Also seen at Tesco for £12 with clubcard if anyone interested (y)
Great timing, the kid has asked for this several times, waiting for it to drop, now to hide it for months until he learns to behave.
Also £12 in store at Sainsbury’s. I noticed it yesterday.
Creating a Whole New World for Less: The Best Lego Deal
Posted by Matthew Carrington
LEGO bricks come in many sizes, shapes and colours. For the youngest fans who are still developing their hand and eye coordination, there is DUPLO while budding engineers can develop more complex skills while exploring LEGO Technic. As well as the fascinating array of bricks, LEGO is accessorised with wheels, motors, pulleys and extras such as car windscreens, house windows, doors and even plants for the garden. All LEGO bricks, regardless of the product range and set, fit easily and neatly together, making it the perfect toy to hand down from generation to generation. Find out in this guide what Lego is all about and how to buy cheap Lego sets.
Lego Product Ranges
The choice of LEGO sets is endless with dozens, and in some cases hundreds, available within each major product range. These are constantly evolving with tried-and-tested favourites staying on the shelves from year to year and new ones constantly being added. Here are the basic sets you can find from LEGO.
LEGO CLASSIC is the original brick available in hundreds of exciting sets. Each set contains instructions and ideas to get the whole family started then can be used together with any other LEGO set or product. Lego Classic is what many parents will have grown up with. It features the iconic building blocks, along with many other shapes of block like flowers, crosses, slanted blocks and wheels. The aim of this collection is to enable kids to explore their creative side and to let their imagination dictate what they create. Classic bricks come in a variety of box sizes and also include base plates to build on.
Introduced in 1969, DUPLO is aimed at children from 18 months to five years old. DUPLO bricks are exactly twice the size of classic LEGO bricks making them easier and safer for young builders to handle. They are still compatible with standard bricks.
Developed in the late 1970s, LEGO TECHNIC integrates bricks with plastic rods, gears, axles, steering systems and pins as well as electric motors and pneumatic pieces. Older children can challenge themselves by using LEGO TECHNIC to create more complex models. LEGO TECHNIC integrates fully with classic LEGO. Lego Powered Up sets bring the power of LEGO TECHNIC to any LEGO model. Powered Up uses Bluetooth to connect to sensors, interactive motors and lights, and you can use Lego Control+ app to control them all.
Mindstorms is in many ways a development of the Technic concept (and Mindstorm kits often include large amounts of Technic pieces). The major difference is the presence of the Lego EV3 Brick in Mindstorms sets. This device enables users to create programmable robots, it features USB connectors and accommodates up to 32GB of Micro SD capacity. It hooks up to other Mindstorms features like touch sensors, infrared sensors, colour sensors, motors and remote controls, creating a world of possibilities for creative young engineers.
LEGO FRIENDS was added to the range in 2012 and aimed primarily at girls. Extra colours such as purple, orange, green and pink where used to create the bricks. The sets feature suburban life in the fictional Heartlake City and a big theme of LEGO FRIENDS is providing role models for careers and activities that were traditionally seen as male.
The Lego Creator range contains some really interesting Lego for adults, which are a little more complicated than normal lego sets. Popular models include Creator Expert VW Van and Lunar Lander. Each LEGO CREATOR 3 IN 1 set gives the capability to build three different models with the same bricks and accessories. Children and adults can experiment with houses, planes, cars and creatures.
Lego Architecture include iconic buildings from all around the world. Famous buildings like the Taj Mahal and Sydney Opera House are fun to build and look great around the house.
Lego City is an extension of the Lego Classic range and deals with everyday life in cities across the world. The collection started out in 2005 with police and fire departments but moved on to include urban kits featuring trains, emergency services, coast guards, garages and harbours. It even started to feature less city-based sets like farms, forests and "Arctic exploration" – allowing people to build incredibly detailed little worlds of their own.
LEGO Advent Calendar
Behind each door of these advent calendars is a minifigure or a small buildable piece of Lego. Each calendar belongs to a different Lego theme and contains models relating to it. There are twenty-four gifts in all to cover each day from the 1st December up to Christmas Eve. One of these advent calendars can be a great buildup to a bigger Christmas gift from the Lego collection when the big day finally comes. Some of the Lego ranges you can find as LEGO Advent Calendars are: Lego City Advent Calendars, Lego Friends Advent Calendar, Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar, Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar.
