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

Waiting for fall in the Avalonian countryside

Fall is right around the corner, and in some places, has completely arrived and settled in. I’d wager that’s the case for this beautiful micro LEGO countryside diorama from Full Plate, with the beautiful fall foliage and the crops ready for harvest.

There’s quite a bit of detail here; the cottages are adorable and simple, and highly effective. the trees are bursting with color and you can clearly identify the different kinds. The dock into the pond is a nice touch.

Avalonian Countryside (9 of 9)

Avalonian Countryside (6 of 9)

Lincoln Logs, Connect 4, Speak and Spell, and other classic toys from your 80s childhood made in LEGO

I remember playing with some of these as a kid. We’ve featured jtheel‘s work before with their fantastic Simon Says; I think it’s high-time to kick the nostalgia factor up a bit and relive the best toys from the 80s. Or 70s. Maybe a bit of early 90s. At any rate, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

To start, an alternative classic building toy: Lincoln Logs.

LEGO Lincoln Logs 2

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Giant LEGO grasshoppers can be terrifying

It’s one thing to say that a plague of locusts, cicadas, or grasshoppers has gone after your crops. It’s another thing entirely when they destroy the entire farm. sanellukovic has posted what can only be a thing of nightmares with elephant-sized grasshoppers destroying the remains of what I imagine was once a farm, full of life. Not so much anymore.

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LEGO City, Nexo Knights up to 38% off on Amazon [News]

In addition to the Minecraft sets we posted earlier today, there are a number of other sets on sale today, including 60134 Fun in the Park! As always, click the images or links below to get awesome sets (for up to 38% off!) from LEGO City and Nexo Knights, and help support The Brothers Brick.

60134 Fun in the Park

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The Shiva Class Quark Bomber goes for precision

September is in full swing, and with it, another lovely large ship for us to share with you. Today’s beauty comes from Brick Martil, with the Shiva Class Quark Bomber. This beautiful ship has elegant lines along with some fantastic color highlighting, with the orange. It stands out nicely.

I do like the custom stickers, which give it a nice finished feel. I like the angles in the stern of the ship, which give the whole thing a nice feel.

Shiva class quark bomber. Final. Shiptember 2016

The City of Durrough is full of life

Built for BrickFair Virginia, this lovely diorama was displayed in full for the first time. Gary^The^Procrastinator has been working on it for some time and I must say the finished product is wonderful. Each time I look at it, I find a different detail.

Each of the buildings themselves are excellent examples of castle buildings. Seeing them all together, with minfigs throughout, brings the whole display to life.

Busy Citizens, City of Durrough

City of Durrough

LEGO Minecraft sets on sale on Amazon up to 44% off [News]

Amazon has a number of sets on sale today, including many of the current Minecraft line. If you’re looking to pick some up, today is a great day to do so. By clicking on the links below, you’ll be able to pick up some excellent sets and support The Brothers Brick!

Click on any set to order it from Amazon…

21122 The Nether Fortress

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LEGO Ideas 21037 Caterham Seven 620R unveiled [News]

In March, we shared the great news that LEGO Ideas chose Carl Greatrix’s Caterham Super Seven as one of their newest additions to the LEGO Ideas family. Today, LEGO unveiled 21307 Caterham Seven 620R, and it will be available October 1. The set has 771 pieces, and will retail for $79.99 USD.

LEGO IDEAS 21307 Caterham Seven 620R

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The school year has started at microscale LEGO Hogwarts Castle

You’re a bit late, but given that we’ve just discovered this tiny Hogwarts Castle, I believe you’ll be able to start the term without issue.

Kit Bricksto build this beautiful micro-scale Hogwarts and it’s just adorable. It’s very recognizable, with the greenhouses and great hall, and that lovely courtyard (no word if this is before or after book 7).

Lego Architecture: Hogwarts Castle

Portrait of a legend: Grouch Marx in LEGO

If anyone is suited to a LEGO caricature, it’s Groucho Marx. Paddy Bricksplitter has given us a wonderful portrait of the comedy legend, and there is absolutely no doubt who is staring at you from from the frame. The bushy eyebrows and curly hair are instantly recognizable, and the cigar is perfect.

Groucho