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The Most Successful E-sports Teams

The world of e-sports has come to stay. The innovations that are happening in the sphere of technology have deepened the meaning and significance of such sports. The industry is growing in popularity and worth. It is running so fast in the bid to catch up with other types of sports activities in the amount of money involved in tournaments and competitions. Within the last few years, nobody would have expected the professional e-sports teams to get to the level they are today. But they have beaten all odds and now have a place in the world sports scene. A look at the outcome of tournaments, the sponsorships, the number of fans and viewership, and the volume of social media following, reveals that some teams are bigger than others.

Fnatic

This is a London based e-sports teams that have been in existence since 2014. One could say that it is one of the biggest of them all, and in essence, one of the most popular and richest. It has a fan spread that cuts across the whole world and have been doing so well in tournaments in the past years.  It is estimated that the group is worth more than $42 million, and one of their major strengths involve well packaged merchandising and marketing. The pioneer edition of the League of Legends tournament was picked by them. In the social media, they are followed by more than 2 million fans. Their teams are involved in League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, CSGO, and Overwatch.

Cloud9

This is another wonderful and very popular e-sports team. They have great teams in most of the e-sports games. with an estimated worth of $30 million, they play in the CSGO, Overwatch, Smash Bros, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Vainglory, and Call of Duty. They also have a selection of streamers. One amazing thing about the Cloud9 team is that they have succeeded in achieving all these within the shortest possible timeframe. They came to the scene only in 2013.

Team SoloMid

Ask any of the fans of the League of Legends about the Team SoloMid (aka TSM), and they will tell you a lot about them if they are really informed fans. This is a North America based e-sports team, and real e-sports betting tips are banking on them to take over the future. Some of the most loved and most popular players are on this team. They include the man named Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and his teammate Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng. Apart from the League of Legends where they are famous, their teams are also found in Vainglory teams, Hearthstone, CSGO and Super Smash Bros. They are worth around $27.4 million, and their fans are so die-in-the-wood that they can actually kill for them.

Evil Geniuses

When you talk about the trailblazers in the e-sports world, then you need to consider the Evil Geniuses. They came on board in 1999 and have built something awesome since then. Though established by Alexander Garfield as a Canadian counter strike team, they are based in the United States, and their net worth is estimated to be around $27.3 million. In 2015, Dota 2 tournament, their team came first and took home the $6m prize money. They came back in 2016 and took the third position – also going home with $2 million. They have a professional team for Halo, and their teams also play in the Street Fighter V and the StarCraft II.

Busting top 4 myths surrounding online slots

Regardless of how long you’ve been playing online casino games, it’s a given that you must have come across certain so-called ‘truths’ behind online slots. If you look closely, you’d see that many of those truths are actually nothing more than myths. It’s high time those myths are busted and that’s what we’ll try to do here.

Let’s take you over some of the most commonly known misconceptions regarding online slot games, and find out the actual facts behind them. Furthermore, if you’re keen on finding the right casinos where you can indulge in unbiased online slots, Canadascasinos.ca is a website you must definitely visit.

Myth – ‘Cold streaks’ and ‘hot streaks’ in online slots are real

Although an online slot may often get into a hot streak mode, wherein it may cash out more regularly than usual, it’s also possible that it goes through phases when it barely delivers any pay outs. However, that doesn’t mean that game has been intentionally programmed to behave that way. The streaks are completely random in nature, and are in accordance with the law of statistics. Just like every spin of an online slot machine is completely arbitrary, such longer spells are too. To tell you the truth, there aren’t any streaks in online slots.

Myth – An online slot that hasn’t delivered a pay out of late, is due for one

Quite similar to the previous myth, this one is false as well. As online slots are completely random in nature, you can never accurately guess the timing of the next pay out. If a slot machine hasn’t paid out lately, it doesn’t imply that your next few spins may deliver a huge win. Although that’s possible, there is no intended programming behind it.

Myth – You can’t register huge wins playing with bonus money

Go through the slots listed at online-slots.ca, and play any them to understand how false this statement is! The random number generators (RNGs – you can read more about them here at bbc.co.uk) that determine the outcomes of spins (of online slot machines) can’t possibly know whether you’re playing using a cash deposit amount or the bonus money. Your chances of winning will always stay the same. Putting it in other words, the pay-out rate of an online slot machine doesn’t change simply because someone’s playing with bonus money.

