About Josh

Josh is 30+ years old and has more Lego than he has hair. Which really isn't saying much. He builds mostly medieval creations, but dabbles in other genres. He is also a father and uses his kids as an excuse to buy Lego. That justification isn't working as well as it used to, so if you can think of a better justification, feel free to contact him. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Josh's Brickshelf gallery gets messier and messier. Josh also has a Flickr gallery, if you care about such things. He goes by the name "floodllama" there. If you wonder why he goes by "floodllama", you've obviously never owned a llama in flood. Josh feels sorry for you.

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Amazon Sales include deals on Batman, Spider-Man, Frozen, and City Sets [News]

This week Amazon has discounts on many sets, but the highlights include a Frozen set at a great price, five Super Hero sets, and two City Fire sets!

LEGO Disney Princess Anna’s Snow Adventure is 35% off, currently listed at $12.95.

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This week’s Amazon Sales and Deals include Star Wars, Minecraft, Technic, and Creator Sets [News]

This week’s Amazon deals include sets from Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, and Trains! Plus, see more of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for discounts on many other sets and themes. And don’t forget that sets from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are now available.

LEGO Star Wars TIE Striker 75154 is 30% off, currently listed at $48.99. See what we thought of this set in our review.

Check out the other highlights from the sale below.
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Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, Train sets and more available on sale from Amazon [News]

This week’s Amazon deals include sets from Star Wars, Super Heroes, City and Trains! See more of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for discounts on many other sets and themes.

LEGO STAR WARS TIE Striker 75154 is 30% off, currently listed at $49.00.

LEGO Star Wars Encounter on Jakku 75148 is 35% off, currently listed at $39.00.

LEGO Super Heroes Hulk vs. Red Hulk 76078 is 20% off, currently listed at $48.06.

LEGO City Trains Cargo Train 60052 is 30% off, currently listed at $139.99.

LEGO City Trains High-speed Passenger Train 60051 is 20% off, currently listed at $119.99.

Speeder bike contest ends in less than a week!

Just a reminder that the annual speeder bike contest, run by the good folks over at the LEGO Speeder Bikes Flickr group, is drawing to close at the end of the month. We’ve seen some great entries so far but there is still time to get your rear in gear and build some awesome bikes! There are great prizes up for grabs, donated by The Brothers Brick, as well as all sorts of other swag!

Speeder Bike 'Racing League' Building Contest 2017

A dialogue with the Man in the Moon, steampunk master Guy Himber [Interview]

This week we were fortunate enough to track down Guy Himber. Guy has worked extensively in the film industry with credits for special effects, creature mechanics, makeup and more. He is a prolific Steampunk builder and has authored a book on the subject entitled LEGO Steampunk. He runs the Iron Builder LEGO competition and has founded his own company, CrazyBricks, which manufacturers quirky, short-run, custom pieces compatible with LEGO. Let’s dive in and raid his brain!

Guy with Hat

TBB: What can you tell our readers about how you got into building with LEGO?

Guy: Like most folks I grew up playing with LEGO as a kid. Countless were the hours I spent building and rebuilding and sorting and blowing up my favorite plastic bricks. The dark ages kicked in around middle school and I didn’t do much with the bricks until I started using them to do some mechanical prototyping for animatronics in the Film Industry (mainly Technic bricks from my old collection). When my son was old enough I got him his first LEGO set and he took to the bricks like his old man and the two us started building more and more sets and then creating massive environments and Jurassic Parks. The fateful AFOL day arrived via a special trip to BrickCon in Seattle many years ago. That was the Con that got me bit by the LEGO bug again and started me building at a serious level.

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The LEGO Batman Movie sets on sale at Amazon [News]

Coinciding with the release of The LEGO Batman Movie, which we reviewed recentlyAmazon has discounted some of the movie tie-in sets. The following five sets are all at least 10% off.

Also check out our Star Wars sales post from last month, as all of those sets are still on sale, and don’t miss the free Disco Batman and Tears of Batman minifigures that are free with purchases $75 or more from the LEGO Shop Online.

Batcave Break-in is 12% off, on sale for $88.00. See our review of this set!

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LEGO sales and deals from Amazon for 1st week of February 2017 [News]

This week we found a good selection of LEGO sets on sale from Amazon, with deals on Ninjago, LEGO City, Star Wars, LEGO Ideas sets and more. Check out last week’s Star Wars sales post, as some of those sets are still discounted. You can also see the entire list of LEGO sets on sale at Amazon.

LEGO Ideas – The Big Bang Theory is 20% off, currently listed at $47.97.

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2017 Speeder Bike Racing League Contest sponsored by The Brothers Brick [News]

The LEGO Speeder Bike Group is hosting their annual Racing League Contest. Any minifig-scale speeder bikes are welcome to enter. Check out the group’s photo pool for examples, if you aren’t familiar with the genre.

2017 Speeder Bike Racing League

There are three Grand Prize sets up for grabs, as well as individual category prize sets, donated by The Brothers Brick!

Click here to read all about the prizes!