Wanna Watch A Hero Factory Cartoon in Cantonese?

I’m getting a weird kick out of watching the Hero Factory cartoon dubbed in Cantonese language.  Thanks to a few formative years spent watch Malaysia’s Jade Solid Gold channel and recent exposure to Hong Kong colleagues, I’m actually able to understand most of the show.  Scroll down to watch them.

It’s from my favourite TRU HK’s Youtube channel as usual.

Ok, not too friendly to my non-Cantonese speaking readers so here’s the Pharaoh’s Quest advert and some car building tips by Lami for young readers (or AFOL’s kids!). 🙂

If I’m sounding ‘cheerful’… yeah, it’s finally the weekend and I’m so glad to get a break from work.

Hero Factory Webisode in Cantonese

Singapore Only: Update on March & April Arrivals

Hey, thanks to Alvin n Rekseah for the heads up. 🙂

March Arrivals

So the sets have already arrived or are arriving in Singapore stores this week depending on the usual delivery schedule, so you can head over to your favourite stores this week for some retail therapy.  Here’s the full list of March arrivals taken off ToyStation’s email:

LEGO City

  • 3365 Space Moon Buggy
  • 3366 Satellite Launch Pad
  • 3367 Space Shuttle
  • 3368 Space Center

LEGO Games

  • 3852 Sunblock
  • 3853 Banana Balance
  • 3854 Frog Rush
  • 3855 Ramses Return
  • 3856 LEGO Ninjago

LEGO DUPLO

  • 5945 Winnie The Pooh’s Picnic
  • 5946 Tigger’s Expedition
  • 5947 Winnie The Pooh’s House

LEGO Pharaoh’s Quest

  • 7305 Scarab Attack
  • 7306 Golden Staff Guardians
  • 7307 Flying Mummy Attack
  • 7325 Cursed Cobra Statue
  • 7326 Rise Of The Sphinx
  • 7327 Scorpion Pyramid

LEGO Technic

  • 8070 Supercar

Quick computation n the LEGO Games pricing is fairly reasonable after 20% discount off local price.  SunBlock n Banana Balance is a little pricier, but not worth the trouble of shipping in & risking damaged boxes.  Supercar is still a shocking S$36 more even after 20% discount locally tho…

So far I’ve heard that the sets are already at BricksWorld, ToyStation & Metro (dunno which branch tho). 

And BricksWorld’s member specials for March/April are:

  • 3368 Space Center @ $103.90 (20%)
  • 5947 Winnie The Pooh’s House @ $55.90 (20%)
  • 8099 Midi Scaled Imperial Star Destroyer @ $77.31 (10%)
  • 8864 Desert of Destruction @ $187.11 (10%)

Don’t understand the last 2 since members get 10% off anyway, so what’s so special about the pricing??

Ok, and on to….

April Arrivals

Some good news and some bad news here.

The good? 10217 Diagon Alley and 8804 Collectible Minifig Series 4 are arriving in April! Yay!  And no price increase in Series 4 figs, so it’s S$3.90 each or $234 for a box of 60.

The bad? The price for DA is shockingly disgustingly bad. So bad that I feel like boycotting getting any sets locally. It’s S$319.90 vs US$149.90.  Before discount, the diff is like S$125!! S$125???! It’s like… WTF… (hey, I assume you are all adult readers and I’ve had a pretty crappy day at work… if you are offended, pls stop reading)

Even after a 20% discount, the price is still a weltering S$255.92, or S$61 more… considering that I need like 2 more… may even work out cheaper shipping in from the USA.

Singapore Only: March Arrivals

Thanks to UltramanBC from the S0937 forum, we have the prices for the March arrivals (dunno when is the exact arrival tho).

Hmm… you can see the comparison and judge yourself… makes me glad I’d already ordered from BN at 10%/30% off US prices for some of the larger sets.  I’ve a feeling this makes for a very expensive month for the army builders. 😉 

Gallery of Hi-Res 2011 Set Pictures

Below are a few examples from each theme.  If you thought the Toy Fair 2011 pics look good, then of course these hi-res official photos look wayyyy better.

There is also a hint of more pics to come with this statement from Gizmodo: “There are a couple more secret models, but we will show those to you at a later date“. 

Hmm… I hope they don’t mean the Cars 2 range or the Spongebob sets that were not included in gallery…

You can get the full range of 2011 hi-res pics from Gizmodo’s write-up here.   Anyway for your convenience these link directly to the respective galleries:

Toy Fair 2011 Updates by FBTB

Quick one:  Ryan & Ace from FBTB have done a marvellous job at the Toy Fair with the best quality pics for the LEGO exhibits that I’ve seen so far, including close-ups of minifigs, set play features, close-ups of sets/interiors. 

Do visit FBTB’s Flickr photostream to see the pics.

And Happy Valentines Day everyone. 🙂

2011 Summer Set Pics from German Toy Fair

UPDATED: Toysnbricks feature the 2011 LEGO Kingdoms, Aliens Conquest, Ninjago and Collectible Minifig Series 5 set pictures without confidential markings from Spieletest, thanks to kevin1990. I’ll update more details and pics later when I’m home but the pics look so good I just have to share immediately.

Many more pics and videos are available, but I won’t steal the thunder by putting them all here.  Just click on this link to Spieletest to see all of them k?  Just to list, they have Star Wars, Ninjago, Aliens Conquest, Heroica (board games), Pharaoh’s Quest, Kingdoms, Atlantis, Collectible Minifig Series 5 & Atlantis pics and/or videos!

  

Close-ups of Minifig series 5 and Aliens Conquest start at 1:37 into this clip:

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Pharaoh’s Quest Coin Bank

 Slayerdread shares his find at the LEGO store (set 853175).  

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