19/02/2024 - 08:50 Lego news New LEGO 2024 Shopping

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Update : the offer was available until now but it seems that it is currently withdrawn. Please check if this is a temporary technical problem or out of stock.

As expected, after an offer reserved for members of the LEGO Insiders program, the LEGO set 40712 Micro Rocket Launchpad is now offered to all customers of the official online store even if they are not registered with the brand's loyalty program.

The conditions of this extension remain identical to those of the previous offer: €200 minimum purchase without range restriction. This new offer is in principle valid until February 25, 2024, if there is stock left by then.

The product is automatically added to the basket as soon as the minimum amount required is reached and if you have collected an exclusive one-time use code via the popup which is displayed at least once per visitor on this site (if you have obviously deactivated blocking popups...), you can take advantage of this to add a copy of the set 40580 Blacktron Cruiser currently offered from 190 € of purchase.

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Today we quickly take a look at the contents of the LEGO Harry Potter set 76429 Talking Sorting Hat, a box of 561 pieces which will be available from March 1, 2024 on the official online store at the public price of €99.99.

We cannot say that the hat, 20 cm in diameter and 21 cm high (excluding base), was unanimously appreciated by fans when it first appeared, the promise of having a more or less interactive product in their hands. did not really stand up to the questionable aesthetics of the thing and its announced public price considered by many to be too high.

It is very quickly assembled with on one side the exterior surface of the Sorting Hat and on the other the internal mechanism which will trigger the sound sequences either by pushing on the tip of the hat or by pressing on the growth which protrudes under the hat. 'object. The assembly process remains interesting and there are only two stickers for the damaged parts of the hat.

The four coats of arms placed around the black base are therefore pad printed and they are nicely executed. The sound brick is embedded in the planned mechanism which will also synchronize the movements of the eyebrows and the opening of the mouth, it will then remain accessible via a hatch which will allow the three LR44 batteries provided to be replaced. I doubt you'll ever have to change them, we'll probably only play with this Sorting Hat for a few minutes before putting it away in a corner.

We can discuss the aesthetics of the object, I personally find it very ugly and a little sloppy but it's very personal. The fault undoubtedly lies in the chosen scale which does not really allow us to go into the detail of the texture of the hat and which requires us to simply interpret the broad outlines in a somewhat crude manner.

The base of the accessory is too flat and smooth and the rest reminds me more of the Great Crado from Fraggle Rock to the Sorting Hat seen on screen in the Harry Potter saga. The textured and pleated fabric or leather effect is definitely not there and the eyes are too symbolic when they are in reality made up of folds of the material of the object.

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The classification of this product in the "18+" category therefore seems a little pretentious to me, we are far from having on hand a convincing reproduction of the Sorting Hat and I have the impression more of being dealing with a vaguely interactive toy for very young children. The latter will also be the only ones able to place the object on their little heads to reenact the scene; this hat is much too compact not to appear ridiculous on the head of an adult.

Inside the Sorting Hat, the designer still managed to slip in a more or less explicit nod on this scale to the relics of the four founders of Hogwarts with Godric Gryffindor's sword, Helga Hufflepuff's cup, which vaguely resembles Rowena Ravenclaw's tiara and Salazar Slytherin's "locket". These artifacts will still be visible after assembly if the need arises, but some parts will have to be removed.

The sound brick combines 31 different sequences ranging from a simple grunt to a few sentences indicating in which house the students concerned will find themselves, including a singing sequence. These are combinations using reference sounds recorded in the brick to produce audible sentences but of far from impeccable quality.

If you only know the different houses via their French names, you will have to get used to hearing Gryffindor instead of Gryffindor, Slytherin instead of Slytherin, Hufflepuff instead of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw instead of Ravenclaw. The sound brick only “speaks” in English and you will have to make do with it.

The Harry Potter minifigure in the first year student version only offers one new part: the head with its two facial expressions including a face with closed eyes. The torso was already delivered in the sets 76390 Advent Calendar 2021 et 76405 Hogwarts Express Collector's Edition and the Sorting Hat is a rather common piece within the range.

Concerning the public price of the product, one could imagine that it is the small sound brick provided which inflates the price, but here we are faced with an accessory from another age that we already found in the talking dolls of our childhood and In my opinion, there is no truly innovative technology here that justifies making us pay a high price for the element.

It is an understatement to say that I am not very enthusiastic about this product which in my opinion does not win on any of the grounds: the aesthetic aspect is in my opinion far from convincing, the integrated functionality is technically outdated and too limited and the high price requested by LEGO seems unjustified to me upon arrival. It is not a product for adults even if LEGO claims the opposite, it is just a toy for children without great possibilities but which will undoubtedly entertain them for a few hours.

