Apr
02

Double VIP Points

This is no April Fools joke – LEGO is offering double VIP points on every purchase/order from April 1st to April 15th. According to this page, during the period, you will also get $5 credit for every $50 you spend. I believe this stacks with points you have saved up on your VIP card already. Let’s say you have 125 points saved up on your card. Since every 100 points saved is $5 credit, and you make a $50 purchase that day, you’ll get $10 off that purchase (the 49 points added from $50 purchase does not bring the total to 200, so from VIP points alone you’re still only getting $5 off). It works whether you’re buying from a LEGO Store or from Shop at Home.

Since the first of LEGO Star Wars 2014 wave was released just last month, now would be a great time to pick some sets up if you haven’t already. Happy shopping!

Feb
28

Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season 6

More than a year after the Clone Wars series officially stopped airing on television, we have the first trailer for the final season of the series. There have been some teasers and episode clips in the past (which you can see at the end of this post), but this trailer gives us significantly more insight into the season. Note that this will not air on Cartoon Network, but exclusively on Netflix beginning next Friday, March 7th. See the trailer below:

I do believe that past Clone Wars episodes are airing on Disney XD, but these last 13 episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions,” will be exclusive to Netflix subscribers. Netflix offers a free, one month trial, so if you’ve not used that yet, that is an alternative for paying for the service. It is not clear whether they will release episodes on Netflix on a weekly basis (i.e. every Friday as CN did), or if all 13 will be released next Friday. To get the most out of the free trial, I would advise waiting and finding out how the episodes will be released – and if it is the former (weekly episodes), I would wait until they are all released in order to see every one within the trial period. I will update this post if I’m able to find out more. All past Clone Wars seasons will also be made available, so you can re-watch some of your favorite episodes or catch up with the series – even more reason to take advantage of the free Netflix trial.

In any event, it looks like the Clone Wars’ sixth and final season will revolve around several interesting story arcs. They will explore Order 66 and the fate of the clones, Yoda and his journey to Dagobah, and political conspiracies taking place in the Republic. It’s looking to be another exciting season. For additional details, check out StarWars.com’s post from earlier this month.

Episode Clips:

Feb
26

Brickworld Indy 2014

Brickworld 2014 Indy is coming up for those of you who live near or in the Indianapolis area. Brickworld is an annual LEGO convention for fans of all ages. There are countless displays of fan creations, ranging from Star Wars to the Wild West to City. There are also interactive activities the public can take part in, as well as many vendors selling anything from custom minifigure accessories to old, hard-to-find sets. The public expo begins on March 8th (10am – 6pm) and will run through the 9th (10am – 5pm). Here is the address:

Indiana State Fairground
Agriculture Horticulture Building
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

If you have never participated in Brickworld before, I highly recommend doing so this year. It’s a great experience for the entire family, there are lots of neat creations to see, and a plethora of products to buy. Check out the official site for ticket prices and other information.

Feb
07

The LEGO Movie – In Theaters Now!

The LEGO Movie is in theaters today! Many people, both young and old, have been anticipating the film since its first trailer was posted online – and for good reason. LEGO games and animations have always had a certain charm to them, like Disney movies have with audiences worldwide. They’re funny, touching, and spark people’s imaginations, not to mention the bountiful references and nods to other forms of media and pop culture. Don’t miss it!

The LEGO Movie

Jan
05

Lego Star Wars 2014 Sets Delayed in US and Canada

UPDATE: The first Lego Star Wars wave of 2014 is delayed in The US and Canada.

The new sets have not been seen in stores yet, nor are they on the official LEGO Shop at Home page for the US. By this time, they normally are. They have been released in Europe, which follows all years past – they are always first to get the sets. However, the US and Canada traditionally gets them late December to early January. Because of “The Lego Movie” and the sets Lego has put out for it, it seems that Star Wars has been put on hold until March.

Not to mention that Disney may have something to do with it since they have now owned the brand for a little over a year. If memory serves, Disney acquired Lucasfilm around late December of 2012. Thus, there wasn’t enough time for them to alter plans on the January 2013 wave release. This is just speculation, of course; ultimately, whatever the cause, us North Americans will have to wait until March. So if you really want to get your hands on these sets now, you’ll have to order from Europe, which is pricey.

Lego has, however, updated their website (note: not Shop at Home) with some new images and video of the sets.

Lego 75034 Death Star Troopers: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75034

Lego 75035 Kashyyyk Troopers: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75035

Lego 75036 Utapau Troopers: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75036

Lego 75037 Battle on Saleucami: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75037

Lego 75038 Jedi Interceptor: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75038

Lego 75039 V-Wing Starfighter: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75039

Lego 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75040

Lego 75041 Vulture Droid: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75041

Lego 75042 Droid Gunship: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75042

Lego 75043 AT-AP: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75043

Lego 75044 Droid Tri-Fighter: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/episodes-i-to-vi/75044

Lego 75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/clone-wars/75045

Lego 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship: http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/products/clone-wars/75046

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