Random set of the day: Vladek's Siege Engine

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Vladek's Siege Engine

Vladek's Siege Engine

©2004 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8800 Vladek's Siege Engine, released in 2004. It's one of 24 Castle sets produced that year. It contains 192 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$20.

It's owned by 1098 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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Discounts at Amazon.com

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Latest >= 25% discounts
75877 Mercedes-AMG GT3$10.99 ($14.99)-27%
>= 33% discounts on this year's sets
70645 Cole - Dragon Master$8.69 ($14.99)-42%
75537 Darth Maul$17.99 ($29.99)-40%
72004 Tech Wizard Showdown$23.99 ($39.99)-40%
10749 Mia's Organic Food Market$12.49 ($19.99)-38%
41192 Azari & The Fire Lion Capture$18.99 ($29.99)-37%
41597 Go Brick Me$18.99 ($29.99)-37%
70648 Zane - Dragon Master$9.59 ($14.99)-36%
72001 Lance's Hover Jouster$12.99 ($19.99)-35%
72002 Twinfector$12.99 ($19.99)-35%
31075 Outback Adventures$12.99 ($19.99)-35%
10748 Emma's Pet Party$6.49 ($9.99)-35%
72005 Aaron's X-bow$32.99 ($49.99)-34%
41334 Andrea's Park Performance$16.49 ($24.99)-34%
10404 Ocean's Bottom$20.00 ($29.99)-33%
41330 Stephanie's Soccer Practice$9.99 ($14.99)-33%
41342 Emma's Deluxe Bedroom$9.99 ($14.99)-33%

Early Black Friday offers this weekend

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Christmas Gift Box

Christmas Gift Box

©2018 LEGO Group

Some of the upcoming Black Friday offers will be available early for LEGO VIP members this weekend, on the 17th and 18th of November.

40292 Christmas Gift Box is being given away with any purchase of more than £85 or $99 and double VIP points will be available over the whole weekend too. Furthermore, every order from shop.LEGO.com will be eligible for free shipping.

We will publish a reminder on Saturday.

Review: 41196 The Elvenstar Tree Bat Attack

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Elves has been one of my favourite themes since its first year. Sadly enough it looks like this year will be its last (if the fact that no Elves sets are featured in the winter catalogues are any indication). So it was with more than a bit of wistfulness that I started building 41196 The Elvenstar Tree Bat Attack. It's the largest Elves set this year. It's also one of the best sets I've built this year. Read on to learn all the reasons I love this set.

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Autumn Sale at shop.LEGO.com

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garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON!

garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON!

©2017 LEGO Group

Numerous retiring LEGO sets have now been discounted at shop.LEGO.com. These include 70916 The Batwing, 60161 Jungle Exploration Site and 70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON, all of which are 20% off.

In addition, 5005249 Easter Bunny Hut is being sold on shop.LEGO.com, costing £1.49 in the UK or 1.99€ across most of Continental Europe.

Please help support Brickset by using the following links when making any purchases:

UK | Germany | France

Black Friday promotions confirmed

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NINJAGO Minifigure Collection

NINJAGO Minifigure Collection

©2018 LEGO Group

The LEGO Black Friday offers for 2018 have been revealed, courtesy of The Brick Fan. 40292 Christmas Gift Box will be available with purchases exceeding $99 in LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

5005257 NINJAGO Minifigure Collection, on the other hand, will only be available in LEGO stores and is being distributed with purchases of more than $50. Unfortunately, we have no further information concerning how, or whether, the four Bricktober packs will be distributed in the UK but you can read about the European Black Friday promotions here.

Furthermore, certain items will be discounted over the Black Friday weekend, including 10246 Detective's Office which is being retired very soon.

Review: 21039 Shanghai

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The popular Skyline subtheme includes some tremendous sets, the most impressive of which are often those that blend modern architecture with historical structures. Shanghai is definitely among the most architecturally diverse cities in the world and therefore seems ideally suited to this series.

21039 Shanghai captures that diverse range of architectural styles perfectly, featuring not only the ancient Longhua Temple but also buildings that were completed during the colonial and modern eras. I think the model looks superb in official images so have high expectations for this Skyline set, especially since it contains 597 pieces and costs £54.99 or $59.99, surpassing the other products from the subtheme in both size and price.

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Forthcoming events

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The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:

Asia
PhilippinesPinoyLUG's Bricktober 2018: OASIS18 Nov
Europe
BelgiumBrick Mania Antwerpen 201824 Nov
BelgiumRock That Block On Tour - Into Orbit25 Nov
EstoniaKLOTSIMAANIA 201817 Nov
EstoniaROBOTEX 201830 Nov
FranceWhen they come to SALAGNON17 Nov
FranceChelles - FrenchBrick24 Nov
FranceL'Isle aux Briques01 Dec
FranceChristmas at the Docks 7601 Dec
GermanyBricking Bavara 201815 Nov
GermanyLEGO FanWelt 201816 Nov
Germany(T)RaumZeit - Space Travel Weekend16 Nov
GermanySchwabenstein 201822 Nov
HungaryKOCKAFESZT Óbuda17 Nov
HungaryKOCKAFESZT Kiskunfélegyháza24 Nov
ItalyItLUG partecipa a “GameCom Pordenone” 201817 Nov
ItalyPiace Mattoncini 201817 Nov
ItalyItLUG partecipa a “La casa di Babbo Natale” 201801 Dec
RomaniaBrickenburg Winter Exhibition part I05 Dec
SpainHispaLUG Expo 201824 Nov
SwedenBygghelg på Arbetets Museum17 Nov
UKMonkey Bricks 201825 Nov
United KingdomOban Winter Bricks17 Nov
United KingdomMonkeybricks 201825 Nov
North America
CanadaMBLUG @ Winkler Toy and Hobby Show (Winkler, MB.)16 Nov
United StatesLego Display at Marley Station Mall15 Nov
United StatesGreenberg's Great Train and Toy Show18 Nov
United StatesFestival of Trees23 Nov
United StatesChristmas in the Park 201824 Nov
Oceania
AustraliaSouthern Bricks November Brickstameet17 Nov
AustraliaMaitland Brickfest17 Nov
AustraliaSYDLUG @ St George Brick Fair17 Nov
AustraliaMudgee Brick Fair01 Dec
New ZealandTop of the South Brick Show17 Nov
New ZealandMOTAT Display01 Dec

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This list has been obtained from the LEGO Ambassador Network. To have your event added to it, contact your LUG Ambassador.

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