Running a Buy One, Get One 50% Off Sale is running a Buy One LEGO set, get one 50% off, of selected sets. If you notice a trend among the sets listed below or at the link, it is similar to a lot of sets that are on sale at offline retailers. It looks like they are clearing … Read more

Grand Opening Tomorrow – LEGO Store in Houston Galleria

LEGO Souvenirs for LEGO Store in Houston Galleria

If you are in the Houston, Texas area, you may already know about the new LEGO Store that is opening up. It may have even opened already, but the official Grand Opening Celebration is starting tomorrow and runs from March 26 – 28. It’s located on the 2nd Floor near Border’s

There are some events/special give-aways planned, including:
* Helping a Master Model Builder build an 8 foot tall Star Wars R2-D2. This will take place from Friday (March 26) through Sunday (March 28). If you help with the build, and if the supplies hold out, you’ll get a free LEGO Star Wars Certificate of Achievement.
* On Saturday (March 27), if you are one of the first 300 customers that spends $35 or more, you’ll receive the exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Bull Rider set pictured above.
* On Sunday (March 28), the first 300 customers to spend $35 or more will receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Minifigure/Minfig T-Shirt (only in children’s sizes)
* You can also enter a drawing for a chance to win a $50 LEGO Store Gift Card (no purchase needed)

Store times for this weekend are:
Friday, March 26: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 27: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, March 28: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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LEGO Silver Star Wars Storm Trooper at Toys R Us

(click on pic for a larger photo at flickr) LEGO Silver Star Wars Storm Trooper. Say that 10 times really fast! This popped up this morning on the Toys R Us website – if you purchase a LEGO Star Wars set of $11.99 or more in value, you get this … Read more

LEGO 30050 Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle – Review

Following on the heels of the LEGO 30001 City Fire Chief review and the LEGO 30002 City Police Boat review, comes this review of the 30050 Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle in MINI-scale. These are related – these three sets plus the 30051 Star Wars X-Wing are all exclusively available through Target stores in the US, as part of an Easter promotion. You’ll find them in the Easter section rather than the toys/LEGO aisle. There are a few key differences – the City sets are minifig-scale and $2.99 while the two Star Wars sets are MINI-scale and are slightly more expensive, at $3.49. The extra $0.50 gets you a few dozen pieces more, although it’s a trade-off since the two City sets each comes with a minifig.

LEGO 30050 Star Wars - Republic Attack Shuttle (Clone Wars)

In my view, the 30050 and the 30051 are both really cool sets that are meant to be displayed on a shelf or on a desk – there should have been a small stand included (the one you see below was quickly improvised).

By the Numbers:
Set: 30050 Republic Attack Shuttle (Star Wars)
Year of Release: 2010
Type: Mini-scale or polybag (Target Easter promotion)
# of Pieces: 60 (6 extra)
# of Extra pieces: 6 (see photo below)
# of Minifigs and what kind: No
Stickers? No
Price: $3.49 at Target (USA)
Ages: 6-12
Time to Complete:

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