Wednesday, 25 January 2012

LEGO Avengers, Hobbits and Monster Fighters at London Toy Fair

Unfortunately I haven’t made it to Toy Fair in London this year, but thanks to the Internet and digital cameras we can still see a little of what is going on. What could LEGO be revealing on the walls of their stand? Read on for my reaction to some very cool images of the characters who will be popping in this year’s new Summer themes!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Printed Bricks Resurgence (Or Not)

The issue of printed bricks is one that ignites the passions of hardcore LEGO fans. Years ago, it was common for bricks with designs to be printed – such as clocks or Police logos – now it is more usual for stickers to be provided in sets than printed bricks. Recently, printed bricks in LEGO Games have led fans to ask why some themes get printed bricks and other themes do not.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Stormtroopers, Ninjas and Police at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

There’s lots going on in 2012 at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester, UK. Not only will there be more special events, but also all-new attractions to keep the Discovery Centre fresh. Whether it's Star Wars, Ninjago, City or Friends that you prefer there's something for every LEGO fan. Read on to find out what’s in store between now and Easter…

Friday, 20 January 2012

Star Wars Miniland coming to LEGOLAND Windsor

The inconvenient British weather will be no match for the power of the force. Recent additions to LEGOLAND Windsor like Atlantis Submarine Voyage and Laser Raiders have wisely opted to be indoors, and the new Star Wars Miniland will follow this pattern. Read on to find out what exciting locations will be included…

Friday, 13 January 2012

Star Wars is invading LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND in California and Billund have already been invaded by the Empire's troops, and now LEGOLAND Windsor are set to get a visit from a galaxy far, far away. Ready for the opening of the all-new Star Wars Miniland, characters from the saga have invaded London in Miniland...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Where in the shop should LEGO be?

LEGO Friends is hitting shelves in shops around the world, as the company makes their big push into the girls’ market. But where should these sets be sat in the shop? In the LEGO aisle? Or with the other girls toys? LEGO think this question will make an impact on how successful the new line is.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Least Surprising Announcement of 2012

It’s official – the first LEGO Super Heroes tie-in video game will be released this Summer, entitled LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Exciting times! The press release is out of the bag, so let’s put it through the Bat-computer and see what comes out of it…

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

All About Bricks Awards 2011

Before being overwhelmed by the new worlds of LEGO Friends, Dino and Lord of the Rings it’s time to kick start the New Year with a look at the All About Bricks 2011 Awards! Here I select which sets from each of my favourite themes are the best of 2011, and also throw in a few other awards to. The winning sets are awarded the prestige of being liked by one random voice online.