As we approach The LEGO Batman Movie‘s February release, LEGO is launching scores of sets to accompany its first feature film of the year and we’ve been covering them as quickly as we can. Today we’re bringing you two more mini sets, 30522 Batman in the Phantom Zone, and 30523 The Joker Training Battle. Both are minifigure scale, unlike the microscale sets we covered recently of The Mini Batmobile and Batwing. Both are expected to retail for $4.99 USD.
One of the new vehicles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and released as a LEGO Star Wars set is 75154 TIE Striker, which includes 543 pieces with 4 minifigs for $69.99.
With Rogue One in theaters for more than two weeks now, our review will reference spoilers. If you haven’t seen it yet, do so — the movie is excellent — and then come back and read our full review of the LEGO set.
The Brothers Brick works tirelessly to bring you LEGO set reviews so that you can decide if a set is right for you! We’ve reviewed over 70 sets this year in our mission to bring you LEGO news… So, which ones were the best? We went through each and every review we’ve brought you this year, and looked at what you liked the most — these are the LEGO set reviews read the most by you, our readers from all over the world.
Let’s look back at 2016 as we bring you our top 10 LEGO set reviews.
The Brothers Brick publishes so many interesting stories, that we’re giving you the best of LEGO news and reviews, as well as links to other interesting content. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the final seven days of 2016. (Woo-hoo! We made it!)
REVIEWS: TBB had its hands full with new sets from Adventure Time, the LEGO Batman Movie, and Star Wars: Rogue One.
- LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time – The next LEGO Ideas set has arrived, and what an adventure it is: 21308 Adventure Time, inspired by the crazy, yet meaningful, hit cartoon.
- LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter and 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank – Spoiler alert! Rogue One continues to dominate the box office, but how do the LEGO sets stack up against the movie?
- LEGO Batman Movie 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer, and Two New Batmobile, Batwing mini-sets – Batman and his many bad guys (who he does not fight around with, ahem) certainly travel in style! Take a look at this enigma of a vehicle.
TBB NEWS: We posted some cool instructions, our tribute to Carrie Fisher, and our create-a-calendar winners this week. Also, the LEGO Death Star set is still up for grabs!
- Winners of the TBB Create-a-Calendar contest – Indiana Jones, Futurama and Classic Space nabbed the top honors of our contest with some incredible microbuilds.
- New LEGO Speed Champions sets revealed – Take a look at these cool cars racing our way in 2017, including a Ford Le Mans GT40, Mercedes, Bugatti and a few Ferraris.
- Remembering Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) – Carrie Fisher certainly ranks near the top of the list of actors with the most minifigures based off them with a total of 16 so far. RIP Princess Leia.
- Build your own Oliver Twist pug dog and Dale Horvath’s Walking Dead RV – TBB has instructions for some of the cool things we feature on the site. Have fun building!
- Creations for Charity 2016 raises $14,000 in LEGO for needy kids – Read about the great results of a holiday fundraiser to send LEGO sets to needy kids.
- Win the LEGO Star Wars Death Star to celebrate TBB’s 100,000th follower – You still have time to follow us and enter the contest on our Facebook page to win a massive $500 set!
OTHER NEWS: There was a massive amount of LEGO news from other places around the web this week. Here are a few items we noticed and thought you might enjoy.
Following our reviews of 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank (SPOILER: NOT A HOVERTANK!) and 75153 AT-ST Walker, we’re continuing our reviews of the Rogue One LEGO sets released in October, now that the movie is out two months after the LEGO sets hit stores. 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter includes 659 pieces with 5 minifigs, and retails for $79.99.
Now that the movie has been out for a couple of weeks, our reviews will reference character details and plot points, so come back again after you’ve seen the movie if you don’t want any spoilers.
Now that some of the holiday craziness is past, we’re diving back into our coverage of The LEGO Batman Movie sets, and we’re kicking off with 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer. The 254-piece set will be available Jan. 1, and will retail for $29.99 USD. It comes with a whopping five minifigures.
LEGO released its first wave of LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets in October, but we’ve decided to wait until both our readers and we ourselves have had a chance to see the movie, released in most countries on December 16. We’ll be reviewing all of the current Rogue One sets, starting today with 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank, which includes 3 minifigs with 385 pieces and retails for $30.
Now that the movie is out, we’ll be talking about the movie’s characters and plot in our Rogue One LEGO set reviews, so come back and read our review later if you want to remain spoiler-free. But if you’re just interested in our recommendation now before you see the movie, this is a great value and I recommend the set heartily to any Star Wars fan.
Unless you’re just tragically unhip or have been living under a rock, on Mars, then you’ll no doubt have heard of the critically acclaimed, Emmy winning, noodly limbed, gender stereotype breaking, cult followed, totally mathematical, pop culture phenomenon that is Adventure Time.
It’s now been 10 years since the original pilot aired, and with almost 250 episodes under its belt (including a new 8-part special Islands coming next month) the show remains as popular as ever, thanks to its groundbreaking style, the diversity of its characters, and massive merchandising empire. And now it is finally a LEGO set, 21308 Adventure Time. Not bad for a cartoon inspired by D&D and videogames!
We’re continuing our coverage of The LEGO Batman Movie sets with a pair of the smallest sets, 30521 The Mini Batmobile and 30524 The Mini Batwing. These sets haven’t even been officially revealed yet, but LEGO kindly sent them to us so we can bring you an early review. We don’t have any official word on their pricing yet, but we expect them to be in the $4.99 USD range. They should be available Jan. 1, 2017.
30521 The Mini Batmobile, 68 pieces
30524 The Mini Batwing, 79 pieces
2017 is a year of anniversaries for LEGO: it marks 40 years for Technic, and the 10th year for LEGO’s Modular Buildings. These highly detailed sets clock in at over 2,000 pieces and are most definitely fan favorites. In October, LEGO announced 10255 Assembly Square to celebrate the decennial anniversary of the line. LEGO sent us an early copy, so today we’re pleased to bring you a full hands-on review. It’s packed full of Easter eggs celebrating 10 years of these fantastic sets, and is the largest modular yet with 4,002 pieces. 10255 Assembly Square is available now on The LEGO Shop for $279.99 USD.
So just how impressive is this set? Read on, because we’re going to tell you all about it.
We’re continuing our adventure in the South Seas, after reviewing 41149 Moana’s Island Adventure, with the second set celebrating Disney’s Moana, 41150 Moana’s Ocean Voyage. This is the larger of the two, and retails for $39.99 USD, with 307 pieces.
We’re going to talk about the film a bit in this review, so be warned of mild spoilers ahead.
Disney’s newest addition to their wildly successful Disney Princess franchise, Moana, is in theaters now, and is itself wildly successful. Worldwide, Moana has brought in over $240 million USD, with that number expected to rise. LEGO has release two sets for the movie; we’re reviewing the first of these for you today: 41149 Moana’s Island Adventure. This set is 205 pieces, $24.99 and available now.
We’re going to talk about the film a bit in this review, so be warned of spoilers ahead.