Catching up with the news...

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I've been away for a couple of weeks which explains why the news here has been slower than normal, but thanks to Kempo81 and Matthew you've been kept up-to-date with the most important stories.

I'll be catching up on emails over the next few days and I've just added new set images to the database (Hobbit, Friends and Ninjago). If I've missed any, let me know. I'll also be adding the 2014 set names and numbers that have surfaced recently in due course.

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By in United States,

Huw, I hope you got a well-deserved rest! I have to say with some of those Friends sets, the figures aren't ones that my son or I would actually use, but some of the pieces (that Vespa!) are really cool and will make a great addition to our Lego town.

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By in Italy,

well done How!
...the Vespa is simply amazing, but also the small cakes in the dish...very nice details

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope there is some pictures of the Chima sets soon.

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By in United States,

That is one thing I am always impressed with are the details on the pieces of Friends set. First with the plates/pans, and cupcake wrappers, now they have cookies on 1 x 1 round tiles and the scooter (which will also appear in the PR) in green.
These sets are great resources for parts too.

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By in United States,

Any idea of when will get clear pictures of the Star Wars 2014 sets?

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By in United States,

Completly understandable Huw! And @anybidy who wants to know when the images come out; they will probably come out sometime aroound early November. ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks;-)also anyone seen the Chima Lavertus minifigure yet? looks pretty cool ;)

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By in United States,

^Yup! Can't wait for 2014!

...Espiecally since I have a pretty good guess about what's going to happen...

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By in United States,

Glad to see these images added. I notice that you don't have the package type for 70720, 70724, and 70725 listed, even though we can see that they're all in boxes. Are you just waiting for the other details like piece count and availability to turn up before adding that?

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By in Canada,

^ We add those details at slower time than actually getting the set and the important details in the database.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Coson, I heard something on the message boards about Chima.(I won't say anything about it on here,just in case a
spoil it for anyone;)

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By in United States,

@Luvmeister, the set pic was revealed some time ago, can't remember where.

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By in Netherlands,

Lemonade is expensive these days... Lego only knows to print a 100 (dollar/euro/pounds?) bill...

Nice set this Friends set. Looking forward to it. For the Vespa and for the white flowerpot (of course).

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By in United States,

^They do have plenty of denominations of coins, though.

It's possible that one reason the LEGO Group doesn't see the 100-whatever bill as outrageous is that Denmark's currency is much smaller than dollars or euros... according to a quick check on Wolfram Alpha, 100 Danish kroner is equal to less than 20 U.S. dollars, less than 15 euros, and less than 12 British pounds. Actually, there are a lot of countries whose primary currencies are in denominations as small or smaller.

I can't find any examples of a Danish banknote for 100 kroner that even marginally resembles the LEGO banknote, but interestingly in Sweden there was a 100 kronor commemorative banknote issued in 2005. It resembles the LEGO currency even more closely than a U.S. $100 bill, in that it has the denomination printed in the center as well as in the corners. It's modeled after an older Swedish banknote, so perhaps the designer for that piece was inspired not just by U.S. money but by historical European "greenbacks".

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