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This week at Catawiki

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The weekly LEGO auction at Catawiki ends this evening, and once again it includes a number of interesting lots:

You can view all lots in the auction on our Catawiki page and if you have items to sell take a look at the guide to selling LEGO at Catawiki to find out how to get your items listed.

Random set of the day: Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

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Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

©1990 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck, released in 1990. It was the only Model Team set released that year. It contains 1063 pieces, and its retail price was US$80.

It's owned by 2043 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: 75884 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

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75884 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback is one of two Ford Speed Champions sets being released next week and the second Ford Mustang to be represented in the Speed Champions lineup, the first being 75871 Ford Mustang GT from 2016.

The '68 Mustang Fastback is famous for being Steve McQueen's ride in the classic film Bullitt, released the same year. The one featured in the film sported a dark geen livery although was not decked out with logos, numbers and stripes, as this one is. Nevertheless, I suspect that was the reason for choosing to build it that colour. It certainly makes a welcome change from the bright liveries of most of the other cars in the range.

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This month's offers from Minifigure Maddness

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Here's word of the latest offers from specialist minifig purveyor Minifigure Maddness:

This month we are offering Brickset readers three excellent limited offers.

  • 10% off all complete sets when you enter code Brickset28 at checkout. (excludes Batman movie series 2 complete sets). Most of series 1-17 are in stock as well as all licensed series.
  • FREE Hamleys Royal Guard polybag when you spend €100 or more site wide and enter code Brickset30 at checkout (While stock lasts)
  • FREE Batman movie in the phantom zone polybag when you spend €150 or more site wide and enter code Brickset32 at checkout (While stock lasts)

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Ideas Showcase

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Every time I post an Ideas Showcase article I seem to apologise that it has been some time since the previous article. This time there has been over three months since my last Ideas Showcase article.

I haven't been idle but that is no comfort for you so I am committed to getting more reliable in posting these articles.

This week I showcase eight projects. Some have been running for a while and I have gone through the most recent projects to see what is emerging.

Read on to see the eight projects I showcase this week.

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Review: 75885 Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC

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75885 Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC is one of six Speed Champions that's set to be released on 1st March. We might have expected the theme to have run its course after three years, so the fact that we are now entering a fourth indicates that the sets are selling well.

This year's offerings include Ferraris, Porsches and Fords. This set is one of two of the latter, and is the first rally car to be produced. The fact it's based (loosely) on a car many people own or have driven will probably increase its popularity.

Let's take it for a test drive...

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What is the worst LEGO Star Wars set?

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LEGO Star Wars will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary next year and most of the 643 sets released since 1999 have been excellent in my opinion, depicting numerous iconic vehicles, locations and characters.

However, some sets are very disappointing, due perhaps to the poor execution of a good idea or to a bewildering decision on the part of the set designer. Yet others are flawed from the very beginning as certain scenes and craft are ill-suited to LEGO. The recent release of 75201 First Order AT-ST has inspired considerable discussion about people's least favourite LEGO Star Wars set so we have decided to publish a poll on that very subject.

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