New BIONICLEŽ Mobile Game On Google Play Posted by Richard on January 19, 2016 at 01:06 PM CST:
Reader Vahkiti just informed me of a new BIONICLE® game on the Google Play App Store, LEGOŽ BIONICLEŽ 2, a simple fighter where the Toa seek the mask of control. Vahkiti suspects the music score is too good to have been developed solely for a mobile game, and may in fact be the soundtrack for the upcoming Netflix series. News link.
The LEGOŽ Group Making Mini Mindstorms For Classrooms Posted by Richard on January 9, 2016 at 06:18 PM CST: According to Cnet, a small robotics kit called WeDo will be on the market soon for about $160.00 USD. Personally I wish it came with two motors for steering's sake(it appears to have a second slot for one more), but if it comes with a built in rechargeable battery, it's price point just might be worth it. Given an EV3 kit is $350.00, its a great way to make robotics more accessible. UPDATE: So The LEGO® Group has a different "educational" shopping page for products marketed directly to classrooms. Forum link.
LEGO® Dimensions Sale At Toys R Us Posted by Richard on December 24, 2015 at 01:19 AM CST:
Toys R Us has the best deals I've seen for LEGO® Dimensions so far. According to an email I received, the starter kit is reduced to $79.99 and comes with a free fun pack, normally 16.99 (though $14.99msrp). The fun packs are also buy-one-get-one free... though Im personally not seeing the advertised prices when I follow the link provided. Keep watching though, if the sale is over already, it's bound to go on sale again some day.
Steam Sale: LEGOŽ Worlds, Minifigures Online, And More On Sale Posted by Richard on December 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM CST:
If Steam is your preferred platform for buying PC games, then a number of LEGO® themed games are on sale. The game I find most notable is LEGO Worlds marked down to $10.49 USD, almost a third off. If I understand correctly, the game's price will go up with certain major updates, so buying early with fewer features up front may be better than waiting for new content and paying more. Another notable game is LEGO Minifigures Online, down to $11.99 from $29.99. You can see more reduced price LEGO games here. Forum link
Last Minute Toys R Us LEGOŽ Deals Posted by Richard on December 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM CST:
Given this retail store's tendency to mark up before they mark down, its hard to say whats a real deal, but most of the LEGO® sets listed here have some kind of discount. Assuming you do find something worthwhile, any order $19.00 USD and over qualifies for free shipping. If you see any other notable sales, I'd love to share them with our readers, so send us an email! Forum link.
Piraka Costumes Still In Stock At Walmart Posted by Richard on December 12, 2015 at 12:43 AM CST:
I happened across this during my Christmas shopping and had a good laugh, a third party seller on Walmart.com has a Piraka BIONICLE® costume in stock. It does not appear to be any cheaper than you would expect after Halloween, but considering how old it is, 28 bucks after shipping might not be such a bad deal. UPDATE: I realized that Amazon.com still exists, and I see the Piraka costume more reasonably priced there, as well as several other costumes. Forum link