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2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 10 Welcome to Day 10 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
LEGO star wars magazine: issue 30 LEGO Star Wars Magazine Issue 30 is now available and it's a bumper issue (again)! This month's free gift is the classic Y-Wing!
Hey there you… yes, you, reading this article on The Brothers Brick… Hey there, yes, you… reading this article on The Brothers Brick or Facebook, or Twitter or - it doesn't really matter… You probably know me, and how good looking I am, but just in case you don't, my name is Wade Wilson and my not-so-favourite food that I eat only on alternate Wednesday mornings for breakfast is chimichangas.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 10 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 10 Can you believe we're already on double digits on the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up ? For today build, it can be interpreted in two different ways. The obvious one is that it is a little stand that sells snacks like hot chocolate and pastries.
TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 10, 2017 In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the second week of December 2017. TBB NEWS and REVIEWS: Batman, Star Wars, Marvel… yes this was a good week, plus LEGO wins a major fight in China!
Cartoon Network Announces LEGO Unikitty! Premiere The premiere lineup for Monday, Jan. 1 follows:. · 6:00 a.m. : "Action Forest" - Hawkodile is the toughest action hero in the land, until his old rival shows up to take vengeance on him. Defeated and in need of help, Hawkodile must train Unikitty and the others into super muscle?y tough bros.
Santa is ripped and ready to deliver Saint Nick needs to be in peak physical condition at this time of year. Sebastian Bachórzewski‘s compact LEGO scene shows some of the efforts the big man goes to in order to be ready for the 24th. I particularly like the way the treadmill has been put together, and Santa’s clothing lying in his locker…
Review: 10256 Taj Mahal The abrupt announcement of 10256 Taj Mahal therefore proved to be a tremendous surprise for many LEGO fans, not least because direct re-releases have been rare in recent years and the return of such a large set is unprecedented.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 10 Day 10 and we're running behind this morning. Sometimes time just gets away from you on Sunday. Anyway, let's see what Star Wars present we get today. Another minifigure, which partly explains the high cost of the Star Wars Advent Calendar compared with the others.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 10 Today we can imagine being back inside playing with our Christmas loot after yesterday's adventure using our snowblower. Back in the warmth, maybe with a couple of Grandma's cookies and sitting by the fireplace, we're able to play with a nice toy plane, this time in yellow with a different look than the last one.
Last Day for LEGO Double VIP Points Weekend Today is the last day for Double VIP Points on your purchases at LEGO Brand Stores and on. For a reminder of what kinds of promotions LEGO is throwing on top of double points are:. - Free LEGO Creator London Bus with purchase of $75 or more. - Free The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu Keychain with purchases of $35 or more.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 10 Will today keep us speeding in the right direction? Let's see… This thug has quite a life if he's toting around a gold crow bar! I guess getting Rey was too much to ask in going along with her speeder. Still, we did get the other fig from the set and he can be a useful fig.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 10 After yesterday's Violet find, I wonder where today's door will take us as we journey through the 2017 Friends Advent calendar… Let's find out. Ok, I like this! I'm no karaoke star, in fact I don't sing. Period, but I love this little karaoke stand.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 10 The Star Wars saga is packed with iconic planets and moons, many of which have been visited in past LEGO Advent Calendars. Jakku is one such location and I am expecting to find another gift from the planet today, following the impressive model of Rey's speeder revealed on day nine.
Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar I was just sitting here lamenting my LEGO Star Wars advent calendar when I discovered this absolutely stunning advent calendar from kjm161. And if you think the outside is impressive, not only does it have a daily surprise for the countdown to Christmas, it's got a fully detailed and richly decorated interior.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 10 Day 10 of the advent calendar already! So far we've seen a lot of sleds and animals. I'm guessing if you like Friends animals, you're loving this calendar so far. I have to admit I'm a little nervous about door number 10, as in many years past the surprise was a little accessory pack of either kitchen utensils or hairbows.
Beary Bad Day Humans sure take a lot of pride being "top of the food chain", but I can assure you it's only because we're slightly more clever and built cities and houses. Drop most modern day people off in the middle of nowhere and they'll quickly figure out where they stand, especially if there's bears around.
A perfectly proportioned presentation Surely there's a strong positive correlation between the number of intricate and charming medieval LEGO creations one comes across and how many times one smiles in a given day. Or at least I think there's something to that. This wonderful scene by "kofi" certainly brought a smile to my face.
City Advent Calendar: Day 10 This year's Advent Calendar has been split fairly evenly between furniture, toys and minifigures thus far. I am looking forward to discovering what lies behind door number ten. A propeller aeroplane appeared on day six and is now joined by another, quite different, aircraft.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 10 Plus, it fits perfectly with 40262 Christmas Train Ride and 40263 Christmas Town Square if you own one or both. Sponsored content.
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Well-made LEGO trees really get my gears going There’s two things LEGO Castle fans love to build: Trees and walls. Showing us interesting ways to do both is this microscale hideout by Dr. Zarkow. The wooden walls around the main structures are simple enough — just brown bars inserted into the hollow studs of flower pieces with some rubber bands for effect.
Review: Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens Life can be a funny thing, sometimes. I started writing this review December 18th, 2015, after I'd slept through a midnight showing of Force Awakens in IMAX. Then I got this crazy idea that everyone on the staff should go write their own impressions of it… before I realized there are like two of us, and we have jobs and kids and lives.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 9 Welcome to Day 9 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
UNSC HRUNTING Mark III "Cyclops" exoskeleton from Halo Wars The “Cyclops” mech appears in the Halo Wars real-time strategy games, reproduced in excellent LEGO form by ZiO Chao. While it may appear rather tiny in the game, seeing it at minifig-scale helps emphasize what a big stompy thing it really is. With an overall dark gray or olive-drab color scheme like most UNSC vehicles,…
Jolly santa spotted in the entertainer Great news! The Jolly Santa  polybag is now available from The Entertainer!
Watch All 5 Episodes of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat Back in July during Disney's D23 Expo, it was announced that there will be a new LEGO animated special called LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat. Apparently it has been showing on the Marvel HQ YouTube channel and the last episode of the five part series has aired.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 9 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 9 Continuing on today's build for the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up, we have something that you may not think is Christmas related but it certainly is. For today, we get a really good looking steam tractor.
The Dazzling Knight Batman wasn't always dark and moody. There was a time when he was kitsch, flamboyant, and let's face it - more than a little bit camp, and this was certainly reflected in his choice of wheels.
LEGO wins Chinese copyright case against imitators LEGO has dealt a major blow to counterfeiters in China by winning a court case against two companies that produce imitation LEGO products. This is the first case that LEGO has filed and won in China claiming unfair competition, following a ruling last month proclaiming LEGO to be a well known recognized trademark in the region.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 9 Star Wars has a whole universe, 8 movies, several TV shows, countless books and comics from which to draw inspiration. Which way will they go today? This is a cool little piece in my mind. For those who don't recognize it, it's Rey's speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 9 Feeling a bit boxed in after yesterday. Could use a ray of sunshine today! Now that's more like it. Rey's Speeder is one of the few sets I bought from Episode 7. I really skipped pretty much the whole line. That's not because I get some immature joy from trashing the film every time someone makes even an obscure comment about it.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 9 Day 9 is upon us so let's see what kind of festive feature the LEGO Friends calendar has today. Huh, that's interesting. Not quite a partridge in a pear tree, but still kind of pretty. Our purple feathered friend is appropriately named Violet and is reportedly rare, having only ever been in 1 set.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 9 While yesterday's grandmother figure is baking cookies, someone will likely be outside clearing the walks and driveways of snow. If they are, hopefully they've got something like today's build, a snowblower, to make the job somewhat easier. It's a cute build and a nice use of parts, but I find the proportion slightly off.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 9 Yesterday's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar entry was rather disappointing in my opinion. Hopefully the gift on day nine will be far more impressive, matching the brilliant standard set during the first week… This tiny version of Rey's speeder represents a definite return to form!
