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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.
Free Rat With $80.00 USD Purchase
Posted by Richard on January 13, 2020 at 02:19 PM CST:
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, purchases of more than $80.00 USD on Shop.LEGO.Com will get you a free Rat set. It looks reasonably good for a free gift, and The LEGO Group values it at 10.00 USD. This offer runs through 11:59pm EST, 01/26/20.
The Spirit Of The Canister Lives On
Posted by Richard on January 7, 2020 at 09:05 AM CST:
Canisters have played a big part in BIONICLE®'s history. What began back in 1999 with the Slizor/Throwbots, has continued to evolve in some interesting ways. It was a way to stop kids from losing their parts when they couldn't bear to leave their favorite sets behind on their travels. Today I looked at the LEGO EShop, and one of the sets I found myself most interested in was in fact a Friends Set featuring a portable square container to build inside of. It's a huge improvement over the pods that came out a couple years back. The Ninjago Arcade Pods aren't looking too bad either. Forum link.
Retro News: January 1-10 2009
Posted by Richard on January 7, 2020 at 08:49 AM CST:
The entire January lineup of Glatorian sets arrive on LEGO Shop@Home
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.
Double VIP Points On Sith Tie Fighter And City Police Station
Posted by Richard on January 6, 2020 at 09:49 PM CST:
The Sith TIE Fighter and City Police Station currently have a double VIP point special going. If you happen to want the Sith TIE fighter, it more than qualifies to get you the free Obi Wan Kenobi minifigure.
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.
Retro News: December 21-31 2008
Posted by Richard on December 26, 2019 at 11:03 AM CST:
Glatorian Strakk does not review well. The Serials come to an end as the year of the Glatorian begins.
Quantum Science With Frozen LEGO Bricks
Posted by Richard on December 26, 2019 at 09:58 AM CST:
According to Gizmodo, scientists tested the unique properties of the LEGO® brick to see if their design and materials may allow for better insulation and heat transfer in quantum computing. They likely have to develop specialized "Quantum Bricks" for commercial use, but the LEGO Brick continues to prove it's worth in science and technology. Forum link.
LEGO Builder's Journey On Apple Arcade
Posted by Richard on December 26, 2019 at 08:46 AM CST:
Of course Google's suggestions would send me news of a new LEGO game exclusive (boo) to Apple devices. Builder's Journey is only available to Apple Arcade subscribers. Cnet goes into more detail on the game and the studio behind it. Forum link.
LEGO Masters Coming To The USA Next Year
Posted by Richard on December 26, 2019 at 08:25 AM CST:
I've heard from a few people recently that LEGO® Masters is coming to the United States. According to this wiki page, it will arrive on the Fox network in February 2020. The show has already proven to be a success in Britain and Australia, where the shows have local competitions. There is also a Dutch version in the works for next year according to the wiki, but no dates at this time. Forum link.

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