This week's top news articles

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These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:

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April offer from Chowren Toys

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Jason from Chowren Toys writes:

"Our April 2014 Brickset promo will be 32 USD for 7188 King's Carriage Ambush. All readers need do is enter the promo code BRKSET7188 at the check-out to get this price. There are a total of 35 available and this offer is limited to 5 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time) Sunday April 27, 2014. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code.

"All buyers please look over and read the notes in the shipping chart before you make your purchase. Please note this is just an approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off. As with previous promos any over-charge on shipping will be refunded."

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Easter offer at FireStar Toys

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We've teamed up with FireStar Toys to bring you an exclusive offer over Easter to celebrate the launch of their loyalty program Star Points and also their first custom minifig, Gamma Scientist.

The first 50 members who place an order (for anything, not just the scientist) between 00:00 Good Friday and 23:59 Easter Monday (BST) will receive 100 Star Points, worth £5 off your next order.

To claim the points, set up an account on the website, place your order, then email [email protected] straight-away with the subject "Brickset super Easter giveaway" and your order number in the body. The points will then be added to your account.

The Gamma Scientist is the first of many custom figures that FireStar will be producing. Here's the description from the FireStar website:

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Easter bunnies

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With Easter almost upon us, at last, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at the history of Easter offerings from LEGO, concluding with a look at this year's Easter bunny.

The first Easter set I can find in the database is 1677 Rabbit, released in 1990. There wasn't another one until 2000, and it wasn't until 2010 that Easter sets became a regular occurrence.

As with most items marketed at Easter, religious ones excluded, they are either chicks, eggs or bunnies. Since 2000 we've had eight bunnies, four chicks/hens/ducks and one basket of eggs: 12 sets in total, since one includes a bunny and an egg.

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