LEGO Birds signing event at Bluewater this Saturday

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Tom Poulsom will be at the store in the afternoon signing LEGO birds boxes. For some reason the event has not been well publicised but the stores.LEGO.com page provides this information: "Come to the LEGO Store Bluewater next Saturday 24th January, 12-2pm, and meet the LEGO IDEAS designer Tom Poulsom. Get to know how Tom made his ideas a reality by developing the LEGO IDEAS Birds project." ...

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Argos catalogue out now

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The new Argos Catalogue was launched at the weekend and as we know it contains most of the January releases. It also lists sets that'll be available in the next few months, so confirms release dates and provides prices and brief descriptions. February: Mixels series 4 March: Elves, Marvel Super Heroes, Pirates, Speed Champions. A digital version of the catalogue is available online...

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[UK] Still hunting for Elsa's Ice Castle?

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Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle

It's back-ordered until the end of February at shop.LEGO.com and personally I've not seen it on the shelves in any shops yet. However I did manage to buy one at the weekend in Argos. Argos' new catalogue is published on Saturday but as you may have read last week, many new products have been added to its website already. So if you're trying to get hold of one, I suggest you reserve...

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Argos now stocking 2015 sets

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Slightly ahead of the launch of their 2015 spring/summer catalogue, Argos has listed many of this year's sets on their website and some are available for immediate pickup at branches. As their website doesn't have an easy way to see what's new, you will probably find our list of new items at Argos helpful. Update (10/01): All new items have been removed from the Argos product feed...

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[UK] Christmas train ornament: free in brand stores from Thursday

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Christmas Train Ornament

According to LEGO.com: FREE Exclusive Christmas Tree Ornament! "Visit your local LEGO Store from 18th to 24th December and get hold of a magical LEGO Christmas tree ornament! Spend £25 or more from 18th to 24th December and get a FREE Christmas tree ornament. Collect a new one each year! Only available at your local LEGO Store!" Thanks to HangedSanchez for the news. ...

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Amazon's c.30% sale continues

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B-Wing

Amazon continues to offer deep discounts on a huge number of sets in response to the Argos 3 for 2 offer. You can see everything that's been reduced on our Amazon discounts page. Sadly, The Hobbit sets are no longer available but this year's B Wing, at just £28 (44% of RRP) seems like a particularly good bargain. It probably won't be available for much longer though... ...

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Shell promotion starts today in the UK

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The latest Shell promotion, featuring seven new models that we reviewed in September (here and here) has started today in the UK: "Get down to your nearest Shell station today, simply fill up with £30 or more of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded or Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel and you can pick up one of the four Ferrari car models or two LEGO® playsets for just £1.99 each. There...

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Toy Retailers Association names the Dream Toys for 2014

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Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

The TRA has published its list of Dream Toys 2014: those it reckons will be most popular over the Christmas period, which probably means they will soon be in short supply. Benny's Spaceship is on it, so now would be a good time to grab one if you haven't already done so. It's currently 40% off at Amazon.co.uk at just £47.99 which is a bargain! Read more at BBC News. Thanks to...

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The Hobbit: 27% off at Amazon

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The Lonely Mountain

If you're frustrated at the poor availability of the new The Hobbit sets at Argos, Amazon is currently selling them at 27% off, which I'll suggest, is the best discount you'll get this side of Christmas. So, as they've not hit the magic 30% discount, they haven't appeared in our alerts but you can see them all on the Buy LEGO in UK page, along with everything else that's...

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[UK] The Tumbler now available online

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The Tumbler

A couple of months after its initial release, it seems The Tumbler is now readily available at shop.LEGO.com. It's been on the shelves in brand stores since August but it's only just popped up online. Not sure what the problem was, but it's good news if you haven't yet grabbed a copy. ...

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3-for-2 on toys at Argos

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Argos is running another 3-for-2 offer on toys until next Tuesday, so now would be a good time to grab The Hobbit and Minecraft sets. As you can see from this morning's BargainWatch alert, Amazon has reduced prices by 33% on some sets to match. ...

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The LEGO Movie minifigure edition released next week in the UK

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Better late than never, I suppose: The LEGO Movie is being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray next week packaged with the exclusive Vitruvius minifigure. However it's unfortunate that Warner's marketing department has seen fit to try and fleece the British public by 'forcing' us to buy it twice: it should have been available with the minifig when the discs were first released, like it...

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Free stuff at Toys R Us

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The half-decent promotions at Toys R Us (UK) continue this month with a free City coin bank (40110) with purchases of City sets over £35, and a free Friends phone stand (40112) with purchases of Friends sets over £35. (Thanks Andrew). Furthermore, it seems you'll receive a £15 voucher with each £100 spend. Also, we've learned that TRU in Denmark, Norway and Sweden...

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Minifigs.me releases 'Brick Flicks' range

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Custom minifig-maker Minifigs.me has been busy creating a range of film stars for the book Brick Flicks by Warren Elsmore, where they're used to recreate iconic scenes and posters from films spanning almost every genre. You can now buy many of them from their website. I've been provided with two minifigs, based on characters from a popular Disney film, to review. See pictures after the break. Both...

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New Christmas products from minifigs.me

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If you're looking for something different to give the LEGO fan who has everything this Christmas, minifigs.me's selection of seasonal items might fit the bill. Nick and Caroline have produced some excellent custom printed minifigs and tiles, including 'Bad Santa', 'Pantsaclaus' and embarrassing jumper minifigs, and a range of tiles printed with letters to Santa, Christmas...

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3-for-2 on toys at Argos starting tomorrow

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At last, a decent sale: Argos is offering 3 for 2 on all toys including LEGO, starting tomorrow. You can reserve online tonight then pick up tomorrow, to ensure that you secure what you're after. With luck Amazon will follow suit and offer 33% off LEGO too, in which case we should see a long 'Bargain Watch' article posted on the home page sometime tomorrow. ...

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Daily Mail promotion starts today

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Just in case you need reminding, the free LEGO with the Daily Mail offer starts today and runs until next Saturday. Buy a Mail, take the voucher from inside to WHS or TRU in the UK (other places in Ireland) and you'll be given a free polybag. Today it's 30281 Micro Manager Battle which we reviewed in February. ...

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Free LEGO with the Mail starting this weekend

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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 Business’ 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 every...

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