Last Double VIP Points period of the year! This is the last advertised Double VIP Points period of the year, so make sure you don't miss out. In addition, the second promotional item of the month, the #40220 LEGO Creator Mini London Bus, is now available with purchases of $75 of more. So don't miss out!.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 9 The themes for the Friends Advent Calendar so far has been animals and sleds. Will we start branching into something different for Day 9? View image at flickr. Um, no. Today we have another animal hutch, and this time it comes with the animal! Today we meet Violet the bird.
Silver And Gold I might be skewing this a bit more to the holidays than intended, I'm in a christmasy mood. But really, with that much pearl gold, silver and chrome, I could see Santa screaming around the north pole in this beast by redfern1950s2. Well, that is if he could squeeze into it.
LEGO Star Wars 75188 Resistance Bomber from The Last Jedi With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in movie theaters in just a few days, we're focusing again on the LEGO Star Wars sets released ahead of the film's release. 75188 Resistance Bomber joins a substantial line of LEGO Star Wars sets from The Last Jedi, including 75187 BB-8 and 75204 Sandspeeder we reviewed previously.
City Advent Calendar: Day 9 LEGO City Advent Calendars have been released every year since 2005 and one might anticipate that the designers would have exhausted the possibilities for new models during that time. However, today's gift depicts something brand new and perfectly suitable for this chilly season.
O² It's the morning after Friday night here at The Lego Car Blog, which means we're in no state to write anything. Luckily reader and previous bloggee Alexander Paschoaletto has found a creation to share and joins us as Guest Blogger. Over to Alex… How does it feel to breathe oxygen?
Christmas Build-Up: Day 9 The last couple of days of the Build-Up have been an incredibly confusing start to week two, but can today's model put us on a more straightforward track? Let's find out… View image at flickr. I am not entirely sure what this vehicle is supposed to represent, but the most logical explanation would be a snowplow.
Star Wars X Building Contest Voting Poll Is Up Thank you all for your patience. Things were hectic this week as I prep for my daughter's birthday party. But without further ado, I'd like to formally announce that the poll is now open for our Star Wars X building contest! Here are your contenders:.
Market District - Ring of Kafrene from Star Wars Rogue One I have always loved the look and feel of the lower levels on Star Wars planets like Coruscant, and while this scene by isn't exactly that - it's based on the Ring of Kafrene mining outpost featured in Rogue One - it still has that underworld, black market slums feel I so adore.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 8 Welcome to Day 8 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 8 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 8 Onwards to Day 8 of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up and today we have something that fits the winter theme pretty well. This miniature igloo is an okay build utilizing a lot of shite cheese slopes to get the angles.
LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros 2018 Official Images These have been floating around the internet for a while but there are now official images of the 2018 LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets coming out of Italian shop Mattoncinifamosi. There are six in this wave, three from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes and three from LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
There is no problem that cannot be fixed by a combat mech Dealing with the "situation" from an earlier build by Devid VII, the astronauts get their combat mech ready for action. There are so many tools, canisters and other industrial elements everywhere that I feel comfortable trusting them with anything.
LEGO Finds Victory in Chinese Copyright Case The LEGO Group has received a favorable decision from China Shantou Intermediate People's Court in September holding that certain BELA products infringed upon the copyrights of the LEGO Group and that manufacturing and selling of those products constituted acts of unfair competition.
LEGO Double VIP Points From December 8-10 Home Â» Shopping Â» LEGO Double VIP Points From December 8-10 Today kicks off the weekend with another round of Double VIP Points at LEGO Brand Stores and on. This is probably the best time to do some last minute Christmas shopping and you can get a re-release of the LEGO Creator London Bus with purchases of $75 or more.
Porg Dominance Continues, and More of the Best Toys of the Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round-up of cool new toys and merchandise. This week, porgs continue their relentless march all over the world, Lego has a fancy new collectors set, and stunningly detailed Ben Afflecks abound. Hide your wallets!
LEGO Friends are getting a makeover - of sorts Recently people began to notice some differences in the Friends minidolls, mainly from 2018 set photos. In response to the comments about that, the LEGO Friends Team released the following statement via the Heartlake Times site:.
An Update To The UCS Falcon Situation I sent an email to my contacts at LEGO asking about the Falcon situation and specifically brought up the special Star Wars-themed VIP card. This thing:. Here was part of their response:. "At this time, the Star Wars VIP cards will only be available to registered VIP members who purchase the set in 2017.
Batman Collectible Minifigures Series 2 Will Have Printed Plates These are supposedly coming out early next year. Wouldn’t using the Batman logo from The LEGO Batman Movie make more sense than what appears to be the Tim Burton Batman logo?
Build a tiny minifigure scooter for your LEGO city scene One of my favourite parts that were introduced back in 2014 was the red scooter that resembled a classic Vespa. This tiny brick scooter by Nieun reminds me so very much of it. This 23-element build looks like something you could whip up with ease from a decent sized brick collection to add to your city scene.
LEGO Star Wars VIP Card Those who have been lucky enough to purchase the set since then, or who are able to do so before the 31st of December, shall receive an exclusive Star Wars VIP card entitling the holder to various offers in 2018. These VIP cards were manufactured in Germany and began to arrive there a couple of weeks ago, as reported by Christian from PROMOBRICKS.
Double VIP Points This Weekend Starting today through 11:59pm EST December 10th, 2017, you can get double the VIP points with every purchase at LEGO or brand retail locations. Now would be a great time to pick up something like Cole's Quake Mech or some of the other new sets. LEGO is also touting the special VIP promo set.
Sorry, No Vader Pod promo next week The LEGO Brand Retail stores and had announced a promotion for December 18 that would include giving a special Darth Vader pod with any qualifying purchase. They've had to scrap that promo due to quality control issues encountered during production.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 8 Yesterday's figure was one of a million, will today be more of a rarity? Oy. It's even worse than a weapon rack. What else can I say. Any forward momentum has come to a crashing halt. A box. With a wrench in it and a gun awkwardly strapped to the side and a ladder for some reason.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 8 Hey, thank you for following along! We've been through 7 of these little gifts so far, and here's our 8th! Today we get a little sled with a connector on the front. You could hook this up to the back of the snow machine we got back on day 2 and take Toffee for a ride maybe?
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 8 Day 8, and the start of week 2 in our journey through the Star Wars Advent Calendar. Let's see what today has in store. Today it looks like we get a little weapons rack. The toolbox on the back is holding a wrench, and there's a poorly stored blaster on the side.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 8 After a couple of days building toys and things, today we get another seasonal holiday minifigure. This time, it's what I think of as "Grandma" because of the grey hair and the offer of cookies! Someone else suggested it could be a Mrs. Claus, but I don't think so.
LEGO addresses 2018 Friends character redesigns by Bricking Around Here at The Brothers Brick, we tend to specialize in certain kinds of news, LEGO creations, and reviews, but thanks to our partnerships with other LEGO websites, we're able to bring you more kinds of content.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 8 The 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has been excellent so far, exploring new areas of the Star Wars saga while maintaining a consistently high standard of minifigures and models. I am hoping that will continue into its second week.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer Looking back, the first Jurassic World movie, plot holes aside, was entertaining whenever the dinosaurs were on the screen, much like Transformers movies. This one looks pretty good. I’ll make the effort to watch it in a movie, cause I think that’s really the only way to experience it.
