Lego Galaxy Squad Galactic Titan

This is the kid’s review of Lego Galaxy Squad UK US.

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He says:

It includes:

5 minifigs, 3 vehicles, 1 base, lots of fun. The set is based on aliens battling astronauts.

The galactic titan is an excellent set for its countless features. The best feature, in my opinion, is the detaching gunship.  It is stuck to the titan with ratcheted joints. The tank treads are very efficient, unlike some other sets that have weak treads. The worst feature, in my opinion, is the gunship’s cockpit. It isn’t as easy to remove like other sets where you just pull the hinged wind screen up and down.  All together, it is a great set from Lego.  Well done to the designer.  My age recommendation is 8+.

The kid’s video review is here:

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Lego Power Miners – Lego Review (Bring Back Power Miners!)

The kid’s favourite brand is Lego Power Miners. He would love it if Lego would bring it back.

It is available from individual sellers on Amazon UK / and from sellers and Lego on Amazon US.

The kid says:  “I want Lego power miners back because I have tons of crystals, and I’m a fan of underground things. The sets look so cool, and I’m sure Lego could come up with some new designs and release some new sets. Lego, if you are reading this, I hope you’re considering my idea and have some power miners sets out by 2016.

This is my favourite brand because the power miners sets have so many features and spectacular features that other brands and sets don’t have. (It’s the same with the Mars Mission series.) For example, the Crystal Sweeper has a very large wheel that scooped up crystals into a tipper. Or the Cave Crusher:  it has 8 saws that just looked like it could destroy ANYTHING. “

 

#GoldenBrickies

Calling all Lego fans! Lego is accepting entries for #GoldenBrickies.  Upload your pictures or movies per the instructions below to enter.

From the Facebook page:

“Powerful you have become…” We’re amazed by all of the awesome Star Wars creations we’ve seen so far, but we want more! To be in with a chance of attending our exclusive red carpet event at LEGOLAND, meetingWarwick Davis and getting your very own bespoke C-3PO award, upload your Star Wars videos & images using #GoldenBrickies now! http://bit.ly/GoldenBrickies_TCs

From the Terms and Conditions:
  1. Competitions

1.1            All Competitions are administered by specific companies within the LEGO Group.

1.2            No purchase or entry fee is required to enter or win a Competition. However, entering a competition involves browsing on the LEGO websites at www.facebook.com/LEGOwww.twitter.com/LEGO_Groupand www.instagram.com/LEGO (“Our Websites”) and you may therefore incur data charges from your Internet services provider.

1.3            The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or change the Competition and/or amend these Terms and Conditions without notice in the event there is an actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside The LEGO Group’s reasonable control.

1.4            It is a condition of entry that competitors agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

 

  1. Entries

2.1            The Competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom over the age of 16 only.

2.2            Employees of companies in The LEGO Group, agencies and companies associated with The LEGO Group and the immediate families of such employees are not eligible contestants.

2.3            Parents or Guardians of children aged 16 or under may enter on behalf of the child

2.4            Qualification to enter in any Competition is achieved by uploading a video or image onto the LEGO websites.

2.5            By entering a Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. The LEGO Group reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. The LEGO Group reserves the right to remove all submitted entries if these instructions are not followed and/or if a participant is found to have cheated. Further, The LEGO Group reserves the right not to award a prize (and to select an alternative winner) if it is aware or has reasonable grounds to believe a winner is not eligible.

2.6            Photos, videos and entries containing offensive content or content, which condones, promotes or encourages any illegal activities of any nature, are not permitted and will not be considered.

2.7            By submitting a photo, video or entry each entrant: (a) warrants and represents that he/she owns the rights to the content submitted and that the content submitted is: (i) original to him/her and has been legally obtained and created, (ii) does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; (b) grants The LEGO Group a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual license to, copy and reproduce the photo, video or entry on the LEGO websites; and (c) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The LEGO Group against any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities relating to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation.

2.8            Entries must be received by no later than midnight on the date promoted. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are invalid, incomplete, illegible, lost or delayed in transit, or which fail to be properly submitted. Proof of sending does not constitute proof of receipt.

2.9            Competitions must be entered as per any instructions set out for the competition in question on the LEGO websites. Entrants can submit multiple entries but only one will be considered as a shortlist.

2.10         The LEGO Group takes no responsibility for lost or misdirected entries.

 

  1. Winners and Prizes

3.1            Cash or credit alternatives to the prize stated will not be offered. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable. The LEGO Group does not accept any responsibility for variations in the value of prizes awarded.

3.2            All prizes are subject to availability, The LEGO Group reserves the right to offer alternative prizes of equal or greater value than the prizes advertised.

3.3            No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

3.4            A shortlist of entrants will be notified directly by email or otherwise no later than 5 days after termination of any Competition. The shortlist will be deemed to have received our email within 24 hours of sending. The entrants must reply to this email no later than 5 days after the date of the email to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed in time, a new entrant will be selected and the first entrant will have forfeited their right to receive a prize.

3.5            Prizes are as follows: an invitation to an event at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort awards ceremony on Saturday 11th October 2014, with entry into LEGOLAND® Windsor  Resort  afterwards, chance to meet and greet, a year’s supply of LEGO® Star Wars goodies, a LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort  annual family pass, a bespoke LEGO® C-3PO award

 

 

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4.2            Please note that the LEGO Group reserves the right to use the names of winners for publicity purposes.

