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Stay current on the latest news and information about LEGO, from sales & deals to new set announcements. We also cover LEGO events and conventions all over the world.

Reminder: Days left to win 75105 Millennium Falcon from TBB!

A couple weeks ago I watched The Force Awakens again after a gap of several months, and I loved it all over again. While it’s not a “perfect” movie, it’s certainly a true Star Wars movie in ways that I still say the Prequel Trilogy movies were not. And Rey has leapfrogged many classic Star Wars characters to become one of my favorite characters — right up there with Han. In case you missed it, we’re celebrating the release of the move on home video this month by giving away 75105 Millennium Falcon.

75105 Millennium Falcon

To enter, check out our Facebook page and click the Contests link in the left-hand navigation area.

And yes, we realize there are social media sites other than Facebook out there — check out our presence on all of them in the header above. What kinds of contests or giveaways would you like to see on our other sites?

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS officially revealed + LEGO Designer Interview [News]

LEGO and Porsche have announced the brand new LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the new flagship model for the Technic line. It will have 2,704 pieces, and will be available starting June 1 via LEGO.com and select LEGO stores in Germany and Austria. It will see wider release in retail stores beginning in August. It will retail for $299 USD.

42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Click for more pictures and information

Issue 19 of Blocks Magazine now available [News]

This month’s issue of Blocks magazine pits Captain America against Iron Man, as six brilliant builds go head-to-head in the superhero showdown of the century. Continuing the Marvel-lous theme, Daniel Konstanski dissects every LEGO Quinjet so far, while MOD Squad member Chris Wight demonstrates how to improve the latest version. Civil War movie coverage is rounded out with reviews of the latest sets and an exclusive interview with TT Games head honcho Arthur Parsons, who talks all things LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

There’s also plenty of non-superhero goodness, including a celebration of the latest movie adaptation of The Jungle Book with a series of exclusive builds. Meanwhile, Minifigs.me’s Nick Savage gives advice on starting your own LEGO business.

LEGO Creator App brings stop-motion studio to your mobile device [News]

Creator App

After the Creator Islands mobile game released back in Fall 2014, here comes a new themed app — the Creator App. This time it’s not just a game, but a number of digital activities for kids. The app features a monthly building contest (the current one is about racing accesories), a number of videos with building secrets and ideas, and a stop-motion studio, which allows the creation of simple videos up to 75 frames (~20 seconds) in length. Assuming the interface is extremely simple and freindly, the app might become the first stop-motion animation experience for many children.

 
The LEGO Creator App is availiable for both iOS and Android.

App Store App Store

Summer 2016 LEGO Star Wars, Spider-Man, Batman, City, & Friends photos revealed [News]

A LEGO store in the Netherlands has released high-res photos of a bunch of sets scheduled for release later this year, including sets from Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the new Volcano Explorers sub-theme from LEGO City, and Friends. (Via Brickset.)

75157 Captain Rex’s AT-TE from Star Wars: Rebels appears to include the ever-popular clone trooper in retirement.

LEGO Star Wars 75157 Captain Rex's AT-TE

Spider-Man may be joining the Avengers with Captain America: Civil War, but he still gets his own, separate line of LEGO sets. The largest is 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle.

LEGO Spider-Man: 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle

Click through to see more summer 2016 LEGO set photos

Instructions for Laputa: Castle in the Sky LEGO music box now available

Korean builder Hwang Byeong Jun has released step-by-step instructions for the amazing Laputa: Castle in the Sky music box that we featured last month, complete with details on how to integrate the music box into your LEGO build.

LAPUTA musicbox instruction

You can see each step in the instructions in the builder’s photoset on Flickr, and you can download a PDF as well.

Official LEGO Star Wars Rogue One teaser image [News]

After seeing the Rogue One teaser trailer which was released last week, we’ve been very excited about the next installment in the Star Wars franchise. Unsurprisingly, we’ll be getting LEGO Star Wars sets from Rogue One as well as the main trilogy, and today LEGO has released their first teaser image featuring Rogue One’s main characters in LEGO form.

