Blocks magazine: out now!

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The first issue of Blocks magazine should be on the shelves in WH Smiths today. Several people reported seeing it yesterday, some in the comic section, some in the models section, so you may have to hunt for it. I don't have my copy yet and I don't suppose my tiny WHS will be stocking it. So, if you have yours already let us know what you think of it. Not in the UK? You can order...

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LEGO Minifigures Online: the first 15 minutes of play

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Whatever technical problems I experienced earlier have been resolved and I've been able to play the game. I'm not a regular games player any more (not since Quake), didn't play Universe and haven't even seen any of TT's LEGO games, so I'm no expert, but here are my impressions of the first 15 minutes of play. After choosing your initial team of three minifigures, your...

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LEGO Minifigures Online open beta has commenced

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LEGO Minifigures online has now entered its open beta phase and can be played by anyone with a LEGO ID. I downloaded and installed it last night. The first time I ran it it downloaded a massive update that took over an hour on my 5Mbps broadband connection. This morning it starts up, and I can log in, but it gets to this screen, attempts to download something at full-throttle for 15 minutes...

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Minifigure display cases available again at Chowren Toys

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Jason at Chowren writes "We have restocked more LEGO minifigure display cases and would like to offer them again at 30% off to all readers of Brickset. The prices have already been adjusted to $21.00 each so no promo codes are required for them. We have red 16-minifigure cases and blue 16-minifigure cases  available. There are 28 available for each color this time with no limits,...

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The LEGO Movie available now

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The LEGO Movie is available today in the USA and Canada and can be ordered from Amazon. Here are links to the edition you need to buy to get the Vitrivius minifig, for $35: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca Update: It's also available from shop.LEGO.com in the USA. Three editions are available: special edition ($24.99), Blu-Ray combo pack ($29.99) and Everything is Awesome edition ($39.99).   ...

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Mixels competition update

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I've just taken a look at the entries to the competition in the flickr pool and I was pleased to see so many, and such a wide variety of weird and wonderful creatures. Your imagination, the versatility of the Mixels sets, and I guess LEGO in general, never ceases to amaze me! If you haven't entered yet, read the original article to find out how to, and what you can win. You have until...

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Classic LEGO Sets: Adventurers

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One of the great things about this series of articles on classic LEGO sets is that it's inspired so many people to contribute to it. Today Brickset member SprinkleOtter, aka Allan, writes about Adventurers sets: In this article, we will be taking a look at one of my all-time favourite themes: Adventurers. Why Adventurers, and not a more mainstream theme, you may ask? The answer is simple:...

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Have your Ghostbusters instructions fallen apart?

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When DrDave reviewed 21108 Ghostbusters last month he mentioned that pages had come loose from his instruction manual whilst building the set.  Given that they are 'perfect bound' like Architecture set instructions and there has never been a problem with them, I thought maybe he'd been unlucky or, admittedly unlikely knowing Dave, he'd roughly handled them or something....

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Minifigs.me offers exciting range of printed tiles

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In a bid to make sure no minifig ever goes without something they need again, UK-based Minifigs.me has just launched an extensive range of brand new custom printed tiles.  Depicting all kinds of everyday objects from credit cards and board games through to classic games consoles, these are made to cover every eventuality! With most of these direct printed tiles selling for £0.95, they’re...

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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:MINI press release (04 Jun, 15059 views)First images of set 10242 MINI Cooper MK VII (04 Jun, 10087 views)Review: 70816 Benny's Spaceship, part 1 (02 Jun, 9517 views)Review: 75048 The Phantom (09 Jun, 9514 views)Review: 70816 Benny's Spaceship, part 2 (03 Jun, 8768 views)Next LEGO Ideas set revealed (03 Jun, 8007 views)Classic...

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Vitruvius minifig

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The 'Everything Is Awesome' edition of the The LEGO Movie DVD/Blu-Ray is not officially out yet but that hasn't stopped one US supplier that specialises in selling US discs to the UK from shipping them already. Forum member timelash received his copy today and has sent us these images of the Vitruvius minifig that's packaged with it. My copy is on order, so...

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Blocks Magazine: more info

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Here's a page spread from the magazine, featuring an interview with Peter Reid, creator of the Exo-Suit. Mark, the editor, has been reading your comments to yesterday's article and has provided this information: "The magazine isn't trying to compete with websites: the intention is to bring a lot of content together in one place and to make it available to a whole new audience....

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The LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-Ray extras

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Warner Brothers UK has sent out details of the extras on The LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-Ray : The Blu-Ray will contain: Feature commentary Batman: A True Artist Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops (available to view now on YouTube) Enter the Ninjago Bringing LEGO® to Life “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along See it! Build it! Stories from the Story...

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LEGO Lightsabers reaches 10K

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This pair of sabers has had a respectable journey to 10k.  These sabers reflect the proud tradition of FOLs using LEGO to recreate, in life size detail, their favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy props and are the first project in this vein to reach 10,000. This is, in my opinion, the best shot to date for a Star Wars Ideas/Cuusoo project to become an actual product as it diverges greatly from the...

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Exclusive: Blocks magazine cover

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We first posted news about Blocks magazine a month ago and we are now just a week away from publication of the first issue. We've just been sent this picture of the cover and some sample pages that we'll trickle out over the next week, in order to build up anticipation and excitement. Here's the press release: Blocks Magazine, on sale June 19th from WH Smiths or by calling...

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Friends in Space competition

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When you're done entering our Mixels building competition, try your hand at this one at Rebrick: The social bookmarking community, LEGO ReBrick, is currently hosting a “Friends in Space” competition, which is open for submissions until August 8th. Participants can enter by building space-themed creations using primarily LEGO Friends bricks and elements.  Entries can be...

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Classic LEGO sets: Forestmen

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Here's another look at classic LEGO from yesteryear, courtesy of Daniel, The LEGO Chronicler: The Classic Castle era of LEGO was a period fairly bristling with amazing sets.  Today for our nostalgic look back at some classic sets your collection should contain, I would like to draw your attention to a fabulous sub-theme that is now so old that even its only re-boot (why only one LEGO!)...

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