Disclaimer: I have a background in Microelectronics Engineering which basically means I love robots. Combine that with my career in IT and love of LEGO and you end up with a 100% biased review of this Mindstorms robotics LEGO set :) Plus it's kind of long!

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I have created a new photo/file sharing site dedicated to LEGO fans: Bricksafe.

Bricksafe is currently open for early adopters, but I will be closing registrations in the next day or two. This is to help me ensure the site is fully stable and ready for a full release to everyone in the coming weeks :)

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The guys at BrickOwl have been working hard and I'm pleased to announce that they have now setup integration with Rebrickable! BrickOwl is a great new online LEGO marketplace where you can buy and sell LEGO parts or sets. The site already has hundreds of stores with more being added every day.

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This LEGO 42001 Mini Off-Roader is the fourth Technic set for 2H13. It's supposed to be an off-road truck but seems more like a baby version of the 42005 Monster Truck to me. Waiting to be squished.

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I have built my pre-release copy of the LEGO 42005 Monster Truck Technic set. Then I threw it down the stairs. You know, for science.

Edit: This set now appears to be available for sale in some countries. Try Amazon or eBay.

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The LEGO Group kindly sent me a pre-release copy of the LEGO 42008 Service Truck Technic set to play with review. This is actually my first pneumatic set since my 8851 Excavator when I was a kid, and I was very keen to see how things have progressed since 1984!

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I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of the LEGO 42009 Mobile Crane MKII Technic set, thanks to Kim from the LEGO Community Engagement & Events team. This is my first proper set review so hopefully I will get better with each one, as well as get the hang of the camera setup I've just started using! I was naturally quite excited to receive this set, especially considering it takes about 300 years for anything to get delivered to Australia, and the anticipation was killing me!

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The talented ex-LEGO designer Nathanaƫl Kuipers has teamed up with Mattia Zamboni to release The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol 1: Amazing Vehicles. They have created 10 professional building instructions for alternate models of the popular 5867 Super Speedster.

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I get a lot of emails asking about the images I use for the parts on the site. I also get a lot of people trying to download all the images via automated tools which can hurt performance of the site for everyone. I've come up with a solution that I hope addresses both points!

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