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BrickLive Birmingham 2016 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/TT Games Press Release

BrickLive Birmingham 2016 is happening this week across the pond and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games will be on hand to show off some of their LEGO game franchises. They have sent over a press release for some of the game franchises that will be at the convention.

WARNER BROS/TT GAMES AT BRICKLIVE!
NEC BIRMINGHAM, 27-30 OCTOBER 2016

LEGO STAR WARS
The No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise triumphantly returns with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. The game will also feature brand new story content from the Star Wars Universe that explores the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Get hands on with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens at BRICK Show, on one of sixteen kiosks with PlayStation 4.

Also, don’t miss the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Videogame Exhibition, available to view in the UK for the very first time, the exhibition features exclusive artwork and gameplay scene recreations from the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Videogame!


LEGO DIMENSIONS
With more characters joining in on the fun, get ready for the wildest mash-ups this side of the Multiverse. Play through full-movie experiences of the year’s biggest blockbusters with immersive 6-level Story Packs, and prepare for battle in all-new Adventure World Battle Arenas where you can challenge friends in 4-player competitive split-screen. So grab your favourite characters and make room for the new ones to continue the LEGO® Dimensions™ adventure. You are going to need a bigger imagination!

Get hands on with all new LEGO Dimensions Accessory Packs at BRICK Show, on one of sixteen kiosks with PlayStation 4! You will be able to play all new multiplayer Battle Arenas, as well as levels from the new Ghostbusters Movie and from Mission Impossible. Playable characters will include Harry Potter, Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible, Abby Yates from Ghostbusters, Lord Voldemort, Finn and Jake from Adventure Time, Gizmo and Stripe from Gremlins, and many more!

You will also have the opportunity to add the exclusive character Green Arrow to your roster, with a fun LEGO Dimensions Character Card collection taking place throughout BRICK Show, whereby if you collect all 20 Characters, you can claim your Green Arrow minifigure. Make sure you check either the LEGO Dimensions stand, or your Show Guide for full details, and we look forward to seeing you at the show!


LEGO WORLDS
EXPLORE. DISCOVER. CREATE. LEGO® Worlds is a galaxy of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Explore each World and unlock new discoveries: from cowboys and giraffes to vampires and polar bears, to steamrollers, race cars, and colossal digging machines! Use the multi-tool to shape environments and alter any World to your liking: raise the terrain to create vast mountain ranges, or enter the Brick-by-Brick editor to build anything you can imagine. Save your creations to build with them again. LEGO Worlds enables you to populate your Worlds with many weird and wonderful characters, creatures, models, and driveable vehicles, and then play out your own unique adventures. Probably not worth upsetting the Skeletons though…


LEGO SCOOBY-DOO
To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the all new LEGO Original Movie ‘LEGO Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood’ we are excited to reveal that there will be two special events held at the BRICK Show this October. We will be encouraging fans to get involved in a Spooktacular Scooby Scavenger Hunt where visitors to the show have the chance to meet the Scooby-Doo! and Shaggy costume characters, alongside helping Scoobs and the gang solve another mystery by finding all the Hollywood Stars, scattered around the show. By taking part in the hunt fans could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. Alongside this, there will be a special, exclusive screening of the new movie ‘LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood’ held at the show, where LEGO Scooby himself will also be on hand for selfies!


STAGE PRESENTATIONS
LEGO Worlds 1pm daily. In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, join Chris Rose and Loz Doyle from TT Games as they Explore, Discover and Create within LEGO Worlds.

LEGO Dimensions 2pm daily. Join Mark Warburton from TT Games who will be showing you some of the amazing new features, characters and gameplay that are arriving in LEGO Dimensions this Autumn.

BRICKLIVE will be held from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October. General admission tickets are £20 or upgrade to a Premium ticket for £35. For more information as well as booking details, visit www.bricklive.co.uk

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Bricks on the Dollar LEGO MOC Giveaway

It’s been kind of slow today but Clutch over at Bricks on the Dollar has let us know that they’re doing another :EGO giveaway. This time, the giveaway is a custom Toy Shop build by Click and Snap Bricks. If anything, you get some free parts to use later. To enter, just sign up, just enter your email in the entry form. As far as I know, BotD doesn’t really spam out emails so that’s good. The contest ends at the end of October.

