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LEGO MODULAR CREATOR – DOWNTOWN DINER 10260 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

LEGO MODULAR CREATOR – DOWNTOWN DINER 10260 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

After many agonizing weeks waiting and hanging on every shred of information leaking out of LEGO, finally the news broke and official images of the latest LEGO modular to join the family were released. What’s clear is 2018 is marking a new exciting change and shake up for the line up with LEGO moving away from the traditional turn of the century (cookie cutter) architecture and heading for the 1950’s with a funky diner, gym and music studio. I personally…

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INAUGURAL PRESSSTUD MONTHLY BULK BOX REVIEW

INAUGURAL PRESSSTUD MONTHLY BULK BOX REVIEW

Everyone loves a success story especially when it means we have another way to get our hands on some cool LEGO. Well this story is home grown in Australia and started back in October this year when Lara Hart (PressStuds Facebook Group) decided, after trying in vain to find a genuine LEGO parts mystery box, to test the water and create her own LEGO mystery bulk box. The premise being no cheap printed t-shirts, random stickers or other potential “white…

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REVIEW – LEGO EXCLUSIVE VIP SET 40178

REVIEW – LEGO EXCLUSIVE VIP SET 40178

Umm sitting at home, kids in bed, beer in hand, aircon blasting out (yesterday was 37C / 100F degrees in Perth!), watching the Vikings and decided what the hell maybe I’ll do a quick build. Looking at the stockpile of LEGO and wanting to still half watch the Vikings I fixed upon the recent LEGO Exclusive VIP set 40178. The set was obtained from the previous October promotion (LEGO@Shop and various LEGO certified stores). Unusually for a promotional set of…

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REVIEW – LEGO CREATOR ASSEMBLY SQUARE 10255 + LED MAGIC

REVIEW – LEGO CREATOR ASSEMBLY SQUARE 10255 + LED MAGIC

After running this blog for a year and half (time flies), I just realised that I hadn’t done a review yet on any of the LEGO Creator Modular Building Series. Considering that my first purchase as an AFOL was the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246) seems I’ve done LEGO and myself a disservice! Well what better way to break this drought than to jump straight in the deep end and build/review the 10 year anniversary Modular – LEGO Creator Assembly…

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REVIEW – LEGO CITY JUNGLE EXPLORATION SITE 60161

REVIEW – LEGO CITY JUNGLE EXPLORATION SITE 60161

LEGO City theme has and is a staple of my family LEGO purchases. If you tread on a piece of LEGO in our house it’s likely it’s from a Police Station, Deli shop or on old grandma’s minifig herself! But it would be a dull life if you were chasing crooks all day long, so LEGO has been releasing City subthemes each year taking the dull city life out into the big wide world from the arctic, deep sea, volcanoes…

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REVIEW – LEGO TECHNIC OCEAN EXPLORER 42064

REVIEW – LEGO TECHNIC OCEAN EXPLORER 42064

I have to admit previously I had only ever built one LEGO Technic set in my lifetime and that was back in 1992 (Front End Loader 8828). I was giving the set as a Christmas present at the height of my pre dark ages LEGO obsession. Being polite I thanked my grandparents for the present, but I wasn’t a fan and clearly made this known over the following years as my LEGO collection continued to grew while Technic never made an appearance again….

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REVIEW – LEGO ELVES THE CAPTURE OF SOPHIE JONES 41182

REVIEW – LEGO ELVES THE CAPTURE OF SOPHIE JONES 41182

LEGO Elves is now entering its third year and has released a new wave of sets for 2017. Each year LEGO Elves has had a major storyline that has formed the basis of each set’s design. 2015 brought us the world of Elves through Emily Jones eyes, as she came to terms with her grandmother’s death and discovery of the Elvendale. Eventually combining elemental powers and friends to find her way back home and learn about her grandmother’s past. 2016…

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REVIEW – LEGO BRICKHEADZ DC COMICS SERIES 1

REVIEW – LEGO BRICKHEADZ DC COMICS SERIES 1

Back in January I brought you news that LEGO were launching a new theme loosely based on the popular Urban Vinyl Designer Toys heavily dominated by Funko’s Pop! Vinyl (link here). Fast forward to today and I’ve finally got my hands on the new LEGO Brickheadz. The first series is broken down into three license themes – DC Comics, Marvel and Disney each containing 4 Brickheadz. For the first review I’ve kicked off with the DC Comics range. Before I go into…

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REVIEW – LEGO ARCHITECTURE LONDON SKYLINE 21034

REVIEW – LEGO ARCHITECTURE LONDON SKYLINE 21034

LEGO Architecture series has always caught my eye, but it has never been able to encourage me to part with my hard earned LEGO dollars. It’s one of those themes that generates a lot of discussion and appreciation of buildings that LEGO so cleverly captures in micro scale. The Skyline subtheme is actually a fairly new addition launched last year with the first wave covering skylines from Venice, Berlin and New York. This latest 2017 wave captures London, Sydney and Chicago….

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REVIEW – LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS BATTLE SUIT CLAY 70362

REVIEW – LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS BATTLE SUIT CLAY 70362

Second LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS review in 2017 could/should/am I be becoming a closet fan?! Well not entirely but when you’re on holidays, it’s raining and you’re looking after kids – LEGO shopping tends to scream out especially with kids that are becoming as obsessed as dad with LEGO. One stipulation was a sub $15 (AUD) set, which thankfully LEGO has catered for extremely well with the recent first wave 2017 sets. For this review I’m getting stuck into my son’s choice of…

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