Coloring Page – Female Jungle Explorer

I actually made this coloring page a long time ago… fall 2017 to be exact. I made it when I was collecting the Jungle Exploration theme sets. I guess that I forgot about it. I recently discovered it, and a couple of others, as I was updating True North Bricks, and going through my files. Better late than never, right?

Click here to download your free PDF (it will open in a new window).

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This is a sample of the jungle explorer coloring page, it is not print quality. Use the link above to download a free, printable PDF.

Canadian LEGO® Deals [Sept.7, 2018]

There are some good deals to be had at Toys R Us this week, though no word yet on Bricktober. Hudson’s Bay has also added some Star Wars sets for enthusiasts of the theme.

FREEBIES & PROMOTIONS

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Free with Friends purchases over $25 at the LEGO® Store from September 1-20.

ALL LEGO® DEALS

CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOK STORES
The website is advertising the following sales online (I am not sure if the actual stores have same deals):

  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $15.00 (39% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Flying Fox for $128.00 (19% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $52.00 (19% off)
  • Star Wars: Rathtar Attack for $80.00 (19% off)
  • Star Wars: Resistance Transport Pod for $24.00 (39% off)

COSTCO
You will require a membership to access the following deals online. The prices are compared to the regular price at the LEGO® Store.

  • Boost Creative Toolbox for $159.99 (20% off)
  • City: Coast Guard Headquarters for $108.79 (27% off)
  • City: Jungle Exploration Site for $114.99 (23% off)
  • City: Cargo Terminal for $74.99 (25% off)
  • Classic: Large Creative Brick Box for $47.79 (20% off)
  • Friends: Heartlake Hospital for $82.99 (25% off)
  • Friends: Stephanie’s House for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Friends: Friendship House for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Friends: Mia’s Camper Van for $54.99 (20% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Jurassic World: Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate for $129.99 (13% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown for $102.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thanos Ultimate Battle for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Mindstorms: EV3 core kit for $299.99 (25% off)
  • Ninjago: Temple of Resurrection for $79.99 (11% off)
  • Speed Champions: Ferrari Ultimate Garage for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Heavy Assault Walker for $134.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: BB-8 for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $159.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial TIE Fighter for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Poe’s X-Wing Fighter for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Star Destroyer for $142.99 (20% off)
  • Technic: Airport Rescue Vehicle for $92.99 (28% off)
  • Technic: Ocean Explorer for $109.99 (26% off)
  • Technic: Bucket Wheel Excavator for $239.99 (27% off)
  • Technic: Hovercraft for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Technic: Rally Car for $109.99 (21% off)
  • Technic: Mack Anthem Truck and Trailer for $189.99 (17% off)
  • Technic: Air Race Jet for $129.99 (32% off)
  • Technic: RC Tracked Racer for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Technic: Extreme Adventure for $169.99 (29% off)
  • Technic: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure for $69.99 (7% off)
  • Technic: Forest Machine for $139.99 (22% off)
  • Technic: 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck for $259.99 (30% off)

HUDSON’S BAY

  • Batman Movie: Bane Toxic Truck Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Batwing for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Riddle Racer for $31.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker Balloon Escape for $13.59 (20% off)
  • Creator: Modular Poolside Holiday for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Creator: Family Villa for $76.49 (15% off)
  • DC Super Heroes: Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • DC Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: Azari and the Goblin Forest Escape for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Elves: Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: The Goblin King’s Evil Dragon for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Disney – Anna & Elsa’s Frozen Playground for $25.49 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Mater Junkyard for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Demolition Site for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes : Captain America Jet Pursuit for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Water Strider for $42.49 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Master Falls for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Manta Ray Bomber for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: City Chase for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Ninjago: Spinjitzu Training for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: The Arrowhead for $93.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle for $95.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Rebel U-Wing Fighter for $79.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial TIE Fighter for $76.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Moloch’s Land Speeder for $42.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Han Solo’s Land Speeder for $29.74 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Yoda’s Hut for $29.74 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial Patrol Battle Pack for $14.44 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Jedi and Clone Trooper Battle Pack for $14.44 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Tatooine Battle Back for $14.44 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Specialists Battle Pack for $14.44 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: General Grievous’ Combat Speeder for $29.74 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Defence of Crait for $84.99 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Ahch-To Island Training for $29.74 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader Transformation for $25.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Yoda’s Starfighter for $25.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Duel on Naboo for $25.49 (15% off)