Myth – New slot machines are introduced solely for the purpose of variety

Well, there’s partial truth in this statement, but what’s even truer is the fact that players of online slot games are mostly fickle and often tend to look for alternative slot games whenever they face a losing streak. It is to meet such needs that online casinos regularly come up with more and more varieties of slot games. While the players get something they can fall back on, and hopefully win back their lost money, the revenue stream of the casino also doesn’t get hampered.

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Online Casinos Software – Download Or Not To Download?

When you start gaming online, you will come across several online gaming platforms where you
would be required to download online casino software to start gaming while at some others you
won’t. To understand the fundamental difference between the two casino software is that in
download online casino software, the gambling software needs to be saved in the hard disk of the
player’s computer. There are endless casino games as well as many types of slot games one can
explore online. Where as in the no-download online casino software is stored only temporarily in
the browser of the player’s computer for the time the gambling duration. But whether to
download the online casino gambling software or not? Read on to find the answers.

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Where there is a need to download online casino gaming software, it may roughly take around 10
to 15 minutes to download and install to play the game, depending of course on the speed of the
web connection. In the no download casino, it may take only a minute for the casino online
software to be saved in the browser. However, a player will spend nearly the same amount of
time to access the game online as nothing is saved on his PC.

The leading providers for download online casino software have found a way to evade the longer
time for the setup and downloading. The player is able to download a few of the popular online
games first and can start playing instantly, while the rest of the online gaming software continues
to download. Players should keep in mind that the download online casino software can absorb
anything between 5 MB and 40 MB of the player’s computer memory. But again it depends on
the number of games offered as well as the built-in features. The no-download software, on the
other hand, does not consume any memory space on the computer as the player accesses the
software online.

If the memory of the computer is undersized, then the no-download online
casino gambling software is more practical as downloading the software will affect the gaming
speed considerably. Another related point to keep in mind about casino software is that in case
the player would like to try out different casinos then it makes no sense downloading different
online casino gaming software, which can take a toll on a computer’s memory. Then it is best to
stick to the no-download-required casino software.

The major drawback with the to-download software is that most of these only run in
Windows-based computers while the no-download casino online software will run on any
operating system. This allows even the MAC and Linux users to involve in online gambling. The
latest no-download-required online casino gambling softwarerequires plug-ins like Flash or
Shockwave which can be downloaded and installed for free.

The main downside of a no-download online casino software is the quantity of the games
offered, as generally, these software offer a far fewer number of the casino games offered in the
to-be-downloaded version of online casino gaming software. So, download or no-download
online casino software? Well, the choice is entirely yours.

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Loot Boxes: Gamification in Gambling

Gambling takes many forms. It’s not just about putting your money down on a sporting event or going to a casino, but it can occur throughout our entire life. Simply making a choice between two things can be a gamble. We always want to make the decision that will benefit us the most but we always carry the risk of ending in a worse place. We can do research on every possibility and strategy, so we’re ahead of the game. All of this can come into our lives as we do something and hope for a result and it’s becoming more prominent in games.

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Casinos games have long been tied in with video games. You would find slots machines, poker and more in many games across time, as well as their own dedicated titles. Such games include the Grand Theft Auto series, the Yakuza games and even Pokémon have done this. While real world casinos have remained hugely successful, online casinos have been on the rise. They are basically video games, expect you can win and lose real money. Playable on various devices, these aren’t the only ways you can put up money, then win or lose it, in video games.

In recent years, many video ages have incorporated systems that allow players to essentially gamble money. Micro-transactions and random loot boxes allow player to use their money to buy new perks, upgrades, costumes and more for certain games. Overwatch for example has boxes that player can unlock in the game that will contain random colours, voice lines, in-game currency, etc. You can purchase packs of these boxes though for various prices so you can obtain what you need. You don’t directly purchase any item though, instead relying on luck to get what you want. Only in-game currency can be used to obtain specific items and you can’t use real money to get it, making everything you obtain random.

FIFA has a similar system, in which players use real money to buy random packs of cards. These will contain players they can add to their teams and the opening of said packs has become popular in itself on YouTube. What makes this even more of a gamble than the system in Overwatch, is that rather than unlocking unessential cosmetics, in FIFA you obtain players for your team, with them having different stats. This means that you are required to buy player packs to strengthen your Ultimate Team, with luck determining if you get a strong or weak player. If you don’t spend enough, you can wind up with a weak team.

These boxes and packs found in Overwatch, FIFA, League of Legends, Injustice 2, Dota and similar are basically gambling. A player will use real money and hope for a winning result, which can vary depending on what they want to unlock. However, they can often go through boxes and never get a single item they desire or they could get all they need. Games would usually allow you to buy such things direct with real money (such as Street Fighter V) or you unlock things entirely with in game money earned by playing (Tekken 7).

