About Caylin

A life-long LEGO fan, Caylin returned to the hobby as an adult in 2003, after her mother bought her a basic creator tub as a joke. Her mother regrets this. She regularly attends BrickCon in Seattle, Washington, where she goes by the title of Prize Goddess. You can check out her flickr account here.

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B is for Buy N Large, your very best friend

Everyone loves Buy N Large! Well, they think they do at least. Featured in many Pixar films and prominently in WALL•E, Lasse Deleuran has built this fantastic remote-controlled BNL LEGO semi-truck, complete with WALL•E and Eve. It’s not just the cab that moves – the hook-up to the trailer has an automatic coupling and decoupling mechanism!

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You can watch the video below to see this great truck in action:

Floating guild for all of your administrative needs

Those who attended Brickslopes in 2015 may recognize this build from K.Kreations. Well, it’s finally been photographed and put online, so the rest of us can enjoy it! This fantastic floating rock plays home to a Guild House, combining some of the builder’s favorite things: castle, steampunk, and rocks. It’s a winning combination. I love the stonework on the side of the building, and the details on the tower are wonderful. There’s a lot going on in this creation, and all of it’s great.

A gentleman and his hotrod

I find hotrods to be rather elegant, and this beautiful example from Rachmat Guntur is no exception. The engine is eye-catching, and I imagine quite loud. The grill is full of delicious chrome, as are those fantastic rims. I love the bright yellow rear body. Even the minifig looks ready to go with a smart scarf and appropriate head gear, because he can’t arrive to wherever he’s going with windblown hair!

A gentleman with a hotrod

LEGO gearpunk pop-up book

Builders Jason Allemann and Grant Davis have collaborated on a project for LEGO Ideas: a LEGO pop-up book. We were happy to share with you the first models that Jason built last year. Now it’s Grant’s turn. He’s brought us this lovely gearpunk pop-up book, and it’s just fantastic.

Gearpunk Popup Book

It’s fun to look at, but like many of Jason’s ideas, it moves! Grant and Jason even put together a video showing all the functionality of this great book, starting with opening of the book itself and then making all the gears go:

His story continues

A year ago, we featured a series of autobiographical builds from Dave Kaleta. He’s recently shared the next step in his story, which he states took 6 months to create. Given that the next chapter in his story involves a small child in a crib, 6 months seems perfectly reasonable!

Sleep Regression

There are some great things in this scene: mom’s posture flipping on the light, and the perfect fetal position of dad on the floor. I think the 1×2 brick with the technic hole is inspired use for what I imagine is a chatty, energetic toddler. The Batman and Robin minifigs as toys are perfect at this scale!

Double VIP Points at The LEGO Shop March 6 – 16 [News]

Earn double VIP points with every purchase at The LEGO Shop, now through March 16! If you’re not already a VIP member, signing up is free, and you’ll earn points for every purchase made through the LEGO Shop Online and in LEGO stores. Click through the links below to get double points on your favorite sets, and support The Brothers Brick. This is a perfect opportunity to get big exclusive sets that are unlikely to go on sale, like 10255 Assembly Square—but with the promotion, Assembly Square will net you more than $25 worth of VIP points.

10255 Assembly Square (Review)

Many other new sets are also available, including the new wave of Star Wars, Speed Champions, and more.
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Summer 2017 LEGO Elves sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

In addition to the great new sets for Friends, LEGO also revealed new additions to the Elves line at the New York Toy Fair today. Continuing with the Goblins and their devious king, three new sets were revealed today. These sets will be available August 1.

41187 Rosalyn’s Healing Hideout ($49.99, 460 pieces)

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Summer 2017 LEGO Friends sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Our coverage of the New York Toy Fair wouldn’t be the same without some Friends! In addition to the new Show Dogs subtheme we saw in late 2016, new sets were revealed this weekend as well. The new Friends sets will be available beginning August 1, with the exception of the Advent Calendar, which will be available September 1. From LEGO:

LEGO® Friends introduces over 20 new building sets featuring the girls of Heartlake City. Builder can explore hobbies, like Emma’s Photo Studio and Olivia’s Creative Lab, and new parts of the city such as Heartlake Hospital or Heartlake Sports Center. New subthemes include Show Dogs and Summer Fun, the new Snow Resort offers a lodge, ski lift and ice rink. Sets range from $4.99 to $89.99.

41234 Snow Resort Ski Lift ($59.99, 585 pieces)

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Summer 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

With all the other great stuff revealed today at the New York Toy Fair, we are happy to bring you the next round of LEGO’s DC Super Hero Girls line! These sets will be available beginning August 1.

41238 Lena Luthor Kyrptomite Factory ($59.99 432 pieces)

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New LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017, coming in May [News]

We are pleased to bring you on-site coverage of New York Toy Fair 2017, where LEGO has officially revealed a brand new set for the upcoming film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth installment of the highly popular Disney Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise his theaters May 26, 2017.

[Update] 71042 Silent Mary will retail for $199.99 and will be available beginning March 17, 2017, for LEGO VIP members, and available to everyone April 1. The set will be exclusive to LEGO Stores and the LEGO Shop Online.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Beauty and the Beast characters [Review]

Last week, we brought you reviews for the new LEGO BrickHeadz LEGO Batman Movie characters and Marvel characters. This week, we’re taking a look at the next two in the series: 41595 Belle and 41596 Beast. Like all the BrickHeadz, they retail for $9.99 USD, and they’re available now for LEGO VIP-card holders both in LEGO stores and from the LEGO Shop Online.

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Pirates of the Caribbean BrickHeadz revealed, BrickHeadz available now [News]

LEGO’s new line of BrickHeadz characters are available now for LEGO VIP Program members on the LEGO Shop online. These sets will be available to the general public beginning Wednesday, March 1. LEGO’s VIP Program is free to join, and you can sign up online, so you can still order your BrickHeadz today even if you’re not already a VIP member. You can check out our reviews of The LEGO Batman Movie sets and Marvel Avengers sets if you’re not sure which one you want to buy first.

Also revealed today are two new characters from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Included in the instruction books and on the boxes for 41595 Belle and 41596 Beast are images for none other than Captain Jack Sparrow (41593) and a new character: Captain Armando Salazar (41594).

Click here to see the BrickHeadz for sale now!