LEGO Shop@Home has a promotion for most of the month of June where you can get a Jor El promotional minifigure. Now I don’t know if in the movie Jor El’s outfit is actually darker than Superman, but he came out much darker than the promo image and even the package art. See pic below. Anyways, from now until June 25th, just head on over to LEGO Shop@Home or a LEGO Brand Retail location and make a purchase of at least $75. Tiny Russell Crowe will automatically be added to your cart for free! Not only that but you’ll also score free shipping! That’s right, all orders of $75 or more will receive free standard shipping.
And speaking of free shipping, LEGO Shop@Home will now offer free shipping on all orders of $75 or more FOREVER! No expiration date and no code required.
I didn’t realize this until just now, but the dates for the May the 4th sales promo for LEGO Shop@Home is different between the US/CA and UK. The UK sale started today, May 3rd. other than 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter going on sale, there isn’t a whole lot of other notable discounts. Most hover around the 10-15% range, with the planet Series 2 sets topping out at 30%. You might find something you like below. Deals are good both online and in store. US Deals will be forthcoming: (more…)
Forum member jallenuk tweeted us some out-of-package pics of the upcoming May the Fourth promotional figure, Hoth Han Solo. The pics confirm that the final color of the hood will be brown, and not tan as shown on the packaging. You will need to purchase at least $75 in LEGO Star Wars product from LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Retail stores to receive the figure. The promotional period is from May 4 to May 5, so in a little over 3 weeks.
The figure looks great but my point of it not having a high enough cool factor is still valid.
March has arrived and LEGO Shop@Home has a little break for us to enjoy:
Free shipping! Enjoy free shipping on all orders $75+ in the US & £50+ in the UK until the 15th of March.
FREE 30242 Star Wars Republic Frigate! With any $50/£50 Star Wars purchase until March 31st.
Keep in mind:
Double VIP points! Starts March 25th and runs until April 8th.
You’ll just have to decide what you want more, FREE shipping or 2X VIP points. You can click the pic above to hit up FBTB’s landing page and start your shopping. As always, we thank you for your continued support.
When I posted the announcement about the Sungnyemun back in may, I did not expect it to be on the retiring list so soon. This set just became available on June 1st last year which seems like a really short shelf life to me, but the nice thing about the new “retiring soon” page on Shop@Home is we’ll get a better idea on the life of some sets. If Sungnyemun was on your list of sets to get and you haven’t yet, I wouldn’t wait too long.
Unveiled tonight at the opening ceremonies for Brick Fair in Chantilly, VA, 10229 Winter Village Cottage is LEGO’s newest addition to the Winter Village sub-theme for 2012. Over 1,400 pieces make up this $99.99 USD set, and you’ll be able to buy it in October. This, along with the Haunted House and the B-wing, is going to make October one expensive month. More pictures below, then the designer video (which should be live around 10pm EST), then the official press release.
10229 Winter Village Cottage
Ages 12+. 1,487 pieces.
US $99.99 CA $129.99 DE 99.99 € UK 89.99 £ DK 899 DKK
Get cozy in the Winter Village Cottage!
Continuing the winter series, build the Winter Village Cottage for a perfect holiday home. Seat Grandpa snugly by the fireplace with his newspaper as you help Dad to put up the tree, then bake a feast in the kitchen with Mom! When it’s time to stock up the storage shed with firewood, bring the kids for a ride with Dad on the sled watch him cut the wood with his chainsaw deep in the forest. When the snow gets really deep, clear the road with the snowplow, take all of the kids skiing or build an igloo to play in. There’s no cozier place to spend long, frosty nights!
• Includes 8 minifigures: mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, 3 children and snowplow driver with assorted accessories
• Features cottage, storage shed, igloo, streetlamp, sled and snowplow
• Accessories include kitten, owl, fireplace with LEGO® light brick function, chandelier, Christmas tree, wreath, gifts, armchair, kitchen appliances and bed
• Storage shed features tools and firewood elements
• Igloo features fireplace and removable roof
• Detach the snowplow to store it in the back of the truck!
• Make the fireplace glow with the LEGO® light brick!
• Decorate the cottage!
• Fetch firewood with the sled!
• Drive the snowplow!
• Cottage measures 6.7” (17 cm) high, 9.8” (25 cm) wide and 5.5” (14 cm) deep
• Storage shed measures 4.3” (11 cm) high, 2.7” (7 cm) wide and 2.7” (7 cm) deep
• Igloo measures 2.7” (7 cm) high, 2.7” (7 cm) wide and 2.7” (7 cm) deep
• Snowplow measures 2.7” (7 cm) high, 7” (18 cm) long (with plow attached) and 2.3” (6 cm) wide
• Add the new Winter Village Cottage to other LEGO® Winter Village series models like the 10199 Winter Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery and 10222 Winter Village Post Office.
LEGO Shop@Home finally has 6873 Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush for sale on their site for $29.99. Pretty good for a 295-piece licensed set if you ask me. Walmart’s site still shows out of stock on this set, so if you’re itching to buy and don’t have a physical Walmart or LEGO Brand Retail store near you, now’s your chance. Throw in a Lord of the Rings set and get a free LEGO LOTR poster with your purchase.
Leaked earlier this year from a Dutch toy site, we now have pictures and data about this year’s second LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors exclusive: 10227 B-wing Starfighter. Here’s the lowdown: $199 USD, 1,428 pieces, available starting in October from LEGO Shop@Home and Brand Retail locations. The model appears to be larger than minifig scale and does not include any minifigures. It’s kind of a missed opportunity, though. I would have loved a proper minifig-scaled UCS B-wing. The UCS Falcon and Imperial Shuttle before it worked really well; the Executor, not so much. Anyways, pics below, followed by the designer video whenever they decide to make it public, and finally the official press releaes after that.
The wait is over and you can now get all seven Lord of the Rings sets from LEGO Shop@Home. In celebration of this highly anticipated line’s release LEGO will also be giving away this FREE LEGO movie poster of Frodo with ‘the one ring’ on any Lord of the Rings order. The poster offer is valid through May 31st (or while supplies last) in the US & Canada only. That means you can get a FREE Hulk minifigure and a Frodo poster tomorrow with every $50 of LOTR sets. I had planned on exclusively picking up the last sets I needed from the Marvel line tomorrow, but I will now have to reconsider my purchases.