These systems have remained popular though, especially as more and more content becomes available. As long as the developers earn money and the fans keep buying them, loot boxes are likely to stay a staple of video gaming and gambling.

Retiring Set: The Lighthouse Siege (70594)

The Ninjago line of Lego sets has been a pretty great story to watch unfold.  The series was originally planned to end just a couple of years after it began, but the popularity allowed it to stick around.  It has spawned a popular television series which is now going on seven seasons, and is next in line to receive the Lego Movie treatment.  This particular set includes a really awesome tower with a load of interactive play features, a great looking jet, seven mini-figurines, and a slew of weapons.  The Ninjago sets have always been designed around playability and this set is no exception, there are too many features to list, but rest assured they are there in bunches and a lot of fun.  Or, you know, just check out the official Lego description below. At the time of this writing, The Lighthouse Siege is still available on both Amazon and Lego Shop for MSRP or less.  It has been officially announced by Lego as retiring soon, so we don’t expect supplies to last long. The Ninjago set line has always been a ton of fun, and this set is no exception. As a collector, often the value is tied into aesthetics rather than play, but Ninjago is an exception.  With the movie coming out later this year there will be a ton of new sets released, but also increased demand for older sets like this one.  Since this is truly a really fun set, this one seems like a great set to pick up while you still can.

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More details on the set from Lego.com: Jay and Nya are seeking refuge in the lighthouse and are setting up loads of traps ready for an attack by the sky pirates. Dodge the rapid-fire shots from the pirates’ jet. Activate the entrance steps’ trap function to send invaders tumbling straight into the prison below. Show your ninja parkour skills to climb up and down the walls or slide down the pipe into combat with the enemy. Tip dynamite on the sky pirates, battle Nadakhan for the Djinn Blade and claim victory!  

  • Includes 7 minifigures: Nya and Jay in Skybound outfits, Echo Zane, Battle Clancee, Nadakhan, Battle Flintlocke, Sqiffy, plus Tai-D robot.
  • The set includes a multi-story lighthouse and sky pirates’ jet.
  • The lighthouse opens out for easy play and includes entrance steps with trap function, a hidden basement laboratory (with a lab table) and a prison, a collapsing floor function, hidden spring-loaded shooter, 2 stud-shooting crossbows, 4 golden swords, golden sai, ninja wall elements, a pipefor minifigures to slide down to attack or escape, a crank-operated function for dropping dynamite elements, plus a glowing light brick function at the top of the tower.
  • Press down on the golden weathervane at the top of the lighthouse to make the light brick glow.
  • Activate the front steps’ trap function to make invaders fall straight into the basement prison.
  • Climb or descend the wall elements with the ninja minifigures in true ninja style.
  • Also includes a jetty with a string of lante rn-style elements, plus a mailbox and a rock element with a hidden sword.
  • The sky pirates’ jet features a 6-stud rapid shooter, 2 detachable sky pirate swords and a translucent flame exhaust element.
  • Weapons include Nya’s 2 golden swords, Jay’s Golden Scythe, Nadakhan’s Djinn Blade, Battle Flintlocke’s 2 guns, Battle Clancee’s fang broom and the sky pirates’ stud shooter.
  • Accessory elements include the Teapot of Tyrahn, dynamite, syringe, wrench, drill, magnifying glass, oil kettleand a stove.
  • Recreate and role-play epic scenes from the NINJAGO™: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
  • The lighthouse (including jetty) measures over 14” (36cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep.
  • Sky pirates’ jet measures over 1” (5cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.

 

Retiring Set: TIE Fighter (75095)

One of the iconic vessels from the Star Wars franchise, the TIE Fighter was bound to be a popular Lego set from the moment the licensing deal was announced.  

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LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095 Star Wars Toy
  • Build a large-scale recreation of the classic Imperial Starfighter
  • Featured in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Includes TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol

This version is a part of the Ultimate Collector Series which puts emphasis on details and size.  The TIE Fighter checks both boxes there, with its huge wings that look fantastic in a display setup.  We recently named this one of the best Star Wars sets for 2017 

The set has been around since May 2015, to the roughly two-year run is pretty typical.  As of the time of this writing, the set is still available on both Amazon and the Lego Shop for MSRP.  The Lego Shop has this one flagged as being Hard to Find, indicating that now is a good time to pick this one up.  

