So, in my one non-technical topic here, there’s a little bit of news coming down from the LEGO world.
From the LEGO sets perspective, I thought maybe the Star Wars sets were done and I was again free from my addiction. I was wrong. No sooner had I started entertaining the thought of not having to peruse the LEGO isle at Target or make the obligatory LEGO Store check when I happen to be in the Mall of America when along comes an e-mail from LEGO with information about a new Death Star set coming soon that looks crazy. It’s a huge set with 24 minifigs and droids. Unfortunately its in that ridiculously expensive level of LEGO sets that I just can’t justify – $399, like the huge Millennium Falcon coming in at $499. I will likely never own either of these sets because I just can’t find a way to justify the purchase. It won’t stop me from drooling though.
Not long after the Death Star announcement came another e-mail with teasing about upcoming LEGOs sets for the new show/series and movie. I can’t quite keep track of which of the shows is going to be animated and which is going to be live-action. But either way, there will be LEGO sets to accompany them. Go Lucas and the Star Wars marketing machine. I haven’t seen any of the designs online yet, but there were some quick pics in the boys’ Brickmaster magazine they got this week.
In a new twist, LEGO is also looking for other ways to creep into the limited amount of time we all have – they’re working on a MMOG. Yes, a massive multiplayer online game called LEGO Universe. So far the story is that it will be released in 2009. There is a bunch of information, concept art, etc at the site to check out. Just in time for my kids to start playing something like this… *sigh*
And now, back to your regularly scheduled broadcast…