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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.

Mickey Mouse is coming back to Duplo [News]

After recent leaks that 2016 would bring us a Disney-themed Collectible Minigifures line, we now have some confirmation that there is going to be more of everyone’s favourite mouse in the LEGO world. On LEGO’s official Instagram account, this short Mickey animation was posted:

Get ready for a visit from a very special #LEGODUPLO guest! We are so excited!

A video posted by LEGO (@lego) on

The brief looped video shows a rough outline of a Mickey Mouse Duplo minifigure. While Mickey Mouse and co. have had the LEGO treatment before, that was 15 years ago in 2000. The “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” also includes Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck, so expect to see those soon.

New photos of LEGO Ghostbusters HQ reveal firehouse interior [News]

LEGO has just posted a big batch of previously unreleased photos of the forthcoming 75827 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, due out in January 2016.

LEGO Ghostbusters 75827 Firehouse Headquarters

The new photos focus on the box art, interior, and minifigs. Helping to explain the $350 price tag, the firehouse has a fully furnished interior, with three floors of detailed rooms.

LEGO Ghostbusters 75827 Firehouse Headquarters

You can see all 27 new photos in our photoset on Flickr.

Life-size LEGO TARDIS materializes in Sydney, ready to transport the Twelfth Doctor [News]

Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught and his workshop team have built a life-sized replica of the TARDIS from Doctor Who. Images of the LEGO TARDIS on Bondi Beach in Sydney started circulating on the web yesterday, but you can see it in person at the Zing Pop Culture Store in Macquarie Park through the 18th this month, and then at the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd of November.

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (1)

We reached out to Ryan and the BBC to uncover some details and exclusive photos not shared elsewhere. Ryan tells us that his team of 5 builders spent 45 hours just to design the LEGO TARDIS, and then 206 man hours to build it. Everyone is sworn to secrecy on the part count, since the BBC will be holding a contest to guess the number of LEGO pieces used to build it — suffice to say it’s a fairly insane number of dark blue LEGO all in one place! Built to exacting specifications provided by the BBC archives, it stands 316 bricks high (303 cm or nearly 10 feet tall).

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (2)

The front of the TARDIS features a brick-built notice and fully functional door, which will enable Peter Capaldi himself to emerge from the LEGO TARDIS at the Doctor Who Festival later this month.

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (3)

The light on top works, and Ryan’s team even built a matching Sonic Screwdriver.

LEGO Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

To enable the BBC to transport the LEGO TARDIS to various events, it incorporates an internal steel frame. As to other secret details, Ryan tells us, “It may in fact be bigger on the inside, it certainly felt like it when we were building it!

UPDATE: Ryan has added some more photos to his Flickr photostream, including this great photo of the team behind this epic build.

Life Size LEGO Tardis - Build Team

70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! 24% off from Amazon

If you missed it at 25% off a couple months ago, 70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! from The LEGO Movie is on sale again from Amazon, available at $75.95 instead of $99.99 (about 24% off).


You can read our review of this fantastic set here on The Brothers Brick.

A fair number of other LEGO sets are on sale for 20% or more off, including 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina, which is $15 off.

As always, a portion of the proceeds from any sale on Amazon goes to support The Brothers Brick, without any additional cost to you.

Polybag foldout reveals 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets & minifigs [News]

Polybags of Finn from The Force Awakens are starting to show up at brick-and-morter stores, and one of the interesting things about these small, early sets is that they include a foldout with the first good, official photos of 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets. Brickset has gotten ahold of one of the fold-outs.

Star Wars 2016

The photos show several Battle Pack sets from both the Classic Trilogy and The Force Awakens, along with the first views of a Carbon Freezing Chamber set (75137), Rebel emplacement on Hoth (75138), and another redesigned escape pod with more figs than just the usual Artoo and Threepio (75136).

The back of the foldout reveals better photos of the individual minifigs that come in these sets.

Star Wars 2016

We’ll share more news about 2016 LEGO sets as good-quality information emerges.

