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Archive for April, 2013

More Information on TRU May the 4th event


Just got an update on Toys R Us May the fourth plans. There is a free Jek-14 build for children 5 and up. Plus a free Gauntlet with a LEGO purchase of $20 or more.

Visit Toys R US for more information and some online games.

 050413A_EM_TRU_LEGO_04 toys r us may the 4th free build

*Offer available in-store only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group ©2012 The LEGO Group.

Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only.

For my part in May the fourth celebrations I’ll be having an online print sale. Details to be posted here on the blog tomorrow.

UPDATE: My TRU is already handing out the Gauntlet polybag. They have signs in the LEGO Aisle about the promo offer. I saw a cashier get one from the service desk for customer that had a larger LEGO purchase.


Shakespeare on stage


See the bard live and in person.

LEGO shakespear


LEGO Store trip cancelled


I had to cancel my trip to the Nashville LEGO Store’s anniversary event. I was all prepared to go, had my VIP card, an anniversary coupon, and I knew what I was going to purchase. I was also taking a small camera. I wanted to take a couple of pics of the store and the planned USA map build event.

I headed out the door. Cranked the truck. The engine would not turn over. The battery is only a couple of years old and I still had lights and electronics. I didn’t think it was the battery. I cleaned the connections. The were a little corroded but not too bad. Still nothing.

I called AAA. He tested the battery, and connections. All were good So I had to get a tow. Luckily there’s a shop nearby with Saturday hours. The truck just needed a tune up, ignition coil, and distrubutor cap. The fixed the truck the same day. But the unexpected expense killed the entertainment budget. The cost lets just say it was enough to by the recently announced Orthanc set. That set is not out till July so I couldn’t get it. But I was going to buy a couple smalls sets. Those will have to wait till mid May.

 

BTW: Get AAA they are worth the price.


Tower of Orthanc LEGO set


The LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc 10237 images  hit the web today. The set is massive and beautiful. The set contains 2359 pieces. You get an ideal of how big the Tower is when it is shown in the shot with the Trent and the minifigs. But this video of it gives a better view of the scale of the tower. The set retails for 199.99. I would love to have this.

LEGO Orthanc Tower interior_10237


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New to the Garden.


LEGO Cyclops


LEGO Lord of the Rings video game sale is live


The LEGO Lord of the Ring sale that was hinted at earlier today is now live. For a limited time get LEGO Lord of The Rings for  50% off, $19.99.

For two hours or till they sell out

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (?one that looks far-away?), and jump between multiple storylines.
  • Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the minifig characters delivering the dialogue from the films.
  • Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bow

Amazon.com

Previous post with Codes for the game.


Series 10 spotted and denied


Look gold LEGO mini bag! Series 10 on the shelf cool!

So I was running errands today. I stopped at the store for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.

I waited in line for an extremely long time. When I finally get there the cashier scan the bag, scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Cant sell them look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.

I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and say s they can’t sell till May 1st.

So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.


LEGO shares Lord of The Rings Game codes


Today LEGO is sharing LEGO Lord of the Rings codes on their social media sites. Visit their Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram sites for codes. EDIT: I’ve added the code pics here.
LEGO LOTR CodesLEGO Lord of The Rings game on sale!

Today Amazon.com’s lighting deals are video games. Every couple of hours another game goes on sale. It looks like LEGO Lord of the Rings will be the deal at 9:00 p PDT. So if you don’t have the game yet tonight might be a good time to snatch it. The price won’t be revealed till 9:00 PM PSD but so far most sales are save 9%-33%. Hitman was 53% off.

The deal of the day is  “God of War: Ascension” for $39.99 or get the God of War Legacy Bundle–a limited-edition 500 GB garnet red PS3 system and controller plus all six God of War games–for $279.99.

Amazon.com Gold Box deal

lego lord of the rings code

While you are on facebook and Google+ be sure to add Yoda archives. I’m also on Tumblr. But right here on the blog is the best place to reach me.

LEGO Lord of the Rings codes


Impossible Astronaut Day


Do you have Tally Marks on your body?
Impossible Astronaut day

Did you see the Silence?

Tally Marks stars Amy Pond and the Silence from Doctor Who Character Building series 2 & 3.


what is Impossible Astronaut Day


200,000 Piece Lego Sci-Fi Jaw Dropper


Awesome science fiction LEGO city.


Yoda Chronicles Build At TRU May 4th


I was at Toys r US today, They had a poster for a Yoda Chronicles build on Saturday May the fourth from noon till 2. It’s a black mini star fighter. See if your store has a sign in the LEGO aisle. Not sure of the qualifications to get it. I’m guessing the regular TRU rules apply.

*Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.


Loser pays


loser buys first round
Mirkwood elf verses Hawkeye from the Avengers.


Another LEGO IT Crowd Tee-Shirt


To pair with the Moss  IT Crowd shirt from earlier this week  Chris McVeigh has introduced “Heaven in A Can” He’s selling it at RedBubble right now in a choice of colors and style. Redbubble is more expensive than Tee-fury but they have more choices V-necks, 3/4 sleeves. and long sleeves. hoodies, and baby onesizes.

Hopefully sales of the Moss tee were high enough that Tee-Fury will pic this one up as well.

IT Crowd LEGO

It’s Heaven In a Can
I have watched clips of the show since Late Monday. It’s funny. Now I just have to find full episodes. Couldn’t watch a full show on you tube. And didn’t have time to search  for it elsewhere.

