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Ace Kim | May 30th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Star Wars, Super Heroes

If you missed out on the BOGO 40% deal earlier this week, there are a couple of things you should know. First, even though the LEGO items have been removed from this page, the discounts still seems to apply. For example, 75019 AT-TE is currently listed at $66.31, 26% off of MSRP of $89.99. Having two of them in my cart adds up to $132.62. On the final page before checkout, the BOGO 40% promotion kicks in, applying a discount of -$26.52, bringing my total down to $106.10 before any tax is applied. It seems though that some of you were having trouble getting the BOGO discount to work. Keep in mind that the discount is 40% off only the item that is equal or lesser value, and only one discount will be applied per cart. Some of the sets where the discount still applies include 75019 AT-TE, 75003 A-wing Starfighter, 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike, and 75022 Mandalorian Speeder. It seems some of the others sets are sold out from Amazon and offered by third party sellers, and thus not eligible for promotion. Not entirely sure when the promotion ends; it says “while supplies last” so don’t hesitate if you’re looking for a deal, especially on that AT-TE.

Secondly, Amazon has applied some pretty nice discounts across a range of sets, starting at 20% going all the way up to a whopping 37%:

And lastly, some Super Heroes sets are also discounted, ranging from 20% up to 26% off:

Nick Martin | March 12th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike

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Anyone who’s read my reviews knows that I like to do comparisons when a set is an update to an existing release. I’ve been collecting for a long time, and have a pretty decent collection of stuff to pull from to do it. I’d like to tell you this is going to be some great comparison review, showing the differences between the old Wheel Bike set, made in 2005, and this one.

Yeah, I parted out the old bikes years ago. It was an awful set based on an awful and absurd design. The Wheel Bike was basically the Star Wars version of the G.I. Joe Ballistic Battle Ball, something so ridiculous you have to assume it was some kind of covert plant by the opposing side to see how many troops they could kill just by getting them to use it. I mean, seriously, what is the purpose of a giant spinning wheel with legs and an energy bar thing when you’re in a universe where flying stuff is everywhereIs there some sort of strange situation where a STAP and some shields aren’t going to work, so you need a clumsy, slower, and much more shootable wheel? The thing is effectively a big rolling target.

I un-parted out the AT-AP I’d taken apart because that set was broken down because of storage space. I have more space now, because I’ve got more places to stash sets, and could put it back together. The wheel bike was parted out because it just sucked as a set and a vehicle, and I knew it wasn’t something I wanted to put in a display (it was even bad at sitting on a shelf), and I had no intentions of finding the stuff.

The original also was one of those sets that was really a harbinger of things to come, as it ran $20 and only included 111 parts. Some of that space was made up for, in hindsight, by the creature that Obi-Wan was riding (it was called General Grievous Chase, after all), leaving only a smattering of parts to make up for that money. This new set increases the price to $25, but let’s be honest… that’s basically the same price point as $20 was back then. It also increases the part count way up to 261 parts… yet sadly, is missing the one thing that I bought the original for.

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Ace Kim | February 12th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

New Sets Hitting LEGO Brand Retail Early

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Site fan Zach wrote in to say that he saw and was able to purchase several new sets from his local LEGO Brand Retail location in Illinois. His haul included one of the two remaining DC Super Heroes Batman sets, 76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller, Marvel Super Heroes set 76018 Hulk Lab Smash, Star Wars sets 75032 X-Wing Fighter and 75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike.

Chat room regular murphquake also let us know that the retail stores have been given the green light to immediately sell any new sets they receive without having to wait for the 17th or any other arbitrary street date. Happy hunting!

Ace Kim | February 7th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Sets Available February 17

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Chat room regular ninnymuggins pointed out that LEGO Shop@Home has updated their Star Wars page with a release date for all of their new sets for 2014. Finally, after the sets have been widely available in other parts of the world, North America can join in on the fun. If you’re tenacious enough you may be able to find them at the big box retailers as it’s pretty common knowledge that sets can find their way onto the shelves before the street date. Full list of sets below with handy dandy links:

LEGO Star Wars 2014

Ace Kim | January 4th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO.com Reveals Hi-res Images for LEGO Star Wars March 2014 Sets

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LEGO.com updated their LEGO Star Wars section with all of the March 2014 releases. Normally, new Star Wars products launch in January but this is the first time in the history of the line that it will be launching in March due to The LEGO Movie products being pushed out in time for the film’s February theatrical debut. A total of 19 new products will launch including a brand new sub-theme, “Microfighters” also known as “Recruitment Sets”. The Micorfighters fill the gap that the now-discontinued Planet sets left behind. The majority of the regular line focuses on Episode III sets while most of the Microfighters are based on Original Trilogy ships. We’ve rehosted the images below for your convenience. Pricing remains to be seen. All new LEGO Star Wars products will launch in March.

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Ace Kim | November 13th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Eurobricks Reveals LEGO Star Wars 2014 Set Images

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Brickadeer over at Eurobricks posted some images of the upcoming January 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets. No price or piece count information is available yet, but there are other things that can be gleaned from the images. LEGO, in a continuous effort to create projectile weapons to shoot at your eyes, are introducing blasters that shoot 1×1 round plates AND spring loaded missiles that look to be a replacement for the much-panned flick fire ones that have plagued Star Wars sets for years.

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