LEGO Universe: Free to Download, Free Areas

Now we know the answer to why LEGO Universe recently had a new level system added. It’s not a coincidence that LEGO has just announced that LEGO Universe is now free to download and has a free area to play in. Understand that this does not make LEGO Universe free. … Read more

LEGO Universe Adds Level System, I Ask Why

Well, LEGO Universe is now getting leveling. As an MMO player, I’m asking why? Of course, I’m not the target audience, not by a long shot, both because of my age and because I’ve played a lot of MMOs and MMORPGs. This is a part of the press release – … Read more

Ninjago Coming to LEGO Universe Soon

LEGO’s online massive multplayer roleplaying game, LEGO Universe is getting a new adventure zone, Crux Prime. There will be new settings, characters, and an online introduction to parts of the Ninjago universe. I’m curious to see what impact it will have on LEGO Universe. Ninjago seems to be pretty popular … Read more

LEGO Universe Displays at the LEGO Retail Stores

Jason and I were comparing notes about some of the LEGO displays in our respective area LEGO retail stores, and decided to take a few photos, in case other people are interested. These three photos are of the LEGO Universe displays, and because they are minifig-heavy, they are way up out of reach, so taking pictures was difficult as you can tell. When I go back to the Austin one, I’ll try to get a better overall picture – the lighting was not the best and the photos I took over the entire display were slightly blurry.

This first photo is from the Austin, Texas location (link).

LEGO Universe - Displays in the Retail Stores

These next two photos are from the LEGO store in the Houston, Texas Galleria (link).

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LEGO Universe 55001 Rocket Review

I searched everywhere to find this cool little set. Originally handed out with some of pre-orders of the LEGO Universe videogame (and as part of an in-store promotion), this rocketship has been highly sought after on the aftermarket. I was lucky enough to find them for sale last week (MSRP $9.99) at one of my local LEGO stores. If you can get one, then buy it. It makes an excellent stocking stuffer/impulse buy item.

LEGO Universe 55001 Rocket Review

Note: The minifig and stand pictured below do not come with the bagged 55001 set.

By the Numbers:
Set: LEGO Universe 55001 Rocket
Year of Release: October 2010
Type: Promotional/bagged mini-vehicle
# of Pieces: 55
# of Extra pieces: 3
# of Minifigs and what kind: None
Stickers? No
Price: $9.99
Ages: 7+
Time to Complete: Less than 15 minutes
Purchase: Official LEGO Stores / (Retail prices maybe higher than MSRP)

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