Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 16

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We have often seen a vehicle followed by its pilot in this Advent Calendar and that is maintained today as a rather nice Rebel Pilot minifigure follows the Snowspeeder mini model from yesterday. I have plenty of Rebel Pilots from other sets but this minifigure is actually exclusive, albeit only as a new combination of pieces. The legs and torso have appeared in three other sets but his head...

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More 2015 images on the LEGO server

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LEGO is gearing up to start selling the January sets and has added a lot of images of them to its server today. Images of most Star Wars sets, DC Super Heroes and a lot more are now available and have been added here for your viewing convenience. This Tusken Raider, from 75081 T-16 Skyhopper, looks splendid, doesn't it, and it's surprising it's taken 13 years for it to be updated....

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Friends Advent Calendar Review - Day 16

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As well as being the season for giving, Christmas is also a time to indulge ourselves with some tasty treats, and our Friends Mia and Ewa are no exception to this - today they have been provided with a delicious dessert! The dessert consists of a dark brown 2x2 round plate with a white dome, crowned with a pink bracelet, presumably some sort of pudding or sponge covered with white icing and...

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[UK] Christmas train ornament: free in brand stores from Thursday

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According to LEGO.com: FREE Exclusive Christmas Tree Ornament! "Visit your local LEGO Store from 18th to 24th December and get hold of a magical LEGO Christmas tree ornament! Spend £25 or more from 18th to 24th December and get a FREE Christmas tree ornament. Collect a new one each year! Only available at your local LEGO Store!" Thanks to HangedSanchez for the news. ...

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City Advent Calendar Review - Day 16

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Just in case our Police Officer from a few days ago was feeling weary of singing, today he is provided with a snowmobile to get him back to the station! These, like the sled from day 14, are a constant of City Advent Calendars, but I do not recall any looking quite like this one. This is a simple vehicle but the blue and white colour scheme, looks suitably official for a Police model, particularly...

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2015 release dates

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The German consumer catalogue that has just been published has provided information on European release dates for next year's sets so I thought it would be useful to summarise them here: January: Duplo, Classic, Creator, CMF S13, Disney Princess, Friends, City swamp police, The LEGO Movie, Chima, Star Wars, Technic Feburary: Juniors, Mixels, City Construction/other, Bionicle, Agents March:...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Sets Revealed

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of all time and the LEGO sets accompanying it have garnered great interest too. Although set names were revealed a few weeks ago it was not until the last couple of hours that images appeared in a German catalogue. There will be six sets accompanying the film, all of which can be seen here. We have listed the set names, piece...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 15

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Another mini model from the Original Trilogy joins the line-up today. The Snowspeeder has always been popular so many Star Wars fans will be delighted to see a mini version included today, even if the model could be improved upon in areas. The general shape of the Snowspeeder is very simple, but not even minifigure scale models have perfectly captured the nuances in its design, so that would...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 15

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Many apologies for the late posting of today's review. This week has not started terribly well for me, with my bus to work being 30 mins late this morning and then having to queue for 40 mins at the post office during my lunch break, when I really should be tackling the mountain of work in my in-tray. But no matter - was today's model worth waiting for? Today we have a sink unit that...

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City Advent Calendar Review - Day 15

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After the slight disappointment of yesterday things are starting to improve slightly once again today as we are joined by our second animal of the Advent Calendar: a dog. You probably already have a few of these in your collection if you are an avid collector of LEGO City. Whether or not this is the first Alsatian in your collection though there is no denying that this is an excellent mould...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 14

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Today we receive a third Tatooine related gift, a moisture vaporator. This is not in scale with the Luke Skywalker minifigure from day 13, but it looks rather attractive beside the Landspeeder from the day before in my opinion. Although most moisture vaporators on Tatooine are of the GX-8 variety, with three prongs around the central tower, a four pronged variety might also exist. As far as...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 14

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After several days of gifts relating to kitchenware, today we get our Friends' main Christmas dinner. The meal consists of drumsticks, carrots and some other vegetable (cauliflower?) and is washed down with a glass of a pink beverage, maybe pink lemonade or cherryade. It's good to get the main meal to go with the accessories and furniture that we've had in previous days though...

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City Advent Calendar Review - Day 14

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Another staple of City Advent Calendars makes an appearance today as a very simple model of a sled joins the line-up. I suppose the robber needs some kind of escape method and clearly he chose this as its colour matches that of the jewelers he is stealing from. Although this sled will add some playability to the calendar as a whole, its simplicity really leaves it lacking in detail. The combination...

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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: 75060 Slave 1 (09 Dec, 14131 views)Review: 21301 Birds (06 Dec, 12756 views)Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 1 (01 Dec, 6977 views)Final LEGO Elves Set Images Arrive (07 Dec, 6215 views)2015 Set Sightings - Update #1 (13 Dec, 6164 views)Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 4 (04 Dec, 6041 views)Which minifigs...

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2015 Set Sightings - Update #1

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We have reached the time of year where 2015 sets are creeping into stores worldwide, so we thought it was about time that we updated you on their progress across the globe so far. As always it is unknown whether we will see any of the 2015 sets available worldwide in time for Christmas as they have an official release date of January the 1st, but my fingers are certainly crossed. United Kingdom Nothing...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review - Day 13

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In a twist that has surprised nobody, today's Star Wars Advent Calendar gift is a Luke Skywalker minifigure to accompany his Landspeeder from yesterday. This is a figure which has divided opinion, but it is a nice accompaniment for the speeder and has appeared in relatively few sets, so will be new to many people I am sure. I have mixed feelings about this version of Luke Skywalker in his...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 13

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I'm not one to blow my own trumpet :-) but today is actually Saint Lucy's Day, which is widely celebrated in Scandinavia (and most likely other places, so let me know in the comments if you celebrate it too!) as a festival of light in the bleak midwinter, with one special little girl being chosen to wear the crown of candles. (Everyone gets to eat tasty Lussekatter saffron buns too). So if...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 13

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I suspect we have all been anticipating this minifigure's inevitable arrival as today we take a break from truly seasonal models and add a robber to our city. Like the Police Officer this is a tradition of City Advent Calendars although for me it is not as welcome as the Police minifigure as I have no need of any more robbers really. However, this certainly improves the playability as we...

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