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.
A giant Opee sea killer has arrived at LEGOLAND® California!
LEGO announced a renewal of their Star Wars license at Toy Fair translating a successful thirteen years of not only fun and creative construction sets, but also a transformation into a global property that also includes theme parks, video games, and television. Not that the construction sets have played second fiddle either. LEGO reported over 200 million sets sold since 1999, making it one of the most successful toy lines.
LEGO has renewed their Star Wars licensing agreement with Lucasfilm for another 10 years. Their Star Wars line has experienced tremendous growth over the past six years and ranks among the best selling global toy lines, with an excess of over 200 million boxes sold since it debuted in 1999. Read the full press release ahead!
Here's a better look at the FREE LEGO poster you receive when pre-ordering the new 2012 LEGO sets from Shop.LEGO.com. The 2 sided poster features the LEGO version of the Death Star Trench run on one side and a gallery of the 2012 LEGO mini figures on the other. The offer ends at 4 pm EST on January 26th.
The new 2012 LEGO sets are now available for pre-order at Shop.Lego.com. You'll also receive a FREE exclusive double sided LEGO poster featuring all the new 2012 minifigures. Click here to pre-order today!
Tis the season for randomly marked-down products! Walmart has marked down their Ultimate Gift Sets for Star Wars as well as Transformers and Beyblade, but prices vary by store-- the $30 sets were as little as $15 in my neighborhood, which is a steal given you get 5 figures in the set.
Jabba's Palace is just one of several new sets coming to LEGO in a 2012 preview over at Hoth Bricks, a French fan site. Preliminary packaging mock-ups are shown and these are presumably legit-- we'll know more in February for Toy Fair! Read on!
If all that weren't enough, the very charming LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace TV special is coming to home video at Wal-Mart this week. It's $13.00 and includes young Han Solo-- the same figure was handed out as a promo item at Comic-Con, if you were very lucky or in the right place. Just click here to pre-order, or wait to hit up Wal-Mart this weekend when you get your 2 gallon pickle jar, rubber gloves, AAA batteries, and/or sack of peanut M&Ms.
We upload photos from the LEGO booth at Comic-Con to our Image Bank. The nice folks at LEGO were kind enough to show us an advance screening yesterday of The Padawan Menace television special at a local theater. All we can say for the time being is this will BE WELL WORTH while seeing this evening at 7 PM on The Cartoon Network.
LEGO unveiled their 2011 Comic-Con exclusive this year with little fanfare and at a first come first serve basis. Foregoing the raffle system of previous years, LEGO is offering a specially packaged edition of their upcoming 2011 Advent Calendar. The set features 6 minifigures, including an exclusive Santa Yoda.
LEGO treats us to a trailer of The Padawan Menace television special which premieres on The Cartoon Network this Friday 7 PM EST.