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LEGO April Fool’s Day Roundup

It seemed that yesterday, I caused quite a stir with my post stating that I will be leaving my site at the end of the month. It seems that I couldn’t fool some of you guys. I am happy to announce that I will not be leaving The Brick Fan and will be continuing what I’ve enjoyed doing for the past two years. To those who thought I was really leaving, I’m very sorry for pulling that joke on you. There were quite a few comments left on the post as well as on Facebook from a number of fans and I was touched that many of you really enjoy coming to the site. As a result of this joke, I will be doing another giveaway in the very near future! Stay tuned for that.

In other LEGO April Fool’s Day news, there were a quite a few sites in the community that also did their own thing. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list below.

LEGO announced on their Facebook Page that for one day only, all orders that were placed will be delivered by a real turtle and shipping times would vary.

Toys N Bricks announced that they were going to be focusing on other construction toy companies.

Brickset announced that they were acquired by Mattel and Huw would replace LEGO products in the database with Mega Bloks. Brickset also reported that The LEGO Group announced a 10 year brand strategy for LEGO City sets on real-life events.

Brick Fanatics released a press release stating that LEGO would be releasing a Star Wars Anniversay X-Wing (10414) that has 5,335,200 pieces and costs $690,900.99.

The Brothers Brick reported that LDraw was suing BrickLink for copyright infringement.