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I'm currently on vacation with just my iPad and a very expensive Internet connection so I'm sorry that news has been slow these last couple of days. I think bluemoose is overseas as well. If you know anything newsworthy worth telling everyone, please leave a comment here.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw - Both the US and the UK Lego website have the rest of the 2011 summer line. The Star wars, Spongebob, Technic and Hero Factory.

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By in United States,

@Huw- I went to TRU yesterday, and guess what I found? A "Lego Champion" game! I couldn't believe it! I don't know if anyone else has found them, or if I just totally missed something and this is old news, or what.

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By in United Kingdom,

On Lego site they have the instructions for the 2 new Spongebob sets.

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By in United States,

I've seen a few each of the Spongebob sets at my local TRU in Maryland. No sign of Series 5 minifigs.

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By in United States,

Huw, no worries, have fun on your vacation!

I haven't really heard anything interesting in awhile anyways.

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By in United States,

Toysrus online has most of the Summer Hero Factory line.
Edit: TRU online also has Minifigs series 5 for pre-order.

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By in United States,

Don't know if anyone care's found new potc magnet set at lego in wa, has cap't jack,barbossa an zombie.

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By in United States,

The 7877 Naboo Fighter is available only at target (and of course the lego store) for $49.99. I speculate that it is more pricey because it is limited addition and most of the figs are new.

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By in United States,

@legolasher66- Yesterday I was at my local Target and also saw a Lego Champion Game.

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By in United States,

4 new Technic sets are availiable on LEGO.com US. :D The Unimog, flatbed truck, bucket truck, and extreme cruiser.

The Unimog is only $199 USD. Not too bad. LEGO.com must of just put it up, because the pictures won't load for the unimog

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By in United Kingdom,

Rather interestingly, the Creator Cool Cruiser *still* hasn't shown up anywhere.

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By in United States,

I found the new DK brickmaster books at Wal-mart..

The city book...includes a police officer and crook.... and about 140 pieces, some of the items you get instructions to build include a vault, police car, police helicopter, and police swamp boat

The ninjago book.....includes a frakjaw and red ninja and about 130 pieces......some of the items you get instructions to build a shrine, a skeleton robot battlesuit...

these books are selling for around 20$ a piece

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By in United States,

s@h has following promo:

Free A 30141 Jet Pack polybag set on orders above $35 thru august 31st.

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By in United States,

the lego.com prouducts page has been updated, well, with star wars at least... most new prouducts have mini videos, you should see for your self.

UPDATE. the new super star destroyer has been added to the prouducts page, but has no picture and you can't check the price, or see the box.

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By in Ireland,

It's kinda unofficial but definitely worth knowing about: 10 figures from (presumably) Minifigures Series 6 have been revealed: Statue of Liberty (!), grey alien, highlander/Scottish warrior, leprechaun, butcher, mechanic, female emo/goth skateboarder, genie of the lamp, minotaur and space heroine. Pretty exciting news! :)
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=54898&st=105
http://www.pockyland.net/viewthread.php?tid=36796&extra=page%3D1
http://img02.taobaocdn.com/bao/uploaded/i2/T1EgB5Xo0yXXatKsQ6_061159.jpg

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By in United States,

i don't know if it's an official offer, or if my local lego store (austin, texas, usa) just had an overload of items. yesterday with my purchase i got a pile of free stuff... a Lego Club Max keychain (already on sale for 1/2 off i think), a Ninjago magnet set 853102, and the Lego Classic Shoulder Bag... original MSRP of those 3 items is a total of $50US. i don't know what the minimum spend is to get the items, but i spent between 250 & 300.

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By in United States,

My local TRU has the Podracer set,the sith nightspeeder Ewok attack,The 2 new Spongebob sets and the Jet ski polybag.But no sign of series 5.

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By in United States,

@doodlebird
I went to the austin store the same day and I got the keychain and the magnet set but not the bag. Must have been because I only spent $63. I think they were giving away the free stuff to either get rid of stock or celebrate their 1 year anniversary, though truly, I don't really care.

