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Ace Kim | May 18th, 2014 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

More Ways To Get Awesome

Did you miss out on getting pre-ordering the Everything Is Awesome edition of The LEGO Movie from Amazon? Fear not as I have a few other ways for you to get your hands on Vitruvius minifigure with disc media accessories.

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Nick Martin | December 29th, 2013 | Reviews, The LEGO Movie

Review: 70801 Melting Room

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First impressions can be important. It’s why you should never lead with the offensive joke (save that for the hook), why everyone wanted to strangle Jar-Jar the first time he opened his mouth, and why some Lego sets can sort of languish after you see the previews. Sometimes, though, a first impression is just flat-out wrong. My first impression of the latest Republic Gunship was “this looks like the old one… meh.” And yet, in my review, it ended up being one of the best high-end sets I’ve ever put together.

My first impression of the Lego Movie sets was “those look somewhat silly but nothing all that special.” Sure, there was some stuff that held mild interest for me, like the minifigs, but none of the sets really popped out. Then, I saw some of the alternate builds, and I decided that, yeah, I’ll be getting a few of those sets. When I went to see that the Michael Bay presents “The Hobbit” I laughed at The Lego Movie setup out front that featured a Classic Space minifig with a broken helmet, something that anyone who had these sets in the 80s recognized immediately.

Now, after I’ve gotten these sets, and started to put them together, starting with the $12.99 small set, 70801 Melting Room, I can say that Lego has done two things:

  • They’ve made it so I absolutely want to see this movie, because just looking at the sets up close make it look insane and fun
  • In the first two pages of the instructions, they’ve made it a certainty that I’ll be buying multiple copies of The Melting Room…

Well played, Lego, well played.

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Ace Kim | December 29th, 2013 | Sales News, The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Sets Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Title says it all. Links below. We’ll be publishing our review blitz for (almost) every set in a few hours. Check back at 9am Eastern.

The LEGO Movie

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2013 | News, The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Sets Revealed

70800 Getaway Glider 1

LEGO has revealed all of The LEGO Movie sets on their Google+ page as well as the microsite. Now that we can see the full gamut of sets, these look to be some of the most fun and creative sets made. Some people have compared them to the parts-dump themes like Time Twisters, but these don’t strike me as being a parts-dump. I don’t have much of an opinion of the flying castle, but the ice cream truck and recycling truck look fantastic. These images also more or less confirm what I suspected all along in that there are alternate model builds for some of the sets.

I’ve included all previous images published before into the gallery below so that you can see everything at once. Enjoy!

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Ace Kim | November 5th, 2013 | News, The LEGO Movie

More The LEGO Movie Set Images

70800 Escape Glider

LEGO.com has updated their site to include a new section for The LEGO Movie. The section has two subsections, Products and Videos. The video section has both trailers released so far for the movie. The other subsection, “Products”, showcases some of the new Movie-based setss. Two new sets have already been revealed in addition to the previous sets we’ve already seen with the others partially hidden under a cloth. It’s unclear how often the sets will be unveiled, daily or weekly, but if you can’t wait that long, you can view some pictures that Brickipedia has unearthed.

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