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Friday, April 26, 2013

New Upcoming Book--Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO [Paperback]

Book Description

May 1, 2013
Brick City is a model builder's festival in book form. It's a pictorial collection of world- famous buildings--and a photo gallery that also includes pictures of each building's miniaturized model. What lends special distinction to the models is the way they're constructed. Each is made entirely of LEGO bricks. Known for decades as a favorite children's toy, LEGO bricks have entered the adult model builder's repertoire in recent years. Author and model maker Warren Elsmore presents instructions for neophyte LEGO modelers plus plans for constructing specific buildings and landmarks, along with vivid photos of completed LEGO models. The models that readers can build represent landmarks from all over the world, and include--

  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • New York's New World Trade Center
  • The Louvre in Paris
  • Rome's Colosseum
  • A London taxicab
  • Hong Kong ferries
  • The Great Wall of China . . . and many others

    Featuring photos of actual landmarks, amazing artwork, photos of LEGO models, and scale drawings of structural details to guide model builders, Brick City presents a modeler's panorama of contemporary urban landscapes. More than 400 illustrations in color and black and white.
    BONUS POSTERS: Enclosed with the book are two dramatic posters featuring LEGO® model photos of architectural world landmarks. The posters, which are suitable for framing, unfold to 17 1/2" x 24 3/4"

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Mega Bloks announces its new Autumn/Winter product line up, featuring lights and musical elements

    Mega Bloks, the world’s number one pre-school construction brand, is introducing new friendly products with features such as lights, music and sound elements, as well as launching one of its biggest play sets to date, this Autumn/Winter.

    With Mega Bloks First Builders Billy Beats dancing piano, children aged 1+ can use the eight, coloured, light-up keys as they combine building and music with dancing and playing. With three different modes of musical play, including eight different pre-programmed songs, pre-schoolers can learn how to play music, create their own songs, and play the themed sounds, which include Piano, Animal and DJ/Party effects. Also in the set, eight First Builders blocks can also be stored away under the Billy Beats hat.

    Brand new vehicles for A/W include Mega Bloks First Builders Firetruck Finn, featuring a steering wheel for easier turns, a ladder that raises, swivels and pivots, Block Buddies Fireman, and 13 First Builders blocks which fit inside to help rebuild bridges, tall towers, and buildings.

    Ricky Race Car and Catie Convertible are the newest convertible vehicles to be added to the Mega Bloks Lil’ Vehicles range. Each features a driver and five building blocks. Compact and easily handled, the A/W additions are completely compatible with the rest of the Lil’ Vehicles range.

    A new series of brightly coloured Block Buddies include three different themes, each with a pack of three characters. The ‘Block Buddies’ pack is available with a boy, girl and puppy, Rescue Squad with a policeman, fireman and dalmatian, and Hero Team with a knight, dragon and horse.

    Taking the building experience to a higher level, the Mega Bloks First Builders Giant Play Table now offers an even bigger building platform, with 40 blocks, plus storage shelves which are incorporated into the set. The primary colours appeal to both boys and girls, and encourage construction fun for children aged 1+.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    New Brand Bricks Style Toy lanuched in markets-Quick Build by Airfix

    Collect and build a brand new range of 6 flying legends from Airfix.  Quick and simple push fit construction model kits.  No glue or paint required - just decorate with stickers.
    Each model comes with its own display stand.  Suitable for ages 5+.

    Brickstoy plan to carry this product line. If anyone have any comment or any advise or questions for us, please email to info@brickstoy.com

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    The new LEGO 71001 Series 10 Minifigures will be officially available beginning May 1st, 2013.

    The new LEGO 71001 Series 10 Minifigures will be officially available for sale in most countries worldwide beginning May 1st, 2013.

    71001 LEGO Series 10 Minifigures Product Description
    Collect every mystery minifigure in the exciting new Series 10! Get your hands on the exciting Series 10 minifigure mystery bags featuring 16 all-new characters and accessories to trade and collect! With 16 all-new, special minifigures in Series 10, the LEGO Minifigure Collection continues to grow. Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with its own special accessories, display plate and collector’s leaflet. Inspired by movies, sports, history and just everyday life, this collection includes: Warrior Woman, Decorator, Sad Clown, Roman Commander, Bumblebee Girl, Motorcycle Mechanic, Grandpa, Revolutionary Soldier, Baseball Fielder, Librarian, Sea Captain, Medusa, Skydiver, Trendsetter, Paintball Player, and Tomahawk Warrior.
    The Lego Minifigure Series 10 features:
    • Every minifigure comes with accessories and display plate
    • A must-have for LEGO ® minifigure collectors
    • PLEASE NOTE: Only 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each ‘mystery’ bag. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures and some minifigures may be more difficult to find than others. You may receive 2 or more of the same minifigures. Trade with your friends to collect them all! A maximum of 16 minifigures may be ordered per address, per household.
    • This is the first series to have a 17th rare golden minifigure named Mr. Gold.
    • Mr. Gold will be randomly dispersed throughout the world. A total of 5,000 golden minifigures will be distributed, each containing a code to LEGO.com that when entered will show the number of golden minifigures found around the world at the point in time.

    Friday, April 12, 2013

    Another Lord of the Rings set upcoming in Summer 2013

    LEGO 79007 Battle at the Black Gate

    Take on the forces of Sauron in a Battle at the Black Gate, with opening/locking doors, secret entrance, 5 minifigures and a Great Eagle!

