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Archive for March, 2013

Legion LEGO mission patch


A cool Star Wars LEGO item I found. I saw it and had to order one.Expect a fuller post on this event in the near future.

LEGO Trooper PatchThe Legion Rose Bowl Parade LEGO Diorama mission patch.
Dave Liew designed the project’s logo and now it’s being done as a  4″ wide fully embroidered patch available for $7 with shipping included, paypal to trooper.tk210@gmail.com

You can’t spell “Legion” without “LEGO”!

On January 1, 2007 two hundred members of the 501st Legion were invited by George Lucas to march in the Rose Bowl parade. It was an epic moment to show the world that the Legion can represent the world of Star Wars with pride.

On January 1, 2013 we announced the beginning of the Rose Parade LEGO Diorama Project to gather 200+ LEGO Stormtrooper figures and other assorted figures to recreate that epic scene and have it available to show at massive Legion events (shooting for CVII in 2014!).

 


Minifigures Character Encyclopedia News plus free poster


LEGO Email announces the exclusive mini-figure with Mini-figures Character Encyclopedia (book preview). The mini figure is a Toy Solider. It’s been know for a while but since LEGO included it in LEGO VIP newsletter the release date is getting closer.
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The newsletter had more news

1) Double Vip points March 25-April 8

2)A special offer coming in May only on shop.LEGO.com – Get a free DK limited-edition LEGO Minifigures poster with the purchase of 5 or more LEGO® Minifigures Series 10!

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Tolkien Reading Day!


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Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on March 25. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

via fb events page

So log off and go read. I’m taking The Hobbit to work to read at Lunch. What are you going to read today? What is your favorite J. R. R. Tolkien book?


Art Auction for Princess Leah


http://myworld.ebay.com/artforleah/

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X-Wing Project Challenge Coin


I found another cool Star Wars Challenge coin. This one is from The X-wing Project.

The X-Wing project is a group of fans, spanning the whole US, who work tirelessly to keep the LFL 3/4 Scale X-Wing alive and well, and at home in the hangar of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

The X-Wing Project Coins are 2″ and full color on both sides and manufactured by Challenge Coins R Us. They are $10 each. They have the Rocky Mountain FanForce Logo on one side and the X-wing Project Logo on the other side.

X-wing Project challenge coin.

Rocky Mountain FanForce

X-Wing project.net
X-Wing Project Facebook

Full ordering details here

Each coin will be $10, this includes all fees, and s/h with the proceeds going for much-needed repairs on the X-Wing!

These coins will be sequentially numbered! For those of you wanting to claim a specific numbered coin, it will be $15 per coin.The numbers are limited to 300 (the total for this limited run of coins).

(Claimed numbers will be listed on Facebook )

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING

  1. Please PayPal your orders to: PtrsonsZOO@aol.com.
  2. Please put “X-Wing Project Challenge Coins” in the subject line and mark the funds as a gift.
  3. In the message, please include how many coins you are ordering (and #s for special orders) and your shipping information.

Additional donations are always welcome too!

Order cutoff will be March 30th, with the order being placed on April 1st.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 30TH!

They also have X-wing Project Patches.

This is the first ever X-Wing Project Patch. Made by the spectacular folks at Moritz Embroidery, and containing all metallic threads, these 3X5 inch patches are sure to go fast! If you would like to order one (or more) of these beauties, then follow the instructions below. They are being offered at cost simply to help spread the X-Wing love around.

X-wing project Patches

$2.25 per patch for Locals w/ no shipping
$3.25 per patch for all shipped orders

PayPal PtrsonsZOO@aol.com using “XWP Patches” in your subject line. Locals list which event you want to pick up your patches from (Starfest or May the Fourth), and shipped orders must have their address in the notes field. All orders should contain the quantity


Another LEGO T-shirt


Nowhere bad has another LEGO themed Tee-shirt. Imperial Space Command is available for 72 hours. It is a mash-up of Star Wars and LEGO Space Logo. There have been similar designs with the millennium Falcon and Serenity fly around the LEGO Space Logo. THis has a Tie fighter flying past the LOGO but the logo is also the Death Star. The shirt is $12.

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My Little Prancing Pony


Frodo and Samwise arrive at their destination, or do they?

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My Little Prancing Pony Stars LEGO Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (from Shelob Attacks 9470 and Gandalf Arrives 9469) and MLP Apple Jack.


Save the Clone Wars


A few days ago, LucasFilm Animation announced the end of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars as a TV show on StarWars.com. Their announcement stated that ” Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming,” that “we feel the time has come to wind down the series,” and that “fans can soon find this bonus content.” Bonus content makes it sound that the new content will be released on StarWars.com instead of being a season of the show or direct to DVD/Blu-Ray movies.

We appreciate Disney and LucasFilm and are looking forward to the sequel trilogy; however, we love The Clone Wars! We want more than bonus content! We want the many stories that the creators have set out to tell to be completed. We ask that the powers that be to please reconsider this decision.

Thanks,
Save The Clone Wars

Let’s Save The Clone Wars! There is a long list of animated and live action shows that have been saved by fans sending letters and sometimes other things into the networks. There is a list of successful and unsuccessful campaigns over at tvtropes.com.

Find and follow them here

e-mail:  info@SaveTheCloneWars.com
Twitter:  @SaveCloneWars
Facebook:  Save The Clone Wars

Twitter Protest scheduled for Saturday see for full details. Star Wars Underworld

Let your voice be heard! If you are passionate about saving The Clone Wars animated series, then we need your help! We live in an age where through social media anyone can have their voice heard and anyone can make a difference. It’s time to put that to use. On Saturday March 23 at 9:30 am PST/12:30 pm EST we are asking fans to get the hashtag #SaveTheCloneWars trending on Twitter to show Disney how vast and passionate the Clone Wars audience is. Fans are also encouraged to tweet @Disney and @starwars, if enough tweets are sent to each of those accounts, the decision makers will take notice.


