Architecture Studio to launch in Europe in August

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21050 Architecture Studio is being launched in Europe on August 1st with some fanfare, in the UK at least. On the evening of 31st July, a special event is being held at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London as this press release explains: The LEGO Store Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush), is to host an exclusive product launch event for the new LEGO Architecture Studio set on...

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Young Engineers Beyond the Brick exhibition, July 14-20, Newport, Wales

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Our friends over at our favourite charity FairyBricks have asked us to let you know about an event they'll be attending: "We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting Newport for a whole week in July as part of The Young Engineers Beyond The Brick Exhibition. It is a week long event being held at The University Of South Wales Newport City Campus. It promises...

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's competition

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's build a robot competition. You could win a Mindstorms EV3 or a family pass to LEGOLAND Windsor. Confused.com is donating LEGO to our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, who have asked us to give the competition a push as there haven't been many entries yet, so you're in with a good chance of winning. Good luck if you enter!     ...

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Build a LEGO minifigure event at Asda

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Next Wednesday, during half-term, Asda is holding an in-store build-a-minifigure event. Details are sketchy at the moment but bigpete spotted this long, thin banner outside his local branch and the event gets a mention on some store pages at Asda.com (half-way down the right hand side).  ...

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Build Confused.com's robot Brian and win LEGO prizes

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Following the airing of the LEGO version of the Confused.com advert on ITV at the weekend, the company has launched a LEGO building competition.  What's more, it is also donating LEGO to our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, which is great news. Find out more on the Confused.com website which also has a useful article about insuring your LEGO collection. If you missed the ads,...

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Yorkshire Brick Show

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The first Yorkshire Brick Show takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014 at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. Featuring impressive creations with LEGO bricks from Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) from around the country, nay, the world, the Yorkshire Brick Show is set to be the largest display of LEGO models and creations that Yorkshire has ever seen. There...

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LEGO - The Building Block of Architecture

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Tonight's Culture Show on BBC2 at 10pm is about the brick and its role in architecture. The synopsis reads: "The Lego Movie (released 14 February) is the latest big-budget incarnation of one of the world's most popular toys. Yet Lego is more than a global brand. Tom Dyckhoff explores its fascinating relationship with architecture, and argues that it has changed the way we think...

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The world's first all-LEGO ad-break to air this weekend

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Hot off the press: The world’s first entire LEGO ad break celebrates the theatrical release of Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie To promote the theatrical release of Warner Bros.’, The LEGO Movie, Omnicom Media Group’s PHD has put together an entire ITV ad break which re-creates existing TV ads in LEGO. Three advertisers will be immortalised in LEGO in the (centre) ad-break...

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The LEGO Show and AFOLCON to return

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While I was busy faffling about with servers, it was announced that The LEGO Show and AFOLCON, previously held in Manchester, UK in 2011 and 2012, will be returning in May this year, but this time it will be in London at the O2 Arena! Once again, it will be two days of AFOLCON (7-8 May) and three days of the public LEGO Show (9-11 May). Exhibitors at The LEGO Show will receive free entry...

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GWLS: see you there...

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GWLS is nearly upon us and many of the exhibitors are there now setting up their displays. I'm not exhibiting this year but I'll be there helping out tomorrow, in my Brickset.com T Shirt. If you see me, stop and say hi! ...

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GWLS: one week to go!

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The UK's largest LEGO show, at the STEAM museum, Swindon, is now just a week away. There's still time for attending Brickset members to request a name badge so that we can identify each other. If you'd like one, fill in the form before Monday 10pm so that I can get the list to kempo81 who'll be making them for us again. There are 44 names on the list already. I'm still...

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Brickshire event at Wakefield this weekend

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Brickshire, the Yorkshire LUG, will be holding a public display at Wakefield One, the city's Library and Museum on Saturday 14th September from 9am until 4pm. There will be a large city layout featuring trains, modulars and loads of vehicles. They'll also have a collection of Star Wars UCS models, and a dedicated Charles Waterton display in recognition of the Wakefield Heritage weekend. The...

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Great Western LEGO Show: 5 weeks to go!

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The UK's largest LEGO show is again taking place this year at the STEAM museum, Swindon, October 5th and 6th. Last year we organised badges for attending Brickset members so that we could identify ourselves to each other. We'll be doing the same again this year so if you'd like us to make you a badge, please  fill out this form by the end of September. I'll be blogging on...

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LEGO train display in the UK next weekend

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The  Southern LEGO Train Club is putting on a display at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, near Aylesbury, on the bank holiday weekend, Sunday 26 - Monday 27th May. There'll be LEGO train layouts and model displays, a shop selling LEGO sets, parts, minifigs and collectables, brick engraving and a build area. The display will be located in the Rewley Road station building. It...

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AFOL get-together in t'north of England

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Robert Clarkson is organising an event near Manchester in February: "A date for your diaries ... Sunday 3rd February, 10 am to 4 pm at St Philips Community Centre, Higher Dean Street, Radcliffe, M26 3TE. "This is a meeting for AFOL's across the North of England.  I welcome you to come along, bring a MOC (which would be very nice to see) and say hello to some fellow brick...

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GWLS live video stream

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It's now the second day of GWLS and the halls are heaving again. It's been great to see so many Bricksetters here this year. The badges have worked well! If you can't make it here you can get a idea of what's going on via the live video stream. ...

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GWLS: 3 days to go

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The biggest LEGO show in the UK calendar is now just 3 days away. Virtually the whole of the UK AFOL community will descend on Swindon this weekend for what promises to be the best GWLS yet. I hope you've enjoyed reading the official blog that I've been contributing to over the last month or so. I've been writing about some of the people, models and vendors that will be...

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The Great Western LEGO Show: 4 weeks to go!

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The UK's longest running and arguably best LEGO fan event is now just 4 weeks away. It's being held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on 6th - 7th October 2012. I've been appointed official blogger and in the run up to the show I'll be posting articles about the models, people and vendors that'll be at the show on the official GWLS website. ...

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The LEGO Show: what to see (#legoshow)

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The focus of The LEGO Show is of course all the amazing MOCs that people have come from all over Europe to display, but I thought it worth listing the highlights of the show from the LEGO collectors' point of view, for the benefit of those still to arrive, or those that haven't yet decided whether to come or not! The large Sopwith Camel is on display, along with a 'timeline'...

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AFOLCON show report

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AFOLCON kicks off in half-hour or so! I've created a discussion in the forum that I'll try and keep updated during the day so those of you that are not attending can find out what's happening. If you're on your way there, I'll see you soon! ...

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