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Sunday, September 29, 2013

LEGO Announces 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E

LEGO Announces 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E

The Maersk Line Triple-E ship is the world’s largest container ship at 400 meters long and 59 meters wide and is also the most efficient, helping Maersk win “Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year” award in July 2011. The Triple-E is short for their design principle: Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved. A total of 20 ships have been ordered, with about half already either in service or under construction.

10241 Maersk Line Triple-E

Ages 12+. 1,518 pieces.

Build the Maersk ‘Triple-E’ container vessel – a true giant of the seas!

US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 129.99 € – UK 109.99 £ – DK 1199.00 DKK

Presenting the largest ship in the world – the record-breaking Maersk ‘Triple-E.’ Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail. Our LEGO® designers have included rare colors such as medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green. There are rotating gold-colored screw blades leading to the brick-built twin propeller engines, which you can view through the window built into the port side of the ship. You can even customize it by adding or removing the containers. This authentic set includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship and, as a finishing touch, there’s the gold coin that is added under the mast of all Maersk Line ships for good luck on their voyages. This model is perfect for LEGO fans!

• Features include rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin
• Includes rare medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green colored elements
• Play with the model on carpeted surfaces or mount the model on the display stand
• Building instructions also include interesting facts about the real ship
• Includes 1,518 bricks
• Ship (mounted on stand) measures over 8” (21cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Toys’R'Us Bricktober 2013 Minifig Packs Revealed

Toys’R'Us Bricktober 2013 Minifig Packs Revealed

October is nearly upon us and that means that Bricktober is nearly upon us as well. This year’s Toys’R'Us promotion sees the return of the minifigure 5-pack with a different pack each week for three weeks.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Playmobil starts countdown to Christmas with advent calendar launch

2013 range includes two new scenes: Pony Farm and Police, featuring alongside Pirates Treasure Cove, Princess Wedding and Winter Wonderland. 

Playmobil has began its countdown to Christmas with the launch of its annual advent calendars, ready for 2013 with two new scenes.

Boys and girls can create each scene piece by piece, with themes including the new Pony Farm Advent Calendar and Police set.

The new lines join a portfolio already consisting of Pirates Treasure Cove, the Princess Wedding and Winter Wonderland, each comprising of 24 Playmobil pieces behind each of the windows.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2 Preview (Only Published in end of November 2013)

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More!: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More! [Hardcover]

  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Publisher: NO STARCH PRESS; 1 edition (30 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593275129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593275129

Book Description

30 Nov 2013
Join Megs on a tour through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building in the second volume of The LEGO Adventure Book. As she battles the evil villain Destructor, you'll travel through time and space to meet some of the world's best builders. Learn to build sleek spaceships, fearsome pirate galleys, fire-breathing dragons, fast cars, and much more.

Full of bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of more than 25 models, and nearly 200 example models, The LEGO Adventure Book will inspire you to new heights of LEGO building. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

USA CRA-Z-ART's LITE BRIX™ line has a Halloween set as well

Lite Brix Zombie Manor

UPC/EAN/ISBN: 884920358232
Product Weight:2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions(in inches)16.1 x 12.6 x 2.7

Product Description
Create a ghoulish Haunted House with real glowing Zombie figures with this patented building system! Set comes with Lite Brix, connectors, special shaped parts, brick blocks, battery pack, figures, decals and instruction manual.


USA CRA-Z-ART's LITE BRIX™ line created another item for girls as well

Lite Brix Pool

batteries are required (not included)
1.3 pounds 11.0 x 10.0 x 2.2

Climb the ladder and slide into the pool to cool off from the summer sun. Relax under the umbrella and enjoy hanging out with the girls; as the sun goes down the pool lights up! Complete with rubber ring and beach ball. Lite Brix is the Super Building System where you can build light up environments using Lite Brix, connectors, special shaped parts and brick blocks. 

USA CRA-Z-ART's LITE BRIX™ line created two new items for boys

Lite Brix Racer Assortment (35816 - Yellow Racer and 35815 - Red Racer)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mega Bloks launched the 2013 second half Halo items.

Mega Bloks launched the 2013 second half Halo items.

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Building Sets arrival.

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Building Sets new arrival. Total nine sets.
91702 Speed Racer (14PCs)
91703 Precision Luge (14PCs)
91704 Outrageous Dragster (14PCs)

91712 Super Blitzen™ Monster Truck (87PCs)

91718 Urban Agent™ Stunt Rig (258PCs)
91707 Bone Shaker (71PCs)
91708 Twin Mill III (66PCs)
91709 Twinduction (63PCs)

For details, please kindly visit our webshop www.brickstoy.com

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Playmobil Princess Castle and accessories arrival.

New Playmobil Princess Castle and accessories arrival. They are:

5474 Kristallschloss
5475 Verzauberter Kristallsee
5476 Prinzessin im Schwanenboot
5478 Königskinder beim Baby-Pegasus
Anyone interested in these items, please visit our official online shop www.brickstoy.com

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Another new Mega Bloks set reviewed with Mega Bloks Fans

Re: Billy Beats Dancing Piano-First Builder

Press a key and learn just how much fun building and music can be as you dance and play along with Billy Beats™ Dancing Piano by Mega Bloks First Builders. With three different modes of musical play, children can have fun with Billy Beats™ in all kinds of ways. Press the light-up block keys and watch Billy dance and play one of eight different songs, teach children how to play music by letting them build their own songs and follow along, or even play different sounds that include a Piano, Animal and DJ/Party effects - all with the flick of a switch!

