Brick Like Me to air next weekend

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The Simpsons LEGO episode Brick Like Me will get its first airing in the UK on SKY 1, Saturday 9th August at 7:30pm. "All is not as it seems in the cartoon classic's milestone 550th episode when Homer wakes up in a world made entirely out of LEGO pieces." Thanks to Leon for the tip-off. View the video trailer after the break... ...

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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:The Tumbler press release (21 Jul, 21215 views)The Hobbit: The Lonely Mountain revealed (23 Jul, 17324 views)Exo-Suit available now! (01 Aug, 12546 views)UCS Tumbler confirmed (20 Jul, 10373 views)Exo-Suit signing report (26 Jul, 8771 views)SDCC: Wookiee Gunship revealed (22 Jul, 8208 views)Classic LEGO sets: Classic Town...

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New items at shop.LEGO.com

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Although there's a 'What's New' section at shop.LEGO.com, it's pretty much impossible to actually see what's new at this time of year because it shows just about everything that's been released this year. For this reason, we have a New at shop.LEGO.com listing at Brickset that you can access via the green Buy menu. It looks like the release of a...

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Review: 8839 Supply Ship

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I'm working my way through dismantling my large collection of Technic sets in order to reduce the space they take up, and thus make room for more (like the new Volvo Wheel Loader). I'm keeping the ones I really like assembled -- the cranes, diggers, helicopters and so on -- but before I break up the others, I'm taking the opportunity to photograph and comment on some of the more notable...

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Architecture Studio launch event report

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Yesterday evening LEGO hosted an event to mark the release of 21050 Architecture Studio in Europe at the brand store, Shepherd's Bush, London. Myself and a couple of other Brickset staff members went along to the press session at 6:30pm. The session was hosted by Finn Williams, Urban Designer and founder of Common Office who spoke briefly about the design process...

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HispaBrick lssue 20 now available

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Issue 20 of the best LEGO magazine out there, HispaBrick, can now be downloaded for free from the HispaBrick website. Lluis Gibert, one of the editors, writes: "In this issue, Keith David Severson, Senior Manager for the CEE Team explains the restructuring and the future of the new ambassador program. We will tell you about the new project of the CEE Team, The LEGO Ecosystem,...

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Exo-Suit available now!

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Exo-Suit

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The moment you've been waiting for is here... It's 1st August, so Peter Reid's Exo-Suit is now available from shop.LEGO.com! Please use these links to place your order:  USA | UK | Canada | Germany | France ($34.99 | £29.99 | $44.99 | 34.99€ ) If you need reminding what a cool set it is, read our review. If you are only thinking...

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Bionicle 2015 confirmed by LEGO Shop

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Today, various LEGO fan communities lit up with a discovery on the LEGO Shop website more or less confirming Bionicle will be returning. According to Brickipedia News and a post on BZPower, if you type "Bionicle" in the LEGO Shop website's search bar, it takes you to a Coming Soon page. Searching other old themes like Atlantis doesn't go to this other page though, so it must...

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Review: 8640 Polar Helicopter

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I've been having a bit of a dilemma lately. I'm rapidly running out of space to store and display my LEGO collection. I'm sure I'm not the only one, in fact I suspect those that aren't, are in the minority here.  One reason for this is that I've been collecting Technic since I emerged from my dark ages in 1994 and now own nearly every set made from 1993 to about 2010,...

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Wall-E gets face lift, heads off to 10k

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Wall-E has been a fan favorite on Ideas almost from the beginning.  The little robot from Pixar just goes so darn well with LEGO. Wall-E campaigns have taken several setbacks in the past but with MacLane (Pixar veteran AND creator of the Cubedude) we finally have a Wall-E rocketing to the 10k mark. If you have not stopped by MacLane's Wall-E campaign in a while, make sure to do so. ...

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LEGO and Volvo partner to create 6 cylinder wheel loader

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Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

I know this isn't new news but I've just received this press release and hi-res photos of the latest flagship Technic model which is now available in Argos and will hit other UK retailers on Friday. For the first time in history, toy giant LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader.  Hitting...

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Mixels series 4 images

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BrickFanatics has uncovered some nice images of the series four Mixels which will be launched early in 2015. According to Adam over there, the images show one of each of the three tribes: "Burnard from a red fiery tribe, Globert from a dark bat-like tribe and finally Nurp-Naut from a new Spacey-themed tribe." ...

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BrickFair Virginia 2014 this week

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BrickFair Virginia, one of the largest AFOL conventions in the United States, is coming up fast (so fast I completely forgot that I should post about this at least a week ahead of time)! To those unfamiliar with the event, BrickFair is a fun convention where LEGO fans showcase their creations, attend seminars, and can purchase cool items from various vendors, all in one place. BrickFair Virginia...

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The winner of Mr Inkredible is...

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There were 568 entries in our competition to win FireStar Toys' custom Mr Inkredible and all but two got the answer correct, despite there being some debate about the hairstyle's proper name. Where I come from, it's called a mohican, so answer A was correct. Apparently in the US it's more often called a mohawk. Wikipedia states: "The mohawk (also...

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AFOLCON: First three speakers announced

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AFOLCON is the LEGO fan convention running alongside Brick 2014 at ExCel, London in November. Here's a latest announcement from the organisers: AFOLCON is very pleased to announce our first three speakers for 2014: Alice Finch - Chief Communication Office for Bricklink Guy Bagley - Chief Model Maker - LEGO Studios Windsor Keith David Severson - Senior Manager - LEGO CEE Each...

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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:The Tumbler press release (21 Jul, 15598 views)The Hobbit: The Lonely Mountain revealed (23 Jul, 13991 views)UCS Tumbler confirmed (20 Jul, 9551 views)Review: Minifig display frame (18 Jul, 9243 views)Review: 40109 mini MINI Cooper (19 Jul, 8008 views)LEGO SDCC 2014 exclusive announced... (16 Jul, 7343 views)SDCC: Wookiee...

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Classic LEGO sets: Classic Town Shell

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This week's classic LEGO article has been contributed by Matthew, The Toymaker: Classic Town was founded in 1978. Its zenith was during the 1980s when it grew into a sprawling metropolis that continued until its star faded in the late 1990s. It lives on today of course in AFOLs’ attics and cupboards throughout the world and doubtless, in the hearts of countless others. It was a...

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CMF Series 12 line-up

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The big news to break yesterday whilst I was out was the release of the Argos catalogue in the UK and an update to their website which revealed the full line-up of series 12 minifigs. Although listed on the site, they do not appear to be available to buy as yet. The full list of figures is as follows: Battle Goddess, Dino Tracker, Fairytale Princess, Genie Girl, Hun Warrior, Jester, Lifeguard,...

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Exo-Suit signing report

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I've just got back from Bluewater after an excellent day at the Exo-Suit signing. It was fantastic to see so many of you there, so many in fact that the 50 TLM polybags I had were gone before midday. I hear there was a queue of people desperate to lay their hands on a set outside the shop at 9am when it opened. I arrived at about 10:15 so didn't see that but already there...

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