It was all basic bricks in my day, part two...

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Res-Q Wrecker

Big Sal has published the second part of his series of articles which aim to debunk the commonly reported view in the media that 'it was all basic bricks in my day'.  This part examines the percentage of low-use pieces that have appeared in sets over time. As it turns out, there were more basic bricks and plates in sets of the olden days, but the number of specalised...

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Mixels series 3 starting to appear in stores worldwide

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Mesmo

Mesmo

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It does not seem like very long since the second series of Mixels became available, but the hotly-anticipated third series is now making its way into stores as well. The Mixels seem to be growing gradually more popular with each series, and no doubt the three new tribes (the Glorp Corp, Spikels and Wiztastics) will be as well received as ever. Although the release appears to be fairly patchy,...

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Blocks magazine breaks the publishing trend

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The pilot issue of Blocks has now officially sold out. There are no longer any more copies available. The official website www.blocksmag.com stopped taking orders this morning and latest figures show that WH Smiths have very few copies left on shelves across the UK. Editor Mark Guest had this to say: "Blocks has received an amazing welcome from the LEGO fan community and it was this...

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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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Review: 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer

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The Imperial Star Destroyer is a real favourite of many fans, and it is therefore no surprise to see that LEGO have at last returned to this iconic vehicle by releasing 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer. The last edition in a similar playset style was 6211 from 2006, and despite the fact that the two are based on the same source material, they vary enormously. This new version is priced at £119.99...

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The LEGO Neighborhood Book

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No Starch Press should be congratulated for providing so many AFOLs with an outlet to publish LEGO-related books. Their output is as prolific as DKs but because they are 'unofficial' books they cover a far wider range of topics and are generally more geared towards, and appealing to, adults. The latest book to be published, The LEGO Neighborhood Book -- Build your own...

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Exclusive set to be available at FAN EXPO Canada

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FAN EXPO Canada is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 28 - 31st. LEGO will have a stand there and will be offering an exclusive set for sale: "For LEGO, the event is about the fans – it’s an opportunity to engage with builders of all ages and offer a fun interactive experience that is unlike any other in Canada. Because YOU are some of the most loyal...

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August offer from Chowren Toys

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Here are details of the latest offer from Chowren Toys: "Our August Brickset promo is Pharaoh's Quest 7326 Rise of the Sphinx  for $36.99. All readers need do is enter promo code 7326BRKSET at the check-out to receive this price. There are total of 50 available and are limited to 10 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm...

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The Tumbler now available to VIPs

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The Tumbler

76023 The Tumbler is now available at shop.LEGO.com and in brand stores to LEGO VIPs. Please click on the links below to purchase. If you end up at the shop home page, log in to LEGO.com and try again. UK (£159.99) | USA  ($199.99)| Canada  ($229.99) | France (219.99€) | Germany (199.99€)   ...

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Classic LEGO Sets: Classic Town residences

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House with Roof-Windows

Here is another article on classic Town sets contributed by The Toymaker: According to the Brickset database, there were 1,199 minifigures inhabiting Classic Town. These residents shared a grand total of 12 residential properties between them, a figure which puts the often reported housing crises in London and other European cities somewhat into perspective. In reality, if that is not too tenuous...

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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:Santa's Workshop unveiled at Bricks by the Bay (09 Aug, 18062 views)Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 1 (12 Aug, 17184 views)Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 3: The completed model (14 Aug, 11854 views)Rumoured list of 2015 Star Wars sets (11 Aug, 11577 views)Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 2: Construction (13 Aug, 10703...

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New LUG forming in Wilmington, DE

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Brickset contributor TheLEGOChronicler has just moved to a new area and wants to form a LUG: "I recently relocated to Wilmington Delaware and am looking to start a new Lego User Group here. Have connected with some other AFOLs in the area and we are looking to start this coming Saturday August 23rd. To start we are going to meet at my house in Wilmington at 6:30. I am just off of...

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Images of minifig-scale Minecraft sets

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The Cave

The Cave

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Images of minifig-scale Minecraft sets 21113 The Cave and 21114 The Farm have turned up at Hamleys.com. * I guess they look much like we were expecting, blocky and basic, much like the game's graphics. Meanwhile, LEGO has just published images of the three Advent calendars and also eight of 79018 The Lonely Mountain which you'll find...

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Skockani event in Belgrade this weekend

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Serbian LUG Skockani and Delta City Shopping Mall would like to invite all LEGO fans, young and old, to visit the new LEGO exhibition at the Delta City atrium on August 16th and 17th. Shopping mall's opening hours are 10am-10pm. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy several LEGO displays created by members of Skockani - from the Wild West, via the Friends city, to Star Wars. In addition...

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DC Comics Super Heroes lineup for 2015

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Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

Website IdleHands has published a list of four sets it says will form the DC Comics Super Heroes lineup for early 2015: 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (revealed at SDCC) 76026 Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas 76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike 76028 Darkseid Invasion They are all, apparently, 'Justice League' sets. Thanks Paul N for the news. ...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 3: The completed model

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This article, the conclusion of our review of 76023 The Tumbler, contains photos of the completed model and my verdict. Is it a must-have set worth $200, or would you be better off spending that money on something else? Read on to find out if this is the model for you. article.post img { border: 1px solid #bbb; } The completed model Here are shots of the completed model from...

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PNY launches LEGO USB flash drives

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There have been numerous LEGO-brick shaped flash drives around for a while, now it seems you'll be able to buy officially licensed ones: PNY Technologies®, Inc. ("PNY") today announced a new brand licensing partnership with LEGO® Group to produce LEGO branded USB Flash Drives. This new line of USB Flash Drives will launch in multiple colors in both 8GB and 16GB options. Read...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 2: Construction

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All 1869-pieces of 76023 The Tumbler have been clicked together and the model is now complete. It's an utterly fascinating build that really pushes the limits of what's possible with LEGO. This part of my review is profusely illustrated with photos taken during construction so you can get a feel for how it goes together. Tomorrow, I will finish off with photos of the...

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Hobbit set images 'leak' from Mexican factory

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I was emailed images of three Hobbit sets (79015-7) from someone in Mexico last night. I suspect the images and/or the sets were acquired illegitimately from the factory there, so I wasn't going to add them here, but it seems that every other site has published them, so what the heck, they are now in the database. Update: We have removed them at the request of LEGO.   ...

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