Announcing: LEGO House Live Tours

Regular readers of the Rambling Brick know full well that I am interested in the history of there LEGO Group, and of the bricks we build with. Therefore, you can only imagine how excited I was to hear about a new initiative from the LEGO House: Live, Online Tours of the History Collection:

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The LEGO House TO Reopen June 22 2020

After being closed for several months, due to the pandemic, LEGO® House today announced their plan to reopen to the public on 22nd June 2020.

However, it is important to stress that the opening-up of LEGO House will be gradual and controlled and with a very limited number of guests every day to be able to keep the physical distance needed according to the health authorities. 

Read on to find out how things have changed…

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LEGO House @ Home: Masterpiece Gallery Interviews.

The LEGO House, in Billund, has been closed to the public for several months due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Unfortunately, it will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

The team at the LEGO House have also been working to bring some of the atmosphere You might have seen some of the material on the LEGO House social channels, for their program ‘LEGO House @ Home’ – containing tips and tricks for families building together. You can find some of the content on their YouTube channel here.

Today, we receive notice of some activity initiated by the LEGO House, specifically for AFOLs Interviews with designers whose work is featured in the Masterpiece Gallery:

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Building the Theatre of Dreams. Are My Dreams the Same as Yours? [Review Old Trafford 10272; LEGO House 21037]

Earlier this year, the AFOL Engagement team ysent me a copy of Old Trafford for review purposes. This felt pretty great. But I have a problem. I don’t really engage with soccer, or football…or any other team based sporting codes, for that matter. So, when confronted by a set that would have the potential to give a Manchester United Fan goosebumps, I was worried that I might be left cold. How could I possibly hope to recreate the passion of a die hard fan with an epic Creator Expert Set?

Apparently people like football. Or soccer, depending on where you are. Some of these people are LEGO Fans as well. LEGO have taken a punt on the fact that, probably, there are some Football fans out there who would not mind building an iconic stadium out of the plastic bricks they loved as children.

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Rebuild the World: Nurturing Creative play.

If you have been following the LEGO Social Media feed over the last few days you may have felt a little baffled. Following a 10 second teaser, featuring a man carrying an oversized bow and arrow… cross to an anthropomorphised lion and deer sharing a coffee… a life size LEGO Fire truck and a crowd of people dressed as minifigures – with oversized minifigure accessories: camera, flower, flippers look to the sky to see a rubber raft fly by. We are now excited to be able to bring you the short film in its entirety. (after the break)

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New Exclusive Set at the LEGO® House

Since the LEGO House first opened in 2017, there have been a number of exclusive sets available for purchase: the LEGO House Architecture set -21037 and the Tree of Creativity 4000026. Today, it was announced that there will be another set available later in the month: 40366 LEGO® House Dinosaurs.

Based on the massive sculptures that greet visitors entering the Masterpiece gallery, this set condenses the massive 2.92m tall dinosaurs into approximately 800 elements. Scaling down from 600,000.

These dinosaur sculptures were reveal almost 2 years ago, and recently, the eggs at their bases have started to hatch. Could this be what’s inside?

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#Minifigure40 Part 1: The Road To Release [Minifigure Prototypes]

Minifigure prototypes from min. 1975-1978

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of the submission of the minifigure design to the Danish Patent office. It was in the following year, 1978,  that we got our first glimpse of the LEGO® Minifigure. However, development of an appropriately sized, articulated figure began sometime beforehand…

The LEGO Group have recently released some new picture, showing historically significant developments in the the life of the Minifigures. Many of the items shown here are on display in the LEGO House, in Billund, but some may not be at this time.  Continue reading