2015 DUPLO sets

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Princess Collection

Brickipedia has posted a list with official images of the Duplo set line-up for 2015. The Sofia the First sets seem to be a new license, and they also seem to have thrown in every Disney princess they could in 10596. There also seems to be a ridiculously oversized milk bottle in 10585. Of course Duplo isn't as interesting as other themes so stay tuned for more new set images! ...

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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:LEGO to unveil something special this Friday (15 Sep, 20838 views)75050 B-Wing - The most interesting set in the world... (19 Sep, 13364 views)Classic LEGO sets: Bionicle (19 Sep, 8312 views)The Hobbit sets in stores already (15 Sep, 8275 views)Review: Shell/Ferrari sets (15 Sep, 7176 views)42024 Container Truck: the perfect...

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Classic LEGO sets: Eateries

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Breezeway Café

Here is another article in our classic LEGO series contributed by The Toymaker: Classic Lego Town was known for many things, but one thing it wasn’t famous for, was haute cuisine. The inhabitants had very few options for eating out amidst the daily bustle of refuelling their vehicles, windsurfing and watching motor racing. 1589: Main Street The very first eatery in Classic Town...

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Is LEGO a victim of its own success?

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Several Canadian websites (Huffington Post, Toronto Star) have today reported that there's a 'shortage of LEGO' in the country and many independent retailers have had orders cancelled or reduced. The success of The LEGO Movie has been partly to blame, apparently. Clearly this is not good news for the shops affected given the likely demand for LEGO in the run-up to Christmas and the effect...

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LEGO publishes Bionicle artwork

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LEGO has just published more Bionicle artwork onto the social networks. No sign of actual sets yet, just concept drawings of masks, but nevertheless they do look quite cool. Here's a link to the gallery on Facebook. Thanks to bionicle212 for the news. ...

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Great Western Brick Show next weekend

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The biggest and most established event in the UK LEGO calendar takes place at Swindon next weekend. This year SwindonWeb will be broadcasting a live video stream from the show on the Saturday afternoon so if you can't be there in person you can at least get a feel for what it's like. Here's their promo video for the event: For more details and information on tickets, etc....

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Take the kids to LEGOLAND Hotel this autumn

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If you're looking for something to occupy the kids this autumn, a stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel might be just the ticket. Splash and Stay: 29th & 30th September, 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th October 2014. Don't miss Splash and Stay including a free day at Chessington World of Adventures! Stay at the fully-themed LEGOLAND Resort Hotel on selected dates and enjoy lots of bricktastic...

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Research Institute to make a comeback?

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Research Institute

The shop.LEGO.com (US) page for the Research Institute has been updated recently with the following message: "We apologize, but this item is not currently available on shop.LEGO.com. Limited quantities may be available in October in LEGO Stores." So, there's hope for you yet if you don't have it, and can get to a US brand store. In Europe, it's still marked as 'sold out'. Thanks...

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Plastic Man polybag revealed

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Instagram user arthurp8 who works at TT Games has posted a picture of the Plastic Man polybag that's free with pre-orders of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game. I've added it to the database with a temporary set number until we know its proper 500xxxx number. Via TheBrickFan ...

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Speed Champions to race into 2015

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Brickshop.nl has once again revealed information about unreleased sets, probably before it should: this time it's details and logo of a new theme for next year: Speed Champions. The theme, consisting of seven sets which include Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche licensed models, appears to be a replacement for the old Racers theme. The sets will cost between €15 and €99 (£10 and £60)...

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Mixels competition update

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I'm pleased to see there have been some great entries submitted to our Mixels series 3 competition as you can see for yourself in the competition pool on flickr. Information about the the rules and prizes are on the announcement article. In particular, note that we're only accepting entries made from series 3 Mixels, so I've removed those that don't meet this criteria. Get building...

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Free buildable brick box at Toys R Us

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Buildable Brick Box 2x2

A number of people have reported seeing this offer in Toys R Us when picking up their Daily Mail polybags, and just for a change, it's actually a decent offer. Spend £40 on LEGO and get 40118 Buildable Brick Box free. The set contains over 200-pieces and is currently being sold for £12.99 at shop.LEGO.com, so it's a pretty good deal. I can't see mention of it on their website,...

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The Art of the Brick comes to London

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World-famous LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya's exhibition The Art of the Brick opens on Friday, in Brick Lane, London. Today I've been at the press event where I had an opportunity to get a preview of the exhibits and to meet Nathan. The exhibition features 75 pieces of art, including his 'signature-style' 3D works of human forms, original 2D artwork and LEGO renditions of famous paintings,...

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An Interesting Idea: Brownout

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I have been waiting for some good "space western" material to show up on Ideas. Firefly is off limits but that does not mean the genre has to be avoided completely and this Brownout seems to fit the bill. If the style looks a bit familiar it is, because this project is brought to you by Nick Royer formerly of "Space Troopers" and currently also working on Hyperborea. If you...

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3-for-2 on toys at Argos starting tomorrow

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At last, a decent sale: Argos is offering 3 for 2 on all toys including LEGO, starting tomorrow. You can reserve online tonight then pick up tomorrow, to ensure that you secure what you're after. With luck Amazon will follow suit and offer 33% off LEGO too, in which case we should see a long 'Bargain Watch' article posted on the home page sometime tomorrow. ...

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Star Citizens Flock to Ideas: F7A Hornet approaching 10,000

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Last week the F7A Hornet was at 4040 support but Cloud Imperium Games, the company behind Star Citizen, which in turn is the source material for the F7A Hornet, published a request for its users to come to Ideas and show their support. In a single day the project received 3800 more support and it has enjoyed a comfortable ascent since then. At the posting of this article the project is at 9835 support. This...

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