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Ace Kim | May 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

May the 4th LEGO Shop@Home Deals: 10227 B-wing Starfighter 50% off

Below is the list of LEGO Star Wars items on sale at LEGO Shop@Home for May 4th and 5th. I would assume that the sale starts sometime tonight, like may 9pm Pacific/12midnight Eastern. The only really notable item for sale would be 10227 B-wing Starfighter at a whopping 50% off. The last UCS set to hit this kind of sale price early on its lifetime was 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter and we all know how bad that set sucked. The B-wing isn’t nearly as terrible as that set but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the canopy piece that is common to both sets is cursed. Price of 10227 is $99.99 and you get the following bonuses with every Shop@Home order that qualifies for the next two days:

– FREE Delivery on all orders of $50 or more.
– FREE Exclusive Han Solo minifigure with LEGO Star Wars™ orders of $75 or more (while supplies last).
– FREE limited edition Star Wars™ Yoda poster with all orders (while supplies last).

Most everything else is 10% off unless you’ve been saving up and waiting for a good time to load up on keychains. Now would be that time as they are 20% off.

Also, as a reminder, in case it hasn’t been drilled into you by now, though not on sale, 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter goes on sale tomorrow. Price for that seet is $199 with free shipping, free Han Solo exclusive, and free Yoda Chronicles poster.

These deals are good for both US and CA customers. Enjoy:

Ace Kim | May 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] May the 4th Deals at LEGO Shop@Home UK

I didn’t realize this until just now, but the dates for the May the 4th sales promo for LEGO Shop@Home is different between the US/CA and UK. The UK sale started today, May 3rd. other than 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter going on sale, there isn’t a whole lot of other notable discounts. Most hover around the 10-15% range, with the planet Series 2 sets topping out at 30%. You might find something you like below. Deals are good both online and in store. US Deals will be forthcoming:

Ace Kim | May 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Other Reviews of 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter From Around The Web

Tomorrow, May the 4th, is the unofficial Star Wars holiday and also the day that 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter goes on sale. We’ve been highlighting this set since May 1 offering our in-depth reviews and analyses. Without out a doubt, this is a fine set and there are few other early reviews out there in the wild if you still haven’t made up your mind.


Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

UCS 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter Time Lapse Build

I finally got around to finishing up the time lapse video. Side note: there seems to be an ever so slight zoom shift on either the focus or the metering, so the picture may start to stutter in a way. I’ll have to try manual focus next time. The exposure seemed pretty even though so I think I figured out the metering issue I had with my other video. Also, I need to figure out a better angle. Anyways, there were a total of 11,117 photos shot at 1 frame/second, compressed down to about 3 minutes of video. Our sample sets didn’t come with book 3, so this was shot over two different days once we finally got the last set of instruction.

Don "Solo" Reitz | May 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Side By Side Review: 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter and 7191 UCS X-wing Fighter

Back when Lego started making Star Wars sets I was still in my “dark age” so I missed out on a lot of the early releases. Even by 2000, when the original UCS X-wing came out, I still wasn’t ready to throw that kind of money at a single set. After a few years of re-embracing the hobby I wound up paying a good deal more for a used second hand kit, worrying that if I didn’t pick one up then I would only face higher prices down the line. I never got around to building it but I was satisfied to have it on standby. Fast forward to last February and the new Red Five announcement. Suddenly that old set I had for the most part forgotten about became relevant again. Like everyone else I was surprised to see Lego redesigning such a large model, and curious how they’d stack up against each other. With that in mind, Ace managed to procure a copy of the new set for me on the condition that I would review both at the same time. So. Here we are.


