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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LEGO horror icons return

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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’,...

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Rumoured list of polybags in the next Daily Mail Promotion

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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...

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Reminder: Exo-Suit signing at Bluewater tomorrow

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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...

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Want personalised number plates for your MINI?

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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...

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Benny's Spaceship 20% off at Amazon

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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...

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Blocks magazine to go monthly from October

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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...

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Whirling Vines 70% off

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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,...

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Blocks magazine update

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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...

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Blocks magazine: some thoughts

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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....

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Blocks magazine: out now!

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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...

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Architecture Studio to be available in Europe, at last

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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...

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New sets at shop.LEGO.com

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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. ...

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The End is nigh...

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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...

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