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By in United States,

I was at my local Target this weekend and they had the summer Star Wars, Ninjago, Spongebob, Atlantis and Hero sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just bought the 8110 UNIMOG from Argos for £144.99!!!
There is a promotion: £10 instant discount when you spend £100 or more in-store. Plus, a £5 voucher for your next shop (had one from previous shopping). Offer ends 3rd August

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By in Ireland,

New Argos catalogue is out in the UK and Ireland, they've got new sets including new Star Wars sets like the Falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tesco currently has 20% off all toys including Lego with all of the new Star Wars sets avaliable. Offer ends 9th August.

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By in United States,

That S&H promo is not showing up for me.... Everything else sounds great!

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By in United States,

@LukeSkywalker, OMG, I hope those are real and not fakes!!!!

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By in United States,

Don't worry, Huw. We'll hold down the fort.

Anyway, TRU has both the NinjaGo Lightning Dragon Battle and Hoth Echo Base in stock in the US (believe me, I've seen them both). If that's old news, sorry.

Blockman

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By in United Kingdom,

The new Red Cargo Train is now available at S@H in the UK.

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By in United Kingdom,

I went into wh smith in stratford upon avon and their was series 5 minifigs I got 2.One was the cave woman and the other the Gladiator.So that means they are probely sellings series 5 minifigs in wh smith in other places.

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By in Germany,

@LukeSkywalker: WOW. O_O Nice! Just one disturbing thing: The Taiwanese emoticons... :P THEY'RE SO WEIRD BUT CUTE!!! :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Found some Series 5 in Bath WhSmith's got six They still had Series 4 so no panic just yet

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By in United Kingdom,

argos have listed the lego star wars advent calendar as availiable in stores from 1st october also i got an argos catalouge and it has all of the star wars sets 2011 summer listed!!!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

also they have in many places now all of the new ninjago spinners and sets

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By in United Kingdom,

New video game, LEGO City Stories, coming 2012, only for Wii U and 3DS. No, Wii U isn't a typo, it's the new Wii.

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By in United Kingdom,

@vampro, I own the City Brickmaster and have seen the NinjaGo one. There are new NinjaGo books called Kai/Cole and Zane/Jay, witch provide information on the Ninjas named on the cover. There also new books with a minifigure like the old Atlantis ones and the books are from the City and NinjaGo themes. All the new Harry Potter books and Series Five/Four, along with everything I have named, was at last week at WHS, Erdington.
@LukeSkywalker, and I only finished Series Five today...

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By in United Kingdom,

Heroica is also now available in the UK via Argos. Picked up Castle Fortaan today and played a few games with the family. Very entertaining. Will definitely pick the others up.

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By in United Kingdom,

elliotanddad - Great post, thanks. The 20% discount makes the prices more resonable, especially with club card points added. The new Star wars sets look great.

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By in United States,

Nothing that much, except 10 of the 16 minifigures for series 6. SERIES 6. NO LIE. on some of the parts, you can see the official LEGO logo. They're on eurobricks. To get there, type this on your search engine:

http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=58350

1. Statue of Liberty
2. Gray Ailen
3. Minotaur
4. Genie
5. Pink Space Girl
6. Mechanic
7. Goth Skater Chick
8. Leprechaun
9. Barbarian
10. Butcher

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By in United States,

Wow, those look awesome!

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By in Colombia,

Well, this is the lego answer for "minifig 6": "Hi, Daniel. These pictures of minifigures are really cool! But we're not sure where they are from. Series 5 minifigures will be out by the end of the summer and those are the only minifigures that we know about at the moment! :)"

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By in United States,

I would very much like Pink Space Girl for my daughter, hope she is real, although will have to wait til next year. lol

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By in United Kingdom,

The 20% off Tesco deal, combined with Clubcard vouchers, means a Millennium Falcon at 40% off! Wanted to add that the new Kingdoms and Star Wars sets are now available from Toy Master :)

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By in United States,

At Boarders book stores the lego set sets are all 20% off now.

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By in Netherlands,

In holland People are selling serie 5 on www.marktplaats.nl Dutch E-Bay but not yet in the stores

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By in United States,

The pictures came from Pockyland.com, a LEGO forum in China. The pictures were taken in the factory where they mass-produce the minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

fbtb are reporting a free mini Hogwarts Express with every purchase of Diagon Alley at S@H. No word on whether this is available outside the US yet. This is also a new set to the Brickset database, but no sign of a set number yet.

