Avengers: Age of Ultron Sets Revealed

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of all time and the LEGO sets accompanying it have garnered great interest too. Although set names were revealed a few weeks ago it was not until the last couple of hours that images appeared in a German catalogue. There will be six sets accompanying the film, all of which can be seen here. We have listed the set names, piece...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 15

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Another mini model from the Original Trilogy joins the line-up today. The Snowspeeder has always been popular so many Star Wars fans will be delighted to see a mini version included today, even if the model could be improved upon in areas. The general shape of the Snowspeeder is very simple, but not even minifigure scale models have perfectly captured the nuances in its design, so that would...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 15

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Many apologies for the late posting of today's review. This week has not started terribly well for me, with my bus to work being 30 mins late this morning and then having to queue for 40 mins at the post office during my lunch break, when I really should be tackling the mountain of work in my in-tray. But no matter - was today's model worth waiting for? Today we have a sink unit that...

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City Advent Calendar Review - Day 15

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After the slight disappointment of yesterday things are starting to improve slightly once again today as we are joined by our second animal of the Advent Calendar: a dog. You probably already have a few of these in your collection if you are an avid collector of LEGO City. Whether or not this is the first Alsatian in your collection though there is no denying that this is an excellent mould...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 14

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Today we receive a third Tatooine related gift, a moisture vaporator. This is not in scale with the Luke Skywalker minifigure from day 13, but it looks rather attractive beside the Landspeeder from the day before in my opinion. Although most moisture vaporators on Tatooine are of the GX-8 variety, with three prongs around the central tower, a four pronged variety might also exist. As far as...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 14

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After several days of gifts relating to kitchenware, today we get our Friends' main Christmas dinner. The meal consists of drumsticks, carrots and some other vegetable (cauliflower?) and is washed down with a glass of a pink beverage, maybe pink lemonade or cherryade. It's good to get the main meal to go with the accessories and furniture that we've had in previous days though...

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City Advent Calendar Review - Day 14

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Another staple of City Advent Calendars makes an appearance today as a very simple model of a sled joins the line-up. I suppose the robber needs some kind of escape method and clearly he chose this as its colour matches that of the jewelers he is stealing from. Although this sled will add some playability to the calendar as a whole, its simplicity really leaves it lacking in detail. The combination...

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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:Review: 75060 Slave 1 (09 Dec, 14131 views)Review: 21301 Birds (06 Dec, 12756 views)Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 1 (01 Dec, 6977 views)Final LEGO Elves Set Images Arrive (07 Dec, 6215 views)2015 Set Sightings - Update #1 (13 Dec, 6164 views)Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 4 (04 Dec, 6041 views)Which minifigs...

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2015 Set Sightings - Update #1

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We have reached the time of year where 2015 sets are creeping into stores worldwide, so we thought it was about time that we updated you on their progress across the globe so far. As always it is unknown whether we will see any of the 2015 sets available worldwide in time for Christmas as they have an official release date of January the 1st, but my fingers are certainly crossed. United Kingdom Nothing...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 13

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In a twist that has surprised nobody, today's Star Wars Advent Calendar gift is a Luke Skywalker minifigure to accompany his Landspeeder from yesterday. This is a figure which has divided opinion, but it is a nice accompaniment for the speeder and has appeared in relatively few sets, so will be new to many people I am sure. I have mixed feelings about this version of Luke Skywalker in his...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 13

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I'm not one to blow my own trumpet :-) but today is actually Saint Lucy's Day, which is widely celebrated in Scandinavia (and most likely other places, so let me know in the comments if you celebrate it too!) as a festival of light in the bleak midwinter, with one special little girl being chosen to wear the crown of candles. (Everyone gets to eat tasty Lussekatter saffron buns too). So if...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 13

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I suspect we have all been anticipating this minifigure's inevitable arrival as today we take a break from truly seasonal models and add a robber to our city. Like the Police Officer this is a tradition of City Advent Calendars although for me it is not as welcome as the Police minifigure as I have no need of any more robbers really. However, this certainly improves the playability as we...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 12

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Another mini model from the Original Trilogy joins our growing collection today, and what an excellent model it is! This recreation of Luke's Landspeeder is a benchmark for what other mini models ought to look like, accurately capturing the main features of the source material while also maintaining the charming simplicity of models at this scale. This is an excellent recreation of the Landspeeder....

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 12

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As others pointed out yesterday, cooking and food are a big part of Christmas traditions and are a major theme in the Friends sets, so I guess it's no surprise that the Friends advent calendar includes gifts based on this subject. I'd say today's model continues this trend from previous days... If I knew what it was supposed to be! The saucepan is pretty self-explanatory. The accessories...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 12

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Today's gift has a wonderful familiarity to it, albeit with a modern twist. Celebrations of LEGO history are always great to see and a self referential model like this one makes for a humourous and enjoyably addition to the Advent Calendar. The wooden duck manufactured by LEGO in 1935 has become synonymous with the company's early years, and the remote controlled duck we see behind the...

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December offer from Chowren Toys

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Here's another great offer from our friends at Chowren Toys: "For our last promotion of the year we are going with $62.99 for Marvel 6869 Quinjet Arial Battle. All readers need do is enter promo code BRKSET6869 at the check-out to receive this price. There are total of 30 available and limited to 5 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will end 11:59pm (US West Coast time) on...

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Free flower cart at shop.LEGO.com?

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Ensign_dave alerted me to this offer last night which he saw at shop.LEGO.com. However when I looked, there was no sign of it. So, he sent me a screenshot which indicated that he was viewing the site on an iPad. Suspecting that it might only be shown to mobile users, I checked on my phone and tablet and, sure enough, I could then see it. However, the 'learn more' link leads to a page...

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