Review: HispaBrick 10th Anniversary set

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magazine a special custom set has been produced: 1001 Magazine Kiosk.

Limited to just 50 copies, it's been given to those who have been involved with the magazine over the years so I am very honoured to have received one given my own humble contribution has been merely to help promote it.

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HispaBrick Magazine issue 30 out now

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A very special edition of the excellent HispaBrick magazine has just been published. Here's the press release:

It’s our anniversary! In this edition of HispaBrick Magazine we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a couple of surprises.

To celebrate the occasion, we offer you the article on Alien by the arvo brothers that we published in our first issue and that you have asked to be published in English. We also interview Carlos Méndez, the AFOL who proposed the idea of HispaBrick Magazine ten years ago.

Some distinguished personalities in the AFOL world and from the LEGO Company have congratulated us on our anniversary. You will also find a timeline of the ten years of the magazine and interviews with the current staff members. In addition, we proudly present a set that was specially designed for the occasion: 1001 – HispaBrick Magazine Kiosk.

Andrea Valcanover shows us how to build a beautiful tree, Pau Padrós explains the secrets behind Modular buildings, we interview the LEGO Technic team and we offer you a report of our latest event in Mungia (Bilbao).

Of course we also have tutorials, reviews, and our usual sections, including the comic strip Desmontados, and Benny celebrating our anniversary in his space station.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the next few days. We have a few surprises in store for you!

HispaBrick Magazine can be downloaded free of charge in Spanish and English, so download your copy now and celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us!

Chowren Toys offer for May

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Here's word from Jason about Chrowren Toys' latest promotion for Brickset readers:

Did you know May 23 is World Turtle Day?

To celebrate we are making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase available to readers of Brickset for just $39.99 each. All readers need to do is enter promo code: TURTLEDAY at the checkout to get the discounted price. There are total of 55 units available and are limited to 10 per customer while supplies last.

This promotion will last until May 27, 2018 11:59pm (US West Coast time).

Random set of the day: Firefighter

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Today's random set is 4031 Firefighter, released in 1991. It's one of 3 Boats sets produced that year. It contains 361 pieces and 4 minifigs, and its retail price was US$52.

It's owned by 866 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: 75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate

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75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate is the largest of the new sets which make up the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom range, containing 1019 pieces. The manor house looks marvellous in official images and the minifigure selection is brilliant, featuring almost every major character from the movie!

However, I have most been looking forward to the brand new Indoraptor. Promotional material has demonstrated that this hybrid dinosaur will occupy a prominent role in the film so the LEGO rendition should prove to be very appealing. Unfortunately, this set costs £119.99 or $129.99 which seems quite expensive to me, although a selection of three dinosaurs are included and the bigger ones are bound to inflate the price by virtue of their complexity.

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LEGO Overwatch sets are on the way

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So this is interesting. Activision Blizzard have announced today at Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas the new partnerships they are making for Overwatch this next year, and LEGO is on the list:

“The merchandising program for Overwatch is significantly expanding. Hasbro has been awarded the master toy license for the franchise with plans for a wide range of play experiences including a NERF product line, games and more. Additionally, LEGO Group has plans for multiple Overwatch building sets across various price points.”

Now, I know next to nothing about Overwatch, but this does seem pretty cool for fans of the game - of which I know there are many.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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