If you are a LEGO Technic fan, and perhaps, even if you are not, you must have noticed the incredible media campaign surrounding the introduction, on June 1st, 2018, of LEGO's latest and largest super car, Technic set 42083, the Bugatti Chiron. In the six weeks since that introduction, I have read or watched fifty or more reviews of this super set, and almost all of them, I am sorry to say, got it wrong. They review this set as if it were a regular Technic set; in other words, you build the set as fast as you can, and then you evaluate how good it looks, how good it functions, and how good it plays.
The LEGO 10261 Roller Coaster is the latest model in the Creator Expert line, and comes in at a huge 4124 parts. But what really makes it stand out is its physical dimensions - this is a massive display piece and when combined with some motorisation it really draws a crowd. But it is any good?
Starting from June I will be introducing a monthly raffle. I will be giving away a prize every month to a randomly selected Pro or Designer Plan user. There is no cost to entering the raffle, other than the standard Pro/Designer Plan upgrade cost. Free Plan users might still be eligible for a chance to win from July onwards via special criteria, but I will provide more details on that another time.
I've been thinking about adding this feature for years, but I kept putting it off as too hard and too low priority. I've finally gone ahead and added it primarily to assist the admin team with discussing submitted change requests etc. However, I'm sure it will find some good use outside of that.
During March/April we were running an Alternate Build contest based on the Creator theme. I'm pleased to announce we have finally decided on the winners!
UPDATE: The competition is over! See the results.
It's time we ran another competition! I want to run more competitions this year than I have been lately. To start with, we're having an Alternate Build competition, based on the Creator theme.
I wanted to point out a new feature I've added, since it might not be so obvious. It is designed to provide more feedback to MOC designers, as well as help you keep track and build a sort of portfolio of other people's MOCs you have built.
I have made several enhancements and added new features related to managing your LEGO collection. These will help make Rebrickable the best LEGO collection management tool around :)
You can now optionally group the results of parts and sets listings by a choice of fields, and filter the list with multiple selections at the same time. The available fields will depend on the page you are on.
Time to see what happened in 2017 and play with some numbers!
The volume of traffic received in 2017 was fairly close to 2016, with a much smaller growth compared to previous years.
We will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick together with the 86th anniversary of the LEGO Brand. This year is bound to be the year the world's minifigure population will surpass the human population (7.5 billion). The year LEGO will introduce The Powerpuff Girls and Unikitty and reintroduce Jurassic World and Harry Potter. And we are getting the new Power Functions 2.0 and two new Train sets! Combined with Building Bigger Thinking and vintage Exclusive sets, it is going to be, without any doubt, a fantastic year to be a LEGO fan! So to whet your appetite, or to keep you updated, here is our (almost) up-to-date and revised preview of all the new 2018 LEGO sets.