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Pick Up That Hard To Find LEGO Set At Constructibles

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So you waited in line for hours only to miss out on that LEGO Comic-Con exclusive set and they are all sold out. You can either hunt one down on eBay and pay hundreds of dollars or choose the clever alternative, Constructibles.

Based in Orange County, California this family owned business locates the genuine LEGO pieces from hard to find sets, includes the building instructions and sells the boxed sets for an affordable price.

I discovered Constructibles at Bricks LA and found the owners to be helpful and friendly. The carry a wide array of retired LEGO sets, LEGO mini builds, reproduction Comic-Con exclusive sets and their own designs.

I ended up picking up a retired New York Comic-Con Star Wars Luke’s Landspeeder for $28 that would sell for over $100 online. I could care less that it didn’t include the official box or tin as I tend to never use or display them.

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Other cool sets that Constructibles sells are the hard to find and very desirable Classic TV Batmobile, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird and Boba Fett’s Slave 1.

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Check out their site online HERE and order a few sets for yourself!

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LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel

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LEGO Creator Expert model has an iconic elegance that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance and adventure. The carnival has come to town and the ice cream vendor is busy serving a long queue of excited customers as they await their first ride on the magical Ferris Wheel that towers above the fairground. Slowly turn the crank and watch as the Ferris Wheel gracefully lowers the colorful gondolas into position for boarding. Raise the boarding platform with a simple pull of the lever, open the gondola door and help the passengers aboard! Have fun building this elegant model with an authentic charm and magic that will capture your imagination. You can also motorize the Ferris Wheel with the LEGO Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included). Includes 10 minifigures: a ride operator, ice cream vendor, 4 children and 4 adults.

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– Includes 10 minifigures with assorted accessories: a ride operator, ice cream vendor, 4 children and 4 adults
– Features a Ferris Wheel ticket kiosk, ice cream stall, a bench and assorted flower and tree elements
– Ferris Wheel features decorative elements, ramps, boarding platform and 12 colorful gondolas with opening doors
– Accessory elements include a pretzel, balloon, 2 ice cream cones and an ice cream scoop
– Includes an amazing 2464 LEGO elements
– Turn the crank and watch the Ferris Wheel turn
– Motorize the Ferris Wheel with the LEGO Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included)
– Ferris Wheel measures over 23” (60cm) high, 21” (55cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep

Coming June 2015 for $199.99.

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LEGO Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Tatooine Mini-Build Set Revealed

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This LEGO Tatooine Mini-build set is available at Star Wars Celebration. For $40, you can purchase this 178-piece set which includes a mini Sandcrawler, mini Landspeeder, and mini Lars Homestead along with a moisture vaporator. It also has microscale versions of two jawas, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Owen Lars. The set also includes a C-3PO mini figure.

There are an estimated 1,000 of these available at the event with only 250 on sale each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Star Wars LEGO Posters

This weekend, Star Wars fans will gather together in Anaheim, California for the Star Wars Celebration convention. It should be a big year for the show due to the December release of The Force Awakens.

Celebration attendees are going to get their hands on something pretty cool: “Star Wars” posters, done up in LEGO style, with one poster for each film in both the prequel and original trilogies. Check them out below.

Those who can’t make it to the show can also get their hands on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope poster during a May the 4th promotion at local LEGO brand retails stores or at shop.LEGO.com with the chance to collect a new poster each month.

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Announcing LEGO Dimensions

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced LEGO Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. Launching September 27, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favorite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.

LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U system from Nintendo.

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For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.

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In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional expansion packs. Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as compelling game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. All expansion packs will feature well-known properties and provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game – with no limitations.

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A small sample of packs available in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure. Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.

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LEGO Dimensions not only offers a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play, but also introduces a digital system of play with great long-term value for LEGO gaming. One LEGO Toy Pad, LEGO Gateway and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come. Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year.

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LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Coming In May 2015

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Springfield’s Kwok-E-Mart from the Simpsons will immortalized in LEGO form. This painstakingly detailed playset includes six minifigures (including Apu and his shoplifting nemesis, Snake), Chief Wiggum’s squad car, Squishee dispenser, and shelves stocked with everything from tofu dogs to Krusty-O’s.

Walk under the huge Kwik-E-Mart sign and join Homer, Marge and Bart as they browse the aisles filled with beauty products, diapers, dog food, pastries, fruits, vegetables and more—including Krusty-O’s and Chef Lonelyheart’s Soup for One. Then head over to the refrigerated cases where you’ll find Buzz Cola, chocolate milk, various other drinks and snacks… and frozen Jasper! There’s also a Buzz Cola soda fountain, juice dispensers, coffee machine, arcade games, ATM and stacks of Powersauce boxes. At the counter, Apu is ready to tempt you with a variety of printed magazines, comic books, cards, tofu hot dogs, freshly expired donuts and his ever-popular hallucination-inducing Squishees. At the back, there’s a storage closet complete with rat and an exit. On the roof you’ll discover Apu’s secret vegetable garden, while outside this amazing model features bright-yellow walls, 2 phone booths, a stack of purple crates, and a dumpster area with ‘El Barto’ graffiti, opening door and an iconic blue dumpster that also opens. You can also remove the roof and open out the rear walls for easy access. This set also includes Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird), who loves nothing more than stealing cars and robbing the Kwik-E-Mart—but this time Chief Wiggum is hot on his tail in his police car. Capture this bandit and return peace to the town of Springfield and the amazing Kwik-E-Mart.

