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    The four new LEGO Bricktober 2014 Mini Modular building sets are apparently now being put on the shelves at Toys R Us for direct sale. Forum member byobu found LEGO 40182 Bricktober Fire Station for $19.99 USD at his local Toys R Us store in America. Although the set is close to the 200 piece range making it the “golden ratio” of $0.1 per piece, the set is actually small and looks more like a $10 set.

    • 40180 LEGO Bricktober Theatre
    • 40181 LEGO Bricktober Pizza Parlour
    • 40182 LEGO Bricktober Fire Station
    • 40183 LEGO Bricktober Town Hall

    LEGO 40182 Fire Station ToysRUs USA
    In the past, these Bricktober exclusives are usually free with LEGO purchases of $60 for USA or $75 for Canada. Do you prefer the new way where Toys R Us now directly sell these sets or do you prefer the old ways where they give them away when you meet a certain spending threshold?

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    LEGO Bricktober 2014 Events at Toys R Us Canada

    This year, Toys R Us Canada stores will be having the following LEGO Bricktober 2014 events! Excludes Toys R Us Express and the location at Cedarbrae Mall in Ontario.

    LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Trade-In

    • Saturday, October 18th (All Day)

    LEGO Batman Bat-Signal Make and Take

    • Saturday, October 25 (Building starts at 11am)
    • Maximum 100 per store

    LEGO Star Wars Rebel Make and Take

    • Saturday, November 1st
    • Building begins at 11am
    • Maximum 200 per store
      LEGO Bricktober 2014 Events at ToysRUs Canada
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    The new LEGO City 30310 Arctic Scout and Super Heroes 30301 Batwing polybags are now available for sale at Target stores in America. As reported earlier 2 months ago, the LEGO City Arctic Scout polybag is also available for sale at Toys R Us for $4.99. At Target, the Arctic Scout polybag is priced at $3.49 while the Batwing polybag is priced at $3.99.

    Thanks to forum members Mantisking and ncbarrett for the news.

    LEGO 30301 Super Heroes Mini Batwing Polybag - Toysnbricks

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    Until Sunday, September 21, Chapters & Indigo will be offering 25% off one regular priced item in-stores and online. Excludes books online. Most LEGO products excluding the newer ones qualify for free shipping on orders above $25. However, they do have the new 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar with free shipping.

    Thanks to forum members chenwaa123 and hightrek and Melanie for writing in with the news.

    2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar 60063 - Toysnbricks

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    LEGO Technic 4X4 Crawler 9398 - Toysnbricks

    Amazon America currently has the motorized LEGO Technic 9398 Rock Crawler on sale for $160.98 (reg.$199.99). Savings work out to be 20% off. They also got Star Wars General Grievous Wheel Bike for $19.4 (reg.$24.99) which works out to be 22% off. More of their hottest LEGO deals can be found here.

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    Both LEGO Ideas set, the Research Institute and Exo-Suit sets are now instock and available for sale at ToysRUs.ca. 21109 Exo-Suit is probably a little easier to find nowadays. 21110 Research Institute on the other hand had been quite difficult to obtain. It also created further difficulties when LEGO Shop at Home listed it as not being available for sale online and caused some worried fans regarding the limited availability at LEGO Brand Stores.

    LEGO 21110 Research Institute (reg.$24.99)

    21110 LEGO Ideas Research Institute - Toysnbricks

    Its definitely good news that Toys R Us is now carrying Research Institute. So far, they’re the first retailer that is not LEGO to be selling the research institute set. This means that LEGO is no longer the exclusive holder for this Ideas set. Hopefully, other retailers in the world would start carrying this set soon. Thanks to Kateryna for writing in with the tip!

    LEGO 21109 Exo-Suit (reg.$44.99)

    LEGO Ideas 21109 Exo-Suit - Toysnbricks

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    5002144 LEGO Ninjago Dareth & Nindroid Polybag

    A new LEGO Ninjago Dareth & Nindroid Polybag (set#5002144) has been spotted at Toys R Us in the United Kingdom. Price is £4.99 and contains 10 pieces. Basically, its just 2 minifigures, Dareth and Nindroid. (via Brickset)

    LEGO Ninjago 5002144 Dareth vs. Nindroid Polybag ToysRUs 2014 (Pre)

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    To complete my review of 10245, I take a look at the whole building on its own, compare it to another previous offering in the Winter Village line, talk about the minifigures, then the entire package. There is also a poll where you can rate it yourself, and of course, feel free to chime in with your opinions! Check it out now!

    10245 Santa's Workshop, building complete
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    For part 2, I’ve detailed the build process of the main event – the Santa’s Workshop building itself. Read on for part 2 of TnB’s review of 10245 Santa’s Workshop!

    10245 Santa's Workshop, part 2, details
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    LEGO is now the World’s Largest Toy Company

    The LEGO Group has recently released its annual report and from its press release, their global LEGO sales went up 15% for the first half of 2014. One of the most significant drivers this year would be The LEGO Movie. With high ratings for the movie and good sales for the LEGO Movie sets, its no doubt that this pushed it to become the world’s largest toy maker.

    Last year back in 2013 around the same time, LEGO became the second largest toy maker pushing Hasbro to number 3. Key growths from last year included LEGO Friends and LEGO Legends of Chima. This year, LEGO has finally claimed the spot for being the largest toy company in the world in terms of sales. Besides The LEGO Movie, other product lines such as LEGO City, Creator, Technic and Star Wars continue to have strong growth.

    Back in 2004, LEGO was at the brink of a complete financial downfall. Shown below is CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp. Ever since he took up the position as CEO back in 2004 from Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (the grandson of the original LEGO founder), LEGO was able to pull itself back up and had increases in revenue each year.

    CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp The LEGO Group 2014 September.

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