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United Bricks September 2018 release - Empire of the East Month

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Konnichiwa! The sun is rising in the East and with it comes new Japanese, American, and other Eastern themed minifigures. This month's theme is Empire of the East.

Eastern Asia has always been an interest of United Bricks, particulalry the Pacific theatre of World War Two. In March this year, we completed our biggest moc (My Own Creation) to date, the Battle of Peleliu. Ever since then, we've been eager to revisit our Pacific range and let's just say, it been worth the wait!

As with all themed releases, this month is based around Eastern Asia, but we may still sneak some other off-topic products in. There will be a selection of new minifigures, including some elite collector figures in blister packaging, along with a few surprises.

The Japanese infantry of WW2 are well known for upholding medieval attitudes dating back to the Samurai era. Honour, allegiance to the Emperor, and a willingness to fight to the death before surrender were all instilled into the Japanese soldiers fighting to expand their empire for glory and the Emperor.

Careful research has been undertaken to ensure even the smallest details are represented on the new Japanese minifigures. From the straps on the gaiters, to the equipment on the back. Multiple variants will be released including this new MG Gunner seen above. He comes complete with MG pouch, holster, Brickarms Type 99, and custom fabric sun visor.

Now lets not forgot the Americans. Yes, we'll have plenty of new United States marines making an appearance in this month. As you can see from the photo to the right, things will be heating up with this month's new release.

Can't wait until we release these new items? We can't either! To maintain your excitement, use #ubrisingsun on your new social media photos for a chance to win coupon codes, exclusive items and more! Just build a cool Lego creation and use the hashtag. It's that simple!

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The workshop is busy printing and as always our social media guru, Mikaela, will be keeping you up to date with daily sneak peak photos, behind the scenes footage, and more.

The new releases drop Thursday 27th September at 4PM BST! Check out our Instagram account for more sneak previews

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