THE LEGO® STORE
Any Friends theme purchases over $25 will earn you free friendship rings. You can also get double VIP points all month on the Friends Friendship Box (41346) and Big Race Day (41352) sets. Finally, when I went to the LEGO® Store this week, I found a discount table of sets at 20% off. There were sets on sale that were not listed as being on sale online (for example, City Bus Station, Ninjago Green Mech Dragon, City Fire Station, among others). It might be worth a trip to a LEGO® Store near you to see if you can score a deal. Since these deals are not advertised online, I can’t be sure if all stores have the same sales, or any sale at all for that matter.

  • BrickHeadz: Lloyd for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Master Wu for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Aquaman for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Cyborg for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Captain Phasma for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Kylo Ren for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Rey for $10.39
  • City: Prison Island Accessory Pack for $14.39
  • DC Super Heroes: Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack for $51.99
  • Friends: Mini-Dolls Campsite for $8.99 (50% off)
  • Nexo Knights: Stone Monsters Accessory Set for $12.79
  • Nexo Knights: Accessory Set for $12.79

MASTERMIND TOYS
There is 20% off on City and Friends sets until September 16.

TOYS R US
The following sales are on until September 9 online and in stores:

  • All City sets regularly priced at $24.99 are now $19.97 (20% off)
  • All City sets regularly priced at $49.99 are now $39.97 (20% off)
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Marvel Super Heroes sets
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Star Wars sets
  • 20% off on all Friends sets regularly priced over $49.99

Additionally, the following sales are on until September 20:

  • 20% off on regularly priced Jurassic World sets
  • 20% off on regularly priced Creator sets
  • 20% off on regularly priced Ninjago sets

I was half expecting Bricktober promotions to start appearing this week, since rumour has it they are starting now elsewhere in the world. But, no news on that yet…

WALMART
Remember to check your local stores in addition to the list below, as the deals might be different from what is shown online. In some cases, the stores have better deals…

  • Batman Movie: Scarecrow Special Delivery for $20.00 (20% off)
  • Classic: Medium Creative Brick Box for $27.89 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $20.00 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Guido & Luigi’s Pit for $10.00 (22% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Hulkbuster Smash-up for $31.89 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Zombie Cave for $19.86 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Chicken Coop for $19.86 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Iron Golem for $19.86 (20% off)

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

I have received word that Bricktober is happening this year at Toys R Us in Canada. I will wait to post the photos until Toys R Us Canada officially releases them.

October1

Free with Star Wars purchases over $35 at the LEGO® Store from October 1-14.

October2

Free with purchases over $75 at the LEGO® Store from October 15-31.

Review – Modular Modern Home [31068]

My hopes were pretty high when I first heard of this modular series of Creator homes. I guess I imagined a series of buildings with interchangeable parts that were designed similarly to the Expert series of modulars. I have to say, that is not what I got with this first foray into the series. Without going into much detail just yet, I have to say that I am disappointed. But, let’s take a closer look at why.

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Modular Modern Home box art.

SET SUMMARY

NAME: Modular Modern Home
SET #: 31068
THEME: Creator 3-in-1
COST: $49.99 CAD
BRICK COUNT: 386
MINIFIGURES: 2
RELEASE DATE: May 29, 2017

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Modular Modern Home box contents.

