LEGO In-Store Adverts & Animations

Thanks to someone from Toysrus Hong Kong, we have these in-store video ads and animations.  So instead of standing around to catch all the adverts in the store, you can now do so in the comfort of your home.  I suggest you find a quiet place, get a drink and get comfy before starting on the videos…  😉

I’ve included all the new 2011 ads as well as some of the 2010 ads and animation that I particularly liked (do watch them, these are the best of the dozens of clips I went thru).  I’ve not seen most of them before… maybe just not spending enough time in the store?  Anyway loads more in the TRU HK Youtube channel if you are interested, just do a search/filter for ‘LEGO’ among the 333 videos. (Great job TRU HK!!) 

Warning: You may experience slow loading time after the jump.  Too many deeplinked vids I guess but since I don’t believe in multiple posts on the same topic just to increase my post count…

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Some MOCs I Like

What a crummy Monday… and thank goodness for a short week ahead (Wednesday is a public holiday in Singapore for Hari Raya Haji). 

Quite a bonaza of MOCs that caught my eye.  Enjoy…

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This Halo Master Chief Helmet looks very much like what I see from the game.  In Benny Brickster‘s description “it is made completely out of Lego except for the visor, which is a modified motorcycle helmet visor”.  He seems to be keen on making an entire costume out of LEGO which makes me wonder how he’ll move in the costume without it breaking into pieces… or for the matter move around surrounded by a few kg of LEGO bricks…

One look at the thumbnail and I guessed this must be another entry in Castle Castle’s competition.  Castle Hadrian is  busboy489‘s entry in the  “Realistic Castle” Category of CCCVIII.

Does Kosaka-10 mean anything to you? It doesn’t, but this creation by tkh reminds me of those ‘strange’ anime displays I see in some toy stores.  By ‘strange’, I mean… erm… y’know, let’s move on…

You like flying blimps?  I think I’ve a soft spot for them…  Shamisenfred‘s “CONDOR” ostrichean smuggler is an example.

This Huge Persian Market by Brian Lyles looks fantastic. I know I don’t visit MOCpages enough and I certainly should more often with creations like this… do visit the page for more pics of the marketplace: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/235718.  So… more POP sets anyone? 😛

Continuing the somewhat Asian theme, this gorgeous Kasbah at Deir-az-Zur by davekaleta is built for the “Swords and Sorcery” final round of the MOC Olympics at www.mocpages.com/group.php/12864.

This Homage to H.P.Lovecraft by Mr. Xenomurphy looks deliciously spooky… and twisted. I’m sure it’s intentional cos it’s in the 3rd round of the Dem Bones Haunted Halloween Contest for Haunted House. Again… great presentation here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/236388.

Haven’t had a nice piratey MOC for a while. Luke WatkinsRocky Reef Hideout looks great. I really like the rickety bridges.

GYUTA continues  his streak of transformable MOCs with this Transformer: Barricade. And another video below.

Free alternate plans for Prince of Persia sets

Was browsing Amazon and stumbled across free downloadable alternative plans for Prince of Persia sets 7572 & 7573.  Extract from Amazon.com:

“You can create an entire scene from the world of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by combining pieces from the two LEGO sets below: “Quest Against Time” and “Battle of Alamut.” Get the building plans by clicking here now. (You must have Adobe Reader 9 or later to be able to view these plans.)”

USA Discounts on SW and Toy Story 3 Sets

Sigh, I wished I started collecting Lego when I was in the USA… apart from not having one or two advent calendars, I think the USA is the best place to be for an AFOL. Prices are cheap, they have Legoshop.com, prices are cheap, they have Lego stores that have pick-a-brick, prices are cheap, they get sets ahead of other countries, prices are cheap… you get the idea…

Case in point: Toysrus US is now having 25% off new Toy Story 3 and all Prince of Persia sets and free shipping on purchases over US$100… there is more… shop.lego.com is having discount on several Star Wars sets too…

Unfortunately, still not worth the effort to buy in US and then ship over to SG… so…

Anyways, prices below for easy reference, and pics are links to the sites.  Grab them before they are all gone!

From Toysrus:

  • Toy Story 3 Garbage Truck (7599) – now $33.74 (List Price: $44.99)
  • Toy Story 3 Trash Compactor Escape (7596) – now $37.49
    (List Price: $49.99)
  • Toy Story 3 Western Train (7597) – now $59.99 (List Price: $79.99)

  • Prince of Persia Desert Attack(7569) – now $8.24 (List Price: $10.99)
  • Prince of Persia Quest Against Time (7572) – now $37.49 (List Price: $49.99)
  • Prince of Persia Fight for the Dagger (7571) – now 22.49 (List Price: $29.99)
  • Prince of Persia The Ostrich Race (7570) – now $14.99 (List Price: $19.99)
  • Prince of Persia Battle of Alamut (7573) – now $59.99 (List Price: $79.99) 

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From shop.lego.com:

  • Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (7754) – now $76.98 (List Price: $109.99)
  • Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker (10195) – now $187.48 (List Price: $249.99)
  • Ultimate Collector’s Millenium Falcon (10179) – now $374.98 (List Price: $499.99)

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Update:  Missed this earlier. There is a shop.lego.com offer only for 3 & 4 May –

– FREE Shipping on all orders over $75*
– Receive an exclusive LEGO® Star WarsTM sticker sheet with any LEGO Star Wars purchase on May 3rd and May 4th!

– Every purchase enters you for a chance to win a solid bronze Boba FettTM minifigure!

Buy ’em all!

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