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The LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016) contains 2,179 pieces and will retail for $199.99.

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Features:

– Set includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum and Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird)
– Features opening rear walls, a removable roof with secret vegetable garden, Kwik-E-Mart signage, light-blue walls, dusty blue floors, turquoise welcome mat, shelves, refrigerated cases, counter, Buzz Cola soda fountain, juice dispensers, coffee machine, 2 arcade games, ATM, crates of Powersauce bars, surveillance cameras, rear storage closet with a rat, cheese, rat hole and an exit door.
– Shelves feature beauty products, diapers, dog food, pastries, fruits, vegetables and more—including Krusty-O’s and Chef Lonelyheart’s Soup for One
– Refrigerator cabinets feature a variety of beverages including cans of Buzz Cola… and frozen Jasper!
– Counter features a cash register, magazine and card display, lottery machine, hot dog oven, donut display and a Squishee dispenser with 2 Squishees
– Also includes Chief Wiggum’s police car featuring an opening trunk, removable roof and space for 3 minifigures
– Accessory elements include Bart’s spray can, Marge’s shopping basket, Apu’s broom and Chief Wiggum’s cuffs and truncheon
– Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird) is exclusive to this set for fall 2015
– Removable roof features rare, dark-orange bricks
– Lift off the roof and open out the rear walls for easy access
– Drink a Squishee and get that sugar-high feeling!
– Apprehend Snake before he robs again!
– Stock up with overpriced convenience goods
– Discover frozen Jasper!
– Relax in Apu’s utopian vegetable garden
– Have a donut…. mmm, dooonuts!
– Kwik-E-Mart measures over 5″ (14cm) high, 14″ (38cm) wide and 10″ (27cm) deep
– Police car measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 2″ (6cm) wide and 5″ (15cm) deep

Available via lego.com in May 2015.

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WB Consumer Products Teams With Nathan Sawaya’s ‘The Art of the Brick’ For Worldwide Touring Exhibition Inspired By DC Comics

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced a collaboration with The Art of the Brick to create a contemporary art exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures, inspired by DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains and made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The new exhibition, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, created by artist, Nathan Sawaya, will feature Sawaya’s take on the breadth and depth of the characters and stories from DC Comics’ 80-year history, told through Sawaya’s unique “LEGO lens.” Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick is the most successful LEGO art exhibition of all time.

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“Nathan Sawaya is truly a master in his craft which we have experienced firsthand through previous collaborations,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Much like the characters of the DC Comics universe, The Art of the Brick has broad appeal.  We are thrilled to be partnering with Nathan to tour this truly unique interpretation around the world for fans of all ages to experience.”

“This is an amazing opportunity as an artist to be granted the privilege to bring the pages of DC Comics to life and to interpret some of the most famous and iconic characters in history,” said Sawaya, founder of The Art of the Brick.  “I look forward to bringing these characters to life in new ways that uniquely fit the medium.”

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DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more will be featured alongside some of the most well-known DC Super-Villains including The Joker, The Penguin and Harley Quinn in a series of galleries. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will also showcase Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.  The exhibition will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya’s original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation.

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will tour worldwide beginning fall 2015.

Touring major cities around the globe, the exhibition will visit large scale venues customized for the art.  Guests will travel through a series of galleries designed to make the experience intimate for the viewer.  Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, all artistically created out of LEGO bricks.

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What Are LEGO AppBricks?

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The LEGO AppBrick is a special carbon-infused LEGO brick that conducts electricity from your finger to a tablet device. The AppBricks merge physical and digital play in a new and innovative way exclusive to the Ultra Agent 2015 range. Each of the Ultra Agents 2015 play sets comes with one or more AppBricks that can be used to build the new and cool Ultra Gadgets.

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Collect all the App Brick gadgets to reveal the hidden identity of the super villain mastermind.

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Here’s How You Can Build Your Very Own LEGO Oscar Trophy

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Did you see Emma Stone and Oprah Winfrey holding giant LEGO Oscars and get a bit jealous? The statues from the “Everything Is Awesome” live-performance at the 2015 Academy Awards were made by artist Nathan Sawaya, whose creations ended up in the hands of notable nominees in the audience:

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Sawaya has shared a video of how he made the statue:

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But if that was too quick of an instruction for you, below is a longer instructional video on how to make a larger version of the Oscar statue:

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LEGO Announces Star Wars Buildable Figures

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LEGO just announced Star Wars Buildable Figures at the New York Toy Fair. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and others will be available for $19.99 and up when they arrive in September 2015.

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