News round-up

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It's been an exceptionally slow week for news this week, I guess everyone is on holiday! Here are a few things worth mentioning:

  • There's an interview with Christoph Bartnek - author of The Unofficial Minifigure Catalogue - over on the Wired website which is rather good, and if you are in any doubt as to whether you should buy the book, I suspect once you've read it, you'll conclude that you should. When you do so, make sure you use this link from Brickset to Amazon.com and not the one at Wired :-) It's still reduced to $64.
  • Argos continue their 3-for-2 offer on all Cars merchandise, including LEGO. The sets are ridiculously overpriced at full retail so if you can team up with other people and buy three of the same set to get them at one third off, it makes the prices a bit more realistic.
  • I received the 2012 LEGO calendar that's for sale at Amazon.co.uk this week and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. Unlike the charity one from a few years ago which featured excellently staged photos of minifigs in funny situations, this one is full of stock advertising photos that have appeared in catalogues and posters before. The only interesting thing about it is that the publisher, Workman Publishing, is holding a competition whereby you can submit photos for inclusion in next year's calendar. Apparently, information will be available on their website, but it isn't there yet.
  • Fancy a bargain? Our very own DrDaveWatford scours Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk every day and posts the best bargains that he finds over on his blog Gimme LEGO. As you know some of Amazon's offers can be very short lived so it's become an essential visit for me on a daily basis to find out what he's uncovered.

16 comments on this article

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By in United States,

borders legos now 40% off

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By in United States,

Yeah, Borders is going out of business, so we'll keep seeing those discounts increase. Hopefully they have some good stuff that we can get for a discount.

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By in United Kingdom,

I,ve just looked at DrDaveWatfords list of amazon Lego sets and there are some good prices out there! Oh BTW Base.com have got £5 of the new Naboo Starfighter!

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By in United States,

Nothing much at my Borders. Did have the space shuttle for $23.99 though.........

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By in United States,

just got prince of persia ostrige race for 14$ 40% off at borders

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By in United States,

Not sure if this is news or not but its confirmed there will be a HP 5-7 Lego game.

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By in United Kingdom,

Harry potter 5-7 is coming out next year I think

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By in United States,

According to www.gamefaqs.com Lego HP 5-7 will be released 11-1-11

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By in United Kingdom,

The app mentioned at the end of the minfigure catalog review could be good. Lets hope he gets it available soon!

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By in France,

Thats a nice initiative DrDave - certainly the uk amazon site can have pretty wildly fluctuating prices, amazon.fr has good deals too but not nearly so many. I did pick up the Imperial Flagship 10210 for €106.72 which I thought was an ok deal (on amazon.fr) and I also got cargo train 7939 for £87.82 on amazon.co.uk - I don't think that price lasted very long.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks, Brian. You're certainly right about the wildy fluctuating prices, which means it's important to dive in when you see a good deal - sometimes prices are cut for literally an hour or two prior to jumping back up again. The Cargo Train deal you describe was a great example - a fantastic deal which lasted only a short time and hasn't to my knowledge been repeated this year. Interestingly, the discounts on the U.K. Amazon site are more generous than those in the U.S. site; this may be because prices are already much lower in general in the U.S. and there's therefore less less room for (further) discounting.

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By in Germany,

I have some news from the LEGO Message Boards. Specifically, user U.S.A.guy (he's on here too). He says that on the product page description for Series 5, there were two minifigs mentioned that are NOT in Series 5: A "Flamenco Dancer", and a "Jungle Boy". He thinks they might be Series 6 minifigs. Unfortunately, the mistakes have been removed. Worthy of a news article?... :)

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By in New Zealand,

Here´s some news:

LEGO are still selling set 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder, it is a limited edition set, so get one while you still can.
LEGO still selling 7868 Mace Windu´s Jedi starfighter, so as they are BOTH LIMITED EDITION get them.

New Zealanders can buy these set in NZ, They are availible either directly or indirectly from the LEGO Group.

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By in New Zealand,

LEGO Star Wars Set 9492 TIE Fighter, I have found the Photo!
Look at it at the link below:

http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/9492_TIE_Fighter

There is Photos of the fighter, and its Minifigures.
Take a look everyone!

LEGOSLUG

P.S. Huw--Will you put these photos on the set Page?
Please tell us.

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By in New Zealand,

NEWS:

Can anyone Have roles at brickset like DrDaveWatford, and Huw ?
I am sure everyone is wondering....
....or maybe everyone knows!

I Know it is a bit off topic, but As a TFOL I cannot use the forum!

LEGOSLUG

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