Star Wars auction at Catawiki

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A specialist LEGO Star Wars auction has just started over at Catawiki. The 125 lots include a number of retired MISB sets as well as many mint complete ones.

Here are a few examples:

Bidding starts on most lots at €1. Take a look and have fun bidding!

Nexo Knights marketing campaign revealed

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LEGO has set out its marketing plans for Nexo Knights to retailers this week in a two-page advert in UK toy trade publications, including Toy News.

It doesn't reveal a lot we don't already know, but here are the main points:

  • Nexo Knights 'animated comedy adventure' to launch on Cartoon Network late December, then continuing throughout 2016
  • App to be downloadable from late December
  • 'Ultimate' sets packaged in a Bionicle-like cardboard pouch
  • The shields can be scanned by the app to 'power up'
  • Sets launch January 2016

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[US/CA] Brick Friday offers now live

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It's midnight EST so Brick Friday has started in the USA and Canada. Here's what LEGO is tempting you with at

  • Free 40139 Gingerbread House with purchases of $99 or more.
  • Free shipping on all orders.
  • Selected items in the sale, as listed here, which should also be shown on the Sales and Deals page: USA | UK | Canada | Germany | France

Happy shopping!

More BRICK 2015 ExCeL Fan Zone displays

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BRICK 2015 at London's ExCeL is now just over two weeks away.

In the run-up to the show we are taking a look at some of the fantastic MOCs that are being displayed in the fan zone.

We can also now report on the speaker line up for AFOLCON, the event specifically for AFOLs that's being held on the Thursday before the main event. I'm told there are a handful of tickets available for it so if you haven't already secured your place you can buy them here. AFOLCON tickets also provide entry to the main BRICK show on all three days.

Tickets for the main event are also selling fast but can still be obtained from SeeTickets. Remember, if you need five tickets use the code BRICK15 at checkout to get them for just £69.

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Review: Alien Project

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The Arvo Brothers are talented builders from Spain who produce books containing instructions for their best models. Last year they published one on their model of Kaneda's Bike which, to this day, has caused a worldwide shortage of the rarest parts used in it.

Their second book has just been published which will probably have much the same effect because it features what is, in my opinion, a far more iconic and desirable model: an alien from the quadrilogy of films of the same name.

Its bio-mechanical form lends itself to creation in LEGO, particularly given the many curved and creature parts introduced recently. The brothers have done a fantastic job of modelling it, and of presenting it in the pages of this book.

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