Image of Ferris Wheel box

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While we wait for the official reveal of the Ferris Wheel another image has surfaced on social media, of the box. Unfortunately it's very low resolution so we still can't really get a feel for what it's like.

However, we can see that is has 2464 pieces which is about the same at the Parisian Restaurant. We can extrapolate, then, that the price should be similar: about £130 / $160.

via The Brick Fan.

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Limited Edition Bat-Pod Competition

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Although we have only just seen our first images of 10247 Ferris Wheel in the May LEGO Store calendar, we are already getting news from the June calendar as well.

AC Pin has posted a photo on his Flickr photostream showing an upcoming contest for VIP members in the US and Canada, who will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of 750 limited edition Bat-Pods. These are intended to be displayed in scale with 76023 The Tumbler and will of course appeal to fans of the Dark Knight trilogy.

Entry will be open for the whole of June and it appears that one entry is allowed each day, so you will have a maximum of thirty chances to win. To enter all you will need do is make a DC Super Heroes purchase or send an email with your name, VIP number and the word 'Bat-Pod' in the subject line to [email protected]. The winners will be announced in mid-July.

It is a shame that the promotion will not be available outside North America as I would certainly have entered. Hopefully there will be other opportunities to win one. If not, I suspect this set will hold an enormous value in online markets.

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First glimpse of Creator 10247 Ferris Wheel

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Allen over at TheBrickFan has uncovered an image of the next exclusive set, 10247 Ferris Wheel, on Facebook.

It should be officially revealed imminently as it will be on sale to VIPs from 13th May. This image has come from a store calendar which presumably has escaped into the wild before LEGO intended it to.

What do you think? Up there with the Grand Carousel and Fairground Mixer?

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Yorkshire Brick Show: One week to go

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This year's Yorkshire Brick Show is taking place next weekend at the National Coal Mining Museum, near Wakefield.

From the show website: "The Yorkshire Brick Show features impressive creations with LEGO bricks from Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) from around the country, nay, the world, and is one of the largest annual displays of LEGO models and creations in Yorkshire.

"Returning for our second year at the National Coal Mining Museum for England on May Bank Holiday weekend from the 2nd until the 4th of May 2015, there will be models galore from all themes in the LEGO universe, including City layouts, Trains, Star Wars and more. There will certainly be something for everyone.

"This year we will see an increase in the number of LEGO User Groups in attendance, and some huge interactive builds for our visitors to enjoy. What’s more, there will be loads of activities for the kids (and grown-ups) to get involved in, whether it’s in our build zone, or taking part in one of our fantastic competitions to win fabulous LEGO prizes, you’re guaranteed a grand day out!"

Tickets can be purchased from the show website, from £6.50.

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Review: 21023 Flatiron Building

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The Architecture theme has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 2008, but it was only last year that I developed an interest in this theme after acquiring 21019 Eiffel Tower. Images of the two 2015 models in the series impressed many fans, including myself, so I rushed out to buy 21023 Flatiron Building yesterday as it is now available at some branches of Smyths in the UK and Ireland.

21023 is priced at £34.99 and contains 471-pieces, so in that regard it is good value for an Architecture set, particularly considering the high quality of the packaging and instructions. The model measures 157mm in height so is not particularly large, although it is absolutely packed with pieces and weighs a fair amount so it feels well worth what you are paying for it.

The Flatiron Building is an icon of New York City, built in the Renaissance Revival style in 1902. It has since given its name to an entire area of New York (where one will find a LEGO Store) and is counted among the most recognisable buildings in the city.

It should therefore be an ideal fit to become a LEGO Architecture model.

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