Starting today Sunday, 5/24 until Saturday, 5/30, Toys R Us is having a FREE promo for the LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag with purchase of $30 or more on any LEGO set. There have been many people who have purchased this polybag in the past couple of weeks for $3.99 which you can probably do during the promotion period if you find a nice employee. Otherwise, the TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag will most likely be available for purchase widely again next Sunday when the weekly promo is over.
LEGO and Dragonball fans will be pretty excited to see this t-shirt mashup on TeeFury today. The shirt features Son Goku on his Nimbus Cloud flying around the Four-Star Dragon Ball in the style of the LEGO Classic Space logo. The shirt comes in black, royal blue, and powder blue and pricing starts at $11.
Beyond the Brick is planning on going to Brickworld Chicago for their annual coverage and the team has a Kickstarter project going to help them raise funds their DVD with exclusive coverage. What’s neat about their KickStarters is that they have teamed up with some well-known builders in the LEGO community for rewards at certain level of pledges including:
- Custom minifigure by Shilo Parker from ChocoBricks Customs
- Batman character sketch by Chris McVeigh
- Castle and Space LEGO pop-up book by Grant Davis
- Custom build by Tyler Clites aka Legohaulic
There are also various stretch goals if the project reaches a certain level which you can read more about in the link above.
Yesterday, there was a report that come out of some issues with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle (76039) which was first reported by Brick Fanatics. There is now some clarification on what that issue was about. A couple of our readers who have purchased the set early contacted LEGO customer service and this was one of the responses:
LEGO felt the set was not up to standards in terms of the legs so they are adding 12 pieces total to the set, 2 for each leg. So Stephen at the Brick Show was correct.
They have pulled the sets back. They will be issuing new boxes with updated piece counts, the additional pieces and new instructions.
They are mailing me the additional pieces + 1 new page of instructions.
Another reader notes:
According to the representative, the issue with the set was an error in the instruction manual. The original design did not call for a cross-axle where the legs meet the torso, and the instructions reflected this preliminary design step. They delayed the set so they can fix the instructions page to reflect the final design of the build. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the pieces, or the quality control of the printing in the set, it is simply a problem with the instruction manual.
He also said that it’s more than likely that any sets that are popping up in stores are the ones that have already been fixed.
So it seems now there are conflicts with the resolution but both mention that there is something wrong with the instructions. However, one reader does note that they are getting more pieces while the other says that there’s nothing wrong with the pieces that are already in the set. We’ll just have to wait and see if there are changes to the set as a total or just to the instructions.
Update: TheSilentShane in the comments says that this issue is only affecting the European market and people in the US shouldn’t have this problem.
It’s not a surprise that DLCs are synonymous with video games these days and there’s already one announced for the LEGO Jurassic World video game. In this one, there are six characters that you can unlock: Scott Mitchell, Karen Mitchell, Tourist Sam, Tourist Emma, Hotdog Vendor, and an alternate costume for Owen Grady. There are also two vehicles included in the DLC, Jurassic World Shuttle and Jurassic Response Unit.
Unfortuantely, it appears that this LEGO Jurassic World DLC Pack is for the European release of the game. There hasn’t been anything announced for the US version of the game but I totally expect some DLCs or even a Season Pass for it when the game is released on June 12.
**Via Jurassic Bricks**
In my second review of the Summer 2015 wave of LEGO City sets, I have the LEGO City Space Starter Set (60077). LEGO has been pushing these Starter Sets in this year’s LEGO City sets which includes a couple of small builds to help you start your City. The Space Starter Set isn’t an exception with its 107 pieces and coming in at a typical $9.99 price point. Just a note, this set is the largest, in terms of piece count, of all the smaller City Starter Sets. The contents of the box includes two un-numbered bags and one instruction booklet.
There’s something interesting that came by this morning by our chums at Brick Fanatics regarding the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle (76039). To summarize, a reader emailed in saying that LEGO has found an issue with the set and as a result, “all orders being held until this is rectified. Currently we envisage all deliveries happening mid June.” There was no mention of what that issue was.
Some of us in the States have already found the Ant-Man Final Battle available for purchase at various Toys R Us stores. One of our readers has purchased the set and noted that “the connector piece for the thorax is really too weak to support the bulk of the build.” They also note that his LEGO Store employee said that it “wasn’t up to quality control standards.” I even reached out to the Brick Show since Stephen did a review on it and he noted that the legs would sometimes fall over if not positioned correctly. I’m not sure if those particular things are what LEGO is referring to but it seems that it’s a wide spread problem if the company has stopped orders because of it.
What does this mean for collectors who already bought one of these early sets before the official release date of June 1st? They could be similar to what people who collect sports cards call error cards which have an unintended flaw to them and may become more valuable in the future. If you did purchase one of these early sets, I recommend contacting LEGO customer service to see what they advise you to do.
Update: There’s now some information about this issue. You can read more about it on our updated post.