Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 3

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In this, the final part of my review, I complete the model and let you know what I think of it. If you haven't already done so, please read parts one and two first. The final part of the build is the claws, the protective cage for the minifig and more greebling.  One eagle-eyed reader noticed in photos of part two of the review that in my haste to build...

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Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 2

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In part one of the review I looked at the box, its contents and the instructions. I had intended to complete the review in part two but I haven't quite finished post-processing the photos as I've had other commitments this evening, including helping to run a kids' computer club at my local community centre.  This part then will cover the minifigs, the peripheral components...

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Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 1

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Thanks to the LEGO CEE team, who sent out review copies on Friday, I now have the set in hand. I'll review it in two parts: this part will cover the box and contents, and part two, which I'll post later today, the build and the model. Before I get on to the review, let's take a moment to consider what a momentous occasion the release of this set is. It's the first...

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Brickset T Shirts now available

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Is there room in your wardrobe for more LEGO-related T Shirts? If so, you can now grab yourself an official Brickset T Shirt from Zazzle! I ordered one for myself and I'm impressed with the quality so I'm making them available to all.  Two designs are available, one with blue lettering for light coloured shirts and one with white for dark shirts.  The only...

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TeeFury T Shirt winners

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Yesterday's competition to win one of ten TeeFury shirts attracted 587 entries and all but five people got the answer right. The answer was, of course, c: Jawas live on Tatooine. I've run a database query to pick ten correct entries at random, and the winners are... Bill Murphy, USA David McCarrhy, UK Brian Larson, USA Andrew Marmot, UK Charles...

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Christchurch Brick Show, 12-13th July

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The Christchurch Brick Show 2014 will take place on July 12th-13th, at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. The show will exhibit amazing LEGO models for all age groups in the amazing new hangar of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands...

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Ipswich Brick Event, 12-13th July 2014

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Brick Events and members from QLUG (Queensland LEGO User Group) based in Queensland Australia are holding the Ipswich Brick Event over the weekend of  12th & 13th July 2014 at the Ipswich Civic Centre, Corner  Limestone & Nicholas Street, Ipswich, opening hours are from 0900 to 1630 Saturday & from 0900 to 1530 Sunday. The Ipswich Brick Event will feature many exhibits...

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Win today's TeeFury T-Shirt

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Today's TeeFury T-Shirt is a cool LEGO/Star Wars mash-up. The design, Plastic Debris by Letter_Q, depicts Jawas carrying bits of minifigs and other LEGO scrap. As always, it's available for 24 hours only at a cost of $11 plus a few dollars worldwide postage. Thanks to the kind folk at TeeFury, we have ten shirts to give away to Brickset readers! All you have to do to...

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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:More Exo-Suit goodness... (05 Jul, 37511 views)The Exo-Suit has been revealed! (04 Jul, 12456 views)Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 2 (03 Jul, 10393 views)Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 1 (02 Jul, 9256 views)Exo-Suit teaser, with video (01 Jul, 8432 views)Alatariel reveals and reviews her official Research Institute set...

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More Exo-Suit goodness...

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Pete has kindly provided us with more of Bluemoose's excellent photos of the Exo-Suit. Update: two more pictures have been added below. Important note: Mark Stafford (as lego_nabii) has been providing some background information on the development of the set on Reddit. The most important thing he states is "This is currently a single production run - I'm not sure of the...

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Exclusive: Exo-Suits side-by-side

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Peter Reid has sent me this image showing his version and the 'official' version of the Exo-Suit side-by-side. The main difference, which you'll notice at first glance, is that it's a lot taller. The need to use robust ball and socket joints for the feet and leg joints looks to be the main reason for that, as the body appears to be much the same size.  There's plenty...

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The Exo-Suit has been revealed!

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OMG -- I am blown away! The animation is fantastic! GREEN classic space minifigs! The LEGO Ideas blog provides no further information or images, hopefully they'll be forthcoming later today. For now, then, we will have to make do with this one. Last Friday LEGO published revised instructions for the Ecto-1 on their customer services page and eagle-eyed member OscarWRG spotted that...

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Exo-Suit: the final teaser

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By all accounts the Exo-Suit should be revealed in all its glory later today. Pete posted this final teaser image on flickr yesterday which, once again, doesn't give much away. The caption clams there'll be 'more information in 12 hours'... I reckon when we do finally get to see it we will all be 'blown-away'! ...

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Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 2

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The 1077-piece 10242 MINI Cooper was announced at the beginning of June and will be available to VIPs in a couple of weeks at a cost of US$99.99, £74.99, €89.99, then to everyone else in August.  I've now built my review copy so what follows is a photo-intensive review of the parts, the construction, and the finished model. Before I start... For those of you in...

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Review: 5002812 Classic Spaceman Minifigure

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With the release of Peter Reid's Exo-Suit fast approaching, LEGO appear to be increasing their focus on Space themes, and as such have released a promotional set to build anticipation. Space is perhaps more popular than ever at the moment following the excitement surrounding Benny and his Spaceship (set 70816) and thus 5002812 Classic Spaceman Minifigure is bound to be popular. This is perhaps...

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Another Exo-Suit teaser

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Another Exo-Suit teaser has surfaced, this time in the German store calendar for August. It doesn't give much away, does it... The set will be available from August 1st online and in brand stores except at Bluewater in the UK where it'll be available a week early: Designer Pete Reid will be at the store signing boxes on 26th July.  Via TheBrickFan ...

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Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 1

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10242 MINI Cooper has just arrived at Brickset Towers, thanks to the LEGO CEE team. Despite it being swelteringly hot outside, I'm indoors slaving over a hot camera and keyboard to bring you this first online review. It's a tough job but someone has to do it... Actually, I haven't got very far: part one will cover the box and the contents only. I'll build the set tomorrow...

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ItLUG Lecco 2014, July 19-20, Lecco, Lombardy, Italy

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ItLUG, the Italian LEGO user group is hosting a display later this month in Lecco: The event will take place on a week-end, July 19 and 20 2014 at the Lecco "Politecnico di Milano" branch, in Lecco (Lombardy). We have (at the moment) 118 exhibitors, mainly from Italy but also from Switzerland and Germany. It will be open to the public and we hope to have a good time and be able to show...

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