While the set is still available on a limited basis, it is tough to gauge the potential resale market for this one down the line.  The set does have a few major points going for it, however.  

Being Star Wars, the set will remain more desirable than some others a there aren’t many fanbases as rabid as Star Wars fans.  Second, being an Ultimate Collector Series means this is the biggest, most detailed TIE Fighter set Lego has released.  

A big, detailed, collector’s edition of one of the most collected and desired IPs in the world?  Seems like a pretty strong bet to see a value increase after retirement.

More details on the set from Lego.com: We proudly present the Ultimate Collector Series LEGO® Star Wars™ TIE Fighter™. As featured in many of the action-packed Star Wars™ battle scenes, including the decisive battle that led to the destruction of the first Death Star™, this large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot™ minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. The Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter™ is the perfect addition to your Star Wars™ collection!  

  • Includes a TIE Fighter Pilot™ minifigure with a blaster pistol
  • Features an opening top hatch
  • Includes a display stand and informative fact plaque
  • The perfect flagship model for fans of Star Wars™ and LEGO® brick building
  • Collect one of the most iconic starships in the galaxy!
  • TIE Fighter™ measures 18.5” (47cm) high, 12” (30.6cm) long and 12.2” (31cm) wide

Get it now if you want, it won’t last long on Amazon

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LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095 Star Wars Toy
  • Build a large-scale recreation of the classic Imperial Starfighter
  • Featured in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Includes TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol

Retiring Set: The Scuttler (70908)

The Lego Batman movie spawned a lot of really good sets, not to mention the really fun movie.  The Scuttler is a smallish, insect-inspired vehicle which features some really cool extending legs and a net launcher.  We recently named this one of the best Super Hero sets for 2017.

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LEGO Batman Movie The Scuttler 70908
  • Build Batman's awesome robotic bat vehicle with extending arms, secret jetpack and a launching net shooter!
  • Featured in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
  • Includes Batman, The Joker, Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson and Poison Ivy with buildable vine monster

As of the time of writing this post, the Scuttler was still available in the Lego Shop and below MSRP on Amazon.  Lego has this one marked as “Retiring Soon” which will usually fuel sales as fans and collectors alike grab the set while they can.  

The Lego Batman Movie is a specific niche within the larger Batman/DC/Super Hero niche.  It is difficult to tell how much of a demand there will be for this down the line as there aren’t any history with this specific line to look to.  The thing we do know is that Batman is one of the most beloved superheroes in pop culture.  The movie was well received by both critics and fans so there is clearly some potential for a bit of a cult following.  

More details on the set from Lego.com:

Ride The Scuttler with Batman™ to rescue hostages taken by The Joker™ at Commissioner Gordon’s retirement party, with this exciting set from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE. The highly posable Scuttler features a net shooter, six stud shooters, extendable arms, an opening minifigure cockpit and hidden jetpack for Batman. Batman is also equipped with a Batarang to take on The Joker, Poison Ivy™ and her vine monster. Includes six minifigures.

  • Includes six minifigures: Batman™, The Joker™, Poison Ivy™, Commissioner Gordon™, Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson™
  • The Scuttler features a fully posable head, adjustable ears, opening minifigure cockpit and two stud shooters, hidden jetpack for Batman™, net shooter, extendable arms each with dual stud shooters, and posable joints.
  • Also includes Poison Ivy’s vine monster with posable vines.
  • Weapons include Batman’s two Batarangs, The Joker’s pop gun and Commissioner Gordon’s gun.
  • Accessory elements include Batman’s cape and new-for-spring-2017 molded utility belt, The Joker’s special purple coat-tail, Dick Grayson’s bow tie and Poison Ivy’s skirt and two vines.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 9+.
  • The Scuttler measures over 8” (22cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 10” (27cm) long with arms retracted, and over 14” (38cm) long with arms extended.
  • Vine monster measures over 1” (5cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

 

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Retiring Set: City: Volcano Heavy-Lift Helicopter (60125)

The Volcano Heavy-Lift Helicopter is a visually fantastic set with some very fun play features.  The set is a part of the ever-running City line.  It contains a large Helicopter, three smaller vessels, an awesome volcano, and eight minifigurines.  The are quite a few interactive play features in this set, the erupting volcano is a clear favorite, but there are many more to discover and enjoy. The minifigurines are varied and all fit well within the set.

The set is currently in extremely low supply on Amazon with only two left in stock as of the time of this writing.  The Lego Shop also has it in stock but it is flagged as being a “Retiring Soon” set which will be sure to accelerate purchasing.

