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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Click & Snap: The Series 19 Crew
Aug26

Click & Snap: The Series 19 Crew

Ahead of my full review of the new series of LEGO® Minifigures, I’ve been taking some snaps of the new characters and sharing them on social media. So I thought it would be fun to collect them all together here for a new edition of Click & Snap. The series is filled some great new elements and characters with fun connections to past series. One of the great things about modern day Minifigures is they are very expressive,...

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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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Top 10 LEGO Tree Sets
Jul25

Top 10 LEGO Tree Sets

A couple of years ago, I noticed an odd pattern with some of the LEGO® sets I were buying. A large number of them were tree-based. So with the reveal of the LEGO Ideas TreehouseLEGO Ideas Treehouse I thought it was the ideal time for another LEGO Top 10. Trees have made a surprisingly large amount of appearances in LEGO sets over the last few years, I’m not talking about the classic tree element, but actual buildable trees. They...

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Click & Snap: Stranger Things Will The Wise
Jul18

Click & Snap: Stranger Things Will The Wise

The third season of Stranger Things has been available on Netflix for a couple of weeks now. It’s an incredible programme and if you haven’t watched it already, I highly recommend it. During the new series, Will Byers tries to get the gang to play a Dungeon & Dragons campaign. So he’s dons his outfit to become Dungeon Master Will the Wise. Inspired by this moment I decided to recreate Will the Wise using the new...

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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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