Customizing a Working Lego Mechanical Keyboard Is Incredibly Easy There are some typing enthusiasts out there who are very, very picky about their keyboards. They'll go to great lengths to customize every last feature and function so it feels perfect under their fingers.
LEGO Star Wars Sandspeeder review The #75204 LEGO Star Wars Sandspeeder appears to be nothing more than a recolor of the classic snowspeeder, but there are actually some other differences as well. Both vehicles need to operate efficiently under extreme weather conditions, which require some unique features and modifications.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 8 Heading into the second week of the advent calendar, we've met Stephanie and two adorable animals. There's snow sports equipment for all of them as well as houses for the pets. What does the second week hold for us? View image at flickr.
Goldmember Ok, we'll get our coats, but before we go you can check out more of Redfern1950s' gloriously golden supercharged V8 hot rod via the link above, and the amusing film scene from a decade-and-a-half-ago which prompted today's title by clicking here; I love goooooold!
Weather the winter in this medieval cottage Winter is gaining a foothold on the northern hemisphere, and with it comes winter-themed LEGO creations, most notably so in the LEGO Castle theme. A great example is this recent winter cottage built by Andreas Lenander, complete with snow-covered landscape and minifigures going about their daily errands.
Reminder: Enter our Star Wars building competition Our Star Wars microscale building competition is in full swing and there are some excellent entries already, like this one by Tim Goddard. There's still plenty of time to enter, though, so get building your own microscale Star Wars vignette and post your entries online by 31st December.
City Advent Calendar: Day 8 The first week of this year's LEGO City Advent Calendar has yielded only a single figure and the snowboarder from day two is therefore starting to look rather lonely. Perhaps today's door will reveal another minifigure to accompany him. This lady is looking very festive, wearing a knitted cardigan and holding a tray of fresh cookies.
Unikitty! TV series premiere date announced Features veteran voice actors Tara Strong and Grey Griffin along with Kate Micucci, Roger Craig Smith, Eric Bauza and H. Michael Croner.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 8 Those thinking that yesterday's model was an owl and not a penguin have been swiftly proven wrong, as today brings us the perfect icy habitat for our arctic creature to inhabit. View image at flickr.
Sketching Captain Phasma's best side Chris McVeigh has built many well-known characters using his brick sketching technique. His latest brick sketch uses layers of curved plates to capture an intimidating portrait of Captain Phasma. The female Captain of the First Order has been crafted using only red, bluish greys and black LEGO parts, yet she is instantly recognisable.
LEGO Ideas RuPaul's Brick Race Achieves 10,000 Supporters Home Â» LEGO Ideas Â» LEGO Ideas RuPaul's Brick Race Achieves 10,000 Supporters The RuPaul's Brick Race by SeeMarkGeek is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 7 Welcome to Day 7 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
LEGO Nominated for 2018 Toy of the Year Awards The 2018 Toy of the Year nominees have been announced and not surprisingly, LEGO has been nominated in a few categories. You can now go to each category and vote for it for a chance to win all the nominated toys on the page. Some of the categories that LEGO is in are:.
Adam Savage Builds A LEGO Han Solo Blaster I'll say it, Han Solo's DL-44 blaster is the coolest weapon of Star Wars and besides one of the screen used props or truly accurate prop replicas the coolest form of DL-44 has to be in LEGO. Adam Savage and Norm Chan think so too, and recently picked up kits from DemonHunterBricks on Etsy.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 7 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 7 It seems like the first week of December flew by just like that and let's see what we get for the end of the first week for the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up. As you can see, we have an awkward looking penguin.
Red Sonja I remember a Red Sonja movie I remember not liking it much. And as you know I'm not much of a comic reader so I really don't know much about her. And I'm to irritated from a day-long wait for a shipment from Billund and wheezy from all the smoke to bother to research her.
The dragon that still roams our earth today The largest species of lizard that still roams the earth today is the Komodo dragon. This monster LEGO version, built by Dennis Qiu, is made from about 5500 bricks and sports a very lifelike menacing pose.
BrickLink Announces Site Will Catalog BrickArms Products Yesterday, BrickLink announced that they will now start start cataloging BrickArms items and sellers will be able to add them to their inventory. If you're not familiar with BrickArms, they are LEGO compatible accessories that specialize in military weapons and equipment which are not present in official LEGO products.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 7 Today our little pug friend from the other day finally gets some love. Our little build today is a little dog house in the style of the rabbit hutch. The little dog house features a bone over the door so you can tell the difference. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 7 Welcome to day 7, we're a week into the Advent! Today, our Star Wars calendar features a nice Stormtrooper minifigure. This guy isn't anything too special, but it's always nice to get some new troops into the collection. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 7 We're a week into December already! Sticking with the toys/gifts theme from yesterday, today we get another cute build that totally makes sense, but uses very few pieces. In case you don't have snow in your area, this would be a sled that kids use to slide down snow-covered hills during the winter period.
Fresh building techniques make for a very modern medieval workshop There is no shortage of excellent medieval LEGO creations out there, and at first look this metallurgic workshop by Markus Rollbühler might not stand out. Take a closer look however, and you'll spot the cobblestone foundation is made out of silver ingots.
Vader Pod Promotion Cancelled, LEGO Offers 10% Off Instead Brickset is reporting that the Vader Pod promotion scheduled to occur on December 15th, 2017 through January 14th, 2018 has been cancelled due to quality control issues. In its place, they are offering a small discount on LEGO Star Wars products and changing the duration of the sale:.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 7 Yesterday's boat came in. Who or what will be on it? Well that makes sense. No Cap Phasma figure but a lot of kids would love another generic stormie to throw on the pile. It's odd that he's unarmed though. I know Stormtroopers might as well be because they can't hit anything anyway, but these new ones are actually accurate.
Star Wars pod promotion cancelled Unfortunately an issue has arisen which has resulted in the promotion being cancelled. Here's the official statement:. "We have to inform that as part of our internal quality screening process, we have found that the Star Wars Metalized Pod 5005376 does not meet our strict standards.
"…This Is Rogue Two, I Found Them, I Repeat I Found Them" The snowspeeder is one of my favorite Star Wars ships. It's angular design and no-nonsense style always appealed to me. There's been many attempts to build it this small but I think this one by Rogue Bantha is the most successful I've seen. Built for the Star Wars building contest on Brickset.
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod Promotion Cancelled We have to inform that as part of our internal quality screening process, we have found that the Star Wars Metalized Pod 5005376 does not meet our strict standards. As you know, we take the quality and safety of our products extremely seriously, and so out of an abundance of caution we have decided not to launch the Star Wars Pod.
The top 10 best LEGO sets of 2017: What to buy the LEGO builder who really only wants more LEGO sets With the release of not one but two LEGO-themed movies in theaters, plus the re-release of two sought-after LEGO sets, 2017 has yielded a cornucopia of excellent LEGO sets across many themes.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 7 This year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has already featured several mini models and minifigures aligned with good but lacks villains, a balance I hope will be redressed during the next few days. First Order Stormtroopers are becoming increasingly common across the LEGO Star Wars range, befitting their prevalence in the Sequel Trilogy thus far.
Changes Are Coming To Friends Minidolls In 2018 There was this post over at Friends Bricks' Facebook page that had a message from "The LEGO team in Billund":. I scavenged the internet looking for the original designs of the minidolls pictured above, and here they are from 2012:. Compared to the new figures in 2018:.
The LEGO Group Wins Copyright Infringement Case Against BELA We think this is very important for the continued development of a favorable business environment for all companies operating in the Chinese market." "We will continue our efforts to ensure that parents and children are able to make informed choices when they are buying toy products, and that they are not misled by attempts by irresponsible...