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One Teaser

LEGO fans are also getting excited for the upcoming movie, and we’ve already started to spot Rogue One creations popping up. One of the first out of the gate is builder aranobilis98 with this great shot of the first Death Star under construction, as glimpsed in the trailer.

Under construction

LEGO unveils massive new Minecraft set: 21128 The Village [News]

LEGO Minecraft has come a long way from its humble origin as a crowd-sourced idea back in 2012. The latest addition the ever-expanding LEGO Minecraft theme is a massive new exclusive set, 21128 The Village. The set features a minifig-scale Village, one of several naturally-generated structures in the Minecraft world. The Village will have 1600 pieces, and be available for $199 USD for VIP members on May 18, and for everyone else on June 1.

LEGO Minecraft 21128 The Village

LEGO Minecraft 21128 The Village

Click to read the press release and see more of The Village

German National Football Team Collectible Minifigures officially revealed [News]

In the run-up to the 2016 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Championship, which is to be held in France this Summer, LEGO has officially revealed the new series of collectible minifigures: the German national football team.

LEGO German Football Team Collectible Minifigures

Among 16 LEGO minifigures are the head coach Joachim Löw and the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The whole list is the following:

  • Manuel Neuer (1)
  • Shkodran Mustafi (2)
  • Mesut Özil (3)
  • Benedikt Höwedes (4)
  • Mats Hummels (5)
  • Sami Khedira (6)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger (7)
  • André Schürrle (9)
  • Thomas Müller (13)
  • Jérôme Boateng (17)
  • Toni Kroos (18)
  • Mario Götze (19)
  • Christoph Kramer (20)
  • Marco Reus (21)
  • Max Kruse (23)
  • Joachim Löw (Trainer)

The series will be available beginning May 14 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland only, for the retail price of 2.99 Euro.

[Via Zusammengebaut.]

New LEGO Star Wars sets, official pictures spotted in the wild [News]

We covered the announcement of these sets earlier in the year in our extensive LEGO coverage from New York Toy Fair, but official pictures have recently been spotted on Amazon UK. The six sets are listed with a June 1st release date.

The highlight of the bunch is surely 75148 Encounter On Jakku, with its delightful blue Luggabeast…

75148 Encounter on Jakku

However, if you’ve never built a LEGO X-Wing set, then the sleek lines and cool color-scheme of 75139 Resistance X-Wing Fighter are going to be hard to resist…

75149 Resistance X-Wing

Click for more set images

Enter to win the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon from TBB [News]

Last month, TBB gave away the new Batcave to one lucky reader, along with one of the new Series 15 minifigs every day. All of the winners have now been contacted, so we’re ready to kick off another round of giveaways! In April, to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD & Blu-ray, as well as our 30,000th fan on our Facebook page, we’re going to give away the LEGO Star Wars set 75105 Millennium Falcon.

75105 Millennium Falcon

To enter, check out our Facebook page and click the Contests link in the left-hand navigation area.

Giveaways like this are possible thanks to readers like you who click through from Brothers-Brick.com when you shop online from partners such as Amazon.com. You don’t even need to buy LEGO to help support TBB — just click through when you order potato chips, an MP3, or your next HD TV. Thanks for your support, and good luck with this giveaway!

BrickCon 2016 registration now open [News]

Registration is now open for BrickCon 2016: MADNESS. BrickCon takes place in Seattle, Washington, running from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016.

This year’s theme is MADNESS!

BrickCon 2016: MADNESS

Registration
Early Bird registration runs until August 1, and is $65 per attendee. If you register after August 1, registration is:

  • Regular Registration (August 2 – September 18): $75
  • Late Registration (September 19 – September 25): $100
  • At-The-Door Registration (September 30): $120

A couple reminders for those wishing to go:

  • Attendees who are 14-17 years old must be accompanied by and supervised by a registered adult
  • You must be registered to display

Hotel
The main hotel is The Maxwell Hotel, located one block across from the Exhibition Center. Please continue to check the BrickCon website for updates on when booking is available, in addition to other area hotels.

The Brothers Brick Display
We’ll reveal this year’s theme as we get closer to BrickCon. In the mean time, you have 179 days to build, so get busy!