At around midday today, UK time, LEGO.com received an update and I have to say, I like it! I haven't had time to check it all out yet but the home page is very impressive. The shop pages are the same, just with a new header but we know that LEGO are working on implementing a new system, so that'll no doubt change soon, although to be honest I'd be surprised if they do that this side of Christmas.
Take a look and let us know what you think and if you find anything particularly cool.
Update: Unfortunately the site has gone down in my estimation slightly. I looked at it on my iPad and the first thing the site tells me is that it's 'time to update' because I have an 'old browser'. Excuse me, but it's not old, and even if I wanted to I couldn't upgrade the browser on it. This is of course because the page is very Flash-heavy and Flash doesn't run on iPad and iPhone devices.
However once the message has been dismissed, a version of the page minus Flash loads, which isn't quite as 'flashy' :-) but is perfectly functional, which is 'graceful degradation' as it should be. LEGO should therefore recognise that not everyone can, or wants to, run Flash. At the very least they should detect Apple mobile browsers and not show the message: it is after all not the user's fault they can't run Flash and it could put the millions of iPad users off visiting if it appears every time they do so.
(thanks to Saso and legobob for alerting us!)