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  2. Today's random set is 8095 General Grievous' Starfighter, released during 2010. It's one of 30 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 454 pieces and 3 minifigs, and its retail price was US$49.99/£45.99. It's owned by 10,635 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Random part of the day: Lt Cardan Ball

    Today's random part is 19991, 'Lt Cardan Ball', which is a Technic part, category Functional Elements. Our members collectively own a total of 286,640 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Recent reviews

    Here's a list of the reviews that we've published recently: 76407 Harry Potter The Shrieking Shack & Whomping WillowThe new Shrieking Shack and Whomping Willow are excellent, with great minifigures. 21186 Minecraft The Ice CastleA fairly unexciting set with little to entice other than the minifigures. 71768 Ninjago Jay's Golden Dragon MotorbikeThis motorbike looks suitably aerodynamic, but lacks other distinguishing features. 21333 Ideas Vincent van Gogh - The Starry NightUnique within the LEGO portfolio, 21333 The Starry Night looks absolutely stunning! 76408 Harry Potter 12 Grimmauld PlaceDespite an impressive façade and function, 12 Grimmauld Place feels frustratingly small. 31206 Art The Rolling StonesThe iconic (and sizable) Rolling Stones logo in a great display format View more reviews in the news archive » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  6. 4756 Shrieking Shack was released during 2004 and remains surprisingly appealing because the memorable structure has since been overlooked. 76407 The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow has therefore elicited particular interest, among upcoming Harry Potter sets. This structure faithfully presents the dilapidated appearance of the Shrieking Shack, with extensive detail continuing inside. Moreover, several enticing minifigures are provided, alongside the revised Whomping Willow. While this design looks good, I wonder whether focusing exclusively on the Shrieking Shack may be preferable. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: This week's top news articles

    These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks: Article Date Views Likes Comments Review: 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza 10 May 38344 293 120 Review: 10302 Optimus Prime 12 May 33716 271 140 Optimus Prime Revealed! 12 May 24670 158 86 Review: 31206 The Rolling Stones 15 May 17713 113 44 Optimus Prime teased! 11 May 16481 134 117 Review: 31132 Viking Ship and the Midgard Serpent 15 May 16034 205 51 BrickLink Designer Program round three begins soon! 10 May 15311 121 138 Review: 21333 The Starry Night 17 May 14615 239 60 BrickLink Designer Program round three crowdfunding starts now! 17 May 14332 78 185 Review: 76408 12 Grimmauld Place 16 May 13991 157 31 The total number of news article views this week is 237,279, which is 1,166 more than last week. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: LEGO Masters NZ - week 2 exit interview

    LEGO Masters NZ episode three is done! This week's challenge was "Cut In Half", where teams were given half of a recognisable item and had to build the other half while building a story about it. Each week we'll be bringing you an exit interview but to avoid spoilers for those of you watching on catch-up or via some illicit website in other countries we won't reveal their names above the fold. If you're in New Zealand, these episodes can be downloaded from the TVNZ website. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  9. Today's random set is 4746 Mobile Command Center, released during 2004. It's one of 6 Alpha Team sets produced that year. It contains 426 pieces and 5 minifigs, and its retail price was US$50/£39.99. It's owned by 868 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  10. Today's random part is 16477, 'Shell 16X8X5 W. Bow/Circle', which is a System part, category Bricks With Bows And Arches. Our members collectively own a total of 23,264 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: What's hot this week

    These are the sets that have been viewed the most this week: TW LW Set Views 1 4071 Bottles 17394 2 4466 Sign Board 13550 3 7808 Yellow Airplane 11112 4 21333 Vincent van Gogh - The Starry Night 7955 5 6 ↑ 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 4872 6 8073 Manta Warrior 3962 7 7 ↔ 40529 Children's Amusement Park 3650 8 1 ↓ 10302 Optimus Prime 2925 9 17 ↑ 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 2531 10 6934 Good Guy 2354 The total number of set detail pages viewed this week is 1,433,734, which is 101,159 more than last week. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Vintage set of the week: Double Tanker

    This week's vintage set is 644 Double Tanker, released during 1971. It's one of 27 LEGOLAND sets produced that year. It contains 61 pieces. It's owned by 346 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  14. Today's random part is 25061, 'Rail 13X13, 1/4 Circle, W/ 3.2 Shaft', which is a System part, category Transportation Means, Trains. Our members collectively own a total of 260,144 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Review: 21186 The Ice Castle

