LEGO News

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LEGO CITY 60171 Mountain Fugitives: Creative Activity

February 21st, 2018

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Over the last few weeks Rainbow Bricks members have been having fun with LEGO City set 60171 Mountain Fugitives.
There are some nice new parts in this particular set plus it’s not too expensive if you wanted to do something similar. Kmart and Big W sell it for $10.

The guidelines for this challenge were:
Only use the pieces from this set
Only 1 set per build.
You can build whatever you like using as many or as little of the pieces as you like.
And remember, have FUN with your creations!

Here are the results. Some tell a story while others built an item. It's not as easy as you think when only have parts from one set. 😊
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Lego Earns Three Top Honors At Toy Of The Year Awards

February 20th, 2018

Lego Systems, Inc. Earns Three Top Honors At Prestigious Toy Of The Year Awards

Iconic Toy Brand Wins Construction, Specialty and Tech Toy of the Year Categories.

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NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR -- LEGO Systems, Inc., the North American division of one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials, was honored with three Toy of the Year (T.OT.Y.) Awards. Building sets from LEGO® Star Wars™ and the build and code toolkit, LEGO BOOST, were recognized as Toy of the Year in the Construction, Specialty and Tech categories, respectively, which were awarded at the Toy Association's annual gala to celebrate the best and most innovative toys, held Friday, February 16 in New York City.

"We are honored to be recognized as the gold standard in toys by the industry and consumers alike. Given that we pioneered the convergence of LEGO bricks and technology with LEGO MINDSTORMS™ 20 years ago, it's particularly exciting that our build and code toolkit, LEGO BOOST, was cited as Tech Toy of the Year," said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations at LEGO Systems, Inc. "Receiving two T.O.T.Y. Awards for LEGO Star Wars is a testament to the power of the Star Wars property brought to life in LEGO form for fans of all ages."

Construction Toy of the Year: LEGO Star Wars BB-8™

This LEGO incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the welding torch. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office. Contains 1,100 LEGO pieces.

Specialty Toy of the Year: LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon™

The LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon is the largest and most detailed LEGO set ever made, containing 7,541 bricks and elements. This LEGO interpretation of Han Solo's unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. The set also includes seven minifigures, a BB-8 droid, two buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.

Tech Toy of the Year: LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox

LEGO BOOST is a super-charged LEGO toolkit that introduces kids as young as seven years old to building and coding. Designed to offer endless creation and play possibilities, LEGO BOOST gives children an intuitive and "fun-first" way to explore coding concepts and principles. Builders add sound, movement and personality to their LEGO creations, bringing to life anything they build. Using familiar LEGO elements and simple app-based coding language, LEGO BOOST delivers quick success in an intuitive approach. By combining the versatile LEGO building system with advanced technology, children can boost their creativity and uncover new ways to play while learning to code. The kit offers step-by-step instructions to make five creations, such as Vernie the humanoid, Frankie the cat, and an awesome, playable guitar, but kids can use the pieces and coding language to make anything they build come to life. LEGO BOOST is available nationally where toys are sold for $159.99.

Toy finalists were selected from nearly 600 submitted toys, games and properties by nomination committees comprised of journalists, toy trend experts, play therapists, toy inventors and designers, and toy retailers.

The LEGO tradition of innovation has been recognized with 20 T.O.T.Y. Awards since the program was established in 2000.

About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough", the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, and the Minifigure and the brick & knob configuration are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. © 2018 the LEGO Group.

© Disney/Pixar

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Powerpuff Girls - August.

February 18th, 2018

Powerpuff Girls sets have been announced for August. There will be 2 sets. 

For those of you who missed out on the Minifigures in the LEGO Dimensions packs this will be a great chance to pick them up.

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Collectable Minifigures - Series 18

February 18th, 2018

Official images of Collectable Minifigures series 18. This series is celebrating the big 4 0 of the LEGO Minifigure this year. 🌈🎉🎈🎁🌈
They will be available from the 1st April.

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The Hulkbusrer: Ultron Edition

February 18th, 2018

Another press release overnight. VERONICA smashes into LEGO on the 3rd March!

The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
76105
1363 pieces
AUD199.99 Released 3rd March

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO® brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.

Includes a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.
Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster's back.
Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
This superhero toy is suitable for ages 14+.
Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

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