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Ace Kim | December 23rd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Shop@Home Post-Christmas Clearance List

LEGO Shop@Home has released their post-Christmas clearance set list. Discount amount for the items listed is 20%, with only a handful of non-set items set at 50%. I organized the list and provided links below. Some of the links I was not able to verify, mostly the miscellaneous items. No prices, you’ll have to click through for that. All prices are good starting on December 25th. No exact time was given but historically all clearance items would reflect their discount starting at 12:01am EST December 25th/9pm Pacific December 24th. Discounts should be good for all regions as well. And finally, all prices are good in store as well. Many items are already in “sold out” status online, but if there are things you’re definitely hankering to pick up and have a LEGO Brand Retail store near you, it may behoove you to visit a store the day after Christmas.

Wondering what Friends sets are on clearance? You’ll have to visit Heartlake Friends for that list!


Nick Martin | June 3rd, 2012 | LEGO Cars, Reviews

Review: 9479 Ivan Mater

You know, I’ll be honest, I absolutely hate Larry the Cable Guy. I can’t stand his comedy, he just annoys me, and if you want to share the feeling, go look up the video where he looks suspiciously like Dave Coulier, telling the same jokes minus the fake accent and redneck character. That being said… he was probably the perfect cast for Mater.

That’s not to say Mater doesn’t annoy me, he does. He was a fine supporting character in Cars (that could have been made better if they would have just cut out the Cable Guy catch phrases), but as a lead… well, there’s a reason why Cars 2 is Pixar’s worst movie. Cars 2 gave us Mater, center stage, as a spy. And at one point, a spy in disguise… and I’ll admit, it was some of the actual funniest moments in the film that weren’t insanely forced (unlike, say, the wasabi “ice cream” joke).

So, how does a little $7 impulse set of Ivan Mater stack up?


Ace Kim | December 15th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, Sales News

2012 Cars Now Available

I don’t know when this happened, but the January 2012 assortment for Cars is now live at LEGO Shop@Home. They are still offering free shipping at $49 or more until 11:59pm EST December 18. Full thumbnail gallery below:

Ace Kim | October 12th, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Cars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

2012 Set Lists for Super Heroes, Cars

Super Heroes Set List

Thanks to Australian toy website, Hobbyco, we now have a more complete picture of what 2012 will bring in regards to the other licensed themes. Please note that the prices you see in the screen caps above and below are in Australian dollars. Super Heroes is rounding out quite nicely with the Avengers’ Quinjet on the Marvel side, while DC’s offerings seem to be awash with Batman sets. There’s also a listing for the ‘Ultrabuild’ Hero Factory-type of Constraction sets that were shown at Comic Con. Cars doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon much to my delight. Assuming some of these are slated for January, they should start showing up sometime in December.

Ultrabuild Set List
Cars Set List

Hat tip to BrickTuts for the heads up.