Retro News: April 21-30 2007 Posted by Richard on April 22, 2018 at 10:49 PM CST:
Mark spots a new parts tub for the UK. BIONICLE Heroes has one last console to release on. Being a Toa Of Time doesn't stop you from being late.
"Spring into Train Show" Taking Place May 5th Posted by Richard on April 22, 2018 at 09:39 PM CST:
While I was at BrickUniverse last week, one of the larger train displays was handing out flyers for the "Spring into Trains Show". It will be held on May 5th in Raleigh NC State Fairgrounds, from 9am to 4pm. Admission will be 7 bucks, 12 and under free with adult. You get a buck off with the flyer, so drop by their website and print it out before you go. I understand the event is more about model trains than LEGO® trains, but I imagine most readers are interested in both if they have any interest at all. Forum link.
RUN BB-8, RUN! Posted by Richard on April 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM CST:
I got some video of a BB8 robot being chased by a girl at BrickUniverse Raleigh. The robot was being operated by a member of the 501st Legion, a costuming organization that often hosts Star Wars content at various events for charity.
Fun With Official LEGO NFC Tags Posted by Richard on April 21, 2018 at 04:27 PM CST:
The last two years at BrickUniverse, some vendors have been selling pre-assembled LEGO® Dimensions characters and vehicles (minus their NFC tags) as souvenirs to the public. One vendor this year was selling JUST the NFC tags for a buck each. While I was tempted to buy out all figure tags to get their unlockable in-game content, it seemed like it would spoil the fun not to have the physical figures and vehicles to accompany them. I did however buy ten blank vehicle tags to tinker with. If you have an phone with NFC functionality, have a look at the full story.
Retro News: April 11-20 2007 Posted by Richard on April 14, 2018 at 09:21 PM CST:
Mark reviews a BIONICLE® WORLD, the latest in a line of books detailing things about the BIONICLE Universe.
BrickUniverse News Piece Posted by Richard on April 14, 2018 at 07:33 PM CST:
The local news channel did a quick piece on BrickUniverse to help spread the word about the event. It is curious how little they chose to show of the creations on display, to my surprise my very own "Gamma" MOC was the only creation they put any emphasis on. At that, they only showed the skull crest on his torso. Shouldn't be hard to pick him out from this old photo if you want an idea of what the entire MOC looks like. Forum link.
BrickUniverse Raleigh This Weekend Posted by Richard on April 12, 2018 at 04:26 PM CST:
The Raleigh Convention Center will be hosting BrickUniverse again this weekend. Each day is broken up into two sessions, tickets for each four hour session cost about $16.82 USD. You can also add on a signed copy of Medieval LEGO to your ticket price for another $16.82. News link.
Retro News: April 1-10 2007 Posted by Richard on April 2, 2018 at 10:15 PM CST:
New barraki themed foam and water weaponry arrive on LEGO® S@H, as well as a bundle deal on the Toa Inika.
Happy Easter! Posted by Richard on April 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM CST:
Happy Easter everyone! Im sure most of you noticed it was also April Fools today, which makes it just a bit more interesting. According to The Gazzete, the last Easter Fools Day was in 1956, and the next is expected to take place in 2029. Forum link.
Toys'R'us LEGO Sales Posted by Richard on March 25, 2018 at 05:43 PM CST:
While my local TRU store was offering 10% discounts on the majority of the items for sale, LEGO&reh products were one of a select few discounted by only 5%. If you are a LEGO VIP member, then you get 5% back as coupons later anyway, plus the added bonus of any exclusive monthly freebies. As a result, it's only a good sale if you don't like the freebies LEGO Stores are offering and would rather have the cash in hand than waiting for a future LEGO Store purchase. Your local prices and discounts may vary however, as my store has only just begun it's discounts. Forum link.