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    TopGear has conducted an interview with LEGO Designer Craig Callum on LEGO designing along with the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren 720S set. Pretty cool that you get a LEGO designer desk along with a designer minifigure. There are also some unique pieces such as the mini model piece that the LEGO designer minfigure can hold. Below are some of the key highlights.  The full interview along with additional details can be seen at TopGear. The set will be officially available this Summer in June 2017. Thanks to HothBricks for the news.

    1. The best LEGO cars are the ones with a story to tell
    2. It can take up to two years to perfect the design
    3. The cars are built using standardised LEGO bricks
    4. Each individual LEGO brick has its own name
    5. The instructions are super important
    6. The McLaren 720s LEGO was a head-scratcher
    7. The 720s LEGO set puts you in the designer’s chair
    8. The dream LEGO build? McLaren’s Classic F1

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    The official press release for the next LEGO UCS set is now here! Officially available May 4, 2017 exclusively at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home. If you are a LEGO VIP member, you can get purchase the set in advance beginning April 29 to concide with the upcoming May the 4th LEGO Star Wars promotion.

    75144 Snowspeeder™

    Ages 14+. 1,703 pieces.

    US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK

    *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

    Build the ultimate LEGO® Snowspeeder!

    Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.

    • Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
    • Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
    • Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
    • Includes 2 blaster pistols.
    • Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
    • Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.

    Additional pictures are available on TnB Flickr Photostream. In addition, there is also a Youtube Designer Video for this set which you can view below.

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    If you are a LEGO VIP, you can now purchase the exclusive LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Silent Mary Ship set! Available at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (US | Canada | UK). Don’t forget about these current March promotions as well!

    UK/Europe Promotions
    -Free LEGO City Police Car with any LEGO City Purchase (March 13-April 28)

    North America Promotions
    -Free LEGO Duplo My First Fish with any LEGO Duplo purchase (March 16-31)

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    Two more LEGO Ideas creations have recently reached 10 000 supporters. The first is Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the second is Venetian Houses by McMarco. Congrats to both of the creators and good luck on the LEGO Ideas Review Stage!

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (read more on LEGO Ideas)

    Here is probably one of, if not the most, iconic off-road vehicle in the automakers’ lineup, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Based on its unique design ques such as the seven-slotted front grill, bold protruding mudguards, beautifully curved hood with clearly stamped letters, and rounded top frames, huge number of variations have been developed by Wrangler manias over time.

    VENETIAN HOUSES (read more on LEGO Ideas)

    “One generally sits far too seldom at the sea.”

    This double modular size model comes with two wonderful meditarranean buildings. Both houses are dedicated to various cultural activities. The set adds a southern flair to every LEGO building collection. As a longtime fan of Venice I could not resist to add a picturesque bridge, a typical water canal and, of course, a gondola. And it could be the first modular set on shelves with direct access to the sea!

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    ToysRUs Canada 30% off Select LEGO Sets

    This week from March 10-16, Toys R Us Canada will be offering 30% off select LEGO sets. In addition, for a limited time only online, you can get a free LEGO Nexo Knights Portable Shield Collector Case when you spend $40 or more on LEGO Nexo Knights Building sets!

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    LEGO Brand Retail Stores are having a LEGO Duplo Building Inspiration Event starting next Sunday, March 12. The event runs until Friday, March 17. During this time period, you can drop by the LEGO Store before 1pm for a LEGO Duplo Building Inspiration. You will also get a FREE special Duplo set and Inspiration Guide.

    DUPLO Building Inspiration
    March 12-17: Bring in your little one for 10 minutes of LEGO® DUPLO® building inspiration!

    How many ways can you use LEGO DUPLO bricks? Whether you’re planning a birthday party or taking a road trip, drop into the LEGO Store before 1pm for 10 minutes of DUPLO building inspiration. Just for attending, you’ll receive a special DUPLO set and Inspiration Guide!

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    Official images and product description of the upcoming LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales: 71042 Silent Mary set is now listed at the LEGO Shop at Home website (USA / Canada / UK). The set was revealed earlier from Yahoo and listing price is $199.99 USD / $249.99 CAD / £179.99 GBP. Available April 1st, 2017. However, if you are a LEGO VIP, you may be able to purchase this set earlier beginning March 17 as advertised on the March 2017 LEGO Brand Retail Store Calendar. Thanks to Minifigpriceguide for the news.

    Official Product Description for LEGO Silent Mary 71042 Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Bring the magic of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean to your home with this impressive replica of the Silent Mary ghost ship. This highly detailed LEGO® model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements. This model provides a rewarding build and play experience, and the integrated stand makes it suitable for display in the home or office. Also includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.

    • Includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.
    • Features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, three masts including a collapsible main mast, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars.
    • Weapons include two gray swords, three black swords and a pistol.
    • Also includes the Silent Mary Masthead’s shield and sword elements.
    • Accessory elements include a compass, sextant, monocular, two brooms and a ship-in-a-bottle.
    • Special elements include Captain Salazar’s hairpiece and a decorated Galileo Diary with printed cover and astronomy page.
    • Raise the hinged bow section and open the skeleton hull to switch from sailing mode to attack mode.
    • This set includes over 2,200 pieces.
    • The Silent Mary with the main mast in vertical position measures over 18” (48cm) high, 26” (68cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide, and over 14” (36cm) wide with the main mast collapsed.

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    The results are now in the 2016 Second Review for LEGO Ideas creations. Congrats to 20tauri’s Women of NASA creation! This creation will be made into an official LEGO Ideas set. More details for the set will be available in late 2017 and 2018.

    LEGO Ideas 2016 Second Review

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