Exciting New LEGO Delivery Feb 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Danish Toy Maker’s: LEGO.

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop comes of age this year at twenty one years of age (in March in fact) and also LEGO, who have been a feature in our Independent Toy Shop for twenty years, also celebrate their own 60th Birthday.

Our LEGO stocks were looking quite low post the Christmas Sales period of 2017 and we have received this week our first LEGO delivery of 2018.
This is what we received in our delivery this week:

  • 10818 LEGO Duplo My First Truck £16.99
  • 10816 LEGO Duplo My First Cars and Trucks £14.99
  • 10832 LEGO Duplo Birthday Picnic £12.99
  • 10860 LEGO Duplo My First Race Car £4.99
  • 10749 LEGO Junior Friends Mia’s Organic Food Market £17.99
  • 10750 LEGO Juniors Road Repair Truck £9.99
  • 10754 LEGO Juniors Spider-Man vs. Scorpion Street Showdown £19.99
  • 10401 LEGO Classic Rainbow Fun £4.99
  • 10402 LEGO Classic Fun Future £9.99
  • 10713 LEGO Creator Creative Suitcase £17.99
  • 10714 Blue Baseplate £7.99
  • 31073 LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures £12.99
  • 31081 LEGO Creator Modular Skate House £34.99
  • 42084 LEGO Technic Hook Loader £9.99
  • 42071 LEGO Technic Dozer Compactor £14.99
  • 42072 LEGO Technic WHACK £17.99
  • 42073 LEGO Technic BASH £17.99
  • 41327 LEGO Friends Mia’s Bedroom £9.99
  • 41328 LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Bedroom £9.99
  • 60177 LEGO City Airshow Jet £9.99
  • 60170 LEGO City Off-road Chase £4.99
  • 60171  LEGO City Mountain Fugitives £9.99
  • 60181 LEGO City Forest Tractor £17.99
  • 60172 LEGO City Dirt Road Pursuit £24.99
  • 21138 LEGO Minecraft The Melon Farm £12.99
  • 21139 LEGO Minecraft The Nether Fight £12.99
  • 21140 LEGO Minecraft The Chicken Coop £19.99
  • 21141 LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave £19.99
  • 75193 LEGO Star Wars Millenium Fighter Microfighter £9.99
  • 75194 LEGO Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Microfighter £9.99
  • 75195 LEGO Star Wars Ski Speeder vs. First Order £16.99
  • 75196 LEGO Star Wars A-Wing Vs TIE Silencer £16.99
  • 75198 LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Battle Pack £12.99
So if you after any new LEGO or any other toys then please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in hebden Bridge, one of the best independent Toy Shops in the United Kingdom !

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Six Degrees of Separation and LEGO Star Wars

Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The concept of six degrees of separation is often represented by a graph database, a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to store, map and query relationships.Real-world applications of the theory include power grid mapping and analysis, disease transmission mapping and analysis, computer circuitry design and search engine ranking.

The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called “Chains.” In the 1950s, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically. Although they were able to phrase the question mathematically (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3…k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their satisfaction.

Read the full article here

So what has this got to do with “LEGO Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi” I hear you ask?

Well, not much really. Only LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 is on nationwide release today, 15th December 2017 and it is also the blog author’s birthday. A few days ago we were contacted on our amazingly popular Facebook page by a chap who comes from the same town as the blog author, Chichester in West Sussex, and also went to the same school as the blog author! Quite incredible really. The chap who contacted us is a big LEGO Fan and he asked us to promote his very interesting LEGO blog in which he discusses various LEGO sets, here is the latest post on LEGO Star Wars 2018 Sets from his blog.

This little tale in turn falls into the six degrees of separation idea that was presented initially above, a cool connection ?

Don’t forget we still have some Amazing LEGO Star Wars Sets here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, though stocks are becoming low with the inevitable Christmas rush, only 9 days of Shopping left until Christmas 2017 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop !!

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A 13-year-old girl invented a bandage to help wounds heal faster

Anushka Naiknaware might just be 13 years of ages, however she simply developed a plaster that might assist patients with persistent injuries recover much faster.

The eighth-grader from Portland, Oregon, developed a plaster that senses moisture in an injury dressing. “A great deal of individuals do not instantly relate wetness to injuries,” she described, “however the reality is that wetness is among the crucial identifying consider how quickly a persistent injury heals.”

Why does wetness matter? Well, numerous open injuries have to be kept damp to promote recovery; however if an injury is too damp, that can be an indication of infection. Put simply: Keeping the injury in a healthy wetness variety assists it recover much faster.

Naiknaware’s plaster permits a physician to keep track of the status of the injury (without needing to unwrap the dressing) and address concerns appropriately. The plaster is planned to be utilized on clients with persistent injuries, which prevail in senior clients and folks with diabetes and typically take 3 months or longer to recover.

Ravleen Kaur from the Beaverton Valley Times reported that the plaster might even have ramifications for the military, “assisting hurt soldiers in an affordable and quick way.”

Naiknaware’s creation won the Lego Education Builder Award at the 2016 Google Science Fair.

That’s a prestigious prize to Win. It’s a reward that includes $15,000, a journey to Denmark, and a 1 year mentorship with Lego to assist get the job into production.

.When Naiknaware was 3 or 4 years old and her moms and dads would take her to a regional science museum, #ppppp> The job all began. She enjoyed all the exhibitions there (especially chemistry) and for many years her interest in science progressed.

” There’s a natural development from one field to another,” she stated. “After you discover mathematics and chemistry, you can do biology, physics, computer technology, anything. It simply keeps structure and theres no genuine end to it.”

Naiknaware’s love of the science museum sustained an interest in nano particles (which she started looking into in 4th grade). Ultimately, this research study ended up being the structure of her submission to the Google Science Fair.

” I in fact produced an ink from nano particles and filled that into a regular inkjet cartridge,” Naiknaware discussed. “This permitted me to print out a conductive circuit.” After hooking that circuit as much as a little battery and passing a current through it, she might determine the resistance and get a reading of the wetness material.

The success of Naiknaware’s development is substantial. Throughout her procedure, she was no complete stranger to failure.

She had specific trouble improving the ink circuit. “How lots of times did my ink stop working? 40 times? 50 times? Several.” She likewise pointed out a couple of jammed up printers in the garage.

On top of that, Naiknaware experienced her reasonable share of frustration from grownups. “When I began doing things with nano particles,” she remembered, “a great deal of individuals moms and dads, judges informed me, ‘What you’re doing is difficult. It’s not going to work.'”

But she understood that her theory dealt with paper. She believed in her own concept and a couple of motivating coaches on her side including her 6th grade science instructor, Ms. Svenson.

After her experience with the plaster, Naiknaware’s recommendations to other enthusiastic kids thinking about science is easy: “Just because people say your idea won’t work, doesn’t mean you can’t prove them wrong..”

Read more: https://www.upworthy.com/a-13-year-old-girl-invented-a-bandage-to-help-wounds-heal-faster

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