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We're hearing from grogall that 10237 Tower of Orthanc will be available from 17th June exclusively to VIP customers from shop.LEGO.com and in the brand stores. This is a couple of weeks before its general release in July.
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The following sets have just been discounted by at least 30%:
Price Saving Discount 60003 City Fire Emergency $26.36 $13.63 34% 4428 City City Advent Calendar $26.67 $13.32 33%
If you weren't lucky enough to get one yourself (I certainly wasn't!) you can bid a princely sum for one on eBay.
(Thanks Paul at Idle Hands for the picture and LostInTranslation for the news).
Can it really be that LEGO has not done a Food Truck? They seem to be cropping up everywhere in the States. It has been a while since I have been overseas, but if Wikipedia is to be believed, they are showing up everywhere else too.
Well, even independent of their actual commonality or lack thereof, food trucks can add a lot of activity and flair to any city scene. SpaceySmoke's Food Truck is a great rendition of the mainstream food truck.
There'll be LEGO train layouts and model displays, a shop selling LEGO sets, parts, minifigs and collectables, brick engraving and a build area. The display will be located in the Rewley Road station building.
It is part of the Centre's bank holiday weekend events which also includes real full-size steam engines running, Paddington Bear (Sunday only), a bus rally (Monday only) and the miniature railway, plus the museum.
Priced at $11.17 Canadian with free shipping. Limited quantities.
Thank you Brickset user Madriz for the news.
UPDATE: Sale is no longer valid, they have changed the page. Must have been a mistake on their part?
The Auckland LEGO Train Group is putting on a display in a couple of weeks' time in Auckland, New Zealand, on Queen's Birthday Weekend, 1 - 3rd June.
It's being held at the Corban Estate Arts Center, 426 Great North Rd, Henderson and it'll be open 10 am - 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10 - 4pm Monday. Entry is just $2 per person.
Last year's show was a huge success, with over 12,000 visitors, so if you're in the area head on down there -- early!
There's more information on the group's Facebook page.
Interestingly, we in the UK, don't bother celebrating the Queen's birthday or naming the weekend ...
A new offer at shop.LEGO.com has started today: receive a free 30167 Iron Man vs Fighting Drone polybag when you spend over £25, until the end of May. Click on the banner to take advantage of this offer.
A new offer at shop.LEGO.com has started today: receive a free 30167 Iron Man vs Fighting Drone polybag when you spend over US$50, until the end of May. If you're in the USA, please click on the banner. If you're in Canada, please use this link.