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Stay current on the latest news and information about LEGO, from sales & deals to new set announcements. We also cover LEGO events and conventions all over the world.

Get a sneak peek at next year’s LEGO Elves sets [News]

The LEGO Elves theme continues to please fans, bringing the Friends minidolls into a magical world of dragons and purple trees. Next year’s sets are ripe with vibrant colors, gold damask elements, and a race of adorably cute miniature goblins.

41184 Aira’s Airship & the Amulet Chase

LEGO Elves 2017

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Star Wars sets

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New LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets revealed for 2017 [News]

Star Wars: Rogue One opens in just 1 month, and there are plenty of LEGO sets to go along with it as the LEGO Star Wars line stays as strong as ever. In fact, many of the current Rogue One sets are already on sale! This new wave of sets should make its debut early next year (if not sooner), and includes some classic vehicles fans will recognize from the original trilogy, such as the Y-Wing Starfighter. There’s also a new wave of chibi microfighters for young and old fans alike to swoosh about, as well as more large buildable-action figures.

75172 Y-Wing Starfighter

LEGO Star Wars 2017
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 2017

Check out more brand new sets:

2017 LEGO Star Wars original trilogy sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures
2017 Ford Le Mans Victories set
2017 LEGO Disney Frozen sets
2017 LEGO Disney Moana sets
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 2
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set

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Issue 26 of Blocks magazine now available [News]

Blocks magazine Issue 26 is already on the coffee tables of subscribers and goes on-sale today at all fine magazine emporiums. To celebrate the return to the wizarding world of Harry Potter as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits cinema screens, Blocks indulges in a trip down memory lane to re-visit every LEGO version of Hogwarts Castle ever released – and combine them into one mega display. In the LEGO Book of Harry Potter, some of the finest LEGO fan builders around work their magic on representing each tale in a series of exclusive vignettes.

LEGO Dimensions producer Mark Warburton talks about bringing the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into the gaming multiverse. In “Fantastic Beasts and How to Build Them”, Blocks presents another impressive selection of bespoke LEGO builds, inspired by the various creatures documented by Newt Scamander.

Elsewhere in this issue, LEGO designer Samuel Johnson talks about working on the Ultimate NEXO KNIGHTS range and developing this app-linked theme. The Mod Squad take on CITY and NEXO KNIGHTS volcano sets, to show just what can be achieved when bringing two sets together. The interior design lessons continue in Technique. LEGO Dimensions packs get scrutinised in Review. And there’s a look back at BrickFair Virginia in Month in LEGO.

World’s largest LEGO store opens in London’s Leicester Square [News]

Today the world’s largest LEGO store opens in Leicester Square, within the bustling heart of London. The Brothers Brick were invited to an exclusive pre-opening event to take a tour of the new store, preview the exclusive London skyline set, and talk to Glenn Abell (LEGO’s Vice President of Direct To Consumer) about the future of LEGO’s retailing.

The London flagship store is the largest in the world, covering 914 sqm over two floors, and features a number of signature brick sculptures — all themed to the City of London. The doors open onto an archway with the classic London Underground sign stating “Leicester Square” and a map of the London Underground lights up one wall.

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3 new city skylines grace the LEGO Architecture theme for 2017 [News]

LEGO is adding 3 more cities to its popular skylines branch of the Architecture theme. This time around we’ll get the iconic structures of Sydney, Chicago, and London. These will nicely complement last year’s New York City skyline, which we reviewed, as well as the Berlin and Venice skyline sets (all 3 of which are on sale for 25-30% off on Amazon). We’re pleased to say that we’ve got a hands-on review of the London Skyline set for you, so you won’t have to wait to see more.

21032 Sydney, 361 pieces

LEGO Architecture 2017
LEGO Architecture 2017

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets

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50% off all LEGO books from No Starch Press [News]

Now through Friday, Nov. 18, No Starch Press is having a massive sale on LEGO books, offering them at 50% off. No Starch Press is the publisher of many great fan-authored books, including ones we’ve reviewed such as The LEGO Neighborhood BookBeautiful LEGOThe LEGO Build-It Book: Amazing Vehicles, and The Cult of LEGO. Use the code BRICKSGALORE at checkout to get the sale price. Each physical book comes with a digitally downloadable version as well. And if you’d prefer to have just the digital version, the current pay-what-you-want Humble Book Bundle features 16 No Starch Press LEGO books.

