When I saw Mofo Jones’ post in this thread this morning regarding the status of the 10198 Tantive IV set it reminded me of something I saw last week. The Creative Brick Company has been busy playing in the virtual world of LEGO and have put together a fantastic video build of 10019 UCS Rebel Blockade Runner. You can view the video at this link and if you visit their site you’ll also find some virtual Architecture set builds. Watch at your own risk as seeing this vid flow through such an awesome set left me feeling disappointed at missing it.
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Amazon seems to be clearing out some inventory to make room for new stuff. Two price drops you should be aware of: first up is the UCS 10212 Imperial Shuttle for $182, down from $269.99. This is the best price we’ve seen on this set, even better than the Gold Box deal from a few weeks ago. They also have 10198 Tantive IV for $116.99, down from $149.99, a 22% discount. And finally, for LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean fans, 4183 The Mill is more than half off, $17.99, down from $39.99, a 55% discount.
LEGO S@H is trying to sweeten the deal for September by offering some free swag with some of their higher end Star Wars Sets.
- Anakin Skywalker, Thi-Sen and Clone Pilot Magnet Set w/ 10188 Death Star
- Kit Fisto, Bariss Offee, Captain Jag Magnet Set w/ 10195 Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker
- Anakin Skywalker, Ashoka Tano and Senate Commando Magnet Set w/ 10198 Tantive IV
- C3P-O Key Chain w/ 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter
With 50 bonus VIP points and FREE shipping on any or all of these sets (big spender), maybe it’s enough to push you over the edge. Or were you planning on waiting with your fingers crossed hoping for double VIP points in October, but possibly missing out on the FREE shipping? Tick Tock.
Amazon.com has discounted 10198 Tantive IV down to $129 (MSRP $149.99). With no tax to most states and free shipping, this is one of the better deals you’ll find on this set. Granted, it’s nothing like the BOGO deal they had during the last holidays, but better than no discount.
TRU online and in store is having a BOGO 50% off sale for the next 4 days, June 15 through June 18. Free shipping applies to orders $100 or more. Also, there’s an in-store offer of a free LEGO Creator 30022 MINI Lighthouse set with your LEGO purchase of $30 or more.
The ad, shown above, has an asterisk next to the text so some restrictions may apply, but it is not detailed on the online version of the ad. So far, the BOGO discount applies to LEGO Star Wars items as well. Just be aware of the TRU’s markup over MSRP as that will cut into any potential savings. Still, aside from the Death Star Set, the rest of the big guns are showing up as in stock such as 10215 Obi-wan’s Jedi Starfighter, 10198 Tantive IV, and 10212 Imperial Shuttle.
It’s a shame we’re no longer part of their affiliate program.
… which actually starts May 3rd, which is kind of odd if you ask me. Why not start May 4th and continue to May 5th?
Anyways, got the official word about LEGO Shop@Home’s promotions for the unofficial Star Wars Day quasi-holiday.
First up is a FREE exclusive Shadow ARF Trooper minifigure with a purchase of $75 or more in LEGO Star Wars products from LEGO Shop@Home or LEGO Brand Retail. You’ll also score FREE shipping if you shop online.
Next is a FREE LEGO Star Wars poster commemorating 10 years of LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector sets, picture below.
And the rumors were true: for North American customers only, with every purchase, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing for a 1st Edition 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. The 1st edition run came with a numbered certificate.
You get 10% off these sets:
and 20% off these:
May the force be with you. And may your wallets and spouses forgive you.
I’m extremely happy to report the final donation numbers to the FBTB Charity Drive. In total, we’ve received 1,195 donations. Like last year, FBTB will cover the fees that Paypal ding’s each donation, so I’ll be making a final contribution of $2,390 to Child’s Play.
Now, before I announce the raffle winners, I just want thank everyone again who donated $2, $10, $100, or whatever amount you donated. Every dollar counts and will go a long way to help children in need. Being a new(ish) father myself, my perspective on life has changed a lot. I can’t imagine what parents must be going through when their child is sick and hospitalized. Gift shopping is probably the last thing on their minds, and this is where Child’s Play steps up to the plate, by providing gifts to those sick kids. The holidays is all about giving, and your collective generosity means a lot. Thank you.
So, with all that being said, let’s reveal the winners!
Update: The 10198 Tantive IV is down to $139 again, but who knows for how long. Thanks, ufjason, for the tip.
Some noteworthy deals on Amazon:
Their BOGO 50% page is still up and running, and prices continue to drop on some items, such as:
- LEGO Prince of Persia 7572 Quest Against Time is down to $29, down from MSRP of $49.99.
- 7597 Western Train Chase is now down to $58. $2 less than our last mention.
- I had posted before about 8087 TIE Defender being on sale for $39. I didn’t know that it qualified for the BOGO 50% deal as well.
- I didn’t spot this before but they have a few Power Functions items in the BOGO list too: 8884 Power Functions IR RX , 8870 Power Functions Light, and 8871 Power Functions Extension Wire 20″.
- And of course, they still have 10198 Tantive IV and 10197 Fire Brigade on their BOGO list and still in stock if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet.
Not on BOGO but the following items are seeing a pretty nice discount: