Official Set Details Of 21108 Ghostbusters

We knew it was coming, and now we have official details and a final design for the Ghostbusters Cuusoo set.

LEGO 21108 Ghostbusters ECTO-1

21108 LEGO Ghostbusters will be available for purchase in June 2014 for $49.99 US, which makes this the most expensive of the currently available Cuusoo sets. As usual we don’t have an official Australian price but we predict this will be at least $79.99.

We asked the Brisbane based brains behind the project, Brent Waller, what he thought of the final design:

I was very excited to see the final model revealed. Marcos Bessa has absolutely nailed the look of Ecto-1 even better than I did, all while adding an accessible interior! I can’t wait to see people enjoying it when it’s released come June

LEGO 21108 Ghostbusters Minifigures

Here is the set description from the LEGO Cuusoo blog

This fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbusting ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures.

LEGO 21108 Ghostbusters ECTO-1 BImages via http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/2014/02/16/lego-ghostbusters-revealed-toyfair/

70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Officially Unveiled

LEGO has used the New York Toy Fair as an opportunity to officially announce the next LEGO Movie set – 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow. We had previously seen some leaked images of this set, but we now have official images and a design video. This is one seriously impressive ship.

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 01

The set is scheduled for release in March.

No Australian price yet, but we have made some enquiries. Our prediction for an Australian price is $359.99

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Check out the designer video and press release below

Watch The Hilarious Out-Takes From The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie may be an animated, but that doesn’t mean mistakes don’t still happen. You know how the saying goes – never work with kids, animals and minifigures.

We have watched the clip and there is only one very minor spoiler in there, but definitely nothing that will spoil the plot of the movie.

On Sale – 20% Off Star Wars And Superheroes At Target

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From this Thursday 13th of February Target is taking 20% off of all their Star Wars and Superheroes LEGO sets.

Some of the new sets are actually featured in the catalogue at prices lower than 20% off.

76011 Man-Bat Attack for $30, save $9
76013 The Joker Steam Roller for $59, save $20
75037 Battle On Saleucami for $23, save $6
75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike for $30, save $9
75038 Jedi Interceptor for $30, save $9

The sale ends on Wednesday 19th February.

You can check out the catalogue here 

Expressions Of Interest – Exclusive AFOL Screening Of The LEGO Movie

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At Bricking Around we are extremely excited for the release of The LEGO Movie, and we think this is a great chance for LEGO fans to get together. We are currently considering organising some special adult only screenings of the film in the luxury of Gold Class. We want to know if that is something our readers would be interested in?

Gold Class screenings would cater for 30 – 40 guests, and cost between $40 – $60 per ticket depending on day, time and any food and drink packages. We have created a survey below to get some feedback on the idea.

If the survey above does not load, you can fill it out here

LEGO Takes Over Ad Break In UK

As part of promotion for The LEGO Movie a UK television station has converted an entire ad break’s worth of ads into LEGO. The end result makes us wish for a world where all ads are LEGO; It might make ads a little easier to tolerate.

 

Almost Everybody Loves The LEGO Movie

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The LEGO Movie is officially released in the US tomorrow, and the reviews are starting to come in. According to review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes the film is looking like a hit.

Currently, with 32 Critic reviews recorded there are 31 positive reviews and just a single negative one.

Warning: As Joel points out in the comments the negative review mentioned contains spoilers for the end of the movie. It’s going to be a tough two months folks.

With the official release of the movie there are going to be a lot of reviews coming out. We wish you the best of luck staying spoiler free until the Australian release in April.

The Simpsons House Coming To Local LEGO Retailers

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Have you been holding off getting the Simpsons House set in the hopes of seeing a local Australian release? Well it seems your patience has been rewarded.

Two independent Australian LEGO retailers have confirmed that they will be stocking 71006 The Simpsons House. No official prices have been released yet, but these should be around the standard Australian RRP of $329.99, and possibly even a little cheaper.

 

Outer Rim Trading Co

First up is Brisbane based retailer Outer Rim Trading Co. who today announced via their Facebook page that they are expecting stock in April/May. They will also be receiving the all 3 LEGO Minecraft sets, the Back to the Future DeLorean and recently released Mars Curiosity Rover.

Click here to view the original Facebook post or view their store here.

 

Shop For Me

The second retailer that has confirmed they will be receiving the Simpsons house is Shop For Me. The Melbourne based store will revealed the news in their regular newsletter.

You can view the newsletter here or view their store here.

 

We haven’t heard about a more general release, but will keep an eye out for news. If anybody knows of other retailers that will be stocking the set please comment below.

LEGO Online Offer – Free LEGO Movie Set

Spend $45 or more at the LEGO Online store and receive The Piece of Resistance (Set 30280) absolutely free.

Free LEGO Movie Piece Of Resistance Set

Please note that we just tested this offer and found the following message on the checkout page

If your order qualifies for promotions, they will be applied, but will not be shown in the checkout.

We will continue to monitor this and update when the site has been updated.

http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/The-LEGO-Movie-Free-Gift

Interview: The Australian Behind LEGO Ghostbusters

This morning we got news about the latest product to come from the LEGO Cuusoo website, but that news was particularly exciting for one Brisbane LEGO fan. Brent Waller is the man behind the project, and he has spoken to Bricking Around about his creation.