The set was only released in June 2016 so it hasn’t been available for very long. It is surprising that such a cool set was given such a limited run.  The upside for collectors is that it is a very cool set that not many people had a chance to get their hands on.  Pick this one up while you still can

More details on the set from Lego.com:

Take part in big discoveries with the massive Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter, featuring 2 sets of spinning rotors, an opening rear hatch and lowering crane, plus a volcano with eruption function, mobile lab that opens at the front, mobile boulder cracker, lifter, dumper and 4 boulders that open to reveal a crystal element inside. Includes 8 minifigures.

  • Includes 8 minifigures: a female volcano explorer, female scientist, female volcano worker, 2 volcano adventurers, male volcano worker, pilot and a scientist with heatsuit.
  • Features a Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter, volcano with eruption function, mobile lab, dumper, mobile boulder cracker and a lifter.
  • Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter features a lowering crane, rear opening hatch, dual spinning rotors and space for a box and tools in the back.
  • Volcano features an eruption function activated by a lever.
  • Mobile lab features rolling wheels and a front-opening panel.
  • Mobile boulder cracker includes a box to hold a crystal element.
  • Lifter features moving wheels and moving arms that can hold a boulder or box.
  • Dumper features rolling wheels and space in the back to carry items.
  • Use the helicopter crane to carry and lower the mobile lab and other equipment.
  • Push the lever on the volcano to make it erupt and release the lava boulders.
  • Set a boulder in the mobile cracker and open it to find the crystal element inside.
  • Accessory elements include 4 boulders with crystal element inside, a camera, walkie-talkie, shovel, pickaxe, jackhammer, metal detector and a box.
  • Headgear accessory elements include 4 hard hats, hard hat with headphones, adventurer’s hat, pilot’s helmet and a heatsuit helmet.
  • Heavy-lift Helicopter measures over 6” (17cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 10” (26cm) wide.
  • Volcano measures over 5” (13cm) high, 7” (20cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.
  • Mobile lab measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.
  • Mobile boulder cracker measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.
  • Lifter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
  • Dumper measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.

 

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Retiring Set: City Square (60097)

Lego City Square is a fantastic set to build your city around. It contains a handful of separate buildings and vehicles, all of which look great with some excellent visual appeal. The tram and the car showroom are personal favorites here, but everything included will fit right in with your Lego City.  These include Lego Shop, coffee shop, helicopter, scooter, tow truck, tram stop, Lego delivery truck, hot dog stand, and newsstand.  Phew, that’s a lot of content.  This set works as a fun collection of minor additions to an existing Lego city, or as a great base to begin a city.  

City Square Square is currently available on both Amazon and the Lego Shop as of the time of this writing and below MSRP.  We don’t expect this to last very long, however, as once word spreads of a retiring Lego set, especially a high-quality one like this, they tend to sell quickly.

City is one of the oldest lines in Lego’s history.  The sets are constantly being rotated to make room for new ones.  City Square has had over a two-year run after making its initial appearance in May 2015.  While there are constantly new City sets coming out, it is sad to see such a great, wide spanning set like this sent to retirement.  City veterans and those looking to start a new City built on their own would be wise to grab this one before it is gone.

More details on the set from Lego.com:

It’s buzzing with activity at the City Square! Park your bike at the cozy coffee bar, hop aboard the awesome news helicopter and take to the skies for a bird’s-eye view. When you’re done flying, call the LEGO® Store where a new delivery has just arrived. Help the driver unload the boxes, place them on the handcart and wheel them into the store. Then check out the cool cars for sale at the dealership showrooms. Help the mechanic operate the car lift and fit a new set of sporty alloy rims. There’s just time to buy a hotdog and a newspaper for the journey home, but watch out for the pizza deliveryman on his speedy scooter as you head for the tram stop! Load your bike into the bike compartment, take a seat and watch the world go by as you travel through the LEGO City streets. What an exciting day! Includes 12 minifigures with assorted accessories: a tram driver, helicopter pilot, coffee shop saleswoman, pizza deliveryman, car saleswoman, mechanic, tow truck driver, hotdog salesman, LEGO sales person, LEGO delivery driver, a girl and a boy. Also, includes 2 LEGO store statues.

