Free LEGO with the Mail starting this weekend

Posted by ,

The Daily Mail website has today confirmed that the free LEGO promotion starts this weekend. "...on Saturday they can help Wyldstyle battle one of evil Lord Buisness’ Micro Mangers from THE LEGO MOVIE. Then on Sunday they can join Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Mikey as he raises some shell’s with his turtle power. "And there’s another fabulous FREE LEGO toy...

Continue reading »

LEGO horror icons return

Posted by ,

Here's a press release from our friends over at Minifigs.me: Do you know what your LEGO is up to in the night? Are you sure all your little minifigs are behaving themselves? Custom LEGO makers Minifigs.me are hoping to add a little jeopardy to your toy-chest with their second series of custom-printed horror minifigures, depicting seven more iconic horror characters. With names like ‘Pincushion’,...

Continue reading »

Rumoured list of polybags in the next Daily Mail Promotion

Posted by ,

Brick Fanatics has reported that the next Daily Mail promotion will run from 20th - 27th September. The polybags said to be included are the following: 30310 City Arctic Scout 30265 Legends of Chima Worriz Fire Bike 30271 TMNT Mikey’s Mini Shellchaser 30264 Legends of Chima Frax Phoenix Flyer (subject to change) 30227 City Police Watercraft 30281 The...

Continue reading »

Reminder: Exo-Suit signing at Bluewater tomorrow

Posted by ,

Just in case you've forgotten, Peter Reid will be at Bluewater tomorrow from 12 - 4pm signing Exo-Suit boxes. If you see me, come and ask 'Are you Huw from Brickset?' and I'll give you a TLM poly (while stocks last). And, if you see Andy from MinifigForLife say hi to him too. He's also doing 'a fun friendly giveaway, no promises and no hassle': a salvage team pauldron (pictured...

Continue reading »

Want personalised number plates for your MINI?

Posted by ,

Here's a great idea that I've just seen on Twitter: minifigs.me is producing custom number plates suitable for the Mini, or for any other vehicle for that matter. You can pick from various sizes of tile including 1x4, and for £3.99, you'll receive two white and two yellow ones printed with the registration of your choosing.  It looks as if only UK-style plates are available...

Continue reading »

Benny's Spaceship 20% off at Amazon

Posted by ,
Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

Decent discounts on the latest batch of LEGO Movie sets have been few and far between but today Amazon.co.uk has reduced the price of Benny's Spaceship by 20%, making it £64 rather than £80.  (Thanks jscutt for the news) It hasn't hit the magical 30% that triggers our alerts yet, but then, not much has recently. So far this year has been disappointing for Amazon...

Continue reading »

Blocks magazine to go monthly from October

Posted by ,

The publisher of Blocks magazine has today announced that, from October, it will be published monthly. "Blocks magazine is going monthly from autumn 2014. The first issue of this exciting new magazine written by LEGO enthusiasts, for LEGO enthusiasts, is due to hit the shops on Thursday 23rd October." You can set up a subscription to the UK, Europe or the rest of the...

Continue reading »

Whirling Vines 70% off

Posted by ,
Whirling Vines

Amazon.co.uk is currently selling Chima Speedorz set Whirling Vines for £2.99, which is 70% off. That's about the same price as a collectable minifig for 72 parts. Even if you throw the largely superfluous Speedorz parts away you still end up with some neat mini-BURPS and other useful pieces as well as Gorzan, a great minifig for building your Gorilla tribe army. I think we can conclude,...

Continue reading »

Blocks magazine update

Posted by ,

The editor of Blocks has been in touch to say that the magazine sold out at the majority of branches of WH Smiths this week. Additional stock has been sent out today so if you're still on the lookout for it, you can hopefully find it now. Clearly this has demonstrated that there is a market for such a publication, so with luck we'll see more issues in the future. Update: The magazine...

Continue reading »

Blocks magazine: some thoughts

Posted by ,

The first issue of Blocks magazine has been released at WHSmith today, and as such, I thought it might be worth bringing you a quick overview of it. Let me begin by stating that if you are on the fence about whether to pick this up, I thoroughly recommend that you do. There are so many aspects to collecting LEGO, that it must have been very challenging to condense it all into a single magazine....

Continue reading »

Blocks magazine: out now!

Posted by ,

The first issue of Blocks magazine should be on the shelves in WH Smiths today. Several people reported seeing it yesterday, some in the comic section, some in the models section, so you may have to hunt for it. I don't have my copy yet and I don't suppose my tiny WHS will be stocking it. So, if you have yours already let us know what you think of it. Not in the UK? You can order...

Continue reading »

Architecture Studio to be available in Europe, at last

Posted by ,
Architecture Studio

The Architecture Studio box of white and clear bricks that was released in the USA last year will be available in Europe later this year. Several people have reported seeing it in the Summer shop at home catalogue, priced at £150 in the UK. The set contains 1210 pieces and a large book of architectural inspiration. It's a lot of money for what is effectively a box of basic bricks (see...

Continue reading »

New sets at shop.LEGO.com

Posted by ,
The Milano Spaceship Rescue

Today, 1st June, sees the release of dozens of new sets at shop.LEGO.com in the UK and Europe: Duplo, Minecraft, Ghostbusters, Creator, Friends, Mixels, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Arctic, Trains, Chima, Agents, Ninjago and The LEGO Movie. 40108 Balloon Cart is now free with all orders over £50. See everything that's new on our shopping page. ...

Continue reading »

The End is nigh...

Posted by ,
Micro World - The End

I've just returned from my local Smyths and was pleased to see they now have new Arctic, Agents, Star Wars, Ninjago, Friends and, surprisingly, Minecraft The End. A few of them are listed in their product feed that we use for the buy pages here, and the rest should be added over the next few days. I couldn't believe the prices of the new Star Wars sets and the size of the boxes: the AT-AT was £110...

Continue reading »

Free polybags in the Mail from today

Posted by ,

The Daily Mail promotion starts in the UK today with 30302 Spider Glider. I have no idea in which comic or movie the vehicle appears in, do you? The Spider-Man figure is nothing special, it's the same as that in every recent Spider-Man set.  Still, not a bad set, and for the price of the paper, a pretty good deal compared to the crazy prices people are charging on eBay.   ...

Continue reading »

Discounts at Smyths Toys

Posted by ,

It's been rather slow for news over the last few days so, now that the May the 4th promotions at shop.LEGO.com have ended, I thought I'd highlight some of the current savings to be had at Smyths Toys in the UK. You can see everything they have discounted on our Buy LEGO in the UK page. Here are the highlights: At least 20% off virtually all the Star Wars sets they stock, including...

Continue reading »

Free polybags with the Daily Mail in May

Posted by ,

BrickFanatics has posted that the next Daily Mail polybag giveaway starts on May 10th. The sets are said to be: Saturday 10th: Spider Glider (30302) Sunday 11th: Super Secret Police Enforcer (30282) Monday 12th: Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (30246) Tuesday 13th: Creator Transport Plane (30189) Wednesday 14th: City Police ATV (30228) Thursday 15th: Star...

Continue reading »