Review: 40107 Ice Skating

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The second of this year's free winter-themed sets, 40107 Ice Skating, will be given away over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend with purchases over a certain threshold from shop.LEGO.com and in brand stores. We've been sent some of this set to prepare for a competition that we'll be launching this Friday in which you'll have a chance to win some great prizes. Before that kicks...

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40090 Halloween Bat: Trick or Treat?

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There’s not long now until All Hallows' Eve, so today I’ll be reviewing the 2014 Halloween offering from LEGO: 40090 Halloween Bat, which continues the new style of seasonal sets featuring cute brick-built characters that began earlier this year with 40085 Valentine Bear and 40086 Easter Rabbit. This will be the first review in a series looking at the seasonal sets that are currently...

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Review: Minecraft 21115 The First Night

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The second Minecraft set that LEGO kindly sent us to review is 21115 The First Night which features a building complete with pigsty, Steve, a Creeper and a pig. Stylistically, it's similar to The Farm that we reviewed yesterday and in fact there's a nice surprise related to it that's revealed at the back of the instructions, as you'll see later. Here's the front of the...

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Review: Minecraft 21114 The Farm

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The new range of minifig-scale Minecraft sets are now starting to appear on shelves across the world and will be available from shop.LEGO.com next week, on November 1st. LEGO has kindly sent us two sets to review: 21114 The Farm and 21115 The First Night. Let's start off with The Farm... Let me start off by saying that I know next to nothing about Minecraft and have never played it. However...

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Review: 21110 Research Institute

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A second batch of Research Institutes has just made its way into brand stores so now would seem like a good time to post a review, written by guest reviewer FlagsNZ: This set was almost a complete sell out within days of being released in August. I have felt that a set review was overdue and I hope that I can write an objective appraisal for a set that created quite a bit of discussion during the...

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42024 Container Truck: the perfect Technic set?

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I'm catching up on building some of the Technic sets I've acquired over the last year or two, now I have room to store them following the dismantling of many of my older ones. Whilst building 42024 Container Truck it struck me that it's pretty much a perfect Technic set, and possibly the best of the year. Read on for my reasoning. This year's Technic sets have come in a variety...

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Dareth vs. Nindroid

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Dareth vs. Nindroid is a polybag that's currently available in Toys R Us in the UK. It's a TRU exclusive and free when you spend £25 on Ninjago, or £4.99 otherwise. This is despite the back clearly stating, in five languages, that it's 'not for sale'. Components are made in Denmark, Mexico and China. I'm fairly sure that Dareth's legs and torso are made...

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Review: Shell/Ferrari tanker, garage, finish line

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To conclude my review of the new Shell/Ferrari polybags, I'll take a look at the tanker, the garage and the finish line. These are currently available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau and we can exclusively reveal that it's 'highly likely' that the promotion will begin in the UK in November, in the run-up to Christmas. More information will follow when we have it. 40196 Shell...

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Review: Shell/Ferrari sets

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An anonymous benefactor has provided us with a set of the new Shell/Ferrari sets to review. I'll take a look at the four cars today, then the garage, finish line and petrol tanker tomorrow. The sets are currently available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau, I believe. There are rumours they'll hit the Netherlands, where Shell has its headquarters, in the next month or so. The seven...

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Review: 41049 Panda's Bamboo

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To conclude my survey of the new Friends Animals series 6 sets, here's a quick look at the third one, 41049 Panda's Bamboo, which like all the others, contains an animal and a small habitat. The animal in this one is of course a panda. It's not exclusive to this set, but buying this set is the cheapest way to acquire one. It also appears in 41038 Jungle Rescue Base along with a monkey,...

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Review: 75054 AT-AT

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There are few more iconic vehicles than the AT-AT, and it is therefore not at all surprising that LEGO have released yet another version of this mammoth vehicle. 75054 is the second largest of the Summer wave of LEGO Star Wars sets, priced at £109.99 or $109.99 and containing 1138-pieces. When images of this set initially emerged, I and many others were disappointed to see that it looked very...

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Review: 41048 Lion Cub's Savannah

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The second of the three Friends Animals series 6 sets features a lion cub in a tree. The lion cub part is not new though, having first appeared as an orange-brown tiger in series 4's 41042 Tiger's Beautiful Temple. An identical lion cub to this one is included in full-size Friends 41059 Jungle Tree Sanctuary. Nevertheless, if like me, the only Friends sets you buy are these Animals...

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Review: 41047 Seal's Little Rock

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Series 6 of the Friends Animals bags has reached the stores in the UK bringing us three more collectable scenes featuring new animals. I understand that series 5 has been difficult to find in North America so I don't know if that's a sign that they are not selling well and are thus not being distributed widely there. That's certainly not the case in the UK where they seem to fly off...

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Review: 10245 Santa's Workshop

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The unveiling of the latest Winter Village set has become an anticipated annual event. Ever since the release of Set 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop back in 2009, LEGO have released a further set in the series each and every year. This year’s offering is Set 10245 Santa's Workshop, and thanks to the LEGO Community Engagement & Events (CEE) Team, we’ve managed to get our hands on a...

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Mixels Reviews

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Many thanks to CapnRex101 for his reviews of the third series of LEGO Mixels. Here are the links to all three reviews (one for each tribe) for convenience. Mixels Series 3: Glorp Corp Mixels Series 3: Spikels Mixels Series 3: Wiztastics The next Brickset Mixels Building Competition is due to start at the end of next week, so stay tuned for updates! ...

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Mixels Series 3: Wiztastics

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In the third and final of our Mixels reviews we take a look at the Wiztastics, which are undoubtedly my favourite tribe of series three. These practitioners of magic live on the road in a garish magic tent according to the Mixels website. Just as in previous series, the Mixels are priced at £2.99 or $4.99, and they are available now to purchase. 41524 Mesmo Mesmo is my favourite...

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Mixels Series 3: Spikels

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In the second of our reviews of the three new Mixels tribes, we take a look at the Spikels, a group of playful characters who live in the Spiky Desert, as one might expect I suppose. They reportedly like having fun despite their outwardly harsh appearance, and their favourite hobbies include dancing, chatting and hugging. They sound like a nice bunch don't they? As ever the Mixels are priced...

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Mixels Series 3: Glorp Corp

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The third series of the ever-popular Mixels series is available from today and as such, we will be bringing you reviews of all three tribes over the next few days. They are still priced at £2.99 or $4.99, which I think is a good price. The first of these tribes is the Glorp Corp, a group of swamp based creatures who each appear to secrete significant amounts of goo, which certainly gives them...

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Review of 71007 Series 12 Minifigures

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WhiteFang over at Eurobricks has posted his review of the new Series 12 minifigures, scheduled for an October release.  Kris M has also written in to let us know that they were able to purchase 8 packs yesterday in Canada. The distribution of each figure in the review box was the following: 4 Wizards 3 Hun Warriors 3 Fairytale Princesses 5 Video Game Guys 4 Battle Goddesses 5...

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Review: 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer

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The Imperial Star Destroyer is a real favourite of many fans, and it is therefore no surprise to see that LEGO have at last returned to this iconic vehicle by releasing 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer. The last edition in a similar playset style was 6211 from 2006, and despite the fact that the two are based on the same source material, they vary enormously. This new version is priced at £119.99...

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