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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.

Casey "cas" Scott | May 19th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 10225 R2-D2

10225 R2-D2

It’s been a long time since the LEGO Star Wars line last saw a sculptural set. It was 2002 when 7194 Yoda was new on store shelves. Yoda, along with 10018 Darth Maul, must’ve not been hits since nothing followed, unless you count 10186 General Grievous. I don’t, since it’s a fundamentally different type of set, more closely related to the Star Wars Technic figures. So, if it’s been so many years since Yoda, was the [non-existent] wait for 10225 R2-D2 worth the it? (more…)

Don "Solo" Reitz | February 12th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Ten More Years! LEGO Officially Renews Star Wars License

Today at the New York Toy Fair The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Ltd. confirmed our suspicions that the Star Wars license wouldn’t be ending any time soon. They’ve signed on together for ten more years, although that doesn’t necessarily mean there will only be ten more years. Great news for fellow LEGO Star Wars fans here on FBTB and everywhere. You can view the full press release by clicking here or check the forum thread.

LEGO Officially Renews Star Wars License

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Casey "cas" Scott | January 30th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[NA] January 2012 LEGO Star Wars Now Available

Finally, after much waiting (too much, if you ask me) the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars sets are officially available in North America.

You can get a hold of these shiny, new sets via LEGOShop and Amazon. LEGOShop currently has the entire wave in stock, but you’ll want to note, the exclusive poster promotion ended on January 29th. Amazon, while missing the retailer exclusive sets, offers free shipping, miniscule discount, and no sales tax in some areas. The sets should also be available at brick and mortar retailers as well (with the exception of Walmart, apparently). Current availability will vary, so you might have to check with your favorite retailer for further information. And if you want to save $5, Amazon.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com are listing 9492 TIE Fighter at $49.99, or $5 off the MSRP of $54.99. This discount should apply in stores as well.

Check out the threads in our forums for discussion and links directly to the sets.

Casey "cas" Scott | January 10th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon.com: Pre-order the New 2012 Star Wars Sets

Amazon.com has the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars sets up for pre-order and they have a ship date of January 29 23, beating LEGO Shop@Home’s estimate by a week. Free shipping on orders over $25 and no tax in many areas makes this a better deal than ordering directly through LEGO, that is if you don’t mind forgoing the exclusive poster celebrating these new sets (shout out to grogall at Eurobricks for the high-res poster images). All the sets are available with the exception of the two retailer exclusive sets, 9494 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor and 9495 Gold Leader’s Y-Wing Starfighter.

Ryan "chief" Wood | January 5th, 2012 | Events

FBTB Parts Draft Four: Registration

Registration opened today for the 4th FBTB Parts Draft. Chime in soon; there are only 5 spots left as of this posting!

Ryan "chief" Wood | January 2nd, 2012 | Events

FBTB Parts Draft Four: Freeco Speeder

The next FBTB Parts Draft will take place on Saturday January 14th at 10 am PST.

We’ll be drafting 10 copies of Star Wars set 8085 Freeco Speeder for $10 (shipping charges will be calculated later for each participant.)

You can see the inventory for this set on Bricklink.

The draft will follow essentially the same rules as the last draft.

Draft registration will commence on Thursday January 5th at 12 pm PST, which you can do in this thread here by simply posting “FREECO!” Feel free to post any and all questions or comments in the thread; however, anyone posting “FREECO!” before the clock hits noon on January 5th will be banned form participating. I will then confirm your registration via private message and give you PayPal payment instructions, and our draft order will be decided by the order of payment received from participants.

John "Mofo Jones" Oglesby | December 18th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[USA] More Target.com Clearance Deals

Target.com has dropped the prices on a bunch of sets, including 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder to $25.48, 8093 Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter to $11.58, and a super low price of $8.98 for the 8085 Freeco Speeder. If you need a half-price Hoth Wampa, they’re now $19.99.

Also, if you need more Prince of Persia parts, 7570 The Ostrich Race is now $6.98!!

Special thanks to yakkotank for sleuthiness and truthiness!