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Ken Robichaud | February 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Battle Of Hoth Available in the USA @ DeepDiscount.com

3866 Battle Of Hoth

Didn’t have time to finish up that micro build and enter Palpatine’s Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest? Well, don’t worry because now you have another chance to get your hands on the rare (in North America anyway) LEGO Star Wars: Battle of Hoth game. DeepDiscount.com is offering the game as an import item at $40.49! That’s 29% off of their list price and with free shipping it’s a nice deal for anyone pining away for this nifty game.

Thanks to Margot for the heads up!

Ace Kim | January 6th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

Announcing Palpatine’s Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

That Battle of Hoth game. Oh man, when I saw the microfigs that you get with the game I got really excited. I mean look at them:

3866 Microfigs

Awesome! There is so much potential in building with a whole new scale. When I finally got my hands on the game what an utter disappointment those vehicles were. I mean look at this:

Snowspeeder

Not awesome! This thing is supposed to be a snowspeeder. And the microfigs are supposed to go where the two exposed studs are behind the trans-smoke cheese. They are basically glorified advent calendar models but far less accurate. I totally get that they’re supposed to be small and fit on the game “board” you build, but that doesn’t really satisfy my desire to see awesome ships built for microfigs. This is where you come in.

Imagine taking Emperor Palpatine’s much feared Shrink-O-Matic Ray, firing it at System scale LEGO Star Wars set and shrinking it down to fit a microfig in place of where a minifig would normally sit. That is your goal, to build that microfig scale vehicle, fighter, or capital ship. Now the term ‘scale’ is used rather loosely here. You can build an accurate model that would be on par with the Midi-scale Millenium Falcon, or go even smaller and more Chibi-like: it could be really small scale but with an enlarged cockpit. Just don’t take an existing set and throw your microfig in it and call it a day. People will know what you’re trying to do, point, laugh and ridicule you publicly and privately. Prizes? Well, the winner will get a copy of 3866 The Battle of Hoth board game for starters. It’s not available in the US due to a license Hasbro has that prevents LEGO from selling Star Wars board games in the US, but it is available to the rest of the world. So it could be a big deal to someone. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. More prize information as well as the complete set of rules are in the official contest thread. There will be five winners in all, so get building and good luck!

Ken Robichaud | January 1st, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Battle Of Hoth Begins In February

3866 Battle Of Hoth

The word on the web is the second licensed (and first in the lucrative Star Wars line) LEGO board game 3866 Battle Of Hoth is set to hit the shelves in February. As a board game lover, I’ve really enjoyed LEGO’s contributions so far and can’t wait to get this one. I was fortunate to receive the entire Heroica 2011 line for the holidays and have already cracked open a couple and played them several time with my young son and I just know he’ll go nuts for Battle Of Hoth, but he’s crazy if he thinks he’ll get to be Boba Fett. This game would be worth buying for the microfigs alone IMO and I must say LEGO’s choices for licensed board games gets better all the time…