  • Includes 12 minifigures with assorted accessories: a tram driver, helicopter pilot, coffee bar saleswoman, pizza deliveryman, car saleswoman, mechanic, tow truck driver, hotdog salesman, 2 LEGO sales personnel, a girl, and a boy.
  • Features a tram, LEGO Store, LEGO delivery truck, helicopter, car dealership, 3 cars, tow truck, bike, pizza delivery scooter, tram stop, coffee shop, hotdog stand and a news stand
  • Car dealership features 2 showrooms with sliding, transparent doors, 4 alloy wheels and a service center with functioning car lift
  • LEGO Store features 2 statues, streetlamp and a detailed interior with computer station, boxes and shelves
  • Tram features cars with transparent walls, bike car and drivers cab with opening doors
  • LEGO delivery truck features opening doors and a LEGO logo
  • Tow truck features a tilting flatbed and a working winch with hook
  • Accessory elements include a dog, pretzel, 2 sausages, handcart, 4 mugs, hammer wrench, bucket, window cleaning stick and a LEGO bag
  • Operate the car lift
  • Visit the cozy coffee bar
  • Check out the latest sets at the LEGO Store!
  • Ride the awesome tram!
  • Tram measures over 3” (10cm) high, 14” (38cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Red car measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide
  • Yellow car measures over 1” (4cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide
  • Black car measures over 1” (5cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Flatbed truck measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
  • LEGO delivery truck measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
  • Helicopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide
  • Car Dealership measures over 5” (15cm) high, 11” (30cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep
  • LEGO Store measures over 5” (15cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 2” (7cm) deep
  • Tram stop measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (12cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep
  • Coffee shop measures over 3” (8cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep

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LEGO City Town City Square 60097 Building Toy
  • Build your own City Square, complete with tram, LEGO Store, LEGO delivery truck, car dealership, three cars, tow truck, bike, pizza delivery scooter, tram stop, coffee shop, hot dog stand and news stand!
  • Includes 12 minifigures with accessories
  • LEGO City toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building

 

Retiring Set: Arendelle Castle Celebration (41068)

Arendelle Castle Celebration is pulled from Frozen, the insanely popular Disney movie released in 2013.  The set was originally released in December 2015 and has some features from the original movie as well and Frozen Fever, the animated short film released in 2015.  The set includes the most iconic characters from Frozen: Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.  Also included are three Snowgies, a fun name for mini snowmen.  The set has a few fun features fans of the movie will enjoy.

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LEGO Disney Frozen Arendelle Castle Celebration 41068 Disney Toy
  • Build Disney Princess Arendelle's royal castle and recreate Elsa and Anna's magical adventures!
  • Featuring characters and settings from Disney's Frozen
  • Includes Elsa and Anna mini-doll figures, Olaf and three mini snowmen

The set is currently still available on the Lego Shop and Amazon for under MSRP.  The Lego Shop has the set marked as being a “Retiring Soon” set so quantities will be limited on both sites.

Disney products always carry a high demand due to the overwhelming number of Disney fans out there.  Frozen is a relatively new IP so it remains to be seen if collectors will be willing to pay high premiums for Frozen branded products over time.  Regardless, if you are a Frozen fan, the time to purchase this set is now before is disappears from online shops.

More details on the set from Lego.com:

Enter the world of Disney Frozen and for building fun with Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Beautiful Arendelle castle’s enchanting details such as the ice room, Anna’s bedroom and a roof slide give you all the inspiration you need to recreate magical scenes from Disney’s Frozen and Frozen Fever, as well as your very own adventures. Includes Elsa and Anna mini-dolls plus and Olaf and 3 Snowgies.

  • Includes Elsa and Anna mini-doll figures with outfits from Frozen Fever, plus Olaf the snowman and 3 mini snowmen.
  • Arendelle Castle features a living room with fireplace, sofa and a grandfather clock; Anna’s bedroom with vanity and fireplace; and Elsa’s ice room with a lock on the door and slide from the roof.
  • Courtyard party scene from Frozen Fever includes a 2-tiered birthday cake, a table with 2 seats and 2 balloon stands.
  • Help Elsa throw Anna a birthday party to remember.
  • Explore Arendelle Castle and play out scenes from Disney’s Frozen and Frozen Fever.
  • Create new adventures with your favorite Frozen characters.
  • Accessory elements include cupcakes, glasses, ice skates, presents, cup and a party invitation.
  • Arendelle Castle measures over 10” (27cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
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LEGO Disney Frozen Arendelle Castle Celebration 41068 Disney Toy
  • Build Disney Princess Arendelle's royal castle and recreate Elsa and Anna's magical adventures!
  • Featuring characters and settings from Disney's Frozen
  • Includes Elsa and Anna mini-doll figures, Olaf and three mini snowmen