    Fly the Great Eagle high above the Black Gate of Mordor where Aragorn and Gandalf the White must distract the Eye of Sauron. Use them to stage a scene while Frodo Baggins and his friend Sam throw the One Ring into the fiery depths of Mount Doom and destroy it forever. To reach the Ring’s final destination, you must defeat the Mouth of Sauron and the Mordor Orcs positioned high in the spiked gate walls. Then breach the gate and lead the attack on the enemy! Includes a Great Eagle and 5 minifigures with weapons: Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Mouth of Sauron and 2 Mordor Orcs.

    LEGO 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush-upcoming Summer 2013 LEGO Lord of the Rings sets!

     LEGO 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush

    Ambush the Sauron Army from the Pirate Ship with dungeon, crossbow, anchors, sails, Corsair detailing and 9 minifigures!On the shores of Minas Tirith, Sauron’s Mordor Orcs prepare to greet their allies aboard the Pirate Ship – but all is not as it seems. Pull up alongside them, drop the anchors and lead a surprise attack with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas Greenleaf and the Army of the Dead. This majestic Corsair ship features 3 large sails, removable rear section with dungeon and Pirate of Umbar prisoner, firing crossbow and loads of armor and weapons! Capture the Orc catapult and lead the glow-in-the-dark King of the Dead and his soldiers into battle at the War of the Ring! Includes 9 minifigures with weapons and accessories: Aragorn, Legolas Greenleaf, Gimli, 2 Mordor Orcs, the King of the Dead, 2 Soldiers of the Dead and a Pirate of Umbar.

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Peter Pan Minimates Released To Disney Stores

    Art Asylum has reported that the Disney Store Exclusive Peter Pan Minimates are now available. These sets are to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Disney’s beloved animated film.
    With the recent release of Peter Pan on Blu-ray, fans of all ages have had the chance to experience the classic animated film for the first time. And now they can act out the adventures they saw in the film using Minimates mini-figures! Two box sets and one vehicle featuring 2-inch Minimates of the famous Peter Pan characters have hit the Disney Store, and they are packed with playability!
    The first set includes Cubby, Tootles, Nibs and Peter Pan, who comes with a removable dagger, a flight base, and a tiny hovering Tinkerbell. The second set has Captain Hook (with a removable sword and scabbard), John Darling (with his trademark umbrella), Michael Darling and a 2-inch Tinkerbell figure with her own flight base. And like all Minimates, the parts of each figure are fully interchangeable, so you can combine the figures in endless ways! Plus, the Jolly Roger pirate ship features adjustable masts, opening doors and extending planks, as well as two exclusive figures of Wendy and Smee!

    Iron Man 3 Minimates

    Diamond Select Toys & Marvel.com have revealed the remaining 3 figures from their Iron Man 3 Minimates series. These figures include:
    • Iron Man Mark 17 – Artillery Level RT Suit (“Heartbreaker” Armor)
    • Iron Man Mark 33 – Enhanced Energy Suit (“Silver Centurion” Armor)
    • Iron Man Mark 41 – Skeleton Suit (“Bones” Armor)
    These 3 figures are scheduled to arrive later this month and will be exclusive to Toys R Us. More info on availability:
    The Silver Centurion Armor and Bones Armor will come in one two-pack, while the Heartbreak Armor will come with a figure of a partially armored Tony Stark. All four figures will be exclusively available at Toys “R” Us.

    Toys “R” Us will share two additional two-packs — Iron Man Mark 42 with the Mandarin and Iron Patriot with the Extremis Soldier — with the specialty market, while War Machine with Maya Hansen and Aldrich Killian with Cowboy Disguise Tony Stark will only be available in comic shops and specialty stores.
    Minimates are two-inch mini-figures, each with various interchangeable parts and accessories. The Iron Man 3 assortments will be out in late April.

    The next LEGO Architecture set is...

    ...something of a surprising choice: London's BT Tower. Here's the press release:

    BILLUND, Denmark – LEGO® Architecture, which uses the LEGO brick to interpret the designs of iconic architecture around the world, has added another London landmark to the series - the BT Tower.
    The BT Tower, formerly known as the Post Office Tower, is one of the most recognisable buildings in London. It was built to support microwave aerials.

    “Every time I visit London I see the BT Tower on the horizon, so I wanted to recreate it in LEGO” says the architect and designer Eric Bedford Jr. In capturing the essence of the tower in LEGO bricks, Eric looked at the aesthetics rather than engineering, especially the use of colours, patterns and materials that define the ‘spiritual DNA’ of the building.

    Construction of the Post Office Tower started in 1961 and was completed three years later. When built, it was the tallest building in London, at 189m (620ft) high. Today, it's still a major telecommunications hub, and has a rotating restaurant at the top.

    LEGO Architecture products feature well-known buildings, and the work of important architects. Aimed at inspiring future architects, engineers, designers and architecture fans around the world, the range contains a booklet featuring step-by-step building instructions prefaced by history, information and photographs of each iconic building, its design origin, its architect and its architectural features.
    The LEGO 21020 BT Tower will be available for purchase from June 1 in LEGO brand retail stores, LEGOLAND Stores and online at http://shop.lego.com. The product is designed for ages 12+ and includes a booklet with facts and history about the tower. Recommended retail price is $34.99 in the US, €34.99 in most European countries, and £29.99 in the UK.