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LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler (76023)

And here it is. The long rumored LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con. This is the second Batmobile under the UCS sub theme. The last time we had a UCS Batmobile was back in 2006.

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The Tumbler measure over 38cm long, 22cm wide and includes 1,869 pieces. It has an armored exterior, adjustable wings, detailed interior and oversized rubber tread tires.

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The UCS Dark Knight Tumbler also come with Batman and Joker minifig. This is the first time Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight appeared in minifig form. Really cool.

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The LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler (76023) will be available in September for US$199.

River Nights 2014

River Nights 2014 is happening today and tomorrow at Asian Civilisations Museum Green and Empress Place. The Singapore River takes centre stage in River Nights, the opening event for Singapore Heritage Festival 2014, and the first collaborative programme of the Empress Place Precinct – the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Arts House, Singapore River One, and Timbre.

Come celebrate the Singapore River’s changing identity from a trading artery to a magnet for locals and tourists with two nights of festival programmes including music, dance, comedy and food for all.

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Date: 18 & 19 July 2014
Time: 7pm till late
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum Green and Empress Place

Admission is free.

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Bare Your Sole 2014 raises close to S$300,000 for charity

Bare Your Sole 2014 saw 5,000 participants walk barefoot to help raise close to S$300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty.

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Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically-challenged living in one-room flats across Singapore. This includes mobilising volunteers to do proper clean-ups, conduct repair and paint works, and replace bedbug-infested furniture.

The barefoot charity walk was held at the iconic Gardens by the Bay East, where participants from all walks of life, had the choice to trek along a 2.5km or 5km scenic route to show their support for the cause. Making up the 5,000 participants were over 50 migrant workers from Kim Seng Heng Engineering Construction Pte Ltd, some of which were inspired by personal events back home and wanted to do their part for the Singaporean community.

Families and friends enjoyed the day out at Bare Your Sole with a variety of live performances by local acts, and dug into a wide selection of food and beverage. Entertainment such as face painting and balloon sculpting kiosks, along with cotton candy and popcorn stands were also made available for the young and the young at heart.

Gumtree’s The Giving Tree project

The Giving Tree is a corporate social responsibility project by Gumtree. The project aim to connect with the disadvantaged children in Children’s Aid Society’s Melrose Home and make a little difference in the lives of these children. Gumtree hope to encourage the spirit of volunteering and giving back to the society through The Giving Tree project.

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Prior to visiting Melrose Home, Gumtree gave every blogger $150 credit to purchase some gifts for the children at Gumtree Singapore website. The shopping experience on Gumtree is a breeze. According to Gumtree, there are about 170,000 live listings on the site and over 6000 new listings per day. That’s a lot of things. Luckily the site is well categorised and the search filter makes it easy to find the items I need for the gifts.

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Unfortunately I couldn’t go to Melrose Home that day. But the other bloggers had lots of fun. Check out the blog entry by Smith Leong, Jiahui and Mrs Kam.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Director & Cast coming to Singapore

Good news everyone! Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Director James Gunn from Guardians Of The Galaxy will be coming to Singapore for a red carpet event at Shaw Lido.

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. Part of a quartet of disparate misfits, WWE star Dave Bautista plays physical brute, Drax. Zoe Saldana, known for her roles in Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Star Trek and Avatar, plays Gamora, an orphan from an alien world.

Directed and co-written by James Gunn, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.

Fans and media from all over Asia-Pacific region will come together to get a chance to witness the first leg of this media interaction and red carpet event. The red carpet event will be held at Shaw Lido from 6.30pm on 12 July 2014.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opens in Singapore cinemas on 31 July.