Exo-Suit available now!

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Exo-Suit

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The moment you've been waiting for is here... It's 1st August, so Peter Reid's Exo-Suit is now available from shop.LEGO.com! Please use these links to place your order:  USA | UK | Canada ($34.99 | £29.99 | $44.99) If you need reminding what a cool set it is, read our review. If you are only thinking about buying it at this stage, I wouldn't...

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Bionicle 2015 confirmed by LEGO Shop

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Today, various LEGO fan communities lit up with a discovery on the LEGO Shop website more or less confirming Bionicle will be returning. According to Brickipedia News and a post on BZPower, if you type "Bionicle" in the LEGO Shop website's search bar, it takes you to a Coming Soon page. Searching other old themes like Atlantis doesn't go to this other page though, so it must...

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Review: 8640 Polar Helicopter

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I've been having a bit of a dilemma lately. I'm rapidly running out of space to store and display my LEGO collection. I'm sure I'm not the only one, in fact I suspect those that aren't, are in the minority here.  One reason for this is that I've been collecting Technic since I emerged from my dark ages in 1994 and now own nearly every set made from 1993 to about 2010,...

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Wall-E gets face lift, heads off to 10k

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Wall-E has been a fan favorite on Ideas almost from the beginning.  The little robot from Pixar just goes so darn well with LEGO. Wall-E campaigns have taken several setbacks in the past but with MacLane (Pixar veteran AND creator of the Cubedude) we finally have a Wall-E rocketing to the 10k mark. If you have not stopped by MacLane's Wall-E campaign in a while, make sure to do so. ...

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LEGO and Volvo partner to create 6 cylinder wheel loader

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Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

I know this isn't new news but I've just received this press release and hi-res photos of the latest flagship Technic model which is now available in Argos and will hit other UK retailers on Friday. For the first time in history, toy giant LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader.  Hitting...

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Mixels series 4 images

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BrickFanatics has uncovered some nice images of the series four Mixels which will be launched early in 2015. According to Adam over there, the images show one of each of the three tribes: "Burnard from a red fiery tribe, Globert from a dark bat-like tribe and finally Nurp-Naut from a new Spacey-themed tribe." ...

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BrickFair Virginia 2014 this week

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BrickFair Virginia, one of the largest AFOL conventions in the United States, is coming up fast (so fast I completely forgot that I should post about this at least a week ahead of time)! To those unfamiliar with the event, BrickFair is a fun convention where LEGO fans showcase their creations, attend seminars, and can purchase cool items from various vendors, all in one place. BrickFair Virginia...

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The winner of Mr Inkredible is...

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There were 568 entries in our competition to win FireStar Toys' custom Mr Inkredible and all but two got the answer correct, despite there being some debate about the hairstyle's proper name. Where I come from, it's called a mohican, so answer A was correct. Apparently in the US it's more often called a mohawk. Wikipedia states: "The mohawk (also...

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AFOLCON: First three speakers announced

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AFOLCON is the LEGO fan convention running alongside Brick 2014 at ExCel, London in November. Here's a latest announcement from the organisers: AFOLCON is very pleased to announce our first three speakers for 2014: Alice Finch - Chief Communication Office for Bricklink Guy Bagley - Chief Model Maker - LEGO Studios Windsor Keith David Severson - Senior Manager - LEGO CEE Each...

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This week's top news articles

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These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:The Tumbler press release (21 Jul, 15598 views)The Hobbit: The Lonely Mountain revealed (23 Jul, 13991 views)UCS Tumbler confirmed (20 Jul, 9551 views)Review: Minifig display frame (18 Jul, 9243 views)Review: 40109 mini MINI Cooper (19 Jul, 8008 views)LEGO SDCC 2014 exclusive announced... (16 Jul, 7343 views)SDCC: Wookiee...

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Classic LEGO sets: Classic Town Shell

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Victory Lap Raceway

This week's classic LEGO article has been contributed by Matthew, The Toymaker: Classic Town was founded in 1978. Its zenith was during the 1980s when it grew into a sprawling metropolis that continued until its star faded in the late 1990s. It lives on today of course in AFOLs’ attics and cupboards throughout the world and doubtless, in the hearts of countless others. It was a...

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CMF Series 12 line-up

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The big news to break yesterday whilst I was out was the release of the Argos catalogue in the UK and an update to their website which revealed the full line-up of series 12 minifigs. Although listed on the site, they do not appear to be available to buy as yet. The full list of figures is as follows: Battle Goddess, Dino Tracker, Fairytale Princess, Genie Girl, Hun Warrior, Jester, Lifeguard,...

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Exo-Suit signing report

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I've just got back from Bluewater after an excellent day at the Exo-Suit signing. It was fantastic to see so many of you there, so many in fact that the 50 TLM polybags I had were gone before midday. I hear there was a queue of people desperate to lay their hands on a set outside the shop at 9am when it opened. I arrived at about 10:15 so didn't see that but already there...

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Bionicle set to return in 2015

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There have been rumours of the return of Bionicle in 2015 in a couple of online forums recently. Now, GrooveBricks has posted a image of a display stand which appears to corroborate them. It shows 13 sets, 5 small and 8 larger. I wonder what this means for HERO Factory? Has Bionicle's replacement theme not been as successful as Bionicle itself? I think we can guess the answer... I...

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Introducing BrickMap

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The LEGO CEE team has recently completed a project which aimed to create an overview of the different categories and sub-categories of user-created businesses and services that positively add to, strengthen, and expand the LEGO hobby. A sizeable team of Ambassadors and other AFOLs worked with CEE to collect, analyse and organise the data and recently the output was published as an Excel sheet. A...

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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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The Hobbit: The Lonely Mountain revealed

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Here's another forthcoming set to drool over that's being unveiled at SDCC: The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain. This 866-piece set, the first to feature Smaug, comes with five minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Ori the Dwarf and Gloin the Dwarf. It will be available November/December this...

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SDCC: New set announced

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If, like me, you've spent the past 45 minutes constantly refreshing the raffle drawing thread in the forum (and if you haven't then get over there now!) you might have noticed CCC posting that a new Super Heroes set featuring Green Lantern has been unveiled at SDCC. I have to confess I initially thought it was a wind up, but it's true enough! 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro...

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FireStar Toys minifig work of art competition

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FireStar Toys has recently started printing minifigs and other items and their latest creation, Mr Inkredible is a work of art. This incredible tattooed minifig is printed on front and back, on head, torso, legs and arms and looks fantastic. We have one to give away to a lucky Brickset reader. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is to answer a simple question on...

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