Celebrate 20 Years of LEGO® Star Wars™ With The World’s Largest LEGO Star Wars Unboxing!

Fans are invited to kick-off celebrations for May the 4th Be With You Day 2019 at Westfield Chatswood

If you are in Sydney this year, you have the chance to be involved in a very special event over Star Wars Weekend: May 4th-5th. LEGO Star Wars Creative Director Jens Kronvold Frederikson, and Australia’s LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught will be at Westfield Chatwood to run a massive LEGO Star Wars Unboxing and Build!

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Harry Potter 2019 Sets Announced

Last year, we were delighted to see a series of LEGO Sets related to the first two Harry Potter novels, with sets that were able to join together. It should come as no surprise that this year we are seeing some more sets, now from books 3 and 4. These new sets will new available from June 1st. With some imagination, you might be able to guess what next year’s sets might relate to…

I particularly love the Stag Patronis: Transparent glittery light blue! Otherwise, we will see a great range of sets, relating to scenarios we have not seen rendered in LEGO Form for many years.

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LEGO Masters Australia: Premieres TONIGHT 28th April 1900 AEST

The Cast/Contestants of LEGO Masters Australia – Image: Channel 9

For Australian AFOLs, unless you have been diligently avoiding using the word ‘LEGO’ during your interactions with the internet, the Social Media Algorithmic robots have undoubtedly been been serving up advertisements for LEGO Masters Australia. The first episode goes to air tonight on Channel 9 and their streaming service, 9Now. Sorry about any geolocked aspects in the rest of the world. I’m sure if you are passionate about such things, Life Will Find A Way!

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Some Marvel-lous SNOTwork [Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack 76127]

Avengers: Endgame is upon us. But before seeing it, I thought I should have a look at Captain Marvel, the second last film in this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I saw the film a month or so ago, and was excited to build the set, featuring several of the main characters and a quadjet [Think of it as the precursor to the quinjets we subsequently see in the Avengers films].

I’m not going to focus on this set in a traditional review, but rather look at the techniques that the designers have used to get LEGO studs pointing in directions other than up. We often refer to this style of building as SNOT (Studs not on top).

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LEGO® Braille Bricks Under Development

Yesterday, the LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group announced that they are underway with a pilot program to develop LEGO® Bricks designed to help teach visually impaired children the Braille Alphabet.

Developed in the 1820s by Louis Braille, the Braille alphabet translates the Latin Alphabet into an arrangement of raised dots. With these being arranged in a 2×3 array, this makes them ideal for translating into the surface of LEGO Bricks, with a printed translation of the dot arrangement to aid the sighted who are working with those using these bricks.

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