SUMMARY REVIEW: 61%

VALUE: 80% ($0.13 per brick is fairly average.)
BUILD:
50% (I am not a fan of the new modular design of this building.)
MINIFIGURES:
74% (Somewhat bland design, but good brick-to-fig ratio.)
ENTERTAINMENT:
 40% (Terrible build-time value, I will re-purpose the parts.)

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Brick-built dog from the Modular Modern Home set.

REVIEW

VALUE: 80%
The Modular Modern Home costs $49.99 in Canada. It also comes with 386 pieces, meaning each brick will cost you $0.13. That is pretty average, and I give this set 4/5 (80%) for value.

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Electric car and charging port from the Modular Modern Home set.

BUILD: 50%
I only built the model depicted on the front of the box, but it is a 3-in1 set. I like the overall, exterior look of the building. That is what drew me to this set to begin with. I was pretty excited about modifying this building for use in my LEGO® city. But, on building it, I was very disappointed with the construction. It is modular, but not all in the sense that I was expecting. There are two basic structural units that are used to build all three possible variations of this 3-in-1 kit. Everything else is built to be popped into place. Imagine those City or Super Heroes sets that have walls that can be popped out of place to simulate explosions or break-ins. All of the walls on this set are like that. Every modular component of this set is very loosely attached to the two main structural units. As I was putting the whole thing together, many of the parts popped out and had to be replaced. This says to me that the Modular Modern Home will not withstand much rough play… unless you are aiming for blowing things up…

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Modular components for the main build of the Modular Modern Home set.

I expected this set to be made of complete structural units, like the floors of the Expert modular buildings. I did not anticipate the two base units into which everything else loosely clips. Personally, I feel like this takes some of the joy out of building. Say, for example, you want to build all three possible models. It cuts corners in building to have these base units. I don’t have any other sets from this modular series, so I don’t know how well each of these sets can be interchanged. But, I don’t think I like this concept.

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Wall components slip into place on the Modular Modern Home. They are a snug enough fit, but are only held in place by studs on the bottom, making them easy to pop out of place.

As I mentioned earlier, I do like the overall look of the building. I also like the little electric car and charging port on the side of the building. The interior of the building is a little empty. You get a chair and couch on the ground floor, and two little beds upstairs. The upstairs is pretty small, so only the beds are up there. The downstairs is pretty empty. Overall, I don’t like the modular aspects of this set, and I find the interior of the main build a little bland. I give this set 5/10 (50%) for its build score.

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Ground floor of the Modular Modern Home set.

MINIFIGURES: 74%
There are two Minifigures included with the Modular Modern Home. You get one adult, and one child. If you have read many of my past reviews, you already know that I don’t like the child Minifigures. I am not a fan of the un-moving legs. The arms are also regular Minifig arms, which look disproportional to the stumpy legs. So, these characters already lose some points there. Neither has any leg printing, nor do they have double sided faces. One comes with hair, the other a hat, and both have front and back printed torsos. The only accessories included in the set are two pairs of scissors. I give these characters 20/30 (67%) for design.

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Front view of the Minifigures included in the Modular Modern Home set.

With two Minifigures and 386 bricks, the Modular Modern Home has a brick-to-Minifigure ratio of 193:1. That is not the best I have ever seen, but I would still rank it as good. In that regard, I give this set 4/5 (80%). Averaging the design and ratio scores gives the Modular Modern Home an overall Minifigure score of 74%.

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Rear view of the Minifigures included in the Modular Modern Home set.

ENTERTAINMENT: 40%
The Modular Modern Home took me 48 minutes to build. At a price tag of $49.99, that means that each minute of build time cost me $1.04. That is a terrible value. I am not entirely sure why this set was priced at $49.99, to be honest. The Sunshine Surfer Van, for example, has almost the same number of parts, but is priced $10.00 cheaper. It is also a more elaborate build, taking longer to complete, and with more detail. While the Sunshine Surfer Van is more of an exception than a rule in terms of price, it just goes to show that there are much nicer sets in this piece range that come at a better value. I give the Modular Modern Home 1/5 (20%) for build-time value.

