Brickset news archive: May 2008
If you live in the U.K., Australia or New Zealand, you can order the new book "50 Years of the LEGO Brick" from LEGO S@H. Just click on the yellow link below, and search for item number 810002 to find it.
Update: This book is now available in German from S@H.
If you live in the U.S., the first six missions from the new Agents theme are now available at LEGO S@H! Just click on the yellow link, and go to What's New, or better still wait until Sunday!
The Agents sets are also available at Toys R Us.
We have been informed by an anoymous member that the Limited Edition Indiana Jones set 7628 Peril In Peru is soon to be available in U.K. Toys R Us stores! If you live there, be sure to get this special set to complete your LEGO Indiana Jones collection, just in time for the new video game next week!
I don't know if it was done by a disgruntled former member or a robot, but Brickset was hacked twice over the weekend.
Consequently, to prevent further attack, the site is currently 'read-only': Reviews won't be saved, your collection can't be recorded and you can't rate reviews. If you attempt to, you'll see an error message. In addition I have taken the decision to remove news commenting for good. It is more trouble than it's worth.
My sincere apologies to genuine LEGO fans who used the site to spread useful news and comment. I am hoping to provide facilities in the future to enable you to contribute more easily to the news on the site.
This is a transient situation until I have rewritten the site to prevent attack, which won't be an overnight job but should be finished by the end of June. If you have any suggestions for improvement, use the contact form to let us know.
In the meantime, I'll continue to keep you updated on site progress and LEGO news, and please continue to click-through to LEGOshop.com via my links to show your support for the site.
Amazon.co.uk has listed the sets scheduled for summer release which can now be pre-ordered:
7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter £39.99
7674 TMV 19 Torrent £49.99
7675 AT-TE Walker £69.99
7676 Republic Attack Gunship £79.99
4993 Cool Convertible £34.99
4997 Transport Ferry £49.99
4998 Stegosaurus £34.99
8631 Mission 1: Jet Pack Pursuit £7.99
8632 Mission 2: Swamp Hunt £14.99
8630 Mission 3: Gold Hunt £19.99
8633 Mission 4: Speedboat Rescue £29.99
8634 Mission 5: Turbocar Chase £39.99
8635 Mission 6: Mobile Command Centre £69.99
Thanks to Jasen for the news.
I have recruited three new moderators: fellow Brickish Association members Martin, bluemoose and Doctor Sinister. Their job will be to make sure we all play nicely in here, so please behave so they don't have much to do :)
As predicted last week (okay so I had insider information :- ) ), the Mars Mission sets are now available from LEGOshop.com Europe as are the Coast Guard and Batman sets! Plus for our junior members there are new Duplo Castle and Thomas the Tank Engine sets as well as a Circus set.
Update: they are now in the feed and listed on http://www.brickset.com/buy/uk/new.aspx
Want to know when sets are added to LEGOshop.com but don't want to visit it every day? I now have the solution: Subscribe to one of Brickset's new RSS feeds.
If you're using FireFox or Internet Explorer, click on the RSS icon on the toolbar to view and subscribe to them. If you're using another RSS reader, the feed URLs are:
- http://www.brickset.com/rss/legoshop/uk/new/ if you're in the UK
- http://www.brickset.com/rss/legoshop/us/new/ if you're in the USA
Let me know if you find them useful. I might add others for 'sales and deals' soon.
aj bellinger has once again come up with the goods and has sent us pictures of 7649, a limited edition Mars Mission set. I suspect it'll be exclusive to Toys R Us and LEGOshop.com.
Over the last few days you have collectively added 1000-odd sets to your 'sets I own' lists which now takes the total to over 500,000! Unsurprisingly, the top 25 most owned sets are all Star Wars bar one, and I have to say I'm surprised what that one is (take a look yourself).
Here's to the next half-million!
The eagerly awaited General Grievous model is now available to order from LEGOshop.com, £65 in the UK, $90 in the US, which for once is a slightly better exchange rate than usual for Star Wars sets.
It'll be a few days before he appears in our product feed, but don't let that stop you using the yellow link on the left to get to LEGOshop.com to order him!