Tested video features “Best Castle Building” from BrickCon

Tested made a visit to BrickCon this year and interviewed David Frank about his award-winning Manor House, which we featured here a couple of weeks ago. Check it out for some great background on a wonderful build!

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack $15 off, Wave 2 packs out now [News]

The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is currently 15% or $15 off from I’m still working on completing the game as best I can without all of the expansion packs so I can write a review here for everybody, but the game crashed on save recently and took a month’s worth of save data with it.

While that’s not a ringing endorsement for the game, if you haven’t picked it up and you plan to, you can help support The Brothers Brick by buying video games like LEGO Dimensions by clicking through from here.

LEGO Dimensions on

Also, the second wave of Level Packs, Team Packs, and Fun Packs were released this week, including the new Doctor Who Level Pack with the Twelfth Doctor and K-9.

LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Level Pack on

You can see a complete list of the endless expansions available for the game on

First glimpse of new LEGO Ninjago sets [News]

Back when we were hearing rumors of the upcoming 2016 sets, it was hinted that the next place for the Ninjago theme to go was straight up with a floating-rock setting reminiscent of Bioschock Infinite.

Now we have an official taste of the upcoming change of setting, and it seems to be called “Ninjago Skybound.” It is accompanied by the text “Careful what you wish for”.

Ninjago 2016

In the artwork we can see some new set(s) being shown off with two airships and a dragon-type creature. The overall feel looks very Steampunk, which we’re sure will make a lot of people happy. The most interesting aspect we can see is what looks to be a new bigfig that appears very similar to a Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who has been experimenting with steroids. Also, check out that monkey-wrench wielding monkey! Finally, the presence of a bad guy and the “Careful what you wish for” text makes us believe the new setting will tie into genie mythology.

Pimp Rey’s Speeder Contest

With the highly anticipated next chapter of the Star Wars saga almost upon us, we here at The Brothers Brick felt it’s time we had a Star Wars contest.

Your job is to pimp out Rey’s Speeder.

It’s all up to you to decide what would be coolest thing to impress Rey. Maybe give it a paint job? Add some chrome ? Maybe some spoilers? Racing stripes? The more creative the better!

Pimp Reys Speeder Contest!
You have until December 5th to get your entries in!

1st Prize:

2nd Prize:

3rd Prize:

Not sure how to start? Thankfully Priovit70 provided us with this wonderful example of a Pimped out Speeder:

Pimp my speeder


  • No limit on number of Speeders you can enter.
  • No size restrictions.
  • No digital entries.
  • Must be new creations.
  • Entries should be posted in the TBB Pimp Rey’s Speeder Flickr Group.
  • Open to builders over the age of 18 worldwide.

LEGO Ideas fails all 13 projects in first round of reviews for 2015 [News]

Disappointing news today for LEGO fans hoping to get their models turned into official sets, or looking forward to purchasing interesting new models. This morning LEGO announced that they have finished examining all 13 projects which¬†passed the 10,000 vote mark on LEGO Ideas during the first quarter of 2015, and that none of the projects will be moving forward to become official sets. The potential projects included intellectual properties such as Legend of Zelda, Discworld, The International Space Station, a miniature version of Nathan Sawaya’s famous Yellow LEGO sculpture, and the Golden Girls, as well as a brick-built Tyrannosaurus Rex, a model of the Titanic, and a castle-themed market, among others.

LEGO says that each of the models either rely upon IPs whose owners cannot come to an agreement with LEGO, or the models are too closely related to current or future LEGO products, or they would be too difficult to turn into an official LEGO set.

In the one glimmer of hope given, LEGO says they are still considering the previous round’s F7A Star Hornet from the forthcoming crowd-funded video game Star Citizen, though with the caveat that LEGO may still choose to deny this project as well.

LEGO Ideas 1st 2015 Review

Finally, here are the candidates for the next review round, the results of which are set to be announced in early 2016.

LEGO Ideas 2015 Review