The Incredible World of LEGO

I remember growing up with basic LEGO; usually a few plastic buckets full of assorted colours of pretty much the same-shaped blocks, and the occasional base piece. As the oldies can remember, you could build countless things with these basic blocks, and the only limit was your imagination. I also remember being a little shocked with the first motorized LEGO sets came out. You could actually attack a little electric engine to a car made of LEGO! It seemed very strange at the time, but these were the days before even the LEGO figures appeared.

Well, those days of basic square blocks are long, long gone, and now LEGO comes in just about every size and shape you can imagine. You can also easily recreate all kinds of vehicles and scenes from popular movies and imaginary worlds. Those basic motors have evolved into remote controls and special software; there are LEGO boardgames, computer games—you can even design your own special LEGO creation and have it built!

Toys Paradise has a huge range of LEGO products, so let’s have a look at some of the incredible LEGO fun available!

LEGO Atlantis
Incredible underwater adventures await with the LEGO Atlantis range. The highlight is the amazing Portal of Atlantis, the entrance to the fabled lost city of Atlantis. But getting through it will be a mighty challenge— the divers must defeat hidden traps, shark guardian statues that come alive, squid and shark Warriors, and the portal Emperor before unlocking the gate with the five Atlantis treasure keys. This amazing set is the ultimate in Atlantis adventure.

Another great playset is the Gateway of the Squid. This ancient underwater temple has gates that automatically open at the turn of a treasure key; inside are traps, treasures and mighty guardians, including an octopus prison cage, a fearsome squid warrior, and a monstrous giant squid with flailing tentacles and massive snapping jaws. Can the divers reach the golden treasure chest at the heart of the temple, or will they be captured for daring to trespass in this deep-sea domain?

Check out the whole range of LEGO Atlantis sets. There are amazing underwater vehicles like the Neptune Carrier and the Typhoon Turbo Sub, and mighty guardians like the Monster Crab and the Guardian of the Deep. The race to discover Atlantis has begun!

LEGO Games
LEGO isn’t just about building on your imagination—you can also build games and play them with your friends. Check out our range of LEGO Games. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, LEGO Games is a great way of having fun together with family and friends.

Ramses Pyramid is a family game of memory, skill and cunning, where 2-4 players can compete against each other or take on the Mummy King together. Unlock the crystal coded layers to climb to the top of the pyramid and defeat the Mummy King, taking his crown and the treasures within. In Minotaurus, be the first to lead your heroes to the secret temple hidden deep inside a labyrinth, avoiding the Minotaur and cleverly placing walls to block your opponents.

Creationary is a clever spin on the Pictionary concept; you roll the LEGO dice to select one of four exciting building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. With three levels of difficulty you can show off your building skills, while the others guess what you are creating. A great game for family and friends to test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills.

LEGO Star Wars
Love LEGO? Love Star Wars? Well, Toys Paradise has got a great range of LEGO Star Wars to keep you very happy! Whether it’s the classic originals or the later films, LEGO has the Star Wars canon covered with their amazing LEGO space ships and playsets.

Let’s start at the top with the Clone Turbo Tank. Loaded with lasers, cannons and missiles, the Clone Turbo Tank rolls through Separatist opposition, as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Stop the ruthless bounty hunter Cad Bane from sabotaging it with the forces of Anakin Skywalker, Ahosoka and Jedi Knight Aayla. With flexible suspension and wheels that turn, the Clone Turbo Tank measures more than 45cm long! Or how about the amazing Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser—the ultimate Republic starship, built for ship-to-ship combat and bristling with turbolaser batteries; Grand Chancellor Palpatine’s personal flagship during the Clone Wars. Open the front panel to access the Chancellor’s quarters, reveal the hidden wing-cannons, and drop bombs on the Separatist forces below! 50.8cm long!

If you’re more ‘old school’, celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with the Snowtrooper Battle Pack and the Rebel Trooper Battle Pack, and relive the spectacular battle on the ice planet Hoth.

There so much in the amazing LEGO range that I think we’ll have to break this into two articles! Stay tuned for more LEGO adventures.