A Look At LEGO…. Fairgrounds
May14

A Look At LEGO…. Fairgrounds

With the announcement of a new LEGO® fairground set, I thought it was the perfect time to take a look at some of the other sets which are part of the same style of sets. Most of them are a sub-theme of the Creator Expert line, although the Haunted House is part of the new ‘AFOL’ line. There are also a couple of LEGO City sets with a fairground twist. Plus sets from the Creator 3-in-1 and Hidden Side themes. There are many...

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A Look At LEGO…. Pirates At 30
Sep19

A Look At LEGO…. Pirates At 30

Y’arr me hearties today be National Talk like a Pirate Day so we thought we’d set sail for one of LEGOLAND’s most beloved themes and take A Look at LEGO…. Pirates, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Pirates LEGO theme first launched way back in 1989 and featured Minifigure pirates, soldiers and islanders along with system sets including sailing ships, desert islands and military...

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Celebrating 10 Years Of LEGO Winter Village
Sep13

Celebrating 10 Years Of LEGO Winter Village

Back in 2009 Christmas became a little more special with the release of the first festive set in the LEGO® Creator Expert subtheme lovely known as Winter Village. Every years since a new set has joined the ranks and helped to inspire builders to create their own festive displays. With the announcement of the Gingerbread House, the Winter Village range marks its tenth set release and its tenth anniversary. But with the Gingerbread...

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LEGO Fabuland At 40
Aug31

LEGO Fabuland At 40

Forty years ago and long before the cross-product success of Bionicle, NINJAGO and CHIMA, plus more recent story-driven themes such as Hidden Side, the LEGO Group created a whole new theme aimed at young children that would sit between DUPLO and the standard LEGO® System range. Released in 1979, Fabuland was the first theme that LEGO created which went beyond the brick, by also encompassing storybooks, clothing and a great stop-motion...

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The Newbury Files: Uncovering The Hidden Side
Aug06

The Newbury Files: Uncovering The Hidden Side

Don’t let the quiet town of Newbury fool you, it may be a picturesque little town on the surface. But there’s a darker side to Newbury, which has remained hidden until now. Local scientist J.B. Watt has been dabbling with unlocking the hidden side of Newbury and tasks local teens, Parker and Jack, with helping to discover exactly what is going down in Newbury. Using the latest technology, these ghost getting guys are complied a...

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The Building Bricks From Earth To The Moon
Jul16

The Building Bricks From Earth To The Moon

As the world marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a little look at some of the LEGO® sets which have been inspired by the work of NASA. Beyond sets which have been directly inspired by real life space missions, that monumental moment in 1969 changed popular culture forever. It inspired everything from the Jetsons, to the Clangers and more obviously Star Wars. It...

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A Look At LEGO…. Microscale
Mar14

A Look At LEGO…. Microscale

I think we can all agree that LEGO® Minifigures are pretty awesome, for the past 40 odd years they have been inhabiting LEGO sets and beyond, adding an extra level of fun to LEGO play. But sometimes their small stature can be a too little big to create the prefect LEGO recreation of various vehicles, building or locations. Over the years Microscale builds have become more commonplace in LEGO sets, from entire themes like LEGO...

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