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17 October 2013

LEGO Halloween Ghost - Building tutorial

Create a spooky LEGO ghost; great for decorating your bedroom for Halloween. Alex from the LEGO Discovery Centre in Manchester, UK, Shows us how:

Credits: LEGO® video tutorials with Master Model Builder Alex Bidolak at the kids attraction LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

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LEGO Halloween Pumpkin - Video building Tutorial

Always dreamt of creating your own Halloween pumpkin? But you don't fancy cleaning up the mess? We've got just the solution! Thanks to Alex from the LEGO Discovery Centre in Manchester (UK), he shows us how to create our very own LEGO Halloween pumpkin. Yes, thats right, all the fun of carving Pumpkins, just without any of the horrible mess.

Credits: LEGO® video tutorials with Master Model Builder Alex Bidolak at the kids attraction LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

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9 October 2013

We need your vote!

//www.smarta.com/smarta100/2013/firestar-toys/

 

We've been nominated as one the Smarta100 Micro Businesses of the year. However, its open to voting and we need your vote to help us win. So please vote for us by clicking on the link below, it takes seconds:

 

//www.smarta.com/smarta100/2013/firestar-toys/

 

About the Smarta100 awards:

Smarta and O2 proudly announce that FireStarToys.com is a winner of the 2013 Smarta 100, together with O2, and named among the 100 most innovative, disruptive and resourceful small businesses in the UK right now.

FireStar Toys was chosen in the top 10 business in Micro Business Category. This list captures the cream of UK small business, this year’s Smarta 100 are a credit to entrepreneurial Britain. While two thirds are self-funded, the list are turning over £67m, generating profits of £12m and have created more than 900 jobs

Other businesses joining FireStar Toys in the list of 100 winners include Blaze, whose innovative laser light projects the symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of a cyclist and into a motorist’s ‘blindspot’; London Nail bar Ciate London, run by 23 year-old Charlotte Knight who has overseen growth of 500% in the past two years and expanded into 21 countries; tech trailblazers Thread are bringing top fashion stylists to the masses; and Spreddit, is turning the credit industry on its head by enabling people to pay for luxury products in installments for free.

There are also some more unusual entries in this year’s 100. Eat Ento believes its edible insects is the next food craze; My Sex Doctor is a sex education app for teenagers; Plan Bread, makes low carb Broccoli bread; while Gary Downie’s social enterprise Streetkleen Bio Ltd has been adapted by local councils to convert dog waste into renewable energy.

The 2013 Smarta 100 join previous winners Naked Wines, Huddle, Funding Circle, Graze, Zoopla, Crowdcube and SuperJam as companies identified by Smarta at early stage.

The businesses have been split into ten categories of ten, including Innovative Business of the Year; Biggest Social Impact; Best Use of Technology (full list below in notes).

Voting is now open to decide the winners of each category. The 10 winners will receive £1,000 and make the final shortlist for the grand prize £10,000 ‘Smarta 100, together with O2, business of the Year’ award.

The overall winner will be decided by the Smarta 100 judging panel, led by Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney, founder of Outsourcery and including Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com, King of Shaves founder Will King and enterprise editor of the Mail on Sunday, Helen Loveless.

The chosen business will be announced at the Smarta 100 awards ceremony on the 12 November at London’s Café de Paris.

Commenting on their inclusion in the Smarta 100, FireStar Toys Business Development Manager, Danny Lezer said: This is a fantastic achievement for the team, we’ve worked really hard to ensure FireStar Toys is an awesome company to buy from. We’ve invested a lot of time, effort and money into creating a customer experience that we can be proud of and one that excites our customers. The Smarta100 award is simply the icing on what’s proving to be an amazing 2013.

PIERS LINNEY, Dragons’ Den investor and founder of Outsourcery, said: It's fantastic to see such range and depth of innovative business ideas spread throughout the Smarta 100 together with O2. It's inspiring to know Britain is producing so many disruptive and forward thinking enterprises that are making a positive impact on the UK economy and helping to reduce unemployment.  I'm looking forward to crowning the overall business of the year and meeting the winners at the awards ceremony."

SHAA WASMUND, Smarta founder, said: “Once again I’ve been left open mouthed at the number of high quality small businesses operating in Britain.  Now it’s time for us to give them the exposure they deserve. Head to www.smarta.com/smarta100 now to vote for your favourite and put them in contention to win our £10,000 grand prize.

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2 October 2013

Collectable Minifigure Series 11

The Collectible LEGO Minifigure Series have just been getting better and even more exciting with each new release.. and Series 11 definitely does not disappoint! There are a few familiar faces thrown in to partner with previous collections, so you can pair them up and create some really fun duos. The Evil Mech is here to challenge the Series 9 Battle Mech, and we're sure the Series 6 Clockwork Robot will be delighted to meet the new Lady Robot. As usual, we are selling them all individually, so there's no need to take a chance on a mystery bag, just pick your faves. We also have all the parts for sale individually, so the choice is yours!

