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The LEGO Group launches a new educational “fun-fact” series on its newly created STEM YouTube Kids channel, LEGO Discover.

How far is it to the moon? What are rainbows? Which was the first animal to go into space?

Those are exactly the questions the new “Explained with LEGO Bricks” series is aiming to answer with both educational facts through live-action, but also humorous LEGO stop motion sections and cut-scenes.

The show’s purpose is to use the fun of the LEGO Bricks to draw kids in a topic they would be naturally curious about, and prompt them to know more. All episodes will aim to do this with various topics about science, nature and technology as part of the larger effort to get more kids interested into STEM related topics.

Early October, the LEGO Group launched a dedicated YouTube Kids channel for everything STEM related: LEGO Discover. This channel aim is to teach kids modern skills in a fun way thanks to the LEGO product and bricks and make the overall LEGO STEAM programs and initiatives accessible to a younger audience. The channel community has already grown to over 10,000 subscribers.

youtube.com/LEGOdiscover

LEGO online store expands to 5 new countries

The Official LEGO Shop has had exciting news this summer, as its expanding into 5 new countries, including Slovakia, Greece, Latvia, Estonia and Slovenia.

This expansion marks 29 countries globally – where shoppers can enjoy the full LEGO Shop experience, including access to the full assortment, exclusive products and promotions each month, extended line items and other unique services like Pick-A-Brick.

To commemorate this milestone, LEGO Shop is running a promotion in before mentioned countries* with an opportunity to “Win a one-of-a-kind buildable flag”. This extremely limited and rare set is not available for purchase anywhere. To enter simply make a purchase in one of  newly opened shops versions and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win. Hurry – this special promotion ends September 23rd. Visit one of the linksbelow now to learn more!

The URLs for the campaigns are:

Slovakia https://shop.lego.com/en-SK/lego-shop-slovakia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-955

Greece https://shop.lego.com/en-GR/lego-shop-greece-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-953

Latvia https://shop.lego.com/en-LV/lego-shop-latvia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-954

Estonia https://shop.lego.com/en-EE/lego-shop-estonia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-952

Slovenia https://shop.lego.com/en-SI/lego-shop-slovenia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-956

*you need to be resident of that country to be eligible.

Turkish Airlines have the best safety guide video!

This safety video for Turkish Airlines is AWESOME! Starring Emmet, Wyldstyle and Batman himself! It’s full of humour and advertises Lego Movie 2 too! Fasten your seat belts and enjoy!

LEGO House

LEGO House will open officially on 28th of september, but Sariel was able to take a sneak peek already.  Lego House is home of a brick and you can find there all things connected with LEGO past, present and future. There is even a section showcasing MOCs built from fans from all over the world.  I’m proud to have my models there too (although not all of them are there yet), and my Zbudujmy’to colleague Jarek Książczyk better known as Jerac has his models displayed there too.

I will be there setting up the rest of my mocs there and then visit it on AFOL opening on 22nd. I will make my own video when i get back from the trip.

 

How do they design LEGO Star Wars

David from Solid  Brix Studios  shared recorded presentation by  Rob Johnson (senior art director  at LEGO Starwars) that was a part of Star Wars Celebration 2017.  It  explains how  LEGO sets are designed, not only Star Wars, but those are used as an example.

There is not much new stuff for seasoned AFOLs, but  for less hardcore  fans it can be great  mine of information about their favorite toy.

First LEGO Store opens in Poland

6.08.2016 First LEGO Store opened in Poland. Store is located in the middle of one of Warsaw’s shopping mall – Galeria-Mokotów.  Opening the shop was celebrated by a huge event where kids, as well as adults are building enormous 3d map of Poland. The event was organized by LEGO Poland with cooperation with polish AFOLs, and the map was designed by Zbudujmy.to’s member – SZWW.

After opening there was huge queue, which was a few hours of waiting long. What draw so many people was probably rare opportunity to get 40145 exclusive that you can only aquire during LEGO Store openings. To get it you had to spent 600 pln (about 150 euro), but if you just bought anything you could spin a wheel of fortune and win some goodies.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

Prices in the shop are exactly the same as in catalogue, or shop.lego.com, however because the shop is not owned by Lego Brick Retail, but is frenchised, we do not have VIP program here as of now. There is a pick-a-brick wall, where small cup cost 50pln (about 12 euro), and big one 90pln (about 22 euro). This is more than in the western Europe, but it really depends of the currency exchange rates. I do not know if that will be common practice, but during opening there were no problems with packing the cups really tight. We also heard that store menager is open to suggestions for new parts.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

There is also make a minifig stand. 3 minifigs cost 45pln (11 euro), pretty steppy, especially considering that the element selection was not very broad.

The staff is very nice and professional and despite huge amount of customers bothering them all the time they kept smiling and level of service was at the same high standards as in the western LBR stores.

There was wide assortment of lego sets, including exclusives and lego ideas sets, but due huge demands those were cleared from the shelves pretty early. Looking through sales perspective, opening was real success.

Opening of the shop has also made a lot of people around here really happy. Having brick wall around is something we have been waiting for. And if there was first Lego Shop open around, that means there will be more 🙂

Building map of Poland

Next to the shop there is an event spanning for 4 weekends of August, where public takes part in building 3d map of Poland. After the map will be built, it will be populated by brick creations.

The event was designed by Zbudujmy.to’s SZWW, and entire LUG was involved in making models of key landmarks of Poland so the map would not start totally empty. I will present those landmarks with more detail in another article.

Except building the map kids could just build with thousands LEGO bricks, and there was also area for smaller kids to play with Duplo

Except those attractions there were also models from Stefa Dorosłych Fanów LEGO (adult LEGO fans zone) including my Palace of Culture and Science. It was really nice to look at people getting amazed by the build. Surprisingly what was getting the most attention were the microscale cars parked around the building.

There were 2 other models presented, Warsaw’s King’s Castle by Nexus7 and Biskupin by BHs. Gdansk’s Port Crane got broken during transport and it was not rebuilt on time. There is a chance it will be rebuilt soon and will join the event next week.

We will be watching the building process of the map and will post another article with more details and photos, once the map will get finished, so stay tuned, and better yet subscribe!

 

Certified LEGO Store opens in POLAND

Certified LEGO Store in POLAND

If you walk in Galeria Mokotów shopping center in Warsaw, Poland you can stumble upon a view depicted in a photo above. Yes! Certified LEGO Store opens in Poland soon.

Fans are already getting excited, especially about Pick a Brick wall, but judging form experiences form other countries deals and level of service can vary greatly from what people are used to in genuine Lego Brand Retail stores. How will it look here? We don’t know yet, but we are full of hopes and will definitely write an report form opening, so stay tuned and subscribe.

Whereabouts:

Galeria Mokotów
ul. Wołoska 12
02-675 Warszawa/ Polska

Photo by Piotr Machalski aka Stelario