Wednesday, 26 August 2015

First Reaction: LEGO Star Wars - The Force Awakens

All images from the official LEGO Catalogue
LEGO have put the latest direct catalogue online, which officially unveils all of the new Star Wars The Force Awakens sets that will be released on ‘Force Friday’ September 4th.  That’s right, LEGO have finally revealed what we might want to buy in a week’s time, which means fans can start deciding what to buy and planning their spending. What follows are first impressions of the product as a range. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Blocks Magazine Issue 11 - Available Now

The latest issue of Blocks is out today, with an animation focus to tie in with the newly released Scooby Doo theme. There's an interview with Nik Groves - lead LEGO designer on Scooby Doo - along with reviews of the sets. There's a Toon Timeline looking at previous cartoon based themes and I chatted to the Papercutz team about their Ninjago graphic novel series. Plus plenty more LEGO goodness is packed into the 118 pages!

Read on to find out where to buy.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Why LEGO Should Not Change the Rules Now

Christmas is coming (in a few months anyway), and it’s time for a new Winter Village set to add to the collection. Except it’s not. It’s time for the Winter Toy Shop (10199) to be re-released with a few changes as 10249. Brilliant news for those who missed it originally? Superficially maybe, but actually this might completely muck up the concept of collecting LEGO.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sully the Spaniel to join the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The team at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have sent over some great news, as Ella Harvey and her family celebrate her Sprocker Spaniel, Sully, getting his own brick built doppelganger as part of Heartlake City. Read on for the full story.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Blocks Magazine Issue 10 - Available Now

It’s the day of the month when the latest issue of Blocks hits the shelves. This issue takes a Batman focus, with a look back at LEGO Batman, Batmobile comparisons and a review of the new Jokerland set. There’s plenty else in there too, including LEGO Inside Tour coverage, tips on water techniques and the history of LEGO Comic Con sets.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Can LEGO Make Star Wars Leaks Disappear?

What will the new Millennium Falcon look like?
Images of Star Wars: The Force Awakens product have been revealed by the long running website From Bricks to Bothans, but the website was quickly asked to take them down by LEGO. Is it realistic to try and erase these images from the public consciousness? Did half the Star Wars and LEGO fan communities not just see them? Are they not now on the hard drives of thousands of computers around the world?

Monday, 13 July 2015

Does LEGO Disney Product Need Some Pixie Dust?

LEGO have been releasing Disney product for six years now, but it has somewhat underwhelmed fan expectation. Classic characters have been missing from the line up, and some of the movies that LEGO produced product for didn’t exactly set the box office on fire. It won’t be long until next year’s plans are unveiled, so in the meantime, here is a look back at LEGO and Disney.