NEW YORK COMIC-CON (October 5, 2016) – LEGO Systems, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today unveiled its first six building sets inspired by the popular DC Super Hero Girls franchise. Featuring a powerful and diverse roster of renowned female DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls building sets engage children’s creativity and imagination to recreate the property’s action-packed, high school based storyline. To leverage the momentum of the franchise this holiday gifting season, the company is advancing availability of three of the six new building sets to hit shelves on November 27, 2016, only in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with the remaining three becoming available during the originally scheduled global launch in January 2017. Additional mission-based building sets will launch globally in August 2017. New York Comic Con attendees are the first to preview the new collection at the LEGO booth #1336 in Hall 3B at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from October 6-9.

“We are really thrilled to bring to life the combination of teamwork, fun and action-packed missions found in this DC Super Hero universe on our LEGO minidoll platform,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group. “The DC Super Hero Girls story translates so well into construction play, inspiring great vehicles and structures with surprising features that, together with the DC Super Hero Girls characters, provide hours of creative building and role play fun.”

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, DC Super Hero Girls provides children with a relatable world filled with aspirational characters, immersive stories and action-packed missions that inspire girls aged 7-10 to be smart, courageous and empowered to be an everyday Super Hero. Centering around some of the most renowned DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains as they learn to develop and harness their super powers at Super Hero High, the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls collection features 11 iconic DC Super Hero Girls characters in LEGO form including: Wonder Woman™, Batgirl™, Supergirl™, Harley Quinn™, Poison Ivy™, Bumblebee™, Flash™, Eclipso™, Lena Luther™, Lashina™ and Mad Harriet™.

“Together with our long-standing partners at the LEGO Group, we’re excited to bring DC Super Hero Girls to life in LEGO form,” said Kelly Gilmore, Senior Vice President of Global Toys for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. ”Capturing these strong, brave and powerful characters and empowering storylines, children around the world can now work on their super building powers as they play and rebuild together with their favorite DC Super Hero characters.”

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ Batjet ($24.99), Harley Quinn™ to the Rescue ($29.99), and Super Hero High School ($79.99) building sets will be available beginning on November 27 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and launch globally in January 2017. Three additional building sets make up the global January launch, including Lashina™ Tank ($14.99), Bumblebee™ Helicopter ($14.99), and Wonder Woman™ Dorm Room ($19.99).

New York Comic Con Activities
In addition to the building sets, fans will be delighted by LEGO Master Builder creations, including life-sized LEGO models of DC Super Hero Girls™ Supergirl™ and Harley Quinn™ standing over 5-feet tall each, plus a massive tryptic LEGO mosaic built from LEGO Bricks featuring DC Super Heroes Bumblee™, Wonder Woman™ and Batgirl™ characters. A LEGO version of DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ will be given away to lucky winners in a daily drawing beginning on Thursday, October 6, starting at 12:30pm ET, while supplies last.

To secure an opportunity to receive the special LEGO DC Super Hero Girls giveaway, show attendees with a 4-Day Fan badge, 3-Day Fan Badge or Single Fan badge should head to the back of Hall 1E for a 12:30pm drawing. There will be one drawing per person, per day. Prizes will be awarded onsite.

Fans who are not attending New York Comic Con have a chance to win the exclusive LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ giveaway via Twitter by following @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGONYCC.

Ace Kim | October 4th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Shares Set Images For The LEGO Batman Movie

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Update: This Wall Street Journal article gives the lowdown on price and availability. Batcave Break-In will retail for $99.99, comes with 1,045 pieces, and will include Batman, the Penguin, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, and two Hench-Penguins. Mr. Freeze Ice Attack will retail for $19.99, comes with 201 pieces, and will include Batman, Mr. Freeze and a security guard. And finally, Arkham Asylum will retail for $149.99, comes with 1,628 pieces, and will include Batman, Robin, Aaron Cash, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Barbara Gordon, Poison Ivy, the Joker, the Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman and two GCPD officers. Arkham Asylum will be a Toys’R’Us exclusive.

If you’ve been wanting more Batman-based LEGO sets, The LEGO Batman Movie will fill the void and LEGO shared images of three sets based on the movie on their Facebook page. They all look like really great sets with a range of characters across them. The Arkham Asylum set alone has 12 minifigs! No other information is available at this time. The LEGO Batman Movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017. I’d imagine these sets will be part of the January wave in order to build hype for the movie.

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Ace Kim | October 4th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

DC Super Hero Girls Hi-res Images, Including Figures

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LEGO sent over the hi-res images of the three sets that they tweeted yesterday. They also included pictures of the character minidolls. With New York Comic Con happening this weekend from Thursday October 6th through Sunday October 9th, there may additional information on this line to come out in the next few days. We will keep our eyes peeled for any news. In the meantime, enjoy the pics below!

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Nick Martin | October 3rd, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Finally Revealed

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LEGO has finally revealed the first three sets in the LEGO DCComics Super Hero Girls theme, which used the Friends mini-dolls and blends with a lot of different product offerings in the Girls theme. It’s kind of shocking that these took so long to show up, since they were first announced in a press release sometime back in 2015. There have been dolls, figures, and dress up toys in the overall theme for over a year now, so LEGO is the last one to the party here.

This is about the best (for my daughter) and worst (for my wallet) development for me. My daughter already has claimed all of my Mighty Micro figures and Friends minidolls, so these will enter into the mix. Sadly, the over-arching theme for the Super Hero Girls is DC-only, so it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see Marvel ones anytime soon. Disney is overly protective of the Princess line, and doesn’t see to realize that some girls want to pretend to be Elsa and Spider-Gwen.

The initial lineup is solid, though there is one very big, Wonder Woman, omission. Lena Luthor is the one I don’t think I’ve seen in the other toys, either, but it’s still a good little mix. I’m especially excited for that Batgirl set, since that looks to be a straight-up swooshable set, which is extremely rare in the Friends lineup.

 

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Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

Official Image of Dimensions Sloth Minifigure Tweeted

@LEGODimensions tweeted out the above picture a couple of hours ago as of this writing of the Sloth minifigure from the upcoming Goonies expansion pack. I for one am relieved and giddy at the fact that they are using an accessory on top of a regular minifig head to for the figure instead of one molded piece. As far as I can tell, there is no release date yet for the Goonies pack but you can bet we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for any updates.

Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

Advent Calendars On Sale, Sadly, Not Star Wars

Speaking of Christmas, if you haven’t picked up an Advent Calendar yet, Amazon is selling the LEGO CITY and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars for 20% off. Each one is $23.99 before any taxes. This matches Toys’R’Us prices for the same sets. Sadly, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is not on sale. Hit the images to go to the products directly.

Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

New Month, New [email protected] Deals

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Now that the Darth Revan feeding frenzy Force Friday has died down, it’s a new month and LEGO [email protected] has some new offers going on that you should know about.

Double VIP Points: It’s double VIP points time! And it’s going on all month long from now until 11:59pm October 31st. Unlike the double points offer yesterday, you’ll get the bonus applied to every order and not just LEGO Star Wars.

Free 24-in-1 Holiday Countdown set: You get this advent calendar-like set automatically added to your cart after $99 worth of items. It’s retail value is $19.99 and it’s a charming little set. The builds appear to be much more substantial than what you would normally get in an advent and there appears to be 24 models in all for every day in December leading up to Christmas. The actual set name and number is 40222 LEGO Christmas Build Up

The free shipping with no minimum offer has expired, so you’ll have to spend at least $35 to qualify for free standard shipping. Check out LEGO [email protected] today!