How to Download LEGO Instructions?
While every LEGO set comes with full instructions, these sometimes get lost. If this happens, instructions for many models both old and new can be found online. You can also find alternative instructions to build something different from your favourite set.
For select sets, you can also follow digital LEGO instructions. With these, you can zoom and rotate the model as it is built. To access this, scan the QR code found on the cover of the set's instruction booklet. Find 3D instructions as well by downloading the LEGO Building Instructions app onto your smartphone or iPad and searching for 'LEGO sets'.
So to download Lego instruction, follow these simple steps:
Click onto the LEGO website.
Search by theme or year or enter a set number.
Select the LEGO model you need.
Download instantly and they're ready to build.
Lego Accessories: Adding extra to LEGO
While all LEGO sets come with every brick and piece needed to complete the model shown on the box, creative minds can extend models or rebuild the set into something brand new. A range of LEGO accessories helps model-makers be creative. Accessories include:
LEGO In More Depth - LEGO FAQs
How LEGO started?
Ole Kirk Christiansen was a talented carpenter who, along with his family, owned a toy-making business. Until the 1930s, one of the company's bestselling toys was a pull-along duck. Immediately after the Second World War, plastic became widely available in Denmark and Christiansen took the idea of wooden building blocks and turned it into interlocking plastic bricks. The rest is history.
How is LEGO made?
Lorry-loads of ABS thermoplastic granules are delivered to LEGO factories. These are unloaded into giant metal silos before being sucked into moulding machines and heated to 230 ˚C. The resulting plastic goo is fed into LEGO part moulds and cooled
Is Lego recyclable?
The ABS plastic used for the bricks is not recyclable and does not break down. However, a good home can always be found for unwanted LEGO.
Is there a LEGO UK factory?
Yes. A LEGO plant at Wrexham in Wales opened in 1962.
Is there a seasonal LEGO advent calendar?
Many themed LEGO sets such as CITY are offered as LEGO advent calendars in the run-up to Christmas. Each day an exciting accessory is revealed.
Where can I find a LEGO shop?
In the UK there is one dedicated LEGO shop. This is in Glasgow. However, LEGO can be bought in all toy shops and the toy departments of retail chains as well online and from the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. To find cheap LEGO, LEGOLAND deals and the best LEGO bargains as well as tapping into the lastest LEGO TECHNIC sale and LEGO FRIENDS sale browse our LEGO page at hotukdeals.
Is LEGOLAND for adults?
While the rides and attractions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort are primarily aimed at children from three to 12, the young-at-heart whatever their age will enjoy a LEGO-themed day out. With the welfare and safety of its young visitors at its heart, the park may sometimes suggest that entry to an adult-only group is not suitable.
Is LEGO for adults?
Most definitely! From the Star Wars Millennium Falcon with over 5,000 pieces to the Taj Mahal with nearly 6,000 pieces, LEGO is most definitely for adults as well as children. Also among the top ten most challenging models are London's Tower Bridge (4,295 pieces), the Grand Carousel (3,263 pieces), Star Wars Sandcrawler (3,296 pieces), the Eiffel Tower (3,428 pieces), the Sydney Opera House (2,989 pieces), the Star Wars Superstar Destroyer (3,152 pieces), the Marvel Shield Helicarrier (2,996 pieces) and the Statue of Liberty (2,882).
More Lego Sets
In addition to the basic sets above, many sets are linked to favourite films and characters such as Star Wars, Batman, Marvel, Lego Ninjas, and Minions plus a whole choice of Disney favourites. The main ranges are:
LEGO STAR WARS – In the LEGO Star Wars section of the website, you’ll find Death Stars, Rebel frigates, Tie Fighters, X-Wings, Imperial Shuttles, Walkers, Speeder Bikes and much more. You can recreate scenes from the films like the attack on Hoth, and build a huge collection of figures, stretching from wookies and stormtroopers to key characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Basically, if kids adore the Star Wars universe, Lego is the perfect way to stimulate their imaginations.
