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.
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.
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…
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…
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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.
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!
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!
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
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!
LEGO’s newest Ideas set, 21305 Maze, is available starting today. Jason Allemann, the Maze’s creator, has long been known known for helping out fellow fans by providing instructions to many of his models, and this time around, Jason has put together a special Maze website which hosts instructions several alternate maze layouts, and inspiration for even more. Jason has even created a motorized miniature golf-inspired maze (video below).
We got our hands on the Maze last month and had fun reviewing it, but we wanted to know what its creator had to say. Jason was kind enough to speak with us about the Maze, his design process, and how to create a successful LEGO Ideas project.
Click to read the full interview with Jason
Every year, May the 4th, or Star Wars Day, gets bigger and bigger, and LEGO never misses out on a chance to drive more LEGO Star Wars sales. For the past several years, LEGO has offered a free exclusive giveaway on May 4, and this year is no exception. This year’s promotional giveaway will be an exclusive microscale Ghost White X-Wing set, free with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $199 or more. The offer should be valid in stores and online.
LEGO has officially revealed the long-awaited Disney series of the Collectible Minifigures, so here’s your first look at the Magic Kingdom’s most famous characters in LEGO guise. The Disney series will be available beginning in May, and will retail for $3.99 USD each.
[Update] Thanks to Collider, we also have high quality individual images of all the new Disney figures. Check them out below!
Click to see the rest of the Disney Collectible Minifigures
What if you had the Midas touch, but with LEGO bricks instead of gold? Popular action/VFX YouTube channel CorridorDigital created an entertaining short video to answer that. Watch the effects of this magical power in this short, funny video flexing CorridorDigital’s 3D effect talents. (Mild language warning)
If you want to see a bit of how they created the LEGO effects, check out the behind the scenes video.
The first teaser trailer for the new LEGO Batman movie was only released 4 days ago, but apparently Batman is impatient and couldn’t wait for us to have another hilarious look at the brick-built world of Gotham’s battiest hero. The film, which is a spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie, is slated for a Feb. 10, 2017 release.
For the last 5 years, LEGO clubs in the Pacific Northwest have put on a huge display at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, which will be taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in just a couple of weeks, April 7-10.
TBB’s own Iain Heath is hard at work right now putting the finishing touches on his talk, titled The Cult of the Brick: An Inside Look at the Secret World of LEGO Fandom.
Most ECCC tickets are sold out at this point, but if you’re among the tens of thousands of people who’ll be there over the course of the 4-day event, be sure to check out Iain’s talk and swing by the lower level across the street from the main WSCC entrance.
Click through to read more about LEGO at ECCC
In case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s a reminder that The Brothers Brick is giving away the new 76052 LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batcave. If you haven’t entered yet, you still have another week to enter. We’ll be picking and contacting the winner at the beginning of April.
And yes, we’ll ship it anywhere in the world that we’re allowed to ship things (our apologies to astronauts on the International Space Station and the citizenry of North Korea). Be sure to follow us on Facebook and other social media for future giveaways like this.
This month’s contest prize kindly provided by LEGO.
Issue 18 of Blocks Magazine hits shelves in the UK today. This month, the publication celebrates all things Batman v Superman with an exclusive series of builds, reviews of new sets and the low-down on how to create the perfect Dark Knight Tumbler. Plus an exclusive interview with LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on his new DC Comics exhibition.
Also in this issue, MOD Squad member Daniel Konstanski shows how to improve your Carbon Freezing Chamber, there are reviews of the new TT Games offering and the latest Frozen sets, and a behind-the-scenes look at David Pickard’s Blacktron project. Get it today!