 

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5.2            The LEGO Group reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. Furthermore, The LEGO Group reserves the right to extend, change or terminate any Competition at any time.

5.3            The competition requires a complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.

5.4            This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

 

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1.1            You can contact us in relation to any Competition by writing a letter to LEGO Company Ltd, 33 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3UF.

1.2            Nothing shall exclude the LEGO Group’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under law. The LEGO Group does not otherwise accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants of a Prize Draw or as a result of losing or accepting any prize.

1.3            The LEGO Group is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, or any website, or any combination of these, including any injury or damage to entrants or any other persons computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from participation in the Prize Draw.

 

  1. Competition Instructions

Every day from 12th September 2014 until 26th September 2014 participants who submit an entry via Twitter, Vine, Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtag #GoldenBrickies, will be considered for the prize. Entrants must label their entry #GoldenBrickies to be considered for a prize.

7.1           This competition is only accessible by uploading through the LEGO websites

7.2           All competition assignments will be posted on 12th September 2014

7.3            Entry categories are Best Picture, Best mini movie, Best Set Build and Overall winner

7.4            A competition day begins and ends at midnight (GMT)

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7.7            Entrants will participate by submitting their entry through the LEGO websites. Only one entry per person will be selected for entry.

7.8           Shortlist and winners will be selected by a LEGO judging panel

7.9            The entries may be selected for use across the LEGO websites.

7.10         The prizes will be received at an official LEGO event on Saturday 11th October.

7.11          Participants must reside in the UK and aged 16 or over. The LEGO Group makes no representation that materials on this site relating to this Competition are appropriate or available for use at any other locations and access to them from territories where their content are illegal is strictly prohibited.

 

 

Lego Super Heroes Arkham Asylum Breakout – Lego Review

The kid loves Lego Batman.   This is his review of Lego Arkham Asylum UK / US.  In the scene, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped the Asylum and are causing mayhem in Gotham City.

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The set includes 1619 pieces.   It has 8 rooms and includes 8 minifigures.

The kid’s review is here:

He says that the highlights are:

  • The wanted signs turn to reveal Harleen Quinzel’s makeup stand.
  • You can put The Joker in his restraints and slide him into the van.
  • There are 2 sliding cell doors for The Joker and Scarecrow.
  • The villains can escape out the broken window.
  • Poison Ivy has her own cell with lots of plants in it.
  • The Joker has a torture chair that can be adjusted to certain angles.
  • Mr Freeze is not included in the set but has a cell in the asylum if you do have him.

Lego in the news

I’ve noticed a few odd headlines about Lego lately…

The little brick helped solved a murder case.   When a Utah murder case was re-opened, detectives discovered residue on the victim’s fingers that led them to test fingerprints from Lego at the scene and ultimately identify the murderer.

Meanwhile, Lego has been stolen by people hoping to sell the sets on eBay….  £35,000 of sets in New York and £120,000 in Arizona.   Those little bricks are hot property (pun intended)!

Love Lego Architecture – Lego Review

The kid wants to be an architect.  And he loves Lego.

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So Lego Architecture is a happy combination in this house.

Here’s a review of a few of his favourite sets.

The kid says:

  • Fallingwater – my favourite, because it blends in with nature
  • Seattle Space Needle – great design
  • Burj Khalifa – tallest building in the world
  • White House – my first architecture set
  • Empire State Building – with an extra addition of King Kong (from me)
  • Brandenburg Gate –  took awhile to build
  • Sydney Opera House – another smart design

Find them here:

UK: http://amzn.to/1tQQTAT

US: http://amzn.to/1ugVRoU

Lego Death Star – Lego Review

This is the kid’s review of the Lego Death Star.  He built it all by himself.  His endless patience with these tiny pieces (3,803 of them) amazes me.

The kid says the coolest features are:

1.  Trash compactor walls close

2.  Trash compactor secret exit

3.  Missile launcher

4.  Rope swing

5.  Cargo crane

6.  Mini-elevator and large elevator

7.  Destroy reactor core

8.  Sliding door

9.  Falling shelter

10.  Fake jail

11.  Jailbreak

12.  Secret table compartment

13.  Controlling the death ray

14.  Controlling the hangar

15.  Controlling guns

Lego published the kid’s review on their website here.

Amazon says..

Recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser…plus much more! Swing across the chasm with Luke and Leia, face danger in the crushing trash compactor, and duel with Darth Vader for the fate of the galaxy!

  • Includes 24 minifigures and droids, plus all-new Dianoga trash compactor monster!
  • Includes 6 new and exclusive minifigures and droids only found in this set : Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper outfit), Han Solo (Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers!
  • Also includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and mouse droid!
  • Movie-authentic Death Star environments include the Superlaser control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack, Emperor’s throne room, droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, and much more!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002EEP3NO/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B002EEP3NO&linkCode=as2&tag=ramofaniritex-21

http://amzn.to/1llEhQL (Amazon US)

Lego Beauty – Personalised Lego Portraits

I stumbled across these on Etsy today…  These are beautiful…  Made by Stefan Birch, The Blackwater Studio in Armagh.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/184883903/lego-portrait-medium-16-x-20-inches?ref=sr_gallery_31&ga_search_query=lego&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

I may have to visit this gallery. I would love to see some of Stefan’s work.

More info – http://stefanbirch.com