Reminder: Make a Thor-related brickfilm

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We've had a couple of entries to our competition but there's still time to enter. Here's how to get involved:

In celebration of the upcoming Thor Ragnarok film and accompanying LEGO sets we want you to produce a short brickfilm featuring Thor for a chance to win a LEGO Super Heroes prize pack consisting of four LEGO MARVEL Super Hero sets and exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO Thor poster.

The only requirement is that it features Thor in one form or another -- it could be custom, brick-built, older minifig, newer minifig or anything -- the rest is up to you, but I'd suggest not making it longer than a couple of minutes.

To enter, upload your video to YouTube and tag it #BricksetThorCompetition by the 31st October.

We'll be judging entries primarily on entertainment value but will also take originality and technical quality into account.

The competition is being sponsored by LEGO, who are providing the prizes.

Good luck! We, and the LEGO Super Heroes marketing team, look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Bricktober minifig boxes now available in the UK

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The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Collection

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Collection

©2017 LEGO Group

The four Toys R Us exclusive Bricktober 2017 minifig boxes are now available in the UK.

They are listed on the TRU website but you can't buy them online, or check in-store stock availability, so you'll have to try your luck in your local branch.

This LEGO Batman Movie collection featuring 4 new Batsuits is likely to be the most popular and sell out first, so don't hang about if you're after it.

Thanks to juggleman and others for the news.

Discounts at Amazon.com

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Latest >= 25% discounts
71174 Starter Pack: Wii U$43.99 ($59.99)Marketplace-27%
>= 33% discounts on this year's sets
75525 Baze Malbus$14.75 ($24.99)Marketplace-41%
41230 Batgirl Batjet Chase$14.99 ($24.99)-40%
41231 Harley Quinn to the Rescue$17.95 ($29.99)Marketplace-40%
70352 Jestro's Headquarters$54.88 ($89.99)-39%
60148 ATV Race Team$12.79 ($19.99)-36%
75523 Scarif Stormtrooper$15.99 ($24.99)-36%
41232 Super Hero High School$53.57 ($79.99)-33%

Review: 75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker

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75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker has received some robust criticism since being revealed, due in no small part to its unusual appearance. We have yet to see the vehicle in any trailers or promotional material but I tend to agree with the overwhelming sentiment that an eight-legged walker like this does not really fit with the existing aesthetic of the AT-series.

However, the walking mechanism demonstrated on the packaging is quite intriguing and models of a similar size such as 75153 AT-ST Walker have proven popular in recent years. In addition, the inclusion of a rare General Hux minifigure provides a further incentive to add this set to your collection, particularly if the price of £49.99 or $49.99 proves to be as reasonable as the piece count of 554 would suggest.

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Dimensions to end a year early

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An article published by Eurogamer yesterday claims that "Toys-to-life franchise Lego Dimensions has drawn to a close, a year earlier than originally planned.

"Publisher Warner Bros. is yet to officially confirm the cancellation, [but] sources close to the company have told Eurogamer the series is no more."

Its demise has long been rumoured but now it seems the writing is definitely on the wall despite WB not officially confirming it. After all, why would they: Christmas is just round the corner and there's a load of stock on the shelves still to shift.

The EuroGamer article goes into some detail about the difficulties TT Games faced in developing and bringing it to market over the product's lifecycle and is an interesting read.

Do you have any theories as to why it's failed? Will you miss it?

Blocks magazine issue 37 out now

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Here's a press release for the latest issue of Blocks magazine:

Blocks magazine builds The Walking Dead in Issue 37

With Halloween approaching, the latest issue of Blocks magazine gets creative with the pop culture smash hit that is The Walking Dead.

This special issue is a unique collaboration between Blocks magazine and Charlie Adlard, the artist behind The Walking Dead comic books. The coverage kicks off with an interview with the talented penciller about his work and LEGO fandom, before his original artwork is used to inspire equally atmospheric LEGO builds.

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