LEGO Friends is changing in 2018 A lot of effort has gone into the development of the LEGO characters and universes across our entire product range, so it makes us very happy when changes are noticed." "LEGO Friends in 2018 looks a bit different than what it has in the past.
Once I was a Cop… A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell… each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy. Me… or everyone else. _Tiler returns to The Lego Car Blog with the last of the V8 Interceptors and one of the moodiest shots we've published to date.
LEGO Santa's Sleigh with galloping reindeer Last year, LEGO fan Jason Alleman designed a motorized base that expanded the #10245 LEGO Creator Santa's Workshop set to animate Santa's sleigh and the four reindeer pulling it. At that time, Jason only provided instructions for the core mechanics, as he figured others would use whatever white slopes and tiles they had to add the snow effects.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 7 We're now one week into the advent calendar. I want to take a minute to recognize CapnRex101, who is the source of the images that you've been seeing at the top of each of the advent calendar entries so the surprises aren't spoiled for anyone scrolling through the news feed.
Time to travel to beautiful cityscapes If you feel nervous about the future and dread the thought of grey concrete buildings taking over our cities, these beautiful microscale futuristic cityscapes by Jeff Friesen should calm your fears. Each unique scene is beautifully crafted, with buildings, transportation links, water, and features like bridges, parks, and flora.
City Advent Calendar: Day 7 I think the first week of the 2017 City Advent Calendar has been marvellous on the whole, offering a varied selection of toys and furniture for the indoor area on the display mat.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 7 It's the end of the first week. Can the countdown conclude it with a bang? Let's find out… It's a penguin! And while it surely fits with a winter theme, I can't help but feel a little let down. The shaping of the body is pretty respectable, but about those eye holes… View image at flickr.
Good morning, nice of you guys to drop by As winter closes in up in the northern hemisphere, LEGO builders’ attention invariably turns to depictions of snow and ice — and for Star Wars fans, ’tis the season to be Hothy. Tim Goddard uses microscale building to great effect to depict the moment when Luke and Han get rescued after their impromptu overnight camping…
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 6 Welcome to Day 6 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 6 Throughout the days of the 2017 Christmas Build Up, the builds pretty much have something that revolved around the theme of Christmas but for today's build, it seems that we've jumped into springtime.
Great last-minute LEGO-themed holiday gifts that aren't just more new LEGO sets It's been a few years since we've posted a LEGO holiday gift guide, so we're a bit overdue for a refresh. While the LEGO builder in your life will always appreciate more brick to add to their infinitely expanding collection, thoughtful gift-givers might want to consider these other LEGO-related options, including many under $20.
LEGO Winter Village Post Office Review The LEGO Winter Village Post Office is a sweet building. The whole set isn't very large, but it builds quite a lot of details. You might feel like there's more than one set included, in fact, as all three main pieces are fairly good individually and don't really depend on each other.
LEGO Friends 2018 Design Change Explained Every year we strive to innovate and make our products even better for children all over the world. A lot of effort has gone into the development of the LEGO characters and universes across our entire product range, so it makes us very happy when changes are noticed.
A gem of a garbage truck This isn't the first time that Flickr user de-marco has built a really nifty LEGO garbage truck. Hopefully, this time won't be the last time either. In the builder's latest exploration of the genre, there's a push towards a more avant-garde garbage truck.
20% off City, Friends and more at shop.LEGO.com An "Advent Calendar of offers" has started today at shop.LEGO.com and there are some decent discounts available, which is handy if you still have Christmas shopping to do. Here's the timetable:. Find out more at shop.LEGO.com: UK - Germany - France. Sponsored content.
Master Wu Keychain, Mini London Bus, Darth Vader Pod Promos AT LEGO I got my LEGO promo pack the other day and here they are:. 1) A Master Wu keychain can be yours with a minimum purchase of $35 in LEGO merch at a LEGO Brand Retail location or at LEGO This promo is supposed to end tomorrow, December 7, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 6 Yesterday was a random dude, could today be something more specific? Who knows! Remember that weird flying boat thing that dumped shiny new Stormtroopers on that planet at the beginning of Episode 7? Maybe it was more of a submarinish thing. Either way, this is that.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 6 Today we get something BIG from our Advent calendar - a spaceship! Today's build is an interesting little build of a First Order Troop Transport. It's a tough ship to do in this tiny scale, but I think it was done reasonably well. Nice little gift for day 6.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 6 Ok, well now this is almost cool! After yesterday's disappointing pug, we get this nice snowboard and ramp for someone to do tricks on. I gotta say, I think the green looks great here. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 6 Moving away from the traditional holiday elements - like yesterday's awesome LEGO gingerbread house, today we're into toys. This cute prop plane uses just around 12 pieces to achieve it's look. The trans-clear dish at the front perfectly hints at the spinning propeller.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 6 Yesterday saw the arrival of our first minifigure based upon Star Wars: The Force Awakens so I am expecting to come across a corresponding model from the Sequel Trilogy behind door number six. Let's open it and find out… This rendition of an Atmospheric Assault Lander, better known as the First Order Transporter, certainly fits the bill.
Soapy If you weren't actively looking for cool LEGO creations you might not even give this picture by Anthony SÃJOURNÃ a second look. From the thumbnail it just looks like a well photographed bar of soap. But look closer and you see it's a very clever build.
Komodo Dragon One thing everyone knows about Komodo dragons is they're big, really big, the biggest lizards on the planet. What you may not realize about this brick-built version by d' Qiu Brick is that it's pretty much actual size. Click through for pictures with a minifig for scale and prepare to be stunned.
LEGO Ideas Tron: Legacy set coming & more! The project that was selected to become the next official LEGO set is the Tron: Legacy Light Cycle by Tom and Drew a.k.a. BrickBros UK. If you'd like to learn more about Tom and Drew and their model, make sure to check out their LEGO Ideas 10K Club Interview at the LEGO Ideas blog.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 6 Yesterday, Stephanie greeted another animal friend, Toffee the pug, to join her and Chili for the holidays. Since there were no accessories yesterday, perhaps we'll see something behind door number 6 for Toffee to join in the holiday fun. View image at flickr.
Could We See LEGO X-Men and Fantastic Four Sets in the Future? CNBC is reporting that Disney and Fox are close on a deal for Disney to acquire assets from Fox which include the 20th Century Fox movie studio for about $60 billion. This means that Disney will regain the film rights to all of the Marvel comics characters which include the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Any epic battle looks better on a beach, including Star Wars The final battle on the beach of Scarif as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a delightful mix of soft sand, blue ocean waves and giant walking AT-ATs stamping palm trees and rebels.
City Advent Calendar: Day 6 I think the 2017 City Advent Calendar has been excellent so far, including a splendid selection of distinctive models. However, we have not seen a minifigure since day two so perhaps we will find another one behind door number six. In fact, today's gift is a delightful toy plane!
We're Tramming, and I Hope You Like Tramming Too This huge odd-looking device is a Suburban Tram, and it can give a ride to most of the town.** It comes from the mind of Flickr's Vince Toulouse, who has deployed all manner of unusual pieces from several decades of LEGO themes to create it.
Fancy making some videos for LEGO? Seeking 10 volunteers from the AFOL community to create 1-3 minutes of video content around 4 different LEGO Creator 3in1 products and accompanying build challenge:. After building each "A" model the volunteer is challenged to build anything that comes to mind that may accompany / add-onto the model in a fun and creative way.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 6 Over the course of the first four days of 40253 Christmas Build-Up, we received models that all fit with the holiday season in one way or another. However, yesterday's windmill wasn't very festive - despite being well-designed - and that trend continues today.
