Brickset news archive: March 2008
It's a bit quiet for news at the moment. I guess the frenzy of early year activity of new sets hitting the shelves is over, as is the toy fair season. Here's a few snippets of recently reported news:
- bsmarthen advises us that some of the Speed Racers sets are now available in KMart in the USA
- There are some better pictures of the space Factory sets, 10191 and 10192 floating about so I have added them here
- Argos in the UK has 25% off all LEGO and'll give you a £5 voucher when you spend over £50 and a £10 one when you spend over £100
Last but certainly not least, a very exciting piece of news:
- A book with details of 8000 LEGO sets released over the last 50 years is being published in May. This will be particularly interesting to us here at Brickset. We'll at last be able to determine how complete our database is, and maybe even find sets missing in the book. It will be available from LEGO brand stores, S@H and can be pre-ordered now from the publisher's site. As soon as we get a copy we'll post a review here.
The newest entry in the LEGO video game series, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, now has definite release dates for the U.S. and U.K. The U.S. release is on June 3, 2008, and the U.K. release is three days later, on June 6, 2008. Mark your calendars and start saving for this highly anticipated game!
Two of the biggest LEGO sets ever, 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer and 10143 Death Star II are currently on sale, possibly clearance, at the U.S. S@H. 10030 is already on the top sellers list, so grab these great sets while you still can, before the only opportunity to get them is Bricklink.
The new Green Grocer set, released over the weekend almost worldwide, is now available for everyone, as it showed up on LEGO S@H this morning for $149.99. 7041 Troll Battle Wheel also showed up, as well as 8953 Makuta Icarax, for a full $5 less than at Toys'R'Us. Sadly, 7041 is currently not available to U.K. consumers, but almost every other 2008 Castle set is, so there are plenty of other sets to choose from.
Pegasi sent me a link to what looks to be the most comprehensive collection of photos of forthcoming sets taken at the (presumably New York) 2008 Toy Fair. Check out the photos on flickr then discuss them here.
The Green Grocer set is now available for Shop At Home customers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
[Unfortunately our product feed is usually 2 days late, so the 'buy now' link for UK customers isn't appearing here yet. You can still click on the yellow ad. on the left of this page and buy it though -- Huw]