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UK CHANNEL 4’S LEGO MASTERS FIRST LOOK

UK CHANNEL 4’S LEGO MASTERS FIRST LOOK

Off the back of Great British Bake Off, The Great British Sewing Bee and The Big Allotment Challenge, Channel 4 in the UK has come up with a new show called – LEGO Masters. The show promises to be fun, creative and pitch teams against each other to come up with the best judged LEGO creations. Just when I thought that the show sounded awesome the creators went and chucked in Bill Bailey as one of the guest judges –…

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LEGO CREATOR EXPERT WINTER VILLAGE STATION 10259 OFFICIAL IMAGES

LEGO CREATOR EXPERT WINTER VILLAGE STATION 10259 OFFICIAL IMAGES

Overnight LEGO finally announced the new LEGO Creator Expert (umm not sure about the Expert name tag) Seasonal Christmas set. The great news is LEGO have decided to follow up on last year’s winter train outing with a cute little winter village train station – LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station 10259. The set captures an Alpin looking village train station with ticket booth, essential coffee shop, clock tower and a cool little vintage bus. As a bonus we also get…

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IDENTIFICATION OF LEGO MINIFIGURES SOLVED – GOATLEG

IDENTIFICATION OF LEGO MINIFIGURES SOLVED – GOATLEG

I don’t know about you but I’ve recently found identifying random LEGO minifigures an absolute nightmare. Especially if there is a big AFOL dark age blanking out your knowledge (20 years for me!). I’ve tried the usual Bricklink and Brickset, but with minifigures the search parameters don’t really work if you’re not sure what you’re searching for in the first place. Well thanks to a clever AFOL we finally have a solution and while simple seems to work perfectly in trying to…

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LEGO EDUCATION PANAMA CANAL 2000451 FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING

LEGO EDUCATION PANAMA CANAL 2000451 FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING

Back in July the team behind Panama STEM announced that the highly sort after limited edition LEGO Educational set Panama Canal 2000451 would be available for purchase globally. This was great news and generated a lot of traffic and comments on the blog and facebook page. However, though cheaper than the eBay resellers, the confusing Panama STEM website and cost of shipping was high and this put a lot of people off jumping in and buying the set. Well it doesn’t…

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COMPETITION TIME – WIN A GOLDEN TICKET FAMILY PASS TO BRICKTOBER-PERTH 2017

COMPETITION TIME – WIN A GOLDEN TICKET FAMILY PASS TO BRICKTOBER-PERTH 2017

First up this competition is for all my followers based in Western Australia and who are able to attend Bricktober-Perth 2017 (7th-8th October). The organisers have kindly offered a really generous 2 x Golden Ticket family pass to the event. The Golden Ticket will give you and three other people free entry into Bricktober-Perth 2017. You will be able to walk in via the VIP entry at anytime between the opening hours of 9am – 3.30pm on either day. Now…

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SEASONAL CHRISTMAS SETS REVEALED 40262 & 40263

SEASONAL CHRISTMAS SETS REVEALED 40262 & 40263

Thanks to our European brethren (Hoth Bricks) we have our first look at the Christmas promotional sets for 2017 and as we’ve seen with the other seasonal sets, 2017 marks a return to the little vignette. What’s nice is these sets will be a great source for some extra seasonal parts and Christmas village inspiration. First up 40262 gives us a small mini train and a festive market scene with a generous 3 minifigures. Anyone for a pastry and coffee? Expanding on…

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NEWS ROUNDUP – NEW LEGO GROUP CEO, NINJAGO CITY, OLD FISHING STORE AND MORE

NEWS ROUNDUP – NEW LEGO GROUP CEO, NINJAGO CITY, OLD FISHING STORE AND MORE

You would be forgiven in thinking that there has been other news other than the constant stream of potential LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon teasers! Surprisingly there has been some rather big news like a new CEO at the head of the LEGO group or David Beckham attempting to take on the LEGO Disney Castle on a Emporio Armani towel in the sun (poor white bricks!). Let’s have a look at what has been swirling around in the news…

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LEGO MOC TIME – “EMPIRE DAUNTLESS SHIP / 帝國無敵船”

LEGO MOC TIME – “EMPIRE DAUNTLESS SHIP / 帝國無敵船”

I have to say I’ve really enjoyed my “LEGO MOC Time” blog series. It’s taken me to multiple countries, covered a wide range of concepts/designs and showcased the creativity of our wide AFOL community out there. In keeping with all things new and the freshness of the series I will be covering our first LEGO MOC ship and trialing dual language on the question and answers (please be forgiving if it’s a little sketchy – dealing with Chinese). Well it’s…

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IT REMAKE DIRECTOR LIME GREEN BRICK EPIC FAIL

IT REMAKE DIRECTOR LIME GREEN BRICK EPIC FAIL

What’s scarier than the new remake “IT” trailer I hear you ask? Well it’s the wrath of the LEGO community when the highly paid Directors get their facts wrong. Thanks to eagle eyed Nathan Wells over on Twitter (@NathanAWells) who spotted the use of 2×2 lime green Lego slope bricks in the recently released “IT” trailer. The problem being that lime green wasn’t released until 2010 and the movie is set in 1989 – Doh! If you want to see…

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LEGO IDEAS – “I AM YOUR FATHER” HITS 10,000 SUPPORTERS

LEGO IDEAS – “I AM YOUR FATHER” HITS 10,000 SUPPORTERS

Oh boy still no excitement coming out of this current bunch of Ideas with the fourth Idea based on the iconic scene from Star Wars when Luke finds out Darth Vader is his father. While this sounds like a good concept I have to say straight off the bat this Idea has some major issues! Summary below: Based on a current License (Star Wars) – moving forward LEGO Ideas has changed the rules to exclude existing licenses. Digital render –…

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