    Since 2013, LEGO has released nearly 100 Minecraft sets, and nine years on the theme is still going strong, with no fewer than 17 sets either released or due for release this year. I've taken a look at one of the mid-sized sets: 21186 The Ice Castle; the first return to the frozen wastes of Minecraft since 21131 The Ice Spikes in 2017. At just under 500 pieces, it contains two exclusive minfigures, but is there anything else there of interest? Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Random set of the day: Whenua

    Today's random set is 8545 Whenua, released during 2001. It's one of 30 Bionicle sets produced that year. It contains 28 pieces, and its retail price was US$3. It's owned by 1,983 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  17. Today's random part is 19475, 'Pneumatic Cylinder 1X5 No.1', which is a Technic part, category Functional Elements, Others. Our members collectively own a total of 18,369 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  18. Motorbikes are common among NINJAGO sets and could become repetitive, particularly given their consistent scale. Thankfully, the designers continue to develop completely unique models with distinctive features, which reflect differing environments each season. 71768 Jay's Golden Dragon Motorbike includes few such distinguishing features, although its aerodynamic shape is attractive. Hopefully this design reaches the standard of 70762 Cole's Dirt Bike and 71745 Lloyd's Jungle Chopper Bike. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  19. Products in this article were provided by LEGO®; the author's opinions are their own. The LEGO® DOTS bag tag range was launched in 2021 and returned in January 2022 with two sets combining a bag tag with a bracelet. I've taken a closer look at the parts of one of these, 41945 Neon Tiger Bracelet & Bag Tag (AU$22.99/ CA$16.99/ DE€14.99/ FI€16.95/ £12.99/ US$14.99). The set also features some pieces in the new Neon Yellow colour introduced this year. At the end of this article I'll also share a new MOC of mine inspired by these parts. The pieces of 41945 Neon Tiger Bracelet & Bag Tag The weird parts 1x Bracelet, Dots 2 Studs Wide in Dark Purple (6376684 | 66821) - unique to this set 1x Bag Tag Cube in Dark Turquoise (6326662 | 69182) - introduced in 41928 Bag Tag Narwhal 1x Bag Tag Ring in Black (6375231 | 73767) - also appears in 76399 Hogwarts Magical Trunk 1x Tile Remover Key with Diamond and Screwdriver Ends in Medium Azure (6342513 | 78169) - in 10 other sets For in-depth analysis on the bracelet piece checkout Elspeth's article from 2020. The angular key piece was introduced in 2021 and Medium Azure is by far the most common colour for it. The connecting ring can't actually be locked so the main function of the key is to help remove the tiles from the cube. It's not too hard to do so without it though, as the studs don't have great friction - more on that later. The key's shaft is a 3.18 mm bar, and the teeth fit an axle hole.There are no other obvious connections but the piece is interestingly shaped and can be used for detailing. The connector ring was introduced in 2021 but debuts here in Black. The ring is slightly thinner than a 3.18 mm bar, meaning that a clip connection might stay attached if no one nearby breathes. The lock mechanism is easy to open and close; probably too easy, as I can easily imagine it opening on its own while hanging from a bag, risking losing the charm. Fortunately, the hole on the lock fits a bar and seals the lock when closed. I would recommend fastening it with Bar 1L with Tow Ball (22484) and Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Open Stud (85861) if used in motion. This bar connection also makes it possible to use the ring in MOCs. The cube piece was introduced in the first wave of bag charms in 2021. The piece reminds me of the die (64776) used in the board games range from 2010. The dimensions are similar and there's a slight offset between the sides which can be more easily viewed as a gap between attached inverted slopes. For example, when inverted slopes are connected on a Travis brick (4733) the sloped surfaces touch each other. The offset is smaller than half of a plate, which means it's irritatingly out of System. As on the die, the studded part is made of hard ABS whereas the frame is made of a more flexible material. It is notably less rubbery than the die frame (which means it's also less likely to attract dust, which is hard to remove - even with moderate violence). The connecting handle is another obvious difference. Two holes on one side of the hard part stare from the abyss inside. Six 4 x 4 dishes on the sides make a pretty nice sphere; the same trick works with the old dice piece and 3 x 3 dishes. The Printed & Effect PartsN.B. The quantities of the parts noted in this section and the next include extra pieces, as almost all parts have an extra and the set's concept about free design means there is no real difference between normal parts and extra parts. The official inventories will have different quantities, though. All printed pieces are unique to this set. 5x Tile 1 x 1 with Groove with Pineapple Pattern in Dark Purple (6371589 | 82873) 3x Tile, Round 1x1 with Tiger Eye Pattern in White (6371585 | 82855) 2x Tile, Round 1 x 1 Half Circle Extended with Tiger Mouth Pattern in White (6371586 | 82858) 5x Tile, Round 1 x 1 Quarter with Leaves and Berries Pattern in Black (6371594 | 82889) Those extra parts mean that a mutant bag charm with two noses, two mouths and three eyes can be built. I'm not a big fan of this style of cartoon animals, but the mouth pieces could be used for interesting patterns. The pineapple prints on the other hand are fun and the leaf-printed quarter tiles are pretty. 7x Tile 1 x 1 with Groove with Colourful Stripes Pattern in Coral (6371588 | 82872) 7x Tile 1 x 1 with Groove with Colourful Stripes Pattern in Neon Yellow (6371587 | 82868) 11x Tile, Round 1 x 1 in Glitter Trans-Clear (6313555 | 35380) - in 5 other sets The vibrant tiger-printed 1 x 1 tiles are the coolest print in this set though. They scream of the 1980s and my first association is slalom centre, while others might think of Tiger King. Seven pieces of both colours are enough for a pattern in a small MOC. The glittered 1 x 1 round tiles are not exactly printed, but have an aura of exclusivity. I think they would make cool rhinestones on a dress. The other parts As with all Dots sets, 41945 has a selection of many, many small parts. 