Looks like shopping season has been extended by a month, folks. Which means we don’t have to feel bad about adding the #10267 Lego Creator Expert Gingerbread House to that shopping cart, we guess?
There was the monster Porsche build, the iconic Ford Mustang (you may wanna pick up the October issue of Stuff in a couple weeks), and that life-sized Bugatti Chiron. Now there’s something new due in three weeks or so — a new Lego Technic Land Driver Defender build, set to drop from 1 October.
So that’s why Lego came out with that Stranger Things-themed set that kept the Stuff team busy for two full days. There’s a new range coming from the Danish makers of addictive bricks, called Hidden Side, which has an emphasis on ghosts. And other things that aren’t actually there, commonly known at Stuff Towers as augmented reality (AR).
In this week’s Light Start, we’ve got Bill Nye’s science project, US Army audiobooks, Lego Apollo 11 )(in flight), and Disney’s next live-action remake
We got to build the new Lego Stranger Things set and of course we had to shoot a video of the process. Don’t watch it alone late at night, ya hear?
Another day, another Lego store opening. Okay, that makes two Lego Certified Stores in South Africa, with more on the way. This one, launched today for media and partners ahead of an official opening on 1 June, is in Tshwane/Pretoria at the Menlyn Park shopping centre
It’s no secret that the Stuff team are massive fans of Stranger Things, Netflix’s nostalgia-fuelled horror series. It might be the late 1980s aesthetic, the often low-key horror elements (which come off like well-executed Stephen King), and the fact that the storylines are just so good. Which makes us perfect targets for this Stranger Things-themed Lego set, simply called The Upside Down.
Educational toys have come a long way from the 90s, where anything that might teach kids something was routinely considered boring as hell. There may have been spreadsheets involved. Now, if you want to teach a small person something that might help their careers, you can just grab them a mini-robotics lab or something. The ‘or something’ bit nicely describe’s Lego’s new Spike Prime kit, an engineering, robotics and coding-focused aimed at younger folks than Mindstorm or Technic setups.
Lego’s monochrome ‘Steamboat Willie’ set commemorating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s screen debut goes on sale today.