Rebelscum News Archive
Posted by Jeremy on May 26, 2017 at 02:16 AM CST | Forums
And I mean awesome because Walmart have absolutely debased their prices! Here's an assortment of purchases Rebelscum readers and form members have reported: 75111 Darth Vader buildable figure for $7, 75120 K-S20/75525 Baze Malbus/75121 Death Trooper buildable figures for $5, 75154 TIE Striker at $17, $17 for 75102 Poe's X-wing Fighter, 75151 Clone Turbo Tank for $47, 75156 Krennic's Shuttle for $35 and perhaps most impressively 75157 Captain Rex's AT-TE at $30, a mere shadow of its original RRP of US$120. The over-riding trend in these bargains is that they were found using the Walmart app. Prices do vary a little so the numbers given above are medium averages.
Posted by Jeremy on May 25, 2017 at 06:49 PM CST | Forums
If you're not in shouting distance of a Smyth's Toy Shop or a branch of Toys "R" Us then you might want to head to Tesco, who are putting sets from the summer wave of LEGO Star Wars sets on shelves now. Just click on the thumbnail of Deadpool being devoured by a cacodemon to jump to Brick Fanatics who shared the news.
Posted by Jeremy on May 24, 2017 at 06:12 PM CST | Forums
Remember when news of the 40268 R3-M2 polybag came out and the LEGO Star Wars community were divided over its authenticity? Well, here's another supposed polybag - this time it's a Coastal Defender Stormtrooper - aka Shoretrooper - aka Scarif Trooper. Again there's no clue on provenance nor how it will be distributed, and the number 40176 has yet to be attached to a set in the Brickset database. So if you want to put on a pair of Scepticales(TM) before you click on the thumbnail above you'd be perfectly entitled too. Thanks to Anon for sharing his find.

UPDATE: It has been pointed out that, on closer inspection, this minifig has a kama which makes it a Shoretrooper Squad Leader. Thanks to Jens Hansen for pointing this out.
Posted by Jeremy on May 24, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST | Forums
Just as the month of Star Wars lets out its last gasp of breathe, the LEGO certified shop at Dreamworld has scored the polybagged 30611 R2-D2. Available on on May 27th - and for one day only - anyone making a LEGO purchase of AU$120 or more will receive one of these promotional exclusives for free. Stocks are limited and this offer runs at the same time as the 501st Stormtroopers Weekend so competition will be fierce.
Posted by Jeremy on May 23, 2017 at 03:12 PM CST | Forums
Eagle-eyed LEGO.com visitors in Russia spotted an interesting graphic on the Russian-language LEGO website earlier today. The new masthead depicts clusters of minifigs from the three branches of the holy Trilogy - Prequel, Original and Sequel. The last character in the lineup is none other than Luke Skywalker in the tattered Jedi robes we can see him wearing on the cover of The Last Jedi issue of Vanity Fair. Could this be a teaser or just promotional gimmick set to whet our appetites?
Posted by Jeremy on May 23, 2017 at 03:54 AM CST | Forums
From the 21st to the 27th of May all branches of Target in the US as well as their online shopping portal - are having a 20% off sale on LEGO Star Wars sets.  Sadly this excludes all the Hard To Find sets though. But if you have a Target Red Card or Credit Card you can save an additional 5% off!
Posted by Jeremy on May 22, 2017 at 05:14 PM CST | Forums
Most fans of Star Wars will know the tragic tale of Katie Johnson, and how her father Albin rallied the community to help her through her illness. Since Katie's passing both Albin and R2-KT continue to work to raise money for children's charities - in particular the Make-A-Wish Foundation whose vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Numerous Star Wars groups including the 501st Garrison, Lucasfilm and the R2 Builders Club continue to support Albin and his cause - and this charity auction, with 30% of all sales going to Make-A-Wish, for a custom LEGO R2-KT Minifig is another way for us all to be a Force for Change in our own way. Click on the thumbnail above but be quick because stocks are limited.