Amazon chases down Toys’R’Us’s discount prices once again and offers 10188 Death Star at a 10% discount, down to $359.99. They are also offering a similar price break on 10221 Super Star Destroyer for $359.99. These sets typically don’t see much of a discount, if any at all, so picking it up from Amazon is definitely the way to go right now. Free shipping and no tax to most states including California, at least for the next 5 days, will net you an even bigger savings.
At last, the sale you’ve all been waiting for is finally here.
Okay maybe not.
But I can now announce the official LEGO Shop@Home May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th sale details. Only two high ticket items are marked down 20% (10212 Imperial Shuttle and 10221 Super Star Destroyer) while the rest of the items on the list enjoy a 10% markdown. Think old sets and keychains and magnets. Full list below. Don’t forget, though, that there are additional incentives to shop:
» FREE standard shipping if your order is $75 or more!
» FREE TC-14 minifigure if your order is $75 or more (while supplies last)!
» FREE LEGO R2-D2 poster (while supplies last)!
» VIP points!
Also, while not on sale, 10225 R2-D2 is brand new to the shop and that alone will get you the additional incentives listed above. Now onto the list:
The latest issue of HispaBricks has hit the web and volume 12 has some nice articles you just may be interested in. Aside from the cover story about Mike (!snap!) Doyle and his remarkable derelict houses, you’ll find an interesting article on Legotron’s quest to build his own UCS Sentinel Class Imperial landing craft and Tony (SavaTheAggie) Sava’s fantastic trains. There’s even a story about HispaBrick’s own participation in CIFICOM, the 1st convention of Cinema, Fiction, Collectables and Merchandising ever held in Madrid on October 8-9th. Due to the nature of the event, they stuck with Star Wars, Harry Potter, Spider-man and Indiana Jones for their displays and even did their own colaborative Super Star Destroyer build. Great minds and all that.
You can download the new issue buy heading over to their website here and be sure to show them some love, 12 issues and counting and it’s still free to enjoy. Thanks folks!
One of the highlights of our booth was a speed build of 10221 Super Star Destroyer. I shot a time lapse video of the build at 1 frame per second and stitched it all together in the video above. This was the first known attempt at a speed build for this set. We set the world record at 1 hour, 31 minutes, and 38 seconds. The table we were building on was not ideal. So we had to borrow some space from another table, that’s why the main build of the ship disappears off camera for a few minutes. In hindsight, the main build should have been on the side of the table closest to the camera for a better view of the progress. Oh well. There’s always next year.
I took a handful of shots of other merchandise at the show, choosing to focus on Star Wars themed items. But now that I think of it, I should have taken more photos of other products. It’s really a great show, centered around the artist and the art they create. I highly suggest making an effort to go next year. We’ll be there again for sure.
Just a friendly reminder that Designer Con is happening tomorrow at the Pasadena Convention Center from 10am to 5pm. You can buy tickets online for $5 bucks or pay $7 at the door. FBTB will be there hosting a speed build of 10221 Super Star Destroyer at 1pm. OneLUG will also be there with their Last March of the Ents diorama which has to be seen in person. Pictures do not convey the scope of the project at all. Other members of LUGOLA will also be in attendance showing off various MOCs. Come by, say hi, and check out the rest of the designer art toy show while you’re there.
If you’re looking for something to do next Saturday November 5th, and you live in, around, or near the Los Angeles or Pasadena area or somewhere in between, come check out Designer Con at the Pasadena Convention Center from 10am to 5pm. “Now in its sixth year, Designer Con, is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!” If you’re into vinyl art toys, this is a show you can’t miss. FBTB will be there with our giant Star Wars Celebration IV LEGO Star Wars mural along with members of OneLug and their Last March of the Ents display. Other fellow LUGOLA members will also be present showing off their latest and greatest MOCs. FBTB will also be sponsoring a speed build event of 10221 Super Star Destroyer at 1:00pm. Tickets are only $5 online or $7 at the door. Just look for the giant tower to find us. Stop by and say hi! For more details, check out the Designer Con website.
Right now through 4:59pm EST September 18, 2011, you can score free shipping on all orders $75 or more through LEGO Shop@Home. Also, for the entire month of September, you’ll get an extra 50 VIP points if you spend $75 or more. Those are some pretty nice incentives to pick up the latest new releases, such as:
It’s the biggest set of the year and as far as I can tell, 10221 Super Star Destroyer is available in most regions serviced by LEGO’s Shop@Home website. So, do you drop the 399.99 US/499.99 CAD/399.99 EUR/349.99 GBP (and tax in some regions) now or wait for free shipping? Can you resist the temptation of Dengar?
LEGO updated their Shop@Home site by adding a page 10221 Super Star Destroyer. It’s marked as “Coming Soon on null” which is obviously a database error. The real on-sale date is scheduled for September 1 but if history shows a pattern, it may show up a few days earlier than that.
Brickish Association member drdavewatford has posted part 2 of his review of 10221 Super Star Destroyer. Chock full of pics, he goes over the construction process and lays down his final verdict at the end. A good read and gives you a really good idea of what to expect if you’re planning on purchasing and building this set.
If you’re in the Leicester, UK area for the weekend and want to check out the set itself, you should attend the show that the Brickish Association is putting on. There isn’t a whole lot of info on their site, but if you need the address you can find it at the National Space Centre website. I wish I could attend the event myself; I’d love to see the gallery of UCS models.