One of my dearest memories of the summer in 1994 that I spent working on an archaeological dig in Jordan was a weekend trip to Petra. We arrived from Amman late in the evening, but several of my fellow archaeology students couldn’t wait until morning to see the amazing structures carved from the sandstone 2000 Continue reading →
LEGO Indiana Jones models on The Brothers Brick
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas collaborated on a classic trilogy of Indiana Jones movies between 1981 and 1989, followed by a fourth movie in 2008. LEGO released sets based on all four movies in 2008 and 2009, and Traveller’s Tales produced two LEGO video games based on the franchise. Here on The Brothers Brick, you’ll find LEGO models inspired by the movies from long before and after the brief series of official sets.
There’s no better builder than Brian Williams (BMW_Indy) when it comes to recreating scenes from Indiana Jones with Lego. This vignette depicts the failed British assault on Gaza in 1917 from The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. The smoke effect is the best I’ve seen at this scale.
Many of you may remember when we posted the job opening at Traveller’s Tales, back in February of 2009. The results of that job search were discussed in our interview with Carl Greatrix. However, another very cool result of that process was that TT Games recently sent us these two bricks as a “thank you” Continue reading →
For his latest LEGO Indiana Jones creation, Brian Williams looks for inspiration to The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles . The five-foot-long diorama features dozens of awesome mini-scenes and techniques, including gunrunners, leaf springs on the locomotive, proper horseback riders’ legs, and lovely sand-green cacti. Check out the full photoset on Flickr. Thanks for the tip, Continue reading →
Jeramy Spurgeon and the team have just released a double issue edition of RAILBRICKS magazine covering all things LEGO trains. It has in-depth articles on a few models we’ve featured here on TBB. This 100 page issue was a long time coming, but features an interview with UK builder Carl Greatrix, more Steam tips & Continue reading →
Brian Williams brought an incredible Indiana Jones display to BrickWorld, which featured intricately lighted scenes in addition to the overall layout (even the banner is a LEGO mosaic). The display won the “World of Lights” award for its best use of lights at the convention, all 128 hand-wired LEDs to be exact.
I really need to keep better track of my imaginary adventures. I did have real adventures in Italy in March/April of this year, and kept a journal for the first time, which was well worth it. Because of that, this creation by Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) of the “X marks the spot” scene from Continue reading →
LEGO Space Police, Agents 2.0 and other third-quarter/summer 2009 LEGO sets have been out for a month or so, but the rest of the new sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. First up, 10196 Grand Carousel incorporates Power Functions and plays music. The set is also the first to feature tan beards. Continue reading →
Chris McVeigh (Powerpig) designed this townhouse entirely in LEGO Digital Designer, based on the buildings in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The top of the square part is excellent. Like LEGO sets of the 70′s and 80′s, the back is open and has a fully detailed interior (photos forthcoming, Chris promises). Oh fine, here’s a chipmunk photo, Continue reading →
TT Games and LucasArts recently announced LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. Due out this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS, the game is apparently going to include all of the content from the first LEGO Indiana Jones, along with new objectives, a new Crystal Skull section, and Continue reading →
Reviews of 2009 LEGO Indy sets: 7195 Ambush in Cairo, 7196 Chauchilla Cemetery Battle, 7197 Venice Canal Chase, 7199 The Temple of Doom
Eurobricks member svelte_corps has reviewed four of the upcoming Indiana Jones sets available mid-2009. 7195 Ambush in Cairo: 7196 Chauchilla Cemetery Battle: 7197 Venice Canal Chase: 7199 The Temple of Doom:
Legoland’s master builder and all-around great LEGO community guy Gary McIntire has helped out the Mythbusters crew with a LEGO related myth. Check out the press release: LEGOLAND® California Model Builder Helps “Mythbusters” Dispell Myth! Popular Discovery Channel Show Highlights Family Theme Park in Upcoming Episode CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 28, 2009) – “Mythbusters” reached out Continue reading →
Just in time to add regular LEGO sets to your reduced-price Pick A Brick order, the LEGO Shop online is holding a fairly huge sale, with many items 50% off or more. LEGO Star Wars 10186 General Grievous™ is down to $30 from $90: 5587 LEGO® Basic Bricks with Fun Figures: The perfect gift for Continue reading →
I’m sure most of us remember the scene from the opening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where teen aged Indy chases down some relic thieves on a train. Brian Williams has built an amazing rendition of that train. Complete with a chase over a flatbed car. He’s made some excellent custom stickers to Continue reading →
LEGO Star Wars 10195 Republic Dropship, Home One, LEGO + Pixar, and more revealed at Toy Fair 2009 [News]
The Brothers Brick got an invite to the LEGO Preview at Toy Fair 2009, but we just couldn’t make it. :-( The good news is that our pals from FBTB and BrickJournal are covering this important event. Although we’ve seen quite a few of the late 2009 LEGO sets from the earlier Canadian toy fair, Continue reading →