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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Dareth vs. Nindroid

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Dareth vs. Nindroid is a polybag that's currently available in Toys R Us in the UK. It's a TRU exclusive and free when you spend £25 on Ninjago, or £4.99 otherwise. This is despite the back clearly stating, in five languages, that it's 'not for sale'. Components are made in Denmark, Mexico and China. I'm fairly sure that Dareth's legs and torso are made...

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An Interesting Idea: Typewriter

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Lots of people talk about how big a LEGO Ideas project can legitimately get, but few ever discuss how small they can be. That is why today I bring you the Typewriter. The build is quite lovely and though the part count and size is low, it demonstrates excellent technique. Please consider supporting this project for its elegance if nothing else. Just 150 more supporters and this project will qualify...

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Mixels series 3 building competition

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Mixels series 3 have been out for a couple of weeks now so it's time to launch our third Mixels building competition! Once again, we have some fantastic prizes lined up: First prize: 4000010 LEGO House, 5002144 Dareth vs. Nindroid and 5001121 BR minifigure Second prize: 4000010 LEGO House Third prize: 5002144 Dareth vs. Nindroid, 5001121 BR minifigure plus a handful of other polybags. In...

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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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Free tickets for BrickCon

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Our friends over at Chowren Toys have some tickets to give away: "As a GOLD sponsor of this year's BrickCon, we are giving away 20 FREE pairs of tickets to the Public Exhibit at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. The tickets also include free First Class Mail shipping within the United States. "The tickets are good for October 4th from 10am to 4pm or October 5th from 9am to 3pm....

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