Pick of the week: Pudsey Bear

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Pudsey Bear

Pudsey Bear

©2011 LEGO Group

It's been a while since I wrote a Pick of the week, so this one is long overdue. Unfortunately my pick this week is one that very few people here can actually go into a shop and buy because it's only available in the UK. However, given that this week is Children In Need week, I feel compelled to extol the set's virtues and encourage you to buy one or more if you can, or, if not, hook up with someone in the UK and get them to send you some. (The Brickset forum is an ideal place to do that!)

This 95-piece set costs £4, of which £1 goes to the CiN charity, and builds a pretty good represenation of the charity's mascot, Pudsey. For such a small set it packs in some interesting building techniques using a lot of pieces, including plenty of SNOT, the likes of which you don't normally see in similar sized sets. Although you may have most of the parts in your collection, you won't have his unique spotty bandage, which finishes off the model perfectly.

Still not convinced? DrDave has reviewed the set this week as well over at his GimmeLEGO blog where you can see more pictures, including sans bandage.

Find out more about Children In Need, order the set from shop.LEGO.com, or go and buy one from Asda. Actually, this is surely going to be a collectors' item in years to come and handy to have a stock of for trading internationally, so don't just buy one, grab a handful and help underpriveleged children while you do so.

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By in Canada,

I would love to get a lot of them, but I don't have the time or expense to get one from someone on the web. Why can't TLG sell them all over the world? I bet they would make lots of money.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love my Pudsey! He is currently in pride of place on my coffee table with his friend Panda. I bought a couple of these for my nephews and they love him too, though one of them does call him Pirate bear instead :)

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By in United Kingdom,

My kids are desperate for one but the local Asda seem tardy in geting them out on the shelves. I'll be trying them again this week.

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By in Zimbabwe,

Got mine ;) my daughter flew back home for a visit and brought one for me !!! Great little set !! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi Huw, I'm probably just being stupid but what does SNOT mean? Thanks :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Actually, this is surely going to be a collectors' item in years to come and handy to have a stock of for trading internationally, so don't just buy one, grab a handful and help underpriveleged children while you do so. How ? By holding on to them MISB for years and then selling them off at a huge profit to collectors - before donating all the proceeds to Children in Need :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks for that! :)

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By in United States,

Anyone have a tissue, this bear apparently has some SNOT. xD This set looks so cute. I may have to build one myself with my own pieces.

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By in United Kingdom,

I work for Asda our store (sutton Surrey) got pudsey in today I'm new to site but I'll keep my eyes and post any deals I find out about

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By in United Kingdom,

^ cool, thanks dino-girl. Any news of potential Lego Asda deals would be much appreciated (by me anyways). I rarely go to Asda as its kinda out of the way for me, but could be persuaded to switch supermarket allegiances for Lego bargains!

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By in United Kingdom,

My local Asda has got City Marina for £33, AC Mothership for £39 and Ninjago Skull Truck for £35 or £37? Pretty good deals, i thought. If only they had more sets!

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