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Vroom for this in your LEGO showroom?

Lambo lovers rejoice, you can now buy yourself a brick-based unit and create your own much-too-loud engine/exhaust sounds with this eagerly awaited LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, this 1:8 scale of the limited-edition Italian super sports car,  first shown off in September last year they’re only making 37 of …

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Crayola brings us 40 skin tones with “Colours of the world” campaign

Since 1885 Crayola have been involved in the colour business, until 1900 it was al about industrial pigments and such and now, fast-forward to today, they’ve announced this impressive new line. The “Colours of the World” range features hues to represent over 40 global skin tones that “authentically reflect the …

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Spiel Des Jahres – Recommendations and Nominations in full

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Azul, Camel Up and a bunch of others in our stash, this years line-up for the three awards, the biggie “Game of the Year” and the other two “Kids game of the year” and the “Expert game of the year” have been announced. …

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Spooky new set from LEGO

Aimed directly at AFOL’s this new set weighs in at 3,231 pieces and will lighten you by £209.99. Modelled on Manor Von Barron, the spooky home of one of the world’s greatest villains – Samuel Von Barron, the new LEGO® Haunted House model is full to the brim with spine-tingling …

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Legoland Windsor launches lockdown sets

The theme park may be closed for a while yet but the team at LEGO have launched five sets based on the park, usually these would be reserved for those at the resort to buy at the on-site shop but these are going straight online. The LEGOLAND Park set (£129.99) the …

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Unlock! games: Helping survive the lockdown

  What’s the best way to cope with a lockdown? Well, actually, there are multiple options – but the best way in my opinion is with puzzles, codes and challenges. However, without being able to go outside it’s time to turn to the other big contender in the escape room …

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Jigsaws – enjoying a resurgence

Quite possibly the ideal antidote for lockdown languor, lots of folks we know are stocking up on 1,000 piece interlocking analogue entertainment systems. That’d pretty much be our upper limit piece wise and we’d likely go for an image that had distinct areas of colour so it didn’t mangle with …

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We’re all playing more now – indoors and out

Number crunchers a Global information outfit The NPD Group have been looking at the board game and toy playing habits of Brits and our European neighbours during lockdown confinement. According to their latest consumer research, 31% said they had played with games and toys more since the start of lockdown. …

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Play your cards right with these new Top Trump packs

Lauding and applauding key and essential workers from doctors and nurses to less high-profile professions such as pest controllers, midwives and sea merchants even politicians, who are depicted on the Top Trumps card by Boris Johnson we’ll forgive and there’s a nod to journalists too. One of the four scoring …

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Harry Potter LEGO sets about to arrive

Spanning the adventures from across all eight Harry Potter films, these new sets will go on sale from 1st June and are available to pre-order from 30th April from LEGO.com – We have : LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Room of Requirement – Slide the panel to reveal the hidden entrance to the Room …

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