Review: Build Better Bricks Deadpool bust

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This month, high quality building instructions provider Build Better Bricks has 20% off everything in store when you use the coupon BRICKSET at checkout.

If you ever wonder what the instructions are like and how to obtain the parts needed to build one of its models then this review of the Deadpool bust, written by Jacob, aka Pistol is for you:

You know the old saying “Every journey begins when the first brick clicks” or something equally poetic. Hello, my name is Pistol and welcome to my first review. There is no set number, no similar Lego sets to compare too, and no guarantee you’ll like the review. I do promise to be completely transparent in everything, as this might help you determine if it’s worth it to you.

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Random set of the day: Imperial Shuttle

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Imperial Shuttle

Imperial Shuttle

©2004 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 4494 Imperial Shuttle, released in 2004. It's one of 15 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 82 pieces, and its retail price was US$7/£6.99.

It's owned by 4009 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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Interview with Justin Ramsden and Paul Constantin Turcanu, designers of 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

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Brickset was recently invited to interview Justin Ramsden and Paul Constantin Turcanu, the set and graphic designers for the excellent 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg.

Brickset: How does the design process differ when creating a product for a LEGO movie as opposed to those for other themes?

Justin: We always work closely with the film studio when creating sets for each LEGO movie and frequently communicate during the development process, ensuring that models will look impressive on screen while also working as a physical product. The studio initially proposed a monolithic city existing at the centre of a vast wasteland and several designers from both LEGO and Warner Bros. produced different concepts for such a location.

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70840 Apocalypseburg Leicester Square Signing Report

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As a collector, I'm a bit of a sucker for signing events and with London only an hour away by train I thought I'd pop in to Leicester Square today to see how this latest one played out.

70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! was released yesterday and a whirlwind tour of 3 Brand Stores, Paris, London and Orlando, has given LEGO fans a chance to meet Designer Justin Ramsden and Graphic Designer Paul Constantin Turcanu, shake their hands and have their sets signed.

Given how busy other events have been I decided to get there for 10am opening and do a bit of shopping while I sized up the queue. It was a really cold start to the day and I didn't fancy waiting outside – but I needn't have worried. Click through to find out why.

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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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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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