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2020 is approaching quickly, bringing about the end of the decade. LEGO has experienced some important changes within the last ten years and we are therefore readying various retrospective articles, discussing ten influential ways in which LEGO has developed since 2010.
Our first such article focuses upon the increasing quantity of larger sets which have become available during this decade, further to the growth of individual LEGO products that was documented previously. Comparing the number of large sets released recently with those in previous decades reveals remarkable differences.
These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:
|Review: 76139 1989 Batmobile||07 Nov||33317||196|
|2020 Chinese New Year sets will be available to all||05 Nov||30346||137|
|2020 Hidden Side sets officially revealed!||14 Nov||20568||105|
|#ShowUsYourISD competition winners||05 Nov||13240||126|
|1989 Batmobile press release||07 Nov||11806||99|
|Review: 76122 Batcave Clayface Invasion||10 Nov||9337||61|
|Official images of Lambo double pack||13 Nov||7905||56|
|Piqabrick: real-world tests||14 Nov||7689||71|
|The wooden minifigure is available now||03 Nov||5932||42|
|LEGO Riddles: Answers and Winners||07 Nov||5460||73|
These are the sets that have been viewed the most this week:
|1||1||↔||76139 1989 Batmobile||4254|
|2||4||↑||40433 1989 Batmobile||2986|
|3||76899 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO & Urus ST-X||2545|
|4||76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY||2227|
|5||70431 The Lighthouse of Darkness||1934|
|6||2||↓||80105 Temple Fair||1885|
|7||13||↑||70505 Temple of Light||1663|
|8||70432 Ghost Fair||1623|
|10||3||↓||80104 Lion Dance||1461|
It's all happening with brand store openings this month! A week after the Birmingham store opens its doors, the new flagship store in Kalverstraat, Amsterdam will open, on 29th November.
There are some very cool offers available that make it worthwhile going along if you're in the area:
- On the 29th, VIPs will receive a limited edition LEGO Windmill with purchases over €75 and everyone will receive an orange 'I ♥LEGO Store Amsterdam' tile.
- Then, on the 3rd to the 5th of December, 40145 LEGO Brand Retail Store set will be free with purchases over €125 and a I ♥ AMS BrickHeadz will be free with purchases over €75.
We don't know if the windmill is a boxed set or loose parts in a bag but I'm sure an attendee will tell us on the day.
We also understand that a store is opening in Stockholm soon, too. We'll post more details when we have them.
Thanks to Colin and Koentinius for then news.
Following the recent opening of the new LEGO store in Southampton, LEGO has confirmed that the branch in Birmingham will be opening on the 21st of November.
Furthermore, details around the grand opening festivities have been revealed. This event will be taking place between the 12th and the 15th of December and involves various promotions, including an exclusive I ♥ LEGO Store Birmingham 2x4 tile. Read the full press release here...
Piqabrick is a project on Kickstarter that aims to deliver a system that will identify parts and minifigures automatically.
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I met the project team, Stefano and Claudio, in Italy at the weekend, who gave me their prototype unit to play with. I've now had a chance to put it through its paces and perform some real world tests.
The results surprised me...