LEGO Build Your Own Adventure Books At Aldi

Aldi aren’t known for stocking LEGO but from time to time we get LEGO related items show up in their special buys range.

The special buys that kicked off today (December 13th) feature a series of Build Your Own Adventure books. These books are great because not only do they actually include LEGO bricks they also provide a heap of building inspiration.

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With the special buy launching today your local store may still have a lot or none, such is the nature of their specials. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this earlier today.

Each book will set you back $16.99

There are 4 different books on offer, including a few that I have had a chance to review:

  • Nexo Knights with Robin’s Mech (See review)
  • DC Super Heroes with John Stewart Green Lantern (See review)
  • Friends with Liza and her car (See review)
  • Star Wars with Y-Wing
  • City with Fire Truck

Thanks to Trevor for telling me about this.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 13 – City, Friends & Star Wars

It’s day 13 and I’m sure some of you are off to the cinema to see Star Wars tonight. Hopefully today has a good Star Wars build to get everybody hyped up. Let’s see what our three calendars have today…

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LEGO Responds To Questions About Detailed Faces In The Latest Modular

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One thing most people immediately noticed with the announcement of the Downtown Diner modular was that the classic smiley minifigures of modulars past were replaced with detailed face prints for the first time.

I ran a poll on the Bricking Around Facebook page asking which option you prefered and 70% opted for the detailed face printing option, which means 30% want to stick with the classic smiles.

Now LEGO has issued a statement regarding the change and what it means for the modulars going forward.

Over the past 10 years our modular buildings have evolved in many ways.  We’ve added more interior details, more story-telling and more emotional triggers such as unique decorations on windows & Minifigure torsos.  We now feel the time is right to bring the Minifigure expression in line with all the amazing details now offered throughout our models.  We have always loved the classic smiley face for its versatility and nostalgia value, but are now excited to explore the new possibilities expressive faces will offer us.

Essentially it comes down to wanting to better tell the story they are trying to tell with the set.

Are you happy with the change or still annoyed about it?

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 12 – City, Friends & Star Wars

With today’s windows open we are officially half way through this year’s advent calendars. I can’t believe how quickly its gone.

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75192 Millennium Falcon Available To Purchase


This is not a drill. 75192 Millennium Falcon is currently available to purchase from LEGO Online. Click here to view the product page.

Be warned it will probably sell out really quickly. Edit: This is still a VIP release, so you’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to purchase the set.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 11 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Yesterday was a pretty good day, let down by an odd Friends build. Hopefully today we can get three out of three.

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LEGO Brickumentary Available On SBS On Demand

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Last night SBS broadcast the LEGO Documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary” and unfortunately I missed it. If you also missed it you may be pleased to learn that it is now available to watch via the SBS catch-up service SBS On Demand.

The 2014 film, narrated by Jason Bateman, explores the world of LEGO like never before including a look at the world of AFOLs.

Here’s the official synopsis: Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe… like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question…is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.

You can watch it online here, or there are SBS On Demand apps for a wide variety of devices. You will need to create a free SBS account to watch. The film expires in 13 days, so watch it before Christmas if you get a chance.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 10 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Can you believe we are already into double digits? Let’s check out our day 10 builds.

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2017 Advent Calendars – Day 9 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Yesterday was pretty good, in terms of the builds that we got. Let’s see what today has for us.

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2017 Advent Calendars – Day 8 – City, Friends & Star Wars

It’s Friday, so hopefully we get some awesome builds to celebrate the end of the week.

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