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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The Great LEGO Modular Dilemma
Nov29

The Great LEGO Modular Dilemma

As both a LEGO® fan and a proud LEGO Ambassador, I’ve had the opportunity to build a large number of sets. I’ve built everything from the UCS Falcon to a BrickHeadz or two. But despite my vast experience with various different themes and sets, there is one massive area of LEGO fandom, I’ve never ventured near – Modulars. For those who don’t know, LEGO Creator Expert Modular sets are annually released...

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A Look At LEGO…. Light & Sound
Nov28

A Look At LEGO…. Light & Sound

A blast from the past returns next year, as some of the new 2019 LEGO® sets will reintroduce the Light & Sound system. But things have moved on a since the 80s when the original Light & Sound system first appeared. As a kid of the 80s I have fond memories of Light & Sound, in fact I still have one set which included this unique powered LEGO system. So ahead of its return early next year, it’s the perfect opportunity...

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Blockbusters – LEGO DUPLO At The Movies
Nov26

Blockbusters – LEGO DUPLO At The Movies

When The LEGO® Movie 2 sets were revealed, there was an intersting little DUPLO set, which transformed Emmet and Lucy into cute looking DUPLO figures. They were so cute I tweeted out an image of the pair, which has been extremely popular. But Emmet and Lucy aren’t the first blockbuster characters to feature in DUPLO sets. As LEGO fans you probably don’t pay that much attention to the sets focused toward the youngest...

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