City Advent Calendar Review: Day 4

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The City Advent Calendar improves on yesterday with another somewhat seasonal offering today. LEGO food pieces are ever-popular and one can never have too many of them, so the pie and three yellow cups (a spare is provided) in this model are great additions to one's collection. These items rest on a small table which is also fairly attractive, making use of a 1x4 log brick in medium dark...

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Advent Calendar Reviews - A Recap

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We have now kicked off our annual Advent reviewing extravaganza, I hope you have been able to keep up so far! I just wanted to clarify how the reviews are working this year in case some people missed the initial article. Firstly, the three reviews each day are going live at the same time daily (times given below). If you would like to avoid spoilers but do wish to read our reviews, I recommend...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 3

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Now we are getting into our stride as day three brings us a mini model of the HA-47 Anti-Vehicle Cannon from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I loved the cannon in the TV series and was desperate for a LEGO model to be produced back in 2009. Unfortunately no such model arrived until 2014 with set 75054, when I was not particularly interested any more following the conclusion of the series. Anyway,...

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Friends Advent Calendar: Day 3

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On the third day of Advent, my true love gave to me... Not very much at all. He's dumped. Today's offering consists of a medium lavender basket and a present made up of a 1x2 white plate, lime jumper and a bright light orange bracelet piece. Very little assembly required here. However I suppose we are building up a story and as such there is a degree of playability. Maybe Mia (from...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 3

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Day three of the LEGO City Advent Calendar maintains the seasonal theme once again as a brick built snowman joins the roster of gifts provided so far. Snowmen are a mainstay of City Advent Calendars and one has appeared almost every year the calendar has been released, although each one is different as no single design has ever been settled upon. For example, this is the first time a bowler...

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Review: 40091 Thanksgiving Turkey

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Firstly, allow me to apologise for my lateness in posting this review. LostInTranslation very kindly provided me with the review to be posted shortly before Thanksgiving but due to a combination of poor Internet connection and busyness at Brick 2014, I was unable to post it then. I hope you enjoy it now even if it is a few days out of season! - CapnRex101 Hot on the heels of the big LEGO Ideas Birds...

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 2

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To conclude the second day of Brickset Advent Calendar reviews we have a Super Battle Droid from the Star Wars Advent Calendar. These army building minifigures always find their way into the calendars at some point and are met with much the same criticism each year. Most LEGO Star Wars fans will already have some of these in their collection and a new minifigure would therefore have been preferable....

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Friends Advent Calendar: Day 2

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Today's gift is a sled for Mia to play on. It is composed of 11-pieces, the rarest of which are the two purple 1x3 plates (only present in two other sets). Though personally, I love tiles and am happy to get another pink 2x2 here :-) The model has a nice curved front (with a pretty pink decoration on the front) and a smooth bottom surface which really does make it look like a sled and allows...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 2

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On day two the City Advent Calendar provides us with our first mini build, a rather simple but nevertheless attractive post box. It is nice to find somewhere for the boy from yesterday to post his letter, which can of course fit through the slot in the front of the red container piece. A hint of snow drifted against the mail box is a nice addition as is the frog, which again increases playability....

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Review: Day 1

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In the third and final of our three LEGO Advent Calendar reviews today we take a look at the Star Wars offering, which is in fact the first mini model of the day! The mini models revealed on the first day of each Star Wars Advent Calendar in the past have been great, so I had high expectations which were certainly matched! There are fourteen pieces (plus two spares) in this model of a Separatist...

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Friends Advent Calendar Review: Day 1

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Happy Advent to all! Before I kick off with a few comments on the first day's offering from the Friends Advent Calendar, I took a couple of pictures of the front of the box and the scene on the inside of the flap cover. The front shows a nice festive scene inside a cabin or chalet, with 2 minidolls exchanging gifts. The inside depicts more rooms in this building, all festooned with...

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City Advent Calendar Review: Day 1

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December is here so we can at last crack open those Advent Calendars! We will be reviewing all three gifts each day here on Brickset around the times described in this article. To begin with, we will be taking a look at the City offering. The City Advent Calendar gets us off to a fairly good start today, containing a boy carrying a letter, presumably to Santa. None of the individual pieces are...

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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:Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals: early access for VIPs today (22 Nov, 20105 views)10246 Detective's Office back of box (17 Nov, 20054 views)10246 Detective's Office (21 Nov, 19779 views)UCS Helicarrier Confirmed? (23 Nov, 12757 views)Collectable Minifigure Series 13 - Images (26 Nov, 12257 views)Review: 40107 Ice Skating...

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Advent Calendar Reviews

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It is the 30th of November so that can only mean we are almost ready to start cracking open our LEGO Advent Calendars! Every year we try to bring you daily reviews of the Advent Calendar gifts and that tradition will continue. However, this year we will be structuring things a little differently, with LostInTranslation bringing you reviews of the Friends Advent Calendar each day and me providing...

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LEGO open new London hub

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Today saw the grand opening of a new LEGO main office. Located in London, it becomes the fifth LEGO main office worldwide, with the others situated in Shanghai, Singapore, Enfield CT and of course Billund. Located over 4 floors of a newly renovated office building in the heart of London, the new hub will introduce LEGO employees to a new way of working based on a concept known as “Activity...

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Classic LEGO: Bionicle History - Part 2

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Continuing our series of articles on the history of LEGO Bionicle, the first half of the 2003 story: The second season of Bionicle brought about multiple story revelations, alongside new opponents for the Toa. Immediately following the Mata's defeat of the Bahrag, the queens of the Bohrok swarms, the ground began to shake, and the Toa found themselves separated and plunging into tubes full...

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals

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Now that the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend is here, the shop.LEGO.com deals are back on, and available to all. In the UK and selected European countries, the deals are: Spend 55€ / £50 and get 40107 Skating Scene free (read our review here). Spend 125€ / £100 and get an additional 5% discount. Save 15% on the following sets: 41015, Dolphin Cruiser; 10226,...

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Black Friday Promo from Chowren Toys

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Our friends over at Chowren Toys have been in touch with another great promotion for Brickset readers: We would like to thank you for all the support from Brickset readers on our last promotion of LEGO 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard. It was quite a success! We are back again with this year’s Black Friday Special. $3.99 for LEGO Disney Sets: Toy Story 30071 Army Jeep NEW. All readers need do is enter...

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Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

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The BBC apparently think so. Having said that, the BBC News Magazine tends to publish related articles at the time that events are taking place, so personally I think they just wanted something related to the Brick 2014 show. Have a read of the article and come to your own conclusion. It's also being discussed in the forum. ...

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Collectable Minifigure Series 13 - Images

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Promo Bricks earlier today posted images of the upcoming series 13 collectable minifigures. The leaked page from a German catalogue appears to tally with the list of figures that we published previously. LEGO have also now published the official images via their Facebook page. You can check them out over at the Brickset Flickr Stream. Let us know what you think of them, and there's also a...

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