Opinions On The New Death Star

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You may not be aware of this, but right now there are images floating around online that claim to be the new 75159 Death Star set. I’m not going to repost the images, but for those interested they can be found on reddit, in various threads.

The images may be fake but they do seem to line up with other reports about the set – 75159 is nearly identical to the most recent Death Star set 10188.

It seems that LEGO and Disney are using the same logic as Emperor Palpatine himself – just build the same thing again.

If you talk to any adult LEGO fan long enough there will always be one set that they wish they’d been able to get, and the conversation often goes to remakes or re-releases. AFOLs seem to be generally in favour of remakes but the online reaction to 75159 has been really negative. Should we be happy that LEGO seem open to reproducing a set, or is this just a lazy cash grab and a bad sign for the future? I think there are a few issues at play here…

On Sale: 20% Off At Twoscoops

Australian online retailer Twoscoops are celebrating their second birthday, and instead of receiving gifts they are offering something special for their customers.

From now (August 18th) until 11:59pm Monday 22nd August you can get 20% off site wide, including LEGO.

Twoscoops 2nd Birthday 20pc off

As always with online sales don’t forget to factor in postage.

You can check out their LEGO range here.

71040 Disney Castle Now Available For VIPs

71040 Available Now

If you are an impatient Disney fan then today is a good day. The highly anticipated 71040 The Disney Castle set is now available for LEGO VIP customers.

For $499.99 the set can be on it’s way to your door. Head over to the store and log in to your VIP account to grab one.

Who’s ordering this set today?

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/The-Disney-Castle-71040?fromListing=listing

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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It seems that things have been pretty quiet on the sales front. Luckily Toys R Us are here to offer a few sets on discount.

This sale kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday August 17th) and runs until August 30th.

The range isn’t huge but the discounts are reasonable. You can check out the catalogue for yourself here or see the list of sets on sale below.

 
Set #
Set Name
Theme
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
10590AirportDuplo$23.99$29.99$620%
10592Fire TruckDuplo$23.99$29.99$620%
10812Truck & Tracked ExcavatorDuplo$23.99$29.99$620%
41110Birthday PartyFriends$23.99$29.99$620%
41117Pop Star TV StudioFriends$23.99$29.99$620%
601154 x 4 Off RoaderCity$23.99$29.99$620%
60116Ambulance PlaneCity$23.99$29.99$620%
31046Fast CarCreator$23.99$29.99$620%
31047Propeller PlaneCreator$23.99$29.99$620%
31049Twin Spin HelicopterCreator$34.99$39.99$513%
10685Fire SuitcaseJuniors$34.99$39.99$513%
10728Mia's Vet ClinicJuniors$34.99$39.99$513%
10687Spider-Man HideoutJuniors$34.99$39.99$513%
10813Big Construction Site [VIP]Duplo$69.99$89.99$2022%
31053Treehouse AdventuresCreator$39.99$49.99$1020%
10810Push TrainDuplo$31.99$39.99$820%
10820Creative Construction BucketDuplo$55.99$59.99$47%

Australian Price For 10254 Winter Holiday Train

LEGO have activated the Australian page for the recently announced 10254 Winter Holiday Train, which means we now have the official Australian RRP.

10254 Winter Holiday Train AU price

As per the initial reports the Australian RRP is $149.99.

Will you be picking up a set when it’s released for VIPs in September?

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Winter-Holiday-Train-10254

10254 Winter Holiday Train Announced

Christmas may still be over 100 days away but LEGO have decided that August is the perfect time to announce their latest Christmas set. Introducing 10254 Winter Holiday Train.

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Rather than releasing another building LEGO have taken inspiration from 10173 Holiday Train and gone with a festive vehicle this year.

The set features 734 pieces including enough track to make a complete circle – perhaps around the base of your Christmas tree. While not included the set can be upgraded with Power Functions to have a fully operating train.

There are also 5 minifigures included; 3 adults and 2 children.

The Australian product page isn’t live yet but reports are that the Australian RRP will be $149.99. Expect a VIP release in mid-September.

Read on for the full press release, designer video and gallery below.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

It may not be the best sale ever but with this offer available site-wide there are savings from legitimate retailers as well as used sets from private sellers.

From today (August 8th) until midnight on August 10th you can use the code CTENOFF to get 10% off when you spend $75 or more at eBay.

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Head over to eBay now

New LEGO Batman Movie Trailer

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The first two teasers for The LEGO Batman Movie already had people pretty excited for the film, now we have a longer trailer to keep that hype going.

This new trailer features a lot of action as well as our first look at Robin and the Joker.

We now know that in the film Bruce Wayne adopts a young Dick Grayson at a charity auction. Still no official details on the role Batgirl will play in the film.

Here is the official synopsis; In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer Today Only

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If you missed out on the recent Myer 30% off sale but still have your eye on something then you’ll need to get in quick.

For today only (Saturday July 23rd) Myer are offering 20% off all toys, including LEGO.

The offer is available in-store, online and on the Myer eBay store

Two LEGO Batman Movie Sets Revealed At SDCC

San Diego ComicCon just wouldn’t be the same without some new LEGO set news.

LEGO have just shared details of two new sets that will be launching with the highly anticipated LEGO Batman Movie.

The Batmobile

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The set features Batman, Robin, Man-Bat, and the Kabuki Twins. Batman looks great with his utility belt and Robin’s design is interesting to say the least. The Kabuki Twins were Penguin henchmen in The Batman cartoon so I’m surprised to see Man-Bat appear instead.

The Batmobile is different from the one seen in The LEGO Movie. We’ll have to wait for the film to see the story behind its design.

The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider

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Possibly the better of the two sets, the Joker Lowrider looks awesome. A great mix of bright colours and patterns.

The set also has some great minifigures; The Joker, Batgirl, Harley Quinn. All three figures have great printing.

Via http://www.thebrickfan.com. Thanks to Mark for making sure I didn’t miss this.