Author: Singapore Bricks Club

Enblock – A LEGO Brick Convention 2019 Review

Happening from 19 – 21st April during the long Easter weekend, we take you on a photo tour at Singapore’s First Brick Convention happening in 2019 at Funan Showsuite (not to be confused with the New Funan which is yet to open).

The huge poster of the event greeted us upon arrival. Take note there is an entrance fee of SGD6.00 per adult and SGD4.00 for children 12 and below.

“Old School” Nostalgic display

While you are making payment for the entry ticket, begin your visual tour into the collection of some live size 1980-90′ builds including the Ice Kachang machine, orange pay phone, mahjong table, kopi shop breakfast set and more.

The first floor of the Convention includes a couple of large scale water theme display, moc train display and more.

Castle Builds – last seen in 2018 over at Raffles City

Train lover area

More on the 1st floor

Bazaar area – To satisfy your retail therapy

Custom LEGO water colour portrait by Trivialities

Custom printing by Minifiglabs

Stairway MOC display

This is one of the most fascinating section as many visitors stopped in between the steps to admire the XXL rollercoaster and rotating ferris wheel in action alongside with local and neighbour countries builder MOCs.

Able to recall the stretch of Tiong Bahru conserved flats here?

2nd Floor MOC exhibit

And finally after ascending the massive stairway we are now up on the 2nd level with some lovely architecture, Star Wars, Mecha and various theme moc builds.

Architecture Zone

Miniature vehicle builds by Gerald Cacas

Replica of SkyTerrace @Dawson estate (SCDA architect) by Matthew Fam

Replica or iconic corner shophouse at the junction of Keong Saik and Teck Lim Road now the home of Potato Head restaurant (former 东亚 eating house) by Andy Goh.

A miniature CBD LEGO plan by Gavin Foo

Heartlands by Kenneth Chen

Green Zone cluster

An unusual section with Minfigures artpiece, anime and overwatch theme builds and more.

Spaceman by Evan Chang

Train to Busan by Evan Chang & Wong Chee Keen

Skemish at Junkertown! by Jem Tan and Ivan Ho

Military builds by our local Eric Ong (for all the Boys to Men fans)

Last but not least Gundam by Eugene Tan

Star Wars section

Apart from the stairway display, there is another cluster of Star Wars builds over at 2nd floor

Invasion of the BB-8s by Handoko Setyawan

Harry Potter Mania

Brick Mecha Division by Freddy Tan, Kelvin Low and Benjamin Cheh

Last but not least the replica of the upcoming FUNAN opening soon in June 2019 – commissioned by Capital land and build by Eugene Tan and Xylvie Wong.

Awesome LEGO MOC Series – Boulevard Station

It’s been 12 years since the very First LEGO modular building (Cafe Corner) was brought to us in 2007, we have seen fire brigade, apartment, garage, cafe, emporium but never a train station set that many were looking forward to.
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Thanks to the builder here we have it in the form of this “145 Boulevard Station” featuring elevated train track with enough details such as News stand to wow you over.

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There’s even space for 6 lovable minifigures but we were left wondering…
Just when the train will be arriving?

 

Builder: Bricky_Brick
Via: http://bit.ly/SGbricksclub_boulvldstn

 

April 2019 LEGO Certified Stores Calendar – by Bricks World

LEGO return with a vengeance this April with a month long new releases and promotions awaiting us!

Beginning 1st April

1. LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie $149.90

2. LEGO new releases for Marvel Avengers End Games movie & Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets from 1st April

3. Exclusive NASA Bundle @ $188

Featuring LEGO Ideas 21309 & 21312

4. Other new arrivals in April

The highly talked about Minifigure Ceramic Mug is now available at $24.90

From 5th April

5. April Gift-With-Purchase

Get your FREE Chicken Skater Pod with minimum spend of $70 on any LEGO products exclusively at LEGO Certified Stores valid from 5th to 22nd April. While stocks last.

6. Monthly Mini Build Event

Register your child (Age 6-14) interest for the build-and-take-home event on 13 & 14 April.

