Great Western Brick Show, this weekend

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The Great Western Brick Show takes place at the STEAM museum, Swindon, this weekend.

I, and many others from Brickset, will be there. I'll probably be on the Blocks magazine stand for some of the time so if you're visiting come and say hello. If you requested a Brickset name badge you can collect it from the admin area just inside the main hall.

If you haven't already done so, I strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance so you can avoid the inevitable queues, which at peak times are most impressive.

I hope to see you there!

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BrickFanatics launches forum

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RIchard over at BrickFanatics has just launched a new LEGO forum. Richard says "I feel [that] for the website to continue to grow we need to interact more with our readership, plus with the impending re-launch of the Amabassador programme, we felt to be classed as an online LUG we require somewhere for you guys to post your views and opinions."

It's a phpBB-based system which are popular with some so if you don't get on with the Brickset forum or the people in it I encourage you to take a look at BrickFanatic's forum and help make it a success for the site.

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2015 Disney Princess images

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Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle

just2good has now published a video with images of next year's Disney Princess sets. The big news here, of course, is the Frozen set 41062 Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle, which contains Elsa, Anna and Olaf, the snowman.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you that Frozen was, unexpectedly, a hugely successful movie. Many toy manufacturers and retailers, who had presumably dismissed it as just another mediocre Disney effort before its release, consequently failed to anticipate the high demand for tie-in toys which caused a shortage of them in the shops when it turned out that it was a pretty good film after all.

Let's hope LEGO hasn't jumped on the bandwagon too late...

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Cool set of printed DUPLO bricks to be available in new NY store

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To commemorate the opening of the new brand store on 5th Avenue, in the Flatiron district of New York city, this set of printed DUPLO bricks will be available over the grand opening weekend then one at a time over a four week period.

Perhaps someone from NY can tell us the significance of the pictures: I guess they are showing the different uses of the area over time but don't know for sure.

The grand opening weekend is 10-13 October. More information at stores.LEGO.com.

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Shell promotion hits the Netherlands

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The new set of seven Shell/Ferrari sets is now available in the Netherlands. Here's a bad Google translation of the salient information at Shell.nl:

"The LEGO models are on sale for € 2.50 at 20 liter of Shell, Shell Helix or two soft drinks or two fresh rolls.

"The LEGO models are also available for 500 Air Miles or € 5, - per model, except for the Shell truck, which can be purchased for € 2.50 at 20 liters of Shell V-Power for 750 Air Miles or € 7.50 .

"The LEGO collection is available while supplies last, but to obtain. Later than January 6, 2015 Therefore, do not wait too long and they save all."

Thanks to Peter1975 for the news

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2015 Technic images

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Arctic Truck

Arctic Truck

©2015 LEGO Group

just2good has released images of first-half-of-2015 Technic sets in video form, or you can view them here in the database if you prefer.

They look to be a mixture of 'more of the same' (race truck, quad bike and loader), innovative (Arctic truck and 24hr race car), and the 'can't have too many of' (motorcycle).

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