A few years ago, while I was still living in the UK, my neighbour Jon and I took Becca, his six-year old daughter, to see LEGOLAND Windsor. I had spent way too much money at their shop during their Christmas shopping a few months before and had ended up getting two annual passes, as well Continue reading →
LEGO Friends models on The Brothers Brick
The LEGO Friends line launched in 2012 has certainly generated its share of discussion and even controversy. But whether you’re here because you want to read our reviews of the LEGO Friends sets or because you want to see what else LEGO fans are building with the new figures and LEGO parts, you’ll find a whole lot to like about LEGO Friends here on The Brothers Brick.
On a whim, I picked up 41002 Emma’s Karate Class. I’m so very not disappointed. I already have a particular fondness for the Friends line to start out with, so this shouldn’t be a surprise. Anyway, this is a brief review for what is a small set. Overall, I really like the parts selection. The Continue reading →
Millie McKenzie, better known to most viewers as Leda Kat, takes one of the best moments from the otherwise forgettable 2011 film Paranormal Activity 3 and translates it into an eye-catching LEGO diorama. I realize this model doesn’t exactly qualify as new (it was posted 12-5-12), but I just recently discovered it and I’m willing Continue reading →
We recently received a press release from the administrators of a new LEGO fan community dedicated to the popular new theme, LEGO Friends. The site is called FriendsBricks. We are a worldwide community of Friends fans: Our members are AFOLs, TFOLs, Parents, Sisters and Brothers — some seasoned LEGO fans & builders, and some newly Continue reading →
Amazon.com has discounted 3189 Heartlake Stables by more than 30%, down $15.99 from $49.99 (thus you pay only $34). Amazon also has 21011 Brandenburg Gate (or as FBTB calls it, a sand green cheese battle pack) on sale for $22.97, down 34% from $34.99 (you save $12.02).
Continuing our post-holiday LEGO news catchup, this is just a quick reminder that all the January 2013 LEGO sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. Highlights include the new LEGO Batman set 10937 Arkham Asylum Breakout. The rest of the 2013 LEGO Super Heroes sets are also online now, including new Spider-Man and Continue reading →
Our friend Ace (from FBTB) and his family have just launched a new website dedicated to LEGO Friends called Heartlake Friends. Here’s what Ace has to say in the announcement on FBTB: The goal of Heartlake Friends is to take an unbiased position to look past the noise of any perceived controversy and celebrate all Continue reading →
A year ago today, we shared LEGO’s official announcement about their new Friends line. You may recall that images had leaked a few days earlier, and there was already massive controversy swirling all over the web. The hubbub centered around the very idea (the nerve!) of “pink LEGO” or “LEGO for girls.” Critics suggested that Continue reading →
A while back, I reviewed Olivia’s House for the Friend’s line. I mentioned then that I might just have an infatuation with the new line, and I’m pretty sure that’s still true. At the time I reviewed the set, I enjoyed the functionality of it, and was inspired to build something similar. What came of Continue reading →
Simon Liu’s (Si-MOCs) Friends-themed space hangar is bursting with pastel shades of pink and blue. Its name FriendSHIP alone is worthy of a mention, a perfect pun. There’s also a third level by Isaac (Ricecracker.) that stacks with the other two to form a completed display.
Mark Stafford (nabii) has had the inspired idea to harness to power of LEGO CUUSOO to help in our important, but until recently unknown, quest for Justin Bieber LEGO sets. So if you’d like to see JB in LEGO form, go vote. I’ll get back to my usual programming when I return to Australia. But Continue reading →
Anika Vuurzoon has combined two very different areas of our LEGO hobby and crafted a very cool, animated version of the Friends robolab. I would love to see the NXT used like this in more themes. Way to step it up, Anika! via Legomymamma
You can get your mind out of the gutter now. With a little help from his girlfriend, Nathaniel Brill (Shuppiluliumas) has taken LEGO Friends and given it a Flash Gordon remake. Yea-ahhhh! She’ll save every one of us.
And Mark Stafford (lego_nabii) shows how you can’t build anything from it.
And now for a train builder doing something very different, Cale Leiphart has provided us with a lovely Friends themed treehouse diorama. I’m sure it’s not the first Friends MOC out there, but it’s the first I’ve seen with real attention to detail.