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Ace Kim | June 27th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Star Wars

Methinks Amazon is trying to make some room for the summer wave of sets by discounting a bunch of older sets. Rather than make 1 post for each set I’ll just a list a bunch of them here. Nearly everything is on sale 20% off or more. I’m not sure if Walmart’s or Target’s prices are comparable or if either of them discounted their own stock to trigger Amazon’s discounts, but no matter the reason, now would be a great time to fill the holes in your collection on the cheap.

Set Name / Discount % / Price

Ace Kim | March 20th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon’s 20% or More off Sale on LEGO Star Wars

Amazon’s running some kind of wacky sale. I hesitated reporting on this sale because a) it’s only 20% and b) I usually find out about it only for it to revert to a higher price before I hit the publish button. Some of these deals seem to be sticking around though.

Ace Kim | February 21st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Save 20+% on 9496, 9499, 9500, 9516

Update 11:06am PST: Amazon has 9516 Jabba’s Palace marked down to $86.77.

Right now, Amazon has a pretty respectable discount on a handful of sets, all of at least 20%. If you caught 75005 Rancor Pit on the cheap last week, you can now pick up 9516 Jabba’s Palace for 23% off, $92.44.

Since 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge has been confirmed for an fall release, you should pick up 9496 Desert Skiff and complete the the Tatooine scenes from Return of the Jedi. It’s still 32% off at $16.97.

The last two sets on sale are from Episode I and Expanded Universe. The Bongo Sub set, 9499 Gungan Sub, is discounted 21%, down to $55.03. 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor is also 21% off, down to $70.97.

And finally, even though it’s only 10% off, it’s still a good deal and was sold out during the holidays. Amazon has restocked on 10188 Death Star, charging you $358 even.

Ace Kim | December 18th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Some Stuff

Don’t like the new stuff? Still need to catch up? Looking for the old stuff on discount? Well this post is for you as Amazon has put some of the current wave of sets as well as some long-in-the-tooth exclusives on the discount rack. I’m kind of not surprised at the discounts we’re seeing for some of the current sets. With all the new themes and sets coming in, they’ve gotta make room somehow. Today, we’re seeing a few discounts that are worth mentioning, assuming, of course, that you didn’t break the bank/max out the credit cards/incite the wrath of your significant other already.

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Ace Kim | November 25th, 2012 | LEGO, Sales News

YoYo.com Offers 40% Single Item

YoYo.com is offering a pretty good deal right now. Use coupon code “TOY40″ at checkout and receive 40% off a single item. It brings a number of LEGO sets down to the best we’ve seen. Example: 9499 Gungan Sub is $37.79 before tax; 9515 The Malevolence is $72.99 before tax. YoYo.com offers free shipping to boot.

Thanks to SDIronClaw for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 7th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Star Wars 20%

It was bound to happen and it finally did. Amazon is price matching Target’s 20% off of LEGO Star Wars sale.

Looking for older sets? Those are on sale too:

That’s all I could find. Oddly enough, none of the battle packs or the planet series are seeing the same discount.

Nick Martin | September 19th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 9499 Gungan Sub

The second half releases for Star Wars served to remind AFOLs of a few things. First, it’s that LEGO has absolutely no regard for us and our wallets. Second, that Star Wars Episode I exists, now in 3D, and it featured a lot of terrible, terrible things. For those of you that have blocked Episode I out of your brains (and I can’t blame you for that), the Gungan Sub was from a completely forgettable middle section where a Young Ed Bloom and Ra’s al Ghul visit the Snorks and have to borrow a car in order to get Jar-Jar to the prom to make sure that his dad punches the bully and rescues his mom through a series of imaginative stories and flashbacks. I’m pretty sure I’m remembering that right, but those blocks I put in place for Episode I were very, very strong.

The new Gungan sub presents something kind of unique for me… a set that’s a rehash that I never picked up (the only other set with that distinction is the original Gunship… anything else I’ve got the original, the rehash, and sometimes the rehash of the rehash). It’s not that I had any more disdain for it than for the other Episode I sets… I was just a poor college student.

When it came down to the choice between LEGO or beer, the Gungan sub could not inspire sobriety like the X-Wing could. And back then, the sub was just a $25 set, so how does the new one stack up at almost triple the price and less than a hundred more pieces? $50 set… so how does the new one stack up at 50% more and less than a hundred new pieces

[Edit: Thanks to forum member ytjedi for pointing out that the brickpedia entry for the price was incorrect... like I said, I didn't buy it, so never knew]

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

Summer Star Wars Sets Now Available At LEGO Shop@Home

Got VIP points burning a hole in your pocket? You can blow them all on the summer Star Wars sets that have just gone up for sale at LEGO Shop@Home. 9525 Pre Vizsla’s Mandalorian Fighter and 9526 Palpatine’s Arrest are account exclusives; I believe 9525 goes to Walmart and 9526 goes to Toys’R’Us.

Casey "cas" Scott | July 6th, 2012 | News, Sales News

Star Wars Summer Wave Now at Amazon

Amazon.com now has the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars sets in stock! Finally, right? No deals yet, but you can grab them at MSRP and with free shipping when you spend $25 (which won’t be hard with this wave):

Ace Kim | February 12th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Toy Fair 2012: Star Wars

Toy Fair 2012 - Star Wars - 9499 Gungan Sub - 08

I’ve started the upload process for our photos taken at the LEGO Collector Event this morning here in New York.k It’s slow going, and our connection is a little iffy, but we’ll do our best to make sure everything makes it onto the FBTB flickr stream.

Up right now is the Star Wars theme. We’ll be uploading the licensed themes first, then the rest afterwards. So take a peek and let us know what you think.