Two New LEGO Star Wars Promotional Polybags to Make Their Debut Next Year

Two new LEGO Star Wars Promotional polybags will be making their rounds in 2012, likely as inserts in British newspapers and Target store exclusives according to ToysNBricks. The two new polybags are:

LEGO Star Wars: 30056 Star Destroyer

LEGO Star Wars: 30058 STAP

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Supreme Court of Canada Gets LEGO Model

Canadian Andrew Frape has spent the last 15 months and $1,500 building a model of the Supreme Court of Canada out of 5,000 LEGO elements. The model was built for Mr.Frape’s wife, a lawyer, as a Christmas and Birthday gift. Mr.Frape’s work will now take on its intended role and adorn Mrs.Frape’s office.

Source: Financial Post

Model of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s Atlas Detector Built Out of LEGO

A 1:50 scale model of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s Atlas Detector has been built by Sasha Mehlhase, a post doc from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. More than 81 hours were spent to put the more than 9,500 LEGO elements, costing a total of 2,000 Euros, together, to build the model. The model will be utilized to promote alternative ways of learning.

Source: UniversityPost

Model of CERN's Large Hadron Collider's Atlas Detector Built Out of LEGO

A 1:50 scale model of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s Atlas Detector has been built by Sasha Mehlhase, a post doc from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. More than 81 hours were spent to put the more than 9,500 LEGO elements, costing a total of 2,000 Euros, together, to build the model. The model will be utilized to promote alternative ways of learning.

Source: UniversityPost

LEGO Friends Already Hitting Store Shelves

It appears that the LEGO Friends lineup has already been seen on the store shelves of Target, despite having a release date of January 1, 2012. It might be too late for the sets to show up under Christmas Trees but it is very likely that the top brass in Billund are hoping for a strong start with sales of the new theme.

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LEGO Friends Figures: The Same, Yet Different

LEGO Friends will not have sets featuring minifigures, but rather, mini-dolls who stand 5 milliliters taller than the standard minifig. But, the 29 mini-dolls that will make appearances in the 2012 LEGO Friends sets all fully compatible with pretty much all existing pieces, including accessories that require the use of the standard, and ubiquitous, claw shaped hand. The 23 sets that make up the 2012 lineup will start showing up on store shelves very early next year.