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Review and Images: LEGO Disney Castle 71040

Chandelier on first floor of LEGO Disney Castle 71040.

One of the biggest LEGO sets ever produced in terms of pieces and height, LEGO’s Disney Castle is a faithful and detailed rendition of the Cinderella castle at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida from the front and houses a whimsical collection of room vignettes referencing a number of popular Disney animated films (mostly 20th century). While this set does offer some playability (really, if only because it’s huge), it appears to have been designed more with the premise of “look but don’t touch.” Continue reading

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Out Now: LEGO Disney Castle Set 71040 Released August 17, 2016 for VIP Members

LEGO Disney Castle 71040 Set: Front of Box

From August 17 through August 31, the set can only be purchased by VIP members. Starting September 1, 2016, anyone should be able to buy the set, provided you have $349.99 (or thereabouts, depending on the country). Be advised that shipping of the Disney Castle set for online purchases may be delayed until September 1, although you can purchase the set now (if you are a VIP member). Most LEGO retail store locations have limited quantities. Continue reading

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Review and Images: LEGO Minifigures Series 16 – 71013 with Feel Guide

Complete set of 16 minifigures from Series 16

Series 16 (71013) of the LEGO collectible minifigure series has arrived with 16 new minifigures. There is a good mix of everyday-life-esque characters like the babysitter and hiker with more zany and fantastical characters like the Ice Queen and Banana Guy. This review also features a feel guide so you can (successfully) feel which minifigure is in which blind polybag if you are shopping in a store. Continue reading for image gallery, set overview, and full review. Continue reading

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LEGO Series 16 Minifigures 71013 Released

The new LEGO Series 16 minifigures (71013) are now for sale from the LEGO Shop: Spy with Night-Vision Binoculars, Ice Queen, Penguin Suit Guy, Arabian Swordsman, Spooky / Emo Guy with Fang, Woman Kickboxer, Hiker, Banana Suit Guy, Dog Show Winner, Little Boy Devil / Imp, Woman Cyborg (Military), Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood) Archer, Spanish / Latin American Guitar Band Member, Artic Explorer or Photographer, Babysitter with Baby, Pirate with Head Bandana Continue reading

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Review: LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana 75139

Full set from LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana Set 75139.

In theory, LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana is supposed to recreate the Battle of Takodana from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens with LEGO bricks. In actuality, you should think of this set as a way to acquire five minifigures, including three rare ones. Continue reading

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Review: LEGO Star Wars Geonosis Troopers 75089

Full battle pack set from LEGO Star Wars Geonosis Troopers 75089.

If you are trying to build out your LEGO Star Wars Grand Army of the Republic, LEGO Star Wars Geonosis Troopers is a must-have addition to your collection. The AT-RT walker isn’t a bad addition, either, although your feelings on it may be a bit more negative if you’re a fan of the old-school non-shooting blasters. Continue reading

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It’s Official: LEGO Disney Castle 71040 Arriving September 1, 2016 for $349.99

LEGO announced today the upcoming release of their new Disney Castle set (71040) modeled after Disney World’s Castle. The castle will house five floors filled with rooms that reference various classic scenes and props from animated Disney films. The set includes 4,080 pieces (including 5 minifigures) and will retail for $349.99. Continue reading

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Roundup: The Best of LEGO Ideas – July 6, 2016

Here is a roundup featuring some of the best new and expiring-soon LEGO Ideas projects as of July 6, 2016. LEGO Ideas is a way for LEGO fans to submit LEGO set ideas and concepts for possible mass production and sale. Continue reading

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500 Bonus LEGO VIP Points on NINJAGO Temple of Airjitzu 70751: July 1 through 14, 2016

The LEGO Shop is running a VIP program promotion on the NINJAGO Temple of Airjitzu 70751 (MSRP: $200 USD) from now through July 14, 2016. You get a bonus 500 VIP points on top of the usual 199 points. Standard shipping is free. Continue reading

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June 2016: Top 50 Best-Selling LEGO Sets

The 50 top-selling LEGO sets in June 2016 according to Amazon.com sales rankings data obtained on 29 June 2016. Continue reading

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