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.

The Demon in the Night

Micah B.’s (Arkov) beastly villain is a fantastic creature. Titled the Mortal-Foe, it’s a great example of how good posing and careful parts usage can make a model come alive. There aren’t many more parts on display here than in the typical Bionicle/Hero-Factory set, and yet Micah’s fey being displays a great deal more personality and life (and death) than most official sets.

Arharicus, the Mortal-foe

Lego Star Wars AT-TE 75019 [Review]

The Lego Star Wars AT-TE was released in August 2013 and contains 794 pieces. It retails for $89.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.


Pros:

  • Has a handle to pick up the model, fits with the dropship if you have one from years ago.
  • Includes 4 unique minifigures


Cons:

  • No extraordinary play features besides standard adjustable legs and cannons
  • Not significantly different from the 2008 version of the AT-TE

This is a set of a popular model from the Clone Wars, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the 3rd time LEGO produced the set. Unfortunately it does not have significant play features or include many minifigures. However, fans of the series will probably still be interested in obtaining a copy as it make for a decent display model. If you’re a builder, then this set does not have much to offer in terms of part variety besides the standard grey parts. Overall, I don’t recommend getting this set at MSRP, but Amazon currently has it for 25% off, which I think is an acceptable price to buy it at.

Amazon discounts April 2014

Amazon currently has the following sets on a notable discount which I think are good buys. Please keep in mind that prices can change anytime.

LEGO Chima 70009 Worriz Combat Lair $33.59 (52%)

LEGO Castle Forest Ambush $7.49 (38%)

LEGO LOTR 79006 The Council of Elrond $22.09 (26%)

LEGO Star Wars Jabbas Sail Barge $88.41 (26%)

LEGO Star Wars AT-TE $66.31 (26%)

LEGO Friends 41026 Sunshine Harvest $14.99 (25%)

LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser $52.49 (25%)

LEGO Ninjago 70724 NinjaCopter Toy $44.99 (25%)

LEGO Disney Princess 41050 Ariel’s Amazing Treasures $10.39 (20%)

LEGO Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Creativity Tower 41054 $31.99 (20%)

LEGO Disney Princess 41053 Cinderella’s Dream Carriage $23.99 (20%)

LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Magical Kiss 41052 $23.99 (20%)

LEGO Disney Princess 41051 Merida’s Highland Games $15.99 (20%)

LEGO Friends Downtown Bakery $23.99 (20%)

LEGO Friends 41037 Stephanie’s Beach House $39.99 (20%)

LEGO Friends 41035 Heartlake Juice Bar $23.99 (20%)

The Boeing Triple Seven is ready for take-off.

We have previously featured large airliners, but few (if any) of them built to minifig scale (Ryan McNaught’s A-380 is technically only half an airliner). Calum Tsang started designing his minifig scale Boeing 777 back in 2006, shortly after one of the real aircraft set a new long-distance record for commercial airliners. He started building in 2011 and has recently fitted new wings and engines. This dedication has paid of, because it is big and it is beautiful.

Boeing 777 Overview

The model is a whopping 200 studs long and has a similar wing span. With that size, Calum has had to use wood to strengthen the fuselage spine, as well as a few metal struts to support it, but it’s a very nicely sculpted model. One of my favourite bits is the tail fin, with a brick-built version of the logo that LEGO use for the aircraft in recent City sets.

Friday Night Fights – Koma Combat

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight we’re recapping the best of Marchikoma – the yearly think-tank build month. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.

In the Bley corner we have Cole with his Jigatsu MZ-5000 (with cool truck):
Jigatsu MZ-5000

In the Green corner we have Blaq with his AMT 853-JH:

AMT 853-JH

Yes you read that right, Cole vs Blaq, in the first and probably only FNF self contest – Despite my best effort, Cole Blaq’s efforts last month was jaw dropping good. And of course if you missed any Koma’s – you can see an overview of all the builds here.

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this bout by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Micro GARCs, Jacob wins the race 8-5 ! Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!