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Ryan "chief" Wood | February 9th, 2014 | MOC Spotlight

MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

I’m super jealous flickr user goatman461‘s kid, who gets to enjoy this superad Star Wars Planets mobile every time he or she gets a diaper change.

Lego Star Wars Planet Series Mobile
David "Draykov" Raykovitz | November 21st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Superdeforce!

 

You may have seen the Brickset listings for what looked to be a 2014 replacement for the Planets series.  Well, it’s not quite that, but it may be a nice chance to score some unique Star Wars figures on the cheap.  As a well documented lover of all things Rebel pilot, I’m very happy to see what appears to be Theron Nett, aka Red 10, and R2-X2 (or at least his dome).  Plus, you know…super cute!

Ace Kim | October 19th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Games Headed to Mobile Devices

plans

image courtesy of Jedi News

This bit of news is coming from our friends over at Jedi News. It seems that at the recent European Brand Licensing Show, were given a magazine with a page that outlined Disney’s plans for the next few years regarding their Star Wars property. You can take a look at the image for yourself or head on over to read the article, but in short, it seems that they want to breathe some new life in the LEGO Star Wars game library by releasing it on mobile devices, i.e. iOS and Android phones and tablets. The page has that initiative pegged at Spring/Summer of 2014, so we should be seeing some more news about it soon enough.

I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere about how many Bothans died to bring us these plans or something….. oh look there it is.

Ryan "chief" Wood | November 13th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 8: Last Call

This Saturday November 17th @ 10 am PST we’re drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder, but we need one more participant (and hopefully a couple backups: if history is an indicator, you’ve got a good shot of making it in!)

See this forum thread for the full details, then add a post saying “CADZOOKS!” if you want to join us this weekend.

You can see the normal inventory for this set on Bricklink. The modified 10x inventory will go out in the next day or so as I finish sorting.

Ryan "chief" Wood | November 6th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 8: Cad Bane’s Speeder

The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday November 17th @ 10 am PST!

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder for $27, about 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.)

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

The draft will follow our usual rules.

Draft registration will commence on Thursday November 8th at 9 am PST, which you can do by clicking through to the topic linked below this post and simply posting “CADZOOKS!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “CADZOOKS!” before the clock hits 9 am PST on November 8th will not be allowed to participate.

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 18th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes

2013 Super Heroes and Star Wars Sets Surface on World of Games

Earlier today wog.ch (website for a game shop in Switzerland) posted some new upcoming sets for sale with box art for each and set images for the Star Wars kits to boot. Here are some direct links to the listings:

2013 Super Hero Sets
76000 Arctic Batman vs Mr Freeze – Aquaman on the Ice
76004 Spider Cycle Chase

2013 Star Wars Sets
75000 Clone Trooper vs. Droidekas

75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
75002 AT-RT
75003 A-Wing Starfighter
75004 Z-95 Headhunter
75005 Rancor Pit
75012 BARC Speeder
75013 Umbarran MHC

Thanks to Kez for the initial tipoff about the new Heros sets as they were discovered, to Jake at GrooveBricks for the mirrored Star Wars set pic gallery (because who doesn’t think these will get pulled?), and to Jeremy as well for the link to the mirrored pics again on Hothbricks.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 24th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 7: C-C-C-COMBO! Registration Opens Today

Registration opens at 4 pm PST TODAY for FBTB’s 7th online parts draft which will take place on Saturday October 20th at 10 am PST.

Click to see the Bricklink inventory for 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and 7978 Angler Attack.

Still to be announced is how the figures will be split up (voice your opinion here) and how we’ll set the draft order.

10 participants will be drafting 20 sets total. The draft fee is $40, which covers the 50% off MSRP cost of the two sets, sales tax and ziplocks. All things being equal, you should receive an average of 589 parts for your money. There will be an additional nominal charge after the draft has been completed which will cover your exact shipping and packaging cost.

To register, post “C-C-C-COMBO!” in this topic at/after 4pm PST. The first nine responders will go into our Potential Participants pool, and everyone after that will go into a Standby List (not a bad place to be, the last few drafts considered!) Payment instructions will be sent out after we get 10 potentials.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 11th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Draft 7: C-C-C-COMBO!

Here’s your early “Save the Date” announcement for the next FBTB Draft. Our 7th(!) parts draft will be on Saturday October 20th.

This time we’re not only drafting TWO SETS, but we’re also going green – dark green.

Click here to see the Bricklink inventory for 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and 7978 Angler Attack.

10 participants will be drafting 20 sets total (10 each of both sets.) The draft fee is $40, which covers the 50% off cost of the two sets plus tax. There will be an additional nominal charge after the draft has been completed which will cover your exact shipping and packaging cost.

Registration will open on Monday September 24th at 4 pm PST. I’ll post a followup item closer to registration day with the full lineup of draft rules so you know what you’re getting yourself into. A good primer would be to catch up the forum thread from our last draft.

Ryan "chief" Wood | August 28th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

Registration Open for FBTB Draft Six: Swamp Speeder

Just a reminder that registration opened yesterday for our FBTB parts draft of 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder.

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

If you are a member of the forum who registered anytime before yesterday you are eligible to participate. Find more information on the event here and sign up quickly! There are only 4 spots left as of this posting!

Ryan "chief" Wood | August 17th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

FBTB DRAFT SIX: 8091 Swamp Speeder

The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday September 8th!

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Star Wars 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder for $16, about 50% off MSRP! (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.) Our very own Don Solo reviewed it on the site here in 2010, and although it didn’t score very high overall it did have strong marks for parts and minifigs!

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

The draft will follow the same rules as the last few drafts.

Draft registration will commence on Monday August 27th at 12 pm PST, which you can do in in this dedicated forum topic by simply posting “SWAMPY!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “SWAMPY!” before the clock hits 12 pm PST on August 27th will not be allowed to participate. Don’t jump the gun! After checking the list of people who have posted I will confirm everyone’s registration via private message and give everyone PayPal payment instructions, and our draft order will be decided by the order of payment received from participants.