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Toybarnhaus Redhill Raffle Winner

Toybarnhaus in Redhill celebrated its first birthday in its current shop on 17 June with a raffle for its customers. The prize was a shop display box of Lego's Nexo Knights. Alexander spent some minutes staring at it before we went into the shop.   Me and the kids collecting our raffle prize from Toybarnhaus Redhill (photo: Tracy Kemp) As I often do on a Saturday morning, I went in with Alexander to look at the Lego. We were enticed by the special birthday offers to buy some Lego with Alexander's saved pocket money. Lucy also got some, and we got a raffle ticket. I put it in my wallet and thought no more of it. It was quite a surprise to find out that we'd won the raffle! We picked up the display box yesterday. It's a huge box…
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Review – The Lego Movie

I went to see the Lego Movie this morning with my eight year old son. We both laughed out loud at it. A lot! It was seriously funny for most of the movie, some of it was slapstick and some of it was pretty geeky side jokes. Either way we had a whole lot of fun watching it. As the theme song goes, 'Everything is Totally Awesome!' The premise of the movie is a pastiche on the ancient prophecy tale where a hapless youth discovers he is the chosen one a little earlier than he's ready to deal with it. A mentor sees him through it and good triumphs over evil in the end. In the case of the Lego movie this sees a standard construction worker (Emmett) become the master builder who will save the Lego universe from the…
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Book Review – The Unofficial Lego Technic Builders Guide by Pawel Sariel Kmiec

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide by Pawel Sariel Kmiec My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this for my son to go with his Christmas presents of Lego Wedo and a couple of Lego Technic sets. It is a totally amazing book, with really clear and easy to follow explanations of the engineering concepts along with fully illustrated step by step building diagrams in the style of the official lego sets. As well as explaining the technology in a way that I could see you using to pass an A Level in it, there is also a heavy focus on how to build lego models of all sorts of things. There is a section towards the back of the book about how to design your own models from blueprints and scale drawing. On top of that there are…
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