An Interesting Idea: Brownout

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I have been waiting for some good "space western" material to show up on Ideas. Firefly is off limits but that does not mean the genre has to be avoided completely and this Brownout seems to fit the bill. If the style looks a bit familiar it is, because this project is brought to you by Nick Royer formerly of "Space Troopers" and currently also working on Hyperborea. If you...

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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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Star Citizens Flock to Ideas: F7A Hornet approaching 10,000

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Last week the F7A Hornet was at 4040 support but Cloud Imperium Games, the company behind Star Citizen, which in turn is the source material for the F7A Hornet, published a request for its users to come to Ideas and show their support. In a single day the project received 3800 more support and it has enjoyed a comfortable ascent since then. At the posting of this article the project is at 9835 support. This...

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More Bionicle Information Coming On Friday

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LEGO has stated on the official LEGO Bionicle Facebook page that they'll be revealing some more Bionicle 2015 information on this coming Friday. The Brick Fan points out it could be the teaser site that we've already seen. My biggest hope would be for the first official images of some of the finalised sets. We'll likely have to wait until Friday to find out, unless of course LEGO slips...

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2014 survey results: higher NPS than Apple

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I've ended the survey, thank you to all 1990 of you that participated. You can now view the responses as they are presented by Google Forms. (Don't worry, responses to the email address question have been removed) and read all the comments in a PDF. I've crunched the numeric responses to the quantitative questions and compared them to those from the 2013 survey, (which you can see via...

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42024 Container Truck: the perfect Technic set?

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I'm catching up on building some of the Technic sets I've acquired over the last year or two, now I have room to store them following the dismantling of many of my older ones. Whilst building 42024 Container Truck it struck me that it's pretty much a perfect Technic set, and possibly the best of the year. Read on for my reasoning. This year's Technic sets have come in a variety...

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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:LEGO to unveil something special this Friday (15 Sep, 17993 views)Review: 10245 Santa's Workshop (11 Sep, 13581 views)Review: 75054 AT-AT (13 Sep, 11372 views)75050 B-Wing - The most interesting set in the world... (19 Sep, 10343 views)The Hobbit sets in stores already (15 Sep, 7296 views)New Ninjago polybag in TRU (UK)...

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Ninjago Season 1 Soundtrack Available This Month

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Ninjago's hit TV show is getting its first CD soundtrack this month. Due to be released on 30 September, the CD is available for pre-order and features 19 tracks from the first season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. For those who don't know, the Ninjago TV series features an original set of orchestral soundtracks composed by Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer. If you'd like to sample some...

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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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LEGO Inside Tour 2015 dates and price announced

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LEGO has just published details of next year's tours. There will be four tours, in May and June. The price has increased slightly to 14,500 DKK ($2500, £1500, 1900€). Registration opens at 1.00 PM on Monday 3 November 2014 (Danish time). If you want to go, you'll need to be online then and have completed registration by 1:05 to stand any chance of getting a place. Read my...

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75050 B-Wing - The most interesting set in the world...

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Today I have a rather unusual and (probably) one-off article for you. I mentioned in my review of the new AT-AT (75054) that I would not be reviewing any more of the Summer Star Wars sets, and as such this article will not be a review of 75050 B-Wing. Instead, I will be taking a look at some LEGO Star Wars trivia, which this set has more than its fair share of! While building the model it dawned...

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Classic LEGO sets: Bionicle

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On the day that LEGO is set to reveal that Bionicle is making a comeback it seems appropriate to take a look back at the original sets from 2001. This article has been written by GreenNinjaCP: Ah, BIONICLE. There was nothing quite like it. BIONICLE was like that new kid who walked into the school in that new third grade school year, beginning around August of 2001. He was not quite like all the...

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NSPCC minifig auction

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Richard over at Brick Fanatics is raising money for NSPCC. To help with this, Firestar Toys has produced ten exclusive minifigs kitted out in NSPCC running gear. They are being auctioned, with all proceeds going to the charity. It's a great cause, so head on over to Brick Fanatics and find out how you can get your hands on one. ...

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An Interesting Idea: Lovely Sailboat

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I get a big kick out of projects that make you realize..."Wait a minute, why hasn't LEGO done one of these already?" One of the better examples of this is the Lovely Sailboat. Am I wrong here? Has LEGO ever done a LEGO City era sailboat? The closest I have found is this monthly mini model build. Plenty of pirate ships to be sure, a few "castle" boats, even some windsurfing...

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Beokocka LEGO exhibit, this weekend, Belgrade

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Our friends over in Serbia are busy again putting on another show: "Over 260 sq.m of LEGO creations are waiting for you this weekend. Towers stretching metres into the air, intelligent robots, enchanted forests, scary castles, naval battles, Chima worlds, mosaics and digital creations. "Creations from well known fairy tales, great battle in Middle earth, medieval war with over one thousand...

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Santa's Workshop available now to VIPs

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Shop.LEGO.com VIPs can now order this year's Winter Village set, and buy it at brand stores. Normally I'd encourage you to do so but personally I'd hold fire until October when (a) it will be double VIP points, (b) 40106 Elves' workshop will be free with qualifying purchases, and most importantly (c) LEGO will hopefully have sorted out its affiliate tracking system because at the...

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