SDCC Exclusive Batmobile revealed

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... seem to suggest that the Rocket minifigure in the Marvel SDCC exclusive set may find it's way into a retail set sooner or later. See below for the packaging picture. Update: FBTB have posted that the final exclusive minifigure to be given away at SDCC will be Zur-En-Arrh Batman....

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SDCC News Update

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... THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks...

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Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 3

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... not because it might be in short supply. This is a day one purchase: get it on August 1st or you may regret it. We'll remind you again on the day! Want to see more? Check out vynsane's review at Toys N Bricks. Update: Tim Courtney in the LEGO Ideas team has provided more information...

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Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 1

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... Stafford, the LEGO designer who turned Pete's model into the official model, too, so maybe I am not best placed to be reviewing the set objectively. But I'll try and do so... The box The 26x19 cm box is the usual Ideas/Cuusoo high-quality design. The front features the...

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Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 2

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... not sure if the smaller steering wheel would look better, or if it would be too small. Maybe I'll try it out...   The doors are constructed and the front wings are beginning to take shape.   The doors have tiled panels inside which finish them off very well. They...

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Friends Character Encylopedia

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... Juice bar and as far as I can tell, this version of her is wearing the same top as Maya who appeared in 41015 Dolphin Cruiser. (Naya/Maya, confusing isn't it...)   The book comprises 5 sections. The first covers all the characters, the five main ones, then all their contemporaries, and...

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We own 200 million dollars-worth of LEGO

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If you keep an eye on the site statistics at the bottom of the page you may have noticed another landmark was passed overnight: we now own US$200 million of LEGO between us. The 100 million mark was crossed in August 2012 so in less than 2 years, together we've spent $100m on our favourite plastic...

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Review: 10244 Fairground Mixer

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... anyway). If you're unlike me and actually have the benefit of free will, you still may be deciding if or how soon this set needs to join your collection. Let's seek to answer those questions in this in-depth review, shall we? Packaging The front of the box presents a single image of...

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AFOL Survey – Q2 2014 Summary

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... a summary of their latest survey: "We surveyed over 4500 AFOL and over 500 TFOL in May 2014 as part of an ongoing initiative to better understand the Adult Fan of LEGO community motivations and activities. Nearly a quarter of AFOL respondents hailed from Asia and an additional quarter from North...

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Blocks magazine: some thoughts

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... have to buy the magazine yourself to find out what their picks are, but I can safely say that some may surprise you, although they are well justified. Collecting Old Sets - Details of some classic sets, this time a feature concerning Blacktron, written by one Huw Millington - A feature which will...

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Blocks magazine: out now!

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... people reported seeing it yesterday, some in the comic section, some in the models section, so you may have to hunt for it. I don't have my copy yet and I don't suppose my tiny WHS will be stocking it. So, if you have yours already let us know what you think of it. Not in the UK?...

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Mixels series 2 building competition

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... have sharing enabled. Therefore entrants will need a Flickr (Yahoo) account to enter. Entrants may enter as many times as they like, but only two uploads per entry are permitted. Entries must state which sets have been used and the model must use only the parts in the sets chosen. The competition...

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This week's top news articles

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... are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:75058 MTT revealed (27 May, 17303 views)Review: 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina (30 May, 11986 views)MINI press release (04 Jun, 11105 views)Classic LEGO sets: Pirates (29 May, 10958 views)Review: 70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech (26...

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