7. Gift-with-Purchase #2

Get your FREE LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower polybag with minimum purchase of $120 from 19 April – 31 May while stocks last.

Full store calendar:

LEGO Certified Store Calendar March 2019 – by Bricks World

1 NEW ARRIVALs

We begin March with the upcoming LEGO Creator Expert 10265 Ford Mustang set available from 1st March at RRP: $229.90

Also available is the LEGO IDEAS 21316 The Flintstones set at $99.90 also on 1st March.

2. March Gift-with-Purchase

Pick up this lovely LEGO Popcorn cart polybag FREE with minimum $60 spending at LEGO Certified Stores. Certain exclusion apply.

3. Monthly Mini Build for kids age 6-14

Sign up for your little ones here.

More via Bricks World LEGO Certified Stores

LEGO Certified Stores February 2019 Calendar

February is an exciting month as we welcome 71023 The LEGO MOVIE 2 Minifigures Series (1st Feb), Chinese New Year (5th Feb), The LEGO Movie 2 premiere (7th Feb), 70840 Welcome To Apocalypseburg(9th Feb) and Valentine’s Day (14th Feb).

February Gift-with-purchase (01-28 Feb)

FREE LEGO Mini-Master Building Emmet Polybag with minimum S$60 purchase on LEGO products.

The LEGO Movie 2 Roadshow

Be there at the LEGO Movie 2 Roadshow at Vivo City Atrium from 8th – 24th February to redeem exclusive GWP!

Purchase the 70840 from 9th February at the roadshow to redeem the Emmet Mosaic FREE!

Out of Vault Collection (14-28 Feb)

Look out for some out-of-production sets available for a limited time, while stocks last!

Via LEGO Certified Stores Feburary Calendar

(Courtesy of Bricks World LEGO Certified Stores)
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RESEARCH REVEALS SINGAPOREAN CHILDREN NEED TO FOCUS ON DIFFERENT SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREERS 

RESEARCH REVEALS SINGAPOREAN CHILDREN NEED TO FOCUS ON DIFFERENT SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE CAREERS OF THE FUTURE

  • 93% of parents believe that their kids are under more pressure than they were at a similar age
  • 98% of parents say that it is vital for kids to play imaginatively to be well prepared for the careers of future, but 55% say there is not enough time in the day for them to play imaginatively
  • The 17-day largest LEGO Movie 2 event in Singapore at VivoCity from 8th – 24th February will provide a platform designed to allow children to unlock their imagination and creativity, and discover their individual passions – including movie-making, story-telling, dance and building workshops

Singapore, 24th January 2019 – LEGO Singapore has launched new research which reveals that a regime of school and extracurricular work is resulting in a lack of time and opportunity for children to explore their more imaginative playful sides and develop essential skills for the future. In response, LEGO Singapore has launched its largest ever 17-day action packed event at VivoCity to celebrate the LEGO Movie 2 and invite parents and children to try new activities and unlock their imagination and enable creative development.

Today’s children can expect to have very different career paths from their parents and a less traditional life, with 85% of future jobs having not exist today. In new research conducted by LEGO Singapore, over half (55%) of 400 parents polled said there isn’t enough time built into the school day for children to explore their creative side. Homework (62%), tuition (45%) and extracurricular activities (30%) were ranked the top activities that took up this play time.

Despite top careers children aspire to are, film/video maker (30%), artists (29%), astronauts (19%), Traveler (18%) etc. require very different set of skills to the traditional roles, parents believe there is little opportunity for children to explore this side of them despite 98% believing it is vital for kids to play imaginatively to be more prepared for the future.

To encourage imaginative play and develop creativity, LEGO Singapore is inviting parents and children to attend its largest 17-day event at VivoCity which will bring to life the worlds and characters in LEGO Movie 2 and encourage children to experiment with a range of new activities and skills. This includes story-telling, dance activities, movie-making activities and building sessions with LEGO Certified professional, Nicholas Foo.

While 98% of parents say that it is vital for kids to be creative and play imaginatively so they become well-rounded for the future, they are concerned that there isn’t enough time in the day for them to indulge this part of growing up.

