Interview with Justin Ramsden and Paul Constantin Turcanu, designers of 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Interview with Justin Ramsden and Paul Constantin Turcanu, designers of 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

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 [...]

Summary of new LEGO elements in 2018

Summary of new LEGO elements in 2018

(Written by BLProductions) With 2018 at an end, all the new pieces LEGO introduced last year have become available, so now is an excellent time to review these interesting elements. In 2018, over 145 new elements were introduced in LEGO sets, and that number doesn’t even include all the new LEGO DUPLO pieces or most […] [...]

LEGO Ideas National Museum – Rio de Janeiro Achieves 10,000 Supporters

LEGO Ideas National Museum – Rio de Janeiro Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The National Museum – Rio de Janeiro by Maxakalisaurus is the latest project to hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. With a sudden surge of supporters the past few days, it actually surprised everyone by hitting the goal in about three weeks. The model shown is still a render but it represents Brazil’s National Museum which made the news last year with the massive fire doing damage to [...]

Random set of the day: Polar Copter

Random set of the day: Polar Copter

Today's random set is 8640 Polar Copter, released in 1986. It's one of 8 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 238 pieces and 1 minifig.It's owned by 1393 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Magazine Available January 22

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Magazine Available January 22

Topix Media Lab is a publishing company who produces magazines such as Newsweek, Scientific America, and TV Guide. They have also released some issues regarding LEGO including the one named LEGO – The Toy That Changed Our Lives which was geared more towards the AFOLs. With The LEGO Movie 2 coming out in a few weeks, they will be selling a magazine for kids featuring Emmet. The magazine is si [...]

70840 Apocalypseburg Leicester Square Signing Report

70840 Apocalypseburg Leicester Square Signing Report

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 [...]

The LEGO Movie 2 sets video-reviews & more!

The LEGO Movie 2 sets video-reviews & more!

The LEGO Movie 2 sets were released at the beginning of January, and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part film is going to be in theatres soon! In addition, the largest of The LEGO Movie 2 sets just became available to LEGO VIP members yesterday (general release will be on February 1st). So, this […] [...]

Review: 40348 Birthday Clown

Review: 40348 Birthday Clown

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 [...]

Random set of the day: Surface Hopper

Random set of the day: Surface Hopper

Today's random set is 6806 Surface Hopper, released in 1985. It's one of 15 Space sets produced that year. It contains 23 pieces and 1 minifig.It's owned by 1992 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) Review

LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) Review

Last year, LEGO announced the release of the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) that contains 6,020 pieces and retailing for $399.99. It look me a while but I’ve finally finished building and taking pictures for this review. The contents of the massive box include 37 numbered bags, four sticker sheets, and four instruction booklets. Minifigures There are four minifi [...]

Review: 70827 Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy

Review: 70827 Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy

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 U [...]

Bricks & Blooms LEGO modular garden center

Bricks & Blooms LEGO modular garden center

Last year, we discussed several of the custom LEGO Modular Buildings by British LEGO fan bricked1980 (see links at the end of this post). His custom LEGO post office has been particularly popular due to its lovely details, and because it perfectly matches the size and style of the official LEGO Modular Buildings. Many LEGO […] [...]

This week at Catawiki

This week at Catawiki

This week's Catawiki LEGO auction comes to an end this evening. Here at the lots that caught my eye: 3450 Statue of Liberty, MISB in rare full-colour box. 4002018, last year's employee Christmas gift 80101 and 80102 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner and Dragon Dance 10000 Guarded Inn You can view every lot in the auction on our Catawiki page and if you have items to sell, take a [...]

2019 polybags available in ASDA

2019 polybags available in ASDA

A selection of polybags became available in Tesco stores last year and it would seem that ASDA has followed suit in 2019. The following polybags are being sold for £3.97 each: 30363 Jet-Ski 30408 Tulips 30529 Mini Master-Building Emmet 30533 Sam-X 30572 Race Car Let us know whether you have been able to find them. © 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior perm [...]

The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards Promotion Now Live

The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards Promotion Now Live

LEGO has started a new promotion on Shop@Home for some cool The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards. From now until February 24, you can receive one pack of The LEGO Movie 2 trading cards with purchase of $15 or three packs with a purchase of $40. VIP members will also receive a FREE The LEGO Movie 2 Awesome Collector Album and a special foil trading card with purchase of $15. There are 36 cards to collect [...]

Welcome to Apocalypseburg available now

Welcome to Apocalypseburg available now

The highly anticipated 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg is now available at shop.LEGO.com for VIP members. In addition, there's a new gift with purchase. Place an order over 40€ / £35 (t.b.c) and you'll receive three packs of The LEGO Movie 2 trading cards. VIP members will also receive a collectors' book to keep them in. You can read the press release for the set here. We& [...]

Random set of the day: Press Box

Random set of the day: Press Box

Today's random set is 3310 Press Box, released in 1998. It's one of 61 Town sets produced that year. It contains 93 pieces and 2 minifigs.It's owned by 437 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

FREE Tickets to The LEGO Movie 2 Space Hollywood Event

FREE Tickets to The LEGO Movie 2 Space Hollywood Event

If you’re in the Hollywood area at the end of January/early February, LEGO is throwing together something to promote The LEGO Movie 2. They are offering FREE tickets to a 6,000 square foot interactive exhibition for those who are interested. There will be various activities and themed photo ops for the kids. The dates and times are listed below. Location: Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street, Los [...]

The LEGO Movie 2 Toys R Us Canada In-Store Events

The LEGO Movie 2 Toys R Us Canada In-Store Events

For those living in Canada, there are some upcoming events in the next few weeks for The LEGO Movie 2 at Toys R Us Canada that you be interested in attending. Saturday, January 19 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Use your imagination and build your own scene from the movie! Plus take home a FREE movie poster! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.While they last. Max. 100 per store. At the Toys“R”Us Whi [...]

Review: 75892 McLaren Senna

Review: 75892 McLaren Senna

Speed Champions has incorporated an excellent range of modern supercars since the theme was launched in 2015, including such popular sets as 75878 Bugatti Chiron and 75899 LaFerrari. I am hoping that the latest addition to this appealing series, 75892 McLaren Senna, will impress. This vehicle looks absolutely incredible in reality, although such streamlined bodywork has proven quite difficult to [...]