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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being as good of qua...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/31 to 9/6

Normally we see the top hobby sales go to Bandai, mainly dominated by Gunpla. Not this week. This time around it's Good Smile Company (with an assist from Phat!) dominating. Bandai is still taking over the overall ranking, but it always fee...

 
 
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Minifigures.com brings the laughs with new Mr. Bean figure

Our friends at Minifigures.com have done it again as they bring you their newest offering in Mr. Bean. Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Rowan Adkinson's classic bumbling fool, Mr. Bean comes with 360-degree paint job as well as a re...

 
 
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Fundraiser aims to bring Spaceballs to LEGO

A member of the LEGO Ideas website named NvdK has been raising funds for over a year now to try and bring part of the classic Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs to your shelves by designing two LEGO vehicles sets from the movie.  The first se...

 
 
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Boldly go where Lego minifigures have not gone before

The crew over at Minifigures.com have announced their newest offering of famous faces in mini figure form with four of the crew members of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek's main players Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Sulu are now part of the s...

 
 
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See what happens when Lego meets fine art photography

Toy photography is totally my scene. Sometimes, people take it to another level and I just can't help but to get excited. There are quite a few folks whose work with Nendoroids and scale figures crosses the line into art. But how about Lego...

 
 
 
 
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Lego S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier images crash onto the scene

After months of rumors, Lego has finally shown the world its Marvel Super Heroes Helicarrier. Though, I have to say I'm on the disappointed side. It certainly looks big, and at nearly 3000 pieces is a hefty set; but including the newly desi...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: Minifigures.com Freddie Mercury

A few weeks ago I was able to do a story on Minifigures, an England-based website where you could buy celebrity LEGO figures. I was happy to see that Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was one of the figures you could buy. I became a fan of Que...

 
 
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Lego Scooby Doo sets revealed: Velma off the case

London Toy Fair is known for being a place to announce new Lego sets, and not showing a single one of them. Luckily, there are people (and major corporations) to do that work for us. Scooby Doo is the new licensed theme for 2015, and we hav...

 
 
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Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina

Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece, to show off L...

 
 
 
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Lego Nutella art piece is too sweet

Admit it: when you have a Nutella jar accessible in your kitchen pantry, you eat it all through one sitting with the same spoon. Or is that just me? Guilty pleasure aside, Lego artist Brucewaynelego created this recent art piece entitl...

 
 
 
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Tomopop Review: Brick Label Masterbrick MB-01 Metalhide

The great thing about LEGO bricks is that they can be used to build as simple or complex as you want. They're a lot like clay in that sense. Sure, anyone can make a simple LEGO box, or clay flower pot, but in the hands of someone with true ...

 
 
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Lego Jurassic World sets might be coming in the near future

Chris Pratt does a pretty good job of bringing joy to people's faces, whether it's rapping Eminem's part from "Forgot About Dre," his on-screen roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie and Parks and Recreation, or apparent...

 
 
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LEGO reigns as number one toy maker on the planet in sales

Can you believe it? LEGO started 2013 as the number three toy maker in the world before easily overtaking Hasbro's number two spot by the middle of the year. And then a year later LEGO did what seemed impossible and knocked Mattel off the t...

 
 
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SDCC 2014: LEGO

Let our continued San Diego Comic Con coverage slide into your eye-holes and seep your brains in toy-filled goodness. Next up is the LEGO booth, filled with enough bricks to keep a city entertained. And keep a city entertained they did, as ...

 
 
 
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Lego Minecraft meets The End

The End is coming ... in June. Yep, the newest Lego Minecraft micro-world is on the way next month, featuring the realm of the Endermen, along with three Endermen and the Ender Dragon. You'll also get an exit portal (with the dragon egg on ...

 
 
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Spend some time with your LEGO and make The Simpsons

Do you have some extra LEGO pieces just lying around in a bin? Great. Now you can eat up some time during your day and make all five members of The Simpsons's household! Bricksmith extraordinaire Nightly News at Nine takes roughly 27 minut...

 
 
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BrickCon invades BrickCon... what?

In a stunning turn of events, BrickCon has announced plans to invade itself. More specifically, BrickCon's theme this year will be "Invasion". The convention will feature brick-on-brick violence as different themed sections of the Legoverse...

 
 
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LEGO artist recreates The Homer from The Simpsons

The LEGO world just seems more interesting now that we have The Simpsons in it. We have a replica of the iconic house and we have a good amount of figures from the show as well. With these out on the market, fans can now make lots of creat...

