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.

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Aurélien Rouge talks about designing the LEGO 42123 Technic McLaren Senna GTR [News]

The McLaren Tech Club visited LEGO to learn of the details first hand and we hear some of the insights shared by the designer Aurélien Rouge himself. The first principles of Technic LEGO building are about both authenticity and functionality and how they’re integrated as shared in the video showcase.

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LEGO wins four Toy of the Year (TOTY) 2021 Awards from Toy Association [News]

Every year, the “Oscars” of the toy industry, Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards recognises the best of the best in the scene. The Toy Association is a nonprofit foundation that brings toys and grant funding to children’s charities across North America and around the world. For the 2021 awards, LEGO picked up 4 awards in several categories.

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LEGOLAND New York needs your help to name their Big Red Dino [News]

LEGOLAND New York, which will open its doors sometime later this year is looking for your help to name the Big Red Dino that will be a centrepiece on Brick Street at LEGOLAND New York Resort. It’s made out of 182,101 LEGO DUPLO Bricks and over 1800 hours to build weighing 6245 pounds (over 2832 kgs).

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The Brothers Brick is recruiting for Social Media Specialist and News Contributor roles [News]

As one of the most popular LEGO websites in the world, with a monthly reach of several million, The Brothers Brick is a much more complex operation than many of our readers may expect. At the same time, our readers may also be surprised that every one of our team members is a volunteer! If you’d like to be part of the team that supports a diverse, global audience of highly engaged LEGO fans, TBB is looking for a Social Media Manager to help support our growth and a News Contributor to cover breaking news. If you want to make our social media channels sing and provide up to date LEGO news to fans across the globe, read on!

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The 8 approved LEGO Ideas winners under development to be released as LEGO sets [News]

LEGO Ideas has never been so popular with so many projects in the pipeline. With a total of 8 projects in various stages of being developed or being prepped for final launch dates, it’s almost hard to keep track and remember them all. We list the projects here as a refresher of what’s to come to be a reality and an official LEGO set.

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Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night has been selected to be the next LEGO Ideas set [News]

The LEGO Ideas project hit a record milestone with the most qualifying number of fan submissions to be considered back in September 2020 with a total of 35 projects. After 4 months of evaluation, LEGO has announced that Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night by Truman Cheng (aka legotruman will be made into an official set.

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LEGO Ideas fan results – Bionicle, Classic Space and Pirates shortlisted for LEGO 90th Anniversary Set [News]

Just two weeks ago, LEGO Ideas allowed fans to vote for a classic theme to be revived for the LEGO 90th Anniversary Set. The results are now out and phase 2 begins. Bionicle, Classic Space and Pirates are the top three winning themes. Because of not considering subcategories properly, the Castle theme will be included for the second fan vote.

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New LEGO Star Wars revealed including the Imperial Shuttle, AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighter and a Resistance X-Wing [News]

A new wave of LEGO Star Wars has been revealed by LEGO Shop today.  We had a sneak peek at some of these sets late last year and now we get to take a closer look at the box art and more details of the minifigures. We’ve seen the four other sets that are now on sale making the new wave of LEGO Star Wars line up with a total of 7 sets. The new sets will be available for purchase on March 1st 2021.

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LEGO Gift With Purchase (GWP) offers for Week 1 February 2021 [News]

We’re back with the updated Gift With Purchase offers from LEGO. February offers some changes and some stocks for the Harry Potter and Collesseum gift still being available from the last update we shared. Here’s a list of GWP eligibility based on item, price and region (the US|CAN|UK) based on today’s availability, 1 Feb 2021.  

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LEGO Brick Sketches Mickey (40456) and Minnie (40457) Mouse revealed [News]

Brick Sketches was first introduced in May 2020 with four characters from Disney Star Wars and the DC Universe. LEGO has now extended the theme with Disney characters featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Both sets are slated to be released on March 1st and priced at US $16.99 | CAN $19.99 | UK £14.99.

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LEGO releases White Noise (ASMR) album to aid unwinding and relaxation needs [News]

With the ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) being a trend over the recent years and a large population embracing it as a method of relaxation, LEGO has jumped into the bandwagon to produce sounds using LEGO bricks to provide the soothing white noise effect. The album consisting of 7 music tracks of 30 minutes each is available for free on a total of 15 other platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Google Music.

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LEGO Ideas 21325 Medieval Blacksmith available for sale on 1st February [News]

The LEGO Ideas 21325 Medieval Blacksmith goes on sale on 1st February in LEGO Stores. Priced at US $149.99 | CAN $199.99 | UK £134.99 and comes with 2164 parts. Sales will be available in different regions as the day progresses in different timezones. If you don’t see the listing live just yet – give it a refresh or try again in an hour or two.

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