Review: 21023 Flatiron Building

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The Architecture theme has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 2008, but it was only last year that I developed an interest in this theme after acquiring 21019 Eiffel Tower. Images of the two 2015 models in the series impressed many fans, including myself, so I rushed out to buy 21023 Flatiron Building yesterday as it is now available at some branches of Smyths in the UK and Ireland.

21023 is priced at £34.99 and contains 471-pieces, so in that regard it is good value for an Architecture set, particularly considering the high quality of the packaging and instructions. The model measures 157mm in height so is not particularly large, although it is absolutely packed with pieces and weighs a fair amount so it feels well worth what you are paying for it.

The Flatiron Building is an icon of New York City, built in the Renaissance Revival style in 1902. It has since given its name to an entire area of New York (where one will find a LEGO Store) and is counted among the most recognisable buildings in the city.

It should therefore be an ideal fit to become a LEGO Architecture model.

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LEGO Friends The Adventure Guide mini-doll revealed

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DK's latest LEGO book, LEGO Friends The Adventure Guide, is published on May 1st. Today we can exclusively reveal that the cover mounted mini-doll is Kate in a new outfit, with basket and strawberry tile.

The book's synopsis on Amazon reads:

"Discover everything there is to know about the LEGO Friends girls and their fun-packed lives. Includes a Friends mini-doll!

"Join Mia, Stephanie, Emma, Andrea and Olivia on their exciting adventures around Heartlake City and beyond. Learn about their pets, personalities, dreams and passions. Discover how the girls like to spend their days: find out what it takes to look after the horses at Heartlake Stables, get fashion tips from Emma, see what goes into organising a surprise party, and learn about the girls' dream jobs."

The 96-page hardback book can be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk (£12.34) and Amazom.com ($11.53).

You will find photos of Kate and sample spreads from the book after the break.

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DC Super Heroes Girls announced; LEGO sets to follow next year

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There's some excitement in the forum and on other LEGO fan sites about an announcement made yesterday by DC Comics and Warner Brothers: "WB and DC Entertainment in Partnership with Mattel Launch 'DC Super Hero Girls'".

The key statements in it are "The LEGO Group will also be key to building the 'DC Super Hero Girls' franchise, leveraging their experience and success engaging girls in creative construction play to bolster this universe through an array of LEGO building sets designed to inspire girls' imaginations. " and "... toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016."

So in other words, expect to see Super Hero Girls LEGO sets early next year. Speculation in the forum at the moment is that they are likely to feature mini-dolls rather than minifigs.

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Mixels series six images

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Vaka-Waka

Yesterday, just after we posted an article about Mixels series five images, pictures of the bags were found on an Italian shop website and posted on the Mixels Wiki.

Then, a few hours later, another Mixels Wiki user found images of series six bags on a Portuguese shop site.

So, I've added them here for your viewing convenience: series 5 | series 6. Those of you wanting purple and lavender Mixels are in luck...

Thanks to matau2004 for the news.

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