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NUREMBERG 2018 TOY FAIR ROUND UP

NUREMBERG 2018 TOY FAIR ROUND UP

This time of year normally marks a blizzard of news and images of new and exciting LEGO sets. However, other than an image or two of the new Jurassic World sets it’s been more like a small flurry. Previously the source of all the excitement was the Nuremberg Toy Fair, but like the London Toy Fair (though LEGO didn’t exhibit this year) LEGO has decided to put in place a no picture taking policy. Our European blogging cousins over at Zusammengebout and PromoBricks still…

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LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS 2018 SETS REVEALED

LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS 2018 SETS REVEALED

With my kids now wide awake and causing havoc Ninjago City building has been put on hold, but thanks to the Disney film Moana I’ve squeezed a little time in to bring the official images of LEGO’s 2018 Speed Champions line up. This years line up is split between Ford, Ferrari and Porsche and builds on a very successful theme for LEGO. I’m personally a casual collector, but love the solid weighty build and the clever use of existing and…

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LEGO 60TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION VINTAGE SETS

LEGO 60TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION VINTAGE SETS

We always knew that the 60th anniversary of our beloved LEGO brick was going to be big with early glimpses of promotions and sets due for release this year. Well over night we just got official images of more limited edition 60th anniversary sets and no surprise it’s all about going back to the roots of the system brick and a more simpler time! The first set LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll 10715, while not strictly going all out vintage…

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LEGO IDEAS “T-REX SKULL” MEET THE CREATOR

LEGO IDEAS “T-REX SKULL” MEET THE CREATOR

Since I started AATB I can count on one hand how many times I’ve done a dedicated write on a LEGO Idea before it has reached the magical 10,000 supporters milestone. The two previous occasions involved a clever direction and concept for LEGO (Pop-Up Book) and an important sun smart message from a terminally ill father and his son (Surf Rescue). This time round I was browsing LEGO Ideas with my son and he kept saying “Dad look up dinosaurs…

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2018 SEASONAL LEGO EASTER MINIFIGURE 5005249

2018 SEASONAL LEGO EASTER MINIFIGURE 5005249

Time has a horrible habit of racing when you get beyond your 30’s! It doesn’t seem that long ago we were all tucking into a big Christmas turkey and trimmings. Now we have the next big Christian calendar event Easter nipping at our heels! To mark the occasion LEGO has just released official images of 2018’s Easter Minifigure promotion. Last year LEGO surprised everyone with the re-release of the CMF Chicken suit minifigure 5004468 along with a cool little cardboard box Chicken…

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LIGHT MY BRICKS DIY LIGHTING KIT REVIEW

LIGHT MY BRICKS DIY LIGHTING KIT REVIEW

As most of you already know other than LEGO my other big obsession is LED lighting (oh and family of course mustn’t forget that one!). Over the last year or so I’ve dabbled with various lighting options from my own shonky attempts at soldering wires and micro LEDs, dipping my toes into Kickstarter projects and various eBay offerings, but never really hitting the magic wow factor! Through trial and error (I do acknowledge it was by no means exhaustive) I…

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LEGO IDEAS – “EMBRAER A-29 SUPER TUCANO (SMOKE SQUADRON)” HITS 10,000 SUPPORTERS

LEGO IDEAS – “EMBRAER A-29 SUPER TUCANO (SMOKE SQUADRON)” HITS 10,000 SUPPORTERS

Not only does the new year mark a fresh start and a flurry of new year’s resolutions (I’m still going to the gym so all good so far!), but also the start of a fresh round for LEGO Ideas. Well 19 days in and we have our first LEGO Idea to hit 10,000 supporters and lead the charge for the first review group of 2018. The Creator will also be happy as it crossed the line before Carnival erupts in…

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LEGO IDEAS MOMENTS IN SPACE COMPETITION

LEGO IDEAS MOMENTS IN SPACE COMPETITION

Looks like the team over at LEGO Ideas are on the hunt for some cool fan based ideas to take up the mantle of the next space themed gift with purchase (GWP) set. Letting my mind drift in the heavens above I wonder if this is a hint of a new yet to be announced and much wanted space theme? Sorry that’s just a wild guess and not linked to any insider knowledge – cue the sad face 🙁 Anyway…

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LEGO IDEAS SHIP IN A BOTTLE 21313 OFFICIAL IMAGES

LEGO IDEAS SHIP IN A BOTTLE 21313 OFFICIAL IMAGES

Ahoy me matey so, ye want t’ to see me ship aye? Well shiver me timbers LEGO went and bloody trapped me ship in a bottle! Overnight (Oz time) LEGO officially announced the latest LEGO Ideas to hit the shops – LEGO Ideas Ship in a bottle 21313. The Idea galvanised the LEGO community and hit the 10,000 supporter mark in just a little over a month no doubt due to its creativity and pulling of the nostalgia strings (remembering Dad/Grandad’s dusty ship…

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5AM LEGO WAKE CALL – NEXO KNIGHTS NEED A FRIDGE DAD!

5AM LEGO WAKE CALL – NEXO KNIGHTS NEED A FRIDGE DAD!

So before I begin let me paint a picture – Every day I get woken up at 5am by my wonderful kids (thank god I’m a morning person)! It begins with my 2 year old daughter screaming out from her cott “CEREAL CEREAL CEREAL!” (always about food with that one), followed by my 4 year old boy running down the hallway and dragging me out of bed to “COME TO MY ROOM AND PLAY LEGO“. Sadly the eldest 5 and…

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