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LEGO Art Alternate Building Instructions in Rewards Center

There are some LEGO Art alternate building instructions that you can download in the Rewards Center. Although these particular instructions have been online for a while now, they were posted under the About page for the LEGO Art theme and you had to go to each set to find the instructions. In the Rewards Center, you can just download them from a single area without having to search for them.

For the World Map (31203), you can also build either Europe or a map Denmark with its pieces. For Mickey Mouse (31202), you can build alternate views of Mickey and Minnie. Finally, for the Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests (31201), you can create the Golden Snitch, Platform 9 3/4, or Hedwig.

World Map (31203)
Disney’s Mickey Mouse (31202)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests (31201)

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LEGO Sunflowers (40524) and High-Speed Train (40518) Available on LEGO Shop

If you didn’t see it yet, the LEGO Sunflowers (40524) and the LEGO Creator High-Speed Train (40518) are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop in North America. The sets retail for $12.99 and $19.99, respectively, and they’re some of the more anticipated sets among fans even though there’s not big, elaborate sets.

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LEGO Star Wars January 2022 Sets Finally Available on LEGO Shop

The LEGO BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano (40539), LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper Command Station (40558), and Snowtrooper Battle Pack (75320) are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. After a short delay, they are finally available in North America. Ahsoka is the 150th BrickHeadz to be released and I’m guessing it’ll be a pretty popular one.

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The Brick Fan Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

I didn’t think that I would get to this point but The Brick Fan celebrates ten years of being on the Internet. A decade ago, the domain was registered and I still remember where I was when I registered it. Longtime readers may remember that the site went by another name but due to a trademark violation of the original site name, I had to change it and I think it stuck pretty well, don’t you think?

The Brick Fan was born a few months after my return from the “Dark Ages” and I wanted to document LEGO sets that I bought back then. My first set that I got was the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7965) which I still have built to this day. It went from me just taking pictures of various sets as a general hobby to going full time on it and reporting on LEGO news is what catapulted to what it is today.

Of course, it wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t for the readers who continue to support the site. I remember trying to get my name out there and to get 50 pageviews a day was an accomplishment to me. Then came 100 pageviews a day, then 1,000. After a year and a half, we finally got to 10,000 a day. Early last year, we managed to hit 100 million total views which is still a staggering number that I never thought it could reach.

I’m also surprised that I kept on grinding for this long. To think … Continue

LEGO Ideas The Globe (21332) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially revealed the next LEGO Ideas set to be released with The Globe (21332). Releasing on February 1, the 2,585 piece set will retail for $199.99/€199.99/£174.99/319.99 AUD/269.99 CAD.

Coming from the approved LEGO Ideas project by Guillaume Roussel (Disneybrick555), the set features a realistic globe with printed tiles that glow in the dark and for the first time for a LEGO globe at this size, it is able to spin freely just like the real thing.

Make your way around the world with the newest LEGO® Ideas The Globe set

Billund, Denmark, 18 January, 2022: Explorers, get set for adventure! The LEGO Group has revealed the LEGO® Ideas The Globe, sure to spark fans’ imaginations of traveling around the world, exploring new places and building new memories.

The 2585-piece set beautifully shows a realistic, customizable vintage brick-built earth globe, with printed names of the continents and oceans that glow in the dark so you can display and see the world at every moment. In addition, once built the set spins, a first for a LEGO globe at this scale.

The set was designed as part of the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. France-based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, was responsible for creating the concept for the LEGO Ideas The Globe – having been inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. Talking about how he approached the design, Guillaume said: “When approaching the design, I asked

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