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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


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

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’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. Gold Box deal

lego lord of the rings code

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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.