Amazon now has a few of the new LEGO Star Wars 2013 sets available for sale. The A-Wing, Z-95 Headhunter, BARC Speeder, Umbaran MHC, as well as the Planet sets haven’t been listed yet.
- Clone Troopers vs Droidekas (75000)
- Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers (75001)
- AT-RT (75002)
- Rancor Pit (75005)
The Brick Blogger has posted some events that LEGO will be having as promotions for the release of the Legends of Chima theme.
Starting January 26, LEGO will be having an in-store tournament involving the Speedorz sets called the LEGO Chima Challenge. Participants will compete against each other to become the CHI Champion. A Chima poster will be given out to participants while supplies last.
The promo that will have people flocking to LEGO Stores and [email protected] is the FREE Legends of Chima set. The set, which will probably be a polybag, will be an exclusive gift with a $75 purchase and the promotion will be available January 1-31, 2013 while supplies last. It does not state that you have to purchase just Chima sets to get the gift so any item(s) are eligible.
LEGO is definitely pushing the Legends of Chima theme throughout 2013 since Ninjago will be phased out after the final wave. What are your thought of the line and are you excited for these promotions?
**Update: We have found out that the set given away is Ewar’s Acro-Fighter (30250).**
According to Brick Fanatics, there will be some changes coming to the Series 9 LEGO Collectible Minifigures. A month ago, WhiteFang on Eurobricks did a review on the minifigures and did a breakdown of what he got in the box. He noted that he only had two full sets in the box instead of the usual three as in previous series, which has caused some ruckus in the LEGO community. But that is not the end of the changes as Kim Thomsen on the Ambassador site states that:
The reason for the new split is that we are introducing a smaller box with only 30 bags – and 3 is such a troublesome amount to split in half.
So now (soon) you can buy a box and get a whole set plus 14 instead of buying a box of 60.
For me as a casual collector, I don’t see an issue with this. I’m very comfortable in buying a smaller and cheaper box and know that I’m guaranteed of getting one full set plus some extras. I can also see the other side of the coin where people would like more minifigures to build an army or to resell them later. What on your thoughts on this major change to this series of Collectible Minifigures and possible future series?
Amazon UK now has a few of the new LEGO Super Heroes sets available for pre-order and will be dispatched in 4-6 weeks.
In other news, Brickshop.nl has posted some release dates as well as pricing for the rest of the LEGO Super Heroes sets for 2013.
DC Universe: Batman vs. Arctic. Mr.Freeze – Aquaman on Ice (76000) – January 2013/€ 26.99
DC Universe: Batman vs. Bane – Chase with Tumbler (76001) – January 2013/€ 44.99
DC Universe: Superman – Metropolis Showdown (76002) – May 2013/€ 44.99
DC Universe: Superman – Battle of Smallville (76003) – May 2013/€ 44.99
Marvel: Spider Man – Hunting with Spider-Cycle (76004) – January 2013/€ 26.99
Marvel: Spider-Man – Daily Bugle Mission (76005) – January 2013/€ 49.99
Marvel: Iron Man Extremis (76006) – January 2013/€ 14.99
Marvel: Iron Man Malibu Mansion (76007) – January 2013/€ 39.99
Marvel: Iron Man vs Mandarin (76008) – August 2013/Price Unknown
DC Universe: Superman – Black Zero Escape (76009) – August 2013/Price Unknown