LEGO Friends Friendship Flower (30404) Polybag Coming to Toys R Us

LEGO Friends Friendship Flower (30404) Polybag Coming to Toys R Us

If you missed out on the LEGO Friends Friendship Flower (30404) polybag back during the Valentine’s Day only promotion on Shop@Home, don’t worry as Toys R Us will be carrying it very soon. While at work today, I came across a box of them that was misshipped to my store which was actually supposed to go to a Toys R Us location. The polybag will retail for $3.99 each and the item number [...]

Brick Breakdown: LEGO Elves Queen Dragon

Brick Breakdown: LEGO Elves Queen Dragon

(Written by William) The LEGO Elves sets are known for their beautiful and magical color-scheme and fantasy elements, but they also provide some interesting building techniques that are worth discussing. When the first LEGO sets with mini-dolls were released back in 2012, they were built quite simply, and there was not much to talk about […] [...]

LEGO 60th Anniversary 10 Foot Brick Mini Documentary

LEGO 60th Anniversary 10 Foot Brick Mini Documentary

Last month, LEGO celebrated the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick by placing a large-scale model of the red 2×4 in the middle of New York. They’ve also released a mini documentary of how the master builders transported the brick to the Flatiron District location. The video was released last week but due to the hooplah of the 2018 New York Toy Fair, it was overlooked. It’s cool to [...]

LDraw All-In-One-Installer 2018-01 now available

LDraw All-In-One-Installer 2018-01 now available

The LDraw.org Content Manager has asked me to inform you of the latest release of the LDraw installation package: An updated version of the LDraw All-In-One-Installer has been released. Ir supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. You can download it from here. Continue reading »© 2018 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

Empire State Building installed in the LEGOLAND Windsor's brand new miniland USA

Empire State Building installed in the LEGOLAND Windsor's brand new miniland USA

Work is underway at LEGOLAND Windsor on a new USA segment in miniland and yesterday the finishing touches were made to the model of Empire State Building. Here's the press release: The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s talented Model Makers put the finishing touches to its brand-new LEGO Empire State Building, ahead of the Resort’s eagerly anticipated opening on 9 March 2018. Standing at [...]

Win this new T-Shirt from Firestar / Minifig engraving

Win this new T-Shirt from Firestar / Minifig engraving

Firestar toys has just launched this cool new T-Shirt and matching mug and once again we are running a competition to win them. Firestar is also offering a new minifig engraving service enabling you to customise selected designs with a name or message. Find out more about this and how you can win the shirt and mug after the break. Continue reading »© 2018 Brickset.com. Republication prohib [...]

Random set of the day: Emergency Response Center

Random set of the day: Emergency Response Center

Today's random set is 6479 Emergency Response Center, released in 1998. It's one of 61 Town sets produced that year. It contains 423 pieces and 5 minifigs, and its retail price was US$60. It's owned by 867 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2018 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior pe [...]

Toys R Us Reported to Close Additional 200 Stores

Toys R Us Reported to Close Additional 200 Stores

You may have already heard this on the news but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Toys R Us may close another 200 stores in addition to the 180 that was previously announced last month. This reported wave of closings will cut the number of stores in the US nearly in half. Honestly, I didn’t hear anything about the closings when I went in to work today after I read up on a few article [...]

Still on Track

Still on Track

One of the cool things about working for the LEGO company is that it gives presents to its employees in the form of LEGO sets. These aren't just any LEGO sets either - they're exclusive employee sets. These sets are typically given out at Christmas, and they're almost invariably well worth having. Highlights from the past few years have included 4002014 LEGO HUB Birds (below) which was g [...]

LEGO Ranks #6 on Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Consumer Electronics List

LEGO Ranks #6 on Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Consumer Electronics List

Fast Company has released their list of the 2018 edition of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and LEGO was named as the #6 company out of 10 under the Consumer Electronics category. The main reason for that LEGO was honored in this category was because of boosting children’s coding skills by the way of LEGO Boost. LEGO Life, which was launched last year, also contributed to the com [...]

Review: 41600 Aquaman

Review: 41600 Aquaman

BrickHeadz, you either love 'em or loathe 'em, it seems. Nevertheless, it would appear that they have been something of a success, if the fact that there are at least 30 being released this year is anything to go by. Thankfully, I don't feel the need to buy every single one but instead just pick up those that particularly appeal to me. 41600 Aquaman was one such figure. Continue read [...]

2018 LEGO Minecraft sets review & thoughts

2018 LEGO Minecraft sets review & thoughts

If you have been paying attention to the LEGO Minecraft theme, you may have noticed some interesting developments in the 2018 LEGO Minecraft collection. While in 2017 we got mostly medium to very large sets, several of the 2018 sets released so far are unusually small. In fact, three of them are the smallest LEGO […] [...]

Throwback Thursday: 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

Throwback Thursday: 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

Having been reminded what a superb set 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck is when it came up as the random set of the day yesterday I thought I'd dig mine out and take a few photos. I emerged from my dark ages in 1995 and by then it was already 5 years old. But, it was still in the shops and I believe I purchased it in 1996 at a slight discount, from Gamleys (remember them?). I haven't kept [...]

LEGO Architecture Shanghai (21039) Review

LEGO Architecture Shanghai (21039) Review

Currently the only LEGO Architecture set has been released for 2018 is for one of the world’s most populous cities, Shanghai (21039). This set is also part of the third wave of the Skyline subtheme for the Architecture line. The set contains 597 pieces and retails for $59.99. Instruction Booklet One of the things that make the LEGO Architecture line feel more premium than a majority of ot [...]

Random set of the day: Millennium Falcon

Random set of the day: Millennium Falcon

Today's random set is 4504 Millennium Falcon, released in 2004. It's one of 15 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 985 pieces and 5 minifigs, and its retail price was US$100/£99.99. It's owned by 4647 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2018 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without pr [...]

EclipseGRAFX new custom printed LEGO parts

EclipseGRAFX new custom printed LEGO parts

At the recent BrickFair, Alabama LEGO convention and expo, LEGO customizer EclipseGRAFX unveiled some new custom printed LEGO pieces that are now also available at their online shop. And, they restocked some old favorites as well. So, I thought this was a good time to write up a little update on what they have. As […] [...]

Review:  40235 Year of the Dog

Review: 40235 Year of the Dog

The latest promotion, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, is 40235 Year of the Dog. LEGO has done "Year of...." sets before to celebrate the New Year but this is the first time that this promotional set has been available in the U.S. and a few other countries outside Asia (unfortunately not all of them). Let's take a look at the cute doggie that's featured in this set. Cont [...]

This week at Catawiki

This week at Catawiki

The weekly LEGO auction at Catawiki ends this evening, and once again it includes a number of interesting lots: 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck 10182 Café Corner, MISB 7419 Orient Expedition Dragon Fortress 856 Technic Bulldozer, boxed. 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 fin [...]

LEGO Recap from New York Toy Fair 2018

LEGO Recap from New York Toy Fair 2018

The 2018 New York Toy Fair is now over and there was a lot of LEGO news that came out that you may have missed so here’s a little recap of some of the more notable news items from the event. LEGO Announces the Return of Harry Potter Probably the biggest thing that LEGO announced during the Toy Fair was the return of Harry Potter in a new LEGO Wizarding World theme that encompasses both the [...]

Random set of the day: Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

Random set of the day: Whirl and Wheel Super Truck

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.Continue reading »© 2018 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permiss [...]