Tags update

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You may recall that back in November I added the ability to add tags to sets to make them easier to find, and easier to view lists of related sets. You can read the original announcement. Within days thousands of tags had been added many of which were superfluous or unwanted so I removed the ability...

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LEGO ready to launch Pirates

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... five forthcoming Pirates sets which suggests they will be available in some markets imminently, maybe on 1st February. There are plenty of alternative images so be sure to click on the 'more images' tabs on the set details pages. I don't really have an opinion on them as I don't have...

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London Toy Fair Report - Part 2

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... well detailed and a Blaze, which was represented by a single blocky head piece. Jurassic World (May) My feelings on these are mixed. Although several of the sets looked rather nice the prices were off-putting for me. This is no doubt a result of the dinosaur moulds, which have apparently undergone...

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London Toy Fair report, part 1

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... round, some areas were busier than others so details of some themes in the following write-up may be less complete than for others, plus of course you don't get all day in there so can't dilly dally for too long at any one area. We were in there for about an hour and a half, I think. In this...

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Review: 31031 Rainforest Animals

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... is a first for an official LEGO set, a (how can I put this politely...) defecation mechanism, maybe it will... Box and contents The set's 215-pieces arrive in a spectacularly colourful box thanks mainly to the parrot's attractive plumage As this photo shows, the box is sealed...

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[UK] Still hunting for Elsa's Ice Castle?

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Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle

... buy one at the weekend in Argos. Argos' new catalogue is published on Saturday but as you may have read last week, many new products have been added to its website already. So if you're trying to get hold of one, I suggest you reserve one now before the masses notice it in the catalogue at...

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Review: 70818 Double-Decker Couch

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... different facial expression although I'm not sure I can pinpoint what it is. Confused or dazed maybe? As I said above you actually get 1-and-a-half Unikitties in the box because of the spare 1x1 pieces that are in every set. All that's needed to make a second one if the spare parts are...

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Welcome 100,000th member!

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... that the 80,000th member joined and 12 months since the 70,000th joined. At this rate of growth we may hit 150,000 by this time next year. Does this make Brickset the largest online community? No, but by my reckoning it's the 3rd largest, after the official LEGO community which doesn't publish...

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This year's top news articles

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... comments: Most viewed articles: Rumoured list of Collectable Minifigure Series 12 (20 May, 172941 views) More Exo-Suit goodness... (05 Jul, 68564 views) 75060 UCS Slave I pictures revealed (02 Sep, 60362 views) Review: 21108 Ghostbusters (07 May, 52490 views) 10246 Detective's...

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Review: 60073 Service Truck

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... a character that I've certainly not seen before in a construction set: a white collar worker: maybe the foreman, maybe the surveyor or architect. Whoever, it's good to have someone not covered in orange. Both are printed on the back. The construction worker with a hoodie hood, the professional...

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