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LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles The Rancor Pit Part 2

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The LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles continues with part two of the second episode, The Rancor Pit. If you remember in part one Leia has fallen into the pit and is barely holding on. She is swinging back and forth while the Rancor tries to eat her. The Rancor finally grabs a hold of her and Luke sees that she’s in trouble. He builds a flight of stairs and sticks a bone in the beast and swings away with Leia. Then he tries to close the gate but the buttons don’t work and he force closes the gate on top of the Rancor. Luke and Leia run free temporarily but is captured. In the ending scene, they are whisked away on the Sail Barge and the Desert Skiff. I’m not sure if the story continues next week or if it was like the Umbara storyline where it just ends abruptly. Stay tuned next week to see what LEGO has in store for The Yoda Chronicles.

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LEGO CUUSOO Legend of Zelda Achieves 10000 Supporters

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A day after the Andy the Android hit 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, the Legend of Zelda project by Ragaru follows suit. They join the exclusive club of projects that have achieved 10000 supporters and now qualify for the Spring Review by the LEGO Jury in March.

The first Legend of Zelda project by Mingles was rejected in the Summer Review due to LEGO having to make new parts. In this version, the set was created using mostly existing parts and colors. The set also will rely on printed/stickered pieces to create a close representation of the characters. We’ll see what LEGO thinks of this project later this year. Congratulations to Ragaru for hitting this great milestone!

The Land-Rover Defender 110 now becomes the highest supported project on CUUSOO. With about a month left until the March 4th deadline, it might also have a chance to reach the goal as well.

Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, Ragaru!

2013.02.08

Huge congratulations to Ragaru and all of the supporters of this LEGO® CUUSOO project. Your work provides another approach to the concept of a Legend of Zelda™ LEGO set and we admire that you have not allowed the results of the previous project to discourage your efforts.

While we cannot create new specific LEGO elements within the operational framework of LEGO CUUSOO, we will consider this concept in earnest in the Spring 2013 LEGO Review period.

What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

Timing of the LEGO Review
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.

The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Legend of Zelda concept.

When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.

We will post follow-up information and our decision here.

The LEGO CUUSOO Team

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Set Images

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There are now images of the box art for the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Sets as well as the sets themselves. The sets were listed on the Barnes & Noble website with an estimated release date of March 15, 2013 for the Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Battle and May 15, 2013 for the other two sets.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle (76006) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle (76006)

Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle (76006)icon – 195 pieces. Here you can see we have 3 minifigures: Iron Man in the MK XLII armor, War Machine with his mini-gun on his right shoulder, and Aldrich Killian. The builds for the set includes a speedboat and a buoy.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Attack Malibu Mansion (76007) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Attack Malibu Mansion (76007)

Iron Man Attack Malibu Mansion (76007)icon – 364 pieces. There are Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, a caped Mandarin, and Extremis Savin, and what appears to be Pepper wearing the Iron Man MK XLII suit. The includes Mandarin’s helicopter, part of Tony Stark’s mansion where the Halls of Armor, and Tony’s robot arm assistant.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs The Ultimate Showdown Mandarin (76008) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs The Ultimate Showdown Mandarin (76008)

Iron Man vs The Ultimate Showdown Mandarin (76008)icon – $12.99, 91 pieces. This set has two minifigures: Iron Man in the Heartbreaker armor and the Mandarin. The build includes Mandarin’s vehicle that launches some rockets.

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LEGO CUUSOO Andy/Bugdroid the Android Achieves 10000 Supporters

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The Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google on by GLHTurbo has achieved the 10000 supporters needed on LEGO CUUSOO to be reviewed by the LEGO Jury. If you’ve used an Android smartphone, you’ve may have seen this little guy on your phone before. As I said before, I would love for this set to see the light of production. The project now qualifies for the Spring Review. The Legend of Zelda project now becomes the highest supported project on CUUSOO. The deadline for the Spring Review is March 4th so there may be a couple more sets joining the Bugdroid in Spring Review. Congratulations to GLHTurbo for this great achievement. Read the official LEGO comment below:

Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, GLHTurbo!

2013.02.07

Congratulations to GLHTurbo and all of the supporters of this LEGO® CUUSOO project. Google™ Android™ fans have spoken. We’ve heard loud and clear that you want to be able to make your own Andy out of LEGO bricks. So, we’ll get to work considering the possibility!

Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A LEGO Review Board composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

Timing of the LEGO Review
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.

The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the “Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google” concept.

When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.

We will post follow-up information and our decision here.

The LEGO CUUSOO Team

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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alternate Build Instructions

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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minisite

Thanks to Rich over at Brick Fanatics, we now have instructions for the alternate builds of the LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets. These alternate builds were on the Turtles minisite but the link to them has been broken for a while now and I couldn’t find the instructions anywhere. LEGO is currently trying to resolve that. Fortunately, Kevin Hinkle has provided LEGO Ambassadors some PDFs of said builds. The only Turtle set missing from the list is the Turtle Lair Attack (79103).

  • Kraang Lab Escape (79100)
  • Shredder’s Dragon Bike (79101)
  • Stealth Shell in Pursuit (79102)
  • The Shellraiser Street Chase (79104)
  • Baxter Robot Rampage (79105)

Since I’ve already finished reviewing all the regular sets, I’ll turn my attention to these new builds in the near future and have them reviewed as well. You can download the PDFs here.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game

The very highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game that was announced last month is now available for pre-order on Amazon for many of the video game systems including the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita, and the PC. The estimated release date for the game is October 31, 2013. There is no word yet if there are any exclusive minifigures included with the pre-order but given LEGO’s track record with recent releases, there’s a chance one might be included. Is anyone excited for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game as I am?

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LEGO [email protected] February Special Offers

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FREE LEGO CiTY Police Helicopter with any order of $35 or more.  Valid 2.1.13 - 2.28.13 or while supplies last

February is upon us and there is a new special offer with purchases made at LEGO brick and mortar stores or at [email protected]icon. In the US, they are offering a FREE LEGO City Police Helicopter (30222) polybag with purchases of $35 or more. The same deal also applies to Canadian shoppers. In the UK, the offer is valid when you spend £25 or more. Shoppers in the UK also have another freebie. In addition to the City Helicoptor, you will also receive the LEGO Friends Emma’s Car (30103) polybag as well.

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