“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” is one of the more rememberable quotes from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In 2010, LEGO released set 8092 – LEGO Star Wars Luke’s Landspeeder. A recreation of the scene when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive at Mos Eisley and being interrogated by Sandtroopers. This set is an exclusive set to Walmart and LEGO Shop and the box is listed as a “Special Edition.” Retail price on this set is $24.99 which makes it around a decent $0.15/piece.
Warner Interactive, TT Games, and The LEGO Group have announced the highly anticipated release of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. The Caped Crusader is back with his trusted sidekick, Robin to take on the Joker as well as Lex Luthor. Joining the Dynamic Duo with be other DC Super Heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern.
According to Tom Stone, the Managing Director of TT Games: “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in our best-selling LEGO videogame to date, LEGO Batman: The Videogame. We’re offering fans a rich and expansive Gotham City environment filled with cool characters, great customization options and plenty of surprises that families, young gamers and DC Universe fans can enjoy together.”
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment adds: “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO video game experiences to create very fun gameplay. Fans of all ages are going to enjoy the action and light hearted humor that TT Games and LEGO provide.”
Look for it to hit shelves in Summer 2012 for the XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, PC, Nintendo DS/3DS, and the new Playstation Vita.
The all-new LEGO Star Wars sets for 2012 are up for pre-order today. According to the site, pre-order the items today, and they will ship by January 30. Also, if you order any of the sets through the site from January 1 to January 29, you’ll get a FREE exclusive poster showing the minifigs of the upcoming sets. Personally, I’m excited for the new X-Wing and the Battle Packs.
Christmas 2011 came and went and boy did I end up with a lot of LEGO sets. I didn’t expect to end up with so much but there were a lot of sales going on and I had to snatch them up. My girlfriend also gave me a couple of sets as well including some great minifigs. As you can see, I did splurge this year. My greatest haul this year was probably the Imperial Shuttle that I got on sale from Amazon. Let me show off the sets individually, the front and the back of the boxes.
What can I say about the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar! It is a great set for the price and for the very first Star Wars Advent Calendar, you certainly get what you paid for. You get 9 minifigs, 11 different vehicles, as well as 4 objects. I really like the minifigs especially Santa Yoda and R2-Q5, which only came in the LEGO Death Star set. Most of the vehicle builds are pretty good replicas of their bigger brothers. You also get plenty of extra pieces for other builds.
Overall, I’d say buy this set even though Christmas is over. You might find it on sale in the upcoming weeks as stores try to get rid of their inventory. Whether you’re a collector or someone who likes LEGO in general, this set is a must buy. The value on this set will no doubt go up as time goes by and the Santa Yoda minifig will certainly hold it’s value on it’s own. As for next years advent calendar, there are pictures circulating around the web with Darth Maul as the main focus of the set. We’ll see if that stays true or not the coming months.
The final day of the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar is here!! It’s no surprise what the final build is considering he’s on the box. Of course, it’s Santa Yoda. The head on this minifig is freaking awesome. He comes with his sack and presents as well as his walking stick. What’s not to love about this minifig? It’s Yoda in a Santa suit!