Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Launching LEGO Pirates

A classic LEGO theme used to amuse year on year in the 1990s, until it took a twelve year break. There were three clear launches for LEGO Pirates, which show how LEGO can do something well and how LEGO can do something… less well. In the spirit of hoping that someone deep in the basement of LEGO headquarters is busy designing the next LEGO Pirates line, here’s a look back at the launches over the years…

Thursday, 25 August 2011

All About Bricks Question & Answer

A new column, that I didn’t imagine would kick off this soon, has sprung up from the buzz around the rumour lists for next year’s LEGO range. The following questions were asked by readers of All About Bricks, and I have endeavoured to answer them. So read on to find out something or nothing about Technic, Castle, Harry Potter and the chances of a Super Heroes video game.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Are LEGO taking on too many licenses?

Next year will see LEGO continuing to expand the number of licensed properties immortalized in plastic bricks. Lines such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Super Heroes have grabbed properties back from inferior competitors. But how many LEGO themes should be based on films, comics and TV? Where is the balance between just enough, and one too many?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Changes coming to LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs

The recent rumour list for LEGO Star Wars threw up a change in the Battle Pack model, and fans are now discussing whether they like their Battle Packs to have one faction in or two. Factoring in a likely price increase, will the change affect sales of this super popular product? Is it wise to try and fix something that isn't broken?

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Where next for the LEGO VIP Program?

Over a year and a half ago LEGO came up with a new way to reward customers who buy from them directly, and now it’s been rolled out to any country that LEGO ships to online. Recently LEGO have been surveying fans to find out where the LEGO VIP scheme should take us next. There were a variety of ideas, are any of them the best way forward?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

LEGO New Themes 2012 Rumour List

The seventh and final day of January 2012 rumours reveals two new themes that may be coming next year. It also reveals what I have not had any information about. So take this, as everything else, with a sceptical view and we’ll all find out how much of it comes to be in a few months.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

LEGO Creator / LEGO Games 2012 Rumour List

Well you can probably tell that now I’m scraping around the bottom of the LEGO barrel to see what rumours are left inside to share. I don’t know how many collectors pay attention to LEGO Games, but it’s still fun to see what’s coming surely? And there’s a couple of LEGO Creator rumours in here too. So it’s all rumour, nothing is for certain, but enjoy today’s list of what we might be rolling the buildable die with in January.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

LEGO Ninjago 2012 Rumour List

Today’s rumour list is what may be coming for Ninjago next year. The line has been incredibly successful for LEGO, and according to this list it will have a continued presence next year. As usual, this is all rumour, speculation, conjecture… nothing official. So read on to find out what sets the Ninjas may be showing up in next…

Monday, 8 August 2011

LEGO City 2012 Rumour List

This latest list of rumoured sets is what we can expect from the City line in January. All of this is currently speculation until an official announcement comes out of LEGO, and by the time the sets are released some may have changed, been dropped or replaced.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

LEGO Super Heroes 2012 Rumour List

Next year sees the launch of the new LEGO Super Heroes line. What follows is a list of product that I have received that may be appearing next year. Please take this with a pinch of salt, and don't be surprised or disappointed if the actual finished line-up looks somewhat different to this list. But in the meantime, here's the LEGO Super Heroes rumour list...

Saturday, 6 August 2011

LEGO Disney 2012 Rumour List

This year LEGO has offered products from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh. What follows is a list of Disney product rumoured to be coming from LEGO next  year, although this is all unofficial and unconfirmed until the product actually shows up…

Friday, 5 August 2011

LEGO Star Wars 2012 Rumour List

For a few years now I have been posting a list of rumoured LEGO sets on Jedi News, and today I have revealed the LEGO Star Wars 2012 rumour list. So read on for the low down on what may be appearing in shops next January.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Comic Con Attendee Exclusives 2011

I wasn’t at Comic Con. I was across the pond here in the UK, jealously drooling over the images and announcements coming out of San Diego. More than that, dreading how much I was going to have to pay on eBay for all of those damn exclusives. Read on for a run-down on what LEGO exclusively sold at the event, some well publicised… some less so.