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Ken Robichaud | October 9th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Rebels Premiere To Air On ABC With Special Cameo

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If you missed the movie premiere of the Star Wars Rebels series titled Spark of Rebellion, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. This time you can watch it with 100% more James Earl Jones and that’s something a lot of shows could use. Dave Filoni told Star Wars.com, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

I’m always up for more Vader and maybe that’s what Space Aladdin needs to kick it up a notch. It certainly has a lot of room to grow and more potential then anything they’ve done on television before. Vader popping in to force choke someone from time to time is a good start on tying this into the larger story. They certainly aren’t wasting time bringing in the high profile guest stars, are they?

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Ta Da!

Ken Robichaud | June 13th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Lightsabers Project Achieves Support On Ideas

I’ve enjoyed looking at scott34567‘s builds since they first caught my eye with his Cyclops visor back in 2012 and then the virtual models of lightsabers replicas started to roll in soon after. I’m a fan of 1:1 scale weapons and props and even more so of brick built lightsabers. He quickly added them as a project on CUUSOO and has respectively evolved/streamlined the project as time went on and guidelines changed. After two years of climbing towards the summit, the project has reached the peak in the form of a pair of lightsabers belonging to Darth Vader and (SPOILERS!) his son, Luke Skywalker. The set is proposed with a custom stand to display and figures of the characters, which would stop about 12% of people who would ask “what are those?” when they spot them on your desk. Hey, don’t knock it. That’s 12% less righteous indignation and eye-rolling on your part, wasted on these people that only come out of their caves to work and presumably forage for food.

This project, to me, is a lot like the LEGO Birds project that is currently in review. It fits very firmly as a display piece and less a toy. Unlike birds, it would have the pre-existing LEGO Star Wars fan base and appeal to those outside the AFOL community that buy the pop culture sets. Also, it’s still a toy. I always enjoy swinging around brick built sabers and make sure I build mine sturdy enough to do so.

The pre-existing Star Wars license is still an obstacle that no set has overcome thus far and it means that in this first upcoming review under the LEGO Ideas banner, it will be two sets based on comics and two on Star Wars. As it stands, the size and content of this set, would make it the front runner in this uphill battle and I wish Scott much luck and congratulations!

Ace Kim | July 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Hallmark Reveals This Year’s LEGO Star Wars Ornament: Yoda

Yoda Keepsake Ornament

Anyone else sick of what is turning out to be the Year of the Yoda? Good, ’cause neither am I! Hallmark has announced their newest entry into their line of LEGO Star Wars Christmas Tree ornaments and it really should come to no surprise to anybody that it is famed Jedi Master Yoda. He is offered in a rather static pose and looks more like a minifigure than a statue. Seems lazy to me, and I’m not talking about what his eyes are doing there. Still, this is one line we can all claim to be successful completionists on up until they wise up and start offering convention exclusive ornaments. Then we’re screwed. Anyways, he’ll go on sale later this year at the low, low price of $14.95. Hallmark’s previous LEGO Star Wars ornaments were Darth Vader and Stormtrooper.

Thanks to banthafodder for the heads up.

Ace Kim | July 10th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Darth Vader Desk Lamp, New Clocks, Polybags Found

Darth Vader Desk Lamp

The highly anticipated, at least by me, Darth Vader desk lamp has been spotted at LEGOLAND California’s Big Shop today along with a slew of other new products including the horned Darth Maul clock, a Savage Opress clock, 30056 Star Destroyer polybag (which was a UK newspaper promotional item), and 30058 STAP set. The desk lamp rang up as $59.99; the clocks were $32.99, and the polybags were $3.99 a piece. The also had the Thor polybag as well for $3.99. Pics below:

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Thanks go out to Mos Eisley for the heads up.

Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Storms The Nuremberg Airport

Yoda @ the Nuremberg Airport (Toy Fair 2012)

After the great coverage of both the London and New York Toy Fair’s by our intrepid reporters Pete, Don and Ace it was easy to forget about the one held in Germany. Francesco “Frankie” Fondi (awesomely alliterated alias award) sent a heads up about LEGO’s occupation of the Nuremberg airport baggage area, which was overwhelmed with LEGO Star Wars statues. You can check out the rest of the shots at his site. I’d guess these are statues that may pop up in LEGO stores quite often, but I’ve never seen one in person and the thought of them invading an airport just seems like an odd publicity stunt. Neat nontheless.

Star Wars Friends @ the Nuremberg Airport (Toy Fair 2012)

It’s sad because they used to be so close…

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | February 8th, 2012 | MOC Spotlight

You Don’t Know The Power Of The Cute Side…

I don’t usually go for the cute stuff, or the random photos of Star Wars Minifigures, but this one caught my eye…and made me smile. I’m already a bit of a sucker for that teddy bear, but put a Darth Vader helmet on it and it’s irresistible.

Ken Robichaud | December 14th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

If Kurosawa Made Star Wars

Because everything is better with samurai. This latest thematic mash-up comes from Kevin Ryhal and blends the samurai/mecha aesthetic flawlessly with the Dark Lord of the Sith. This is a concept I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time due the unlikely relationship between George Lucas and Akira Kurosawa, whose works are forever entwined. The addition of the mecha aspect is fitting because of the tremendous influence Kurosawa’s works had on many anime creators. Not the first time I’ve seen this combination and hopefully not the last either.

Ace Kim | December 5th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

New LEGO Adult Watches, Retractable Pens

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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.

LEGO Star Wars Pens

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.

Ken Robichaud | December 1st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

The Emperor’s Christmas Arrival

Forum Member Mos_Eisley has managed to get even the Galactic Empire into the spirit of the season with this massive minifigure mosaic (alliteration is awesome!). I couldn’t think better way to get into the swing of things on the 1st of December than this image. I do believe this is going to be a busy month!

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | October 13th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Darth Stewie Wants You To Come To The Dark Side

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The Dark Lord has never been more influential, more cunning, more cute.

Flickr user car_mp brings us this delightfully devious sith lord. Check out this and more in the fbtb: Flickr Outpost.