LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute

Review: LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute

I've been waiting a really long time to get my hands on the Research Institute set. No other LEGO set has attracted more mainstream media attention this year than 21110 Research Institute for a myriad of (mostly feminist) reasons, which I will not get into. If you want to dive into a well argued article on LEGO's Gender Problem, Nick from FBTB has written a really good piece on the prickly topic. I will however eagerly wax lyrical about how much I love this set. When the LEGO Ideas team announced that the Research Institute (formerly known as the Female Minifigure set) would be released alongside the Exo-Suit, while most LEGO fans got themselves into a frenzy over Peter Reid's homage to Classic Space, I was equally as intrigued by Dr. Ellen Kooijman's submission. Strap on some safety … [Read More...]

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Review: Lego 10237 – The Tower of Orthanc

It took me awhile to write this review, largely because of how long it took to build this monstrosity. The Tower of Orthanc is the crown jewel of the Lego’s The Lord of The Rings sets. Towering above the rest at 2359 pieces, I knew I had to get my grubby hands on this set… 

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Lego Minifigures Series 11 Instruction Sheet

Update: About the Australian release date for Series 11, my local Lego specialty store I’m Rick James Bricks has confirmed that they’ll launch in Australia in September 2013! Not too long now before we get our hands on them! Brickset has just published the instruction leaflet for Series 11 after it surfaced in Poland! Some initial thoughts: I was right about… 

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Review: Lego Batman The Movie Super Heroes Unite DVD

Last week, the long awaited Lego Batman The Movie: Super Heroes Unite DVD finally appeared on shelves across Australia. As an adult Lego fan, I had little interest in the movie but was after one thing: the exclusive Clark Kent minifig! The DVD is available in pretty much everywhere that sells DVDs, from Target to… 

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Australia Toy Sale 2013 : Lego Deals

We’re currently neck-deep in every Australian Lego fan’s favourite time of the year, the much-awaited Australian Toy Sale. Which Lego deals are the best? Which retailers are deserving of your hard earned cash? Going to do a quick write-up of the deals that caught my eye this year. Kmart (Sale begins 27 June – 27 July… 

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