The folks at LEGO are always generous and creative with their goodie bags for their Toy Fair media guests, and this year is a good one for Star Wars.
From Bricks To Bothans have posted images of Series 3 and 4 of LEGO's Planet Series planned for 2013.
ToysRUs has listed a "shirtless" Darth Maul minifigure for an as of yet undetermined gift with purchase promotion (Big Book?). The minifigure is listed for $4.99 which opens up the possibility that you can just buy on its own.
Autumn in New York is a beautiful thing. For fans of pop culture, the season brings their own east coast Comic Con. It's Preview Day, and because it's in Mid-Town Manhattan on a Wednesday, the foot traffic was not the critical mass that San Diego normally is. For this website, not having to cover Hasbro on a show of this magnitude is a little weird, but Hasbro's absence are DC and Mattel's gain, particularly if you're a Batman fan and collector where new figures from DC Direct and Arkham City were prominent. There were some Star Wars reveals from other licensors like Kotobukiya and Diamond Select, and they're not bad at all. But Gentle Giant and Sideshow were also absent and there was clearly less Star Wars than the show last year.
New York Comic-Con's Instagram feed reveals the next LEGO convention exclusive to be a Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder in Collector's Tin for next week's NYCC. The third in a series for this year's conventions, with Darth Maul for SDCC and Boba Fett for Celebration VI, the tin is a limited edition of only 1000 pieces with quantities limited for each day on a first come first serve basis.
Hoth Bricks has posted a listing of what's coming up for LEGO in 2013. Highlights include an AT-RT and Republic Trooper vs. Sith Troopers Battle Pack!
LEGO has come a long way from yellow only mini-figures. Their new Rancor set is pretty spectacular and includes a Rancor monster, Jedi Luke, Rancor Keeper, and a Gamorrean Guard for pork rind snacking purposes.
It's that time again! LEGO is getting ready for Comic-Con, and they sent along some announcements of what they'll be bringing along... like a Rancor Pit. The full press release is after the jump.
LEGO announces the new and utterly spectacular UCS B-Wing Fighter that is slated for release in October. The latest entry in their premium collector range includes 1,486 pieces and priced for $199.99. More info and a video after the jump!
John from JP Aerospace Blog sent in this awesome photo of a Star Wars LEGO dogfight featuring an X-Wing and TIE Fighter from 97,000 feet into space with the aid of a balloon.
LEGOShop will be holding their own May The 4th Be With You event on May 4th and 5th featuring exclusive Star Wars deals and offers.
It's a one year anniversary of sorts, as LEGOLAND celebrates the launch of the Star Wars Miniland expansion in their Carlsbad, CA park. The 1:5 scale dioramas represent all 6 films and The Clone Wars television series utilizing over 1.5 million bricks. LEGOLAND held their ribbon cutting ceremony this morning and invited 22 kids from The Make A Wish Foundation. Members of the 501st Legion were also in attendance.
We have uploaded over 220 photos from this morning's LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Expansion launch event. Spanning every episode of the Star Wars saga including a theme from The Clone Wars, LEGO's Star Wars Miniland is truly a sight to behold.
LEGOLAND®California’s Master Model Builders, Gary McIntire and Ryan Ziegelbauer, installed a new LEGO® model of a Jawa sandcrawler in LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland today as the family theme park prepares to reveal the expanded area to the public on March 29.
LEGO adds another fantastic set to their Ultimate Collector Series assortment this May. The UCS R2-D2 features a rotating head, retractable leg, and opening front panel. Check out all the details and a preview video with LEGO designers.