Speed Champions press release

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LEGO published a press release yesterday to announce next year's Speed Champions sets: "Beginning from March 2015, builders of all ages, with fuel in their veins, can now create the speeding-bullet cars at home. The LEGO Group has now announced its partnership with the three automobile manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche resulting in a new, high-speed product line for building the...

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Shell promotion starts today in the UK

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The latest Shell promotion, featuring seven new models that we reviewed in September (here and here) has started today in the UK: "Get down to your nearest Shell station today, simply fill up with £30 or more of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded or Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel and you can pick up one of the four Ferrari car models or two LEGO® playsets for just £1.99 each. There...

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An Interesting Idea: Civilization: Beyond Earth Worker Mech

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The Civilization: Beyond Earth Worker Mech is about as ideal as you could hope for in project execution: An attractive model that is well scaled with wide potential appeal, even to those unfamiliar with the source material. An excellent model photo with great lighting, angle, and focus. Clear branding to express the subject matter, to those that would be influenced by it. Additional graphics...

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Toy Retailers Association names the Dream Toys for 2014

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Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

The TRA has published its list of Dream Toys 2014: those it reckons will be most popular over the Christmas period, which probably means they will soon be in short supply. Benny's Spaceship is on it, so now would be a good time to grab one if you haven't already done so. It's currently 40% off at Amazon.co.uk at just £47.99 which is a bargain! Read more at BBC News. Thanks to...

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AFOLCON: registration closes on Friday

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Here's the latest information from the show organisers: "Can you believe it's only a few weeks until the show? We're rapidly planning everything and getting your AFOLCON goodies together - but we have some important news. There are still some AFOLCON tickets available, but AFOLCON registration CLOSES this Friday the 7th November "After that, it's done - there will be...

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The Hobbit: 27% off at Amazon

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The Lonely Mountain

If you're frustrated at the poor availability of the new The Hobbit sets at Argos, Amazon is currently selling them at 27% off, which I'll suggest, is the best discount you'll get this side of Christmas. So, as they've not hit the magic 30% discount, they haven't appeared in our alerts but you can see them all on the Buy LEGO in UK page, along with everything else that's...

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[UK] The Tumbler now available online

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The Tumbler

A couple of months after its initial release, it seems The Tumbler is now readily available at shop.LEGO.com. It's been on the shelves in brand stores since August but it's only just popped up online. Not sure what the problem was, but it's good news if you haven't yet grabbed a copy. ...

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3-for-2 on toys at Argos

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Argos is running another 3-for-2 offer on toys until next Tuesday, so now would be a good time to grab The Hobbit and Minecraft sets. As you can see from this morning's BargainWatch alert, Amazon has reduced prices by 33% on some sets to match. ...

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More 2015 images

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Racing Bike Transporter

Thanks to the same German website, we now have a complete set of images for 2015 City, Friends, Pirates (Treasure Island added) and Ninjago (Jay's Electromech added). All that's missing now are Mixels, a couple of Elves and a few others. [Note to webmasters: when republishing this article or images, please have the courtesy to acknowledge that you found out about them here.] ...

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More 2015 Creator images

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Future Flyer

Future Flyer

©2015 LEGO Group

A German toy shop website has published images of all the 2015 Creator sets, including 31036 Toy and Grocery store, one we didn't have a name for, 31035 Beach House, and one we didn't know about 31034 Future Flyers, which might just be the best of the bunch. [Note to webmasters: when republishing this article or images, please have the courtesy to acknowledge that you found out about them...

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CMF series 13 list

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A list of the minifigs in series 13 has been published by a German toy website and has been translated by Robert8 on Eurobricks: Galaxy Trooper Alien Trooper Evil Wizard King Goblin Lady Cyclops Snake Charmer Paleontologist Carpenter Hot Dog Guy Sheriff Samurai Disco Diva Unicorn Girl Fencer Egyptian Warrior Pictures of the unicorn girl and snake charmer...

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The LEGO Movie minifigure edition released next week in the UK

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Better late than never, I suppose: The LEGO Movie is being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray next week packaged with the exclusive Vitruvius minifigure. However it's unfortunate that Warner's marketing department has seen fit to try and fleece the British public by 'forcing' us to buy it twice: it should have been available with the minifig when the discs were first released, like it...

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LDraw viewer now in place

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Last week I mentioned that Legolijntje was working on indexing and uploading LDraw versions of official sets to the Brickset database. In the comments to that article, nicola80, author of a plug-in for displaying LDraw models in your browser, offered to assist getting it working here at Brickset to enable those of you that don't have LDraw installed to view them. Work on it is almost complete...

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BRICKRACK LEGO display system

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Here's a cool product for displaying your LEGO creations on the wall that's produced by a company in the USA: "The BRICK RACK panel was created to display LEGO sets, Minifigures and LEGO creations. Each BRICK RACK panel features unique, custom grooves designed just for your LEGO bricks. Just slide them in and start building! "Our BRICK RACK Model 7 can display up to 175 Minifigures,...

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Build your own Batmobile

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If you didn't get to SDCC this year to grab a Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile and don't fancy paying the going rate on eBay, you can now build your own thanks to these instructions that have been produced by jsutton who has reversed-engineered it and used LDraw (or similar) to produce them. Thanks James! ...

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Kicks and Bricks, Belgium, 22-23 November

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The Brickmine has informed us about a forthcoming event in Belgium organised by LEGO club OLBC: "The event is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of November in CC. Palethé, Jeugdlaan 2, 3900 Overpelt. "It's about 1000m². There wil be a special show called LEGO by night, a Minifigure displays, a lot of LEGO creations, kids play and build area, LEGO statues, selling new and...

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Free stuff at Toys R Us

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The half-decent promotions at Toys R Us (UK) continue this month with a free City coin bank (40110) with purchases of City sets over £35, and a free Friends phone stand (40112) with purchases of Friends sets over £35. (Thanks Andrew). Furthermore, it seems you'll receive a £15 voucher with each £100 spend. Also, we've learned that TRU in Denmark, Norway and Sweden...

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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:Second Christmas set revealed (20 Oct, 15518 views)Review: Minecraft 21115 The First Night (23 Oct, 13105 views)Review: Minecraft 21114 The Farm (22 Oct, 12502 views)Mixels competition winners (28 Oct, 7922 views)Own a rare Hobbit acrylic brick (26 Oct, 6768 views)Jurassic Park Returns to Ideas (24 Oct, 6739 views)An Interesting...

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