Star Trek: Into Brickness


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Awesome fan made stop motion trailer of Star Trek Into Darkness by Antonio Toscano.

 


Indiana Jones and the Temple Run


Professor of Archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it… obtainer of rare antiquities.

LEGO Indiana Jones and Temple run

Indiana Jones and the Temple Run.

There is a board game based on Temple Run app. The app was originally .99 but Imangi Studios made it free. You can purchase upgrades in-game. Is the game any good? How would an app translate into an old school board game? Well I’ll put it this way the board game was originally $19.99. I found it on clearance for $1 at Wal-mart.

There are now versions based on Brave, Oz, and a Temple Run 2.

This image is offered as an 8×10 print on E-BAY. That auction has ended but check my online store at Ollure.com or my main e-bay page to see if another gets listed.


Happy St. Patricks Day


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Have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day.


Star Wars Character Tournament starts monday!


It’s a showdown between the Light Side and Dark Side in the first This Is Madness tournament! Vote for your favorite Jedi, Sith, scoundrel, Rebel, or bounty hunter and help decide who is, once and for all, the galaxy’s most popular Star Wars character.

The first round begins on Monday, March 18! Cast your votes and come back every day for new matchups and results, and be sure to visit us on Tuesday, April 9, to see who will be named winner of This Is Madness!


starwars.com/This-Is-Madness/



View the bracket
and make your choice.


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The Cola Wars


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The Kiss


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I reshot the Spider-man pic from a couple days ago.


Pi day 3.14


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Deadpool has a pie gun.

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See Pi day 2012!

Notice I received as I made this post You published 315 posts. So my 315th post was made on 3/14 and was about 3.14.


Look out here comes the Spider-Man!


LEGO spider-man

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the Spiderman.


Brick Grimes is Back


Other Tees tee of the day is Brick Grimes by Brinkerhoff. Other Tees Is selling the shirt for the next 48 hours. You may have seen the design before Nowhere bad offered the shirt back in November.
(see Missed a Cool Brick shirt).

Price 7£/8.5€/11$/33zł plus shipping 5$/3.75€/3.1£ to Europe 6$/4.5€/3.75£ to Rest of the World. I’ve ordered from Other Tees before it does take awhile to make it to the US. See their FAQ’s for more information

If you missed Brick Grimes before here’s your chance.

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Or you can get it on RedBubble in a choice of colors but at a higher price, $24.54.


Wolverine welcomes the newest X-man


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I got the Cyclops at ConNooga.  I had the joke written a while ago it just took a while to find the mini-fig. I’ve not seen many series 9 bags in store.

Appearing in this scene: Wolverine from LEGO Super Heroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866) and Cyclops of series 9 Mini-figs (71000).


The Doctor says spring forward.


Remember it’s daylight saving time. So spring forward and lose sleep.

Dr Who

Seen here The Doctor from Dr Who character building series 3 and the grandfather clock from Lego 30201 Monster Fighters Ghost

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Aquaman’s Lament


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I got Aquaman at a comic convention over the weekend, I bought one other minifig cause I wasn’t having luck finding it in the blind bags.

Appearing in this scene Aquaman from (Aquaman on Ice #76000) Spongebob Squarepants, and Patrick (Heroic Heroes of the Deep 3815).


Hobbit Mini-fig included with Target Hobbit dvd/Bluray


Groove Bricks reports that Target will have a Hobbit DVD/blu-ray pack with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins mini-fig. So I know where I’ll buy my Hobbit Blu-Ray set. Now do I wait and buy in store or preorder? The release date is March 19. A week later the Empire Strike Out Dvd will be released with an exclusive Darth Vader mini-fig.

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Groove Bricks
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Also this week Target has a few LEGO sets on sale. The Spider-Man’s Spider-Cycle set, Superman vs. Power Armor Lex Luthor set, Batman Arctic freeze set, and Star Wars AT-RT set are $18.00 each. These sets are usually 19.99. It’s only 10% off but since I was already there so I picked up a set rather than use my LEGO VIP card. There maybe other sets on sale. When I checked the weekly ad online they didn’t show up. But they showed up on a Google shopping search.
I checked Target’s Easter section. Their seasonal polybag is the same as they had for valentine’s day. It is Winzar’ pack patrol from Legends of Chima.

The mini-fig was posted here, Winzar’s Pack Patrol

Updates: The Droid Escape set also shows up as a temporary price cut.

I just got back from Target the temporary price cut sign on the sets said 3/3-3/16 so there’s a little time to grab some of these sets. Now I just need to sell a bunch of prints so I can get these sets and DVDs.

There was a 19.99 LEGO City fire truck for $18.  The Easter section had a Friends polybag and the KRE-O GI Joe figs.


Jango Fett


Jango Fett

I’d meant to post this before ConNooga but forgot.


Another LEGO Themed shirt Shiny!


Yesterday was Just Build at YeTee (30 min left on it). Today Tee Fury has a Firefly LEGO space mash up shirt. Why are these shirt released after I get home from a Con?
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Tee-fury Shirts are now $11. But they have added shirt color choices. Browncoat Brick is available for the next 24 hours. Mens colors Black, yellow or chocolate-brown. women’s, black or yellow.

Tee-Fury.com


LEGO Blocks Shut Down One Lane of I-79


LEGO Blocks Shut Down One Lane of I-79 Sunday Afternoon
Written by Whitney Wetzel
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Around 5:15 Sunday afternoon, there was a roadway obstruction of LEGO blocks on I-79 around mile marker 117 in Harrison County.

Traffic was down to one lane until crews could clean up the mess.