Billy Beats™ is compatible with all First Builders blocks that can be securely stored away under his big red hat. With three different modes of musical play and endless building possibilities, Billy Beats™ will keep kids entertained for hours!

Ideal for children ages 1 to 5!

• Three modes of play: Dance with Billy, Teach Me, and Free Play
• Eight colored light-up keys that can play single notes or eight pre-programmed songs
• Sheet music on stickers included to let you build and stack a song to follow along!
• Cool Piano, Whacky DJ and Funny Animal sounds with on/off switch
• Includes eight First Builders blocks and three C-size batteries

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tomb Raider Minimates New Arrival

Art Asylum has posted official packaging images of the Tomb Raider Minimates. The Comic Shop Assortment is beginning to hit stores. The Toys “R” Us Assortment will be available near the end of September. Here’s the sets that will be available:

Tomb Raider Minimates Comic and Specialty Store Assortment
• Lara Croft and Scavenger Scout
• Battle Damaged Lara Croft and Armored Scavenger
• Roth and Storm Guard General
• Sun Queen and Father Mathias

Tomb Raider Minimates Toys “R” Us Assortment
• Lara Croft and Scavenger Scout
• Battle Damaged Lara Croft and Armored Scavenger
• Storm Guard and Storm Guard Stalker

2013 LEGO Creator Christmas Sets of 2 (NEW) (40082+40083)

LEGO just announced part 1 of the Christmas Holiday set an hour ago and it looks like the part 2 set has just been revealed! Official pictures for the upcoming 2013 Holiday Christmas LEGO sets are now available. Both sets will be available at LEGO Brand Stores and Shop at Home during the time periods listed below. Thanks to grogall over at Eurobricks for the news.

40082 Christmas Holiday 2013 (Part 1)
  • 2 minifigures, 115 pieces
  • Available October 14-31 with purchases above $99/£50
40083 Christmas Holiday 2013 (Part 2)
  • 1 minifigure, 118 pieces
  • Available during Brick Friday Weekend in November with purchases above $99/£50

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lego Play Book [Hardcover] (ENglish) (NEW)

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (19 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1465414126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1465414120
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 23.4 x 2.3 cm 

75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Now Available

The 2013 edition of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is now available for PRE-ORDER

Will there be a LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar for 2013? Yes, there will. LEGO 75023 is the 2013 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. It was confirmed at London Toy Fair.

This year Jango Fett is Santa.

We expect the new advent calendar to come out in summer 2013 in plenty of time for Christmas. It is already available to pre-order in the UK.

The calendar has a good range of minifigures and mini vehicles. The mini vehicles are very creative. I'm really impressed with how the designers have managed to capture the look of so many vehicles with so few bricks and at such a small scale.

With the announcements of new Star Wars movies coming out in future the excitement around Star Wars isn't likely to die down.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Kre-O Star Trek U.S.S. Vengeance Construction Set (NEW) First Preview

Kre-O Star Trek U.S.S. Vengeance Construction Set

Target have added a listing to their website for a new set in the Star Trek Kre-O range, the USS Vengeance. It is currently listed as "unavailable" and "not sold in stores", with no indication of a release date - Hopefully this just means those details haven't been put up yet, rather than this being a lost cancelled set.

It seems like a pretty good representation of the ship, although of course it takes more liberties with the design than the Hot Wheels version, the only other model of the ship at the moment. It appears to be using the same nacelle strut element as the Enterprise set, which make the nacelles a bit close to each other, and it appears to have a cockpit element in the bridge area of the ship to house the crew. The kreon figures included are stow-away Scotty, two generic "specialists", and the "specialist captain" aka Admiral Marcus.

Mega Bloks Flood Hunters Battle Unit (NEW)

Mega Bloks Flood Hunters Battle Unit

Establish your army, build and expand your units with the Flood Hunters Battle Unit by Mega Bloks Halo! Seek out the Flood wherever it may hide and stop its infection before it can spread with the Mega Bloks Flood Hunters Battle Unit! ONI has sent Covert Ops Spartans in EOD and Scout armor to a suspected Flood-infected area to fight an Elite Combat Form and the new Carrier Form.

Ideal for children ages 8 and up!

The Flood Hunters Battle Unit Features:
  • UNSC Soldiers: UNSC Spartan in Scout Covert Ops and Spartan in EOD Covert Ops armor
  • Flood Forms: Carrier, Combat Elite, Infection
  • Flood Carrier Form can carry Infection forms at enemy soldiers!
  • Weapons: Shotgun, Flamethrower, Buildable Missile Pod

Nanoblock New Building Set Exclusive in USA

  • Nanoblock ? Sites to See Plus- Air Force One
    Now you can nano-size your very own Air Force One. With these micro-sized building blocks, 3D models take shape right beneath your fingers! You will be amazed as Air Force One is assembled to the tiniest detail. With over 260 assorted pieces, create a detailed replica of the world famous, Air Force One that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Finished size: 6.3"w x 3"d x 6.3"H . Includes detailed color instructions. Not intended for children under 8 years old.
    • Product Measures: 5.5" x 5.5" x 1.8"
    • Recommended Ages: 8 years and up