New Design: DON’T PANIC PLEASE STAND BY Funny LEGO Brick Minifigure Toy T-Shirt

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that will be available under our existing pricing model for the next week!  As we introduce new designs, we’re rewarding our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a funny black and white television test pattern with a drawing of a minifigure head, with a very worried silly face, in the center of the warning symbol. Our new design is reminiscent of the classic retro indian head test-pattern used on black and white televisions up until the 1970s.

This LEGO Minifigure Head test pattern t-shirt is available for the low price of $12.13 for the next 7 days only!

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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New Set Announcement: Volkswagen VW Beetle Press Release (#10252 )

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Another exciting set announcement from The LEGO Group today!  This time it is for their next Creator Vehicle design.  

 

10252 Volkswagen Beetle

 

This new set features a Volkswagen Beetle, accessorized for a day at the beach!  The VW Beetle is the next entry in The Lego Groups lineup of iconic creator vehicles.  Previous entries in this lineup include last years hot red LEGO ferrari, or 2014’s LEGO Mini Cooper.

 

10252 Volkswagen Beetle

 

We are most excited about this set first for its value.  The set will retail at $99.99, which is a great price point for the part count of this set.  Secondarily, look at all of that gorgeous azure blue!

 

Press Release Copy:
10252 Volkswagen Beetle
Ages 16+. 1,167 pieces.
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Head for the beach with the VW Beetle!

Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO® Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-colored, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.
• 1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
• Use the included stickers to choose 1 of 4 license plates.
• Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
• Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
• Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
• Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
• Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
• Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
• VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 11” (15cm) high, 10” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 
LEGO VW Beetle

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New Design: LEGO Brick Jolly Roger Pirate FLAG in Red

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that will be available under our new pricing model for the next week!  As we introduce new designs, we’re rewarding our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a red brick built pirate jolly roger symbol, AKA the classic pirate skull and cross bones.  The t-shirt is available in adult and youth sizes, and makes a great summertime beach shirt.

This brick built LEGO pirate shirt is available for the low price of $12.13 for 1 week only!

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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New Design: LEGO Brick Bounty Sailing T-Shirt

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design as well as a new pricing model.  As we introduce new designs, we’d like to reward our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a micro scale brick bounty pirate ship on a blue studded ocean.  The t-shirt is available in two formats.  The first features black text for lighter t-shirt colors, while the second features white text, for darker t-shirt styles.

 

The shirt features a small brick built galleon with red and white sails, and a yellow brick captains quarters.  Visible on the sides are two cannons.  

This tiny LEGO ship of the line is built using just 115 bricks.  We hope to publish instructions for you to build one your self soon.  For now, you’ll have to take this LEGO Brick Bounty out on the high seas in t-shirt form.

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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Custom Built T-Rex Lamp, with Jurassic World Park Gate

Custom Built T-Rex Lamp, with Jurassic World Park Gate
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Here is a fun project we just completed for a young fellow who is moving into a new home in June.  His mother contacted us to inquire if we could make him something special for his new bedroom, perhaps in a dinosaur theme.  We proposed building a lamp in a Jurassic World theme, and she loved the idea!  You can see the finished project below.

 

This lamp features a custom ‘Jurassic World’ sticker, green LEGO plants / foliage, a functioning brown gate, and a T-Rex, naturally.  We used the T-Rex from set #75918, the T-Rex Tracker set.

 

What do you think?  Will it be a hit with this young LEGO fan?  We certainly hope so!

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
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July 2016 LEGO Brand Store Catalog has Been Published Online…

July 2016 LEGO Brand Store Catalog has Been Published Online…
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The store calendar for July, 2016 has turned up online, and we’ve got a copy to share with you all.  Highlights include a few freebies that will be made available for purchases of $35 or more, and $50 or more.

 

First, for purchases totaling $35 or more, is a LEGO City Volcano Jackhammer set. An obvious tie in to the soon to be released LEGO City Volcano Rescue sets.

Free LEGO Volcano Jackhammer set
Free LEGO Volcano Jackhammer set

 

The second is reserved for VIPs that make purchases of $50 or more, and is reminiscent of last years classic Pirate themed freebie.  This year it is a castle themed throwback!

LEGO Store Free Exclusive Classic Knights Set 2016
LEGO Store Free Exclusive Classic Knights Set 2016

 

You can see the calendar in its entirety below.  Enjoy, LEGO Friends!

