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Series seeks masters of the brick in new LEGO based show

TV formats looking for the best cooks, ballroom dancers, roboteers and even sewing supremos have done the rounds and now we’ve one seeking the very best block builders – LEGO Masters. This four, one –hour long episode series will pit teams against each other to eventually crown them king of …

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Drone racing now available to the masses

Anyone following the last decade’s rise of flying toys has probably crashed and smashed their share of them. But fear not.  This year Air Hogs have teamed up with the DR1 Drone Racing League (a sport attracting major TV partnership and sponsorships) to bring us this DR1 FPV Race Drone, …

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Pack the pigs

Derived from the rather dull dice game called Pig these now asymmetrical objects offer much more comedic value, a very decent quick pick-up-and-play game and zero educational value – That is a summer holiday winner my pork loving, game-playing people. The standard travel set, pigs, scoring paper, pencils and sturdy carry-case …

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Brilliance of board games celebrated with a trio of awards

Heads are likely pounding today post the celebrations at the HQ of Pegasus Spiel were awarded the most prestigious “Spiel des Jahres 2017- Game of the year that is, quite an achievement, huge congratulations. The game of Kingdomino takes the classic elements of dominoes, puts beautiful countryside themed art onto …

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Pick a face – Its emoji day

It is World Emoji Day today dontcha know? There is an award ceremony too called the 2017 World Emoji Awards so go cast your vote and help determine the winner of Best New Emoji, Most Anticipated Emoji, or new Lifetime Achievement Award.Winners announced live from the New York Stock Exchange VOTE HERE Love …

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Board gaming boosted – Beasts of Balance adds battle mode

We’ve been playing Beasts of Balance for a few months, it is highly remiss of us not to have shared our gameplay experience with you. Today we have been soundly reminded of our forgetfulness as news arrived that an expansion pack is on the way. So, Beasts of Balance, it is …

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Spiderman Homecoming has the web-slinger with a rotor spinning sidekick

The Wall crawlers new film is getting all manner of praise from the pundits, just out today in the UK, am trusting their opinions and upgrading my seating. There’s a handful of Spiderman based toys out there that are new ahead of this latest instalment and a stack load of …

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Ting-Ting – all-aboard the LEGO London bus

Adding to the motoring inspired segment of the Creator expert line, possibly usurping the T1 VW Campervan from top spot is the iconic old-school London bus. Up front the signage indicates it’s final destination is Brickston, one of my shelves is the last stop that at least one of these …

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Mario-themed Monopoly Gamer has boss battles, is this THE Nintendo release of the year

There are far too many branded variations for us to share a specific number, the amount of times Hasbro has made minor re-tweaks to the property trading game is also many. The last few years have seen them simply try and reignite the game in the nations psyche with various …

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Arckit – fiddly at first but then your digits get all deft at it

  Always an active sector the construction toy category may well be dominated by a certain Danish brick with a plethora of “me too” toys plus all those trying to tap into the LEGO stud landscape with all manner of accessories. Could an upstart, sorry start-up, be bold enough to …

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