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Note: The product shown here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. Deadline fixed at 28th February 2024 next at 23:59 p.m. Simply post a comment below the article to participate. Your participation is taken into account regardless of your opinion. Avoid “I’m participating” or “I’m trying my luck”, we suspect that this is the case.

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Today we are quickly interested in the content of the LEGO Marvel set 76279 Spider-Man Race Car & Venom Green Goblin, a small box of 227 pieces sold at the public price of €29.99 on the official online store. Not enough to get up at night with this little set without great pretensions but there is still plenty of fun to be had with three characters all equipped with their means of transport.

Spider-Man here inherits a car which is not of much use to him because he has more than enough means to avoid traffic jams, but the car is successful with an aggressive side, room for two characters inside. interior and two Stud Shooters rather well integrated at the front. It's colorful, it's pad printed and it rolls.

The Green Goblin has his glider in a black variant, and for good reason the character is "venomized" here and his means of movement is therefore logically matched to the figurine provided. It's a success, we find all the codes of "venomization" in the LEGO way and this version of the glider will do the trick. Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider is content with a modest skateboard but it is sufficient and appropriate.

In terms of the construction experience offered, we can therefore conclude that it is rather very good knowing that we obtain as a bonus a canvas already seen in the set 76261 Spider-Man Final Battle which allows you to trap a figurine and hold it at arm's length. Practical for installing Green Goblin.

Fans of new parts or new colors available for the first time will have on hand here a matte blue windshield as well as a transparent windshield in dark Blue which we will undoubtedly see elsewhere later. We will also note the presence of the banana also delivered in the LEGO Marvel sets 76275 Motorcycle Chase: Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock (€9.99) and LEGO Friends 42604 Heartlake City Shopping Mall (119.99 €).

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As for the three figurines provided in this box, that of Spider-Man with his pad-printed arms is also delivered in around ten boxes since 2021, that of Gwen Stacy was also in the sets 76178 Daily Bugle et 76174 Spider-Man's Monster Truck vs. Mysterio and only Green Goblin remains here "venomized" to expand the collection of the most dedicated fans.

The minifigure is nicely executed, the partially and totally venomized double face is perfect and the torso also seems very convincing to me. It's meager as it stands for a set sold for €30 but those, if any, who don't have Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy in this form will perhaps find what they're looking for. We can also consider "sharing" the product, with the youngest inheriting the more common minifigs and the family collector stealing and replacing Green Goblin with a less desirable version.

This is obviously not the set of the year, but I find that there is still something in this box to have fun if you are old enough to invent a few chase stories between superheroes and the vehicle construction sequence remains interesting. It's up to you.

Note: The product shown here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. Deadline fixed at 27th February 2024 next at 23:59 p.m. Simply post a comment below the article to participate. Your participation is taken into account regardless of your opinion. Avoid “I’m participating” or “I’m trying my luck”, we suspect that this is the case.

16/02/2024 - 00:01 Lego news New LEGO 2024 Shopping

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As planned and announced, LEGO is launching a new promotional offer which allows you to get a copy of the very successful LEGO set 40712 Micro Rocket Launchpad from 200 € of purchase and without restriction of range. This offer is currently reserved for members of the Insiders program until February 18, it will then be generalized to all customers of the official store from February 19 to 25, 2024.

The product is automatically added to the basket as soon as the minimum amount required is reached and if you have collected an exclusive one-time use code via the popup which is displayed at least once per visitor on this site (if you have obviously deactivated blocking popups...), you can take advantage of this to add a copy of the set 40580 Blacktron Cruiser currently offered from 190 € of purchase.

DIRECT ACCESS TO CURRENT CLASSIFIED ADS ON THE LEGO SHOP >>

(The link to the shop redirects to the version of the official shop for your country of connection)

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15/02/2024 - 15:05 Lego disney Lego news New LEGO 2024

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LEGO finally officially unveils the set 43242 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Cottage, a box of 2228 pieces which will be available as an Insiders preview from March 1, 2024 at the public price of €219.99. This derivative product is inspired by the 1937 animated film itself adapted from the traditional tale of the Brothers Grimm, it allows you to obtain 10 minifigs: Snow White, her mother-in-law the Queen, Prince Florian Atchoum, Joyeux, Prof , Simpleton, Shy, Sleepy and Grumpy.

We will talk more about the content of this Disney-licensed product in the coming days.

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