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Ace Kim | July 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Hallmark Reveals This Year’s LEGO Star Wars Ornament: Yoda

Yoda Keepsake Ornament

Anyone else sick of what is turning out to be the Year of the Yoda? Good, ’cause neither am I! Hallmark has announced their newest entry into their line of LEGO Star Wars Christmas Tree ornaments and it really should come to no surprise to anybody that it is famed Jedi Master Yoda. He is offered in a rather static pose and looks more like a minifigure than a statue. Seems lazy to me, and I’m not talking about what his eyes are doing there. Still, this is one line we can all claim to be successful completionists on up until they wise up and start offering convention exclusive ornaments. Then we’re screwed. Anyways, he’ll go on sale later this year at the low, low price of $14.95. Hallmark’s previous LEGO Star Wars ornaments were Darth Vader and Stormtrooper.

Thanks to banthafodder for the heads up.

Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Storms The Nuremberg Airport

Yoda @ the Nuremberg Airport (Toy Fair 2012)

After the great coverage of both the London and New York Toy Fair’s by our intrepid reporters Pete, Don and Ace it was easy to forget about the one held in Germany. Francesco “Frankie” Fondi (awesomely alliterated alias award) sent a heads up about LEGO’s occupation of the Nuremberg airport baggage area, which was overwhelmed with LEGO Star Wars statues. You can check out the rest of the shots at his site. I’d guess these are statues that may pop up in LEGO stores quite often, but I’ve never seen one in person and the thought of them invading an airport just seems like an odd publicity stunt. Neat nontheless.

Star Wars Friends @ the Nuremberg Airport (Toy Fair 2012)

It’s sad because they used to be so close…

Ken Robichaud | December 4th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

“Size Matters Not.”

Size matters not...

Just keep telling yourself that Yoda.

SPARKART! has found a creepy/hilarious use for the printed Cars faces and refers to this unholy mash-up a “Cars Tuned” creation. Nice.

For the record I don’t care what Johnson thought, puns are not the lowest form of humour. Prop comedy is.

Ken Robichaud | December 4th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Who Da Man? Yoda Man!

Alright, I’m never saying that again.

For me at least, it seems everything is coming up Yoda lately. Kevin Ryhal has built this cute little guy in his signature “Moodland” style and if you lay him on his back he spins just like his illegitimate offspring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wouldn’t mind seeing more little figures built like this. The spin-fighting angle could give Ninjago a run for it’s money.

Ace Kim | March 12th, 2011 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Event

Yoda Master Builder Event

I meant to post this earlier this week but work has been crajee lately, so I apologize for the short reminder. This weekend at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA, LEGO Brand Retail is celebrating their grand opening event of their newest store with a series of activities and promotions. First up is a Master Builder event featuring Yoda! Help build an 8 ft. tall Yoda model from Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Participants will receive a voucher good for a LEGO Star Wars Certificate of Achievement and a Yoda Duplo brick while supplies last. The Master Builder event lasts through Sunday with the final bricks aimed to be placed at 5:00pm on Sunday.

But wait, there’s more! Visit the store during the event and enter a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate!

But wait, there’s more! On Saturday, be one of the first 300 people to make a purchase of $35 or more and receive a free exclusive, limited-edition minifig 3-pack, pictured below.

But wait, there’s more! On Sunday, be one of the first 300 people to to make a purchase of $35 or more and receive a free minifigure t-shirt! T-shirt is in kids sizes, not meant for minifigs.

The brand new LEGO store is located just off of Carousel Court on the first floor a few doors down from Puzzle Zoo.

South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs
South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs South Coast Plaza Grand Opening Minifigs
Ace Kim | February 17th, 2011 | LEGO, News

Build Buzz At Northbrook, Yoda At Costa Mesa

The Northbrook, IL LEGO Store is having a grand re-opening this weekend February 18 through February 20. The Northbrook store is re-opening to a new location in Northbrook Court. As part of the celebration, there will be a Master Builder Event where participants can help build an 8-ft. tall Buzz Lightyear.

Check out for more information or call the Northbrook store directly at (847) 291-9520.

As if southern California didn’t have enough LEGO Stores (which we don’t honestly, I mean what does it take to get a store in Los Angeles, like on the west side, or, even better, like in the south bay area?), LEGO is opening up a store in Costa Mesa and will be having their Grand Opening event on March 11 through March 13. As part of the celebration, there will be a Master Builder Event to help build a Yoda model. It’s bit far on the calendar but seeing as to how I’ll probably be attending that event, I’ll post a reminder about it the closer we get to the day.

Ace Kim | November 28th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

More Cool Alarm Clocks: Yoda, Anakin

Tim Steff from our forums found some more cool alarm clocks at his local Walmart: a Clone Wars era Yoda and Anakin Skywalker. The Stormtrooper’s still the best, though.

Ace Kim | November 20th, 2009 | News

Yoda Duplo Brick Giveaway Winner Announced

Out of 52 entries, only one could claim the prize, and that someone is:

  • Jordan Gott of Lothian, MD

Congratulations! Your Yoda brick will be on its way!

Either the news scrolls down too fast and people don’t bother reading back a page or two, or readers are no longer interested in free stuff as the total number of submissions for the last two giveaways has been pretty low. Also, if you do enter the giveaways, make sure you are familiar with the giveaway rules as I had to toss a fair number of entries that did not include the mailing address.

Ace Kim | November 7th, 2009 | Contests

Duplo Yoda Brick Giveaway

Every once in a blue moon, LEGO hosts a building event at their brand retail locations where visitors to the store can participate in building an 8-foot tall replica of a minifig, such as Yoda, R2-D2, or a Pirate figure. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can walk away with a commemorative Duplo brick, such as this one:

Duplo Yoda Brick Giveaway

Forum member and rock star meeotch attended the event up in his neck of the woods recently and graciously donated a brick to FBTB to giveaway. So, if you want one, here’s your chance to win one! Send me an email to [email protected] with YODA as the subject line. You have until 11:59pm PST Sunday November 15th 2009 to enter, subject to giveaway rules. Crystal King not included. Good luck!