Full First Episode


Superman Day part IV


Superman 1st appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18 1938. Which means the Man of Steel is 75 today. I’ll join the celebration by posting pics of some of my Superman toys throughout the day.

Happy Superman Day!

superman leho minifig

LEGO Superman from Superman vs. Power Armor Lex set 6862

 

Superman’s™ arch enemy Lex Luthor has built a kryptonite-powered robot and has captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman™ dodge the strength-sapping power of Luthor’s kryptonite gun and make light work of his evil nemesis! Includes 3 minifigures: Superman™, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor.

 


Superman Day part III


Superman 1st appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18 1938. Which means the Man of Steel is 75 today. I’ll join the celebration by posting pics of some of my Superman toys throughout the day.

Happy Superman Day!
From Sonic Wacky Packs 2012 Justice League Tots. Last year sonic had Justice League Tots in their kids meals. Here are Superman and Clark Kent. I also have the Flash and Plastic Man tots.

supertotclark kent tot

Full collection image from sonic.

justice league tots


Superman Day part II


Superman 1st appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18 1938. Which means the Man of Steel is 75 today. This June Superman returns to theaters in The Man Of Steel. I’ll join the celebration by posting pics of some of my Superman toys throughout the day. As I stated earlier Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s will have Superman toys. The toys won’t be available for a few more days but here are some older Superman kids meal toys.

man od steel toys at hardees
From McDonald’s Happy Meals in 1991 Looney Toon Characters as DC Comics Superheroes.

Bugs Bunny as Superbugs.

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Bugs Bunny as Superman happy meal toy

Plus more Looney Toon Superhero Mash ups.

Daffy Duck as Batman
Daffy Duck as Batduck.
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Petunia Pig as Wonder Pig

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and Tazmanian Devil as the Flash.

More information on these at Superman Premiums

Happy Superman Day!


Superman Day


Superman character buildable
Superman 1st appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18 1938. Which means the Man of Steel is 75 today. This June Superman returns to theaters in The Man Of Steel. New toys and merchandise is in stores even Hardees and Carl jr’sr will have Superman toys.

man od steel toys at hardees

Cleveland Ohio celebrates Superman today. Cleveland is where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman. Plus the annual Superman celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.

Visit these site for more on Superman
DC Comics
Supermanhomepage.com
Superman celebration
Man Of Steel

I’ll join the celebration by posting pics of some of my Superman toys throughout the day. This Superman is a Buildable Character from a vending machine. I found it at Walmart.The head is the capsule that holds the rest of the toy. Open the head remove move the body. Then build the figure. It’s neat and at only 75¢ easy to collect a set.Buildable Characters

Happy Superman Day!


New Light box.


I got a new light box recently. My previous two boxes were home made. They worked pretty well but I needed to upgrade. I wanted a sturdier box, the cardboard one was getting wobbly.
I found a set on ebay. It had the box, four back drops, two lights, and a mini tripod. The light box folds into itself making it portable. Once folded there are pockets to store the backdrops.T01_02

The box had three diffuser sides. The front, bottom and back are open. The carrying case folds back and supports the box. It also keeps the back from being fully opened.There is strip of velcro on the back to attach the backdrops. The backdrops are about a yard long and 16 inches wide. They are a little thin. Since the bottom is open, what ever you place the box on may show through the fabric. I set my box up on chessboard and had to double layer the backdrops to hide the squares.

LEGO Wonder Woman

The set has four back drops white, black, red and blue. They are fabric and are easy to switch between colors. A couple of the backdrops had creases in them. hopefully the creases can come out.
LEGO Yoda

The set also had a small camera tripod. It’s really too small to support my camera. I already have tripods so that didn’t bother me. There are two small lights with the set. Right now my table top studio is set up on a podium, not a table. So I have limited room to test them within my box. I’m really enjoying the results of the box.

LEGO Frodo on horse back

series 8 lego minifig football player

The instructions say the box is from Ls Photostudio I bought it on e-bay from savingtosaving


Man of Steel Trailers


New Man of Steel Trailers.


LEGO IT Crowd Tee-Shirt


it crowd lego
Teefury: Limited Edition $11 tees! Tee Fury has two shirts for sale on Tuesday April 16. One is a breaking Bad shirt,the other is a LEGO mini-fig from The IT Crowd. I’ve not seen the show but heard it’s funny. It is a British sitcom about a tech support. The shirt is designed by powerpig aka Chris McVeigh LEGO Builder and Photographer. So if you get the shirt you are supporting a fellow AFOL.


Wonder Women Special


LEGO Wonder Woman

Wonder Women special on PBS tonight. Check your local listings for Independent Lens.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman, and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2331466577

I’m testing my new lightbox. This is one of the images I shot in it. I’ll post more pics from the light box later this week. These Mini Legs are made for walking post was shot in the new lightbox. I’ll also have something special planned for Thursday. I’m trying to beat my views for this month verses 2012 views. So that means more posts.


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Income tax day D’oh.



A great day to fly


It rained all day yesterday. Today I got off work early. I had time to run my errands, work on future posts and still had time to enjoy the sunshine.

LEGO Thor minifig


The hunt that drove Kraven mad.


Kraven the hunter stalks rarity

Kraven the Hunter stalks the rarest quarry of all, Rarity.

Hunting Rarity stars a vending machine Kraven the Hunter figure and MLP Rarity.