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September 27th. The store will occupy 500m2 in the Disneyland Village. The inauguration will occur from October 3 to October 6. More information will come later.

Disneyland Paris is 40 km east of Paris and you can go there by train (RER A). Levallois-Perret is closer, but if you come to Paris, I guess that you have more chances to go to Disneyland rather than Levallois…

Updates: unfortunately, the LEGO Store opening was delayed. The latest information about the opening is in the December mini build post.

August mini build at the Lego Store

If you don’t go to any warm country to see wild animals, this month, you should bring your kid to the Lego Store. The minibuild is a very nice looking pink flamingo.

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The Flamingo (D.Stankovski)

This 31 pieces build is easy and is more than 3 in tall.

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LEGO Minifigures series 11 are coming in September

From the LEGO’s Facebook page, this is now official. The Minifigures Series 11 is coming, officially starting September 1st. So, this list is now official.

LEGO Minifigures Serie 11

Early visual of LEGO Minifigure Serie 11

You can see all the list on LEGO’s page. If you are still looking for Mr Gold, you can still get the Series 10.

June mini build at the Lego Store

New month, new minibuild at the Lego Store. This month, Geekid built a fisherman.

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The Fisherman (D.Stankovski)

This is a big scale model. There are 38 pieces, mostly bricks and plates. This is not what Geekid is accustomed to, but he enjoyed the final model.

Aside of the mini build, this was a good day to go to the Lego Store.

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Smores at home

Smores over barbecue

Make your Smores everywhere.

What is the really best thing in life where you are around a campfire ? Guitars and songs ? Naaa… Smores of course. Those tasty sandwiches of roasted Marshmallows with chocolate between two crackers… Even if it is fun to be around a campfire, you need a fire to roast your marshmallows. Making them at home isn’t that easy and may be messy. We can even say dangerous with kids around.

Well, that was until now. Well, there are lots of smore cookers, but here is maybe the only one you can use everywhere. And yes, even on a barbecue, so maybe the best gift for Father’s day from any GeeKid. 

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April mini build at the Lego Store

If you have a Lego Store near you, you certainly know about the Mini Build. This is a monthly event, the day when it takes place depend on your local Lego Store schedule. Children are invite to build a specially designed model and bring it home free. This April, the build was a sheep and a lamb.

Sheep and Lamb, front view.

Sheep and Lamb, front view.

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Lego Alien Conquest, temporary discount on Amazon UK

There is currently a discount on some Lego products on Amazon UK. The most interesting are on the Alien Conquest collection. You have the opportunity to get the Alien Mothership (7065) for only £24.99 which is a 50% discount on the regular price !

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The Alien Mothership

The Alien Mothership is really an great model, the design is so close to those old Hollywood movies. But beware, it is a really huge model. It is 19″ (48cm) wide and long so a little difficult to store…

Less cumbersome but just as fun, the UFO Abduction (7052) does also have an interesting discount at £16.69, and the Tripod Invader (7051) is at £13.49.

Alien Conquest is a great collection of Alien abductors invading Earth. The Mothership and the UFO Abduction sets does have light and sound bricks. Those two sets does also have something inspired from Alien’s Facehugger which comes on the head of the civilians minifigures. The Mothership’s Alien Commander would welcome as an awesome addition the Series 8 Alien Villainess.

Those are good prices even for neighbor european countries, even with the shipping, the total price will be cheaper. Don’t wait too long for it is unknown how long those prices will last. You can check the badges above which are displaying the current prices.

If you got some of those, did your kid have some fun with those or are they dedicated to those grew up with the old Hollywood martians movies ?

A Father and son’s day with Lego

This year, Lego gave the Father’s Day theme. As a Father and son’s day, this is a great opportunity for a geekdaddy to share his gift with his geekid. And what does Lego has to offer ? Simply to share the playing universe in which the father and the son grew up.

Before having a peek on some sets, Lego set up a contest on their special web site (EDIT: the link does not exist anymore) for their french audience. It is a contest in which you have to design a spaceship from parts of existing Lego models. You can submit your own until june 17th.

And for the occasion, there is a special video featuring the best known father and son from the Galaxy. Yep, from the Star Wars galaxy.

Good introduction, lets get back to earth but stay in the Star Wars univers…

Star Wars

Lets begin with an awesome model at a decent price : Gold Leader’s Y Wing.

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Gold Leader Y-Wing

Latest Lego’s interpretation of the Y-Wing, Gold leder’s Y-Wing Starfighter (9495) is an awesome set of 458 bricks. The assembled Y-Wing model measures over 16. It comes with 3 minifigures: Gold Leader (Dutch Vander), Princess Leïa in ceremonial outfit and astromech droid R5-A7. The starfighter is to be built in 3 steps: the main body, the cockpit and finally the engins. The Y-Wing’s body may be considered as the most difficult part, because of all the little details. The cockpit is much easier. As for the engines, you could build them with your eyes closed. You should plan 1:30 hour to assemble the model.

Compared to the earlier versions, the scale is more accurate and the model contains better details. The cockpit canon lost his vertical axis but it has an improved design.

The Y-Wing may not be as emblematic as the X-Wing (bombers are never the stars compared to fighters 🙂 ). But it is definitely a must-have to any Star Wars fan.

You can pick this model from Amazon: (#9495) – Gold Leaders YWing Starfighter

Gold Leader’s Y-Wing also comes in a Superpack. The Superpack box contains the Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack (9489) box and the Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack (9488) box.

Y-Wing Superpack

Gold Leader Y-Wing Superpack

Usually, the Superpack price allows you to save on one of the small boxes. Even if you can find the superpack on Amazon, it comes with an unbelievable price: (#66411) Super Pack Gold Leader’s Y-Wing

So unless you are seeking this box as a collector (which is its current status), you’d better buy each box separately: (#9489) – Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper and (#9488) – Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid

Super Heroes

The other great universe those days is the Super Heroes. As The Avengers are in our theaters, Lego released 5 sets in the Marvel universe. But the best set is not there, it is in the DC universe. Named Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape, it is obvious that the box contains Batman and the Jocker.

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Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape.

Besides the funhouse, which is full of traps and tricks, the interest of this box is to gather Batman, Robin, the Jocker, Harley Quinn and the Riddler. The content of the box should be easier to assemble than the previous as it contains only 380 parts. The assembled funhouse features moving floor, opening trap door, hammer, crane and also a wagon rails and the Batcycle. It must be just as fun to build as to play with. It is a great Batman collectible and a great game set.

You can find this box on Amazon: (#6857) – Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape

But if you still prefer the Avenger sets, here are the links int the chronological order as the scene comes in the movie: (# 6867) – Cosmic Cube Escape(#6868) – Hulk Helicarrier Breakout(#6865) – Captain Americas Avenging Cycle(#6869) – Quinjet Aerial Battle

So, what do you plan for Father & son’s day ?

The Hobbit, watch the first trailer

Long awaited by its fans, The Hobbit, prelude to the Lord of the Rings, is finally coming to a theater near your. Released last night, the trailer invites us for new adventures in Middle Earth. Are you ready for a journey there and back again ?

Thorin and Company

Thorin and Company (Warner Bros)

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