For milling your tiny grain you need a tiny water mill Microscale is an interesting LEGO building style for a few reasons. It lets a builder recreate ideas they could not otherwise due to the constraints of their collection or time. It also presents a unique challenge of capturing shapes and textures with only a few pieces, which would be easier at…
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 5 Welcome to Day 5 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
Amazon BOGO 50% LEGO Sale Amazon has a great BOGO 50% deal going on for some select LEGO sets. The sets are from various themes like Star Wars, The LEGO Batman Movie and DC Super Hero Girls, and more. All of the sets are already on sale so you can get a better deal on some of these sets if you don't have them yet.
Shogun from the 16th century This build of a seemingly cute warrior by John Cheng is so much more than it seems. Imagawa Yoshimoto was a feudal lord during the 16th century in Japan who was very good at not only battling but also at diplomacy and securing key alliances during his reign.
Check out the characters from LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series 2! Early this morning, LEGO officially announced Series 2 of the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures, which for all intents and purposes is pretty much a glorified DC Comics Minifigure Series, with a few splashes of actual LEGO Batman Movie references.
Suburban Tram I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking at when I spied Vince Toulouse's latest creation. Yeah, clearly it's a high-tech tram. But with a front-loader washing machine on the third level? Or is it a Minion? Whatever, it's pretty frakin' cool!
Apollo Saturn V Available At LEGO Pretty sure this set comes in and out stock wherever you look. Right now LEGO [email protected] has the LEGO Ideas set 21309 LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V in stock for $119.99. Don’t pay over inflated aftermarket costs for this set! Buy now in time for holiday delivery!
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 5 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 5 Trucking along my review of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up, today we have something that do don't see as much of but they have documented for Christmas. Here we have an interesting looking windmill.
Second wave of LEGO Batman Movie collectible minifigures revealed This past month we have seen a flurry of 2018 set announcements, including a new wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets with many more villains and Batman outfits. To add to the cavalcade of characters, LEGO has announced a second series of collectible minifigures from the movie.
Lego's Next Series of Collectible Minifigures Includes a Mermaid Batman and Superman's Dad Lego's second feature film, The Lego Batman Movie, wasn't as big a hit as the toymaker's first theatrical outing, but it was one of those rare times when the sum of its parts was greater than the whole.
Interview with the authors of Ultimate LEGO Star Wars They were able to work with the LEGO Star Wars team in Billund to pull the full product lists from the theme, but there were still some esoteric gaps that we helped fill in. For instance, LEGO had originally overlooked the 3866 Star Wars: The Battle of Hoth, since it's a game product, not part of the regular LEGO Star Wars theme.
Review: 75204 Sandspeeder It's a Snowspeeder in tan. With fins. Now, I should stop the review right there because that's really all there is to this set. But I'm angry and let me tell you why: The set is just lazy and it's LEGO shoveling the same crap onto us. Before I go on my rant, I will point out some of the notable changes:.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 5 Mark it on your calendar. Five days in and we have our first rando. Technically, this figure is "exclusive" as it's a Chris Pratt head on a new torso and he remembered to wear his brown pants.
The LEGO Batman Movie - CMF Series 2 Pictures Released LEGO has released pictures of all 20 CMFs in the upcoming The LEGO Batman Movies series 2. These figures will be officially released in January, although history has shown we could see them in stores in December. The series had leaked a few weeks ago, but now it's official, so we can share the pictures with you.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 5 Another minifigure was behind door #5 on the 2017 Star Wars Advent calendar. This handsome, swarthy looking dude is, from what everyone has said, a generic Rebel soldier. I like the minifigure overall. The print is good, the hair and a non-stud-shooting blaster is always nice.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 5 A cute pug to be sure, but it's just a pug. He has a hole in his head where he could wear a hat, or a bow or… well anything really, but no. He's just a pug. Don't get me wrong. I like him. I didn't have one. And now I do. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 5 Today we have an iconic winter holiday season micro-build - a LEGO Gingerbread House. Using the red and green 1×1 round tiles for candy and the white hinged plates to create the classic A-frame shape is just awesome. I think it's miles better than yesterday's chair scene.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 5 Overall - 4.5 - LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars can always be relied upon to include an obscure minifigure and Major Brance is an excellent addition to the range! Sponsored content.
Party Animals! Things are getting wild down on the farm! This menagerie of drunken farm animals doesn't look dissimilar to the last party we had here at TLCB Towers. If you replace the Ford Model T with a wheelie chair. And the farm animals with near-comatose TLCB staff writer.
The LEGO Batman Movie CMF series 2 revealed! All twenty new minifigures based on The LEGO Batman Movie, due for release on January 1st, have been revealed on LEGO's social media pages. There are plenty of intriguing new faces, including more Batsuits - as well as plenty more rogues and super heroes!
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Series 2 Officially Revealed LEGO has officially revealed the characters for the Series 2 The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure. We saw a teaser of them a few days ago but now we get to see them in all their glory. There will be 20 to collect and they will be available starting on January 1.
Party Animals I was fortunate enough to see this wonderfully whimsical piece by Brickbaron in person at BrickCon. I was also honored with an official party animal sheep head from Paul, one of 50 he gave out at the convention. Toward the end of the con all of the party animals gathered for a photo op.
LEGO Digital Designer new gallery & more! It was recently announced at the LEGO Ambassador Network that there are some changes happening to the very popular free LEGO Digital Designer software. Below are the details. It is nice to see that LEGO is still maintaining LDD, and hopefully they will continue to do so in the future.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 5 Stephanie and Chili have had fun on the slopes, and yesterday we had a place for Chili to hang out to catch his breath. Does today's door have something behind it for Stephanie to take a break, or will there be something else for her to cross off her to do list?
Soldiering on amongst the trees of Ardennes in 1945 The Battle of the Bulge was the German's last offensive of World War II. Although it initially caught Allied forces off guard, especially in the heavily wooded Ardennes region, it proved to be a major disaster for Germany that hastened its inevitable demise.
Yule Mog As you may be able to tell from the falling snow on this page, winter has arrived here at TLCB Towers. This means our microwave will do double duty, both as the sole provider of nourishment for the TLCB Team and as an Elf-defroster, and TLCB vehicle fleet will likely rust even closer to a final drive to the scrapyard.
City Advent Calendar: Day 5 City Advent Calendars are sometimes criticised for including a similar range of gifts every year. Fortunately, the fifth door of the 2017 calendar opens to reveal something brand new and thoroughly impressive. Gingerbread houses are frequently associated with Christmas and this tiny model is a delight.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 5 As we make our way through the countdown, I certainly hope that the good holiday vibes can continue after yesterday's charming snowmobile! What could it be… View image at flickr. We are met with this fantastic windmill. While I am unaware of any significant connections to Christmas that a windmill would represent, it is still very cool.
Shanghai signing event report As luck would have it Brickset regular Branko was on a business trip in China at the weekend so was able to visit the Shanghai LEGO store for the Architecture skyline signing event. He brings us this report:. It was great to be at the event and feel the buzz and excitement of Jamie Berard's presence through the crowd.
A spectacular avail of scale When you view a LEGO model in person, you're limited to seeing things as they appear to the naked eye. In the digital realm, especially when a healthy amount of photoshopping is involved, scale is just as ripe for manipulation and modification as anything else.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 4 Welcome to Day 4 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
Hercules' fourth labour is anything but boaring In Greek mythology, Hercules was sentenced to serving King Eurystheus for twelve years after killing his family in a fit of god-induced madness. Part of his punishment required Hercules to perform twelve seemingly impossible tasks, and Bob DeQuatre has created the fourth task in LEGO bricks.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 4 Home Â» LEGO Seasonal Â» LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 4 We're already a sixth of the way into December and today's build for the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up is something that folks who have snow would be more familiar with. The build for today is a small 10-piece red sled that is big enough to fit a minifigure.
