Life-size LEGO cups

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This is Laura and me toasting in the LEGO store at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. We’re crazy about those cups!
They too are available in a Friends colour, but I’m not too fond of that version.

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The blue one on the other hand reminds me so much of my early childhood fun times with LEGO.
There’s just one little downside to the cups; holding that handle is quite awkward. The plastic cuts into your hand and it definitely does not fit into a human hand as well as it does into a LEGO figure hand.

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But who cares really? They look great!
Cheers!

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Friends figs for sale

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Oh, what to do with all those Friends figs I’ve slowly accumulated? Though I’m not a fan of the theme, sometimes I like a set and buy it anyway. I just don’t want the figs. What would you do with them then?

LEGO Swamp Police starter set 60066

I generally like the City theme, but I don’t think there’s enough change in the police sub theme. Each year a new police station, a helicopter and some different cars. Not that interesting to me. The forest police, however, was quite nice and a great variation with its bears and wooden buildings. Now the quite parallel swamp police is here. And I’m sceptical. Probably because it seems like a lot of work to add a whole swamp to my city.
For Christmas, I got the starter set 60066. And I must admit that it is fun and really good value for money: four minifigures, three animals (one of them a crocodile!), two means of transportation and a

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All in all a nice little set. And I might just go ahead and buy more from the swamp theme. What do you think?

Summer in the city – LEGO love

Spring has finally defeated winter in Denmark and the sun has been shining all weekend. Since I am not so fortunate that I have a balcony, my broad window sills and open windows have to make do:

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Last week I found the LOTR set ‘Elrond’s Council’ at half price in a supermarket and bought one for me and one for Laura. So that’s what I built in my sun fun moment yesterday.

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I think the set is brilliant and great value for money. It’s a central scene with central characters; there are nice elvish details; great bricks for MOCs, you get three (3!) rings (one of which will immediately go on display in my museum MOD) and the ominous presence of Sauron’s all-seeing eye makes the set come alive!

Mashable loves the new LEGO Simpsons minifigures!

With a Ned Flanders word, Mashable once again declare their love for the LEGO Simpsons theme: Diddly-delightful. This time it’s about the 16 collectable minifigures. They have previously praised the Simpsons house set here, here and here.
And I quite agree with them! You really do get all the iconic characters from the cartoon: Itchy and Scratchy, Krusty the Clown, Mr Burns, Milhouse, Ralph Wiggum, Nelson, Apu, grandpa Simpson, chief Wiggum and then the six minifigures from the house set.
I would also have liked Moe, Edna Krabappel, Smithers, groundskeeper Willie and Otto the hippie busdriver, but they had to draw the line somewhere…
Here’s the picture from Mashable:

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