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New Ice Palace from Disney’s Frozen revealed, plus more Creator Sets [News]

The new sets for 2017 continue with a glimpse of Disney’s Frozen, Disney’s Princess Pets, and 6 new creator sets! Brickset reports that the Disney Princess theme will be renamed simply Disney, and should include both the general Disney sets and Frozen sets. The new Frozen lineup includes a new Ice Palace, which is a good deal larger than the previous version (which is on sale currently, along with the other Disney Frozen sets). And next up, we also have some new Creator sets, making the this the third batch of 2017 Creator sets we’ve seen. We’ve got links below for the previous reveals.

41148 Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
LEGO Disney 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 Elves sets
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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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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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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LEGO Creator 10253 Big Ben [Review]

The clock tower of the British Houses of Parliament is an English icon known the world over. Oddly enough, the famously named Big Ben is actually the largest of the 5 bells housed within the tower, with the clock tower being properly called the Elizabeth Tower. However, over the last 157 years since the tower’s completion, it’s become globally known as Big Ben. And now it has inspired LEGO’s second largest architecture set ever, 10253 Big Ben, with 4,163 pieces. The set is currently available to LEGO VIP members, and will go on sale to everyone beginning July 1 for $249.99.

10253 Big Ben

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LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]

LEGO’s Sydney Opera House was released in 2013, but now LEGO has finally announced their next Creator Expert model of a famous piece of architecture, that grand icon of England, 10253 Big Ben. It will retail for $249.99 USD, and will be available beginning July 1, just in time for Big Ben’s 137th birthday.

10253 Big Ben

10253 Big Ben

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Here’s the official LEGO catalogue for January to June of 2016 [News]

Following our previous story about rough pictures taken of the German LEGO catalogue for 2016, we now have the genuine article from LEGO in PDF form, this time in English.

This is a carbon copy of the printed catalogues that will appear in stores. There are dozens of new sets, including a new wave of Elves featuring dragons, plenty of new City, Creator, and Friends sets, new Batman V Superman and Marvel pantheon Superhero sets, and a lot more.

Click here or the image below to view the PDF in full.

LEGO Creator Blue Power Jet 31039 [Review]

For a few weeks now I’ve had Lego set 31039, Blue Power Jet, sitting on a shelf in my LEGO room. It’s currently $69.55 from amazon. I picked mine up from the LEGO Store in Tyson’s Corner back in August after Brickfair, because, as an aircraft builder, I figured I would enjoy building this and be well-suited to write a set review. However, subsequently, I didn’t get around to it. Fortunately, my father helped me out here. He stayed at my place for a while a few weeks ago and, some of the time together was spent with me building my Men In Black Ford and with him building the jet. The review, however, still went nowhere.

Lego set 31039, Blue Power Jet

For the record, the set contains 608 parts and the instructions to build the jet or, alternatively, a powerboat or a helicopter. My father, who never had LEGO as a child, enjoyed the build, although the dark blue, dark grey and black were a bit hard to identify in the instructions. The model looks great and construction of the wings clearly shows the masterful hand of Mike Psiaki, who, before becoming a set designer, was already well-known for his ingenious aircraft models. The jet has lots of play features, such as an opening cockpit, a folding undercarriage and moveable control surfaces, yada yada yada. I’m ill-suited to writing this review (and not just because I didn’t graduate from The Eurobricks Reviewers Academy; for a more detailed review with lots of photographs of the model under construction, I suggest brickset). As nice as the finished jet is, I don’t enjoy following instructions for anything and the main reason why I like this set and pretty much the whole point of any LEGO set is that I can use the parts to build my own models. This one is a wonderful parts pack. Just look at all that lovely dark blue. Preciousss!

As LEGO fans we’ve all probably heard or read it many times: according to lots of people who used to build with LEGO as children, back in the sixties and seventies LEGO only made simple bricks in boxes with no instructions, but nowadays, if you look at the LEGO shelves in your local toy store, all you’ll see are licensed products and sets full of parts that can only be used for the model in the instructions. This allegedly kills children’s creativity. Have these people looked at the Creator range at all? One would think that the fact that there are instructions for three different models is enough of a hint that the parts aren’t single use. This doesn’t only apply to an arguably fairly expensive set such as the Blue Power Jet, but also to the smaller sets in the range. Furthermore, just because there are instructions, doesn’t mean your children have to follow them. Radical, isn’t it? What kills creativity is having them build the model from the instructions and then not allowing them to take it apart and mix up the elements with all the other parts, because a few might get lost or because, eventually, your children may want to rebuild the original. Have them improvise! I betcha Mike used to build his own stuff when he was a child.

LEGO Creator 10248 Ferrari F40 Announced [News]

LEGO has just announced the next large Creator vehicle, a Ferrari F40. This supercar follows in the line of popular models such as the still-currently available Volkswagen Camper Van and Mini Cooper, and the now-retired Volkswagen Beetle. 10248 Ferrari F40 has 1,158 pieces, and will retail for USD 89.99, EUR 89.99, GBP 69.99, and DKK 799.00, and will be available starting August 1. The official press release is below the jump.

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LEGO Unveils 10244 Fairground Mixer at Sydney Brick Show [News]

This weekend at The Sydney Brickshow in Australia, LEGO announced the forthcoming Fairground Mixer set. Obviously a followup to 2009’s popular Grand Carousel, the new set features a mobile amusement park ride, complete with trucks to pack the carnival for transportation. LEGO says the set will be available in June. Below is the official press release.

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See all of the photos here.

10244 Fairground Mixer

Ages 16+ | 1,746 Pieces

US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Climb aboard the LEGO® Fairground Mixer and hold onto your hat!

Unfold the awesome Fairground Mixer, turn the crank and see it come to life! The fair has come to town and children and adults alike can’t wait to try the rides. Buy your ticket from the ticket booth and climb aboard the Mixer. Then try reaching the golden bell on the high striker or hit the target to plunge the dunk tank lady into the water. As evening falls, the swirling Mixer ride glows in the darkness, before being folded down onto its own trailer for transportation to the next town. This magical fairground is packed with wonderful details that will capture everyone’s imagination. Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver/ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fairground with the LEGO® Fairground Mixer, packed with exciting features and imaginative details.

• Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver, ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times
• Features working Fairground Mixer ride with crank operation, 2 transport trucks, high striker and dunk tank
• Includes glow-in-the-dark elements
• Mixer truck has opening doors, windshield wipers and removable roof to access interior with bed and TV
• Accessory truck holds ticket booth, high-striker and dunk tank
• Accessories include: ice cream, popsicle, lime green cherries, teddy bear, juggling pins and a large and small mallet for the high-striker
• Easily upgrade the Mixer ride with LEGO® Power Functions motors (not included)
• Enjoy the fun of the fair!
• Includes over 1,700 pieces
• Fairground Mixer ride unfolded measures over 11” (30cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 12” (31cm) wide

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LEGO 2014 Creator Sets Unveiled [News]

Here’s a look at next year’s lineup of Creator sets. I don’t usually get too excited about Creator sets, but I have to say these are looking pretty nice. I’m especially excited about the animal sets, which we haven’t seen in the Creator line for several years. That cat and mouse are just too awesome.

31021 Furry Creatures

31021 Furry Creatures

31021 Furry Creatures

See the rest of the sets after the jump.

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