Posts Tagged ‘LEGO’



7-Eleven R2, Darth Maul Utensils, and Lightsaber Popsicle Sticks

Pete Vilmur | April 5, 2012

A month ago, we reported on several Star Wars: Episode I 3D promotions being launched in Japan, including the Pepsi premium character straps.

With Episode I 3D still playing in theaters there (it was released March 15), the promotional tie-in campaigns are still very active, with some downright cool items available exclusively to Japanese fans and consumers.

Here’s a peek at some of the various premiums available at participating Japanese 7-Eleven stores, Domino’s Pizza outlets, and consumers of Gari Gari Kun ice-cream products: (more…)

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2

StarWars.com Team | March 22, 2012

Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of LEGO’s Ultimate Collector Series! The new 2,127-piece set features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and two fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO Star Wars collection!

The Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 measures over 12” (31 cm) high and 7” (18 cm) wide, and will be available for sale (US $179.99) beginning May 2012 only at shop.LEGO.com.

View a short video about the designers responsible for the new UCS R2-D2 here.

Free LEGO Mini TIE Fighter for International Shoppers

StarWars.com Team | March 5, 2012

LEGO Star Wars fans and collectors from several European countries, as well as New Zealand and Australia, are eligible to receive a free Star Wars Mini TIE Fighter this month with qualifying purchases of LEGO Star Wars merchandise!

Shoppers of LEGO Catalogue or shop.LEGO.com in select European regions and NZ/Australia will receive a free Star Wars Mini TIE Fighter (while supplies last) when purchasing a selection of LEGO Star Wars merchandise amounting to:

  • 55€ (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal)
  • $90 AUD (Australia)
  • £50 (UK)
  • Sfr 85 (Switzerland)
  • Kč 1400 (Czech Republic)
  • Kr400 (Denmark)
  • Ft1400 (Hungary)
  • Kr500 (Norway)
  • $110 (New Zealand)
  • zł 200 (Poland)
  • kr550 (Sweden)

The offer is valid March 1 – 31, 2012, or while supplies last. Head on over to shop.LEGO.com for details!

Timeline: Ventress Collectibles

Pete Vilmur | February 24, 2012

With Asajj Ventress returning to The Clone Wars tonight, we thought we’d dust off and update this collectibles story from last year about the galaxy’s deadliest (and sultriest) Sith assassin…

With Ventress’s first televised appearance taking place on November 14, 2003 during an episode of the original Clone Wars animated micro-series, the character’s look and story have evolved considerably, culminating in some shocking events we’ll witness in tonight’s episode, “Massacre.”

Since her debut over eight years ago, there’s been quite the coven of Ventress collectibles produced, from her early appearance on the 2003 series posters to the many turns she’s had as a Hasbro action figure. For the intrepid Asajj aficionado, we’ve compiled a year-by-year list of all the Ventress collectibles our dark side sources could uncover:

2003

Late 2003 saw images of Clone Wars villainess Asajj Ventress used on the promotional poster and brochure for the series, as well as two action figures: one based on her animated appearance, and the other interpreted by Hasbro sculptors in a more “real-world” guise.

2004

For the original series’ second season debut in April, 2004, Ventress again appeared on the promotional poster, sold exclusively at StarWarsShop along with a postcard and pin set offered there as well. Acme Archives offered a limited sericel of Asajj vs. Anakin, while Wizards of the Coast served up the first gaming miniature of Dooku’s assassin. Gentle Giant’s stunning maquette of the animated Asajj is highly coveted by collectors of the original series.

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Win a LEGO Episode I 3D Mural

StarWars.com Team | February 16, 2012

Southern California fans (Update: see below) have a chance to win one of the stunning Star Wars: Episode I 3D murals comprised completely of LEGO bricks spotted at select theaters across the country. ArcLight Hollywood has just posted a contest to their Facebook page asking fans who see The Phantom Menace 3D at the Hollywood venue to snap a photo of themselves in front of the mural with a caption explaining what makes them the biggest Star Wars fan!

The entry that receives the most votes by Wednesday, February 22 will take the LEGO mural home! Click here to enter.

There’s a good chance that more of these murals will become available in similar contests across the country, so stay tuned as we’ll update this entry with any new contests that are announced!

Go to the official ArcLight site for more info.

UPDATE: It appears that Harkins Theatres of Scottsdale, Arizona has launched their own mural giveaway contest, requiring only that you “Like” them on Facebook to enter! Check it out here!

