New LUG forming in Wilmington, DE

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Brickset contributor TheLEGOChronicler has just moved to a new area and wants to form a LUG: "I recently relocated to Wilmington Delaware and am looking to start a new Lego User Group here. Have connected with some other AFOLs in the area and we are looking to start this coming Saturday August 23rd. To start we are going to meet at my house in Wilmington at 6:30. I am just off of...

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Images of minifig-scale Minecraft sets

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The Cave

The Cave

©2014 LEGO Group

Images of minifig-scale Minecraft sets 21113 The Cave and 21114 The Farm have turned up at Hamleys.com. * I guess they look much like we were expecting, blocky and basic, much like the game's graphics. Meanwhile, LEGO has just published images of the three Advent calendars and also eight of 79018 The Lonely Mountain which you'll find...

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Skockani event in Belgrade this weekend

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Serbian LUG Skockani and Delta City Shopping Mall would like to invite all LEGO fans, young and old, to visit the new LEGO exhibition at the Delta City atrium on August 16th and 17th. Shopping mall's opening hours are 10am-10pm. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy several LEGO displays created by members of Skockani - from the Wild West, via the Friends city, to Star Wars. In addition...

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DC Comics Super Heroes lineup for 2015

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Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

Website IdleHands has published a list of four sets it says will form the DC Comics Super Heroes lineup for early 2015: 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (revealed at SDCC) 76026 Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas 76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike 76028 Darkseid Invasion They are all, apparently, 'Justice League' sets. Thanks Paul N for the news. ...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 3: The completed model

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This article, the conclusion of our review of 76023 The Tumbler, contains photos of the completed model and my verdict. Is it a must-have set worth $200, or would you be better off spending that money on something else? Read on to find out if this is the model for you. article.post img { border: 1px solid #bbb; } The completed model Here are shots of the completed model from...

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PNY launches LEGO USB flash drives

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There have been numerous LEGO-brick shaped flash drives around for a while, now it seems you'll be able to buy officially licensed ones: PNY Technologies®, Inc. ("PNY") today announced a new brand licensing partnership with LEGO® Group to produce LEGO branded USB Flash Drives. This new line of USB Flash Drives will launch in multiple colors in both 8GB and 16GB options. Read...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 2: Construction

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All 1869-pieces of 76023 The Tumbler have been clicked together and the model is now complete. It's an utterly fascinating build that really pushes the limits of what's possible with LEGO. This part of my review is profusely illustrated with photos taken during construction so you can get a feel for how it goes together. Tomorrow, I will finish off with photos of the...

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Hobbit set images 'leak' from Mexican factory

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I was emailed images of three Hobbit sets (79015-7) from someone in Mexico last night. I suspect the images and/or the sets were acquired illegitimately from the factory there, so I wasn't going to add them here, but it seems that every other site has published them, so what the heck, they are now in the database. Update: We have removed them at the request of LEGO.   ...

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"Brick" Kickstarters closing out

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Just a quick reminder that three LEGO "compatible" kickstarters will be closing out very soon.  SBrick - Bluetooth adapter for your LEGO electronics (21 hours to go, target achieved). Brick-A-Pic - One stop site for making LEGO mosaics (21 hours to go, still needs $17,000). Treasure Bricks - A stacking storage solution (3 days to go, needs $5000). ...

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Review: 76023 The Tumbler, part 1

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This 1869-piece model of The Tumbler, revealed in a press release published a couple of weeks ago, will be available to VIPs next Monday for US$199.99 / £159.99 / 199.99€. We've been sent one to review ahead of its release. It arrived about an hour ago, so no, I haven't built it yet, but I have taken pictures of the box, parts and minifigures which I'll...

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Shell promotion hits Germany

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Better late than never I suppose... The Shell/Ferrari polybag promotion that started in the far east in 2012 has finally reached Germany. The sets will be available from Shell garages until the end of September. There's more information on the Shell.de website. via BrickTips.de. (Comments about Greenpeace will be deleted). ...

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Win a 1 year Minifigures Online membership

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The LEGO Minifigures Online Wiki team is running a competition with a prize of a year's membership of the game. All you have to do is capture an interesting screen shot in the Pirates area. Whilst on the subject, is anyone here continuing to play the game, and/or actually paying for it? I haven't touched it since I first played it and wrote this. That article prompted JoeFish to...

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New HERO Factory polybag

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Villains Minimodel

This new HERO Factory polybag has surfaced in an offer in Russia: Spend 1000 roubles on HERO Factory at Mir Kubikov and receive it free. I've no idea what it's called but the English translation of the description reads "...includes a monster with a huge mouth, venomous spines and claws, as well as a diver." Thanks LEGO AND LAND for the news ...

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It was all basic bricks in my day...

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Basic Souvenir Box

There have been a number of articles published in the Guardian recently written by lazy journalists making claims like "the Architecture Studio is the first LEGO set without instructions" and that, these days, an evil LEGO company is making "toys that limit development". The articles have been commented on by hundreds of people most of whom are equally ill-informed. Of...

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AFOL evening at LLDC Manchester

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is holding another AFOL-only evening on 3rd September, 7-9pm. "Have you wanted to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre but don't have any little ones in your life? Are you crazy about LEGO and looking for people who share your passion? Well - here's your chance! Join us for an Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL) Evening. Join us for BRICK'tastic...

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Review: 8466 4x4 Off Roader

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What's the next number in this sequence: 853, 8860, 8865, 8880, 8448, ...?  They are the first five Technic 'super cars', sets that are revered by fans and spoken about in hushed tones. The first was released in 1977 and the last in 1999, but what happened to 'super cars' after that? In 2000, 8458 Silver Champion, the first of the 1:8 Formula 1 cars,...

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Rumoured list of 2015 Star Wars sets

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We are entering the time of year when retailers are shown next year's sets and get hold of lists and catalogues. As a result we can expect to see information leaked onto the Internet. We won't be showing any confidential images here and will only republish lists that appear elsewhere first.  The first such leak concerns, as usual, Star Wars:  a list of possible January...

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Classic LEGO sets: Technical Sets, part 2

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Mobile Crane

Mobile Crane

©1978 LEGO Group

Just in case we haven't published enough articles on Technic lately, here's part two of TechnicNick's look back at early sets from the 1970s: After the first year, the ‘Expert Builder’ tag was quietly dropped. Despite (slightly) easier to read instructions, you still needed to be on your toes... Having covered the initial 1977 releases, here are my picks of the subsequent...

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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:Exo-Suit available now! (01 Aug, 18732 views)Sticker horror (07 Aug, 8473 views)Santa's Workshop unveiled at Bricks by the Bay (09 Aug, 8194 views)Architecture Studio launch event report (01 Aug, 7917 views)Bionicle 2015 confirmed by LEGO Shop (31 Jul, 6372 views)New Ideas sets availability (08 Aug, 6363 views)Classic...

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