“This research shows the lack of time and opportunities for imaginative play, despite parents believing that this is critical for a child’s development and future success.” says Kiran Chadaram from LEGO Singapore, who commissioned the survey.

“At LEGO we understand how important education and academia are, and we are also aware of how important it is to develop imagination and creative skills for children’s development and for the child’s future. Hence we have created the largest LEGO event ever in Singapore that provides ample opportunity for unstructured, truly creative play for children to explore new passions and create amazing things together. From LEGO graffiti walls for the future artists, interactive games at the Systar System for the aspiring astronauts, to a LEGO Movie Maker activity for the film makers of tomorrow – there is something for everyone.”

Exploring children’s imagination through different universes at The LEGO Movie 2 Event

In light of these findings, and in celebration of the release of the new LEGO Movie 2, LEGO Singapore is inviting parents and children to the LEGO Movie 2 Event to further explore their creative side with the different universes from the movie.

From 8th – 24th February 2019, LEGO Singapore will be hosting an exciting event at VivoCity, from 10am – 10pm. Kids will get to experience first-hand the different universes from The LEGO Movie including the DUPLO Planet, Systar System, Land of Apocalypseburg and Alien Jungle. There will be numerous opportunities for children to let loose and explore their creativity with activities like workshops, LEGO exhibits and interactive games for all.

Please refer to The LEGO Movie 2 event listing for more information.

Role-playing with The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

In celebration of its movie premier, LEGO Singapore is launching The biggest LEGO Movie 2 set, 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! – an epic 360 degree play experience that allows builders to create and recreate scenes from the movie and prepare for the alien invasion. This advanced building set has 3,178 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. The set will be launched at the event on the 9th February 2019.

This set features a detailed representation of the movie’s iconic scenes such as the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 brand new minifigures from The LEGO Movie 2 to role-play and reimagine favorite scenes from this blockbuster film.

On top of this exciting set, LEGO Singapore will also be offering shoppers an exclusive Gift with Purchase – The Emmet’s Lenticular Mosaic. This Gift with Purchase was specially created by LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo, and will be free for redemption only at The LEGO Movie 2 event with every purchase of the Welcome to Apocalyseburg set, while stocks last. There will also be another adorable heart-shaped Gift with Purchase with any purchase of SGD60 at the event.

For more information on The LEGO Movie 2 event, please visit:https://lego.build/LEGOMovie2EventSG

NEW LAUNCH – THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! flagship set is now official!

Get ready for an epic scale adventure with the mammoth set with over 3000pcs targeting AFOLs (and Statue of Liberty fans?) as we gear up for The LEGO Movie 2 from 7th February in Singapore.

3178pcs, Age 16+
Retailing from 16th January
USD 299.99, £279.99

(Asia prices TBA)

More of the set:
Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders.

This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

• This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.

• This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!

• The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO MOVIE 2 playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.

• The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.

• Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.

• Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.

• Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.

• Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.

Set measures over 52cm high, 49cm wide and 33cm deep.

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LEGO Certified Stores (Bricks World, Singapore) January 2019 Store Calendar Updates

The LEGO mania returns in 2019 over at LEGO Certified Stores (Operated by Bricks World) with a host of exciting NEW product launches, Chinese New Year Gift-With-Purchase and more!

Gift-with-purchase

1. Get your very own 40186 Lunar New Year Pig FREE with minimum $80 nett purchase on LEGO products from 1st January till 31st January while stocks last.

2. Get an exclusive LEGO Certified Stores (Bricks World) Calendar FREE with minimum $60 purchase. Valid from 1st till 31st January.

New 2019 NEW Arrivals

With over 150 new sets from CITY, Friends, Ninjago, Technics and more themes including Modular Building 2019 set Corner Garage at S$299.90 available from 1st January onwards.

Asia exclusive Lunar New Year sets 80101 & 80102 will also be available at the same time.

Double Points

Enjoy double membership points for just 2 sets.