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Toy helicopter build and trampoline build from the Modular Modern Home set.

As for my enjoyment of the set… I am not really feeling it. I mentioned earlier that I like the exterior look quite a bit. But, the rest of the set leaves a lot to be desired. I will be taking this one apart and re-purposing the parts. On that front, you do get some nice pieces to use in other projects, such as windows and doors. The light blue and white are also colors that I need currently. I may try to develop a more sturdy MOC using the the exterior look of this set in the future though. The Modular Modern Home earns 3/5 (60%) for my enjoyment of it. Averaging this with the build-time value score lands this set a total entertainment rating of 40%.

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Upper floor of the Modular Modern Home set.

OVERALL: 61%

While the cost per brick for the Modular Modern Home is ok, and the exterior design is nice, the rest of this set just doesn’t do anything for me. The interior of the building is pretty bland. The modular construction comes apart too easily, and it feels like a cop out in terms of design to use the same basic structure for all three possible builds. You also don’t get much build time at all for a really high price tag. I was really looking forward to this set, and I really feel let down by it. Maybe I will try to keep the exterior design alive in a custom project some day, but I will certainly do away with the pop-in wall design.

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Cruisin’ in the petit electric car.

I don’t generally read too many other reviews of a set before I review it myself so as not to bias my opinion. But, now that I have seen and built this set, I am curious if anyone else feels the same about this type of modular design as I do. Feel free to constructively comment in the space below.

Until next time,

-Tom

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Top view of the Modular Modern Home.

Minifigure Monday – At the Precipice

At the Precipice
(An original poem from True North Bricks, featuring a LEGO® Minifigure)

At the precipice I stand,
Holding my fate in my hand.
Right here it is safe and sound,
Feet upon familiar ground.
Not quite sure what lies below,
What I would not give to know.
Sometimes you just have to leap,
Though you might not know how deep.
It is time to seize the day,
And trust that it will be okay.

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This poem was written at a major crossroad in my life, symbolized above by my sig-fig contemplating a leap into the water below.

Coloring Page – Islander Woman

Here’s another blast from the past. I have already made one Islanders coloring page, but since it was one of my favorite themes growing up, I thought it was time for another. This time, I have drawn a tribe woman for your coloring pleasure. As I was making this page, I couldn’t help but think how Minifigures have come a long way since the 1990s. The Islanders were pretty detailed for their time, but now they seem pretty simplistic next to, say, a Super Heroes character. While I love my detailed Minifigs, there is something to be said about simplicity and the good old days. But, without further delay, click here to download your free page (it will open in a new window).

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This is a sample of the Islander Woman coloring page, it is not print quality. Use the link above to download a printable PDF.

Canadian LEGO® Deals (Aug. 31, 2018)

This month’s freebie at the LEGO® Store is nothing terribly exciting in my books. But, if you have young daughters, they might get a kick out of it. The October store calendar has not been released yet, but should be sometime this week. Until then, I can’t tell you what next month’s freebies will be. No word yet from Toys R Us Canada either about Bricktober… Otherwise, only Toys R Us has really changed their deals significantly this week.

FREEBIES & PROMOTIONS

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Free with Friends purchases over $25 at the LEGO® Store from September 1-20.

ALL LEGO® DEALS

BEST BUY
The website is advertising 30 sets as being on sale, but none of the savings appear to be over 10%. Hardly anything to write home about, but I suppose it is better than nothing if you are out to buy a particular set this weekend…

CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOK STORES
The website is advertising the following sales online (I am not sure if the actual stores have same deals):

  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $15.00 (39% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Flying Fox for $128.00 (19% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $52.00 (19% off)
  • Star Wars: Rathtar Attack for $80.00 (19% off)
  • Star Wars: Resistance Transport Pod for $24.00 (39% off)

COSTCO
You will require a membership to access the following deals online. The prices are compared to the regular price at the LEGO® Store.

