For Over a Year now, rumors have been rampant, that LEGO was going to release a Mini-fig Scale Disney Princess play sets. Those rumors have now been proven mostly correct. That is to say, the new line is probably based on the newer LEGO Friends models (Commonly referred to a s “Mini-Dolls”) For anyone who was upset about the LEGO Friends line, reinforcing gender stereo types and all that , this is not the line of toys for you. But for everyone else who has “girly” girls, or just want to let their daughters have fun, wherever they may find it, this is AWESOME!.
So it should not be a surprise that I am those, “the excited ones”. Not just because my daughter is a “girly” girl, but in spite of it, because these sets might just be her gateway into something more, you see, there is a part of me that thinks and hopes this will start her on a path thru LEGO Mindstroms, and on to real world engineering and true nerd/geekdom. But even if that doesn’t happen, someday, when she’s all grown, She and I can tell stories of a childhood spent playing with her father and “girly” Lego princesses. Which really is the breaking down of gender stereo types, not hers but mine. Since, as society sees it, should not I a grown man be appalled to play with pink LEGO? Probably, but, well I’m not! Bring it on! Pink frilly castles, towers, carriage rides, romantic boats, under-sea gates and archery sets here I come.
Check out the pictures, and see if you want to join me in the anti-revolution revolution.
Novembers Store Calendar is out, and there’s a hidden Gem in here, if your looking for a great LEGO deal:
The Offer for a Holiday Pick A Brick Box, with $75 purchase, and
The Offer for the Limited Edition Lego Holiday Set with $99 Purchase stack,
So if you wait, and make your purchase in a LEGO store Between November 29th(Black Friday) and December 2 (Cyber Monday) you can get both with your single $99 purchase.
I love this series of buildings and LEGO keeps cranking them out, I’ll Give you the basics, and let the Image speak for itself.
- US 159.99
- 2,469 pieces
- Available January 2014, from LEGO shop at Home, and the LEGO Store
- Lots of Olive Green Pieces
During the 2013 Salt Lake Comic con, the Utah LEGO Users Group will be giving away 6 LEGO sets. These are the official Rules of that giveaway.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES OF THE SALT LAKE COMIC CON.
ENTRY IN THE DAILY GIVEAWAY CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES>
1) Agreement: In order to enter the daily giveaway, you must agree to these Official Rules (“Rules”) prior to entry. You can not enter the giveaway, nor receive prizes form it unless you agree to these rules.
2) Eligibility: Giveaway is open to all registered attendees of the Salt Lake Comic Con, who are 18 years or older on the day of the entry.
3) Entry: To enter, stop by the Utah LEGO User’s Group Display at the Salt Lake Comic Con, Locate the Giveaway Signage, Scan Scan the QR Code on the Signage on any web enabled device, and Fill out the Entry form.
4) Prizes: 6 Prizes are being given away, 2 each on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the Salt Lake Comic Con. LEGO Set numbers 9515, 79104, 79002, 76005, 7869, 76007.
5) Winners: will be chosen at random from the list of qualified entries received each day.
5) Notice of Winnings: Winners will be contacted, and notified that they have won, and announced on the Utah LEGO User’s Group Website.
6) Prize Claims: After being notified of a winning entry, Winners must pick up their prizes in Person, either at the Con, or at some other location as determined by coordinating with the Giveaway administrators.
7)Finality: All decisions of the Giveaway Administrators are final, and may not be challenged.
Gizmodo is announcing the latest of the new LEGO licensed sets. There are as yet no set images or other information other than LEGO will be releasing them. Here’s to hoping this does not equate to an influx of the already ubiquitous LEGO bricks.
For some months now there have been rumors of the possible sets, and it’s set of some amount of controversy, about weather The Simpsons is age appropriate for LEGO’s core audience. I’m on the fence, I remember fondly as a child sneaking on some Simpson viewing when my parents were away, but now, Its just not as good, and I could care less about it. but if the sets look good, and the bricks are just about anything but yellow, you can count me in.