07/03/2011 - 19:41 Lego news
2011 posterThe English are lucky, they can get a new poster incorporating the idea of ​​the one released in 2009 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the launch of the LEGO Star Wars range (and I was telling you about here).
This "Limited Edition Collector's Poster 2011"brings together 90 minifigs divided into two camps, the" good guys "and the" bad guys "and integrates the most recent minifigs delivered with the last sets released between 2009 and 2011, mixed in particular with some minifigs from set 10188 (Death Star).
You will find on this page some photos of average quality posted by a Eurobricks forumer.
Do not hesitate to let me know if you find this poster in a store in France, which I doubt all the same .....
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07/03/2011 - 19:30 Lego news
instructionsLEGO is finally applying the promised temporary solution in order to best protect the instruction booklets and sticker sheets in large sets of more than 700/800 pieces.
As seen in this picture taken by a Eurobricks forumer unboxing his 10195 set (Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker), the booklets and the sheet of stickers are protected by a bag and stiffened by a cardboard insert. 
LEGO had already announced its intention to respond to numerous complaints from its customers on this subject (See this article from January 10, 2011).

A late but commendable initiative on the part of the manufacturer, while waiting for a final solution via a blister pack or a specially provided pouch.
In the meantime, if you have a problem with the instruction booklet or sticker sheet when opening one of your recently purchased sets, please do not hesitate to contact LEGO customer service at this address to obtain a replacement.

05/03/2011 - 23:58 Lego news
japanese setsSeen on Jedi News, an image showing five Mini Sets, four of which have already been released to date.

Apparently this new "LEGO Vulture Droid Mini" set will be released in Japan at least around April 2011 ....

Until we can afford it at a gold price on BrickLink, as usual .....

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05/03/2011 - 09:20 Lego news
1The new LEGO Store Calendar for the month of April 2011 is available and there is some interesting info on the actual release of Series 4 of collectible minifigures.
It will therefore be possible to find them around April 15 in the USA. More surprisingly, the blurb clearly mentions "These limited edition minifigures won't last long" which can be interpreted in different ways.

But above all this type of discourse confirms that LEGO maintains the effect of exclusivity and shortage around this range, at least on the marketing level, but also in the field of availability as seen in the previous series.

Note the release of the Ninjago game on DS on 12/04 and that of the Maersk train on 25/04 for those who are impatiently awaiting it.

Click here to download the calendar in pdf format (1.21 MB)

03/03/2011 - 19:18 Lego news
bricklimeThe creators of the site The Brick Show recently launched BrickLi.me, a social network dedicated to AFOLs of all kinds. Out of curiosity, I created there a page for Hoth Bricks.
The whole is technically rather well designed, even if some youthful flaws remain such as a certain overall slowness and the non-functioning of some third-party applications.
The community is large and growing day by day. There are a lot of teenagers who come to share their passion through the various services offered such as the forum, blog pages, chat, etc .... In short, a very active community, a little young, but interesting.
The relationship to Facebook is obvious, and it is questionable if this does not serve BrickLi.me in the long run. In any case, do not hesitate to visit this site and make up your mind on the interest or not of creating an account.