Tag Archives: build

The latest in the LEGO 18+ range has our wallet feeling weary – but so what?

Here it is, the first-ever brick built Grand Piano from LEGO. Fresh out of the LEGO Ideas operation this set is the latest aimed at the “adults” with £319.99 spare cash and 3,662 pieces of spare time. It is an intricate build and at over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) …

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Medieval looking music machine is an utter joy

  We’ve built kit from Smartivity before, a kaleidoscope in fact, was a joy to create and is still a pick-up-and-play after all these weeks.  We harped on about the easy to read instructions and the added value of an information sheet to further enhance their playset last time so, …

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Studio creator – a fully analogue version

Most of the tech “giants” have a Studio Creator tool yet none of them are as remotely interesting as this one by the name of Kevin’s Studio. Now, we’ve been enjoying the raft of releases of late from LEGO (Creator and Technic builds) and have enjoyed, during lockdown, building and …

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Feeling spendy? These new LEGO art sets are quite brilliant.

These LEGO sets have just been announced and they do really look rather good. Offering up another strand in the adult portfolio for LEGO they use blank canvases (aka base plates) for you to create your own works of art. Each LEGO Art set comes with a bespoke soundtrack that’ll …

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Build your own kits are frankly brilliant

Grab yourself some slot together glue-free fun from these folks at Paper engine who brought all their engineering skills together and created this pari of products. First up is their Telescope, it a refractor type image exploder, 29 pieces slot together to bring you a 17cm long 16x image enhancer …

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LEGO launches new way to play with AR infused Hidden Side

The idea behind this augmented reality-enhanced LEGO play is to turn a haunted world back to normal, one ghost at a time. The Danish outfit are being very vocal about this being the first AR play to fully and seamlessly integrate augmented reality with physical construction leading to interactive play. …

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Heads, shoulders (no knees or toes) – The LEGO Minifigure turns 40

It is the big FOUR-O for LEGO’s iconic minifigure, and so, to celebrate a milestone birthday of this global icon we look back with our fully 360 degree rotating heads at its older relatives… No matter how much I want the evolution of the minifigure to follow the popular depiction, the …

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LEGO anniversary celebrations spreads to Hamleys

Hamleys Regent Street

In the year that the Danish brick builder celebrates six decades of the modular masterpiece they’ve given one of our top London LEGO spots a makeover. Their own flagship spot in Leicester Square is certainly worth a visit with its oversize builds but the Hamley’s experience is, well, more intimate …

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Construction experience – applications open

Created by a bunch of pretty smart designers the XYZ tile concept is really rather a clever one. From their starter set, with 50 tiles inside, highly durable, easy to connect, super-strong and offering limitless play potential. Each edge has a unique pattern numbered 1-4, same numbers won’t slot together …

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