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Full disclosure:  The Brothers Brick staff are featured in a number of No Starch Press books, including Beautiful LEGO, The Cult of LEGO, and Steampunk LEGO.

More LEGO Creator sets unveiled for 2017 [News]

We got our first look at 5 of 2017’s new Creator sets last week, and as we suspected, that wasn’t the full lineup. Here are two more Creator set sure to delight fans looking for something more than vehicles.

31063 Beachside Vacation, 275 pieces

LEGO Creator 2017

LEGO Creator 2017

The Beachside Townhouse follows in the vein of getaway homes, such as this year’s Lakeside Lodge (currently 36% off on Amazon), and is very similar to last year’s Beach Hut (currently available on Amazon). Meanwhile, Park Street Townhouse continues the scaled-down modulars style of Creator sets, like this year’s Corner Deli (currently 25% off on Amazon) and 2015’s Toy & Grocery Shop (currently 16% off on Amazon).

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets

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LEGO Batman Movie 2017 set images revealed [News]

After some tantalizing reveals at San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con earlier in the year, official images (including box art) have now emerged revealing most of the LEGO Batman Movie set lineup scheduled to hit shelves in 2017. We’ll relay exact information about pricing, availability, and the sets not already pictured here as it comes to us. These look like great sets that will complement what looks to be a promising movie!

Via The Brick Fan.


70909 Batcave Break-In, 1047 pieces

70908 The Scuttler, 775 pieces

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First look at 7 sets for LEGO’s Ninjago 2017 line [News]

We’ve seen a lot of next year’s sets over the past week, but here’s another one: Ninjago. Below are 7 sets from the new lineup, which feature the ninja masters facing off against metallic snake warriors called the Vermillion. As usual there are lots of cool vehicles, dragons, and mechs. See all 7 sets below.

70624 Vermillion Invader, 313 pieces

LEGO NInjago 2017
LEGO NInjago 2017

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 City sets
2017 Nexo Knights sets
2017 Technic sets
BMW R 1200 GS Technic set
2017 Friends sets
2017 Creator sets

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LEGO ends promotional giveaways with Daily Mail amid protests [News]

Yesterday, LEGO announced that it had no further plans for promotional giveaways with UK newspaper the Daily Mail. While LEGO itself did not offer a reason for this decision, there has been an ongoing protest against the Danish toy manufacturer’s association with the Daily Mail, led by social media campaigners @StopFundingHate.

The Stop Funding Hate campaign states that its aim is to tackle the culture of hate, demonisation and division surrounding the Brexit referendum, and more specifically to “take on the divisive hate campaigns of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express by persuading advertisers to pull their support”. LEGO responded to the campaigners by tweeting that “We have finished the agreement with The Daily Mail and are not planning any future promotional activity with the newspaper”.

Stop Funding Hate drew attention to a letter written by Mr Bob Jones, a father from London, who voiced his concern at vitriolic headlines and articles published by the Daily Mail. He specifically mentioned those surrounding the Brexit referendum, migrants, and personal attacks on High Court judges who heard the case challenging Theresa May’s right to trigger the Article 50 process without the backing of Parliament.

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LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Tie Fighter on sale for over $40 off [News]

Just a few days ago, we saw the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) Sandcrawler on sale for 21% off. We hope you took advantage of that deal, because it’s now back to full price. If you missed it (or even if you didn’t) here’s another shot at a great UCS set. Amazon currently has the UCS Tie Fighter for 22% off the normal $199 price, bringing it to just $156.51. That’s a fantastic deal for this hard-to-find set. Amazon has the sale on a limited basis, and right now it’s nearly 25% claimed. So act quickly, because they’re sure to go fast.

Five new 2017 LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets revealed [News]

Continuing our ongoing coverage of LEGO’s 2017 lineup, here’s your first look at five new Creator sets. These are probably only the smaller half of the 2017 Creator line, so keep your eyes out for more in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at this sweet dinosaur 3-in-1 set that builds a T-rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl, and check out the rest below.

31058 Mighty Dinosaurs, 174 pieces

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2017

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 City sets
2017 Nexo Knights sets
2017 Technic sets
BMW R 1200 GS Technic set
2017 Friends sets

And don’t miss that Amazon has some good deals on current Creator sets right now, such as 31050 Corner Deli for 25% off and 31052 Vacation Getaways for 20% off.

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