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By in Germany,

@brickeater100: that 20% off might put Lego back down to regular retail now, since they have a pretty high mark-up

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By in United Kingdom,

7956 Ewoks - £26 (£15.27 in the US)
7959 Geonosian - £30 (18.32)
7965 Falcon - £133 (85.86))
7962 Pods - £82 (54.36)
7961 Sith - £60 (42.14)
7877 Naboo - £41 (30.54)
7879 Hoth Base - £92 (54.97)
7957 Nightspeeder - £26 (15.33)
7964 Frigate - £103 (73.59)

It's a complete scandal. Why are we paying so much more for a European toy. Come on Lego surely you have to address this. I am outraged! And, I hope you are too. Why don't you let the nice people at Customer Services know how you feel.

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By in Ireland,

^Agreed, I don't think I'll be buying a single set from this latest wave until I see some significant discounts. The pricing has gotten way out of control. The only one I might consider getting early is the Hoth Echo Base, and not until shop@home offers a free shipping promotion.

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By in United States,

Some 2011 set prices (all prices are final and in USD):

HF:
ALL 3.0 Heroes 7.99
ALL small boxed villains 12.99
Scorpio 19.99
Rocka XL 24.99

SW:
Ewok Attack 24.99
Sith Nightspeeder 24.99
Geonosian Fighter 29.99
Naboo Fighter 49.99
Hoth Echo Base 69.99
Anakin and Sebulba's Pods 79.99
Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator 69.99
Republic Frigate 119.99
Millennium Falcon 139.99

Ninjago
ALL Spinners 9.99
Blacksmith Shop 19.99
Mountain Shrine 19.99
Skull Truck 59.99
Earth Dragon Defense 34.99
Lightning Dragon Attack 79.99
Fire Temple 119.99

I'm missing a lot, but I hope this lot helps!

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By in Canada,

Tantive IV has been discounted on Amazon (only in the US) from $149 to $129. Also, from now until the end of September, if you buy Diagon Alley you get a free new MINI Hogwarts Express.

Check out FBTB for more info on both, and other things.

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By in United States,

Its true that Borders has 20% off their original price, but that doesn't help much when all of the sets are marked up 20% or more...

The Lego Store I have near me had all the summer NinjaGo sets but I didn't look for the new Starwars Sets.

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By in United States,

Those minifig series 6 pictures looked pretty fake to me... I guess we'll have to wait and see... :)

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By in Hong Kong,

lego.com has updated sale items on the website, for example all of HF 2.0 is on sales in the UK

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By in United Kingdom,

On lego.com they have the instructions for Mountain Shrine, Kruncha, Wyplash, Sensei Wu and lord garmaddon from the ninjago theme

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By in Germany,

In Germany on BOL.de you get 20% off all toys - include LEGO. The stock isn't very big, but the prices are general a little lower the in LEGO brand stores, so to a LEGO brand store you get more than 20% off...

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By in United Kingdom,

I was looking at the new argos catalogue and some of the sets are cheaper then on the lego website
lego ninjago fire temple.lego£119.99.argos£91.99.
lego ninjago skull truck.lego£59.99.argos£45.99
lego naboo starfighter.lego£49.99.argos£41.99
Anakin's and sebulba's podraces.lego£89.99.argos £81.99
darth maul's sith infiltrator.lego£69.99.argos£61.99
Republic frigate,lego119.99.argos£102.99
technic bucket truck.lego49.99.argos£40.99
flatbed truck.lego99.99.argos £71.99
unimog u400.lego£199.99.argos£159.99

Hope this helps

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By in United Kingdom,

@lego lego lego: the SW Republic Frigate is £102-99 at both Argos and Lego, and the prices for Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator and the Naboo Starfighter are marginally cheaper at Lego.co.uk than at Argos (by £1-3).

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By in United Kingdom,

If you go to Tesco Direct with the current toy promotion the SW Republic Frigate works out at £79.98

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By in United States,

In May 2012, at the Opryland Mall in Nashville, TN, A Lego store is opening.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ lego lego lego:

None of those prices for the Technic sets are accurate, as they are the same price on shop.lego.com as in Argos, except the Unimog which is actually cheaper through Lego than Argos.

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By in United Kingdom,

I got an unopened box of Series 5 minifigs from WHSmith in Cheshire Oaks at the weekend.
They were in a "3 for 2" offer so it only cost £79.40.
There were 3 complete sets plus 12 spares!