33x 1 x 1 tile with groove (3070b), none of which are especially rare: 4x in Dark Purple 4x in Dark Turquoise 5x in Bright Light Orange 5x in Bright Green 5x in Medium Lavender 5x in Coral 5x in Dark Azure There are also 120x Tile, Round 1 x 1 Quarter (25269). Of these, the new Neon Yellow one is rare, so far only also appearing in 41943 Gamer Bracelet with Charms and 41950 Lots of DOTS - Lettering. The rest are common. Numerically they make up the bulk of this set. It is nice, because they are always useful in large quantities. 13x in Black 15x in Dark Turquoise 11x in Bright Green 11x in Dark Azure 11x in Bright Light Orange 11x in Medium Lavender 11x in Dark Purple 11x in Coral 13x in Neon Yellow 13x in White And a handful of miscellaneous common parts: 4x Slope, Curved 1 x 1 x 2/3 Double in White (6258135 | 49307) 3x Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3 in Black (4504382 | 54200) 1x Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud with Groove and Bottom Stud Holder (Jumper) in Black (6092585 | 15573) 9x Tile, Round 1 x 1 Half Circle Extended in Black (6256435 | 35399) In the photo above, the colours from left to right are Bright Light Orange, Yellow, Bright Light Yellow, Neon Yellow and Lime. Out of these, the Neon Yellow quarter round tiles are the most interesting. They look like Trans-Neon Green turned opaque and the hue seems to be the sister colour of Coral (which is reflected in the official TLG names of these colours, Vibrant Yellow and Vibrant Coral). There is a slight green tint to it, similar to its transparent equivalent. The colour stands out and seems ideal for sports equipment on characters. Eero Okkonen's bag tag cube MOC - Moon Fog Oracle The seed part of this MOC is obviously the one with the most connections - the bag tag cube (6326662 | 69182) - which represents an obi sash, used in traditional Japanese clothing. It is angled at 45 degrees so that the edge makes a nice central axis with the 2 x 4 double curved slopes under it. As in the set, I decorated the bag tag with the 1x1 quarter tiles, throwing in a couple of star pieces for astronomical effect. The handle is in the back, flanked by the bow made of two Dark Turquoise tipper end pieces (30022). However, using this piece proved painful. The friction of the studs just isn't very strong and I think that might be for a reason: removing the 1x1 tiles is not easy. Different parts have different amounts of friction overall - for example the antistud of a 1 x 1 plate has better grip than a 1 x 2 tile. Unfortunately, this makes the bag tag cube a rather bad centrepiece for a build. Both the upper and lower torsos are connected to the cube with four studs, but this didn't stop them from falling off from time to time. A pin or an axle hole going through the piece would have solved this, but it probably would have made the geometry of the part more complex, raising the price. The collar is built with the fancy tiger-printed Neon Yellow tiles (6371587 | 82868); the front of the upper torso is again angled 45 degrees for the effect. I quite like the effect of these pieces. If this set had included 12 more I would have continued this trimming onto the lower torso, but I had to do with 7. I did not use the other prints as I wanted to keep the colour scheme simple - and retain Dark Purple for the hair. After some pondering, the bracelet ended up becoming hair. Hair in general is a good testing ground for exciting new pieces - and even though the bracelets are not new any more, I had never used one before in a finished MOC. The piece has some hair-like qualities - it's long and thin and flexible - but the studs posed some problems. Hair is rarely studded. My solution was to give it patterns with Dark Purple tiles and add some hair ornament. It's not perfect, but I reached my goal. I dig the bow though, calling back to the tipper end bow of the obi. Conclusion With a price of AU$22.99/ CA$16.99/ DE€14.99/ FI€16.95/ £12.99/ US$14.99 and 188 pieces (plus extras) 41945 Neon Tiger Bracelet & Bag Tag has a pretty good value. The pieces are strongly divided into small, cheap ones and bigger, weirder key parts. While I don't really like the cartoon animal designs in the bag tag range, the exclusive prints have good MOC potential. And naturally, one who wants a bag tag can tile the cube with whatever Classic Space tiles one pleases; I just recommend building a safe lock system on the connector ring. The bag tag cube's lack of friction made it harder than expected to use in a MOC. I don't expect it to become a bread-and-butter SNOT part, but weird part fans will surely find an obscure use or two for it. Other than that, the strap is cool, the key and ring parts are interesting and the 1 x 1 and quarter-circle tiles are always useful en masse. However, these are available with better value in 41935 Lots of DOTS and 41950 Lots of DOTS - Lettering. The latter one also has plenty of Neon Yellow parts, though naturally not the cool prints available only in this set. Editor: Chris Baginski READ MORE: Áron Gerencsér examines the history and uses of LEGO® cloth pieces Help New Elementary keep publishing articles like this. Become a Patron! Massive thanks go to our 'Vibrant Coral' patrons: Chuck Hagenbuch, Joe Fontana, Elspeth De Montes, Megan Lum, Markus Rollbühler, Mevits Bricks, Baixo LMmodels, Andy Price, Anthony Wright, London AFOLs, Gerald Lasser, Big B Bricks, Dave Schefcik, David and Breda Fennell, Huw Millington, Antonio Serra, Beyond the Brick, Sue Ann Barber & Trevor Clark, and Kevin Gascoigne. Vale Iain Adams, a great supporter of New Elementary. LEGO® Shop at Home USA: Save up to 30%. See what's on sale! UK: Free delivery when you spend £50 or more at LEGO! Australia: Discover the latest promotions and offers on LEGO.com All text and images are © New Elementary unless otherwise attributed. View the full article
  20. If you own any of the Control+ Technic models released during the last few years you've probably found it a nuisance having to keep changing the batteries, which in most instances requires the hub to be removed from the model. To solve the problem a rechargeable battery pack is needed, one which can be charged in-situ, and arguably LEGO should produce one itself. That is unlikely to happen, however, so a couple of engineers and LEGO fans have come up with their own solution and have launched a project on Kickstarter: Phondly EnBo PU battery pack for LEGO Control+ HUB. Early pledgers can secure a lithium-ion battery pack that directly replaces the battery holder of the Control+ hub -- both the tabbed and screw versions -- and can be charged via a USB-C port on the bottom, for €60. Head on over to Kickstarter to find out more and to pledge. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    Phondly - презареждаема батерия за Technic Control+ Hub

