2015 Friends sets

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Heartlake Lighthouse

Images of next year's Friends sets emerged last night after my bedtime. After their jungle adventure the girls are back in Heartlake City looking after animals, running pizzerias and getting their hair done. The stand-out set is definitely the lighthouse, although where in the world do they paint their lighthouses white and pink? The hot air balloon is an interesting concept but the balloon...

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Blocks announces Chris Pearce is joining the editorial team

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Chris is one of few LEGO fans not to have experienced a dark age – he’s been playing with LEGO for his entire life and hasn’t taken his foot off the gas for a moment. As licensed themes came into LEGO, so did he, so he’s grown up with them in addition to the much loved standard Castle and City sets. To this day, licensed themes including Star Wars, Super Heroes and Lord of...

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Review: 21110 Research Institute

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A second batch of Research Institutes has just made its way into brand stores so now would seem like a good time to post a review, written by guest reviewer FlagsNZ: This set was almost a complete sell out within days of being released in August. I have felt that a set review was overdue and I hope that I can write an objective appraisal for a set that created quite a bit of discussion during the...

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2015 Elves sets

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Naida's Epic Adventure Ship

Overnight, images of four sets from the new theme for 2015, Elves, emerged, courtesy of just2good. This is the third range of sets to feature minidolls which suggests that, despite what we AFOLs who'd rather have minifigs think of them, they are popular with the target audience. While they will not be to everyone's taste it looks as if, like other minidoll sets, they are chock-full of...

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Changes to news articles

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I've made a few tweaks to news article publication in response to the survey: The weekly round-up is now in its own category so if you don't want to see them you can remove the category from your news preferences page. It's now possible to remove all the news categories from that page, including the 'Brickset' category, so if you don't want to read anything I write,...

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Mixels competition update

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Our series three build-an-alternative 'Max' Mixel competition is in full swing: you still have just under two weeks to enter, until 19th October. Read the rules and how to do so. The judges this time will be myself, DrDaveWatford (GimmeLEGO), Caperberry (New Elementary), SirKevbags (Fairy Bricks), Lucy (LostInTranslation), Rocao and new recruit GreenNinjaCP (Mixels Wiki). There have been...

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2015 Creator sets

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Finally, we've beaten just2good to a 2015 image reveal :) Images of four of next year's Creator sets have turned up at the back of a PDF instruction manual: a go-kart, a parrot, a dragon and a car transporter. I'm a fan of Creator animals so it's great to see that we'll be getting at least two new ones next year. The parrot looks great, doesn't it... Thanks Brick Builder...

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2015 City images

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Snowplough Truck

Tonight's video from Just2Good shows us what we can expect from the January release of City sets. It is a known issue that there are several sets missing, and we can apparently expect a sequel video in due course. We will aim to get up-to-date with adding the past few batches of 2015 images to the database over the next day or two. As before, you can see them right away in the video below. Let...

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Hey You Guys! Goonies Approaches 10,000

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The Inferno is currently a little more than 200 support from 10,000. Personally, if I got to pick a Goonies project to get produced, I would go with Skeleton Scare by the same creator as I feel it is a better representative of the "treasure quest" narrative that permeates my memory of the film. That said, the mass appeal of pirate ships cannot be denied. The Inferno will be joining,...

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro polybag found

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Electro

NuffSaid1996 over at Eurobricks has discovered an eBay listing for an Electro polybag for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that we haven't seen before. No indication of how to get it or if it's exclusive to any region. If any Brickset members know how to get hold of one of these, let us know in the comments! Edit: It was pointed out on Eurobricks that this was given out at Kids Fest. It's probably...

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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:2015 The LEGO Movie sets (28 Sep, 11193 views)Classic LEGO sets: Eateries (27 Sep, 9327 views)42024 Container Truck: the perfect Technic set? (21 Sep, 7769 views)Speed Champions images (30 Sep, 7706 views)75060 UCS Slave I Revealed (04 Oct, 7415 views)2015 DC Super Heroes sets (29 Sep, 7060 views)Is LEGO a victim of its...

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75060 UCS Slave I Revealed

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The next set in the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series, the highly anticipated Slave I has tonight been unveiled at BrickCon in WA, USA. Recommended for ages 14+, the Slave I comprises 1,996-pieces, and will retail for US $199.99, CA $229.99, DE 199.99€, UK £169.99 and DK 1699.00 DKK, and be available from 1st January 2015. There will be four minifigures included: Boba Fett, Bespin...

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Our LEGO shop data is currently out of date

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At the beginning of September LEGO made some changes to the back-end systems behind shop.LEGO.com. Unfortunately it caused a lot of things to go wrong, or stop working. Some, like affiliate tracking, have now been resolved, but the product feed is still faulty. We pull the feed in, which contains all products for sale at shop.LEGO.com, overnight and use it to populate the database, to create lists...

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2015 Chima images

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Flinx’s Ultimate Phoenix

just2good continues to trickle out 2015 images via video and imgur. Tonight it's Legends of Chima. It seems there are 5 regular sets and 4 'battle packs' containing 3 minifigs. I guess these will be the £7.99/$9.99 replacements for the legend beasts. It's interesting that no details have emerged about Speedorz sets although there are supposedly three set numbers allocated...

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British LEGO Ltd. - The Early Years (1960-65)

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I am honoured to publish what I hope is the first of many articles on the early years of LEGO history written by Gary Istok. Gary is a world renown expert on the subject who has published a 2000-page LEGO Collectors' guide, which can be purchased and downloaded from here. You can also download a sample chapter. The date of January 25, 1960 was a Monday. And rarely do we know what happened on...

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BrickCon is this weekend, too

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It's a busy weekend in the LEGO events calendar. As well as GWBS in the UK, BrickCon 2014 takes place this weekend at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall in Seattle, WA. The theme this year is "INVASION!". View thousands of models created by adult LEGO hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO parts at the Building Zone! Purchase current,...

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Great Western Brick Show, this weekend

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The Great Western Brick Show takes place at the STEAM museum, Swindon, this weekend. I, and many others from Brickset, will be there. I'll probably be on the Blocks magazine stand for some of the time so if you're visiting come and say hello. If you requested a Brickset name badge you can collect it from the admin area just inside the main hall. If you haven't already done so, I strongly...

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