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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Amazing MOCs: DOTS Art Gallery
Mar29

Amazing MOCs: DOTS Art Gallery

I follow various LEGO® groups on Facebook and over the past few days, this fun creation by builder Rollon Smith appeared and thought it deserved a share. Rollon’s MOC is inspired by the new LEGO DOTS elements and makes them the focus of an art gallery exhibit, turning them into mini pieces of art. The various 1×1 DOTS elements allow for some impressive patterns and colour combinations. Making the perfect little pieces to...

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Minifigures Adventures In The Antarctic
Mar26

Minifigures Adventures In The Antarctic

Long before much of the world went into lockdown, a group of intrepid Minifigures spent their own time in isolation at the Concordia Station in the Antarctic Plateau. Every year, during the 9 month winter season with temperatures dropping to minus 80 degrees and months without sunlight, a human crew remains isolated at the station without any possibility of evacuation. This winter they were joined by a few extra crewmates, with a gang...

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LEGO Modulars Once You Pop You Just Stop
Feb23

LEGO Modulars Once You Pop You Just Stop

Just before Christmas, I got to build my first ever LEGO® Creator Expert Modular set, as I reviewed this year’s latest addition to the popular line, the Bookshop. Before I was offered the Bookshop to review, I had planned a feature in which I built my first modular and I had chosen the Diner. The original plan was to do this ahead of the festive period but due to high season, the set only arrived a couple of weeks ago....

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What Could The Future Hold For LEGO Games
Jan06

What Could The Future Hold For LEGO Games

2019 has been the first year in a long time, which has seen no LEGO® games released by TT Games. Their next title has been revealed as LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but it has yet to get a release date beyond 2020. TT Games may have been a little quiet, but we have still seen LEGO titles releases by other developers. These have included a Speed Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4, a LEGO-themed spin-off of Tiny Towers and...

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Best Of 2019 BricksFanz Awards
Dec31

Best Of 2019 BricksFanz Awards

It’s New Year’s Eve and as 2019 comes to a close and the clock ticks down to another year. It’s once again time to take a look back over that past 12 months and pick some of my favourite LEGO® related things to occur in the year gone by. As an extra treat this year, my ramblings have been joined by a few awesome guests – Matt from The Bricks King Podcast, Greg from London Bridge Bricks and fellow AFOL, Alan aka...

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The Evolution of The Octan Corporation
Dec30

The Evolution of The Octan Corporation

Since 1992 Octan has been keeping the folks of LEGO® City and beyond on the go with the premium brand of fuel. Before Octan appeared in LEGO sets, fuel was provided by real world brands including Esso and Shell. Sets 6397: Gas N’ Wash Express and 6594: Gas Transit would introduce Octan to LEGO fans and ever since it has appeared in numerous LEGO sets. In 2009 Octan branched out into the renewable energy market with the Wind...

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