New Marvel Mechs Are Almost Micro BIONICLE Sets Posted by Richard on January 15, 2020 at 04:14 PM CST:
There was much to like and hate about BIONCLE®'s last incarnation as CCBS sets, but I feel like it could have done better if they took it to a smaller scale. The new LEGO® Marvel mechs like the ones for Iron Man, Spider Man, and Thanos are actually more articulated than some BIONICLE sets were, and only $9.99 USD. It's hard to believe The LEGO Group managed this much articulation and part count for the same MSRP that brought us the somewhat lacking Nexo Knight battle suits. Forum link.
LEGO Shop At Home Offering Text Alerts Posted by Richard on January 7, 2020 at 07:52 AM CST:
If you look in the Sale And Offers tab on LEGO Shop At Home and scroll down, there is a link to provide your phone number and receive text alerts. They are a little sparse on details about what alerts you will get, I assume at the very least they will text you whenever a new "Spend This Get This" deal is going on. Just remember not to sign up other people (like your parents) without asking them first, some service providers are inclined to charge text recipients as much as .50 cents simply to receive a text without a texting plan (Verizon). Forum link.
Free Keychain Of Choice With 35 Dollar Purchase Posted by Richard on January 6, 2020 at 09:19 PM CST:
Running until the 12th of December, The LEGO® Group is giving you your choice of either a Purple (YAY!) or Blue (boo.) keychain on a purchase of $35.00 USD or more. You can make the right choice and use the code PRPL at checkout to get the purple keychain. If for some reason you want the blue keychain, the code for that is BLUE, though I can't imagine why when its only halfway to being purple. Forum link.
Base Ace Building Plates Posted by Richard on December 11, 2019 at 10:06 PM CST:
Google's recommendations sent me this Brickset article about Brian Stickley's Base Ace building system. He developed the system to help keep his son's creations in tact during play. While I tend not to mix brands of building toys in my own creations, I have to admit that Base Ace looks like a lot of fun to work with. EDIT: Removed the Brickset link because of a pop up pretending to be my ISP. Base Ace has a facebook page here if you want to see the system. Forum link.
Double VIP Points Have Returned! Posted by Richard on December 6, 2019 at 08:38 PM CST:
This could be your last chance to get double VIP points back on your LEGO® Store purchases before Christmas. Just remember that the double VIP points are roughly equivalent to 10% of your purchase back as store credit when your comparing prices, so you'l want other stores to match or exceed that before you buy. I don't see any indication on when this deal expires, so you may want to act quick. Forum link.