A cheery reminder that LEGO would be obsolete without the help of Harry Potter and Star Wars

But seriously.

Source: geekculture.co

Source: geekculture.co

Licensing sprinkles its magical fairy dust all over almost-bankrupt franchises once again! And can we also talk about how it now costs $14,762 to buy every Star Wars LEGO set ever released?! Shiitake mushrooms. GeekCulture explored this issue earlier in the year, and it’s making its interwebs rounds again. What’s clear is that long gone are the days of LEGO being able to sell itself. The kids ain’t buyin’ it. But why not?! What’s more entertaining than multicolored stackable blocks that can be arranged only via exploring literally thousands of creative possibilities and combinations, forcing you to become a tiny ingenue on your bedroom floor?! I could hem and haw about the golden days of Mom hollering at you because she stepped on one of your tiny LEGO blocks embedded in the carpet and subsequently felt the sting of a million burning suns. Really, I could. But I have to go fix myself some prune juice now. And watch Golden Girls reruns. (I’m totally a Blanche, by the way.)

Ecto 1 Ghostbusters Lego 21108

Selected by LEGO Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbuster ’80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures. This unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing building instructions, selected images and behind-the-scenes details about the classic Ghostbusters movie. So if there’s something strange in your neighborhood, strap on your proton pack and get ready to help Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore bust some ghosts! 4 minifigures with proton packs included.  Pick yours up at Amazon.com.

Ecto 1 Ghostbusters Lego 21108

Lego Building Plate 10 inches by 10 inches

This handy 10-by-10-inch LEGO base plate, made of sturdy green plastic, is the perfect building surface for your LEGO creations. The plate’s textured surface is designed so that you can attach your LEGO pieces to it and create all sorts of scenes: castles, fortresses, farms, towns, or anything else you can imagine. With the base plate, even your more elaborate creations will hold together and be easy to transport and display.  We don’t carry this product but you can pick up from Amazon.com.

Lego Building Plate

LEGO Movie Melting Room 70801

LEGO Movie Melting Room 70801

Top selling item based on the Lego Movie is the Melting Room set.    We don’t carry it but you can find it online at Amazon.com.

  • Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: Emmet, Wyldstyle and a Robo SWAT; Weapons include a blaster and an axe
  • Features hi-tech, tilting, rotating laser machine with control dashboard and adjustable laser; Also includes handcuffs
  • Laser-zap the Piece of Resistance from Emmet’s back
  • Watch The LEGO Movie to see all your favorite characters in action
  • Measures over 3″ (10cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 5″ (14cm) wide

 

 

Lego at the New York City Toy Fair 2014

Lego recently debuted its latest collection at the American International Toy Fair, and 2014 is going to be an absolutely amazing year for fans of small, interconnected bricks.   We kind of stopped stocking new Lego sets as it was a product that we had to order and hold.  We would need to hold it for a year or more, until the big stores sold out or when Lego discontinued it.    Please check out Lego selection from Amazon….it is extensive!

Lego at Toy Fair The Simpsons Lego Lego Ghostbusters Star Wars Lego

Back to the Future The DeLorean Time Machine Lego 21103

The DeLorean Time Machine Lego 21103Build your very own miniature version of the iconic DeLorean time machine that Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown and Marty McFly famously used to travel Back to the Future. Selected by LEGO CUUSOO members, this amazing model features lots of cool details, like opening gull-wing doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and 2 license plates. We’ve also included extra engines and wheels so you can recreate the different variants of the time-traveling car featured in the Back to the Future movies. Finally, this unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing production notes, original images and fun details from the movies. Includes 2 minifigures: Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine