Changes To LEGO VIP Program Posted by Richard on March 28, 2019 at 10:02 AM CST:
The LEGO® Company sent emails out this morning covering some changes to the VIP program. While it didn't go into great detail, they outlined that points you have already accumulated will retain their value, and will not expire for at least 18 months. Click the story tittle to see some of the details.
March Double VIP Point Special! Posted by Richard on March 23, 2019 at 11:06 PM CST:
From the 23rd of March until the 31st, The LEGO® Group is running a double VIP point special. VIP members get the equivalent of 10% of their purchases back as store credit towards a future purchase! This makes it one of the best possible times to buy any newer LEGO sets you've been considering. Don't forget to look around first though, as some stores like Amazon regularly hold sales on select sets for more than 10% off, which would beat The LEGO Store's deal.
BrickUniverse Raleigh 2019 Video Posted by Richard on March 14, 2019 at 05:31 PM CST:
I took photographs and video of the creations at BrickUniverse Raleigh last week. While I work on finding a good way to upload the pictures, I have some video of the event uploaded to youtube. Click the article tittle to see the list.
LEGO Store Deals Posted by Richard on March 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM CST:
Until March 17th, spending $35.00 USD will get you a free "cute" pug set, complete with a fire hydrant and slightly disconcerting leg lift action feature to "use" said fire hydrant. If you can make it out to a local store and send at least 40 bucks, you can buy a custom minifigure three pack for only 5 bucks more. Forum link.
MOC: Sealed Makuta Posted by Richard on March 8, 2019 at 09:19 PM CST:
Following in the traditions of the product container being used as a building element, I wanted to make use of a BIONICLE Part Tub. I wanted to make a Makuta character trapped in a protodermis cell. I originally envisioned the container just sitting in a technic base with spikes reaching up to grab the sides of the container, but I realized the CCBS pieces could be used to convert the whole container into a fairly solid building platform for this and other ideas. I plan to make a more menacing Makuta to fit inside, but for now I've just stuffed my MNOGKuta inside. There's not muck to say design wise, it's two rings of 14 CCBS arms, with bars of CCBS arms every other arm on the two rings, forming 7 bars. I decided to capitalize on this to represent the 6 original toa plus takanuva's colors on the "bars". If some of the spots seem bare, I am currently short on some CCBS shells. Forum link.
LEGO Game Sale On Switch Console Posted by Richard on March 8, 2019 at 08:09 PM CST:
LEGO® branded versions of Harry Potter, The Incredibles, DC Supervillains, as well as Ninjago and LEGO City undercover are discounted by 50% on the Nintendo Eshop. If you want the DLC for DC Supervillains, a bundle is available for 40% off. The sale ends March 13th. Forum link.
Retro News: March 1-10 2008 Posted by Richard on March 4, 2019 at 08:26 PM CST:
Makuta Icarax makes his way to The LEGO Company's Online Store.
Free Unikitty Roller Coaster Wagon With LEGO Store Purchase Posted by Richard on March 4, 2019 at 07:58 PM CST:
Running until 03/07/19, a purchase of 25 bucks or more will get you a Unikitty set valued at $3.99 USD at The LEGO Store. The offer is listed as "This week's deal", which makes me thing they are hosting a new deal each week. As tempting as a wagon that shoots "Sparkle Matter" is, I think Ill wait to see if a more interesting deal pops up next week.
Brick Baron Featured In The News Posted by Richard on March 4, 2019 at 09:30 AM CST:
My local news channel has been running a story on BrickUniverse Raleigh, and as usual they are taking clips of content from previous years to give viewers a clue of what to expect. This year, they featured Paul Heatherington, the "Brick Baron"s creations prominently. In years past I've found their choice of MOCs to feature very questionable. Sadly I can't seem to dig up the clip they've been running anywhere on the web, but it shows a zoomed out view with most of Paul's display and the crowd gathered around his creations. You can even see the Brick Baron himself talking in the background if you know who to look for. Forum link.
BrickUniverse Raleigh 2 Weeks Away Posted by Richard on February 23, 2019 at 10:41 PM CST: BrickUniverse Raleigh is coming up fast, it will be the 5th time the event has visited the Raleigh area. The event will run March 8th - 10th for exhibitors. The public can buy tickets to attend a four hour session, Saturday and Sunday each have a show for 9am to 1pm, and 1pm to 5pm. Forum link.
The Puppet Master Posted by Richard on February 23, 2019 at 09:34 AM CST:
I built this shortly before LEGOPalooza last month so I would have at least one new creation at the event. I got the idea from a LEGO Ideas book that featured a marionette made using U joints and string. Click on the full story for more details and additional pictures.