Monday, 8 February 2016

Why LEGO Fans Should Learn to Love Resellers

There is a lot of frustration out in the LEGO fan community about resellers. When collectors see a classic LEGO set at a vastly inflated price, that puts it beyond reach, it can be frustrating. The target of this frustration is often the resellers who are profiting from this long retired set. But do they deserve to be labelled as the bad guys?

Friday, 29 January 2016

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Review

Version reviewed: Playstation 4

TT Games are back with the latest entry in the LEGO video game series, released today in the UK. This is only the second game based on the Marvel universe, this time based on the cinematic world of the Avengers and the surrounding movies. There’s still room for comic book goodness, but this time players will recognise locations and storylines from different Marvel movies. 

Read on for the All About Bricks review…

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Disability and LEGO: Five Minifigures with Disabilities

Image: Promobricks on Facebook
Fans have greeted the news that LEGO are to include a wheelchair as part of an upcoming LEGO City minifigures pack, Park Life (60134), positively. It sometimes takes a while for LEGO to get representation right, and now it seems that the scope is broadening further to be more inclusive of disabled people. Of course, this wheelchair user does not mark the first appearance of a disabled minifigure in LEGO – although previously the representations have been from more fantastic realms…

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 16 - Available Now

Today sees the latest issue of Blocks on sale, so here is my monthly plug;

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and what better way to declare your love than with LEGO? From Valentine’s hearts to brick bouquets, this month’s issue is packed with outside-the-box ideas to make this year’s celebrations a little more special.

Elsewhere, we dive into our ‘Build It’ section to show you how to construct your own transforming Optimus Prime model, with step-by-step instructions and a guide to sourcing all the parts you’ll need, and find out how you can recreate long-retired sets without breaking the bank.

There’s much more besides, as Daniel Konstanski takes us through the history of ramp and pit baseplates, while Simon Pickard investigates how LEGO can save a national heritage site from ruin. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with Matt De Lanoy, the man behind one of LEGO Ideas’ fastest-growing projects.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

LEGO Change Policy Following Ai Weiwei's Letgo Room

LEGO have announced that bulk orders of bricks will be accepted without asking about the theme of the planned project - a seemingly innocuous press release. It's a great win for Ai Weiwei, the artist who turned to Chinese manufactured bricks when LEGO refused to support his order to produce a piece about freedom of expression.

Monday, 4 January 2016

The LEGO Movie in 4D joins LEGOLAND in 2016

The LEGO Movie fans have plenty to be excited about this year, with the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort - and other LEGOLAND parks around the world - featuring the new 4D adventure. Star Wars Miniland at will also have a new LEGO Death Star finale joining the exhibit in Windsor. Read on for more details and a trailer...


Thursday, 31 December 2015

All About Bricks Awards 2015

As adopted by many of the larger LEGO websites, it’s time for a list of awards that do not give out trophies or certificates. Some might even say that it’s just an excuse to remember things that have happened in the past year of bricky goodness. Yes, that’s exactly what this is.