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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Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals: early access for VIPs today

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Shop.LEGO.com VIP members have early access to the Black Friday Cyber Monday deals today!

In Europe the deals are:

  • Spend 55€ / £50 and get 40107 Skating Scene free (read our review here)
  • Spend 125€ / £100 and get an additional 5% discount
  • Save 15% on the following sets:
    41015, Dolphin Cruiser; 10226, Sopwith Camel; 10233, Horizon Express;
    10234, Sydney Opera House; 10240, Red Five X-wing Starfighter;
    10241, Maersk Line Triple-E; 10937, Batman Arkham Asylum Breakout;
    10508, Duplo Deluxe Train Set and 60004, Fire Station.

Please use these links to place your orders: UK | France | Germany |Austria.

In the USA and Canada, the deals are:

  • Likely to be similar to the above but we don't know full details yet.

Please use these links to place your orders: USA | Canada.

Remember to log in to your VIP account once you're at shop.LEGO.com to take advantage of the offers.

Although you don't need to own the Skating Scene to enter our competition, it'll be much easier to do so if you do, so get ordering today!

47 comments, latest one posted 20 minutes ago.

Minas Tirith will finally have its day!

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Minas Tirith specifically, and Lord of the Rings in general, is one of the most popular (and common) subjects on LEGO Ideas.

At 9950+ supporters, Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith has the distinction of being the first LOTR based project to reach review.

I know at least one Brickset commenter that will be thrilled to see this project reach its goal. ;)

If you love Minas Tirith but are "supporting on a budget", I must recommend this tiny Tirith which is almost at 1000 support.

45 comments, latest one posted 22 minutes ago.

10246 Detective's Office

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It was only a matter of time before the press release for the much anticipated 10246 Detective's Office arrived and here it is! Unfortunately Huw is away on holiday at the moment so the images will not be added to the database for a couple of weeks. You can however view them on the Brickset Flickr photostream.

Anyway, the set will be available in January as expected. Here is the press release:

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31 comments, latest one posted about 14 hours ago.

2015 LEGO City sets in TRU Canada

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It appears that sighting season has started earlier than usual this year, with the first of the 2015 sets turning up in Canadian Toys R Us stores. This is much earlier than they might usually be expected to arrive so can only bode well for seeing the sets in your area prior to Christmas.

Only a couple of City sets have appeared so far that we are aware of, 60082 Dune Buggy Trailer and 60083 Snowplough Truck.

If you are in Canada and try your luck, please report back on what you find.

Thanks to R4-G9 and The Brick Fan for the news.

22 comments, latest one posted about 22 hours ago.

Win big prizes in our festive building competition

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Today we kick-off our festive building competition to win fantastic prizes sponsored by the LEGO Affiliate program!

Before I explain how to enter, take a look at what you could win:

  • 1st prize: your choice of the January exclusives: Slave I or (presumably) Detective's Office.
  • 2nd prize: the next Ideas set (Birds, I presume).
  • 3rd prize: the next Ideas set (Birds, I presume).

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to build a festive model using only parts from 40106 Toy Workshop and 40107 Ice Skating Scene and add a maximum of two photos of your model to the Brickset competition pool on flickr by midnight on Wednesday December 10th. You can read the full terms and conditions below. A panel of judges will decide the winners. I will invite people to participate in the judging nearer the closing date.

You don't need to own the sets -- you can use parts from your collection and even make colour substitutions if needed (see the rules below) -- but obviously it will be easier to enter if you do. Inventories of the sets are shown below. You can use the spare parts that come in the sets.

If you're a VIP member, you will be able to get hold of the Ice Skating Scene tomorrow from shop.LEGO.com -- a whole week earlier than it's available to everyone. A news article will go live at midnight tonight with more information.

So, what can be built with the two sets...? LEGO kindly sent us a few a while ago and here's what the Brickset team has come up with:

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36 comments, latest one posted about 15 hours ago.

Brick 2014 - One Week To Go!

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Brick 2014 is now just one week away and excitement is building for the UK's biggest LEGO event! From the 27th - 30th November ExCeL London will be awash with some of the world's greatest builders, representatives of LEGO and of course Brickset members.

I am aware of several members who will be exhibiting and undoubtedly plenty more will be visiting. I will be on the Blocks magazine stand for most of the time so if you see me around come and say hello! We may even have a (non-compulsory) Brickset team photo...

I look forward to seeing some of you!

21 comments, latest one posted yesterday.

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