Singapore: POTC & Cars retail prices

Prices thanks to Ultramanbc who shared them on the local S0937 forum.  Couldn’t find all the USA MSRP for comparison tho, so if you have the prices drop me a comment k?

I’ll skip my usual rant… you can see the diff yourself.  Take note that I’m using FX @ 1.3.  It should be 1.25 or thereabouts, which means the diff is actually bigger.

Pirate of the Caribbean set reviews

These are too good not to share, but before I start, some pics to whet your appetite.

Tempted yet? Ha, thought so.  You can head over to these links:

No idea where Versen got the sets from, and I couldn’t understand the review but great pics! 🙂

Via The Ugly Duckling

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:

EB’s ‘Best LEGO sailing ship’

I’ve to admit, not being a very nautical person, I can’t quite appreciate ships… don’t get me wrong, I do think they are nice to look at but I think I’m not very discerning when it comes to choosing one over another.   

Anyway, I don’t have to think too hard since EB has held a vote for ‘Best LEGO sailing ship’ in the category ‘minifig illusion scale’ that features the top ship creations all in one thread here.  Think this thread is a must read for any pirate fan cos it’s got so many great creations all in one thread…

And here is the winning creation by Captain Green Hair and Bonaparte:
The Spanish Imperial Galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Some LEGO News Round-Up

Just thought to do a summary of stuff I’ve gathered from the internet… I’ve been busy all week at work, so didn’t feel like blogging individual posts after reading them. 

In case you are curious where I get those info/stuff I’ve been blogging about, I actually Google for news related to LEGO.  Out of 20-30 hits, maybe one or two would be considered ‘bloggable’ by me.  But then whether I blog about it immediately or not still depends on how I feel that day, or sometimes I’ll keep them aside as ‘back-up’ posts for quiet news days and days when I’m too busy to write.  

And of course now and then I feel bad about being deliquent and go back to do a summary like what I am doing now. 😛

I also visit various forums (well, mostly EB for the latest news, and I always click on the threads if I happen to see Grogall do a posting, haha), and as you can see from the RSS feeds on the right, there are various sites that I visit/read.  Quite a lot of ‘work’ huh?

What do you think?  Are there stuff I’ve summarised today that you would like me to post immediately?  Give me some feedback k?

More Goodies from Ace & Ryan

Wow, the guys from FBTB dun seem to be sleeping… everytime I check back there are more nicely sorted (and well taken) pictures on the FBTB Flickr Photostream (by sets).  Thanks guys!! 😀

Like this Lightning McQueen made of 325,000 bricks:

Or all these new licensed products, some which look really good! (Ok, I’ve only copied those I find interesting but still quite a lot):

I’ll leave you to browse thru the rest.  Too many details to mention ranging from the glass bottle & globe in the POTC sets to pics of the new Cars range to how the UFO abduction function works, to details of Kingdom’s Mill Village Raid (goats, the windmill mechanism, chickens, etc)…

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. 🙂

%d bloggers like this: