SDCC: Images of new items

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Yahoo Movies has posted images of several new items to be available/on display at Comic Con. The Star Wars Ghost (right), based on the Star Wars Rebels TV series, will as previously mentioned be available to purchase at SDCC for $39.99 and will be limited to 1000 items spread across 4 days. The Unikitty figure above, from The LEGO Movie will (presumably) be the second of the...

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More SDCC News

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The Wall Street Journal has posted more information regarding the LEGO SDCC Exclusives this year. There will be four exclusive minifigures given away, one of which will be 'The Collector' from Guardians of the Galaxy (pictured). The article also mentions that LEGO will announce more than 20 different exclusive items - including limited edition sets and life size display models for film...

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Benny's Spaceship 20% off at Amazon

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Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

Decent discounts on the latest batch of LEGO Movie sets have been few and far between but today Amazon.co.uk has reduced the price of Benny's Spaceship by 20%, making it £64 rather than £80.  (Thanks jscutt for the news) It hasn't hit the magical 30% that triggers our alerts yet, but then, not much has recently. So far this year has been disappointing for Amazon...

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LEGO SDCC 2014 exclusive announced...

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The Wall Street Journal has unveiled an exclusive set to be available from LEGO at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) this year. Entitled Rocket’s Warbird, it features Rocket Raccoon and his spacecraft Warbird. It contains 145-pieces and will cost USD $39.99. I'm not familiar with the subject matter so can't really comment, but what do you think of it? Do you hope to pick up a copy? If...

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New Ideas sets images published

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LEGO has published official images of 21109 Exo-Suit and 21110 Research Centre on its server in preparation for them being sold at shop.LEGO.com. Check them out on the set detail pages 'More images' tab. In other new set news, a new Arctic 'battle pack' has been found in US brand stores. Priced at $14.99, 850932 features two Arctic minifigs, a tent and various supplies....

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SmartBrick remote control needs your support on KickStarter

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LEGO related projects are appearing on crowd-funding platform KickStarter with increasing frequency these days. It's a great way to seek funding to provide something niche to the hobby that LEGO would never do itself. SmartBrick is one such project: "SmartBrick is the next level in remote controlling your LEGO. Build more, play more, like never before. "This tiny brick of goodness...

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UCS AT-AT Approaches 10k

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The UCS All Terrain Armoured Transport is right on the precipice of 10,000 support. It is a gorgeous model of a Star Wars classic with incredible attention to detail. I am glad to see this project reach the review stage, but, like the Sandcrawler, chances are assumed to be very low for this model to reach production, at least through the Ideas platform. Thank you to "Cavegod" for...

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Reminder: Brickfête Toronto, this weekend

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Brickfête Toronto 2014, a LEGO Fan Festival for the whole family, will be held  Saturday and Sunday July 19-20, 10am to 3pm at Delta Toronto East. Tickets are available online. Exclusive tours and VIP access is available on the Friday, check the website for more information. What will we see at the event? Amazing, jaw dropping, outstanding LEGO creations...

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Legends Of Chima Season 1, Part 2 DVD review

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Fresh on the heels of our Legends of Chima DVD giveaway was its official retail release on Tuesday. Titled "Chi, Tribes, and Betrayals", the disc comprises the second half of the first season -- 10 episodes which originally aired on the Cartoon Network from September to December of 2013. I was given a copy for review, so without further ado, let's have a look! Packaging: The...

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Mixels competition winners

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The fantastic standard and high number of entries has made the judging very difficult, but after much deliberation the panel of 6 judges has made their decision... First place So, in first place, winner of Benny's Spaceship, is Captain Flex by Nicolas Bossons:   The judges said:  I love Captain Flex because he has so much character and I like how the builder...

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Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Game - Pre-order free gifts announced

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Warner Bros have today announced the free gifts due to be given away with pre-orders of the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game, due out later this year. Unusually there will be several different items available from different retailers this time: Amazon – LEGO Batgirl Keychain Best Buy – LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Digital Comic Book GameStop – LEGO Plastic...

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Chima DVD winners

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The five winners of the Legends of Chima DVD are: Rene Sarreal, Jeremiah Tabatt, Noah Carpenter, Zachary Allen Wathen, Rob Casteel Congratulations, I'll be in touch to get your addresses. The correct answer was of course, B: hippos have not yet featured in a Chima set, ravens and spiders have. BTW, I'm just waiting on one of the judges...

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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, 64473 views)Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 1 (08 Jul, 19388 views)The Exo-Suit has been revealed! (04 Jul, 14778 views)Review: 10242 MINI Cooper, part 2 (03 Jul, 14669 views)Exclusive: Exo-Suits side-by-side (05 Jul, 13964 views)Review: 21109 Exo-Suit, part 3 (09 Jul, 12959 views)Review:...

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Blocks magazine to go monthly from October

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The publisher of Blocks magazine has today announced that, from October, it will be published monthly. "Blocks magazine is going monthly from autumn 2014. The first issue of this exciting new magazine written by LEGO enthusiasts, for LEGO enthusiasts, is due to hit the shops on Thursday 23rd October." You can set up a subscription to the UK, Europe or the rest of the...

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Whirling Vines 70% off

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Whirling Vines

Amazon.co.uk is currently selling Chima Speedorz set Whirling Vines for £2.99, which is 70% off. That's about the same price as a collectable minifig for 72 parts. Even if you throw the largely superfluous Speedorz parts away you still end up with some neat mini-BURPS and other useful pieces as well as Gorzan, a great minifig for building your Gorilla tribe army. I think we can conclude,...

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Classic LEGO Sets: Hobby Sets

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Thatcher Perkins Locomotive

This week's installment on classic LEGO sets, published slightly later in the week than usual due to the Exo-Suit coverage, has been contributed by TechnicNick. Hobby Sets were an early attempt by LEGO to engage a more mature audience; they were bigger, more detailed models than previously offered, and the boxes they came in were beautifully illustrated. Think of them as the new...

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Win a Legends of Chima DVD

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LEGO: Legends of Chima – Chi, Tribes, and Betrayals Season 1 part 2 is released on DVD next Monday in the USA. We have five copies to give away, courtesy of Warner Brothers. All you have to do is answer a simple question on the competition page. Due to licensing restrictions, entry is limited to residents of the USA only: entries from other countries will be discarded. Closing date...

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Railbricks issue 15 available now

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Railbricks is an occasionally published e-magazine about LEGO trains. The latest 44-page issue is now available for download for free from the Railbricks website. There are some interesting articles in it, in particular an interview with the designers of the latest LEGO City trains. ...

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Fairy Bricks raffle update

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SirKevbags has been in touch with some Fairy Bricks Big Raffle updates.  Ticket sales now stand at £3,000 which is an amazing effort in one week. He has also given me a list of the hospitals this community effort will be supporting. The Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, UK The Naomi House & Jacksplace Children's Hospice, UK Children's Medical...

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