Lego City and Lego Friends Advent Calendar - Day 4 It's hard to believe we're 4 days into Advent already! Today we've been treated to builds which compliment Day 3's. From the Friends Calendar is a hutch with Christmas wreath and carrot, and the City Calendar has a chair with table lamp and plant.
The Jacobite Risings took 5 builders 10 months to build using 1 million LEGO bricks This year's big build by Brick to the Past is called 'The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain's Throne'. The risings took place between 1689 and 1746, mostly in Scotland as supporters of the Stuart dynasty attempted to restore them to the throne.
LEGO DUPLO 2018 Official Set Images Back to the 2018 official LEGO images, we now have next year's selection of LEGO DUPLO produces for the younger kids. The last three sets are larger ones that are based on some licensed themes. **Via Amazon Japan**.
The Battle for Endor Report to your superior immediately. If you can't, fight your way to the shield generator on the forest moon of Endor as quickly as possible. This is not a drill. This is the definitive battle to decide the fate of the galaxy!
I didn't built it, I did naaaaaat… Oh hi, Mark Iain Heath never misses a chance to capture the latest pop-cultural phenomena with LEGO bricks, so it was just a matter of time before he would publish his tribute to the upcoming The Disaster Artist movie. This build is so terrible, it’s actually impressive.
The Disaster Artist For those that didn't know, I have a particular fond spot for bad movies. Not Michael Bay bad, but Ed Wood bad. Those movies that are made with earnestness and heart, but no competency or clue. The kind of films that end up the subjects of MST3K and Rifftrax.
Review: 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon Banged that out in like 30 minutes. Feels and reads much better than my original draft, even if it got wordier than I had intended. Yes, but you'll need to do a lot of disassembly. Two would be better and you can just separate the dragon at some of the hinges instead for easy re-assembly.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 4 Three down, will day four live up to the Rebels hype? Ehhhhhhh, no. Really underwhelming model today and I don't think it has anything to do with Rebels. The design is overly simple and comes across as a gun thrown together with whatever was laying around.
LEGO AR Studio App Released for iOS 11 - Brick Brains I told you last week about the upcoming LEGO AR Studio app, and it's even better than I expected. I downloaded the App from the Apple App Store this morning and spent a few minutes playing around. Some of the controls aren't that intuitive, but the overall experience is crazy fun!
LEGO 2017 Holiday Shopping Recommendations There is only a few short weeks left in the holiday shopping season and now is the perfect time to release my 2017 LEGO recommendations. These sets were all released this year and they are separated into various price groups so you can see what I would suggest as a last minute gift at a certain price.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 4 The LEGO Group has a long history of NOT producing weapons, but that did start changing and today their policy seems to be only to produce historical weapons, or futuristic weapons. Today we have this menacing turret-gun in our Star Wars Advent calendar.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 4 Yesterday we met the cute little bunny that is Stephanie's friend in this winter wonderland and today we get what is assumed to be his home when he's not out sledding. It's a cute build using just a few parts and nothing terribly special. When I posted this photograph, I realized I put the round 2×2 piece on wrong, sorry about that.
Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther sets now available for pre-order The first two sets to be released for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther are available for pre-order at both Amazon and Walmart. Rhino Face-Off by the Mine is is priced at $19.99 and the Royal Talon Fighter Attach is priced at $29.99. Both sets are due to be released on the first week of January 2018.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 4 Day 4 of the City Advent Calendar brings us a cozy red chair with a lamp and… a miniature Christmas tree? You can sit your favorite minifigure in this scene and have them enjoy yesterday's fireplace. Honestly, some of the small builds like this one aren't the best.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 4 The first three days of this year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar have taken inspiration from Star Wars Rebels. There are several more vehicles and characters that could be included so presumably that trend will continue today. This mounted blaster cannon is sufficiently generic that it could fit into any era.
Finished My Inventory! That took a really long time, a lot longer than anticipated but it is finally done. At least the cataloging part of it. I still need to price things out but that I can do at the comfort of my desk without doing any heavy lifting. As I was going through all my stuff, I had this strange feeling wash over me.
Build Up Your Building Set Collection With This Amazon Gold Box Cross off all the future engineers, architects, and LEGO lovers on your gift list with this one-day-only building set sale. It includes discounted LEGO sets, K’NEX, and Magformers, so you can be sure to get something for all ages and skills levels.
Build LEGO Christmas holiday ornaments! It has become a Christmas tradition that Canadian LEGO builder, artist, and photographer Chris McVeigh releases a series of charming LEGO Christmas ornaments for the holidays. You can either download the instructions to make your own ornaments, or purchase the ornaments as building kits from Chris' website.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 4 But what's a Friend and her furry friend to do when they're tired from all the fun? View image at flickr. Chili is a tiny bunny, so it probably doesn't take long for him to get tired out. Today's build is a hutch for Chili, as well as some nourishment provided.
Nerdvember 2017 Winners! Hey all you nerds, we've compiled all the results and the votes are in, we have our 2017 Nerdvember winners. There were so many awesome entries this year, and it was very difficult to narrow them down to three. But here they are in order… Like every year we can always expect the heavy hitters at the last minute, and every year I'm blown away.
Riding the rails with a LEGO WWII Army supply train An army marches on its stomach, and it's hard to feed a soldier without an appropriate supply route. Cutting off an enemy's supply routes is a quick path to victory, so it's imperative to adequately guard your own routes. Enter the armored train, ready to defend itself.
2017 LEGO Brand Retail Manager's Conference Exclusive Minifigure Revealed Home Â» LEGO Miscellaneous Â» 2017 LEGO Brand Retail Manager's Conference Exclusive Minifigure Revealed Every year at the LEGO Brand Retail Manager's Conference, managers who attend get a very exclusive minifigure and it looks like the 2017 on at Atlanta has been revealed.
City Advent Calendar: Day 4 I like the pearl gold lamp, featuring a trans-orange 1x1 round plate to represent the bulb beneath the shade, while the Christmas tree ornament is instantly recognisable despite being built using just two pieces!
How the Shanghai Center Building was built When images of 21039 Shanghai surfaced a few weeks ago many of you wondered how the twisty Shanghai Center Building on the right was constructed. The set is now available in the brand store in the city so thanks to Nathan V we can now find out. All is revealed after the break… View image at flickr.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 4 Today we have a minimalist 10 piece model that suits the season in the northern hemisphere perfectly… It's a neat little minifig sized snowmobile that's a great example of what can be built with just a few pieces. View image at flickr. The engine at the back doesn't look that great but otherwise it's just fine!
On a wing and a prayer LEGO lends itself well to repeating patterns, but we don't see a lot of circular ones. Azurekingfisher addresses that omission with this beautiful wreath built from tree branches, angel wings, elephant trunks, and various flower parts.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 3 Welcome to Day 3 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 3, 2017 In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the first week of December 2017. TBB LEGO SET NEWS: When it rains, it pours!
Big things come in small cottages Fall is changing to winter, at least in North America, and it always seems to inspire LEGO builders to depict these changing seasons in bricks. emillide has put together a lovely set of tiny cottages, experimenting with many interesting roof and tree techniques, some of which are truly baffling.
LEGO Dirt Road Pursuit Mountain Police City Set Revealed LEGO have introduced a new Mountain Police subtheme that's evidently been influenced by the success of the Forest Police subtheme from 2012. While this is not a 2018 LEGO City release, the next reveal is the LEGO Dirt Road Pursuit set which is currently available in the United States and launches elsewhere December 26, 2017.
