Retro News: January 11-20 2005 Posted by Richard on January 13, 2016 at 07:14 PM CST:
New and old merchandise makes it's way to the news, as well as details of a new game and upcoming set names. More details of an old Bohok press kit also arrive, and the second BIONICLE® DVD fails to surpass it's predecessor.
MOC: True Makuta Fish Posted by Richard on January 13, 2016 at 06:24 PM CST:
This is the combiner I made using the Skull Scorpio I was allowed to keep as a gift after it was sent in place of one of the Lord Of Skull Spiders I ordered. Click the link to see more pictures and details.
The LEGO® 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.
Retro News: January 1-10 2005 Posted by Richard on January 3, 2016 at 10:46 PM CST:
Mark finishes his first look at the Rahaga, and before long finds out two of them will be features as Toa sets. The latest book gets a good rating despite a moment of bad comic book science and a personality mix up. Mark also notes that The LEGO Company is far more generous with replacement spinners than they advertise.
Have A Merry Christmas! Posted by Richard on December 25, 2015 at 08:55 PM CST:
I hope everyone travels safely and has only happy memories to remember the day by. 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: LEGO® 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