BrickUniverse Raleigh This Weekend Posted by Richard on March 6, 2020 at 08:29 PM CST:
BrickUniverse 2020 will be taking place this weekend, it will be the event's 6th time in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets start at $14.99 per person for a 4 hour show with a morning or afternoon option on Saturday and Sunday. The event staff are taking some additional precautions with the Caronavirus in mind, and have cut back on some of the hands-on attractions in favor of giving more room for custom creations. Forum link.
Retro News: February 1-31 2009 Posted by Richard on February 26, 2020 at 12:56 AM CST:
A single article was posted during this time period, mentioning BZPower's toyfair coverage was underway.
LEGO Masters, As Told By Kotaku Posted by Richard on February 6, 2020 at 02:47 PM CST: According to Kotaku, which has a section of their site dedicated to toys, LEGO Masters is "an incredible showcase of talent". They go into detail about how the show works, and how much of a "reality" show it is. With the exception of the immunity brick they compare it to Great British Bake Off but with more time to prepare creations. Kotaku described the process of deciding the bottom ranked team this week as "splitting hairs". Forum link.
Free Augmented Reality Set With $45 USD Purchase Posted by Richard on January 26, 2020 at 10:09 PM CST:
The Hidden Side Drag Racer set can be yours free with a purchase of $45.00 USD or more on LEGO Shop At Home. If your phone is compatible with the Hidden Side app, the Racer can be scanned and used as a visual anchor to play the game. TLG is running this offer until the end of February 9th EST. The model is valued at 12.99 USD, more than 25% of the minimum purchase, not a bad deal if you ask me. Forum link.
Retro News: January 11-20 2009 Posted by Richard on January 15, 2020 at 05:36 PM CST:
We take a look at Kikanalo's younger cousin, and send our readers on a hunt.
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.