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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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 3: The completed model

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This article, the conclusion of our review of 76023 The Tumbler, contains photos of the completed model and my verdict. Is it a must-have set worth $200, or would you be better off spending that money on something else? Read on to find out if this is the model for you. article.post img { border: 1px solid #bbb; } The completed model Here are shots of the completed model from...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 2: Construction

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All 1869-pieces of 76023 The Tumbler have been clicked together and the model is now complete. It's an utterly fascinating build that really pushes the limits of what's possible with LEGO. This part of my review is profusely illustrated with photos taken during construction so you can get a feel for how it goes together. Tomorrow, I will finish off with photos of the...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 1

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This 1869-piece model of The Tumbler, revealed in a press release published a couple of weeks ago, will be available to VIPs next Monday for US$199.99 / £159.99 / 199.99€. We've been sent one to review ahead of its release. It arrived about an hour ago, so no, I haven't built it yet, but I have taken pictures of the box, parts and minifigures which I'll...

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Review: 8466 4x4 Off Roader

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What's the next number in this sequence: 853, 8860, 8865, 8880, 8448, ...?  They are the first five Technic 'super cars', sets that are revered by fans and spoken about in hushed tones. The first was released in 1977 and the last in 1999, but what happened to 'super cars' after that? In 2000, 8458 Silver Champion, the first of the 1:8 Formula 1 cars,...

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Review: 8444 Air Enforcer

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Recently I've highlighted three old Technic sets from my collection that are cool, interesting or groundbreaking, and which you might not be familiar with. Today I've chosen one that is none of these: in fact it might just be the worse Technic helicopter ever. In 1998 Technic took a turn for the worse and would not return to its former glory until 2005. I believe the main reason for...

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Review: 8299 Search Sub

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I am continuing to dismantle my old Technic sets to make room for new ones, and while doing so, picking one or two of the more interesting models to photograph and briefly review. 8299 Search Sub from 1997 was a groundbreaking Technic set: it was the first to come with a CD-ROM featuring step-by-step instructions and video animations of the set in action. At least, that's what I think it contained: I...

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