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Monday, January 31, 2011

New LEGO Racer Set????? No No No is from Mega Blok this time

Today, the monobrowed arch enemy of Legos, Mega Bloks, announced that they licensed EA’s Need for Speed in order to make a line of toys. I, for one, don’t understand this licensing at all.
Mega Bloks has actually had good licenses before. They made a line of Halo toys that weren’t half bad. They also were the first to license Pirates of the Caribbean for their construction sets, although that license has now been given to Lego for both toys and a video game.
I’m just not sure what value they see in licensing Need for Speed. Wouldn’t they get the exact same value by licensing the cars themselves from the manufacturers? The games have had a mixed pedigree, and I just don’t see people thinking “Gee, I really didn’t want a car set, but this has Need for Speed on it, so it must be good!”

Souce from: http://blog.machinima.com/insidegaming/2010/12/01/mega-bloks-need-for-speed-toys-huh/

Monday, January 24, 2011

NEW LEGO Set-10219 Maersk Container Train

After the 10155 Maersk Container Ship comes the 10219 Maersk Container Train! This set was recently discovered at the LEGO website’s cache. Consists of a Maersk locomotive, some container flats and a Maersk container truck. I must say, this set is really a beauty!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago January 28-30

Next weekend, from 10am to 7pm January 28-30, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Chicago, IL will be hosting Star Wars Days for the second time. Planned activities include:
  • Star Wars themed Model Builder Workshops where visitors can build an exclusive Slave I designed by LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s very own Master Model Builder. While supplies last.
  • Opportunities to assist the Master Model Builder in an R2-D2 group build.
  • Life-sized LEGO Darth Vader and LEGO R2-D2 models that give guests the best photo opportunity in the galaxy.
  • 500 clone trooper and battle droid minifigures that are set for battle in MINILAND, a LEGOLAND Discovery Center exhibit featuring Chicago’s most iconic buildings recreated using LEGO bricks.
  • A scavenger hunt to find ten characters hidden throughout MINILAND with the chance to win a family four-pack of Annual Passes.
  • A Star Wars Speed Building Competition rewarding the fastest and most accurate builders.
  • The 501st Legion
  • Discounts in our Retail Shop.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is located at Streets of Woodfield 601 N. Martingale Road (Intersection of Higgins Road and Martingale Road near Woodfield Mall) in Schaumburg, IL 60173. For more information, visit their website.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New LEGO coming in June-Pirates of the Caribbean

Eurobricks' LEGO Pirate fans have been discussing the new Pirates of the Caribbean theme for some time now, but Brickset.com brings the LEGO community news and pictures of the new sets. NOTE: images are from a Dutch Toy Shop. Descriptions in English and images can also be found on A Modular Life. (not sure the original source but we certainly thank all the sources for sharing the news).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends Train Sets New Arrival

又有MEGA BLOKS新貨到喇! 今次係一系列Thomas & Friends火車積木, Hello Kitty如係小女孩的至愛, Thomas & Friends 相信就係小男孩的心頭好. 如欲購買, 請瀏覽www.brickstoy.com

New Mega Bloks Items Arrival. This time is a series of Thomas & Friends Trains. Sure will catch all the little boys interest. If you are interested, please visit us via http://www.brickstoy.com/

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Very Cool iPhone Case--Built with LEGO Bricks

You don't notice how nice things are until you have it in your hands. The case snaps on the phone, and is pretty tight. In fact, it's a bit of an effort to take the case off, but that is a positive thing to me. A drop is not going to snap this off. The plastic is clear (very clear) and it's a neat effect to see the Apple logo under it. The company logo is molded on the sides, and the cutout for the camera is in the shape of a 1 x 2 brick - a nice touch!
As a spoiled iObject owner (iphone, ipod, ipad) I have had issues with cases from a design standpoint. I like the simplicity of Apple's design, and many, many cases tend to be an effort on the case designer to completely cover the Apple look. I REALLY despise that. for my iPhone, I got an Apple Bumper, which was a neat pseudo case, but it wasn't compatible with the recharging docks I had. So I learned my parameters for a good case: 1. Solid. 2. Did not override the look of the phone 3. Was compatible with third-party chargers.

You can order from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=A2IWUOL67DQMZ7

Souce from: http://www.brickjournal.com

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"The Smallest Blocks Toys in the world - New Arrival of Nano Blocks from Japan 世界最細積木-日本Nano Blocks新貨到港

The Smallest Blocks Toys in the world-Japan Nano Blocks New Arrival -We have stocks both in HK and Germany office. If anyone interested, please send email to info@brickstoy.com

世界最細積木-日本Nano Blocks新貨到港(香港及德國OFFICE都有貨), 如有興趣, 煩與我們聯絡 info@brickstoy.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our New Arrival Mega Bloks Series--Hello Kitty!

"These Hello Kitty Toys look cute, right? They just arrived in our shop. If anyone is interested, please contact us at  info@brickstoy.com

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kubricks Upcoming products!

Kubrick (キューブリック Kyūburikku?) is a line of collectible block-style figures and associated products created by Japanese toy company MediCom Toy Inc. Kubrick figures are produced in three scales, designated as 100% (six centimeters high), 400% (24 centimeters high), and 1000% (60 centimeters high). The basic Kubrick figure design has a body that resembles an extremely simplified human form, somewhat similar in appearance to Playmobil or Lego figures. Produced in limited numbers and not re-released, Kubricks are highly sought-after by collectors. Kubricks are predominantly collected by adults; the packaging recommends the figures to collectors 13 years or older.

Our shop will carry these block style figurines now!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

LEGO Bricks and Paper – New Theme

News of a new LEGO Series / Theme from Muji.com! This new series focuses on “playing with LEGO Bricks and Paper”. Basically, you make holes in a sheet of paper and put it together with LEGO Bricks. According to the site, they’re currently available at Muji stores in Japan and USA. However, there are no sightings of this new series in USA yet. These products will also be available in mid-January for UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Taiwan

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

DK Publishing’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Got some news in email today, and among them there was a link to this page on StarWars.com showcasing some of DK Publishing’s newest books slated for release sometime in 2011. The most interesting book was the Character Encyclopedia which is a visual compendium of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure to date. And, like the Visual Dictionary, it will come with an exclusive minifigure. Hopefully, it will be a medal ceremony Han Solo to complement the Luke figure.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

LEGO 10155 Maersk Container Ship – Now Available

LEGOShop.com now has the LEGO exclusive 10155 Maersk Container Ship available for sale in all countries