Millennium Falcon: The Completed Model It measures over 84cm in length and 56cm wide so looks absolutely tremendous once construction is complete, matching the scale of 10179 Millennium Falcon but including far more detail and offering a greater level of accuracy to the famed source material.
Win A LEGO Star Wars BB-8 Watch! Everybody loves BB-8, that adorable ball of droid goodness from Star Wars. Everyone needs to know what time it is every now and then. So why not combine them? That right, we're talking about a LEGO Star Wars BB-8 watch, and you can win one super easy.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 3 So, let's recap real quick. On Day 1 we got The Ghost. On Day 2 we got Sabine. And today we get The Phantom. It's a decent render of the tiny ship, but not exactly in scale with The Ghost and it doesn't use any really interesting parts. Some have lamented this, but I think it's great.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 3 It's all about the rebels so far this year, let's keep the momentum you crazy calendar! The Phaaaaaaantom of the Rebel fleet is theeeeere, behind door threeeeeeeeeee! So easy. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a hack. Getting the Phantom makes sense. It's as well rendered as the Ghost and has just as many interesting parts.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 3 Continuing with Day 3 of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up, we finally get something that's more synonymous with Christmas. Today we get a build for a reindeer and it looks very good given the parts that we have in this set. The 1×4 arch pieces are used for the body while some hinges along with clips and tooth pieces for the antlers.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 3 Today we're having some outdoor fun with our little bunny friend. The bunny itself is cute and he's sitting on a little sliding disc as a sled. The other part is 3 pieces to make up a tiny little "bunny hill" for him to slide down. That last bit took me longer than I'd care to admit to figure out.
BrickNerd LiveBuild - Star Wars Timekeeping And Holiday Polybags It's December, and that means we're counting down to two things Star Wars The Last Jedi and Christmas. And what better way to count down that with a LEGO clock or watch? Join me as I check out a new Stormtrooper alarm clock and BB-8 watch as build a couple holiday polybags.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 3 In much of the Northern Hemisphere - and other cold areas, we enjoy spending part of the holidays sitting around a comfy fireplace with the fire spreading warmth while ignoring the Winter Wonderland outside. Today, the City Advent Calendar brings that part of the winter season into tiny brick form.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 3 The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has taken inspiration from several new sources, including Star Wars Rebels, in 2017. I am hopeful that we will continue to see a fresh selection of models and figures emerge over the next few weeks, following the trend set on days one and two.
Waiting Patiently For This Guy It's December 3rd, so we're still three weeks away from the night jolly old Saint Nicholas comes down the chimney. I hope those adults reading this can take a moment to think of the children. Right now, all over the world, they are in anguish. For time passes more slowly this time of year, so slow in fact it's functionally immeasurable.
LEGO The Joker Manor - yay or nay? The interior includes a cinema room with a romantic DVD element, kitchen with buildable microwave plus lobster and lemon-slice decorated tile elements, living room with a buildable grand piano, fireplace and bust, swimming pool room, and a music studio with guitar element and buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 3 After spending some time whizzing about on her sled, Stephanie is looking and feeling a little lonely. Will there be someone to keep her company behind door number 3? View image at flickr. Why yes, there is! Today we have Chili, the baby bunny. Chili has been seen in several sets before, most notably earlier this year in 41314 Stephanie's House.
Vic Viper or Thicc Viper? It is the start of December and that means my favourite month project is over. That does not mean, however, that we have stopped featuring recently built Vic Vipers, as you can see here. It seems NnoVVember is attuned to lazy builders, and that means most entries, including mine came in the last week.
New Promotional Lego 60th Anniversary Set 40290 First Look With 2018 rapidly approaching it's now time to look forward to what is no doubt going to be a big year for anniversary sets and celebration events around the world for LEGO's 60th anniversary. To kick off we finally have an official image of a special 60th anniversary promotional set - 40290.
City Advent Calendar: Day 3 Overall - 4.0 - Advent Calendars are intended to be festive and today's fireplace certainly fits the bill. The textured elements are used to good effect and I think the natural colour scheme looks superb, befitting a country cottage that would be ideal for spending Christmas.
The Best Car in the World Or so claimed Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and the Stig. The Lexus LFA wowed the motoring world when it arrived in 2010. Over a decade in the making and built using one of only two carbon-fibre spinning looms in existence the V10-engined supercar shot Lexus into the automotive premier league.
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20% off LEGO on Target, including hard-to-find sets from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Simpsons, Modulars & more Did you miss all the good sales during Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Or maybe you did find some great bargains but are ready for round 2! Whatever the case may be, here's another chance for you to grab a deal. Target is running a sale from now until Dec.
Forthcoming events The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:. View all forthcoming events ». This list has been obtained from the LEGO Ambassador Network. To have your event added to it, contact your LUG Ambassador. Sponsored content.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 3 Okay, so I realized yesterday that most did not agree with me about the bird-thing. I definitely hope today we'll be more on the same page, with what looks to be a promising entry an eighth of the way in… View image at flickr. …And it truly is, as this reindeer is absolutely fantastic.
A totally traditional and completely unconventional car There are fast cars, classic cars, utility cars and many other kind of vehicles depending on their purpose. But hot rods are all about making an impression. This is exactly what this beauty by red 2 does; it makes an impression. This 1931 Ford Rat Rod has it all; it’s loud, low, chopped, with giant…
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 2 Welcome to Day 2 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.
Pre-Order LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther Sets on Amazon Home Â» LEGO Super Heroes Â» Pre-Order LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther Sets on Amazon If you're looking forward to the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther sets, you can now pre-order the two sets on Amazon. Both sets will be available starting on January 1.
LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog Set Revealed As a yearly tradition in Asian countries, LEGO releases a set to celebrate the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year. On February 16, the calendar rolls over to the new year and it'll be the Year of the Dog in which there will be a set based on it.
A monument to the old world There is a strange beauty in decaying industrial architecture, with chipping paint, broken metal supports and collapsing concrete walls everywhere. Or maybe I am just nostalgic for apocalyptic LEGO creations that used to be all the rage when I discovered the online community.
2018 is the Year of the Dog Next year is the Chinese year of the dog, so, as has become customary recently, LEGO is releasing a set in celebration. Instructions for 40235 Year of the Dog have just been published by LEGO so we now have this image of it. LEGO has also published instructions and inventories for other 2018 sets which have revealed 43 new parts or recolours.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 2 For Day 2 of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up, we have a very interesting build that some may like and some may disagree with. Here we have sort of a mixture of animals that are incorporated into this one including a duck, parrot, and peacock. The parts usage is good to an extent with a lot of color variety put into it.
Lego City and Lego Friends Advent Calendar - Day 2 Nothing special or new from Day 2 of either calendar. The Friends snowmobile looks clunky, and we've seen the kid from the City calendar umpteen times before - the only highlight for me is the bright light orange snowboard, and that's only because bright light orange is my favourite colour.
LEGO's 60th Anniversary set revealed, featuring mini-models of classic sets Celebrating the upcoming 60th anniversary of LEGO in 2018, Billund has released a unique throwback set representing four iconic themes. The set will have 421 pieces with a value of $25, and will be a gift-with-purchase offer to customers who purchase a minimum of $125 in LEGO stores or the LEGO Shop Online between January 28 and February 14.
The Brick Fan November 2017 Monthly Recap November came and went by just like that and here is a recap of some of the more interesting LEGO news from last month. The LEGO Trademark Now Recognized as a Well-Known Trademark in China - LEGO can now take action against companies in China who infringe on the trademark.
