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Throwing Money Away: Why Not Buy Everything?

Throwing Money Away: Why Not Buy Everything?

 There have been many recent articles, all over the web, in local papers and on the radio. They're saying that LEGO investing is better than gold. It's sensationalist. It excites the imagination. It sounds easy. These articles point up the sets that have increased in value many times above their initial costs. Dreamers sweep store shelves expecting instant returns and easy money. Conventional wisdom says that you'll never lose money on LEGO, it will always be worth at least what you bough

Blocks Issue #17: The Big Bang Issue

Blocks Issue #17: The Big Bang Issue

Issue 17 of Blocks Magazine is now with subscribers, and will be in shops on Thursday 18th February. This month, we dive headfirst into LEGO’s latest Big Bang theme, with full reviews of every Nexo Knights set, plus an in-depth interview with LEGO Designer Mark Stafford – who reveals a few tantalising secrets behind the space-castle mashup, and gives us

Scarcity Breeds Demand: Lego Set Case Studies

Scarcity Breeds Demand: Lego Set Case Studies

With so many total sets available and #chaos in full effect as predicted by J-Mack, I thought it would be useful for new(er) members to the site and to Lego investing on the whole to take a look at how a short or shorter than expected run can greatly impact the value of a set. Without further adieu...

LEGO REVIEW: Star Wars Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter #75087

LEGO REVIEW: Star Wars Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter #75087

the Hailfire Droid 75085. This time I thought I would look at the one remaining exclusive set from Walmart, Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter. This is the ship that Anakin flew in Star Wars: Clone Wars. For those of you who don't know or don't remember, in 2003 between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith,

LEGO March 2016 US Event Calendar News

LEGO March 2016 US Event Calendar News

Looks like Lego has some interesting events and offerings planned for next month.  Get the kiddies ready (including your inner kid).   Some highlights... Double VIP points on all purchases between March 7 and 22. The Classic TV Batcave becomes available to non-VIP members starting March 1. Various polybag and p

LEGO REVIEW: Star Wars First Order Snowspeeder #75100

LEGO REVIEW: Star Wars First Order Snowspeeder #75100

C-3PO polybag. I wasn't exactly excited about the looks of this thing before Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens was released, but I assumed it would get more interesting to me once I saw the film. I figured I might review this LEGO set with added appreciation once I had seen it in action. So I stuck 75100 on a shelf to age like

LEGO Star Wars the Force Awakens Video Game Coming 6/28/16

LEGO Star Wars the Force Awakens Video Game Coming 6/28/16

Many Bothans died to bring us this information. The official Xbox website has launched a page showing screen captures from an upcoming entrant into the LEGO Star Wars game series. This time it is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The date given for the release of this game is 6/28/16. Players will be able to play as their fa

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona Crowns New Master Model Builder

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona Crowns New Master Model Builder

In a 2 day competition, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona conducted a unique job interview searching for their new LEGO Master Model Builder. In the food court of the Arizona Mills mall 46 applicants participated in a build off to find the most qualified person for the job.

Lego Polybag Availability Update (February 2016)

Lego Polybag Availability Update (February 2016)

Here is the list of current and upcoming polybags in the LEGO world.  If you've found a polybag that's not on this list, or have any update to give us, please note it in the comments below.  This information is put together from a number of different sources on the Internet, including real world reports. Availability in your area may vary.  This information is US-based.  

Vintage Lego Collecting & Investing Part 1: Town Square 1592

Vintage Lego Collecting & Investing Part 1: Town Square 1592

Many Lego-related blogs are written about modern sets. This especially applies to investment-related blogs. In a series of articles I try to generate enthusiasm for some of the more interesting vintage Lego sets. We enjoyed building them as kids, whereas probably more often we jealously admired them in our best friend's collection or in the Lego catalogue we devotedly picked up in the toy store. This is primarily a blog of nostalgia. However, investing in vintage Lego can be an i