Review: 75048 The Phantom

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The Star Wars Rebels television show is fast approaching, and two sets to accompany its release have been produced so far. The first, and smaller, of these is 75048 The Phantom. This set is priced at £19.99 in the UK, or $24.99 in the US, and contains 234-pieces, so the prices in this regard are not bad at all, particularly considering that there are a couple of brand new components included. This...

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Mixels series 2 building competition

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Now that Mixels series 2 are widely available, it's time to launch our second Mixels building competition! It will be similar to the first one we held in March (here's the announcement and the winners) but with a few tweaks in response to comments received. Once again, we have some fantastic prizes lined up, provided by the LEGO CEE team. First prize: 70816 Benny's...

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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:75058 MTT revealed (27 May, 17303 views)Review: 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina (30 May, 11986 views)MINI press release (04 Jun, 11105 views)Classic LEGO sets: Pirates (29 May, 10958 views)Review: 70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech (26 May, 9554 views)First images of set 10242 MINI Cooper MK VII (04 Jun, 8940 views)Review: 70816...

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LEGO T Shirt at TeeFury today

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TeeFury is selling this Cosmos/LEGO mash-up T Shirt today, and today only, for $11. I'm told the shirt  features Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan from the TV series Cosmos [1] as minifigs with a classic Space logo in the background.  [1] No, I've not heard of it either. Still, it's a nice T-Shirt... ...

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June offer at Chowren Toys

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Jason from Chowren Toys writes: "Our June 2014 Brickset promo will be $3.99 each for Legends of Chima 30254 Razcal's Double-Crosser. All the readers need do, is enter promo code 30254BRSET at the check-out to receive this price. There are 1000 units available and these are limited to 100 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast...

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Architecture Studio to be available in Europe, at last

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Architecture Studio

The Architecture Studio box of white and clear bricks that was released in the USA last year will be available in Europe later this year. Several people have reported seeing it in the Summer shop at home catalogue, priced at £150 in the UK. The set contains 1210 pieces and a large book of architectural inspiration. It's a lot of money for what is effectively a box of basic bricks (see...

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Get your free 40108 Balloon Cart now

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LEGO has updated all of its product feeds with the June releases so now is a good time to remind you that, on both sides of the Atlantic, you'll receive a free 40108 Balloon Cart polybag with orders over £50/$75/€55 from shop.LEGO.com until 15th June (for NA) and 30th June for everywhere else, but only while stocks last. Use our buying pages to find out what's been added recently:...

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MINI press release

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Mini Cooper MK VII

This press release and images were sent out by LEGO in the early hours of this morning UK time for immediate release. Normally they are sent out a few hours before they can be published which, had that been the case this time, I could have prepared the news article before I went to bed :) Anyway, here it is, better late than never... 10242 MINI Cooper, 1,077 pieces, US $99.99 - CA $119.99...

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Next LEGO Ideas set revealed

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The results are in: the next LEGO Ideas set will be the female minifigure set and will be titled 'Research Institute'. It's believed it will cost $19.95 and if so, will be smaller than recent Ideas sets.  Macross, Zelda, Japanese architecture, Adventure Time, UCS DeLorean and Sherlock have all been rejected. There's more information on the LEGO Ideas blog and in...

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Review: 70816 Benny's Spaceship, part 2

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In part one of my review I covered the box, parts and minifigs. Now it's time to build the spaceship and give you my opinion. The set contains 940-parts which thankfully are divided into seven numbered bags. I know some people like the challenge of a huge pile of parts in front of them and to spend ages rummaging at every step of construction, but I'm not one of them. Construction Bag...

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Classic LEGO sets: 12V Trains

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Inter-City Passenger Train Set

This week we have a new guest contributor to our series on classic LEGO sets, David Graham, who has written this piece on 12V trains. To many fans, the 12V train system, a complete train system with a European feel, was the pinnacle of LEGO trains. I refer to them here as 12V trains but in fact in the years that they were produced --1980 to 1990 -- LEGO also made push-along and 4.5V battery...

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Major update at LEGO Customer Services

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Frax' Phoenix Flyer

As might be expected following the release of so many new sets, LEGO has updated its customer services site with 242 new instruction manuals and inventories for 102 sets which include 840 new parts. Instructions for two new Chima polybags were unearthed during our trawl: 30264 Frax's Phoenix Flyer, and 30266 Sykor's Ice Cruiser. It's a shame the images are...

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Review: 70816 Benny's Spaceship, part 1

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The three new LEGO Movie sets are now available from brand stores and shop.LEGO.com. DrDave and Kempo reviewed  Emmet's Mech and Police Drop-ship last week. Now it's my turn to take a look at the third, perhaps the most anticipated set of the year among discerning AFOLs: 70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!, to give it its full name. The 'classic space'...

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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: 75058 MTT revealed (27 May, 13915 views) Review: 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship (24 May, 11361 views) Review: 75059 Sandcrawler - Part 2 (18 May, 10165 views) Review: 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina (30 May, 9417 views) Review: 70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech (26 May, 8247 views) Classic LEGO sets:...

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New sets at shop.LEGO.com

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The Milano Spaceship Rescue

Today, 1st June, sees the release of dozens of new sets at shop.LEGO.com in the UK and Europe: Duplo, Minecraft, Ghostbusters, Creator, Friends, Mixels, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Arctic, Trains, Chima, Agents, Ninjago and The LEGO Movie. 40108 Balloon Cart is now free with all orders over £50. See everything that's new on our shopping page. ...

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21020 Trevi Fountain

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Today sees the release of the latest Architecture set, Trevi Fountain.  The Trevi Fountain in Rome is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognisable fountain in the world so it makes an excellent subject for an Architecture set. The fountain is an intricate structure backed by a building full of intricate details so there's no doubt that set designer Rok Kobe had his work cut out...

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First picture of CMF series 12

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This image showing six of the series 12 minifigs has appeared on the LEGOJapan blog. Going by the list Matthew posted last week they are Space Miner, Wizard, Dino Tracker, Battle Goddess, Swashbuckler and Video Game Guy. Via Eurobricks. ...

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