Yorkshire Brick Show: One week to go

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This year's Yorkshire Brick Show is taking place next weekend at the National Coal Mining Museum, near Wakefield.

From the show website: "The Yorkshire Brick Show features impressive creations with LEGO bricks from Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) from around the country, nay, the world, and is one of the largest annual displays of LEGO models and creations in Yorkshire.

"Returning for our second year at the National Coal Mining Museum for England on May Bank Holiday weekend from the 2nd until the 4th of May 2015, there will be models galore from all themes in the LEGO universe, including City layouts, Trains, Star Wars and more. There will certainly be something for everyone.

"This year we will see an increase in the number of LEGO User Groups in attendance, and some huge interactive builds for our visitors to enjoy. What’s more, there will be loads of activities for the kids (and grown-ups) to get involved in, whether it’s in our build zone, or taking part in one of our fantastic competitions to win fabulous LEGO prizes you’re guaranteed a grand day out!"

Tickets can be purchased from the show website, from £6.50.

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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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