Category Archives: LEGO

You’d probably expect a lot of the posts on a LEGO blog like The Brothers Brick to be about LEGO, and you’d be right. If you’re browsing this page, you might want to consider narrowing what you’re looking for by checking out categories like “Space” and “Castle.” We’re sure there’s something here that’ll fascinate and amaze you.

Entering Mirkwood

This little build by Disco86 is a wonderful example of an expert use of space! Even though it has a very small footprint, the builder was able to really give a sense of the size and creepiness of Mirkwood Forest. Also, even though I personally am getting tired of every fantasy and medieval creation having a border, it really does work on this one. The border is simple, frames the scene nicely and gives you the feel that this is a section of a much larger whole. Beautifully played!

Entering Mirkwood

Massive “London 1875: Capital of an Empire” display captures the squalor & beauty of the Victorian era

The Bricks to the Past group in the UK unveiled their latest large-scale collaboration at the Great Western Brick Show (aka STEAM) a couple weeks ago, and it’s a sight to behold.

Featuring scenes from Victorian London at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the display was built by James Pegram, Jimmy Clynche, Simon Pickard, and Workshysteve

London 1875 - Capital of an Empire
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The display not only includes street scenes, great architecture, and other above-ground details, but also extensive underground detail, such as sewers, crypts, and fossils.

London 1875 Capital of an Empire

Check out their Flickr group and website for more photos and a walkthrough of the various builds in the display.

Announcing BrickUniverse In Raleigh, NC, March 26-29, 2015

There is a new Lego convention coming to Raleigh, NC called BrickUniverse organized by Lego fan Geryson Beights. This is a standard 4-day Lego convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Below is the announcement:

We are pleased to announce BrickUniverse 2015, a convention for LEGO fans of all ages coming to Raleigh, North Carolina. BrickUniverse 2015 will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The event will be held on March 26, 27, 28, and 29 with public days being on the 28 and 29.

  • Show off your awesome creations
  • Try your luck and earn free LEGO in our drawings
  • Test your skills and win in our various games
  • Learn more about the bricks in our seminars
  • Hang out with fellow LEGO enthusiasts

And much much more!

Check out our builder website for more info on the four day convention and to register. The quicker you register, the cheaper!

Please go to here to learn more: www.brickuniverse.org

GARC Octan Speedstar

Even though the Micro-GARCs had it’s last race of the season it’s still great to see builders continuing and building minifigure sized Galactic Asteroid Rally Circuit racers! Thomas W. (Sylon-tw) keeps up the fun by building this wonderful Octan sponsored racer:

Octan Speedstar - hangar

I really like how Thomas completes the build with this really interesting garage-hangar. I’m fascinated by the really neat techniques on the hangar doors and other wall elements. But let’s not forget the main attraction, the racer itself:

Octan Speedstar

He gets bonus points from me for lovely curve integration and silky smooth bottom (gotta be aerodynamic in space, right?)

Der Silberrȕcken 8 – Gorilla A.I Mech

Maktoberfest is well underway and this diorama by Kosmas Santosa really takes it up a notch! Lots of people build cool Mechs, awesome spaceships and whatnot but it really makes a build something special when the creator builds their creation into some sort of context. This one really shines. I love the vintage look of the workshop, the realistic-looking clutter and the plethora of tools laying about. The scene is awesome and the Gorilla Mech is the icing on the cake.

Der Silberrȕcken 8 – Gorilla A.I Mech

Creations for Charity 2014 sale starts today

The sixth annual Creations for Charity sale starts today! From now until the end of November, you can buy a custom creation to help raise money to buy Lego sets for underprivileged children. These creations are all built and donated by the fans, and there’s more to come throughout the sale. Anyone can donate a creation before November 15th by visiting creationsforcharity.org and submitting a donations form. Take a look at some of the creations for sale so far:

Creations for Charity store opens today!

LEGO unveils new line of BIONICLE sets for 2015 [News]

BIONICLE is back! At New York City Comic Con last week, LEGO unveiled detailed information and images for a new line of BIONICLE sets. The sets will be available globally from January 1, 2015 and revolve around an entirely new storyline. Prices will range from USD $9.99 – USD $19.99.

“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO BIONICLE franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line.” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

The January line-up consists of six “Master” sets, and six “Protector” sets, each based around the elements of Fire, Earth, Water, Stone, Jungle and Ice. There is also a thirteenth set called the Lord of Skull Spiders. You can find photos and set details up on our Flickr stream, so go check ‘em out now!

Can the Toa save Okoto from the latest threat?

The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move, and the evil Makuta is once again materializing. Makuta is overcome by the desire for the three mythic masks that will cast the world into darkness: the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control, and the Mask of Ultimate Power.

The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes called the Toa – each masters of a sacred element – to help save their beloved island. The Toa must embark on a quest for Okoto’s ancient power masks, that will allow them to unlock the full potential of their elemental powers. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta, and save Okoto.