LEGO NINJAGO – Ninjago is one of Lego’s most popular animated franchises. Available since 2011, the Ninjago series of kits now features over 100 different options, so there should be something to give any collector. The range of Ninjago products on offer is massive. Along with detailed sets like the "Kryptarium Prison Breakout" and figures like Cole’s Dragon there are also "Flyers" which form part of a separate game where figurine owners can put them against each other in battle. There have even been successful video games, Ninjago graphic novels, and board games.
LEGO MINECRAFT – Lego and Minecraft are the ideal fit (with Minecraft essentially being an online form of Lego construction). Lego offers a large number of real-world building kits that mimic features of the Minecraft universe, including snow hideouts, desert fortresses and farms. The Minecraft selection also features characters from the video game itself, known as Micro Mobs, and the collection as a whole is a great way for fans of the game to enhance their enjoyment.
LEGO BATMAN – Lego stock a huge variety of movie and gaming brands, but none of them are as popular as the Lego Batman range, something that may be related to the prominence of Batman in the Lego Movie and his role in another upcoming Lego film. Anyhow, fans of Batman will find plenty of Lego products to enjoy, from a replica of the Bat Cave to the Batmobile and characters like Mr Freeze, the Joker and Batman himself.
Shopping for LEGO
As well as the in the LEGO shop in Glasgow where you can browse the LEGO sale held at regular intervals and at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, you can also shop for LEGO sets and products either online or in-store at retailers such as Debenhams, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, W.H. Smiths, Boots and more. You can also find LEGO bargains online at Amazon. All retailers have regular LEGO sales but great deals can be found during special shopping events held each year such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. When you are ready to shop for your next LEGO set, remember that all the best LEGO bargains and LEGO offers can be found at hotukdeals. We do the hard work of searching out the deals and bringing them together, all you have to do is choose your next project.
LEGO really is a product that spans the world and crosses all age boundaries and interests. LEGO is so popular that there have even been film and TV spin-offs. These include the LEGO Movie released in 2014 by Warner Animation Group and the TV series LEGO Elves: Unite the Magic premiered on the Disney Channel in 2015. You can also keep up with the latest LEGO news and releases both of films and sets at LEGO Twitter, LEGO Facebook, LEGO Instagram, LEGO Pinterest, and LEGO YouTube.
Lego Offers at Bargain Prices at hotukdeals
Buy Lego Products at Big Discounts with hotukdeals Lego continues to innovate and introduce cutting edge new toys for kids and adults to enjoy. They offer imaginative tie-ins with the latest and most popular movie franchises, plenty of online games and a huge selection of boxes and kits to build your own creations. Lego offers regular price reductions on its product lines, so stay tuned to their hotukdeals pages and save money on toys and games in the future.
Thanks for sharing @sindypanda - good find and first post :)
My local Tesco was clearing these out for £12.50 but a local deal might be worth looking out for if anyone did want.
A recent trend in some cases , means once the deal is posted on here and the mad rush to buy means the price goes back up At AZ. Quite often the price will keep dropping until it hits 50 or 60%.off. Down to £13.42 now don't buy until it hits 50 to 60 % off , as if.
Pretty good price, has been £12.50 from Amazon a month or so ago but this is good price if you missed out on it then. Added some info for this set, heat added (highfive)
Doms charger! Spotting this of a day is like spotting a flamedear or the cuddly toy on the generation game!
I saw a new look supra the other day...Sheesh!
Love my one. Just wish they done some more of the F&F cars.
The most boring build I have done and doesn't look great on display when compared the others.
Picked this up from Amazon germany @ £55. Build took about 4 hours across 4 days (not very patient and first lego set in almost 10 years), looks fantastic and has real steering, real suspension and opening doors/boot/hood. It even has working cylinders. Looks perfect. Built it for my father (grew up watching F&F films together, he taught me everything about cars and we do our own maintenance) as a little gift, he was chuffed. tl:dr Not to hard to build, brilliant features, looks great, 100% recommend. Now if only they had Brian's Skyline or the 10 second Supra :p