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Presumably in advance of the impending release of summer 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets, Amazon.com is heavily discounting a number of sets from The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Rebels.
75148 Encounter on Jakku from The Force Awakens is a whopping 40% off, listed at only $35.76 (down from $60). This is the only set so far that includes Unkar Plutt, and the Luggabeast with Teedo is definitely the highlight of the set.
75154 TIE Striker from Rogue One is 34% off $45.88. We thought this set wasn’t worth the full $70 price tag when we reviewed the LEGO TIE Striker, but this is definitely a much more palatable price for 543 pieces.
The Brothers Brick gives you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the third week of March.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: Ahoy, me mateys! This week we have the skinny on all the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sets, as well a tour from inside LEGO’s US headquarters.
- New sets from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales now available – LEGO VIP-card holders can now purchase the 71042 Silent Mary as well as the Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar BrickHeadz.
- Review of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 71042 Silent Mary – In our exclusive review, we found that this ghost ship packs a ton of parts and play features, but heads up, it has a few holes and will not float.
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz 41593 Captain Jack Sparrow and 41594 Captain Armando Salazar – Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar retail for $9.99 USD/£9.99/9,99 €. They have 109 and 118 pieces respectively, and what could be a bacon tile!
- LEGO announces new McLaren 720S Speed Champions set – The bright orange McLaren 720S (set 75880) will be joining the likes of the Ford GT, Bugatti Chiron, and more.
- Inside the LEGO Enfield RLUG Workshop – Get TBB’s the inside scoop from LEGO’s US headquarters with interviews from LEGO Ideas, Rebrick, LEGO House and the LEGO Ambassador Network.
- The LEGO Group reports highest earnings ever in 2016, but US sales flat – LEGO reported the highest revenue in the company’s 85-year history in 2016, though US sales were flat.
- This week’s Amazon Sales include Star Wars, Minecraft, Technic, and Creator Sets – We have the best of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for you with some awesome sets.
TBB INTERVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: We’ve got double the building fun for you this week and two interviews with some amazing builders.
- Instructions to build DOOM Guy – TBB’s own Iain Heath shared some instructions to build DOOM’s hero equipped with a basic shotgun.
- Build your own LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Zero Dawn – Here are some instructions from builder Wayne de Beer to make your own Tallneck from Horizon: Zero Dawn.
- Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship: A peek into the mind of British builder Jeremy Williams – Do you like space? because British builder Jeremy Williams sure does!
- Bricks, Bikes and a Book: a talk with German brick artist Aran Jistukawa-Hudson – We talk to Aran about his super cool LEGO art and unique philosophy on life.
This week’s Amazon deals include sets from Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, and Trains! Plus, see more of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for discounts on many other sets and themes. And don’t forget that sets from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are now available.
Check out the other highlights from the sale below.
Earn double VIP points with every purchase at The LEGO Shop, now through March 16! If you’re not already a VIP member, signing up is free, and you’ll earn points for every purchase made through the LEGO Shop Online and in LEGO stores. Click through the links below to get double points on your favorite sets, and support The Brothers Brick. This is a perfect opportunity to get big exclusive sets that are unlikely to go on sale, like 10255 Assembly Square—but with the promotion, Assembly Square will net you more than $25 worth of VIP points.
Many other new sets are also available, including the new wave of Star Wars, Speed Champions, and more.
The LEGO Batman Movie comes out today, and to celebrate LEGO is giving away two more ridiculous costumes for Batman. The set, 30607 Disco Batman/Tears of Batman is available free with the purchases $75 of more in LEGO stores and the LEGO Shop Online. The promo begins today, Feb. 10, and runs through Feb. 28 or while supplies last. LEGO is also giving away posters of various characters from The LEGO Batman Movie with orders.
Disco Batman includes an exclusive torso print, while the pearl gold Bat-cowl and flashy two-tone cape are only available otherwise in the huge Batcave Break-in set. The Tears of Batman minifigure will net you an exclusive red Bat-cowl and green cape. Of course, the torso is also exclusive.
Also check out our Star Wars sales post from last month, as all of those sets are still on sale, and don’t miss the free Disco Batman and Tears of Batman minifigures that are free with purchases $75 or more from the LEGO Shop Online.