Archive for the ‘Star Wars’ Category

Star Wars Call Me Maybe

July 18, 2012

Painstakingly, Mind-blowingly, totally epic.

Via Waxy.

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Lego Star Wars – Rancor Pit Revealed

July 17, 2012

Lego announced this amazingly epic Star Wars set at Comic-Con. The Rancor Pit is expected to be $60 and is realeasing January. It’s coolest feature other than the Rancor itself? It’s able to sit on top of Jabba’s Palace so you can drop minifigs down to the pit. Check out tons of pics from all angles in FBTB’s photostream.

Via FBTB.

Greetings from Comic-Con 2012!

July 15, 2012

Jam packed days at Comic Con and Legoland. In GEEK heaven! I probably have a couple dozen posts I want to do, but I’m in the midst of too much awesomeness to stop and write about it!

Stay tuned though! I will start posting tons right after Con (assuming I’m not completely passed out on the couch from over geeking out). I’ll be doing posts on new Lego sets and minifigs, how inept Sony is with handling Human Beings, previews for new Nintendo games/products, and a WORLD EXCLUSIVE about something I got straight from the mouth of Mario.

Lego 9526 Palpatine’s Arrest: Recreate a Mass Murder!

May 29, 2012

Ok Lego, so I have a question: How is this set appropriate for children? You have now turned down three projects on Lego Cuusoo deeming the content “inappropriate for their target audience”. To illustrate this, they’ve made a few blog posts now explaining what criteria they consider in the Lego review. They’ve actually stated that they won’t except “Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture”. Now I understand how Shaun of the Dead, Firefly, and Ghost in the Shell aren’t right for Lego. What I don’t understand is how the heck this is?

This set includes everything you need to recreate one of the most gruesome, terrifying scenes from Revenge of the Sith (below the child slaughter, but above Anakin being mutilated). You have a little catapult to throw Palpatine at the four Jedi he kills and a window (and force lightning) to push out of and kill Mace Windu with.

So Lego, how can you refuse sets based off of other violent content and deem this bit of man slaughter appropriate for a Lego set?

Set pics found on FBTB.

Kinect Star Wars Dance Party

April 2, 2012

Holy. what the heck? I love it! Read the lyrics here.

Via Waxy Links.

Lego 10225 R2-D2 Announced

March 20, 2012

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10225 R2-D2™

Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.

US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK 149.99 £ DE 179.99 € DK 1499 DKK

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ – the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!

Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!

• Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
• Features retractable third leg!
• Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
• Features realistic rotating head!
• R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
• Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
• Measures over 12” (31 cm) high and 7” (18 cm) wide!

Via FBTB.

Lego Star Wars Sets from New York Toy Fair 2012

February 21, 2012

The Lego Star Wars line debuted some great sets at the New York Toy Fair (Lego also renewed their license with Lucas for 10 more years of Lego Star Wars!). Although most of these are terrifyingly overpriced, there are some real amazing sets here.

9496 Desert Skiff

Price: $24.99

Piece Number: 213

Available: In August

My Opinions: My favorite set in the new line. With a pretty grand price per part for Star Wars, and a selection of KILLER characters (Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian, and Luke in Jedi garb!) this one is on the top of my list.

More media here.

9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Price: $44.99

Piece Number: 376

Available: In August

My Opinions: One of the two new sets based off the Star Wars: The Old Republic games. I’m not familiar with too much of the extended universe (other than the Force Unleashed games), so I cannot tell you how accurate it is. What I can tell you is that it is a really cool starship with quite a few excellent characters.

More media here.

9498 Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter

Price: $29.99

Piece Number: 244

Available: In August

My Opinions: Sasesee Tiin was one of my favorite Jedi in the Clone Wars show (SPOILER: Why did they have to kill him?!?) and his minifig is super awesome. The ship is the same (or nearly the same) Jedi ship as the boatload of other Jedi ships Lego has made, just in a different color.

More media here.

9499 Gungan Sub

Price: $69.99

Piece Number: 465

Available: In August

My Opinions: Known to Lego and Star Wars fans not as the Gungan Sub, but as the set to include Queen Amidala! Yes folks, this is the first time Queen Amidala has ever appeared in a Lego set. All will buy this entirely for her, even if the set itself it stupidly overpriced.

More media here.

9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor

Price: $89.99

Piece Number: 748

Available: In August

My Opinions: The other of the two sets based off Star Wars: The Old Republic, this one contains some utterly fantastic minifigs who get to ride in an awesome Sith ship! Yay!

More media here.

9525 Pre Vizla’s Mandalorian Fighter

Price: $39.99

Piece Number: N/A

Available: In August only at Target

My Opinions: I have not seen this ship in action, though I can tell you now that it’s quite epic. What a nice pointed nose and what cool positionable wings.

More media here.

9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Price: $39.99

Piece Number: 234

Available: In September

My Opinions: So who would lead the charge following Santa Yoda in the line of gift givers from a galaxy far far away? Why, Darth Maul of course! And he’s even brought you a little R2 snowman. How kind of him. Though I’m not sure how comfortable you are with a sith lord coming down your chimney…

More media here.

9515 The Malevolence

Price: $119.99

Piece Number: 1,101

Available: In August

My Opinions: Grevious’s flagship during the Clone Wars, while terribly off scale, looks incredibly epic with a very comfortable price per part and a cast of characters worthy of kings.

More media here.

9516 Jabba’s Palace

Price: $119.99

Piece Number: 717

Available: In August

My Opinions: Wowzers! What a cool set! Even though that part number is so low, the pieces are big enough to justify purchasing this set… right? New molds for a bunch of figs, and a cast worthy of gods (not kings mind you. That was the previous set).

More media here.

9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4

Price: $9.99

Piece Number: 77

Available: In August

My Opinions: Yet another micro X-wing. Very cute!

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9678 Twin-Pod Cloud Car & Bespin

Price: $9.99

Piece Number: 78

Available: In August

My Opinions: Ooh! Mini cloud car! Now your micro Bespin can have official transport!

More media here.

9679 AT-ST & Endor

Price: $9.99

Piece Number: 65

Available: In August

My Opinions: We all need a mini AT-ST and model of Endor don’t we?

More media here.

Kinect Star Wars Trailer

January 31, 2012

So incredibly awesome and hilarious.

Via Joystiq.

Lego Star Wars Half-Hour TV Special Airing This Weekend

July 19, 2011

This weekend, Cartoon Network is airing their new Lego special, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Here is a portion of the press release.

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is scheduled to air multiple times on Cartoon Network during the weekend including: Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and Sunday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star WarsTM: The Padawan MenaceTM. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!

Via FBTB.

 

Incredible Lego Sandcrawler

June 1, 2011
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Featuring lights, motors, and over 10,000 LEGO elements, Marshall Banana shows off the fruits of his 9 months worth of labor. Just incredible. And massive. It completely dwarfs LEGO’s modular buildings. More pictures and info in his photoset.

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Via FBTB.