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LEGO DUPLO Summer 2018 Set Images

LEGO DUPLO Steam Train (10874)

If you have some beginner builders, there are now official images of some of the summer 2018 LEGO DUPLO sets. I only managed to find images of a couple of these sets but they mostly focus on trains this year.


Train Bridge and Tracks (10872)

LEGO DUPLO Train Bridge and Tracks (10872)

LEGO DUPLO Train Bridge and Tracks (10872)


Minnie’s Birthday Party (10873)

LEGO DUPLO Minnie's Birthday Party (10873)

LEGO DUPLO Minnie's Birthday Party (10873)


Steam Train (10874)

LEGO DUPLO Steam Train (10874)

LEGO DUPLO Steam Train (10874)


Train Tracks (10882)

LEGO DUPLO Train Tracks (10882)

LEGO DUPLO Train Tracks (10882)


**Via Otto Simon**

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LEGO DUPLO Launches Interactive Experience on Amazon Alexa

LEGO has partnered up with Amazon in their efforts to integrate physical and digital play by using Amazon Alexa to tell stories while interacting with the bricks. By downloading the LEGO DUPLO stories onto Alexa, you can instruct it to tell the stories while also encouraging kids to learn through the bricks.

Adding to the LEGO® portfolio of integrated physical and digital play experiences, LEGO® DUPLO® Stories has today been released on Amazon Alexa as play starter inspiration for our youngest audience and their parents.

Billund, Denmark (May 2nd, 2018): Launched today in the US and UK, LEGO® DUPLO® Stories will be one of the first Alexa skills to combine physical play with Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The skill is developed as an interactive storytelling experience to ignite fun explorative play for the youngest children, aged 2–5, and their parents.

Using any Alexa device, such as Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, children will be able to respond and actively engage with the LEGO DUPLO Stories, all designed to encourage active participation and help nurture children’s inquisitive instinct of learning through play. LEGO DUPLO Stories covers 10 themes based on new as well as existing LEGO DUPLO products. Together with their parents, toddlers can choose between five vehicle or five animal stories, and define the route of the story, while guided by Alexa. The different stories will help advance children’s constructive, exploratory and roleplay skills with tasks ranging from numeric exercises to colour recognition, articulation practice and creative building challenges.

“Voice services and the Smart Speakers they live on are changing the way we listen to our favourite audio content, shop for products and now how we play together. The new LEGO DUPLO Stories skill is one of the first Alexa skills to bring together physical play with interactive audio content, allowing preschool kids and the adults in their lives to build stories and creations together. Voice is such a powerful tool for play as it is one of the most human ways of interacting. Long before we can type, read or control a device, we listen and speak.” James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships, the LEGO Group.

Building stories and memories through active play

Play is one of the best ways to create and connect with toddlers, and LEGO DUPLO offers countless opportunities for this with key focus always being on active play using LEGO DUPLO bricks. To provide the most relevant and exciting play inspiration to our fans, we constantly look at how technology can help extend and add new dimensions to LEGO physical building experience.

As we look to advance our digital integration with more fun features in the pipeline, LEGO DUPLO Stories is a strong example of how we believe technology can help jumpstart children’s physical creative play that encourages active participation, including parent interaction, which is important for children’s further development particularly in the early years.

“Children do not differentiate between physical and digital play. To them it is just play. Bringing audio into the equation, as with LEGO DUPLO Stories, is just another way for children to augment and extend their play experience. For adults, however, we see this as a strong opportunity to provide fresh play starter inspiration, which we know they look for. Collaborating with Amazon for an Alexa skill is hence a direct response to the input we get from parents, and we truly look forward to receiving their feedback on this new Alexa skill.” James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships, the LEGO Group.

For a recap of the learnings and storylines available see below, and learn more about how LEGO DUPLO Stories works here: www.lego.com/alexa-skills.

More information:
E-mail: [email protected]

Learnings available from LEGO® DUPLO® Stories

The Truck Story
The big truck is happy because it gets to work at the brand new construction site in town. The work includes building a house and knocking it down again, only to build an even bigger house.

Learning: Language and motor skills, follow instructions, build and rebuild

The Plane Story
The plane is going on vacation. It can go to a warm or a cold place and needs to pack for the right temperatures. It will only takeoff and head to its special destination once a snack has been prepared.

Learning: Language and motor skills, role-play, building.

The Car Story
The Car Story can be about a race car or a repair shop. The former focuses on how to tune your car for a race and the latter challenges your mechanic competences when a friends’ car breaks down and you have to fix it.

Learning: Cognitive and motor skills, problem-solving, colors (red light, green light).

The Boat Story
The Boat Story can be about a fishing trip or a journey. On the fishing trip you must catch fish with your net and on the journey, you will have to pack for mixed climates and discuss the animals you see on your travels.

Learning: Language and motor skills, problem-solving, roleplay.

The Train Story
The train is ready to start the day but needs refueling before it can leave the station. Help by building a fuel pump. The train starts its journey but must suddenly stop when an animal is about to cross the tracks.

Learning: Language skills, animal sounds, colors, instructions.

The Rabbit Story
The rabbit meets his/her new family of pets (dog, bird, and cat) and despite their differences they bond through play and by exploring each other’s interests, such as favourite food.

Learning: Social skills and role play, exploring differences and concept of friendship.

The Cow Story
The farmer has gone to town for the afternoon, and the cow and the roaster can play however they want. So, the cow wants to drive the tractor and the roaster wants to take a bath in the water trough.

