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Ship in a Bottle Photos are Awesome!


Ship in a Bottle is the next of the Lego Ideas sets to be released. It’s coming on February 1st, at £69.99 in the UK and $69.99 in the USA. It has 962 pieces and is set 21313.

It’s a really unique Lego model, and that’s what’s going to make this popular with collectors. It’s the kind of set that in 10 years time people will wish they’d picked up, because it’s so different from what else is being released.

Here’s the full Lego press release…

Show you are a true craftsman when you create a Ship in a Bottle with LEGO bricks! Build this beautiful ship named ‘Leviathan’, including the captain’s quarters, masts, crow’s nest, sails, flag and 6 cannons. Place it inside the brick-built bottle, featuring a buildable cork and wax seal. Then showcase your nostalgic, nautical creation on the display stand, complete with the ship’s nameplate and a compass with a spinning needle.

  • Features a LEGO brick-built bottle, ship and a display stand.
  • Bottle features a detailed, buildable cork with NEW wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
  • Ship features a raised deck at the stern, captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest and assorted elements including printed sails and the ship’s flag.
  • Display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-colored needle, 2 globe elements and gold-colored detailing.
  • Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.
  • Bottle on stand measures over 3″ (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
  • Ship measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

The 280 water elements are these 1 stud round pieces…

The effect works, but odd that they would call that out as a bullet point. Unless of course you’re in the market for 280 transparent pieces for one of your own builds.

2018 Lego Modular Revealed – Downtown Diner


The 2018 Lego Modular has been officially revealed – and it’s Downtown Diner. Weighing in at 2,480 pcs, it will be available on January 1st (with no VIP early access) for £129.99 in the UK and $169.99 in the USA. As always with the modular range – a very respectable price per piece (ppp).

Here’s the official press release from Lego…

Discover a place where music is on the menu!

Drop in at the LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, where you’ll discover a healthy portion of fun and surprises. This impressive model features removable building sections for easy access to the detailed interior, which comprises a ground-level 1950s-style diner with a large curved front window, red bar stools, jukebox, counter and an open-plan kitchen.

The mid level has a gym with boxing ring, punching bag and weight training room, while on the upper-level you’ll find a recording studio, complete with vocal booth, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet.

The facade of the building features pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling with a large ‘DINER’ sign. Other external features include arched windows, balconies and a staircase, plus a pink convertible car and a detailed sidewalk, complete with mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and a streetlamp.

This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 6 minifigures.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: a chef, waitress, boxer, rock star, manager and a bodybuilder.
  • The 3-level Downtown Diner comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed facade with pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling and a large ‘DINER’ sign, external staircase, arched windows, drainpipe, balconies, decorative roofline, opening skylight and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk with a mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and an ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a pink 1950s-style convertible.
  • Ground level features 1950s downtown American diner styling with a large curved front window, red barstools, benches, jukebox, candy machine, counter, 2 soda dispensers, and a kitchen with a coffee machine, stove and a cooker hood.
  • Mid-level features a gym with a boxing ring, punching bag, weight training room, water dispenser and a wall clock.
  • Upper level features a recording studio complete with vocal booth, soundproofed walls, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet.
  • Take a ride in the stylish convertible and head for a diner where fast food and music are on the menu.
  • Help the chef prepare the fastest food in town while the roller-skating waitress lines up the orders.
  • Drop in at the gym for a couple of rounds in the boxing ring or a good workout on the punching bag.
  • Open the skylight and eavesdrop on the making of a hit album.
  • Accessory elements include roller skates, guitar, golden record award and a buildable barbell.
  • Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New decorated elements include a decorated door, album cover, lots of teal-colored and pink-colored elements, and a dual-face minifigure with singing and smiling expressions.
  • Special elements include new flower stalks and flower heads, plus 1×3 ‘jumper’ plates, 2×2 plate with 2 studs and a minifigure torso with boxing gloves.
  • Measures over 13” (34cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

Introducing Brick Digest Deals


When we first launched this site, we attempted to do a UK Lego price comparison system within the confines of the WordPress environment that we’re running here. It was done with reasonable success, and became a handy resource as I was out scouring the toy store shelves for my latest purchase.

Over time however, it became difficult to keep the data up to date, and it became even more difficult to present it in a useful, usable way. In the end, we removed it from the site rather than let it languish.

After months of work (to the detriment of everything else), I’m pleased to say that not only is this feature back – but it now has it’s very own site.

Let me introduce you to Brick Digest Deals.

We currently have pricing data for Amazon, Smyths, Toys R Us, Argos and the online Lego store, and are working to get more (although so far the supermarkets don’t seem to want their pricing to be so easily compared).

But more than that, we also have a growing Buyer’s Guide to help you find the perfect set, and are filling in as many sets as we can with our reviews and opinions (many from here, but many never published before). We think this is an excellent site for just browsing sets, seeing related sets, and inspiring your next build. Everything is simple, FAST, and works great on desktop and mobile.

