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

Amazon Discounts 75016 Homing Spider Droid

75016 Homing Spider Droid

Amazon is discounting 75016 Homing Spider Droid by 30%, bringing the asking price down to $20.99 down from $29.99 MSRP. Free Super Saver Shipping begins at $35.

Nick Martin | October 25th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75016 Homing Spider Droid

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My love of walkers does have its limits, and the Spider Droid is one of those things I just never really understood. I mean, this is a universe where things can hover, jet into space, and use magic. I get why Republic and Empire used walkers, it was a mixture of intimidation and needing to move people from point-A to point-B. Droids don’t have that problem… this guy is basically an elevated target that has limited movement and a firing arc. Like the rest of the Episode II sets we got in this wave (well, except the Geonosis Duel), this set is a revised Clone Wars set. The AT-TE and RGS had a very high bar to live up to (and went 50/50 on that front), the Tank Droid was for a forgettable set, and the Spider Droid has one of the lowest bars imaginable. The original spider droid was fragile, ugly, and overpriced (compounded by being a TRU exclusive if I remember right).

This version keeps the same price ($30), loses the exclusive tag, actually increases the piece count, and adds a new Jedi to the ever expanding palette of victims of poor decision making. That’s not saying it’s all roses in the improvement category, but at least things look a bit more promising on the “I don’t feel like I’m being robbed” front.

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Ace Kim | August 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

2013 LEGO Star Wars Fall Assortment Now Available

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Title says it all. The fall assortment for LEGO Star Wars is now available through LEGO Shop@home and Amazon.com. I’ve set up links below for quick and easy access to the products you’re looking to buy. Amazon has Free Super Saver Shipping on orders of $25 or more if you’re not a Prime member. Amazon doesn’t have every set in stock yet, but that should change over the next few days/weeks. Also, don’t forget, that LEGO Shop@Home now offers free shipping on all orders of $75 or more all the time.

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Ken Robichaud | February 10th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars LEGO Toy Fair Videos Are Live

The exclusive demonstration videos of the new Star Wars sets at the New York Toy Fair are now uploaded and ready to view over on FBTB’s Youtube channel. The demonstrations were graciously provided by Erik Varszegi and include a closer look at each set on the tail end of the videos. This process is quite time consuming, but I’ll do my best to get the rest out asap. Asap is starting to feel further and further away though. *Yawns*