    Скоро в KickStarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phondly/enbo-pu
  22. Today's random set is 7662 Trade Federation MTT, released during 2007. It's one of 17 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 1330 pieces and 21 minifigs, and its retail price was US$99.99/£78.29. It's owned by 6,794 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  23. Today's random part is 91501, 'Corner Wall Element 2X2', which is a System part, category Frames, Windows, Walls And Doors. Our members collectively own a total of 252,570 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    BuWizz Camp 2021 - postponed

    Здравейте, споделям с вас, че събитието е обявено за 2022:
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    [RSS]: Vote for an upcoming LEGO Ideas set!

    Countless interesting LEGO Ideas creations have achieved 10,000 supporters, although not all can actually be produced. Fortunately, one previously rejected set will soon receive a second chance for production and you can vote for your favourite on the LEGO Ideas website, from among three possibilities. View the options after the break... Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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    [RSS]: Random set of the day: Cargo Carrier

    Today's random set is 4030 Cargo Carrier, released during 1987. It's one of 3 Boats sets produced that year. It contains 323 pieces and 3 minifigs, and its retail price was US$44. It's owned by 1,283 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay. Continue reading » © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
  27. Today's random part is 68964, 'Creature W/ Function, Lower Part, No. 8', which is a System part, category Electric Parts. Our members collectively own a total of 2,355 of them. If you'd like to buy some you should find them for sale at BrickLink. © 2022 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. View the full article
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