Rapunzel! Rapunzel!

Jordan Schwartz (Sir Nadroj on Flickr) built this amazing rendition of Rapunzel’s tower.  The blue roof really pops against the tan brickwork and gold accents while the ground cover and ivy break up the the plainness of a beautifully built round tower.

I’m sorry Chris, but that kid just totally schooled you.

Lost Boys and Pixie Dust

I’m a such sucker for non-minifig scale creations.  Matt Wagner, jedimasterwagner, added this great larger-than-miniland scale version of Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell.  I’m liking the torso, but my favorite part is the stud transition at the hips.  …five wide!

Shipment at the LEGO Store!

Greetings from the LEGO Store at the Chandler Fashion Center; Chandler, AZ!

The following new items are scheduled to arrived tomorrow (Monday 04/19/2010) on our shipment and will be available for purchase! Please keep in mind that shipments may have discrepancies and in some cases these items may not arrive as planned, however please feel free to call the store at (480) 899-0228 or email Kevin.Hinkle@LEGO.com with product availability questions, or any questions in general:

NEW ITEMS:

  • 5658 Pizza Planet Truck (DUPLO Toy Story) – $19.99
  • 5659 The Great Train Chase (DUPLO Toy Story) – $34.99
  • 7597 Western Train Chase (Toy Story) – $79.99
  • 7596 Trash Compactor Escape (Toy Story) – $49.99
  • 7789 Lotso’s Dump Truck (Toy Story) – $19.99

OUT-OF-STOCK REPLENISHMENTS:

  • 8039 Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser (Star Wars) – $119.99
  • 6212 X-Wing Starfighter (Star Wars) – $49.99
  • 7586 Sunshine Home (Belville) – $79.99
  • 7642 Garage (City) – $99.99
  • 7641 City Corner (City) – $59.99
  • 7569 Desert Attack (Prince of Persia) –  $10.99

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support from the entire LEGO Chandler team!

Happy Building!

Kevin A. Hinkle

Store Manager

Sale items at the LEGO Store!

Greetings from the LEGO Store at the Chandler Fashion Center; Chandler, AZ!

Here’s a list of all our current markdowns in the store, most items still have a decent amount of stock left so I wouldn’t be too afraid of missing out on something unless you wait too long:

LEGO SETS:

  • 7746 Single Drum Roller (City) – on sale for $14.98 from $29.99
  • 10189 Taj Mahal (Exclusive) – on sale for $249.99 from $299.99
  • 5594 Cargo Plane (DUPLO) – on sale for $29.98 from $49.99

EXTENDED LINE PRODUCTS:

  • Star Wars Magnet Pack (Battle Damaged Darth Vader, Snowtrooper, Shadow Trooper) – on sale for $9.98 from $14.99
  • Star Wars Magnet Pack (Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Naboo Fighter Pilot) – on sale for $9.98 from $14.99
  • Star Wars Darth Vader Adult Watch – on sale for $14.98 from $29.99
  • Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Adult Watch – on sale for $14.98 from $29.99
  • Star Wars Stormtrooper Adult Watch – on sale for $14.98 from $29.99
  • Star Wars Luke Skywalker & Han Solo Adult Watch – on sale for $14.98 from $29.99
  • LEGO Atlantis Foam Trident – on sale for $2.48 from $9.99
  • LEGO Felt Tip Pen Set – on sale for $2.48 from $4.99
  • LEGO 2×4 White Brick Key Chain – on sale for $2.48 from $4.99
  • LEGO 2×4 Light Blue Brick Key Chain – on sale for $2.48 from $4.99
  • Power Miners Red Rock Monster Key Chain – on sale for $2.48 from $4.99
  • Belville Lunch Box- on sale for $3.98 from $14.99
  • LEGO Classic Navy Blue Minifigure T-Shirts (Available in Adult XL & XXL) – on sale for $8.48 from $16.99

Mostly extended line products this time around but you can rest assured that if any new items are reduced we will let you know here as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the product or availability, please fell free to call the store at (480) 899-0228 or send an email to Kevin.Hinkle@LEGO.com

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support from the entire LEGO Chandler team!

Happy Building!

Kevin A. Hinkle

Store Manager

Angel of Redemption

Along with keeping the group up to speed with news and updates, I’d like to start showcasing those LEGO creations that stand apart from the masses, not just exclusively from our LUG, but from all over the world.  I know there are plenty of other amazing blogs out there, but we can have our say too.

It only seems appropriate to start with this beautiful tribute to Nnenn, Cole Blaq’s ‘Angel of Redemption’.   I’m a fan of the great parts usage and color scheme, but what I like best of all is the black canopy …not very minifig friendly.

Meeting THIS Saturday

Join us this Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the North Tempe Multigenerational Center at 1:30.  This month’s draft set will be 7570 The Ostrich Race.  The inventory can be seen here.  Make sure to use the poll to let us all know how many sets we’ll be drafting.

For more information and a map to the location, click here.

Bricks By The Bay!

If you love LEGO and happen to be in the Bay Area this weekend, be sure to stop by Bricks By The Bay’s public exhibition on Sunday between 10am and 4pm at the Silicon Valley Marriott in Fremont, CA.

Ain’t No Foolin’

I will be making some updates to the site in the upcoming weeks in attempt to make it more useful and maybe drive some traffic through this ghost town!

Pics from the Jan 2010 Cactusbrick Mtg

Clark, Corey, Larry with some of Corey’s inventory:

Clark, Corey, Larry with some of Corey's inventory

Chris and Steve look over the DK LEGO books:

Chris and Steve look over the DK LEGO books

Jeremy opening the draft set, Aaron working on his Stargate, and Steve’s MOC in the forground:

Jeremy, Aaron, and Steve's MOC

Jeremy explores the draft kit (Smash ‘n’ Grab):

Jeremy explores the draft kit (Smash 'n' Grab)

Nate sets up his Confederate and Union armies…

Nate sets up his Confederate and Union armies...

Next meeting is February 20th!