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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…)

Ace Kim | October 22nd, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter On Sale Monday 10/25

10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter - 8

In addition to finding the set on the shelves early, I just got the official word that 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter will go on sale officially on Monday October 25, days earlier than the November 1 on sale date announced previously. Hooray?

Try as I might, I can’t bring myself to justify this set. It is neither aesthetically pleasing, nor visually interesting in any way. The economics of the set just plain stinks as well. 676 pieces for a Benjamin? Pass. But hey, I understand there are some of you who are looking forward to this set. To each their own I guess.

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 23rd, 2009 | MOC Spotlight, News

UCS Models by Gareth

Gareth Bowler, longtime SW mocmaker extraordinaire, has been posting some new/newish/old models to Brickshelf. Here’s a couple of his latest, a UCS Speederbike, and an updated A-Wing!


Click here for the full gallery!

Of the two, my favorite is the speederbike, which has some really great details I like, such as tires for the handle grips, and some fantastic greebling where the steering vanes connect to the main body.


Click here for the A-Wing gallery!

The A-Wing is sleek as ever. The canopy stands out to me.
Click here for the full UCS gallery, which includes a new TIE Interceptor, Swamp Speeder, and General Grievous Fighter.

We’ve gotten emails and forum posts from people asking where Gareth’s spotlight page from the old site is. It’s archived, but we’re still trying to cement our plans for handling spotlights here on the new site. Although we may not end up featuring individual builders with their own pages like we used to, we still intend to highlight the best and most amazing Star Wars-related creations we find.

Share your thoughts via the Comments button below.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 18th, 2009 | Sales News

[US] Amazon.com UCS Millennium Falcon $125 off w/ free shipping

Amazon.com (US) has the 10179 UCS (big scale) Millennium Falcon for only $375, or $125 off. To add a cherry to the top, this price includes free standard shipping. This is 25% off the price and considerable savings off retail. Check it out!

I have not been notified if this deal is true for other countries as well, so please be sure to PM me if it works on your version of Amazon as well.

Thanks to forum users mjck7 and Joxer the Mighty for pointing out this great deal!

Discuss this in the forums!

Unfortunately, this deal has expired. -Ace-