 

The LEGO Store July 2016 Calendar page 1
The LEGO Store July 2016 Calendar page 1

 

 

The LEGO Store July 2016 Calendar page 2
The LEGO Store July 2016 Calendar page 2
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New Set Revealed – 10253 Big Ben

New Set Revealed – 10253 Big Ben
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The Tower Bridge has some company, thanks to this newly announced LEGO set!  The highlights:

 

  • Special elements include 4 printed clock faces.
  • Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building’s location.
  • Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements.
  • Big Ben measures over 23” (60cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
LEGO 10253 Big Ben
LEGO 10253 Big Ben

It’s gonna be YUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!  You can’t get it until July 1, though…  The set will retail exclusively through shop.lego.com for $249.99.

LEGO 10253 Big Ben Reverse
LEGO 10253 Big Ben Reverse

 

Some close up images are included below.

 

10253 LEGO Big Ben Roof Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Roof Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Clock Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Clock Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Internal Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Internal Detail

 

Check out the new metallic gold flowers on the bell tower roof!

 

10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Detail
10253 LEGO Big Ben Bell Tower Detail

 

This set looks amazing, and frankly has me seeking out a Tower Bridge set in anticipation.

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2016 LEGO Colour Palette – New Dark Red confirmed?

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Hi LEGO Friends!

 

Just a quick post today, a confirmation of sorts.  A conversation topic that comes up a lot during our LEGO User Group Meetings is color variety within LEGO parts and pieces.  Specifically, color tone differences from one brick to the next, likely due to variations in the plastic mix used during the manufacturing process.  Think of this as you would the subtle difference between one can of paint to the next, and how the hardware store always suggests mixing the cans at home.

 

Our favorite color is DARK RED, and this is one color that is most often found to be guilty of this color variation from one brick to the next…  In fact, we’ve often complained that the color doesn’t even come close to matching itself from one set to th enext, especially from year to year.  For example, look at the dark red brick featured in the Knights Kingdom line:

 

Knights Kingdom 8800
Knights Kingdom 8800

 

And now compare that to the dark red featured in last years pirates line up:

 

LEGO 70410 Soldiers Outpost
LEGO 70410 Soldiers Outpost

 

 

The newer dark red is muted, much less bright, and even leads towards brown.  A subtle difference in these pictures that is much more apparent when held side by side in person.

 

Fortunately, the LEGO Group periodically publishes their colour palette, and we just received a copy from the LEGO Ambassador Network.

 

On the 2016 color chart, Dark Red is now referred to as NEW DARK Red:

2016 LEGO Colour Palette
2016 LEGO Colour Palette

 

On the previously available 2013 LEGO Color Palette, it has the same color ID, but is referred to as simply DARK Red:

2013 LEGO Colour Palette
2013 LEGO Colour Palette

 

Interestingly, this color has been referred to as NEW Dark Red since at least 2011 on the pick a brick section of LEGO’s parts and pieces website.

 

The Knights Kingdom set we use for comparison was released in 2004, so the formulation change followed that production year at some point, but the color ID of 154 was never changed.  Perhaps this color has always had variation problems and was reformulated, but not to a degree where a new color id would be mandated by the LEGO group?  

 

 

But, considering this is the same company whose naming convention for Tan and Dark tan is Brick Yellow and Sand Yellow, maybe we shouldn’t get so worked up over the names on the chart!

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New AFOL Lego T-Shirt Designs

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I’ve been back in the t-shirt shop for a few weeks now, and I think I have some winners for you…  In this post, I’d like to share with you some new AFOL Lego t-shirts.

 

But first, what’s an AFOL anyhow?!?

 

Well, I’m an AFOL!  AFOL stands for ‘Adult Fan of LEGO’…  So, chances are – you might be an AFOL too!

 

The new design we launched this week features the text ‘AFOL’ in the classic styling of the LEGO logo. 

Each design is stylishly distressed and weathered, and available in a variety of colors for men and women!

 

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New Classic Space LEGO T-Shirt Designs

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We spent some time learning a new trick in our image editing software suite and went a little overboard with it…  What does this mean for you?  Distressed / Weathered LEGO T-Shirts!

Distress All of the Things!

 

We started with our existing lineup of classic LEGO space themed shirts. Classic space encapsulates the LEGO Space sets released prior to 1987, Blacktron and Futuron.  Our shirts feature the related theme M-Tron theme as well.

For the M-Tron and Blacktron t-shirts, we made a digital mosaic to create the logo, digitized it, and then ran it through our distresser.  Here is how they came out…

 

Distressed/Weathered Space M:Tron Brick Built LEGO MTRON Logo t-shirt:

Blacktron Future Generation Brick T-Shirt for LEGO Fans:

 

A complete listing of all of our LEGO Themed T-Shirt Designs is included below.  Check them out!

 

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