With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow, and Target having their exclusive version that comes with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins minifigure, and with the announcement of the exclusive Special Forces Commander Clone Trooper minifigure included with The Yoda Chronicles book, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to make a checklist for all the exclusive minifigs that came with a book, video game, or Blu-ray/DVD release.
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Walmart has snuck out an exclusive LEGO Star Wars book collection. For $11.04, you get:
>>LEGO Star Wars: the Visual Dictionary (abridged version)
>>LEGO Star Wars: Heroes Ultimate Sticker Book
>>LEGO Star Wars: Villains Ultimate Sticker Book
>>30051 MINI X-Wing
Take note that the Visual Dictionary is a much condensed version that does NOT include the exclusive Ceremonial Luke minifigure. In all it’s not a bad deal, as the sticker books alone run about $6 each, and a 30051 X-Wing retails for $3.99 by itself.
According to the Amazon page, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia is available now! Our previous report had it pegged at September 19th, but it looks like the books are coming off the presses a little earlier than anticipated! If you haven’t preordered one yet, the price is still at a low, low $11.71. Huw Millington from Brickset and I both consulted on the book and I’m really excited to finally get my hands on the final product. Included with every book is a minifig of Ceremonial Han Solo with Medal as he appeared at the end of Episode IV, to match the Luke minifig you get from the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.
Borders is having a 50% off sale on most Star Wars books, DVDs, CDs, and more (LEGO not included). This is good online and in-store with coupon. Rewards membership is required for in-store purchases, but you can get free shipping for online orders $25 or more. This sale runs through 7/26.
For those of you who haven’t gotten LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, this sale brings it down to a cool $10.99. If you just want it for the exclusive minifig, this makes buying the book cheaper than the lowest Bricklink prices for just the minifig. There are plenty of other great Star Wars books on sale, so throw a couple in your cart and you can get that free shipping easily.
Of course, Amazon is matching the price, and it qualifies for free shipping with a $25 order over there too.
EDIT: Here’s the coupon for in-store purchases.
TRU is putting all LEGO games on sale 20% off. This offer is good until July 25th. Little known fact: the Harry Potter game, 3862 Hogwarts, is due out in August. It may start showing up early at TRU as that seems to be the trend with release cycles. So if you’re patient and diligent, you may be able to score the game during the sale window. Keep your eyes peeled.
For you gamers out there who still haven’t pulled the trigger on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, buy the game and you can also pick up LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, or LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure for only $5 bucks. The picture in the ad and the promo online show’s Wii versions of the games, but the ad also says ANY System.
All LEGO Books are BOGO 50%, but you’re probably better off buying them from Amazon to be honest. Case in point: the LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary is $21.99 at TRU, full MSRP. The same book on Amazon is $13.19.
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I attended the release party at the Glendale, CA LEGO Store. It was good to see a crowd of kids and adults alike, the line even extended outside the store. The store was offering a free poster with a purchase of the book. There were giveaways and trivia contests and I think one of the prizes was a special 10.10.09 t-shirt which I wasn’t able to get a pic of. Darth Vader was on hand along with a Stormtrooper and a Tusken Raider for photo opportunities. Some kids even had them autograph their copies of the book which I found extremely puzzling. All in all, I think everyone had a good time.
If you have pictures of the event from your release party, I invite you to add them to the FBTB: flickr outpost
If you still haven’t picked up or ordered the book by now and live near a LEGO store, you can attend a special release party this coming Saturday October 10, 2009 at all store locations. The festivities start at 2:00pm and will end when they end but I think officially it’s supposed to end at 3:00pm. There will be trivia contests, giveaways, prizes (Chrome Darth Vader anyone?), and members of the 501st in costume to take pictures and help keep the peace.
Keep in mind this is information gleaned from my local store (Glendale, CA) and it is supposed to be happening at all LEGO store locations, according to the person I spoke with. This event is not posted on LEGO’s website either, so please be aware that YMMV; call ahead to confirm.
Update: Duh, I should have just checked the publisher’s web site, as they have an official list of Release Parties happening all around the U.S.
I just got my shipping notice for my order for the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary book by DK Publishing from Amazon.com. If you’ve placed your pre-order through the FBTB referral link, we thank you for your support. If you haven’t placed your order yet, it’s not too late to catch it an amazing price: $12.86! Amazon does not charge sales tax to most states and shipping is free if your order is $25 or more on qualifying products. With an exclusive minifig (Ceremonial Luke), free shipping, no tax, what are you waiting for? Order now!