LEGO Marvel's Avengers video game trailer

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New York Comic-Con is in full swing and Warner Bros. Games has just revealed the trailer for their next LEGO video game title: LEGO Marvel's Avengers. The game will include story content based on a variety of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it seems to follow their respective plots quite closely, while also adding in a smattering of the typical LEGO humour of course.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. The game is due for release on the 29th of January 2016.

Here is the Rio 2016 Paralympic mascot

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Yesterday we reported that LEGO is producing kits of the Rio 2016 Olympic games mascots. Now Brickset user Cambui has published an image of the Paralympic one, Tom, on a Brazilian website.

As he notes in the article, and several of you have commented, they look terrible with grey ball joints. Correctly coloured ones would turn them from BOLOCS models to pretty neat sets.

They are said to be available from May next year.

October offer from Chowren Toys

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Jason from Chowren Toys writes:

"We are making available Knights' Kingdom II 5994 Catapult to readers of Brickset for $0.99. All readers need do is enter promo code brickset5994 at the checkout to receive the discounted price. There is a total of 2000 available with a limit of 500 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time) on Sunday October 18, 2015.

"If you have not had a chance to check out our new website please note some new features we have added. You no longer have to register an account with our store in order to use the promo code. There is also now a preview function to see the final charge in the shopping cart where you can view the promotional discount as well as the shipping options. If you are an existing customer, all of your information has been transferred to our new store. In order to get you password, all you need do is go to My Account, enter your email address and click on Reset My Password."

10 LEGO sets that will make you want to be a kid again

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To celebrate the launch of its latest book Great LEGO Sets A Visual History, DK has published a list of 10 LEGO sets that will make you want to be a kid again. Take a look and see if those that you yearned for or, if you were lucky, owned are in the list and if not, let us know what they are.

One of my favourite sets as a kid was 360 Gravel Works from 1974. I had hours of fun with the conveyer, grab crane, truck and digger. As for sets I wanted but never had, they would be the early 12V trains. I travelled quite a lot in France with my parents in the mid-1970s and would see them in toy shop windows. I don't think they were sold in the UK at that time, so unfortunately I never received any...

We reviewed the book earlier this week and despite some reservations about sets that are missing from it, we loved it. The gravel works set is included, I am glad to see.

Should you wish to buy a copy you can do so from (£17), ($22) and ($28).

New user reviews

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The following reviews have been contributed by Brickset members today:

Image Set details Review summary Author
8833 Vampire Bat Bat monsters reVAMPed! 8BrickMario
75089 Geonosis Troopers Deja vu... wait a minute, what is this thing even from?! PicnicBasketSam
75100 First Order Snowspeeder OVERPRICED... sf1378

Note: this is an experimental post designed to expose user-contributed reviews and increase the number of reviews shown on the home page, in response to feedback from the survey (see the discussion here). The intention is to post it once a day at midnight UK time.

Let me know what you think of the idea and the format of the article.

Bricks Issue 5 available now

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Bricks magazine issue 5 is now available and can be ordered here. Here's the press release. You'll find some exclusive sample spreads after the break.

Be afraid... but not too afraid!

Halloween is fast approaching and here at Bricks Towers we are embracing all that is haunted and spooky within the LEGO world, past and present.

We start by sending Bricks’ roving reporter Sparklord to visit Tara Wike, the woman behind the latest range of Collectable Minifigures which is (in our humble opinion) the best wave ever. Discover the secrets and stories behind each figure.

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User survey results

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Thank you all 3676 of you that participated in our user survey: that's nearly twice as many as did so last year. You can now view a summary of responses and also download a PDF of the comments.

To get a measure of customer satisfaction and to compare this year's results with last year's, I have used the same calculation method as before, which is to determine the percentage of 'satisfied' scores, 7-10, for each question.

You will find the table, this year's net promoter score, and the name of the winner of the Birds set below.

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