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

Calls by candlestick

This elegant Candlestick phone looks well-suited to one of those very fancy, expensive offices, decorated in dark mahogany. Brick Classics has created this beautiful stylized phone, making great use of the ornate pearl gold wagon wheel as part of the receiver on the phone. The scale is deceiving, too – it’s fairly small, sitting on a small base.

Candlestick Tellie

Always pay attention when playing Pokémon GO

Pikachu better watch the road, since the outcome of Pokémon vs car generally doesn’t end well, as illustrated by Cecilie Fritzvold. The whole scene is well done. I like the (unfortunately very flat) Pikachu next to the line in the road. The tire gets great texture from the modified 2×3 pentagonal tiles. Let this stand as a PSA: pay attention when playing or walking in traffic!

Roadkill

So cute yet so deadly: Eastern grey kangaroo

Isn’t it adorable? Australian builder aldo k has done a phenomenal job sculpting this fuzzy grey nuisance. While the real thing might break your fence or punch you in the face, this adorable rendition makes great use of parts to create the perfect curves for a kangaroo. I particularly love the face: it has so much character! The ears bring it to life.

Kangaroo

If only vacuuming itself was this good-looking

I vividly remember having to vacuum with one of these things. I hated it. And as much as I despised this particular weekly chore, Andreas Lenander has done a brilliant job bringing this monstrosity to life.

The main portion of the vacuum is smooth, well done, and has a short cord to fully irritate you when you try and go from room to room. I particularly like the wall-plug detail, and the ribbed hose works perfect!

Vacuum cleaner

LEGO Ninjago 70621 The Vermillion Attack [Review]

One of my favorite parts about January is new LEGO sets coming into stores. I love seeing all the awesome new pieces and new sets. Picking one out is often the hardest part! To help with that, we’re bringing you reviews of some of the new 2017 sets so you can make decisions for your own collection, and last week we looked at 31065 Park Street Townhouse. Today we’re turning our gaze to 70261 The Vermillion Attack, which has 83 pieces and retails for $9.99 USD.

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Stop by the shop for parts and service done right

I’ve never been in a workshop as clean as this one by ForlornEmpire. I expect to see some oil, spilled coffee, or some sort of mess surrounding that giant engine — can’t say I’d lay below it, either. The scene has a ton of great detail, from the simple and effective fluorescent lights to the tool drawers, which I absolutely love. They look just like they should, at a good scale, and it’s a fantastic use of a bucket handle!

The Shop

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

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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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