The game of choice in the Harry Potter universe is Quidditch. The first time we see a Quidditch game is in The Chamber of Secrets where Gryffindor plays Slytherin. In October 2010, LEGO released the Quidditch Match (4737) to recreate the scene. This set contains 153 pieces and retails for $19.99 which comes out to $0.13/piece.
In October 2010, LEGO released Freeing Dobby (4736) to recreate the ending scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Harry confronts Lucius Malfoy about Tom Riddle’s diary. Harry tricks Malfoy by putting his sock in the diary and Malfoy gives Dobby the diary which in turn frees Dobby from being his slave. This set contains 73 pieces and retails for $10.99 which is $0.15/piece.
For a limited time, LEGO is having a special only on [email protected] for a FREE Shadow ARF Trooper minifigure when you order $99 or more on any LEGO Star Wars set. Use the promo code “FRA1” during checkout. On top of that, you also get free shipping as well. Not a bad deal if you’re looking to get some of the newly released LEGO Star Wars sets.
Back in January, I did a post noting LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be released this summer. There is now a video trailer of the game posted by Machinima. The game will be available for the XBOX 360, PS3, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS/3DS, and PC. See below for the awesomeness!
In 2009, there was a contest in conjunction with Toys ‘R’ Us for the Fan’s Choice Set. The Home One Mon Calamari came out the winner of the competition. The set was released in August 2009 and retails for $109.99. There are 789 pieces which is at $0.14 per piece. The pieces are distributed in 12 bags which is about 4 bags per section of the set. The Home One Mon Calamari is a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive although you can find it on Amazon or eBay. It is also part of the LEGO Star Wars 10 year anniversary sets.
LEGO has published a video for the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 (10225). It has a release date of May 2012 so look for it in stores and online. My first impression for the set is “OMG, got to have!!” It looks like the same R2-D2 figure seen in the Town Hall video a month ago. There’s no word on the price and piece count of the set as of this post. Below is the description given for the set.
**Update 3/16/12** There is now more information for the UCS R2-D2 on Brickset. There will be 2127 pieces and prices will be US $179.99, CA $229.99, UK£149.99, DE€ 179.99, DK 1499 DKK. The tentative release date is set for May 1, 2012.
At the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, we see Emperor Palpatine arrive to Mustafar in a Theta-class T-2c shuttle after Anakin is defeated by Obi Wan Kenobi. Anakin is subsequently taken by the shuttle to Coruscant for his transformation to Darth Vader. The shuttle is represented in set 8096, Emperor Palpatine’s Shuttle. It was released in July 2010 and has 592 pieces. It retails for $59.99 which comes out to about $0.10/piece which is great.