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By in United States,

Good eyes, Alemas.

I just read through all the Series 5 bios, and I must say - the Detective is the new Space Villain. He's a pretty awesome-looking minifigure made even better by the nostalgic references in his bio. The Brickster's Baffling Brick-Napping? LEGO Island. The Sam Sinister Switcheroo? Adventurers. The Mystery of Timmy's Nose? Time Cruisers.

I also appreciated the other nod to the Adventurers theme in the Zookeeper's bio.

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By in United States,

I just read those, and the Ice Fisherman's bio says he once caught a genie in a bottle. I think that proves that the Series 6 pics are legit, since there is a genie among those. Even though the Crazy Scientist's bio mentioned a creepy assitant, but we have yet to see one.

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By in United States,

@minifig051, smart thinking....

Did anyone else notice the typo in the Egyptian Queen's bio?

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By in United States,

@minifig051: all 16 of series 6 have not been leaked, still hoping for an assistant. :)

@spency 13 what typo?

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By in Germany,

@ncbarrett: "Asp me no questions, and I shall tell you no lies." Intentional, I guess. :) Remember, Queen Cleopatra (the Egyptian queen) commited suicide with an asp. :P

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By in United States,

@Alemas, that isn't a typo, that is why i asked. ;)

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By in Germany,

@ncbarrett: Oh, right. ;)

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By in United States,

@ alemas, oh, sorry. I saw something else!! Anyway, even if those pics of Series 6 are fake, those figs could still be in the series. Personally, I think that 'The Scottish Warrior' looks incredibly fake, but the Genie and the Minotaur look real.

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By in Germany,

@Jarod: We already know. :P

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By in United States,

I'm starting feel like the only lucky one!
Half a dozen Targets in the South Jersey area have had sets on clearance for about 2 weeks. I visited four of them today and, unfortunately, almost nothing was left on clearance now that all the new sets have arrived.
The sets on clearance were more than the usual Atlantis, PoP, and Hero Factory. And clearance sets vary by store.

So far I've gotten:
8096-1: Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle for $42 (reg. $60)
8088-1: ARC-170 Starfighter for $42 (reg. $60)
5867-1: Super Speedster for $8 (reg. $20)
5764-1: Rescue Robot for $10(reg. $17)
7570-1: The Ostrich Race $10 (reg. $20)
8678-1: Ultimate Build Francesco for $7.50 (reg. $30)
3853-1: Banana Balance for $2.50 (reg. $10)
8066-1: Off-Roader for $10 (reg. $20)
7639-1: Camper for $13 (reg. $17)

I saw sets from every theme (including PotC) except Ninjago and Alien Conquest.

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By in United States,

@Alemas - Oh, lol... Where'd you here about it?

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By in United Kingdom,

Am currently staying in center parcs and visited the toyshop expecting to see only the current range of Lego. Turns out they had the new whiplash kruncha and garmadon spinners a s well as 2508 2254. Am surprised that they seem to have the sets first- they also had a giant Lego model of kai in window - perhaps center parcs was given the right to sell the sets first

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By in United Kingdom,

Am currently staying in center parcs and visited the toyshop expecting to see only the current range of Lego. Turns out they had the new whiplash kruncha and garmadon spinners a s well as 2508 2254. Am surprised that they seem to have the sets first- they also had a giant Lego model of kai in window - perhaps center parcs was given the right to sell the sets first

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By in United States,

@ spency13: I think that all of those minifigs are real. The face and torso prints are too precise to be fake. They look exaclty the way Lego makes them.The new parts shown are too precise as well. The bone end of the butcher's piece of meat looks exactly like the ends of the bones in the Ninjago sets. The butcher's cleaver has a copyright sign followed by "LEGO" printed on it. That looks exactly the way it does on other Lego elements. I see how you can think that the warrior's sword or the gray alien's head can look fake, but these are parts we haven't seen before. When the pics for Series 2 were leaked, a lot of people thought many of the parts were fake. So, I belive that every single one of them are real.

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By in Germany,

@Jarod: Uh... can't remember, but I did hear about a book with an exclusive Han, so... :P

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By in United States,

@minifig051, yes, i agree completely. I did recently notice the Lego branded on some of the new pieces.

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