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Creations for Charity 2016 Sale Begins Today

The 8th annual Creations for Charity has officially kicked off for the 2016 LEGO fundraiser. If you’re not familiar with Creations for Charity, it was founded by Nannan Zhang who’s been part of the LEGO community for a long time and the charity raises money to purchase LEGO sets for underprivileged children during the holiday season. As mentioned before, this is the 8th year that it has been going and every year, they’ve donated more and more sets to kids throughout the world.

The online store is now open over on BrickLink and you can either buy a custom build from LEGO builders in the community or donate your own build for the cause. One of the more notable builds this year is from Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin) who has provided instructions to build his Johnny Five which failed to pass the First 2016 LEGO Review Stage. For only $5, Matt will provide the instructions in PDF format as well as a parts list for both BrickLink and Rebrickable.

If you want to donate your builds, you have until November 15 at the link above.

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Cool LEGO Shopping Bag Concept

Here’s something fun to look at heading into the weekend. A few readers have forwarded me this post by Junho Lee and Hyun Chul Choi at the New York School of Visual Arts of a what they’ve called a LEGO Hand Bag. The bag features a standard shopping bag but there’s also a minifigure hand at the top to make it seem like it’s the person has a minifig hand. It’s a pretty neat concept that I would like to see implemented at LEGO Stores some day.

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Help Beyond the Brick Get to BrickLive Birmingham

Our friends over at Beyond the Brick, who have just hit 100,000 subscribers, who are known for filming various LEGO conventions across the US and interviewing members of the LEGO community.

For one of their future projects, they’re looking to expand their coverage and attend BrickLive Birmingham in the UK at the end of October. They’re currently running a KickStarter to fund their trip overseas to film one of the largest LEGO conventions on the other side of the Atlantic.

For some of the KickStarter rewards, they’ve enlisted some builders in the community to create LEGO builds as part of the reward for certain pledge levels such as John Matz, Chris McVeigh, and Tyler Clites, just to name a few. This will be on top of the DVD you’ll be receiving of the show which won’t be posted to their YouTube channel.

They have about 24 left on the KickStarter as of this writing and they’ve already gathered a quarter of the goal so they’re off to a great start. Let’s keep it up and get Beyond the Brick to the UK.

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Lepin Moves from LEGO Sets to LEGO Fan Designs

The past day or so, I’ve gotten a lot of emails regarding this piece of “news.” I saw some images on Facebook yesterday morning about it but brushed it off because I didn’t want to advertise it. A lot of people who saw the same images are outraged that this is going on and wanted me to write about it and maybe LEGO can see what’s happening.

If you didn’t read about it a few weeks ago, LEGO filed a civil action against LEGO bootleg company Lepin and the cases have been accepted in Chinese courts for further judgment. Well since Lepin is having some legal issues copying official LEGO sets, they’ve now turned to LEGO fans for inspiration for their next sets.

As you can see above, they’ve launched their Creators line and pretty much copied the Barnes & Noble and Starbucks Store project by wooootles on LEGO Ideas. Not only that, they have more sets copied shown on the back of the box such as the International Hotel by lgorlando and the Apple Square University by Pete Stege.

One thing to note is that when you submit your project to LEGO Ideas, you “give rise to any intellectual property right interest, hereunder copyright, patent rights, design rights etc., you hereby assign all rights worldwide to the content generated by you to LEGO” as stated in the Terms of Service so basically LEGO owns the designs of the projects for three years after it is no longer considered for production.

We all know what’s shared on the internet is on there pretty much forever and if a builder decides to share their instructions on a project, that’s one thing but if Lepin is just producing LEGO fans’ builds they share online, even without instructions, there’s really no way to combat that. So be careful what you post online as you may see your design becoming a Lepin set one day. It looks like we won’t be hearing the end of them any time soon.

**Also seen on Brickset**

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The Brick Fan September 2016 Monthly Recap

I’m little bit late because of TwitchCon but here’s the September 2016 Monthly Recap of LEGO news on The Brick Fan. This list will be a fairly long one as there were a lot of news and reveals that happened during the month.


LEGO Star Wars: Rogue One Sets Officially Revealed – LEGO officially revealed all the LEGO Star Wars: Rogue One that are now available for purchase.

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One

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