Bionicle 2015 news

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Super-sleuth Gatanui has found this image on the LEGO server that will be used on the product page there. It shows a mask of some sort, so I suspect Bionicle fans will be pleased to see that the theme appears to be returning to its roots, rather than brains, spinning discs and other (not so) collectables. (via BZPower/Eurobricks). ...

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Blocks magazine recruits a doctor

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The Blocks magazine team has just announced another signing: Brickset ambassador and Gimme LEGO blog author Dr Dave Watford. Dr Dave is a LEGO collector, blogger, builder and first and foremost, a lifelong fan. His in-depth knowledge and collection of older LEGO sets mean he’s perfectly placed to regularly dip into the archives and provide you with a look at some...

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Win a ticket to New York ComicCon

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As you might have read elsewhere, LEGO is planning to announce a brand new theme on the first day of this year's New York ComicCon. Some sites are conjecturing that it will be the re-launch of Bionicle and while that fits with the comic theme of the event, it's not exactly new, is it? We have five entry tickets to give away so you can attend the LEGO panel at 1pm on the 9th of October...

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I'm back from my travels...

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I'm back in the UK now after my trip to Ontario and upstate NY. The purpose of the visit was to deposit my oldest daughter at Queens university in Kingston for 4 months of study following her masters, as part of an overseas study exchange programme. We flew to Toronto, then drove anticlockwise round Lake Ontario, taking in Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes area (Corning and Watkins...

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Blocks gets fanatical

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With launch day fast approaching Blocks Magazine has just announced another signing to its growing team: Adam White is the latest LEGO expert to join the team. Adam has thoroughbred credentials in the LEGO world and it is an honour to have him as part of the Blocks crew. Raised on Castle and City sets, Adam lives plastic bricks, and like most, experienced a small dark age before being...

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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:75060 UCS Slave I pictures revealed (02 Sep, 34138 views)A new Elves theme for 2015? (28 Aug, 12336 views)Review of 71007 Series 12 Minifigures (01 Sep, 11402 views)2015 Pirate set names and prices revealed (27 Aug, 10773 views)More 2015 set details (28 Aug, 9981 views)Second 2014 Review Starting Soon, First Review Results...

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Blocks magazine now to be sold in the US

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Following the release of a very successful pilot issue in WHSmith stores, The team at Blocks have announced via their Facebook page that the magazine will also be available in the US. This will commence from the publication of issue one in late October. The magazine will be available in Barnes & Noble stores in the US as well as in WHSmith stores in the UK. Hopefully that will...

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Helicarrier Taking Off and Speculation on Review Contenders

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The Helicarrier in LEGO Ideas overtook the Marble Maze as the top project yesterday and is now less than 150 votes from 10,000.  This set is well placed to be the first project for the September-December Review.  The Helicarrier will also be the first project to reach 10,000 that was uploaded after Cuusoo became Ideas.  Given that they can hold their current support rates, other projects...

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Bricktober sets revealed

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Neonape has found images of the four Bricktober exclusive sets which will be available from Toys R Us in the US, and Canada (I believe), this October. The sets are being referred to as 'Mini Modulars', though unfortunately they are on a different scale to the previously released 10230 Mini Modulars. Based on previous years we can assume that there will be one set available for...

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Mixels Reviews

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Many thanks to CapnRex101 for his reviews of the third series of LEGO Mixels. Here are the links to all three reviews (one for each tribe) for convenience. Mixels Series 3: Glorp Corp Mixels Series 3: Spikels Mixels Series 3: Wiztastics The next Brickset Mixels Building Competition is due to start at the end of next week, so stay tuned for updates! ...

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Mixels Series 3: Wiztastics

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In the third and final of our Mixels reviews we take a look at the Wiztastics, which are undoubtedly my favourite tribe of series three. These practitioners of magic live on the road in a garish magic tent according to the Mixels website. Just as in previous series, the Mixels are priced at £2.99 or $4.99, and they are available now to purchase. 41524 Mesmo Mesmo is my favourite...

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75060 UCS Slave I pictures revealed

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The long awaited images of 75060 UCS Slave I have finally been revealed, unusually late for what will presumably be the Autumn Star Wars UCS model. These images were posted by just2good on his YouTube channel and will be followed by more high resolution images later. For now though, enjoy poring over the images we have so far: It appears to include 1996 pieces and five Minifigures,...

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Mixels Series 3: Spikels

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In the second of our reviews of the three new Mixels tribes, we take a look at the Spikels, a group of playful characters who live in the Spiky Desert, as one might expect I suppose. They reportedly like having fun despite their outwardly harsh appearance, and their favourite hobbies include dancing, chatting and hugging. They sound like a nice bunch don't they? As ever the Mixels are priced...

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Be in the Next LEGO Ninjago Music Video

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Ninjago fans! The Fold, the band behind the theme music for LEGO Ninjago, is hosting a neat opportunity over the next couple of days where you have the opportunity to be in their music video for the upcoming song "Spinning Out In Color"! All you have to do is take a quick video of yourself spinning around wearing the color of your favorite ninja. You can watch the full announcement of this...

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Mixels Series 3: Glorp Corp

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The third series of the ever-popular Mixels series is available from today and as such, we will be bringing you reviews of all three tribes over the next few days. They are still priced at £2.99 or $4.99, which I think is a good price. The first of these tribes is the Glorp Corp, a group of swamp based creatures who each appear to secrete significant amounts of goo, which certainly gives them...

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Review of 71007 Series 12 Minifigures

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WhiteFang over at Eurobricks has posted his review of the new Series 12 minifigures, scheduled for an October release.  Kris M has also written in to let us know that they were able to purchase 8 packs yesterday in Canada. The distribution of each figure in the review box was the following: 4 Wizards 3 Hun Warriors 3 Fairytale Princesses 5 Video Game Guys 4 Battle Goddesses 5...

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New products at shop.LEGO.com

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It's the first of the month which invariably means there are new products available at shop.LEGO.com. Unfortunately I don't know exactly what they are because I'm writing this article in the middle of August, ahead of my trip to Ontario and upstate NY. Mixels series 3 are due to be launched today, and looking at the list of unreleased 2014 sets the...

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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: 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer (20 Aug, 19312 views)Classic LEGO Sets: Classic Town residences (17 Aug, 10481 views)The LEGO Neighborhood Book (19 Aug, 9467 views)2015 Pirate set names and prices revealed (27 Aug, 9132 views)Second 2014 Review Starting Soon, First Review Results Pending (25 Aug, 9072 views)More...

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