Cuusoo Exo-Suit logo revealed

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The New Elementary has just posted an excellent article about the development and marketing plans of the Cuusoo Exo-Suit, and has revealed the logo that will adorn the box.

The set is scheduled for release in August so we have a while to wait before we actually get a glimpse of it, but the article should have you salivating in anticipation.

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41046 Brown Bear's River

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Brown Bear's River is one of the three series 5 Friends Animals sets that have just turned up in brand stores in the UK, slightly ahead of their scheduled release date of May.

It consists of a baby brown bear in a small cave, a river and a fish, presumably a salmon, leaping a waterfall to return upstream to its breeding ground. Will the bear swallow it for lunch, or will it make it to its destination?

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Mixels series 2 images

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Amazon.co.jp has published pictures of the nine series 2 Mixels sets which it says will be available at the beginning of June.

They are blue, brown and orange. The tribes are named something like Frosticons, Fang Gang and Flexers respectively. Thanks to Dominick for the news and translation.

Update: This image provides more information about the tribes, and their names. The orange ones are Flexers, not Stretchers. (Thanks Allen)

I'm loving the use of helmets over this guy's eyes!

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41045 Orangutan's Banana Tree

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It was quiet here over the weekend because I, and many other staff members and regulars, were at the Brickish Association's annual general meeting in Sheffield. One of the highlights of the weekend was a visit to the local brand store: a bus load of us descended on the store during the evening and proceeded to clear the shelves. At the end, the crowd of us standing outside surrounded by yellow bags stuffed full of LEGO was gathering quite a few quizzical glances from passers-by :-)

I was actually very restrained and didn't buy very much at all, but one thing I was pleased to find was series 5 of the Friends Animals sets, so I'll post some quick pictorial reviews of them over the next few days, starting with 41045 Orangutan's Banana Tree.

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Two new apps hit the stores

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A couple of new mobile apps have just been released into the app stores, one for iOS and one for Android:

  • Brickprints - Instructions for LEGO powered by brickset.com, by Iskandar, Inc. is an iOS app that uses Brickset's API to enable the LEGO official instructions to be viewed on your iOS device.
  • LEGO db is an Android app, also powered by Brickset's API, that provides a quick and easy way to search Brickset and keep track of your collection on the go.

Our directory of mobile apps lists all the apps that interface with the API to provide easy access to Brickset while you're on the go.

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Win US$100 in Rebrickable's building competition

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If you still have some creative energy to disperse after our Mixels competition, you might want to enter Rebrickable.com's alternate build competition. All you have to do is pick a set with between 150 and 300 pieces that's been released since 2013, and build an alternate model from the parts. There are plenty of sets to choose from.

The prize is US$100 and entries must be submitted by the end of April. See the full list of rules at Rebrickable.

The judging panel includes the master of alternate builds, Nathanaël Kuipers.

Good luck if you enter!

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