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    42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS

    Part 2 of our review of the latest Technic flagship set, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is finally up – find out how it rates in the forum and let us know how you feel in the comments and poll!

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    Today, the latest major Technic set will be released – the brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Thanks to the LEGO and the Community Engagements & Events, we here at TnB have a copy to review!

     

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    So, does it live up to the hype? Read on to get a good idea of what this set is all about!

     

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    The series premieres on Monday, June 20th (10am EST) on DXD. During the series’ premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day from Monday, June 20th – Thursday, June 23rd. The full press release can be read below, but first here are some highlights we can expect from this new media and toy

    • Brand new this year, the LEGO® Star Wars™ franchise introduces a new original animated series – LEGO Star Wars™: The Freemaker Adventures. Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga to inspire even more building and storytelling fun for children and families.
    • In addition to the show, children can explore two new construction sets based on the Freemakers and their adventures (on shelves in June – perfect timing to build alongside the show), and explore the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Force Builder app (available now) to keep inspiring their building and storytelling adventures.
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Builder app allows anyone to create their own “ugly.” Allowing iPhone and Android users the ability to prototype unique builds, offering thousands of configurations to inform and inspire your own real-life LEGO builds
    • New Video: A behind-the-scenes look at the Freemaker family is available here.

    “LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES”
    PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 20 ON DISNEY XD

    Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EST) on Disney XD. Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.

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    Photo credit: ™ & © The LEGO Group & Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC. All rights reserved.

    During the series’ premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20.

    The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (“Arrow”), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

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    Photo credit: ™ & © The LEGO Group & Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC. All rights reserved.

    The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.

    “LEGO® Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm and is the first television series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“Penguins of Madagascar”), Torsten Jacobson (“LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales”) and Jill Wilfert (“The LEGOTM Movie”) also serve as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (“Star Wars Rebels”), Jason Cosler (“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!”), Jake Blais and John McCormack.

     

    About Disney XD

    Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 77 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.

    About Lucasfilm

    Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

    Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

    About the LEGO Group

    The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, U.K., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials.

    Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

    For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.

    LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure, are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

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    Picking up where we left off, literally the construction of the third floor, here is the conclusion of our preview of 75827 “Ghosbusters Firehouse Headquarters”!

    We're ready to believe you!

    Check out part 2 now, and let us know what you think!

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    Ever since the announcement of 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1, there was abundant speculation that there would be more than one set. Not only have we seen a Level Pack and two Fun Packs surrounding Ghosbusters in the LEGO Toys-To-Life genre videogame, LEGO Dimensions, but now we have the imminent release of 75827 Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters! Thanks to the LEGO CEE team, we here at Toys N Bricks have the great privilege to bring you our preview review of this enormous, and enormously anticipated, set!

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    Does it live up to the anticipation? Will it quiet the critics? Read on for more info

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    October 2015 MMMB Registration Date

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    LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!

    Join in the LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!

    October Registration begins Tuesday, September 15 at 9 am EST.

    To register visit: shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration

    Upcoming Mini Model Build:
    LEGO® Angler Fish: Sign up for Tuesday, October 6 or Wednesday, October 7

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    Since the wee hours of this morning, my email inbox was subject to a barrage of emails directly from LEGO PR containing information and high-res images of the forthcoming first wave of LEGO sets based on the highly anticipated movie STAR WARS: The Force Awakens! Here they are in a cool little slideshow!

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Join us in the forum for more details on each set and to voice your opinions!

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    I don’t know how this got past me, but it brings together two things I love: LEGO and the US National Parks. I actually found out about this project while in the gift shop at Mammoth Cave National Park in central Kentucky just a few days ago during my family’s annual road trip. They had a postcard-based ad for it at the checkout counter, so it’s really cool to see the USNPS getting behind the proposal!

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    At the time of writing, the proposal has 5,708 supporters, so just a bit over half-way to fully achieving 10,000. If you haven’t already, please lend your support to this great idea so we can all bring a little piece of these incredible places home with us.

    Having been to about ten National Parks myself, I can imagine the daunting task of boiling down some of these incredible vistas into a small vignette, but so far the project creator, Gavin Gardner (AKA LegoRanger16) has done a great job with the three depicted above: Saguaro, Everglades, and Katmai as well as some additional vignettes revealed in the “Updates” section of the proposal, including the Independence National Historic Park (home to the Liberty Bell), Assateague Island National Seashore, Death Valley National Park, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Clara Barton National Historic Site.

    What about you, have you been to a US National Park? Which one is your favorite, and how would you depict it in LEGO form?

    To support this proposal go to https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96402

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