November offer from Chowren Toys

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Jason at Chowren has another great offer lined up for you this month: "A few months back we heard about the Mirkwood Elf Guard being offered at some US retail stores for $3.99. We thought how great it would be if we could offer the same deal to everyone. Well, it took us some time to get the quantity together, but we are happy to announce that our November 2014 Brickset promo is $3.99 each...

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LEGO Ideas Results

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The results of the latest LEGO Ideas review have just been posted. Interestingly, two sets will be produced from this review period, which will be Birds and the Big Bang Theory. We are also informed that LEGO are still 'considering' the Doctor Who sets, which sounds to me like they are pretty likely to be announced at a later date. You can see the video below, and there's a discussion...

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Tags: a new way to search the database

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Today, I have introduced a feature to the site that is long overdue: set tags. Tags can now be assigned to sets which will make them easier to find, and easier to view lists of related sets. In essence, this is an extension of the current 'tags' in the database for theme, sub theme and year, the difference being that sets can have an unlimited number of tags and they are assigned by you:...

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Amazon's c.30% sale continues

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B-Wing

Amazon continues to offer deep discounts on a huge number of sets in response to the Argos 3 for 2 offer. You can see everything that's been reduced on our Amazon discounts page. Sadly, The Hobbit sets are no longer available but this year's B Wing, at just £28 (44% of RRP) seems like a particularly good bargain. It probably won't be available for much longer though... ...

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United Bricks UV printer Kickstarter

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United Bricks, a UK based custom minifigure producer that specialises in military minifigures, wants to buy a UV printer, and it wants you to help fund it via Kickstarter. In return for your pledge of £8 or more, you'll get a choice of WW2 soldiers. If that sounds like something you'd like to help with, head on over to Kickstarter and pledge today! ...

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Brick Mania Antwerp, 15-16 November

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Next weekend, 15-16 November BeLUG will put on its biggest event of the year: Brick Mania Antwerp at Waagnatie Expo & Events, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerp. The event will be spread across 2000 sq. m and will feature a large city and pirates layouts, a truck trial course (bring your trial truck), great ball contraptions, trains and Star Wars. There will also be shops selling new and second hand...

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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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