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Nick Martin | August 16th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Yub nub! Review: 10236 Ewok Village

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There are toys that stand out as “the one” that everyone wanted to own, the toys that define the absolute best of the line. The U.S.S. Flagg or the Defiant from G.I. Joe. Castle Greyskull from He-Man. The classic five from Voltron. Scooter from the Go-Bots (okay, not really, though I will admit to owning one). The original Super Soaker. The Sewer Set from TMNT. Fortress Maximus from Transformers. And the Ewok Village playset by Kenner for Star Wars.

At least this was true in the 80s, which redefined toys from something you played with for a few years to something that will suck away all of your disposable income for the rest of your foreseeable life. Funny how that’s still true with LEGO collecting, especially when LEGO goes and releases the Ewok Village set for a commanding $249.99, evoking both a feeling of nostalgia and mourning for your wallet.

I doubt there are many people on the fence when trying to decide to get this set… you either are going to get it, going to skip it, or wish you could afford it. The last set of this size and scope, the Death Star, was a much bigger attack, at $400, almost exactly double the pieces and some half-a-million minifigures. Unlike the UCS line, which focuses on scale over playability, this sucker is a super-sized playset, and not something built to scale.

Here, we have 1990 pieces and 17 minifigures, some re-releases, some remakes, and a few gloriously new. Using my twin guns of sarcasm and more sarcasm, let’s see if your $249.99 is money well spent.

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Ace Kim | August 16th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

10236 Ewok Village, 10234 Sydney Opera House Now Available

10236 Ewok Village

Whatever that pre-order deal was it seems to have updated to “Available Now”. If you click through and you’re not logged in, you’ll get redirected to the homepage where you can click on one of the slider images to learn more about early access. Log in and you’ll be good to go.

10236 Ewok Village has 1,990 pieces, 16 minifigures and will cost you $249.99. 10234 Sydney Opera House has 2,989 pieces, 0 minifigs, and retails for $319.99. Both sets ship for free.

Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Last Call for 9489 Endor Battle Pack, 10227 B-wing?

Over at LEGO Shop@Home, there are two sets that are on sold out status which typically means they are no longer available and will no longer be made: 9489 Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack and 10227 B-wing Starfighter. The Endor Battle Pack is still available via Amazon and right now might be a good time to pick up a few, especially with 10236 Ewok Village right around the corner. Amazon’s price is $11.97 with free shipping if you’re a Prime member, or buy three to hit the Free Super Saver Shipping threshold. Limit of 5 per customer.

Amazon also has 10227 B-Wing Starfighter for 22% off of MSRP at $156.53. If this is indeed the curtain call for the B-wing, this might be the shortest shelf life of a UCS set ever clocking in at less than a year.

Ace Kim | June 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

10236 Ewok Village Revealed

10236 Ewok Village

Revealed today at the Lipno Event in Czech Republic, LEGO is pulling the curtain back on their newest Shop@Home exclusive, 10236 Ewok Village.

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