NINJAGO Sons Of Garmadon - The Making of a Brickfilm - Day 2 Actually the natural step was to move into Star Wars Constraction. So I worked on the first one and the spin off Rogue One. It's a funny job, as you get to meet this character… I worked a lot on Rey because I'd worked on Gali previously - so I got the two females.
75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Spamapalooza! - Day 2 Let's see if the Rebels encounter continues to day 2, shall we? Well, it's not a Hera figure, but I prefer Sabine anyway. Do I like her just because she's a Mando? No. I also like her because she's recklessly violent, aggressively artistic and she suffers no fools.
2017 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 2 Today we have another Star Wars Rebels entry from the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar. It's Sabine, a Mandalorian warrior. My photo doesn't do justice to the gorgeous colors in her hair, the blues and greens are just amazing. Sabine also has a double sided print on her head, so you can change her expression.
2017 Friends Advent Calendar - Day 2 Today our friends get to have some fun in the great outdoors with this brightly colored snow machine. I've always wondered why they were black for so long? This one would look awesome smashing through the powder! Behind the handlebars are 2 pink jumper plates for one of the friends mini dolls to stand on.
2017 City Advent Calendar - Day 2 Welcome to December 2, 2017 and our second opening of the City Advent calendar. Some days you get a cute little build, and others you get a nice seasonal minifigure. After yesterday's train build, today we get a snowboarder. This happy little snowboarder is pretty awesome.
Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 2 Star Wars Rebels is now in its final season but is emerging as a trend during the first few days of the 2017 Advent Calendar as door number one opened to reveal the Ghost while the second contains one of the vessel's most popular crew members.
Micro Tintin Rocket I love a MOC that makes me go "wait, what?" That was precisely my reaction as I scrolled Flickr this morning and came across this little wonder by builder ddy. Yes, that's Tintin's rocket, and yes, it's only 6 parts, and yes those are stickers. It's all so meticulously done and wonderfully simple.
LEGO Mountain Fugitives Police City Set Revealed For part of this release, LEGO have introduced a new Mountain Police subtheme that's evidently been influenced by the success of the Forest Police subtheme from 2012. The next reveal is the LEGO Mountain Fugitives set. The price point of this set is not yet known, but at only 88 pieces we expect it to be around the $15 mark.
Friends Advent Calendar - Day 2 We've started the calendar on a good note by meeting Stephanie getting ready for the holiday season with her to do list and a party hat. What task will Stephanie cross off her list first? View image at flickr. Having some fun seems to be first on the agenda, as today we have a little sled.
These fully articulated LEGO Star Wars figures are ready to conquer the galaxy With the next installment of the Star Wars franchise nearing once again, we're starting to see the amazing community of builders turning their incredible skills to a galaxy far, far away. These larger doll-sized builds by Herbert Lee from Hong Kong are a prime example.
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LEGO Technic Racing Yacht 42074 review I hoped this set would be good. The main build is. The second build makes it even better! Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest LEGOÂis a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
Full set of Mega Construx Destiny Series 1 individual figures reviewed Mega's Destiny line has demonstrated, in my view, the pinnacle of their design and production capabilities since its inception. That has certainly not changed with this latest lowest-cost product offering.
City Advent Calendar: Day 2 City Advent Calendars always include a selection of minifigures occupying different roles, some of which seem to appear annually. Today's offering is one such character but represents an excellent accompaniment for yesterday's toy train.
Christmas Build-Up: Day 2 Day 1 of the Christmas Build-Up made such a great impression on me that I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with for future days. However, Day 2 takes a bit of a dip in quality, as you'll see… Demolish the ship from yesterday and then build this… thing.
Philly Brick Fest, April 20 - April 23, 2018 This 4-day Philly Brick Fest experience is open to all LEGO enthusiasts, interested in connecting with other builders and having their creations on display for the public to enjoy during the weekend public hours of Brick Fest Live. "It really is thrilling to know that this event was spawned from creating YouTube videos.
Renault is celebrating 40 years of its Formula One racing team with unique LEGO Certified sets The 2017 Formula One World Championship has just finished last weekend with a spectacular Abu Dhabi gran-prix. Even though the Renault F1 Team ended up in sixth place in the Constructors' Cup, the car manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of competing in Formula One.
BZPower Is Giving Away Star Wars Constraction Sets, Just Pay Shipping In the spirit of the holidays, Andrew over at BZPower is giving away a bunch of Bionicle and Star Wars Constraction sets. LEGO sent him a truckload of sets and he’s paying it forward. All you have to do is pay shipping. How’s that for generosity? You can read the original post then check out.
2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 1 It's that time of year again! Break out the hot cocoa and stoke the fire, because The Brothers Brick is counting down to Christmas the only way we know how: with LEGO Advent Calendars! Each day, we'll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 calendars along with commentary from our team.
Better Look at LEGO 60 Years of the LEGO Brick Set We now have a better a better look at the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set courtesy of the January 2018 LEGO Store Calendar. We now know that it will be available from January 28 - February 14 here in the US giving you over two weeks to get your hands on it.
Blue and lime with two front prongs I have been participating in the annual NnoVVember project for the past few years and it has always been a blast. This year is no different, although I admit I could be more imaginative than milking the retro train tracks used in all of the portruding elements of the spaceship.
Lego City and Lego Friends Advent Calendar - Day 1 Behind Door 1 on the Lego City Advent Calendar is this cute, little toy train - in my opinion the perfect example of a great advent calendar build. Day 1's gift in the Lego Friends Advent Calendar is a very Wintery looking Stephanie, with what I'm guessing is a Christmas list.
The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 Collectible Minifigures First Look I've just posted the January 2018 LEGO Store Calendar and on the back of the it, we get our official first look at Series 2 of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures. I know there's images of the leaflet floating around but I'm waiting for an official announcement before I post it.
LEGO January 2018 Store Calendar Promotions & Events The January 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is now available and we can now see all the promotions and events for the beginning of the new year. Note that the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod that is supposed to roll over from December is not listed anywhere on the January calendar.
Flickr Friday: LEGO Color Palette by atanastudio Builder and photographer Anthony Séjourné shares a lot of his work on his AtanaStudio Flickr account and his most recent posting appears to be getting a lot of attention. Anthony created a color palette featuring current LEGO colors just like you would find in a print studio, or for paint chips at a design center.
LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi 75204 Sandspeeder Today we are taking a close look at 75204 Sandspeeder. The set includes 278 pieces with two minifigures, and features a familiar-looking vehicle that will presumably be in The Last Jedi. Even though we just got the first official photos of this set a few days ago, beginning today it's available from the LEGO Shop online for $29.99.
LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up - Day 1 For the first half of last month, you could've gotten a free LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up set with purchases of $99 or more. I intentionially waited to do my review on it until we got to December because it fit more with the month. For the 2017 set, it has 254 pieces as compared to 250 from 2016.
LEGO Off-Road Chase Mountain Police City 2018 Set Leaked For part of this release, LEGO have introduced a new Mountain Police subtheme that's evidently been influenced by the success of the Forest Police subtheme from 2012. The first reveal is the LEGOOff-Road Chase set. The price point of this set is not yet known, but at only 37 pieces we expect it to be around the $10 mark.
Details about the upcoming LEGO AR-Studio app Yesterday we told you about the upcoming LEGO AR-Studio app for iPhone and iPad using Apple's new ARKit and today we bring you the above "game play" video showing how the app will work. It's much more clear how this app will function and some of the interactivity available now that we can see this video.
NINJAGO Sons Of Garmadon - The Making of a Brickfilm - Day 1 However, the NINJAGO Team were most accommodating as hosts and were happy to spend time afterwards to show the setups and answer questions. I first spoke with Søron Mørup, Senior Marketing Manager for NINJAGO who gave a little background. "It's a long process.