Exclusive LEGO Poster Free with Star Wars Pre-Orders

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

For just 5 more days, fans who pre-order any one of the eleven new LEGO Star Wars sets listed below will get a free 2-sided 24×32-inch poster showcasing the 2012 LEGO Star Wars mini figure gallery on one side and Episode IV’s trench run scene on the other!

This exclusive offer is only available for orders made through the LEGO Catalogue, on shop.LEGO.com and over the phone. This offer ends at 4pm EST on January 29, so head on over to shop.LEGO.com now!

Pre-order any of these new Star Wars sets to get a free poster:

Views of both sides:

Star Wars Insider #130 Preview

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2011

Star Wars Insider #130 hits the street this week, and publisher Titan has sent us a content breakdown and two article excerpts, including an interview with clone voice actor Dee Bradley Baker!

Here are the highlights from issue #130:

  • A feature-packed 100-page issue of Insider kicks off with an interview with Dee Bradley Baker, who talks about voicing the clones in Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Plus, coverage of the show continues with an interview with Animation Supervisor Keith Kellog.
  • As Star Wars: The Old Republic hits stores, Insider features an interview with James Ohlen, Senior Creative Director at Bioware.
  • Artwork from the Star Wars Art: Visions book is profiled, there’s a visit to the amazing LEGO Miniland, Star Wars in 2012 is previewed, and it’s discovered what it takes to be a member of the 501st!
  • Jason Fry discusses how following the Force doesn’t always work, film critic Mark Kermode looks at five films that heralded Star Wars, and all the latest books, comics, and merchandise goes under the spotlight!

Check out two article previews after the jump!

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San Francisco Builds Giant LEGO Yoda Santa

StarWars.com Team | November 21, 2011


Photo by transbay.

This weekend, Star Wars fans in San Francisco gathered in Union Square to help LEGO Master Builders construct a 12-foot tall LEGO Yoda Santa from about 250,000 bricks!

Wired reports:

Contributing some brick building to an undertaking like this is a strangely satisfying thing. Participants create large ‘bricks’ which are used to scale up from a model. Because the whole thing builds so quickly, you really feel like you’re part of making a LEGO creation. The crowds of adults and kids getting involved today were all having a wonderful time building, chatting and sharing hints.

Read more here:
Help Build a 12-Foot Tall Lego Yoda Santa, You May
(via Geek Dad on Wired)

Yes, Leia, there is a Yoda Santa — made of LEGOs (via CNET)

Be sure to check out the upcoming LEGO Santa Yoda website – www.LEGOsantayoda.com – for Star Wars online greeting cards. LEGO will donate toys to United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program for each card sent.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Ornament from Hallmark

StarWars.com Team | October 6, 2011

Hallmark Gold Crown Stores has its annual Keepsake Ornament Debut event this weekend, Oct 8 & 9, which will include the launch of the highly anticipated LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader ornament.

This comes in addition to this year’s collection of Star Wars ornaments announced in July, which includes “Showdown at the Cantina,” Jedi Master Yoda, and Boba Fett’s Slave I (the limited edition Bossk is sold out!). Check out the 2011 collection!

For those making it to New York Comic-Con October 13-16 this year, an exclusive two pack of astromech droids featuring R2-Q5 and R2-A3 will be sold in limited quantities while supplies last at their booth #110 (see our previous announcement here).

Fan Movie Winner Profile: The Tentacle Trap

StarWars.com Team | August 4, 2011

At this year’s Star Wars Fan Movie Awards presented by Lucasfilm and Atom at San Diego Comic-Con International, The Tentacle Trap won the Spirit of Fandom Award.

Starwars.com chats with Caribbean-based filmmaker James Austen about his award-winning film The Tentacle Trap.

What prompted you to make a Star Wars fan film? How has George Lucas and his films influenced your work?

In Star Wars, George Lucas created the richest of universes. Since watching A New Hope at age 3, I found there’s little that’s more exciting in movies than roaring spaceships, lightsabers and laser guns going pow, and the adventure of it all. When I decided to make a movie, there was no question that it wouldn’t be in the Star Wars universe.

What is the back story regarding your film?

Originally, the idea to make the movie came out of an idea to create visuals for some music I was writing (which was the origin of the Electric Space Banjo the pilot plays). It seemed like it would be a fun project. I’ve always been rather taken with the how stop-motion animation can make real objects come to life, and Star Wars, music and LEGO have been my three lifetime loves. So the movie became a brilliant project to draw all my interests together. I though it might keep me occupied in the evenings for a few months; then I thought of the potted plants and tentacles and it grew into a beast. By the time it was all done somehow it was three years later!

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