Building The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
Jan31

Building The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

One of the most exciting inclusions of the recently released LEGO® Movie 2 minifigures, are the four characters from the Wizard of Oz. This iconic movie has been delighting moviegoers since 1939 and in its 80th year, the characters are once again causing excitement thanks to LEGO. The four characters from the film are amongst the 20 characters featured in new series of LEGO Minifigures, and people are desperate to add them to their...

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LEGO DUPLO At 50 – Evolution Of A Logo
Jan29

LEGO DUPLO At 50 – Evolution Of A Logo

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO® DUPLO® brick. Over those post 50 years the DUPLO brand has changed a lot, but there has been a certain red rabbit who has remained constant. Well almost, in the early 2000’s LEGO DUPLO became LEGO Explore, but do to customer feedback, the original name and brand mascot returned and has remained the face of DUPLO ever since. It all started with a Danish company, called Plan Design,...

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Top 10 LEGO Rockets
Jan24

Top 10 LEGO Rockets

It’s time to blast-off for another LEGO® Top Ten. Now I started this Top Ten back in November as it was long rumoured that the new John Lewis advert would be inspired by Elton John 70s hit Rocketman, turns out it wasn’t and as it would be a stretch to compile the Top Ten LEGO Pianos. I parked the feature and promptly forgot about it, as it was mostly done, seems a shame to bin it. So it’s time to chart the Top Ten...

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Click & Snap: LEGO Employee Christmas Gift
Dec25

Click & Snap: LEGO Employee Christmas Gift

Every year the LEGO Group gifts each of their employees a very special festive LEGO® set. The process starts in April, with various LEGO designers pitching their ideas for what the special set could be. Then Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of the founder of LEGO, picks his favourite. This year’s set has been created by Carl Merriam and the theme of this year’s gift is 40 years of LEGO Minifigures. As well as LEGO...

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LEGO Light & Sound – Now & Then
Dec23

LEGO Light & Sound – Now & Then

I recently took A Look At LEGO®… Light & Sound and have recently managed to grab on of the new 2019 sets, which brings back the much loved but little used system from the 80s. It’s been over 20 years since the last LEGO set with Light & Sound was released and oh how times have changed. The original Light & Sound system used a bulky battery box as well as special metal lined elements, turn switches and bulbs to...

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Rebuilding My Childhood One Brick At A Time
Dec17

Rebuilding My Childhood One Brick At A Time

As a kid of the 80s I grew up in a glorious time for pop culture legends. From amazing Saturday morning cartoons to iconic movies, I had the great fortune to grow up around a number of iconic characters, theme songs and all the related toys and merchandise that come with it. Now 35 years on I own more toys than I ever did as a kid, hey no one said just because you grow old you have to grow up. As many of you will know there are always...

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Click & Snap: Snowflake Village 2018
Dec15

Click & Snap: Snowflake Village 2018

After a break last year, Christmas has exploded here at BricksFanz HQ with Snowflake Village back on display for the festive period. My LEGO® Christmas display definitely is one of the most impressive to be seen, but it’s still fun to watch people come in and have a look at it all. Of course it contains many of the Winter Village sets, released over the last few years, including this years Winter Village Fire Station....

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