WALL-E

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Suggested Age: 12+
Pieces: 676
Casual Build Time: 3.5 hours
Dimensions: 7″ x 6″ x 6″
Brand: Ideas

So it turns out that Disney Village in Paris has a pretty substantial LEGO store. Due to its location, it seemed appropriate for me to bring back a Disney themed kit as a souvenir of my holiday! This kit builds WALL-E, the main character of the 2008 Disney/Pixar film of the same name. As this set was designed by a Pixar animator, it is a very faithful interpretation of the cutest Waste Allocation Load Lifter of them all.

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The contents of this kit are very simple as it only provides pieces to build the robot and the Last Plant on Earth. WALL-E boasts an adjustable neck, poseable head and arms, gripping hands, moving wheels and a storage compartment in his chest. Here’s some photos of what came in the box and the construction process. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge:

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Parrot

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Suggested Age: 6-12
Pieces: 43
Casual Build Time: 5 minutes
Brand: Creator

Just a quick review as I got one of these polybags free with a larger purchase at the LEGO store. It’s only a tiny kit though so this is going to be very brief! The kit builds one small parrot with ball-jointed wings and an adjustable tail. You can grab one from any LEGO Brand Shop in the EU, Australia and New Zealand (including online) so long as you spend £25.

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Ghostbusters Ecto-1

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Suggested Age: 10+
Pieces: 508
Casual Build Time: 2 hours
Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 2″
Brand: Ideas

It was a difficult choice which kit to build this month but we decided to grab Ecto-1 while we still could as a lot of toy stores in our area seem to have stopped stocking it. The kit was created for the 30th Anniversary of the original Ghostbusters movie and comes from the Ideas range – a series of kits that were voted into existence by LEGO enthusiasts. Here’s a look at the back of the box:

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The contents of the kit are rather simple, consisting of four minifigures and the car itself. It comes with four proton packs, two walkie-talkies, a trap and a stand to display the figures on. The car has a removable roof to enable the figures to be posed inside it.

Here’s what came inside the box:

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