Via LEGO Certified Stores (Bricks World)

Locations: ION Orchard, Suntec City, Plaza Singapura, JEM, RWS, Ngee Ann City and Vivo City

Incredible LEGO MOC Series – Featuring the Star Wars Trenchrun

It’s been awhile since our last #LEGOIncredibleMOCSeries feature. Let’s take a tour over this magnificent Star Wars Trenchrun build with so many incredible details during the Christmas break shall we?

Measuring 2700mm x 1600mm x 1200mm (L x D x H), it even spot a Christmas theme setup on the flipside as we countdown to the end of 2018.

#LEGO #StarWars #LEGOMyOwnCreation
#LEGOStarWarsTrenchrun

Builder: OliveSeon
Via: bit.ly/SGbricksClub_SWtrenchrun

BEST OF LEGO 2018

2018 is almost drawing to a close as we look back at the high and low of LEGO scene, as well as the TOP 10 LEGO sets in 2018.

HIGH OF 2018

1. Nov 2018: LEGO wins Intellectual property lawsuit against LEPIN

2. YEAR OF THE RE-RELEASES?
– Millennium Falcon
– Taj Mahal

LOW OF 2018

Sep 2018: LEGO Sales fall as it record it’s first annual decline in more than a decade.

TOP 10 LEGO SETS OF 2018

We toast to another successful year and a recap on the most memorable LEGO sets in 2018. There are many more outstanding sets, but here’s our take on the TOP 10!

10. LEGO Friends 41346 Friendship box

2018 brings a wide variety of Friends sets from race kart to Heartland City Resort. What really stood out is this Friendship box that is truly an Out-of-the-box set with buildable live sized robot, trophy and camera unlikely any of its siblings.

9. LEGO Inside Tour 2018 4000025 Ferguson Tractor Set

Just how many lucky ones managed to score one ticket to LEGO Inside Tour this year will be able to pick one home as a memory of a lifetime.

8. LEGO IDEAS 21311 Voltron

The LEGO IDEAS Voltron set came in at the 8th spot as possibly the tallest (also the largest till date) IDEAS set for a long time.

7. LEGO BrickHeadz 41597 Go Brick Me

How often do you create a Mini-You replica of yourself? Now you can with this awesome set to match with your favourite tops and hairdo. If only LEGO release a similar edition for Minifigures?

6. LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Fans of Harry Potter theme might just vote 2018 as the best of LEGO history with this impressive set (coincidentally the 2nd Largest LEGO set ever release) coming in at 6020pcs. It might set a new trend of a castle set every 1-2 years (following Disney Castle’s lead).

5. LEGO 40290 60 Years of LEGO Brick

The 60 Years of LEGO Brick is a Gift-with-purchase set to commemorate 6 decades of building fun with 4 micro versions of the most iconic LEGO builds of the past 60 years, comprising the awesome Airport Shuttle, famous Yellow Castle, Black Seas Barracuda and the Galaxy Explorer.

4. LEGO 71021 Minifigures Series 18

There’s no better way to celebrate 40th Year of Minifigures with the LEGO Minifigures Series 18 set.

3. LEGO System 4000028 Classic House

As part of the 3 Wal-mart exclusive sets to celebrate 60 years of LEGO brick, the classic house will definitely bring back fond memories of the childhood for AFOLs.

2. LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron

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Our heart lies with the drivable 1:1 LEGO Bugatti Chiron seen in 2018 Paris Motor show but alas it’s not an actual retail set. Thus we settled for the next best thing in this 42083 Technic set.

  1. LEGO Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster

And finally. We have the set of the Year award given to the largest LEGO Roller Coaster set ever released (as part of the Fairground sub-theme). This is never a complete set without the add-on LEGO Power Functions motor and battery accessories.

Special Mentioned
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In the deep corner of our heart, there’s always a place for the 2018 Modular building set as LEGO celebrate the 11th year of this AFOL favourite sub-theme.

We would like to see it develop into a full theme in the years to come as LEGO need to think more out of the box to provide AFOLs with sub-themes of modular buildings that drawn inspiration from the major continents (Asia, Africa, Oceanic theme buildings).