 
 
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C-3PO wields a giant gun in new LEGO Star Wars special

I'd hazard a guess and say LEGO Star Wars may be responsible for the resurgence of the building block toys that we all love. The games were good, simple fun that could be shared with the younglings, which eventually lead to more games and ...

 
 
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Simpsons has a Lego episode, gets a lot of attention

2014 might be the year of the collector. First we had a G.I. Joe-themed episode of Community and now we're getting a Lego episode of The Simpsons (trailer here). Of course, because it's The Simpsons (and not the iffier, less popular Communi...

 
 
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Get some wisdom with this LEGO Rafiki

Everybody loves Disney's The Lion King. If they don't, they may be invaders from another planet and/or the Thing. Be careful. While you're being careful, you should check out this custom LEGO Rafiki. Created by Vlad Lisin, the brickified ma...

 
 
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Life size LEGO Hatsune Miku is a brick house

Once again a LEGO builder does something cool and unexpected with the little blocks. This time it's Japanese builder ChaosBrick that impresses with a life size replica of Hatsune Miku made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Rather than start...

 
 
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TMNT, Guardians of the Galaxy get official LEGO sets

Whatever your stance may be on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's hard to look at these upcoming LEGO sets and not crack a smile. There are three sets here, covering one playset and two vehicles. I'm particularly digging that T...

 
 
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LEGO shows preview of their Simpsons minifigure series

After seeing LEGO’s version of The Simpsons’ house, I was excited to see what else would come out in this line. Now we have a look at their latest Simpsons minifigure series. Posted on their Facebook, there are 16 classic chara...

 
 
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Fan recreates dozen of awesome bands using LEGO minifigures

Lately the LEGO creations I’ve been seeing have really been amazing me. My favorite this week comes from Adly Syairi Ramly who has been taking LEGO figures and turning them into iconic musical groups. His recreations are really good ...

 
 
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Tomopop LinkUP: Ready. Set. LEGO!

LEGO toys are one of those things that I think most boys and probably a lot of girls can associate with. Raise your hand if you've ever tried to dig a LEGO brick out of your mom's vacuum or know the pain of stepping on a block. Or maybe you...

 
 
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Stuff this Simpsons LEGO video into your eye-holes

Here's a video to brighten up that dreary day. Fans of The Simpsons are familiar with the iconic opening of the show, where the name of the program appears in the sky, followed by the ridiculous antics of the inhabitants of Springfield and...

 
 
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Kill la Kill gets re-created in LEGO form

Japanese LEGO creator MoKo is clearly a big Kill la Kill fan, as he's been busy trying to recreate Trigger's breakout anime hit in his medium of choice, and the results are impressive to say the least. Among his creations are customer ...

 
 
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Disney wishes they made this LEGO display

If you are going to be in Raleigh, North Carolina for the second half of March, I would encourage you to stop be the city's LEGO store. Gregory Coquelz, also known as Yatkuu, will have his Disney Princess Parade, a magical LEGO diorama on d...

 
 
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Custom Delights: Lego Junkie creates cool Portal 2 bookends

Even though Portal 2 came out in 2011, I only just recently played and finished the game. So I’m late in gushing over how amazing I think that game was. Thankfully, fans aren’t done showing how much they loved that game either....

 
 
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Ellen's Oscar selfie turned into LEGO

This year's Academy Awards gave the internet some pretty amusing memes. I mean, there was a John Travolta name generator out mere hours after his on-stage verbal disaster. The one that I've seen the most has to be Ellen's selfie that she sh...

 
 
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Custom LEGO Jaegers and Kaiju are glorious

Several months ago, Emily posted a LEGO Gypsy Danger designed by Mako. It was glorious and I rejoiced. I prayed to the robo-heavens for more. More Jaegers, more Kaiju, more anything Pacific Rim-related. It seems those wishes were granted, a...

 
 
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LEGO mini figs star in Oscar nominee movie posters

You'll never be able to run out and buy a LEGO set for movies like Her or 12 Years a Slave, but thanks to artist Old Red Jalopy you can get an idea of what such a thing might look like. Movie posters for the nine Oscar Best Picture cat...

 
 
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Guy crafts massive scale train station with LEGO

When we post LEGO customs, we usually focus on smaller scaled builds. However, every so often we see somebody who gets really ambitious. Somebody like Chris Campbell. This bricksmith has recreated, to scale, the 17-floor Buffalo Central Ter...

 
 




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Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

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