Adult LEGO user research project

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As part of an adult LEGO user research project, a specially formulated on-line survey has gone live today to learn more about AFOLs and casual LEGO users. The findings will be shared with the LEGO community and will influence how the CEE team allocate their resources in 2016. And, because this is not just another survey, anyone taking part has the opportunity to win LEGO prizes! Yes, this is a first....

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40% off ALL No Starch LEGO books

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No Starch Press is offering 40% off all its LEGO books, paper and digital, from today until Sunday, November 23. We've reviewed quite a few of them this year and they are all highly recommended. They cover all aspects of the hobby, from Mindstorms to Steampunk, so you're bound to find something of interest. At checkout, use coupon code CLUTCH to receive 40% off your order. ...

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LEGO Movie 2 'will feature more female characters'

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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The LEGO Movie, have told the BBC, in an article published yesterday, that they will create more female role models for the sequel, perhaps as a result of the success of Frozen: "You can feel that the whole movie culture is now starting to wake up to the fact that half the audience are women," Lord said. "Frozen is reflective...

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United Bricks UV printer Kickstarter

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United Bricks, a UK based custom minifigure producer that specialises in military minifigures, wants to buy a UV printer, and it wants you to help fund it via Kickstarter. In return for your pledge of £8 or more, you'll get a choice of WW2 soldiers. If that sounds like something you'd like to help with, head on over to Kickstarter and pledge today! ...

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Build your own Batmobile

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If you didn't get to SDCC this year to grab a Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile and don't fancy paying the going rate on eBay, you can now build your own thanks to these instructions that have been produced by jsutton who has reversed-engineered it and used LDraw (or similar) to produce them. Thanks James! ...

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Tropical fish models from ReefScape

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British company Tropical Marine Centre is offering a range of fifteen custom LEGO models of tropical fish for sale. They'll be available later this month exclusively at branches of Maidenhead Aquatics which you often see in garden centres as well as stand-alone stores. They've been designed by Bright Bricks and just 500 of each model will be available. Bright Bricks also made a large ReefScape...

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MSC cruise ships to feature LEGO playrooms

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This is not something I'd normally write about but the following press release contains interesting information, right at the end: MSC Cruises has announced a partnership with LEGO Group to bring LEGO-themed playrooms on its ships. Separate kids club offerings will be available for different groups including a supervised DUPLO Play Pen for children under five, free time play for children...

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Dropship kit on Kickstarter

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Ichiban Toys is offering their next custom kit, a dropship, on Kickstarter. Normally it sells kits via its website but this "is an experiment in pre-funding a new kit. We want to use Kickstarter as a platform to generate interest in a new kit to essentially guarantee success in each of our new kits. This allows us to offer our customers more ambitious kits with less risk - overall keeping our...

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Own a rare Hobbit acrylic brick

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Fairy Bricks is auctioning off a rare TT Games acrylic The Hobbit brick: This is a perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this item. These acrylic bricks are only given to employees of TT Games if they have made a significant contribution to the production of one of their published LEGO titles. Luckily for us, Carl Greatrix is a Senior Model Designer at TT and a good friend of Fairy...

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BBC Collectaholics looking for LEGO collector

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I received this from Georgia Smith who works for the producers of the BBC TV Collectaholics programme: "We are currently producing the second series of Collectaholics for BBC2, a primetime show presented by antiques expert Mark Hill which explores people’s passion for collecting. We are looking for enthusiastic collectors of Lego to feature on the programme. The programme explores why...

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Kickstarter: Bricks of the Mouse Guard

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Guy Himber is at is again with his crowd funded "Crazy Bricks." This time around the subject is Mouse Guard, an avant-garde comic series set in a world much like our Earth but instead of humans being around, you have sentient mice. Not giant Mickey mice, but your standard scale mice with minimal physical anthropomorphism. It is certainly an interesting read and the art is quite phenomenal....

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Creations for Charity sale starts today

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The annual fundraising initiative to raise money to buy LEGO sets for underprivileged children has started today and we are happy to help promote it. From now until the end of November, you can buy custom LEGO creations which have been built and donated by fans. More will be added throughout the sale and if you'd like to donate a creation you can do so before November 15 by visiting creationsforcharity.org...

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LEGO planning reality TV show

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According to The Guardian, "After The LEGO Movie, watch out for the LEGO reality TV show. The Danish toymaker is following the global success of its foray into Hollywood films with a move into TV next year." Jill Wilfert, LEGO vice-president of global licensing and distribution, says that LEGO is "exploring some reality competition show formats, which is new for us: the idea of becoming...

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Kickstarter for LEGO Compatible Breadboard

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Not exactly a ground breaking Kickstarter but at least that way you know it is almost guaranteed to deliver. Basically this Kickstarter is a circuit breadboard that can mount to LEGO compatible bricks. I know there are are lots of FOLs out there that like to integrate their passion for LEGO with Electronics as well as a lot of Tech types that like to use LEGO for the mechanical side of their...

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A new LEGO Batman movie in the works...

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The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that the character of LEGO Batman from The LEGO Movie is to get his own on-screen spin-off. Warner has also reserved several slots over the next few years for more LEGO films. The Ninjago film is scheduled for 23rd September 2016, while the date of 26th May 2017, which had previously been allocated to The LEGO Movie's sequel, is now likely to be used...

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NYCC LEGO panel about to begin

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Our man at the show, TheLegoChronicler, has sent us a couple of images from NYCC. As you can see the booth is totally devoted to Bionicle so those hoping that something more exciting was going to be revealed are likely to be out of luck. Post-presentation update from TheLegoChronicler: Available January 1st. It's a reboot, not a continuation. Not all toa will be same price point;...

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It's official: LEGO Jurassic World sets due next year

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Yesterday, Universal announced that the LEGO group is a licensing partner for next year's Jurassic World movie: UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS & LICENSING BUILDS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LEGO GROUP AS MAJOR TOY LICENSEE ON JURASSIC WORLD LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 7, 2014—Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) today announced that The LEGO Group will create original LEGO products...

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Our LEGO shop data is currently out of date

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At the beginning of September LEGO made some changes to the back-end systems behind shop.LEGO.com. Unfortunately it caused a lot of things to go wrong, or stop working. Some, like affiliate tracking, have now been resolved, but the product feed is still faulty. We pull the feed in, which contains all products for sale at shop.LEGO.com, overnight and use it to populate the database, to create lists...

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