  • Architecture: Statue of Liberty for $99.99 (29% off)
  • Boost Creative Toolbox for $159.99 (20% off)
  • City: Coast Guard Headquarters for $108.79 (27% off)
  • City: Jungle Exploration Site for $114.99 (23% off)
  • City: Cargo Terminal for $74.99 (25% off)
  • City: Passenger Train for $159.99 (20% off)
  • Classic: Large Creative Brick Box for $47.79 (20% off)
  • Friends: Heartlake Hospital for $82.99 (25% off)
  • Friends: Stephanie’s House for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Friends: Friendship House for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Friends: Mia’s Camper Van for $55.99 (20% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Jurassic World: Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate for $129.99 (13% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown for $109.99 (15% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thanos Ultimate Battle for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Mindstorms: EV3 core kit for $319.89 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Mountain Cave for $249.99 (17% off)
  • Ninjago: Temple of Resurrection for $79.99 (11% off)
  • Speed Champions: Ferrari Ultimate Garage for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Heavy Assault Walker for $134.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: BB-8 for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $159.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial TIE Fighter for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Star Destroyer for $132.99 (26% off)
  • Technic: Airport Rescue Vehicle for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Technic: Ocean Explorer for $109.99 (26% off)
  • Technic: Bucket Wheel Excavator for $239.99 (27% off)
  • Technic: Hovercraft for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Technic: Rally Car for $109.99 (21% off)
  • Technic: Mack Anthem Truck and Trailer for $189.99 (17% off)
  • Technic: Air Race Jet for $132.99 (30% off)
  • Technic: RC Tracked Racer for $99.99 (23% off)
  • Technic: Extreme Adventure for $169.99 (29% off)
  • Technic: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure for $69.99 (7% off)
  • Technic: Forest Machine for $139.99 (22% off)
  • Technic: 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck for $259.99 (30% off)

HUDSON’S BAY

  • Batman Movie: Bane Toxic Truck Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Batwing for $87.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Riddle Racer for $31.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker Balloon Escape for $13.59 (20% off)
  • Creator: Modular Poolside Holiday for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Creator: Family Villa for $76.49 (15% off)
  • DC Super Heroes: Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • DC Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: Azari and the Goblin Forest Escape for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Elves: Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: The Goblin King’s Evil Dragon for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Disney – Anna & Elsa’s Frozen Playground for $25.49 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Mater Junkyard for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Juniors: Demolition Site for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes : Captain America Jet Pursuit for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Water Strider for $42.49 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Master Falls for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Manta Ray Bomber for $33.99 (15% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: City Chase for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: The Arrowhead for $93.49 (15% off)
  • Star Wars: Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle for $95.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Rebel U-Wing Fighter for $79.99 (20% off)

THE LEGO® STORE
Any Friends theme purchases over $25 will earn you free friendship rings. You can also get double VIP points all month on the Friends Friendship Box (41346) and Big Race Day (41352) sets.

  • BrickHeadz: Lloyd for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Master Wu for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Aquaman for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Cyborg for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Captain Phasma for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Kylo Ren for $10.39
  • BrickHeadz: Rey for $10.39
  • City: Prison Island Accessory Pack for $14.39
  • DC Super Heroes: Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack for $51.99
  • Friends: Mini-Dolls Campsite for $8.99 (50% off)
  • Nexo Knights: Stone Monsters Accessory Set for $12.79
  • Nexo Knights: Accessory Set for $12.79
  • What Am I? – Game for $31.99

TOYS R US
The following sales are on this week online and in stores:

  • All City sets regularly priced at $24.99 are now $19.97 (20% off)
  • All City sets regularly priced at $49.99 are now $39.97 (20% off)
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Marvel Super Heroes sets
  • 20% off on all regularly priced Star Wars sets
  • 20% off on all Friends sets regularly priced over $49.99

