LEGO Hong Kong Event (Vancouver, Canada)

If you are from the Vancouver BC area, there is a very cool LEGO event going on at Aberdeen Centre. Starting today until September 3rd, you can check out the LEGO Hong Kong Skyline including Iconic Victoria Harbour built by 13 LEGO Certified Professionals. Robin Sather, the only Canadian LEGO Certified Building Professional will also be there. There are also other cool stuff going on so do check it out during the long weekend.

Special Promotions and Raffle

  • Win an inclusive family package for 4 where you can travel to Hong Kong for free (no purchase neccessary)
  • Free Limited Edition LEGO Snap n Stack Photo Brick with a $25 purchase at the mall (while supplies last)

Brief History

  • China surrendered Hong Kong to Britian due to losing in the Battle of the Opium War
  • British Ruled for 156 years from 1841-1997; returned to China during the 1997 handover

Target Summer LEGO Clearance July 2012

Forum member sydra reports to us that Target stores have started their Summer LEGO Clearance with savings up to 30% off. The sets are from a variety of themes including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Selection and prices may vary depending on your store.

Here’s one of the stores reports from Rogueang’s email: Target has started clearancing Star Wars, Harry Potter, POTC and Alien Attack sets from 10%-30% off

  • Republic Frigate: 30%
  • T-6 Jedi Shuttle: 30%
  • Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship: 20%
  • Anakin & Sebulba’s Podracers: 15%
  • Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator: 15% etc.

*Remember, your store may have different items on sale and different markdowns. Forum member sydra reports that those 5 sets listed above including the Millennium Falcon were 30% off.

LEGO Massively Multiplayer Online Game for LEGO Minifigures

We’re a little late on this, but it appears that LEGO will be making another LEGO Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO). This time, the focus will be on the LEGO Minifigures. They will also be partnering with Funcom which is not a bad idea as they specialize in making MMO games. From the looks of it, their MMO games seems to be quite popular.

Durham, USA – June 28th, 2012 – Funcom, a world leading independent developer and publisher of online games, is excited to announce that the company has signed a license agreement with the LEGO Group, one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of play materials, to develop a massively multiplayer online game based on the hugely popular LEGO® Minifigures franchise.

LEGO® Minifigures are the inhabitants of an unimaginable number of spectacular creations put together by both kids and grown-ups over the past several decades. Whether it is a knight in shining armor, a brave firefighter or just an oddball in a gorilla suit, these figures breath life into elaborately constructed cities, castles and even space stations around the world. The LEGO Group estimates that 340 million minifigures will be produced in 2012 (including minifigures not part of the LEGO® Minifigures collectibles).

The massively multiplayer online game that Funcom will develop based on the LEGO® Minifigures franchise will focus on maximum accessibility. Funcom and the LEGO Group will work together to make the game available to consumers in their online channels and will be coordinating activities to provide a broad and enhanced experience for the product line. The game will be a prominent part of the LEGO® Minifigures online experience which already has millions of unique visitors per month.

“The market for family-friendly online experiences intended for children and youngsters is brimming with potential,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Being able to work with a world-renowned brand such as the LEGO® brand to develop an MMO for this audience is incredibly exciting to us as game developers and for Funcom as a company. This is source material we all know and love and we simply cannot wait to get started working with the LEGO Group on realizing this exciting project.”

LEGOShop New Sales & Deals Items June 2012

Update: It appears that Canada does not have these sale items. They do however have the train motor for 50% off.

LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada) has added tons of new sales & deals items! Don’t forget that until june 30th, spend $75 or more and you’ll receive a free sopwith camel as well. Thanks to forum member bluejays25 for the news.

United States Only  North America

  • Most sets are 25% off including Pirates of the Caribbean The Mill and London Escape
  • Alien Conquest sets are 15% off
  • Harry Potter Years 5-7 Video Game – $8.98 for all platforms
  • 50% off Train Motor
  • Sales & Deals List: USA | Canada

*For United Kingdom and Europe, they have 10% off a few sets including Dino Ambush and Mandalorian Battle Pack. Free shipping on orders above £75 and free mini sopwith camel on orders above £50.

[USA] ToysRUs LEGO Star Wars & Hero Factory Sale

June 30 Update: The UCS sets like Death Star are now 10% off. They probably received a lot of complaints when they state ALL LEGO Star Wars & Hero Factory on sale and those sets weren’t discounted. (thanks sidersdd)

Forum member ncbarrett informs us that for 4 days only from June 29 to July 2, Toys R Us America will be offering their exclusive LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base for $66.49 (reg.$89.99). Savings works out to be 26% off. LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper, Endor Rebel Battle Pack and Hero Factory Furno are also available for $10.49 each (reg.$12.99) which works out to be 19% off. All other LEGO Star Wars and Hero Factory sets are also on sale for 10% off (excluding the UCS sets) which really just brings them back to the original regular price and not Toys R Us’ inflated price.

They will also be offering a free Ninjago Hidden Sword polybag with purchases above $20 as well. So all in all, its not too bad when your getting the Echo Base set considering its their exclusive.

*Tie Fighter is also on sale at Toys R Us for $41.99 (reg.$54.99) and as reported earlier, has price matched it already.