There’s plenty more to come, but we wanted to get this out there now in Beta, while we work on growing it out. I hope you like it.

The Joker Manor 70922 Revealed


I’m a bit late with this, but then so are Lego. Didn’t we have all the Lego Batman movie sets months ago? It seems not, with the announcement last week of The Joker Manor (70922), which is a giant 3,444 piece set which will retail for £249.99 in the UK and $269.99 in the USA.

The most exciting thing about it is the roller coaster pieces and track that surround it all, as pictured below. Can we have a proper coaster to go with the Ferris Wheel and Carousel please?

Here’s the Lego press release…

Help Batman, Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth (in his classic Batsuit) and Nightwing regain control of the jokerized Wayne Manor with this massive THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE set.

The Joker Manor is packed with iconic details from the movie and cool functions, including a rollercoaster encircling the whole building, a huge buildable The Joker head with trapdoor and slide, punching boxing gloves, a rocking ‘The Joker’ sign and rotating ‘big eye’ tower.

The interior includes a cinema room with a romantic DVD element, kitchen with buildable microwave plus lobster and lemon-slice decorated tile elements, living room with a buildable grand piano, fireplace and bust, swimming pool room, and a music studio with guitar element and buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers.

Build this magnificent manor and then recreate your favorite scenes from the movie with 10 included minifigures.

  • Includes 10 minifigures: The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin.
  • Features a grand entrance flanked by 2 buildable bombs with translucent spark-style elements, 2-level and 3-level towers with turrets and flag elements on top, a rollercoaster track and train with 3 cars (each with a minifigure seat), rotating ‘big eye’ tower with lever-operated iris to ‘look’ up and down, huge buildable The Joker head with trapdoor and slide, rocking ‘The Joker’ sign, ‘Ha! Ha!’ sign, 2 wheel-operated punching boxing gloves, plus many multicolored, translucent light-style decorative elements.
  • Activate the trapdoor to send a minifigure tumbling from the top of the The Joker head, down the slide and out through the mouth.
  • Interior includes an entrance hall with 4 plastic, bendy ‘mirror’ elements; living room with a buildable grand piano and stool, bust, and fireplace with translucent-red fire-style elements; cinema room with a screen, minifigure seat and assorted elements including a romantic DVD; kitchen with cup, pot and pan elements, and a buildable microwave with lobster, lemon and plate elements inside; music studio with a buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers, seat and a guitar element; swimming pool room with translucent-blue water-style elements; and an attic with 2 buildable boxes and a rat figure.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Barbara Gordon’s revolver and Harley Quinn’s bat.
  • Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin minifigures are new!
  • Recreate and reimagine memorable scenes from THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.
  • The Joker Manor measures over 21” (55cm) high, 25” (66cm) wide and 10” (27cm) deep.
  • Rollercoaster train measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.

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The NEW UCS Millennium Falcon Finally Revealed


Lego have been teasing this one for weeks, but it’s been the worst kept secret among fans, as we all knew this is what was coming. Thankfully, after all the wait, it’s spectacular. Set 75192 – Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon.

It’s also REALLY expensive, clocking in at £649 in the UK and $799 in the USA, the 7,541 pieces of the biggest Lego set ever absolutely do not come cheap (although 8.6p/10.c per piece isn’t too bad). It’s available for VIPs on September 14th and October 1st for everyone else. Becoming a VIP is free, and there’s some good points to be had on this one if you signup before you buy it.

Lego will give you a special box to carry it home in, because it’s too big for their yellow bags…

But enough of that, what does it look like?

Just look at that thing!

It measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide – so who knows where you’re going to put it. You’ll need a big space far away from small children.

It comes 7 minifigures, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO from the classic trilogy, and Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn from the new trilogy. It also comes with two deflector dishes, so you can go for the classic round or the new square style.

The premium in the piece count over the original UCS Falcon seems to have been used to create a much more detailed interior, as you can see in the photos above.

Lego also released a designer video which gives you the full lowdown…

Will you be carrying this home in a few weeks? Will you get one for us?

Here’s the entire Lego press release…

Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created – in fact, with over 7,500 pieces it is the biggest LEGO model ever sold! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!

  • Includes 4 classic crew minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO.
  • Also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigures: Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.
  • Figures include a BB-8 droid, 2 buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.
  • Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs.
  • Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration.
  • Rear compartment features the engine room with hyperdrive and console, 2 doorways, hidden floor compartment, 2 escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station.
  • Gunnery station features a minifigure gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.
  • Also includes an informational fact plaque.
  • Features a new cockpit canopy element.
  • Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.
  • Episode VII/VIII crew weapons include Han’s blaster, Rey’s small silver blaster and Finn’s medium blaster rifle.
  • Change out the features and crew characters to switch between classic and Episode VII/VIII versions of the Millennium Falcon!
  • Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.
  • Slide the panel to reveal the concealed blaster cannon.
  • Turn classic Leia’s and Han’s head to reveal their breathing mask decoration.
  • Makes the perfect intergalactic toy or flagship display model.
  • Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.

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