Blocks magazine seeks new editor

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Following the departure of Mark, a new editor is needed for Blocks magazine: Love LEGO, love writing, love to work in a creative environment? Blocks magazine could have the perfect job for you. Blocks is looking for a new editor for its monthly, worldwide magazine. Magazine experience would be an advantage, although not essential. But you must have a passion for LEGO and be able to write and...

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The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies Blu-ray to include two minifigs

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If, like me, you're Hobbit minifig complete you'll either be pleased or annoyed that there is still one more to get hold of despite the theme having ended. A Blu-Ray edition of The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies will be available with a regular Bard the Bowman minifig together with an exclusive version of Bain. In the USA it will be a Target exclusive. There's no word on availability...

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[UK] Do you own these sets?

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Dorling Kindersley is looking to borrow the following sets to photograph for a forthcoming book: 5987 Dino Compound 6080 Kings Castle (found) If you have them and they are in a good, clean, condition, and you're in the UK and can get them to London w/c 16th February either by taking them yourself or by having them picked up by courier, please contact Toby Mann at DK (toby.mann[at]uk.dk.com)....

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Top Gear Trailer in LEGO

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The trailer for the latest series of Top Gear has been given an unusual twist, with the entire thing rendered in LEGO! The style is much like that of the Exo-Suit teaser from last year which is no surprise as both were produced by Chris Salt, with models in the video created by Peter Reid, Jeremy Williams and Craig, a LEGO employee. If you watch carefully you might spot some Speed Champions...

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LEGO minifigures become real astronauts

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The International Space Station (ISS) has taken aboard its most unusual crew members yet in the form of three painstakingly recreated LEGO astronauts. The LEGO minifigures were custom made to look identical to the current crew of the ISS, right down to the correct patches and buckles, presumably as an attempt to blend in seamlessly without arousing suspicion. The custom LEGO minifigs...

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The end of the line for Modulex

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If you've been following the discussion about Modulex bricks in the forum you will have read that there was hope that they were soon to be manufactured again. Unfortunately hopes have been dashed by an announcement on the Modulex Facebook page: "We are pleased to tell that LEGO Juris A/S has acquired Modulex bricks in a mutual agreement. It has been important for the LEGO Group owner family...

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ORTCo awards, second round of voting

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The final round of voting for the 2014 LEGO Product of the Year at Outer Rim Trading Co. is now on with a choice of ten fantastic products to choose from. Vote for your favourite here. Voting closes at midnight Sunday 11 January (Australian time) and voting for Theme of the Year closes then as well. Thanks again! ...

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The Gimme LEGO Awards 2014

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As the year draws to a close, our very own DrDaveWatford has taken a look at the highs and lows of the year's releases and themes in his annual Gimme LEGO Awards. I encourage you to have a read of his interesting commentary and to vote in the Gimme LEGO Reader's Choice Award (in the page sidebar), which last year was won by 10236 Ewok Village. Which set was your favourite this year? ...

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LDraw parts library updated

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News just in from the LDraw team: "The 2014-02 LDraw Parts Update has now been released. This update includes 1005 new files in the core library, including 558 new parts and 83 new primitives. "The last few months have been an incredibly productive period as can be seen by the steepness of the history chart. Thanks are once again due to all the part authors who created or corrected...

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4th annual ORTCo awards

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Outer Rim Trading Co is once again running a LEGO awards ceremony and it would like you to participate. From its website: "2014 was another great year for LEGO toys with many fantastic products released in a number of classic and brand new themes. And what new themes! The LEGO Movie, Mixels, Disney Princess and Minecraft play sets to name a few! It's time once again to cast your vote for...

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BrickLink and CUUSOO Jointly Create a LEGO Publishing Platform

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Here's an interesting press release I received today: BrickLink MOC Shop and CUUSOO have teamed up to create a new platform that will publish custom LEGO models created by LEGO fans. Since 2000, BrickLink has facilitated the trade of bricks all around the world as a LEGO marketplace. CUUSOO Systems has previously operated what is now called LEGO Ideas (with The LEGO Group), supporting aspiring...

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HispaBrick issue 21 now available

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The latest issue of HispaBrick Magazine can now be downloaded for free. In this issue, Julian Charity, Part Design CAE engineer, explains how the new pieces used in LEGO sets are developed, and Keith David Severson will tell us something about his task in the CEE Team. We will tell you the story of LEGO Therapy and their work to help children...

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Which minifigs are most desirable?

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You may remember that last December we asked you to list your 'best LEGO sets ever' for a forthcoming Dorling Kindersley book. The book is taking somewhat longer than I expected to hit the shelves but as far as I know it's due for release sometime in 2015. Now, another book is planned which will feature the 'most desirable minifigures in existence' and DK would like your help...

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LEGO Themed T-shirts on TeeFury

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TeeFury have once again produced a pair of LEGO themed T-shirts for sale today only. One design features a red 2x2 brick and is available in navy, black or charcoal (right) while the other parodies the Classic Space logo with an X-wing orbiting the Death Star, not unlike a similar T-shirt featuring the Millennium Falcon which I have seen. Both are available here priced at a very reasonable $11...

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Black Friday Promo from Chowren Toys

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Our friends over at Chowren Toys have been in touch with another great promotion for Brickset readers: We would like to thank you for all the support from Brickset readers on our last promotion of LEGO 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard. It was quite a success! We are back again with this year’s Black Friday Special. $3.99 for LEGO Disney Sets: Toy Story 30071 Army Jeep NEW. All readers need do is enter...

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Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

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The BBC apparently think so. Having said that, the BBC News Magazine tends to publish related articles at the time that events are taking place, so personally I think they just wanted something related to the Brick 2014 show. Have a read of the article and come to your own conclusion. It's also being discussed in the forum. ...

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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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