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Subscribe to LEGO Texts for Free Promo Code

LEGO has a new promotion running on Shop@Home for a new texting system they are trying out. If you subscribe for LEGO text messages, you can get a promo code for a free LEGO Star Wars Mini BB-8 (40228) with purchases of $60 or more. Note that the BB-8 is the same one from last year’s May the 4th promotion. I’m not sure if they will be doing more promos using texts but I guess it doesn’t hurt to sign up. Message and data rates may apply.


LEGO Star Wars BB-8 & Porg Amazon Sales

The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Porg (75230) are both on sale over on Amazon. The larger style builds are priced at the lowest they have been on the site and are price-matching Walmart. Whether you like the builds or not, I will say that at these prices, they are well worth it as they are some decent sized models.


LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288) Polybag Review

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288)

Next week is the start of the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th 2018 event and the main item during the promotion is the BB-8 (40288) polybag. It consists of 48 pieces and you can get it on May 4th only with a purchase of $75 or more while supplies last.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288)

BB-8 is in the same scale as the R2-D2 from last year. The build is fairly simple and the base of it uses a basic cube technique. It also relies on five printed 4×4 dishes for the design of the body which is good.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288)

The bottom dish is attached to some plates which connects to the bottom of the cube while having a Technic joint to attach the head to.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288)

As for the head, it is also printed and uses the same dome piece as R2-D2 but with BB-8 design. As I said before, it attaches to the body using a Technic pin and the joint allows it to wobble. This is an easy technique but is also very effective as it simulates BB-8’s head movement.

One thing I don’t like about this build is the use of the dish on the bottom. Because there’s a stud on it, BB-8 has a tendency to tip over very frequently but he’s fine if you gently set him down.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288)

Overall, the LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288) polybag is a decent one that fits nicely to last year’s build. I also understand that some fans prefer the exclusive minifigures much more than the builds. The scale of BB-8 … Continue

LEGO Wins Three Awards at 2018 Toy of the Year Awards Gala

The 2018 Toy of the Year winners were announced yesterday just ahead of the New York Toy Fair and I’m happy to say that LEGO wins big again this year. LEGO was nominated in five categories this year including:

Collectible of the Year – The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)

Construction Toy of the Year – LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) / LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Silent Mary (71042)

Creative Toy of the Year – LEGO Make Your Own Movie

Specialty Toy of The Year – LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Tech Toy of the Year – LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101)

LEGO picked up three awards last night for LEGO Star Wars BB-8 as the Construction Toy of the Year, LEGO Boost for Tech Toy of the Year, and the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon for the Specialty Toy of the Year. This is the second year in a row that LEGO has won for Construction and Specialty Toy of the Year.

With some of the new LEGO products coming out this year, I’m sure we’ll be seeing LEGO again on the ballot in a few categories and they have a great chance for the coveted Toy of the Year award.


LEGO Star Wars Toys R Us BB-8 Building Instructions

LEGO Star Wars BB-8

Yesterday was the Bricktober LEGO Star Wars Build & Take event at Toys R Us for the midi-scale BB-8. For those who weren’t able to go, a reader named Dennis has generously provided a PDF of the build so you can build your own. Honestly, this version of BB-8 is fairly ugly, especially the head area, but there’s really no other way to do it.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8


LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) Available on Amazon

One of the more popular LEGO Star Wars sets that was released during Force Friday II was the brick-built BB-8 (75187). It eventually became temporarily out of stock on Shop@Home and from what I saw, it was flying off the shelves at the LEGO Store an at Toys R Us. Fortunately for you, Amazon still has it available at retail price of $99.99 with Prime shipping.

This faithfully reproduced LEGO® Star Wars incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the ‘welding torch’. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office.


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