20/12/2010 - 22:26 Minifigure Series
Fake Gold C-3PO

For those interested, here is a comparison between the different C3-POs that I have on hand, a plastic model from Star Wars magnet sets, the C3-PO Limited Edition (10.000 copies) and the two C3-POs received via eBay.
The observation is clear, the last two are no match, they are really mediocre and do not really honor the brand, even if I am torn between outright counterfeiting and the work of a passionate AFOL who s It is risky to reproduce the original minifigure.

Below are some clickable photos of these weird minifigs.

Fake Gold C-3PO
Fake Gold C-3PO
Fake Gold C-3PO
Fake Gold C-3PO
12/12/2010 - 12:37 Lego news
During its news report on Saturday 11/12/2010, France 2 broadcast a report devoted in part to the Lego company. We see the designers, the factory and .... Megablocks. To review here, from the 21st minute.
11/12/2010 - 18:05 Lego news
sku 43900 5Received this morning the "Lego" gun from DealExtreme, actually an Enlighten branded product, which turns out to be a Lego clone. For 9.40 $, no miracle, but the product is intended for my son for Christmas, who is currently in his period of weapons, pistols, rifles, etc ...
The opinions of DX customers are all rather positive on the product, I will form my own opinion on 26/12 ....

Below are some pictures from DX on this product.

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10/12/2010 - 21:18 Lego news
amazonI have just pre-ordered the January 2011 sets on Amazon.fr:
7913 Clone Trooper Battle Pack
7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack
7915 Imperial V-Wing Fighter
7929 Battle Of Naboo
7930 Bounty Hunter Gunship
7931 T6 Jedi Shuttle

In the order confirmation, no precise date is communicated, just that the delivery will take place after 25/12/2010.
For information if you want to pre-order these sets, you have to look for them directly with the LEGO reference of the set without going through the catalog.
I will keep you posted on the progress of the order.
10/12/2010 - 11:16 Lego news
lego wrappers
Seen in the magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs, an article on toys and in particular a review of LEGO products whose packaging does not really reflect the content.
The example of the 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder set is used to demonstrate that the box size and product visual are vastly oversized in relation to the size of the set when assembled.
Personally, I would say that this is not totally wrong, even if some sets (UCS in particular) have packaging roughly proportional to their content. From there to creating a controversy by implying that LEGO is scamming kids, do not exaggerate either .....