Archive for : September, 2016

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75146

It is now an annual Christmas tradition that we have new Lego Advent Calendars every year. There are now Lego Friends calendars, Lego City and of course the very popular Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar.

The 2016 version of the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar features 24 (as you’d expect – one for every day of December until Christmas Day) Lego Star Wars gifts.
Every day when you open up a window on the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar you’ll find a fun Star Wars gift! There are characters, vehicles, starships and much more to discover!

The nice thing with it is that when you’ve collected all 24 gifts you can unfold the play mat and then create your own battles on Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and in the reaches of intergalactic space.

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar Contents

The calendar includes 8 mini-figures plus a Battle Droid:

  • Bespin Cloud City guard
  • Death Star trooper
  • Snowtrooper
  • Rebel Hoth trooper
  • Battle Droid
  • Silver C3PO
  • Classic stormtrooper
  • Luke Skywalker in black jedi outfit
  • GNK (Gonk) Droid

This year there are a few specific Christmas related Lego figures; Chewbacca in white with a fairy light (green and red) type bandolier and a white snowman driod, a sleigh and a silver C3PO.

The vehicles include Slave I, a TIE Interceptor, AAT, T-16 Skyhopper, Sleigh, Republic Cruiser, Droid Gunship, Jedi Interceptor, Skiff and an Imperial Landing Craft.

lego star wars advent calendar contents

Packaging Dimensions (in centimetres): 26.0 x 7.2 x 38.4

Where can I buy a Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar?

The Lego Star Wars Calendar is available to buy online from these stores:

All are direct links to the page.

Amazon UK – direct link to page
John Lewisdirect link to page
The Toy Shopdirect link to page
Argosdirect link to page
The Official Lego Store UK – direct link to page
Toysrus – direct link to page

and finally if they are all sold out everywhere else have a look on eBay

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Order your Hatchimal Egg Toy

Hatchimals

What are these hatchimals that have just hit the shops and are already difficult to get hold of? Details are limited, but we know they are produced by SpinMaster and retail for £59.99.

Hatchimals are interactive magical creatures inside eggs! Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Care for them, and with your love, they will hatch themselves with your help.

What do we know about Hatchimals?

Included in your Hatchimals box is 1 Hatchimals, 1 Instruction Sheet. Hatchimals are articulated, so move they are made from plastic and fabric. Dimensions are 10 inches by 5.75 inches. They weigh 1.76 pounds. Hatchimals are for 5 years and up and finally 2x AA batteries are included, although some websites say they are not included – but surely they must be to get the egg to hatch and the electronic eyes of your hatchimal to light up when in the egg.

There are 2 types of Hatchimal – a Penguala and Draggle egg. The Penguala egg is in 2 colours, teal and pink and the Draggle comes in purple and green colours.

Hatchimals maker revealed that Hatchimals integrates advanced technology in ‘new and unexpected ways to bridge multiple play patterns’.

Buy a Hatchimal

Hatchimals are officially launched on October 17th, but they can be pre-ordered.

Pre-Order a Hatchimal today from The Entertainer at their Toy Shop online store.

Pre-Order a Hatchimal today from Argos

Other places to look for Hatchimal stock includes John Lewis , Hamleys and eBay

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Star Wars Rogue One Lego Sets

Star Wars Rogue One Lego

This Christmas 2016 sees the release of the new Star Wars Rogue One movie. Lego have now released the Star Wars Rogue One Lego sets. There are 5 traditional sets of iconic vehicles from Rogue One.

Lego have also released some Rogue One buildable large figures. There are the Imperial Death Trooper 75120,  Jyn Erso 75119 and K2SO the death trooper 75121. There is also a new Star Wars Rebels Combat Frigate 75158 but less about Rebels, let’s move onto the Rogue One Lego sets.

Lego Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle (75156)

This is the main imperial vehicle in an all-black colour with huge folding wings, opening armour panels, space for up to 5 minifigures, ramp, spring loaded shooters and 5 minifigres and a K2-SO droid.

You get the Orson Krennic lego minifigure, Pao, Bodhi Rook and 2 Imperial Death Troopers and a droid. This set has 863 pieces and was designed for builders aged 9-14 years old. Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle measures over 17” (45cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide in flying mode.

Buy the Lego Kernnic Imperial Shuttle from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Rogue One Imperial Shuttle at the Lego Store UK

Lego Krennic Imperial Shuttle 75156

Lego Rebel U-Wing Fighter (75155)

We’ve had the X Wing, Y Wing, A Wing, B Wing well now we have the U Wing! This set is the main rebels vehicle from Rogue One. The Lego U Wing has 4 big engines, an opening minifigure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, rear storage hold and huge wings that sweep back to create an even bigger model.

You get 5 minifigures in the U Wing set, a U-wing Pilot, Bistan, Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and a Rebel Trooper. This set has 659 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The U Wing measures over 3” (10cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide with wings closed, and over 14” (38cm) long and 25” (64cm) wide with wings open.

Buy the Lego U Wing from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Rebel U Wing at the Lego Store UK

Lego U Wing 75155

Lego TIE Striker (75154)

This is a new Tie fighter shape with still the central cockpit area, but with slanted large black faced wings. The Lego Tie Striker has large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front.

There are 4 Lego minifigures with the TIE Striker. You get a TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit.

This set has 543 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The TIE Striker measures over 2” (6cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide.

Buy the Lego Tie Striker from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Tie Striker at the Lego Store UK

Lego Tie Striker 75154

Lego AT-ST Walker (75153)

Now for my favourite set. Now the AT-ST has been out several times before, but it’s good to see it back. This is the one set I want to get.

The new Lego AT-ST features posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front.

The classic AT-ST is still featured in the Rogue One movie and so this set includes 3 mini figures: an AT-ST Driver, Baze Malbus with his heavy blaster and a Rebel Trooper.

This set has 449 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The Lego AT-ST measures over 9” (24cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

Buy the Lego AT-ST Walker from John Lewis

Buy the Lego AT-ST Walker at the Lego Store UK

Lego AT ST 75153

Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152)

This is the Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank which was spotted in the Rogue One trailers. It’s a mainly grey affair with some orange at the back.

The Imperial Assault Hovertank has a rotating and elevating turret gun with dual spring-loaded shooters, elevating side guns, opening two-minifigure cockpit, storage container and ‘hover-look’ transparent wheels.

The Assault Hovertank includes 3 minifigures: Chirrut Îmwe with his fabric cloak and 2 Imperial Hovertank Pilots.

This set has 385 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank measures over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

Buy the Lego Imperial Hovertank from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank at the Lego Store UK

Lego Imperial Hovertank 75152

All the New Star Wars Rogue One Lego is available from The Lego Shop UK, Hamleys , John Lewis , The Toy Shop , Argos and eBay

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