WALMART
Remember to check your local stores in addition to the list below, as the deals might be different from what is shown online. In some cases, the stores have better deals…

  • Architecture: Buckingham Palace for $52.40 (25% off)
  • Batman Movie: Scarecrow Special Delivery for $20.00 (20% off)
  • City: Coast Guard Headquarters for $108.86 (9% off)
  • Classic: Medium Creative Brick Box for $27.89 (20% off)
  • Disney Princess: Moana’s Ocean Voyage for $39.89 (20% off)
  • Disney Princess: Ariel and the Magical Spell for $31.89 (20% off)
  • Elves: Azari and the Goblin Forest Escape for $18.65 (25% off)
  • Elves: Goblin King’s Evil Dragon for $29.90 (25% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $20.00 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Guido & Luigi’s Pit for $10.00 (22% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thor’s Weapon Quest for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Hulkbuster Smash-up for $31.89 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Zombie Cave for $19.86 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Chicken Coop for $19.86 (20% off)
  • Minecraft: The Iron Golem for $19.86 (20% off)

UPCOMING FREEBIES

Nothing to report yet…

Top 10 Biggest LEGO® Sets – Summer 2018

It’s that time again… the LEGO® Group has outdone themselves once more. With the release of set 71043, the list of the top 10 biggest LEGO® sets has changed. Hogwarts Castle is now the second biggest set ever produced, and it has knocked the Death Star out of the rankings. Hogwarts became available to VIP card holders in August 2018, and will be on sale to general public on September 1. Here is the current list of the top 10 biggest LEGO® sets:

10. The Disney Castle (71040)

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Official product image for The Disney Castle (71040) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,080
Price: $399.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.10
Minifigures: 5
Released: October 6, 2016
Availability: This set is still commercially available

09. Roller Coaster (10261)

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Official product image for the Roller Coaster (10261) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,124
Price: $479.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.12
Minifigures: 11
Released: May 17, 2018
Availability: This set is still commercially available

08. Big Ben (10253)

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Official product image for Big Ben (10253) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,162
Price: $299.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.07
Minifigures: 0
Released: July 2, 2016
Availability: This set is still commercially available

07. Tower Bridge (10214)

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Official product image for Tower Bridge (10214) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,295
Price: $299.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.07
Minifigures: 0
Released: October 3, 2010
Availability: This set is still commercially available

06. Ghostbusters Firehouse (75827)

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Official product image for Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,634
Price: $399.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.09
Minifigures: 9 + 3 Ghosts
Released: January 2, 2016
Availability: This set is still commercially available
Click here for my review

05. Ninjago City (70620)

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Official product image for Ninjago City (70620) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 4,867
Price: $349.99 CDN
Cost/Brick: $0.07
Minifigures: 16
Released: August 16, 2017
Availability: This set is still commercially available
Click here for my review

04. Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (10179)

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Official product image for the Millennium Falcon (10179) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 5,197
Price: $499.99 US
Cost/Brick: $0.10
Minifigures: 5
Released: October 24, 2007
Availability: This set was retired in 2010

03. Taj Mahal (10256)

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Official product image for the Taj Mahal (10189) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 5,923
Price: $449.99 CAD
Cost/Brick: $0.08
Minifigures: 0
Released: September 24, 2010 (as set 10189)
Re-released: December 2, 2017
Availability: The original set was retired in 2011, but the re-release is still commercially available

02. Hogwarts Castle (71043)

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Official product image for Hogwarts Castle (71043) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 6,020
Price: $499.99 CAD
Cost/Brick: $0.08
Minifigures: 4
Released: September 1, 2018 (August 15, 2018 for VIPs)
Availability: This set is still commercially available

01. Millennium Falcon (75192)

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Official product image for The Millennium Falcon (75192) from shop.LEGO.com

Brick Count: 7,541
Price: $899.99 CAD
Cost/Brick: $0.12
Minifigures: 7 + 1 droid
Released: September 14, 2017
Availability: This set is still commercially available