Review: 40348 Birthday Clown

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The first of this year's seasonal BrickHeadz are now shipping from shop.LEGO.com in Europe, having been on back order for a few weeks. Mine arrived yesterday.

After the unsustainable glut of BrickHeadz that were were bombarded with last year it seems that output has slowed to something more manageable this year. Currently we know of no others apart from the seasonal ones but the numbering of those suggests there will be more.

Before I take a quick look a 40348 Birthday Clown, I'll list the numbers of the 2019 sets that we know about.

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Random set of the day: Surface Hopper

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Surface Hopper

Surface Hopper

©1985 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6806 Surface Hopper, released in 1985. It's one of 15 Space sets produced that year. It contains 23 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1992 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

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Review: 70827 Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy

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Unikitty obsessively suppressed any negative emotions for almost the entire duration of The LEGO Movie, finally embracing them during the climactic battle against Lord Business' powerful Micro Managers. Unfortunately, it would appear that her mood has deteriorated after the arrival of aliens from the planet DUPLO!

70827 Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy is probably the most ferocious version of Unikitty yet, taking more inspiration from a lion than a kitten! The model was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con and I think it looks fantastic in official images, due primarily to its spiky appearance. Hopefully its articulation will be similarly impressive.

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Welcome to Apocalypseburg available now

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Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

©2019 LEGO Group

The highly anticipated 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg is now available at shop.LEGO.com for VIP members.

In addition, there's a new gift with purchase. Place an order over 40€ / £35 (t.b.c) and you'll receive three packs of The LEGO Movie 2 trading cards. VIP members will also receive a collectors' book to keep them in.

You can read the press release for the set here. We'll publish our review in the next few days.

Please place your order using the links below:
USA | Canada | UK | Germany | France

Thank you!

Review: 75892 McLaren Senna

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Speed Champions has incorporated an excellent range of modern supercars since the theme was launched in 2015, including such popular sets as 75878 Bugatti Chiron and 75899 LaFerrari. I am hoping that the latest addition to this appealing series, 75892 McLaren Senna, will impress.

This vehicle looks absolutely incredible in reality, although such streamlined bodywork has proven quite difficult to replicate in previous Speed Champions sets. Nevertheless, the theme has gradually continued to improve and I think this model has the potential to match, or even exceed, the high standard of past LEGO supercars!

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Review: 30361 Fire ATV

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LEGO City is sometimes criticised for repeatedly returning to the same subjects, although that is justifiable given their consistent popularity. Fire sets are a frequent example and this subtheme has returned again in 2019, containing a brand new fire axe accessory and red helmets.

30361 Fire ATV includes both elements, despite its small size. This should therefore prove to be an appealing polybag.

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