Free tickets for BrickCon

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Our friends over at Chowren Toys have some tickets to give away:

"As a GOLD sponsor of this year's BrickCon we are giving away 20 FREE pairs of tickets to the Public Exhibit at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. The tickets also include free First Class Mail shipping within the United States.

"The tickets are good for October 4th from 10am to 4pm or October 5th from 9am to 3pm. We are limiting to one pair of tickets per household and the tickets are not for resale as they have no dollar value. You will need to register an account on our store web site before you can use the coupon code for the tickets.

"Please only take these if you are serious about attending. For the free tickets Visit our Facebook page for the coupon code. PLEASE NOTE: the shipping is only free to a US address and we only have 20 pairs so you better act fast!"

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Review: Shell/Ferrari tanker, garage, finish line

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To conclude my review of the new Shell/Ferrari polybags, I'll take a look at the tanker, the garage and the finish line.

These are currently available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau and we can exclusively reveal that it's 'highly likely' that the promotion will begin in the UK in November, in the run-up to Christmas. More information will follow when we have it.

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LEGO horror icons return

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Here's a press release from our friends over at Minifigs.me:

Do you know what your LEGO is up to in the night? Are you sure all your little minifigs are behaving themselves? Custom LEGO makers Minifigs.me are hoping to add a little jeopardy to your toy-chest with their second series of custom-printed horror minifigures, depicting seven more iconic horror characters.

With names like ‘Pincushion’, ‘Boomstick’ and ‘Creepy Doll’, you don’t have to be a horror aficionado to see they are a tongue in cheek tribute to some of our all-time favourite horror flicks. Developed with input from Horrortalk.com, all of them are fully custom using LEGO pieces and printed directly with state of the art printing technology.

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NYCC competition winners

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We asked 'Which LEGO brand store is not in New York?' The answer was B, Fairview Mall, which is in Toronto.

Five lucky winners will receive a ticket to the NYCC opening day, October 9th, to hear for themselves what LEGO is revealing at the show.

The winners are...

Will D'Angelo, Jon Costantini, David B, Joshua Kent, Brendan Sussman.

Congratulations, I'll be in touch for your snail-mail address to get the tickets sent out.

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Great Western Brick Show, Swindon, 4-5 October

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The Great Western Brick Show (the show formerly known as the Great Western LEGO Show) is fast approaching: it's now just three weekends away.

Once again we will be producing name badges to facilitate recognition of fellow Brickset members. If you're going and would like one, please complete this form by next Tuesday, 23rd September.

I'll be there both days this year but won't be exhibiting, I'll be helping Mark on the Blocks magazine stand where you'll be able to buy a special edition of the pilot issue.

To find out more about what's going on, keep an eye out on the show website, which I'm blogging on again in the run-up to the event.

I strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance so you can avoid the inevitable queues, which at peak times are most impressive.

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LEGO to unveil something special this Friday

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LEGO has tweeted (and posted to Instagram and Facebook) an image of a countdown stating that something exciting will be revealed this coming Friday. They've also emphasised that this is "HUGE" news, so maybe that's a hint? Maybe tomorrow we'll get another update with the countdown.

What do you think this reveal will be? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Spoiler alert: Continue reading (or not) for a spoiler...

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Review: Shell/Ferrari sets

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An anonymous benefactor has provided us with a set of the new Shell/Ferrari sets to review. I'll take a look at the four cars today, then the garage, finish line and petrol tanker tomorrow.

The sets are currently available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau, I believe. There are rumours they'll hit the Netherlands, where Shell has its headquarters, in the next month or so.

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