It’s Thanksgiving in Canada and I’m thankful for more things then I could list here. Right now though, I’m very thankful that Dave Shaddix made this.
I’m just going to leave it right here.
Surprisingly, there are other things happening in the world at the moment that don’t revolve around SDCC. Chris McVeigh has been busy with these great brick marker sketches that were inspired by his friends actual marker sketches. I’m sure there will be a lot of sketching going on this weekend and hopefully Chris will keep these brick versions coming. You can also check out his first sketch on Facebook.
Star Wars Celebration VI is happening right now through Sunday August 26, 2012 down in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. Like Comic Con before it, the convention sees a new LEGO mini model exclusive, this time featuring Boba Fett in a MINI Slave I. Michael Huffman (mhuffman) snagged one of these for himself today. Stay tuned to his flickr account and maybe he’ll have some pics of the built model.
These sets look very Chibi like….
In some ways Boba Fett is the Elvis of the Star Wars Universe. His outfit is instantly recognizable, he partied like a rock star, died in a humiliating fashion and yet many of his fans refuse to believe that he’s really dead. Legohaulic’s Bust of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter is a excellent build at this small scale and a fitting tribute to the character who could also be looked at as the SWU equivalent of Schrödinger’s cat.
You know, as watches go, the LEGO ones are clearly geared towards kids what with the buildable strap and ho hum design. Recently, Things From Another World listed some “LEGO Adult Watches” but with no pictures until now. There’s the Boba Fett watch above, which isn’t all that bad to be honest with you. Definitely a step up from any of their previous offerings and might actually appeal to an adult. Might. ‘Cause let’s face it, if LEGO Star Wars watches aren’t the ultimate indicator of your geek status, nothing is. There’s also a Darth Vader watch. A Stormtrooper design is also mentioned, but no listing was found. Price for the watches is $27.99 on pre-order.
And in other niche market news, have you ever had a minifig in your pocket and wished it was a pen instead? Well wish no more! There is a series of LEGO Star Wars pseudo-minifigs where you can pull off the head and voila! You get a
spinal cord retractable pen! The pic is tiny, but it looks like there’s a Stormtrooper, C-3PO, Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. They all include a stand. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the legs are fixed and unmovaible, much like the minifigure USB drive. Price is $10.39 if you pre-order. That’s one pricey pen….
And if the release date on those products is any indication, the official street date for Star Wars merchandise is February 29th, 2012. I imagine LEGO Star Wars will be released at the same time.
Thanks to CloneEmperor for the tip.
This scene created by Ninja_Nin reminds me of a few Christmas parties I’ve been to and I don’t regularly hang out with bounty hunters. It’s also a great idea if you’re looking to make your own cards this holiday season, though I suspect not all songs would be so easily turned to the dark side.
ThinkGeek now has the LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett minifig alarm clock in stock and ready to ship for $29.99. They also have Darth Vader and Stormtrooper clocks available for the same price in case Mr. Fett doesn’t do it for you. These make great gifts for the LEGO-obsesed loved one in your life.
Two new LEGO Star Wars minifigure clocks showed up on Firebox.com recently: there’s a Boba Fett and Captain Rex, both come complete with rangefinders but sadly no weapons. They are both priced at £26.49; no word yet on a US price or when they’ll show up stateside but we’ll post here as soon as we know.
I was browsing through LEGO Shop@Home’s website when I noticed a few things.
Some keychains are available on the cheap: 98 cents for Kit Fisto, and $2.48 each for Anakin Skywalker and old style Boba Fett. The 98 cent Nute Gunray is sold out. These prices should also be good at every LEGO Brand Retail location. Don’t forget the free shipping offer for all orders over $75; offer ends on the 31st.
Lastly, 8038 Battle of Endor has reached Sold Out status on Shop@Home. Your next best bet is to maybe find it locally at a big box store, or if you don’t want to deal with all the driving around and/or phone calls, you can buy it from third party resellers on Amazon. The best deal as of this writing is $137.35 sold by Cindy’s Favorite Gifts and Fulfilled by Amazon. You can also try Bricklink with its myriad of resellers but the shipping costs may price it above any deal from Amazon.