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    The LEGO Group has announced today that they will invest 1 billion DKK (~$150 million USD) to search for sustainable materials for their building toys. A LEGO Sustainable Materials Centre will be established and will be located at LEGO’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark. This centre will focus on the research and development of sustainable materials. Expected timeframe for the building is in 2015-2016 and more than 100 employees would be employed at this centre.

    In the past LEGO has already worked on in being more sustainable such as reducing box sizes. Now, they’ll be working on getting their materials sustainable by 2030. Way to go LEGO on being more environmentally friendly!

    *Full press release can be found on LEGO.com.

    LEGO Building Bricks

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    When you see the iconic minifigure, you would instantly recognize that it is a LEGO minifigure. Best-Lock, a company that produces building toys similar to LEGO has challenged them over its minifigure trademark protection. Today, the European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of LEGO over this dispute. Since 2000, LEGO has implanted its minifigure trademark.

    After many of LEGO’s patent expired, many brands have imitated LEGO’s unique building brick design. In 2010, LEGO tried to trademark its unique 4×2 brick stud that expired through patent protection, but was unsuccessful.

    Though, this is definitely good news that LEGO is still able to protect its minifigure through trademark protection. Thanks to Derek for writing in.

    (via The Guardian)

    LEGO Minifigure Patent Trademark

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    The new just released LEGO Star Wars 75106 Imperial Assault Carrier is currently on sale for $109.17 (reg.$129.99) at Amazon. Savings work out to be 16% off.

    Some battle packs are also on sale for 14% off including Shadow Troopers and Utapau Troopers for $11.19 each (reg.$12.99)

    LEGO Star Wars 75106 Imperial Assault Carrier - Toysnbricks

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    You only have two weeks left to get your LEGO Avengers creation ready! Build your favorite scene from the 2012 Avengers Movie or from the new just released Age of Ultron Movie and you could win some awesome prizes. Full details available in the Toysnbricks LEGO Contest Forums.

    We look forward to seeing your entries and wish all contestants the best of luck!

    First Place will receive:
    One (1) copy of 76042 S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

    Second Place will receive:
    One (1) copy of 76031 Hulk Buster Smash AND one (1) copy of 76029 Iron Man vs Ultron

    Toysnbricks LEGO Avengers 2015 Contest

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    LEGO Dimensions Exclusive Gameplay

    TT Games and Warner Brothers showcase a hands on demo of the new LEGO Dimensions Video Game! Its pretty cool that you put the actual LEGO Dimensions minifigures/vehicles onto the portal and the physical minifigures/vehicles would then be bought to life in the video game. Pretty neat stuff!

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    This week from June 14-20, Toys R Us America will be offering a free $10 gift card when you purchase the new LEGO Jurassic World Video Game. Available in various platforms with prices ranging from $29.99-$59.99. This offer is valid in-stores only.

    As a reminder, the free mini LEGO Jurassic World Gate building event is happening this Saturday on June 20 between the hours of 12-2pm as well!

    ToysRUs USA Jurassic World LEGO Sets Launch and Free World Gate Building Event June 2015

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    LEGO Shop at Home France is currently offering a free Classic LEGO Pirates Retro Minifigure Set with €55 purchase. Valid until July 11, 2015. For those living outside of France, we should see this promotion coming soon at LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home. (via Hothbricks)

    Classic LEGO Pirates VIP Retro Minifigure Set August 2015

    Classic LEGO Pirates VIP Retro Minifigure Set August 2015

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    LEGO Jurassic World 30320 Gallimimus Trap mini set was previously available only as a pre-order bonus when purchasing the LEGO Jurassic World Video Game at GameStop. However, it appears that the set is now available at Toys R Us stores in America! Forum member brickster90 reports finding the set at his local Toys R Us store for $3.99 USD.

    LEGO Jurassic World Gallimimus Trap 30320 Polybag Set

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