Category Archives: Exclusives

Designing the Brick Moulding Machine

Designing the Brick Moulding Machine

Recently, True North Bricks took part in the official unveiling of the LEGO® House exclusive Brick Moulding Machine set. Via video conference direct to Billund, Denmark, we met Gitte Cort (Marketing Manager at the LEGO® House), Stuart Harris (Master Builder at the LEGO® House), and Markus Rollbühler (Set Designer at the LEGO® Group). Over the course of about a half

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Charles Dickens Tribute (40410) Review

Every year the LEGO® Group celebrates Brick (Black) Friday with a seasonal gift-with-purchase to kick off the holiday season. For the last few years, VIPs received early access to the freebie during the double VIP points weekend preceding Black Friday. Thankfully, this year is no different. While the public gains access to the new Charles Dickens Tribute (40410) on November

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Chinese New Year 2021 Sets

2021 is looming ever closer. As it nears, we are also beginning to get wind of the first LEGO® sets coming our way. Earlier today, the LEGO® Group announced the Chinese New Year 2021 sets. Additionally, we get a sneak peak at one of six new Monkie Kid sets. 2021 marks the third consecutive year for Chinese Festival sets. Last

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Hot Rod (40409) Review

The first week of June 2020 was one of those amazing weeks where two freebies overlap at the LEGO® Store. I spent the better part of the morning on June 1 shopping online. I filled my cart with a bunch of odds and ends needed for upcoming projects. In the end, I reached the $85 limit needed to get the

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Temple Fair (80105) Review

The LEGO® Group announced two Chinese Festival sets for global release back in November 2019. After months on backorder, I finally got my hands on these sets. Last week, I reviewed Lion Dance (80104). This week, we examine Temple Fair (80105). NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for review. However, the provision of sets does not guarantee a favorable

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Review: Bean There, Donut That

Back in 2018, Target stores in the United States started selling an exclusive little coffee stand set called Bean There, Donut That. I liked the look of this set from the get-go, however there are no Target stores in Canada. Recently, I went to Atlanta for work-related reasons, and ended up scoping out the LEGO® scene (click here to read

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