Most of us consider LEGO as toys, however there are in fact a great deal of useful methods you can utilize these plastic bricks in your daily life.
LEGO produced their very first plastic brick in 1947, however their endless building abilities motivate individuals to come up with brand-new tasks to this day. One creative instructor even usages LEGO to teach mathematics . The folks at Bored Panda have actually picked a few of the most practical ones and assembled this list to provide you some concepts on ways to enhance your environments with LEGOs. From image frames to essential keepers, these jobs can be done by everybody, even those who do not have an engineering degree. Scroll down to see the styles and do not forget to choose your preferred ones.
LEGO® CIty Advent Calendar 60201
Ring in Christmas season with this fun kids toy advent calendar. There are 24 different buildable presents, one for each day, small toys include a space shuttle, race car, drone, robot, Christmas tree, monster truck and much more. This LEGO city building set includes five LEGO minifigures and a dog figure. It also Includes a chicken leg, two ice elements, two cupcakes and four cookies.
LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar 41353
Open the LEGO® Friends 41353 Advent Calendar each day in December to build a new decoration for your house or Christmas tree.
This calendar has 24 secret compartments, each containing a buildable surprise, including decorations to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
Features 24 gifts, including a Christmas tree, candy cane, gingerbread man and a surprise to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
Open a new compartment each day and count down to Christmas with buildable gifts!
This year we have extended our LEGO City range immensely and LEGO have re-introduced the LEGO Arctic range which was so popular last time and in the LEGO City Arctic Range we have:
60190 LEGO® City Arctic Ice Glider
Discover incredible things with the LEGO® City 60190 Arctic Ice Glider set, featuring an ice glider with opening cockpit and spinning fan rotor, plus 2 remote tracker beacons, a decorated computer pad, radio, saw and a pair of snowshoes. This cool Arctic Expedition set includes a LEGO minifigure
60191 LEGO® City Arctic Expedition Team This LEGO City Arctic Expedition set features a snowmobile with trailer hitch, trailer and storage box, plus an ice block element holding an insect encased in ice, saw, camera and a pair of snowshoes. Includes 3 LEGO minifigures and a LEGO husky dog figure.
60192 LEGO® City Arctic Ice Crawler Recover incredible things with the LEGO® City 60192 Arctic Ice Crawler, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, posable legs and an articulated arm with opening claw gripper, plus an ice block with removable translucent-blue section and rodent figure, a mug and a saw. This Arctic Expedition set includes a LEGO explorer minifigure.
60193 LEGO® City Arctic Air Transport Carry precious items with the LEGO® City 60193 Arctic Air Transport, featuring a heavy-duty quadrocopter with 4 spinning rotors, ski landing gear, opening minifigure cockpit and a functioning winch with rope and hook. This fun Arctic Expedition set also includes an ATV with 2 pick axes, saw, translucent-blue ice block with hook latch, opening side and ‘frozen’ saber-toothed tiger figure, plus 2 LEGO explorer minifigures.
In other LEGO CITY sets we have the following:
60170 LEGO® City Off-road Chase
60176 LEGO® City Wild River Escape
60177 LEGO® City Airshow Jet
60178 LEGO® City Speed Record Car
60182 LEGO® City Pick-Up and Caravan
60183 LEGO® City Heavy Cargo Transport
Other LEGO Ranges that have been significantly extended or new lines added:
LEGO® Harry Potter
LEGO® Mythical Creatures
LEGO® DUPLO (for the very young LEGO Builders)
We always have LEGO® Baseplates in stock
A new Edition to our LEGO Range at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are the LEGO® Brickheadz Range, we are testing these out as a new line to determine how popular they may be in our area so if you are a LEGO Brickheadz Fan then get down to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge to see what we have.
Lastly, we are having a big promotion whilst stocks last on the entire LEGO range in our Toy Shop, simply buy £20 or more of any LEGO and you will receive a FREE, yes completely gratis, LEGO Ninjago Spinner, whilst Stocks last. So come and see Silly Billy’s in Hebden Bridge Today.
LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifgures and More are in Stock Now
Bring wizarding world fun to any LEGO® set with the LEGO Minifigures 71022 Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ collection. This lineup of exclusive, Limited Edition collectible characters features an array of new-for-August 2018 accessories and enchanting costumes. Enjoy all-new Fantastic Beasts adventures with
Then take a journey to the world of Harry Potter with
Harry Potter in School Robes,
Ron Weasley™ in School Robes,
Hermione Granger™ in School Robes,
Draco Malfoy™, Harry Potter in Pajamas
Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
Every collectible LEGO® minifigure in this series comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
22 Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigures characters to build and play out your very own magical Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ movie scenes!
Includes new-for-August-2018 costumes and accessories, including Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, a Golden Snitch, Voldemort’s snake Nagini and Newt’s Niffler and case.
Combine the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ minifigures with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains one of the 22 characters available in this collection.
Very soon we will also be having Collectors Cards back for this LEGO minifgure series and as well as these Minifgures we also have two new sets of LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts in store now:
75951 Grindewald’s Escape Enter a fantasy realm with LEGO® Fantastic Beasts™ 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape magical showdown between Seraphina Picquery™ and Grindelwald, featuring an articulated carriage with opening doors and removable roof attached to the Thestral figure with hinged wings. Use the shooting spell accessories to make the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald magic come alive and role-play a mighty battle. Includes 2 minifigures.
Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.
Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.
Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
Recreate iconic scenes from the Fantastic Beasts™ movie.
Accessory elements include 2 wands.
Carriage with Thestral measures over 3” (8cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
75950 Aragog’s Lair Get set for a spider showdown in the Forbidden Forest with this exciting LEGO® Harry Potter™ 75950 Aragog’s Lair play set, featuring Aragog and his colony of spiders, plus a buildable tree with web shooting function. This fantasy building set recreation from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets includes 2 minifigures and a buildable Aragog spider.
Includes Harry Potter™ and Ron Weasley™ minifigures.
Features a buildable Aragog spider and tree.
Aragog has 8 posable legs and 2 movable fangs.
Tree has a spiderweb shooting function, attached spiderweb and a buildable red and white mushroom.
Fire the tree’s spiderweb shooter to trap Ron and Harry!
Accessory elements include 2 wands, a lantern, candle, spiderweb and 5 spiders.
Tree measures over 3” (8cm) high, 2” (7cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.
Aragog measures over 1” (4cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
You may have noticed Novel Baby Toys in the Title of this post and now we have at Silly Billy’s, to compliment our Sophie Range of Baby Toys, these include Tactile Play Toys from Lamaze and also some battery powered toys from Fisher-Price see pictures below:
The LEGO Movie Sequel, The LEGO Movie 2 has been announced for release in February 2019. That is 5 years after the release of the first LEGO Movie, this new film will be titled The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
A trailer for the forthcoming LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part has been released on YouTube and you can view it below:
It looks like it will be a Space themed movie with the usual dualistic good vs bad, featuring an incredulous Batman and some music from The Beastie Boys, who are no doubt going to be grateful of their earnings from royalties after being absent from the music scene for so long
. Starring Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, and Will Arnett as Batman
The film sees the characters attempt to save their city five years after Bricksburg was turned into a Mad Max-style wasteland following “the horrific events of Taco Tuesday” leaving them under threat from Lego Duplo invaders from outer space.
Aside from that, with the first trailer being released only a few days ago, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is anticpitated by young and old alike, the film’s official release date of February 2019 being 5 years after the first LEGO Movie was released, which was covered extensively in the media and resulted in a mammoth 7.8 Score for the LEGO Movie on IMDB
The Danish Toy Company released a whole series of Sets themed around the LEGO Movie in early 2014 and now 16 of the LEGO Movie Minifigures which were priced at £1.99 each in 2014 can now be had for anything up to £90 or more on EBay which is a good return on the initial purchase price. LEGO can therefore be a better investment than gold at times. We wait then in anticipation for the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and it’s upcoming release in February 2019
LEGO Minifigures 40th Anniversary Edition – Series 18 – 17 to collect
2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of LEGO Minifigures and in this special edition Minifigures Series LEGO have brought back one of the first ever Minifigures released 4 decades ago. This minifigure is a re-issue of the original LEGO policeman and is limited to one in every box of 60 making it a special collectors Minifigure. The other big change in this special 40th Anniversary Minifigures series is the Orange base-plate, a welcome change to the standard black LEGO Minifigure base-plates.
Some of the hairstyles from Minifigures through the ages and also a couple of other Minifigures we have managed to find in the latest LEGO 40th Anniversary Party Edition are to the right. Images Courtesy of a DK LEGO Publication and Robert A Williams (blog author)
At Silly Billy’s we feel that this series 18 40th Anniversary Edition from LEGO is really exciting and there are seventeen Minifigures to collect in total in what is colloquially named the 40th Anniversary LEGO Minifigure Party series (71021):
Birthday Party Boy The Birthday Party Boy is thrilled about getting to go to the 40th anniversary celebration!
1978 Police Officer Here he is, the birthday boy! The Police Officer was one of the first modern LEGO® Minifigures ever!
Birthday Party Girl The Birthday Party Girl is brand-new so she wasn’t around when the first modern LEGO® Minifigure was made.
Cactus Girl Cactus Girl thought she was making an interesting and one-of-a-kind outfit for the party…
Cake Guy Everyone is surprised when Cake Guy jumps out, instead of a delicious, freshly-baked cake!
Cat Costume Girl The Cat Costume Girl just adores parties. She gets to climb on all of the furniture and make friends!
Cowboy Costume Guy The Cowboy Costume Guy is a total goofball, dressed up as a cowboy riding around on a horse!
Dragon Suit Guy The Dragon Suit Guy loves to make things hot and puts jalapeños or hot sauce on everything. EVERYTHING.
Elephant Costume Girl The Elephant Girl just loves elephants and has been waiting to dance in her costume at the big party!
Who likes countdowns? The Firework Guy likes countdowns!
The Flowerpot Girl thinks that everybody should get to enjoy the colors and beauty of a garden party!
LEGO® Brick Suit Girl
The LEGO® Brick Suit Girl is all about using her unlimited creativity to make whatever she wants!
LEGO® Brick Suit Guy
The LEGO® Brick Suit Guy’s favorite thing to do is put together LEGO sets, one brick at a time!
With his hat full of balloons and fun, the Party Clown is here to bring laughs and be the life of the party!
Race Car Guy
The Race Car Guy likes to do everything fast and wants to be the first one to arrive at the party!
Spider Suit Boy
The Spider Suit Boy isn’t really into parties, but he is totally into scaring people!
Swords! Wizards! Goblins! Glitter! The Unicorn Guy is here with an epic quest for everybody to enjoy…
For other news of exciting developments in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in March 2018 then please read this post