Learning: Social and cognitive skills, roleplay, imagination, animal sounds, identifying characters.

The Cat Story
This story can go two ways depending on what you prefer. It can be a story about a family cat or a farm cat; the former wanting to be pampered and the latter wanting to build a fortress from hay bales for its friends.

Learning: Language skills, colors, roleplay, imagination, animal sounds.

The Bird Story
The bird loves to go on adventures, but really needs a place to live. When the bird house has been built it can go on adventures and fly around until it lands on a special spot. The spot is a great place for a playground.

Learning: Language skills, colors, motor skills.

The Dog Story
The dog just woke up and is eager to start playing. It starts jumping around and is trying to figure out if it should go for a walk, play fetch, chase a cat or do tricks.

Learning: Language skills, focusing on different activities, roleplay, choose directions, motor skills.

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DK Releases New Braille LEGO Book

LEGO DUPLO Farm Braille

DK has recently released a new book for young readers with visual impairment called DK Braille: LEGO DUPLO: Farm. This is the first LEGO book of its kind and teaches young children using both braille and tactile images. It is now available for purchase on Amazon for $14.99.

A high-quality LEGO DUPLO book with braille and tactile images for blind and partially sighted parents and children to share with their sighted family members. Produced in consultation with braille experts, this LEGO DUPLO board book explores LEGO DUPLO farm animals such as pigs and cows, and vehicles, such as tractors. It combines high-contrast colors with embossed images of the models for children to feel. Large-size text is printed alongside the braille, enabling sighted children to share the bonding experience of reading with their visually impaired parents, or for sighted parents to share with their visually impaired children.

LEGO DUPLO Farm Braille2

LEGO DUPLO Farm Braille3

LEGO DUPLO Farm Braille4

LEGO DUPLO Farm Braille5

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LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Official Box Art Images

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)

Back at New York Toy Fair last month, LEGO revealed all the sets for the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and we saw some detailed images of the sets, however, there were some sets that didn’t have the box art but we do now and they look REALLY cool. I’ll also add on the box art that have already been released to this post so we can have a complete look at them.


Stygimoloch Breakout (75927)

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Stygimoloch Breakout (75927)


Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (75928)

LEGO Jurassic World Blue's Helicopter Pursuit (75928)


Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929)

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929)


Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)


Raptor Rescue Truck (10757)

LEGO Juniors Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raptor Rescue Truck (10757)


T. Rex Breakout (10758)

LEGO Juniors T. Rex Breakout (10758)


Kingdom Gentle Giants Petting Zoo (10879)

LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Gentle Giants Petting Zoo (10879)


T. Rex Tower (10880)

LEGO DUPLO T. Rex Tower (10880)


**Via MisterBricks.nl**

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LEGO New York Toy Fair 2018 Set Images

The 2018 New York Toy Fair has officially kicked off and we’re starting to see some LEGO set images from various themes that we’re expecting to see on store shelves this summer.

For this year, we working with a number of outlets to bring you coverage of the event including:

BZPower
FBTB
Jason LaSalata
Joe Meno (BrickJournal)
The Brick Show
The Brothers Brick
Zusammengebaut

I’ll keep updating as more images come in.

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LEGO DUPLO 2018 Official Set Images

Rapunzel's Tower (10878)

Back to the 2018 official LEGO images, we now have next year’s selection of LEGO DUPLO produces for the younger kids. The last three sets are larger ones that are based on some licensed themes.


My First Puzzle Pets (10858)

My First Puzzle Pets (10858)

My First Puzzle Pets (10858)2


My First Ladybird (10859)

My First Ladybird (10859)

My First Ladybird (10859)2


My First Race Car (10860)

My First Race Car (10860)

My First Race Car (10860)2


My First Emotions (10861)

My First Emotions (10861)

My First Emotions (10861)2


My First Animal Brick Box (10863)

My First Animal Brick Box (10863)

My First Animal Brick Box (10863)2


Large Playground Brick Box (10864)

Large Playground Brick Box (10864)

Large Playground Brick Box (10864)2


Fun Creations (10865)

Fun Creations (10865)

Fun Creations (10865)2


Farmers’ Market (10867)

Farmers' Market (10867)

Farmers' Market (10867)2


Farm Pony Stable (10868)

Farm Pony Stable (10868)

Farm Pony Stable (10868)2


Farm Adventures (10869)

Farm Adventures (10869)

Farm Adventures (10869)2


Farm Animals (10870)

Farm Animals (10870)

Farm Animals (10870)2


Airport (10871)

Airport (10871)

Airport (10871)2


Spider-Man & Hulk Adventures (10876)

Spider-Man & Hulk Adventures (10876)

Spider-Man & Hulk Adventures (10876)2


Belle’s Tea Party (10877)

Belle's Tea Party (10877)

Belle's Tea Party (10877)2


Rapunzel’s Tower (10878)

Rapunzel's Tower (10878)

Rapunzel's Tower (10878)2


**Via Amazon Japan**

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Walmart Black Friday 2017 LEGO Sets Now on Sale

It looks like Walmart has kicked off their Black Friday deals early for the LEGO Classic Creative Box (10704) and LEGO DUPLO Creative Box (10854) sets as both are available for purchase online. Both sets go for $20 with the Classic Box having 900 pieces while the DUPLO Box has 120 pieces for younger children. There is free shipping with purchases of $35 or more. Get them while you can and beat the crowds as these sets will probably be one of the first items that are sold out when Walmart starts their Black Friday sales tomorrow in stores.

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