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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BrickFanatics launches forum

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RIchard over at BrickFanatics has just launched a new LEGO forum. Richard says "I feel [that] for the website to continue to grow we need to interact more with our readership, plus with the impending re-launch of the Amabassador programme, we felt to be classed as an online LUG we require somewhere for you guys to post your views and opinions." It's a phpBB-based system which are popular...

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Is LEGO a victim of its own success?

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Several Canadian websites (Huffington Post, Toronto Star) have today reported that there's a 'shortage of LEGO' in the country and many independent retailers have had orders cancelled or reduced. The success of The LEGO Movie has been partly to blame, apparently. Clearly this is not good news for the shops affected given the likely demand for LEGO in the run-up to Christmas and the effect...

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Research Institute to make a comeback?

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The shop.LEGO.com (US) page for the Research Institute has been updated recently with the following message: "We apologize, but this item is not currently available on shop.LEGO.com. Limited quantities may be available in October in LEGO Stores." So, there's hope for you yet if you don't have it, and can get to a US brand store. In Europe, it's still marked as 'sold out'. Thanks...

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More Bionicle Information Coming On Friday

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LEGO has stated on the official LEGO Bionicle Facebook page that they'll be revealing some more Bionicle 2015 information on this coming Friday. The Brick Fan points out it could be the teaser site that we've already seen. My biggest hope would be for the first official images of some of the finalised sets. We'll likely have to wait until Friday to find out, unless of course LEGO slips...

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Ninjago Season 1 Soundtrack Available This Month

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Ninjago's hit TV show is getting its first CD soundtrack this month. Due to be released on 30 September, the CD is available for pre-order and features 19 tracks from the first season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. For those who don't know, the Ninjago TV series features an original set of orchestral soundtracks composed by Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer. If you'd like to sample some...

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LEGO Inside Tour 2015 dates and price announced

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LEGO has just published details of next year's tours. There will be four tours, in May and June. The price has increased slightly to 14,500 DKK ($2500, £1500, 1900€). Registration opens at 1.00 PM on Monday 3 November 2014 (Danish time). If you want to go, you'll need to be online then and have completed registration by 1:05 to stand any chance of getting a place. Read my...

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