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# Sunday, 17 April 2011

It has been a long while again since I made a post here, but this local lego exhibition in Hong Kong (復活節太古城樂高展覽) definitely is worth reporting, the event is being held until May 2nd in Hong Kong Tai Koo Shing plaza, if you live in Hong Kong or plan to travel here during this period, don't miss it!

Lego Shaolin Temple!

Kudos to the lego masters who produced these wonderful art of Lego!

Please also check out my Flickr album for more photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parchioso/

 

 

Sunday, 17 April 2011 23:07:57 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 21 January 2011

Just read the BrickSet news on the availability of DK Star Wars sticker books at amazon.co.uk, I guess they may be available at some local stores in Hong Kong now, as my experience tells me that some local stores are quick to get the DK books on shelf.

Just like the BrickSet review mentioned, these are not must-haves, but nice to keep one set as souvenir and another one for play.

Friday, 21 January 2011 23:35:46 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 05 January 2011

It has been around a quarter since I wrote here, my boss's promise to make life easier for us did not come true, in fact, the situation is getting worse, I just bought a number of new Starwar sets during Sunday, including 7868 and 7929, unfortunately lego 7869 Battle for Geonosis was sold out already in that Pre-sales day, but that's all right, I don't have the time to open any of the boxes and build anyway.

By the way, I read about the new Starwars DK books coming in 2011, although they look interesting, all are sticker or reference books without parts, except the Character Encyclopedia, which would include an exclusive minifigure, I guess very likely that this character is going to be Han Solo as many would guess so.

http://www.starwars.com/vault/books/dk_2011/dk_charenc_bg.jpg

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:21:14 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 01 October 2010

After I read about the new cool Harry Potter set 10217 and especially after seeing the pictures, I agree with many that this can indeed be the best Lego Harry Potter set ever, I am indeed surprised by the rich details available at http://amodularlife.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/10217-%e2%80%93-diagon-alley/ 

Updated 2 Oct, 2010:

The official information is out: http://shop.lego.com/product/?p=10217

And there are also news from Brickset (http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=914) and Eurobricks (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47003)

Friday, 01 October 2010 23:46:21 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 02 September 2010

Interesting to see that the Lego Atlantis Activity Book is now available in 7-11 for HKD 49 only, I got mine a few days ago for HKD 72 at a bookstore...

There are also news about the DK Lego Brickmaster Atlantis book being available in 7-11, but I don't see them in the 7-11 stores I passed by, perhaps only at selected stores along the MTR station line, I remember last year when the Brickmaster Pirates and Castle came out in the market, it was a super hot news and people searching around 7-11 stores to get them, but it seems that it is not the case this time for the Atlantis set, really wondering if it has something to do with the Atlantis theme's attractiveness, anyway, let's see what will happen when the Starwars Brickmaster comes out later this year.

 

Thursday, 02 September 2010 21:49:19 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Saturday, 10 July 2010

How much would the White Boba Fett worth? This is an interesting question as I see people trying to sell it online for HKD 750 (around USD 95!) here in Hong Kong. Well, personally I won't pay this amount for getting the minifig, and I have no plan to sell it either.

I read news from Brickset (http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=783) about how the White Boba Fett could be distributed, if only around 20,000 will be distributed world-wide, then this item should be really kind of "limited", but it is interesting to see how it will be distributed.

So I won't open the bag for the mean time, better keep it that way and see what would be happening to the product item.

How I got this set is blogged here.

Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:02:57 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 05 July 2010

Usually this kind of pre-launch activities would be a test of endurance, but for getting a White Boba Fett free (if you can go and fall in line for hours and purchase over HKD 1,000 worth of new Lego Star wars product), I guess the motivation is rather strong. In fact, despite the not so pleasant experiences before, I was tempted to do so, fortunately, this time there were not that many people around, so even that I arrived late, I was able to be among the first 150 people.

http://www.toysrus.com.hk/lego/PreLaunch-0710/eng-index.htm 

So is it worth it? In terms of monetary gain I guess there isn't much, and my plan to work on my laptop during the lining up did not work out so fine, but for Lego experience of another kind, it may be psychologically ok to do so. By the way, for HKD 300 purchase, you'll also get a small gift pack, this time there is no key chain, but a bunch of assorted bricks.

And the price of the new starwars set? See if this makes sense?

8093 Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter - HKD269
8089 Hoth Wampa Cave - HKD 469
8095 General Grievous Starfighter - HKD 499
8096 Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle - HKD 699
8097 Slave I - HKD 899
8098 Clone Turbo Tank - HKD1299

* 1 USD = 7.8 HKD

Monday, 05 July 2010 02:01:59 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 24 December 2009

Just found out that the long awaited lego 2010 sets will be sold on Jan 3, 2010, through the ToysRUS store in TST here in Hong Kong, these new sets have been available in US and other countries for awhile, and many local Lego players are anxious to get them, I personally would be happy to pay a little more to be the first few locally to get the Starwar sets, but it seems that no local lego shops in Hong Kong are importing and selling them yet, not sure if they are under pressure from someone and prohibited from doing so before the "official launch".

This kind of first-day selling offers many promotional goodies, for example, the first 100 customers who will purchase more than HKD 800 will get a gift pack worth HKD 400, and there will be raffles too, but there are also dark sides in such activities - aside from spending time to fall in lines, I have heard about cases of unfriendly competition for items on shelf, although I have not seen that in person, but I did experience chaos in such kind of events before. I am not sure if the HKD 400 gift pack is all worth that effort, my only concern is that, would some of the hot items being sold out and swept by lego shops/vendors before the real users come in?

The starwar sets will be key targets for many, I read that 8083, 8084, 8085, 8086, 8087, 8088, 8091 and 8092 will be available, all of them are attractive and I may get each one of them, hope that there will still be inventories left that day when I get there.

By the way, the location of ToysRUS TST can be found here: http://www.toysrus.com.hk/inside/location.htm, perhaps to avoid affecting the Christmas sales of old Lego Stock, there is no information available in their web site yet.

Thursday, 24 December 2009 17:43:31 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, 26 July 2009

Just read about the fourth anniversary of The Brothers Brick, they shared a lot of interesting figures and stats, one thing that caught my attentions is that Hong Kong is in the top 20 countries where Brothers Brick readers are coming from, and they specifically mentioned that "Hong Kong jumps nearly ten places"!

I am glad to see that Hong Kong readers contributing to Brothers-Brick, and specifically mentioned. Personally I check the blog a couple times every day, it has been a source of inspirations!

Sunday, 26 July 2009 13:16:55 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)