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There is no better time to shop online than the holidays,” said Paul Buhler, the director of online sales for The Limited. “You can order your own gifts early and save big on shipping.” And you can save even more by going to websites like Raise, where you can find online coupon codes.

But do those savings last the entire holiday season?

“That’s an old problem,” Buhler said.

Gifts for the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the most expensive sales months for many online stores, according to Buhler, with many stores selling items at discount, sometimes 50% off.

“We’ve got all the holiday items that people would love to buy for their friends and family,” he said.

Related: More shopping advice

Here are a few ideas for holiday gifts for your loved ones:

Gifts for the adults: “If you’re the recipient of a parent’s gift, it may be best to buy a gift set. You may be surprised how much fun these can be,” Buhler said. For kids and other small gift cards, Buhler suggests paying for a gift card in person in person. Gifts for yourself: Buhler recommends buying a set of any children’s books or games at Walmart or Toys R Us. “You can get the same amount of value with fewer dollars, as opposed to buying individual books,” he said. If you can’t afford to buy all of the books, visit the library and borrow them. That way, you can feel good that you are giving something back. Gift cards are a great option for kids’ games, Buhler said. “Anything with a price tag makes it attractive to kids,” he said. “Kids love to be taken care of. If they see you in the store, it’s like, ‘Look at me, look at my gift card.’ ” Gift cards also work for adult magazines, which sell at the same prices as the store, but parents have a greater opportunity to control their purchases.

Ferrari F40 LM


What welcome news, Just last night, I was talking with one of the young men in the neighborhood about sports cars, and lamented that I would never own one. They are too pricey, and even more outside of the budget of an AFOL who spends all that extra cash on LEGO. Lego however has come to my rescue. announcing the release of the Ferrari F40 Lego Super Car.

Every gear head knows the F40, The last Ferrari produced under the direction of Enzo Farrari, it celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Ferrari. Manufactured from 1987 to 1992, demand soared, and 1,315 were built instead of the planned 450. Of these, 2 were produced in Black, and less than 10 in yellow, a few in white, and the rest in that classic red hue replicated here.

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It’s hard to judge the fidelity of the set without actually having either to compare with, but they did get the color right I dare say. Then there are the other details, a little too numerous to detail here, but the gallery makes for nice browsing, and drooling.
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Lego confirmed today that the Red Five X-Wing Starfighter will be the next addition to the growing UCS lineup.

The latest iteration of the X-Wing:

  • measures over 10″ high, 20″ long, and 18″ wide;
  • Includes 1558 pieces
  • includes an R2-D2 astromech driod.
  • Will be available May 2013 (just in time for May the Force) from LEGO Shop At Home
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  • and will cost $199.99 US

*Update: The Designer video has now been released as well

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In what is becoming a normal trend these days, LEGO has released it’s latest LEGO fan Survey. This one appears to be aimed at understanding your use of Social Media, like Flickr, Facebook, and other LEGO related blogs to share and participate in LEGO discussion online.

It can only help so take a minute and take the survey.

Also, at the end of the survey, it sill ask you what LUG you are a part of. A LUG for those not who don’t know, stands for: LEGO User’s Group which is a a club for adults who still enjoy building with little plastic Bricks. This is important and we try to demonstrate to LEGO that there is a following of enthusiasts in Utah that Want A Lego Store Here. So please take a minute, and indicate that you are a member of either ULUG, or the Facebook group Utah Wants a Lego Store.

click through to participate in the Survey