About Edwinder

Ed’s interest for LEGO was rekindled not long ago and it seems there’s no way out of the rabbit hole. His love for LEGO goes beyond the bricks and into being curious about every aspect about the company, its strategy, the community and the eco-system that brings the brick to life. His AFOL counterparts describe him as inquisitive, opinionated and vengeful. His response is you should not believe everything you read on the internet.

Posts by Edwinder

The LEGO Group wins seven Toy of The Year (2022) Awards from The Toy Foundation [News]

The LEGO Group picks up seven awards out of the 16 categories featured in the prestigious 22nd annual Toy of the Year event. The seven awards won is a significant achievement and leap from the four awards in 2021 and three awards obtained in 2020.

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LEGO 10297 Boutique Hotel officially unveiled as the latest addition to the Modular Buildings Collection [News]

LEGO has revealed a Boutique Hotel as the 17th Modular building in the highly popular theme. Celebrating 15 years of modular buildings in 2022, the latest addition will feature easter eggs from the very first release to last year’s 10278 Police Station for LEGO fans to discover and enjoy the hidden gems. The 10297 LEGO Boutique Hotel comes with 3,066 pieces will be available on the 1st of January 2022. It will retail for US $199.99 | CAN $269.99 | UK £179.99.

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LEGO Architecture 21057 Singapore Skyline [Review]

The official LEGO Architecture series since its launch in 2008 with a total of at least 54 sets continues to delight us after over a decade. The latest showcase is the continuation of the skyline series and a revisit to representing the Republic of Singapore with an expanded view of the city since the release of the Marina Bay Sands landmark building showcase. The set was built by Senior Designer Rok Zgalin Kobe and features prominent locations in Singapore from the iconic Marina Bay Sands, OCBC Centre, One Raffles Place, Lau Pa Sat, Gardens by the Bay, Boat Quay and The Fullerton Hotel. With a landmass area of only 710 Km2 (270 sq. miles) and one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Singapore hosts and a wide variety of unique architectures that reflect a spectrum of modern and century-old buildings. The LEGO Architecture 21057 Singapore skyline set comes with 827 pieces and will be available on January 1st 2022 for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.

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LEGO reveals Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032) featuring a Chile Suit Girl, Raccoon Girl, Snow Warrior and more [News]

German LEGO retailer JB Spielwaren revealed today the upcoming LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 22 (71032). The minifigures will be released in blind packs consisting of 12 characters to collect. Based on the pricing of the previous series the minifigures will be priced at USD $4.99 and CAN $4.99. With reference to the online listing, the blind packs will be available on 1st January 2022.

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Unwind your day with a wind-up penguin

Weekends are the days that I reserve to unwind from a busy week, and what better way to do it than to let the pressure off and wind up someone, or in this case, a feature of a wind-up penguin. This cute and clever waddling was created by Peter Zieske . It’s always a delight to see how the LEGO curvy shell element is used to shape the belly of this flightless bird.

Wind-up walking penguin

Watch it in action, and don’t forget to wait to the end for the blooper reel.

LEGO City and Friends Christmas Advent Calendar 2021 unveiled [News]

LEGO has unveiled the final two Advent Calendar themes for 2021 and a Micro-dolls are featured in the Friends set instead of the usual Mini-dolls. These will be available for purchase in September 2021.

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Save all the bricks and bytes of data by building your own LEGO Floppy Disks [Instructions]

Builder Kos Brick flexes his building skills with these very accurate looking Floppy Disks from the early days before computer hard drives became the de-facto way of booting up Operating Systems and storing data. You can now build your own LEGO floppy diskettes with the video instructions he’s provided. Continue reading

Bricklink Designer Program is now live with a second chance to grab exclusive fan designed sets [News]

The Bricklink Designer Program is now open once again on August 3rd at 12:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm CET. This is a second opportunity for fans to acquire the following: Kakapo, Pursuit of Flight, Great Fishing Boat and the Sheriff’s Safe.

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LEGO® Star Wars Halloween Special, Terrifying Tales premieres October 1st on Disney+ [News]

A Haloween special featuring a collaboration with the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will be airing on 1st October exclusively on Disney+ titled Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.

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LEGO 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute now redeemable in the US LEGO VIP Rewards centre [News]

The Amelia Earhart was released as a Gift With Purchase in March 2021 earlier this year. If it’s something you missed back then, it’s now available in the US LEGO VIP Rewards centre that’s redeemable with 1500 VIP points. It’s has a retail value of $19.99 USD.

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LEGO 2021 Summer sets now available for sale including the new Volkswagen Camper Van and the Darth Vader Meditation Chamber [News]

The US summer wave of LEGO sets is now available for purchase on LEGO online store including popular themes such as Star Wars, Minecraft, Creator Expert and LEGO Ideas.

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LEGO 76196 Marvel Advent Calendar 2021 unveiled [News]

Earlier this year we had a partial look at the upcoming Marvel Advent Calendar 2021 countdown to Christmas. We now get a complete and detailed look at all the Minifigures and mini-builds that will be available later this year.

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