Ace Kim | May 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter


It seems like a lifetime ago when I first saw the very first Ultimate Collector Series set, 7191 X-wing Fighter, on the Toys’R’Us shelf. The silver printed X-wing on a black box looked so slick and looked nothing like the other LEGO sets on the shelf. I was swooning over it and without a second thought bought it, took it home, and built it in a day. And it was awesome. I proudly displayed it on my shelf along with the other UCS set that came out that year, 7181 TIE Interceptor, for many, many years. Fast forward a few years later, and it’s time to pack up our tiny apartment and move into a house and with the amount of LEGO I had at the time, it was no easy feat. Unfortunately, the X-wing along with a bunch of other sets on display had to be taken apart with little time to do it, so I tore it apart and stuffed it inside a couple of Ziploc bags and then stuffed the bags inside a box where they remain to this day. I never bothered to rebuild it for a couple of reasons. It needed and still needs some serious cleaning, and the condition of the stickers was in bad shape. The stickers that LEGO used back then disintegrated over time due to some combination of age, heat, and dust. Try and peel them off and you would regret that action for they would break apart into tiny little pieces and once those pieces got on your fingers, they were really difficult to get off. Surprisingly, the one sticker that survived was the familiar UCS information label. So there it sits in a state of decomposition in box in my office a few feet away from me. Fast forward a few years later, and here we are today on the eve of an epic remake about to be released to the public. Ultimate Collector Series 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter is a re-engineered UCS 7191 X-wing Fighter. LEGO has re-released and re-designed several sets before, but this is the first time a UCS set is getting the recycle treatment. There are many fans who fell into the hobby too late and covet the set so much so that it commands a pretty high aftermarket value, ringing up at around $800 at my last check a few weeks ago. So this remake may be welcomed with open arms and smaller budgets, but with 13 years of a legacy to go up against, how does the newer version stack up?


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

LEGO Store Calendar Reveals May Promotions

May 2013 lego calendar

FBTB Fan Jasper writes in to let us know of LEGO Brand Retail’s store calendar for May and it’s chock full of licensed theme activities:

  • On May 1, visit the store with your little one(s) and build the free monthly mini build of the holocron droid that is featured in The Yoda Chronicles.
  • The Star Wars May the Fourth promotion for Hoth Han Solo is valid on May 4 and 5 and you will indeed need to purchase $75 worth of LEGO Star Wars product to receive the figure.
  • 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter goes on sale on May 4th for $199.99. So that’s one way to receive the figure.
  • For LEGO Super Heroes, you can receive a new polybag 30167 Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone from May 16 through 31 with a purchase of $50 or more. It doesn’t look like you’re required to buy LEGO Super Heroes product to qualify either.
  • There’s a free LEGO Iron Man poster available as part of an in-store activity to help rebuild his Malibu Mansion. That promotion runs from May 20-24.
  • And finally, there’s a date on the calendar reminding us that The Yoda Chronicles debuts on Cartoon Network on May 29.

We’ll try and remind you of the above dates and events.

Ace Kim | February 15th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

UCS X-wing 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter Officially Leaked


Internet Drama. It’s a thing. This is the time line of how the leak broke out as far as I can understand it:

– someone in taiwan.
– then hothbricks posts it
– then someone in eb posts it
– then someone posts it on fbtb
– then lego tells hothbricks to take it down
– but then hothbricks says you can see it here and there and everywhere on the internet at this point

So we waited for the official embargo lift time, which was 1pm PST, only to realize that somewhere along that time line, Jan Beyer of the official LEGO Community Team blog went ahead and posted pics of the model anyway. Pic was presumably taken at the LEGO World event earlier today.

Worst. Product launch. Ever.

ANYWAYS, the set will come out in May, will cost you $199.99 USD, and has 1,558 pieces. Here are the pics, and video, and the press release:

10240_IN_MA.indd 10240_box1_na 10240_Back-Cover-X-wing 10240_Cover-X-Wing 10240_Detail-A 10240_Detail-C 10240_Func-A 10240_Func-B 10240_Prod 10240_Tech-A 10240_Tech-AA 10240_Tech-B 10240_Tech-C 10240_Tech-CC 10240-R2-Call-out 10240_Back-Cover-R2D2

10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter™

Ages 16+. 1,558 pieces.

Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!

US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK
Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter ever produced. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin™. Recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star! With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.
• Includes R2-D2 atromech droid
• Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit
• Includes 1,558 pieces
• Measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide
• Includes display stand and data sheet label!