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…)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Today is the final day to submit your entry for our MOC Madness 2011 Tournament. You have until midnight tonight (Pacific timezone) – that’s 24 hours from the time this post appeared – to post your bounty hunter and ship. After the deadline passes you will not be able to enter, nor will you be able to update your entry or correct any issues. If you’re waiting until the last minute to post please make sure you’ve followed all the rules, and have your three photos ready: one of just your bounty hunter, one to display you ship, and another to demonstrate the prisoner compartment. Also, if this is your first time posting to the forum, try not to panic when you don’t see your entry right after you post it. A staff member simply needs to approve the post but it will be entered into the system as soon as you click submit so the timestamp will remain accurate.
I’m looking forward to the last minute entries and I should be online tomorrow night if you have any final questions.