In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the final week of May 2017.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: It was a quiet week in LEGO news, but we still have a review of the stunning Ultimate Batmobile and some custom kits that will blow you out of the water.
- Review of The LEGO Batman Movie’s The Ultimate Batmobile 70917 — Four amazing vehicles combining into one ultimate Batmobile!? A working Batsignal!? Flying monkeys!? Polka-Dot Man!? Take my money!
- John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 WW2 torpedo boat recreated in LEGO — Dan Siskind from Brickmania shows off a full-size minifig-scale version of John F. Kennedy’s World War II torpedo boat, PT-109 with more than 4,000 pieces and measuring 27 inches (over 68 cm) long!
- Insert a 5.25″ floppy disk and start up WordStar with this retro LEGO desktop — Chris McVeigh posted the final design for his DOS desk kit, which will be available from his online store soon, and it is a walk down technology lane that even includes a printed floppy disk.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had a few interesting nuggets of LEGO-related news beyond the new kits, so here are the best of the rest.
- No Minifigs Were Harmed In The Filming Of This LEGO Crash Test, Geek.com — What happens when you drive the LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS into a wall at 46km/h? Pure bliss.
- Here’s How You Can Make Your Own Fidget Spinner With LEGO Blocks, Time — LEGO released instructions to build your own fidget spinner, with some LEGO Stores even stocking the parts to build it.
- Cambridge University appoints LEGO Professor of Play, Daily Mail — After a massive search, Cambridge has named Professor Paul Ramchandani as its LEGO Professor of Play, tasked with examining the importance of play in education globally.
- Brisbaine Airport seeks LEGO ‘master builder’ who can supply their own bricks for yearlong artist’s residency, Daily Mail— Are you in Australia and ready to show your master building skills of to the world? Well, working for the airport may be your ticket to fame.