Here Are All the Lego Star Wars Sets Arriving on 1st August

New seasons often mean new releases over at the Lego Company, and while the other brands seem to have most of their summer releases already, we've had to wait a bit for Star Wars to show us what's coming. We've seen some of them already, but here's everything arriving in a Galaxy Far Far Away on 1st August. Read More >>

Lego’s Super Mario is Perfect if You Suck at the Video Games

Approximately 40,000 years ago, back in March when time still had meaning, Lego and Nintendo made nerds weep with joy when the companies announced their first collaboration: a high-tech Super Mario that lets you build real-life video game levels for out of Lego bricks. A real-life Mario Maker, if you will. Since then, the companies have announced expansion sets and costume upgrades, which only underscores the breadth of this Lego-Nintendo undertaking. Now, having built and played the starter course and three expansion sets, I can finally say there is a Super Mario level that I can actually beat. Read More >>

Lego Just Announced the Full Range of Super Mario Sets

We've already heard a fair bit about Lego's Super Mario range of sets, so I was rather surprised to hear that we hadn't seen them all. Things change, though, with Lego revealing a huge range of sets that are due to go on sale on 1st August. Read More >>

Classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse are Joining Lego’s Range of Buildable Figures

You'd be hard-pressed to find a character as classic and long-lived as Mickey Mouse. To the point where Disney has lobbied in favour of extending copyright and try to keep hold of the earliest Mickey movies a bit longer. So it makes sense Lego would design and release Mickey and his long-term partner Minnie as larger-scale buildable sets. Read More >>

Holy Swarovski, Batman!

If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This £350 crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is definitely not a toy. Read More >>

Lego VIPs Are in for a Treat With the Chance to Snap up Some Previously Released Freebies

Lego fans can get excited about adding these sets to their collection - or not; I have no idea what is and isn't a coup in the world of stabby, plastic toys that have the potential to topple a fully grown man when stepped on. Read More >>

Do You Remember the Time Sega Made a Micro-Sized Self-Playing Grand Piano Too?

Yesterday, Sega revealed its Game Gear Micro throwback console and if you think putting just four retro games inside a tiny handheld with an even tinier screen was strange, the company has some even weirder gadgets in its back catalogue, including a meticulously detailed miniature grand piano that plays all by itself. Read More >>

John Lewis Has Knocked £100 off the Giant Lego Star Destroyer Again

Back in April John Lewis grabbed our attention by knocking £100 off the Lego Star Destroyer, an enormous Lego set that normally costs £650. It was only released last year, which made such a generous discount so noteworthy - especially Black Friday isn't happening for another five months. The deal sold out rather quickly, but if you missed it that time round you're in luck - that discount is back, and at the time of writing the set is still in stock. Read More >>

Lego’s Super Mario Is Getting a Bunch of Costume Upgrades Including a Cat Suit

Lego and Nintendo have been slowly trickling out sneak peeks of their upcoming playsets, including expansion packs and an ever-growing collection of buildable levels. Today Nintendo also revealed that Mario himself can also be upgraded through four different Power-Up Packs giving the hero new costumes and new abilities. Read More >>

Playmobil Made the Best Back to the Future Toys You Can Buy

Despite what Star Wars and George Lucas taught the industry about how to properly market a summer blockbuster, when Back to the Future hit cinemas in 1985, there was a dismal amount of movie merchandise in stores. But 35 years later, an avalanche of BttF collectibles is en route, including some new sets from Playmobil that include a surprising level of detail for toys designed for six-year-olds. Read More >>

Lego’s New 3,281 Piece Haunted House Arrives on 20th May

For the past few years Lego has slowly been adding fairground sets to its range, so that the most Lego-hungry types can build a full-scale one for themselves. From the now-retired Carousel and Ferris Wheel, all the way to the super-expensive roller coaster from a couple of years ago, Lego seems to be going all in. Read More >>

Aldi is Auctioning off Kevin the Carrot Toys on eBay Tonight to Support the NHS

Get yourself a bottle of wine and stretch that clicking finger - you're going to need it when Aldi kicks off the auction for a limited number of Kevin the Carrot toys on eBay at 8pm. Read More >>

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home

Being stuck at home sucks. One of the best things you can do – besides absolutely staying at home – is to make some updates to said home. How do you do that? There are lots of ways. For example, you could clean things; your windows, floors, kitchen, surely those things could use a once over. Of course, that’s not very fun. So we came up with a few activities you can do that are useful, rewarding, and enjoyable that might make staying at home at least a little easier. Read More >>

Lego Technic Top Gear Rally Car: A Nifty But Expensive RC

In December, Lego released the first Top Gear tie-in Lego set: a Technic app-controlled rally car. It's not exactly an iconic piece of Top Gear's history; it's a generic rally car emblazoned with Top Gear and 'Stig' branding. It's not a car that's been featured in the series, if that's important. But it is a pretty nice-looking car that packs in plenty of detail. Better yet, it has two motors powering it, meaning you can send it drifting around the legs of your dining room table. Well, almost. Read More >>

McDonald’s Will Stop Putting Plastic Toys in Happy Meals Next Year

A few months after celebrating the Happy Meal’s 40th anniversary by resurrecting some of its most popular toys, McDonald’s has announced that it will be eliminating plastic toys altogether in the the UK and Ireland. Read More >>