Check out the gang below…

 

LEGO Barbarian

LEGO Barbarian

The LEGO Barbarian is fearless and powerful, tearing through the wilderness after his enemy. With not one, but two swords, he makes for a terrifying opponent, combining expert swordsmanship with brute strength!

LEGO Constable

LEGO Constable

The LEGO Constable is a traditional kind of Minifigure. He's proud of his smart uniform and snazzy hat and dutifully patrols the streets. He is dedicated to maintaining law and order in the streets, and is eager to solve crimes and bring justice to wrongdoers!

LEGO Diner Waitress

LEGO Diner Waitress

Carrying a tray of ice-cream sundaes whilst whizzing around n roller skates is quite a skill! Fast, efficient and polite, the LEGO Diner Waitress is great at her job. She's also very opinionated… and always let's the customer know what she thinks about their order choice, whether they want to know or not!

LEGO Evil Mech

LEGO Evil Mech

A terrifying combination of cutting edge technology and malicious intent make the LEGO Evil Mech a serious threat to peace in the universe! Programmed by the Blacktron space raiders and built using antimatter microcircuits and top secret nano coating, the Evil Mech has the ability to sneak through force fields unnoticed to undertake his sinister missions!

LEGO Gingerbread Man

LEGO Gingerbread Man

Can you catch the LEGO Ginngerbread Man? He certainly doesn't think so… in fact he loves nothing more than a good chase and is always dashing around trying to get people to run after him! Even with a big round gingerbread head and all that icing weighing him down, he's surprisingly agile and hasn't been caught yet!

LEGO Grandma

LEGO Grandma

LEGO Grandma is a sweet lady who loves to bake cakes, knit mittens for the grandchildren and show everyone photos of her family. Like lots of grandmas, she loves to reminisce and share stories, although there probably aren't many who can say they went digging for treasure with Johnny Thunder, or tell you about that time they sailed the world with the Fisherman! 

LEGO Holiday Elf

LEGO Holiday Elf

The Holiday Elf loves working hard to make sure that holidays are extra special for everyone. He doesn't just sit around all year waiting for the big festivities, he likes to keep busy, making toys and wrapping presents - making sure that each and every little holiday gets lots of special attention.

LEGO Island Warrior

LEGO Island Warrior

The LEGO Island Warrior isn't a fan of uninvited guests, and has a special scary mask that he pops on if he spots any incoming ships heading for his island cove! That's not to say he doesn't have friends, in fact he's learnt lots of useful tips from his fellow minifigures about how to set traps and play tricks on people to keep away those pesky invaders!

LEGO Lady Robot 

LEGO Lady Robot

LEGO Lady Robot started out life as a toy, but it soon became clear that she wasn't cut out for a normal, boring life… the Lady Robot just wants to go out and party! With her self winding cog and built in karaoke machine, the Lady Robot loves to sing and dance and never gets tired!

LEGO Mountain Climber

 

LEGO Mountain ClimberThe LEGO Mountain Climber has had years of climbing experience, scaling mountains for fun and as part of a rescue team to help climbers in trouble. Not peak is too high for the Mountain Climber and he is always the first to bravely tackle any challenge, never giving up until he brings everyone safely home.

LEGO Pretzel Girl

LEGO Pretzel Girl

As you might expect, the LEGO Pretzel Girl is particularly partial to tasty pretzels. But she has an even greater love for… yodelling. She is happiest when on top of a tall mountain, dressed in her traditional clothes and yodelling away to her heart's content. Of course when she stops for a lunch break, what better to snack on than a giant pretzel?

LEGO Saxophone Player

LEGO Saxophone Player

The LEGO Saxophone Player is a quiet, thoughtful minifigure. Rather than say whatever comes into his head, he prefers to express his thoughts and feelings through his music. The LEGO Saxophone Player doesn't play for money or fame, it's just who he is! 

LEGO Scarecrow

LEGO Scarecrow

The LEGO Scarecrow is a dutiful, hardworking minifigure, always keeping a watchful button eye on the precious fields of crops he guards. He tries his hardest to look scary and frighten the hungry birds away and thinks he's doing a great job. If only he knew about the resident crow that perches on top of his straw hat and sneaks down to grab a snack when he's not looking!

LEGO Scientist

LEGO Scientist

The LEGO Scientist is an expert in her field of Brick science, and spends her days researching new and exciting formulas and brick connections He groundbreaking work now allows minifigures to attach new and exciting body parts, like robot legs and fish tails!

LEGO Welder

LEGO Welder

The LEGO Welder is a master of precision and thrives when working under pressure. If there's a job that needs doing in an emergency, the LEGO Welder will happily throw on his protective overalls and heavy mask and set to work with his welding torch, finishing the job just in the nick of time!

LEGO Yeti

LEGO Yeti

Long gone are the days of living a secluded, mythological life atop a snowy mountain, occasionally glimpsed by surprised and frightened mountain trekkers. Since realising that he's being discussed all over the internet, the LEGO Yeti decided he liked the idea of his celebrity status, and is off to meet some of his adoring fans!

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