You won’t find Rod “Torque” Redline in any official LEGO Cars set. Rod “Torque” Redline is an homage to the muscle cars out of Detroit, right down to the Michigan license plate. As a LEGO set, he was a promotional item from a Toys’R’Us LEGO Building Event held on Saturday October 15, 2011. By some of the things I’ve heard and read, I should consider myself extremely lucky that my daughter and I were able to walk away with a set for each of us.
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I have two items of news regarding Toys’R’Us.
First up, if you haven’t heard by now, TRU is celebrating Bricktober all month long featuring a different deal every week. In addition to the current offerings of a free Rob N. Hood minifigure magnet with a LEGO construction purchase of $20 or more and the free Ninjago Battle Arena with a LEGO construction purchase of $50 or more, Toys’R’Us brick and mortar stores will be celebrating LEGO Cars 2 by hosting a building event this Saturday October 15 from 2pm to 4pm where kids “can build and decorate their own version of Rod ‘Torque’ Redline.” I’m not entirely sure what building and decorating their own version exactly means. Is it an official promo set? Do they just mash bricks together from a basic assortment of parts? Eh who knows. I’ll be there with daughter in tow to see exactly what the deal is.
Secondly, in a stroke of the unexpected, TRU’s affiliate program extended an offer for FBTB to become an affiliate again, and we’ve accepted. So, we’ve added the button back to the left sidebar and, as usual, will still be reporting sales and deals like before. Thank you, TRU!