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.

Posts by Caylin

The Golden Empress watches over you

While I’m not sure I’d ever pick a golden scorpion as the steed for my guardian angel, I can appreciate the beauty of this character crafted by Sean and Steph Mayo. Sean shares that this lovely creature comes from a online, forum-based LEGO role-playing game over at Eurobricks. The Golden Empress scorpion is a player’s Guardian Angel.

Golden Empress Scorpion

Take your rest at this small, stone Gothic chapel

This lovely little chapel comes to us from Lego_fan. Don’t let the small size fool you; there is a lot to love about the build. Many chapels we feature tend to skew more toward the cathedral end of things, so it’s refreshing to see a smaller build that’s so effective.

The main stained glass window stands out for me, with the great texture and use of the Technic pulley piece. The building’s sides avoid the “big grey wall” syndrome easily with tiles, profile bricks, and nice shaping.

Gothic chapel

The back is equally pretty, continuing the patterns that make this a striking little building. I like the way the lines draw the eye up and really make this little chapel look bigger than it really is.

Gothic chapel

Building by the sea

Sometimes simple is highly effective, like this lovely little build by David Zambito. This little scene by the ocean has a lot going for it, technique-wise (The curves of the half-built/half-destroyed ship are quite lovely!). I like the rock work and the sand dune; the uni-kitty horns and 1×1 round tiles as shells gives it a nice touch. I rarely see beaches completely clear of debris!

It’s a lovely setting for whatever nefarious conversation is happening in the bones of an empty ship!

Easy Peasy

January 2017 LEGO sets available now, including Assembly Square, Adventure Time [News]

Happy New Year! To start your 2017 off right, pick up some new LEGO for yourself. The January 2017 LEGO sets are now available in stores and online starting today, and we’ve picked a few that we think our readers will be interested in, from LEGO Batman to the new Assembly Square. We’ve already reviewed many of these sets, and we’ll be reviewing more in the coming days and weeks.

10255 Assembly Square (Review)| $279.99 USD | The LEGO Shop

21308 Ideas Adventure Time (Review)| $49.99 USD | The LEGO Shop | Amazon

See more January 2017 LEGO sets available now

Top 10 LEGO set reviews on TBB in 2016 [News]

The Brothers Brick works tirelessly to bring you LEGO set reviews so that you can decide if a set is right for you! We’ve reviewed over 70 sets this year in our mission to bring you LEGO news… So, which ones were the best? We went through each and every review we’ve brought you this year, and looked at what you liked the most — these are the LEGO set reviews read the most by you, our readers from all over the world.

Let’s look back at 2016 as we bring you our top 10 LEGO set reviews.

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Top 10 LEGO news posts on TBB in 2016 [News]

As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment and look at some of the most popular news posts this year. What theme made the most appearances on our list? Who took the number one spot? Where does 10255 Assembly Square fall on our list? Read on to find out!

LEGO 10255 Assembly Square

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St. Michel’s Cathedral in stunning detail

After nearly two years, Jiuru Yang has given a beautiful gift to the LEGO world: St. Michel’s Cathedral, a 20,000 piece work of art. This highly detailed cathedral draws inspiration from Reims Cathedral and Notre Dame, both in France.

lego st.michel cathedral

The level of detail is magnificent; I invite you to tour through Jiuru’s photos and experience the details throughout. Of particular note is the beautiful mosaic in the center, along with the tomb in a place of honor.

Check out more photos below the jump!

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2016 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 24

Welcome to Day 24 of your digital LEGO Advent Calendar! All through December, we’ve brought you the daily models for the LEGO Friends, City, and Star Wars Advent Calendars. Today is the last day of Advent! Thanks for joining us and helping us celebrate the holiday season.

“Open” the day’s post to see the models by clicking below!

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2016 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 23

Welcome to Day 23 of your digital LEGO Advent Calendar! Each day, we’re revealing the day’s calendar model for the LEGO Friends, City, and Star Wars Advent Calendars. We know some of you want to be spoiler free, so you’ll need to “open” the day’s post to see the models by clicking below!

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2016 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 22

Welcome to Day 22 of your digital LEGO Advent Calendar! Each day, we’re revealing the day’s calendar model for the LEGO Friends, City, and Star Wars Advent Calendars. We know some of you want to be spoiler free, so you’ll need to “open” the day’s post to see the models by clicking below!

Click here to see Day 22!

2016 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of your digital LEGO Advent Calendar! Each day, we’re revealing the day’s calendar model for the LEGO Friends, City, and Star Wars Advent Calendars. We know some of you want to be spoiler free, so you’ll need to “open” the day’s post to see the models by clicking below!

Click here to see Day 21!

LEGO’s biggest modular yet: 10255 Assembly Square [Review]

2017 is a year of anniversaries for LEGO: it marks 40 years for Technic, and the 10th year for LEGO’s Modular Buildings. These highly detailed sets clock in at over 2,000 pieces and are most definitely fan favorites. In October, LEGO announced 10255 Assembly Square to celebrate the decennial anniversary of the line. LEGO sent us an early copy, so today we’re pleased to bring you a full hands-on review. It’s packed full of Easter eggs celebrating 10 years of these fantastic sets, and is the largest modular yet with 4,002 pieces. 10255 Assembly Square is available now on The LEGO Shop for $279.99 USD.

10255 Assembly Square

So just how impressive is this set? Read on, because we’re going to tell you all about it.

Click to read the full review of Assembly Square!