February 16, 2010
Star Wars LEGO: Hans Solo being placed in carbonite
If you are a big Star Wars LEGO fan, you’ll be really excited to see the new sets scheduled for 2010. We asked LEGO’s Julie Stern to take us through the new sets so that you could take a look. Watch the video. You’ll hear both my mother Joanne and brother James (noted Tech expert and founder of jamesgames.com) on this video. We’re a noisy bunch.
Oh no! Hans! We'll save you!
On this second video you can see James’ reenactment of Hans Solo being taken away after being frozen in carbonite. It’s this attention to detail that we really appreciate. If you watch this video, you will have a glimpse into my childhood! You can also hear my mother in the background laughing.
October 8, 2009
The Lego Star Wars collection was hot with our builders this year. What’s nice about the line is that there is something for everyone in terms of building level and budget. Remember if you have a new builder, resist the temptation to buy the BIG set. Start small. LEGO has gotten really much better about making the big kits more manageable — each “build” comes in its own bag..pre-sorted. Now for many of us, that may seem pretty wimpy –but it does make things much easier!
Read our reviews.We gave the whole collection an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.
One of our advanced builders just put together the more elaborate (and very cool) Tantive IV. Comes with 1408 pieces. At $149.99, this is a big ticket item for sure–and to their credit, the box is marked for ages 14 & up.
LEGO Tantive IV
I’m waiting for one of our LEGO builders to ask for the Death Star ($399.99)…with 3803 pieces. May the force be with you when you try building this one!
Lego Death Star