Hat tip to Huw Millington over at Brickset for alerting me, and the LEGO and board gaming community at large, to some recent developments at LEGO.com HQ. The flash animation (which at the moment is the only content available) is entertaining enough, but doesn’t tell us very much that we didn’t already know.
The given release date of July 1st is at least a whole month earlier than previously reported, so get ready to empty your piggy banks!
Update: A link in one of the comments posted to the original Brickset article points at a relatively recent (March 2009) Guardian article which discusses how well LEGO continues to do after all these years. And hidden near the end is some more information about the LEGO board games, namely that (the article suggests) they were developed en masse by a British designer called Cephas Howard (an ex-Guardian employee apparently, which perhaps explains the scoop).
I haven’t seen this name posted elsewhere, nor have I ever heard of him. Will the real Cephas Howard pleased stand up and make himself known? (I am assuming it isn’t this guy.)