Monthly Archives: June 2021

First ever LEGO CON takes off with great success

Verbatim, well it is Sunday….. LEGO fans everywhere were treated with tons of exciting and awe-inspiring moments at LEGO® CON 2021. From thrilling building challenges and official set reveals, to exclusive behind-the-scenes access to LEGO Designers and special guests, there was something for everyone during the two-hour livestream! Emma Perkins, …

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Keep a tally of your keepy-uppy’s

Counts your Keepy-Uppy score to 100, lights up each time and speaks your score. Stick in the supplied bung and it’s just a regular football so you can practice without the electronic voice humiliation in your early practice sessions. Yours for £20 at MENKIND     

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LEGO making gains toward their green ambitions

The Danish brick builder have made a breakthrough on their journey to move away from oil-based plastics. A prototype has been unveiled of a brick made from recycled bottles. The goal set by LEGO is to eliminate all oil-based plastics from the 75 billion pieces it produces by 2030, but …

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On yer’ bike

Was the Chopper the very best bike ever? Ok, so the Grifter gave it a run for it’s money with the twist-grip-gear-change, the Striker perhaps with its pedal back brakes was good at leaving rubber skids on the road,  but, anyone with a Chopper could give, with some practice, at …

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SteamPunk building kits incoming

Hornby has amongst its various companies one by the name of Basset-Lowke, a company with a long-established history in creating detailed kit for hobby train enthusiasts. Last year they launched a range of SteamPunk trains and carriages as they moved to specialise and this year bring us a new range …

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Dunder Mifflin merch anyone?

Fans of the Office rejoice. No need to celebrate your (likely) favourite comedy import from over the pond with a poxy T-Shirt or questionable construction set, oh no, thank the Firebox for this Jello stapler. Yes, in a recreation of one of the best office pranks we know (plastering someones …

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Get back on track with these Scalextric rides

    As a group Hornby lifted themselves into a profit last year for the first time in almost a decade. People buying up train sets and Airfix kits to keep themselves sane, Scalextric tracks being dusted down and inspiring people to buy new track to extend their current figure …

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Outdoor Toy Awards 2021 – the winners (and some notable mentions)

After a few interesting logistical challenges and plenty of jumping, running, bouncing,blasting and such we can announce (finally) the winners of this years Outdoor Toy Awards. Thanks to DC Thompson magazines, Jaadin the Kid, What the Red Head Said, Dadvengers, Martin Roberts, Kidzcoolit and Fun Kids for their media support..Here …

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LEGO shows off its buildable Adidas Superstar sneaker

Continuing their collaboration with Adidas it is now the turn of the brickmaker to create a display version paying homage to their Superstar shoe. It is 27 inches when completed and measures up at a size 7.5 but there’s no room for a foot inside. Definitely worthy of its shelf …

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Have a blast with the lights off

This here new ProjeX is a projecting arcade gaming system, needs no screens just a blank wall. Select one of the interchangeable slides to choose your target, there’s ducks, UFO’s or targets -each with their own sound effects. A handful of different ways to play along with three skill levels, …

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