Railbricks issue 15 available now

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Railbricks is an occasionally published e-magazine about LEGO trains. The latest 44-page issue is now available for download for free from the Railbricks website. There are some interesting articles in it, in particular an interview with the designers of the latest LEGO City trains. ...

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Fairy Bricks raffle update

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SirKevbags has been in touch with some Fairy Bricks Big Raffle updates.  Ticket sales now stand at £3,000 which is an amazing effort in one week. He has also given me a list of the hospitals this community effort will be supporting. The Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, UK The Naomi House & Jacksplace Children's Hospice, UK Children's Medical...

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TeeFury T Shirt winners

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Yesterday's competition to win one of ten TeeFury shirts attracted 587 entries and all but five people got the answer right. The answer was, of course, c: Jawas live on Tatooine. I've run a database query to pick ten correct entries at random, and the winners are... Bill Murphy, USA David McCarrhy, UK Brian Larson, USA Andrew Marmot, UK Charles...

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Win today's TeeFury T-Shirt

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Today's TeeFury T-Shirt is a cool LEGO/Star Wars mash-up. The design, Plastic Debris by Letter_Q, depicts Jawas carrying bits of minifigs and other LEGO scrap. As always, it's available for 24 hours only at a cost of $11 plus a few dollars worldwide postage. Thanks to the kind folk at TeeFury, we have ten shirts to give away to Brickset readers! All you have to do to...

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Exo-Suit teaser, with video

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More information has been revealed by the Exo-Suit project team: another image showing two red or blue (presumably) space men and one of Pete's trademark turtles. A mysterious video message has turned up on YouTube, too. Watch it after the break... ...

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The 2014 Fairy Bricks raffle has begun

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SirKevbags writes "The wait is finally over! We are proud to introduce to you perhaps the biggest Fairy Bricks fundraiser of the year. Driven by donations from the wonderful members at Brickset, we have over 40 prizes to give away, some of which are impossible to buy anywhere else no matter how much money you have! "With people from all over the world donating prizes and buying tickets,...

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Classic LEGO sets: Soccer

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Goals and Linesmen

This week's classic LEGO article has been contributed by Allan, SprinkleOtter: With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, I will be doing a review of LEGO Soccer or, for those of you not in America, football sets. There have been a lot of great Soccer sets released under the Sports banner over the years, starting with a few promotional sets in 1998, with the first Soccer Field released...

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DK The Dark Side book exclusive minifig revealed

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Dorling Kindersley has today revealed on its Facebook page that the exclusive minifig that'll grace the cover of the forthcoming book Star Wars The Dark Side will be Emperor Palpatine (in tan, not yellow as I originally thought). Yes, I know it's been the worse-kept secret ever, the book has even been found 'in the wild' somewhere, but they asked us nicely not to mention it here...

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Classic LEGO sets: 9V trains

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Metroliner

Metroliner

©1991 LEGO Group

David Graham brings us this week's installment on classic LEGO sets: The 9V trains era, from 1991-2007, is undoubtedly the most popular train era. 9V trains, as you probably already know, had a 9V motor and ran on metal rails powered by a 9V speed regulator. Unlike 12V  trains, which are all collectable and well-regarded, that's not the case with 9V trains: there is a clear...

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Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter

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Guy Himber, hot on the heals of his successful LEGO compatible "Skulls" Kickstarter is at it again and this time he is bringing Steve Jackson along for the ride with "Munchkin Bricks."   If you have never heard of Munchkin, well to put it succinctly, it is a card game of comradery, monsters, treasure, negotiation, power gaming, humor, and sudden but inevitable betrayal....

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AFOL Survey – Q2 2014 Summary

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The LEGO CEE team has just published 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 America. Other regions that represented just under 10% of the...

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Mixels competition update

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I've just taken a look at the entries to the competition in the flickr pool and I was pleased to see so many, and such a wide variety of weird and wonderful creatures. Your imagination, the versatility of the Mixels sets, and I guess LEGO in general, never ceases to amaze me! If you haven't entered yet, read the original article to find out how to, and what you can win. You have until...

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Have your Ghostbusters instructions fallen apart?

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When DrDave reviewed 21108 Ghostbusters last month he mentioned that pages had come loose from his instruction manual whilst building the set.  Given that they are 'perfect bound' like Architecture set instructions and there has never been a problem with them, I thought maybe he'd been unlucky or, admittedly unlikely knowing Dave, he'd roughly handled them or something....

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Minifigs.me offers exciting range of printed tiles

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In a bid to make sure no minifig ever goes without something they need again, UK-based Minifigs.me has just launched an extensive range of brand new custom printed tiles.  Depicting all kinds of everyday objects from credit cards and board games through to classic games consoles, these are made to cover every eventuality! With most of these direct printed tiles selling for £0.95, they’re...

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Blocks Magazine: more info

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Here's a page spread from the magazine, featuring an interview with Peter Reid, creator of the Exo-Suit. Mark, the editor, has been reading your comments to yesterday's article and has provided this information: "The magazine isn't trying to compete with websites: the intention is to bring a lot of content together in one place and to make it available to a whole new audience....

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The LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-Ray extras

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Warner Brothers UK has sent out details of the extras on The LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-Ray : The Blu-Ray will contain: Feature commentary Batman: A True Artist Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops (available to view now on YouTube) Enter the Ninjago Bringing LEGO® to Life “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along See it! Build it! Stories from the Story...

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Exclusive: Blocks magazine cover

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We first posted news about Blocks magazine a month ago and we are now just a week away from publication of the first issue. We've just been sent this picture of the cover and some sample pages that we'll trickle out over the next week, in order to build up anticipation and excitement. Here's the press release: Blocks Magazine, on sale June 19th from WH Smiths or by calling...

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