Today's article has been contributed by MrMouth1117, who I had the pleasure to meet in NYC at the weekend:
Psychologists use dolls with their young patients to help them describe the events of their life and identify how they are feeling. The use of such dolls is particularly advocated for very young children. For a doll to be useful, however, children must accept and use it as a representation of themselves.
10861 My First Emotions provides a range of faces and other printed pieces that should enable them to do so.
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For over fifty years, trains have been one of the most popular themes in the LEGO range. Every now and then LEGO updates their method of powering and controlling the trains.
This year LEGO has introduced the Powered Up system that makes a significant shift from previous power and control systems: Powered Up pairs with a Bluetooth enabled smart device.
In this article I also take a look at the Powered Up app that controls this year's trains from a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection.
The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:
|Russian Federation||Moscow Technic Festival||25 Aug|
|Germany||7. Berliner Steinewahn||01 Sep|
|Ireland||Brickxfest Cork||25 Aug|
|Ireland||brick.ie @ The Limerick Diecast Model Show||09 Sep|
|Italy||Brick Generation Days 2018||08 Sep|
|Italy||ItLUG partecipa a “Mattoncini in Festa!”||08 Sep|
|Italy||ItLUG partecipa alla Festa delle Corti 2018||08 Sep|
|Netherlands||LOWLUG Open Meeting Oss||26 Aug|
|Romania||Brickenburg Galaxy||24 Aug|
|Spain||EbreBrick II||08 Sep|
|Sweden||Kloss på kloss 2018 Aug 18-19||18 Aug|
|United Kingdom||Never Grow Up||01 Sep|
|United Kingdom||Black Country Brick Show||02 Sep|
|Canada||Exporail 2018||18 Aug|
|Panama||Brick Fest & ELUAL Panama 2018||18 Aug|
|United States||OKI Lug Lego Builders Nights||17 Aug|
|United States||SacBB Monthly Meeting||18 Aug|
|United States||LEAHI at Honolulu Museum of Art's "Family Sunday"||19 Aug|
|United States||HARDLUG @ Children's Museum of Virginia||25 Aug|
|United States||HILUG at Amazing Comic Con Aloha||25 Aug|
|United States||Franklin Village Round Up||03 Sep|
|Australia||Alstonville Craft & Garden Fair||24 Aug|
|Australia||Kingsgrove Bunnings Spring Launch||08 Sep|
|Unknown||Lugs United 2018||07 Sep|
This list has been obtained from the LEGO Ambassador Network. To have your event added to it, contact your LUG Ambassador.
These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:
|What is your favourite minifigure?||07 Aug||18774||83|
|Review: 75216 Snoke's Throne Room||29 Jul||12524||100|
|Review: 42082 Rough Terrain Crane||04 Aug||11593||61|
|Review: 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber||05 Aug||10144||91|
|Review: 75951 Grindelwald's Escape||02 Aug||9168||86|
|Review: 42082 Rough Terrain Crane - Part 2||06 Aug||8966||70|
|Review: 75956 Quidditch Match||31 Jul||7899||72|
|Review: 76110 Batman: The Attack of the Talons||30 Jul||7416||70|
|An unusual BrickHeadz set emerges!||02 Aug||6265||65|
|Review: 76095 Black Manta Strike||10 Aug||5661||59|
These are the sets that have been viewed the most this week:
|1||7||↑||70620 NINJAGO City||4362|
|2||4||↑||75954 Hogwarts Great Hall||3941|
|3||3||↔||71043 Hogwarts Castle||3731|
|4||6||↑||42082 Rough Terrain Crane||3691|
|5||14||↑||75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow||3187|
|6||76095 Black Manta Strike||2884|
|7||9||↑||10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5||2855|
|8||11||↑||75955 Hogwarts Express||2764|
|10||21310 Old Fishing Store||2755|
The bright and fun (but sometimes angry) Princess Unikitty debuted in 2014 in the beloved The LEGO Movie. In that time, she has grown to become a fan-favorite character - so much of one, in fact, that Warner Bros Animation greenlit an animated TV series based around her.
Unikitty! first previewed on Cartoon Network in the fall of last year, and premiered this past January. It centers on a different version of the character depicted in the film - almost as if this is the show where that character came from, in-universe. Unikitty rules the Unikingdom with a marshmallow fist, and one of the characters accompanying her is little brother Puppycorn.
LEGO has finally launched their first line of sets for the franchise, where one such set, 41452 Prince Puppycorn Trike, has the titular doggy race alongside some of his best friends. Is it worth speeding to the store to get? Let’s find out...