The LEGO NINJAGO Movie 70656 Garmadon, Garmadon, Garmadon [Review]

The second wave of The LEGO Ninjago Movie tie-in sets were released on the 1st Dec,  and now we are taking a look at of one of the larger sets, 70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON!  Garmadon Shark Mech set was first seen back at SDCC and the movie version featured in the official trailer, safe to say that this set has been eagerly awaited.  garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! has 830 pieces, six minifigures, rated ages 9-14 and is priced at £79.99 / $79.99 / 79.99€ (which equates to 9.6p / 9.6c / 9.6c per piece).

70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! Review

The Box and what’s inside

The front box art has already been revealed and shows Garmadon Shark Mech moving in on its prey of a hot dog stand with a side of innocent civilians.

70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! Review

The rear of the box shows the opposite of Garmadon Shark Mech about to munch on the hotdog stall or its vendor, with the play features detailed at the bottom.  In addition, the size of the final mech model is detailed just in case the model is smaller than expected after seeing The LEGO Ninjago Movie (more on that later).

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The probability of you liking this LEGO K-2SO is high... very high

While LEGO itself has taken a crack at making a buildable version of K-2SO with set 75120, some people prefer to do it themselves. Josephine Monterosso has made of version of the droid using only 75 pieces, forgoing the CCBS and specialised pieces all together. A lot of clever (and illegal) connections went into this to correctly capture the shaping. Make sure you zoom in to see them all – my favourites are in the torso where a single piece gives much of the round look, and some black floatation rings are used on the shoulders.

K-2SO

2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.

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If you’re opening one (or more) of these advent calendars along with us, we’ve made sure the pictures and commentary on each day’s models will be behind a jump and posted in the evening every day, so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. Once again, what’s in Day 10?

Click to reveal today’s LEGO advent calendar builds!

Hey there you... yes, you, reading this article on The Brothers Brick...

Hey there, yes, you… reading this article on The Brothers Brick or Facebook, or Twitter or– it doesn’t really matter… You probably know me, and how good looking I am, but just in case you don’t, my name is Wade Wilson and my not-so-favourite food that I eat only on alternate Wednesday mornings for breakfast is chimichangas. I wear red because the bad guys dig it. I do have to thank BrickinNick for loving me so much he had me immortalised in a bust of none other than me in my favourite pose when I’m quite hungry or surprised. Pick one, toss a coin, doesn’t matter. Either way, always remember, with great powers comes great superheroes made of LEGO bricks.

Deadpool

Oh, yeah. I love Bob Ross, so here I am, all dressed up for a party, nowhere to go. Give me a call will ya? It’s 1-800-BOB-ROSS. I’m waiting for that call to come in, so do it now, okay?

CoolStoryPool

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 10, 2017 [News]

In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the second week of December 2017.

TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: Batman, Star Wars, Marvel… yes this was a good week, plus LEGO wins a major fight in China!



TBB 2017 IN REVIEW POSTS & INSTRUCTIONS: What is the top LEGO set of the year? We have your definitive answer, as well as a few instructions to enhance your Lego city.

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Santa is ripped and ready to deliver

Saint Nick needs to be in peak physical condition at this time of year. Sebastian Bachórzewski‘s compact LEGO scene shows some of the efforts the big man goes to in order to be ready for the 24th. I particularly like the way the treadmill has been put together, and Santa’s clothing lying in his locker is a nice touch. However, I’m not sure pizza is a good shout — something higher in protein, perhaps with fewer carbs, might be a better nutritional choice.

Gettin’ ready...

A perfectly proportioned presentation

Surely there’s a strong positive correlation between the number of intricate and charming medieval LEGO creations one comes across and how many times one smiles in a given day. Or at least I think there’s something to that. This wonderful scene by “kofi” certainly brought a smile to my face.

medieval windmill

This build is quite interesting as it doesn’t overly emphasize any one structure or area in an extreme fashion. While the lovely windmill (that moves by the way) and other small structure certainly draw the eye in, as a whole it’s a very balanced build with lots going on. The subtle gradient on the ground down to the right really draws the eye in too.

The more I look at this build, the more I can’t help but think that I wish photographing LEGO builds in 360 was more of a thing. Wouldn’t it be neat to get a look at this build from all sides? Maybe take a closer look from the top looking down? Ah what the future holds.

Well-made LEGO trees really get my gears going

There’s two things LEGO Castle fans love to build: Trees and walls. Showing us interesting ways to do both is this microscale hideout by Dr. Zarkow. The wooden walls around the main structures are simple enough — just brown bars inserted into the hollow studs of flower pieces with some rubber bands for effect. The custom tree builds are the standout, providing a great reason why we need gears in every colour, and the two buildings are great little medieval builds. The base and the subtle twist of the chimney on the one building are nice touches too.

Clan of the Stonepaw Hideout: Fitzwald

2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.

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If you’re opening one (or more) of these advent calendars along with us, we’ve made sure the pictures and commentary on each day’s models will be behind a jump and posted in the evening every day, so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. What kind of design will we find in Day 9?

Click to reveal today’s LEGO advent calendar builds!

UNSC HRUNTING Mark III “Cyclops” exoskeleton from Halo Wars

The “Cyclops” mech appears in the Halo Wars real-time strategy games, reproduced in excellent LEGO form by ZiO Chao. While it may appear rather tiny in the game, seeing it at minifig-scale helps emphasize what a big stompy thing it really is. With an overall dark gray or olive-drab color scheme like most UNSC vehicles, I particularly like the pop of color from the yellow cockpit canopy. ZiO’s build features custom-printed tiles for the UNSC logo and other details, and it’s fully poseable. Armed with a massive cannon on its arm, the Covenant better beware!

HALO Cyclops

LEGO wins Chinese copyright case against imitators [News]

LEGO has dealt a major blow to counterfeiters in China by winning a court case against two companies that produce imitation LEGO products. This is the first case that LEGO has filed and won in China claiming unfair competition, following a ruling last month proclaiming LEGO to be a well known recognized trademark in the region.

The suit was filed against two Chinese companies including the company Bela Bricks that were producing sets nearly identical to those from LEGO’s Friends line as well as other top-selling products. According to the ruling from the China Shantou Intermediate People’s Court, the two companies must stop copying LEGO’s designs, packaging, and instruction books due to copyright infringement.

Peter Thorslund Kjær, Vice President of Legal Affairs at LEGO, said in a press release: “We will continue our efforts to ensure that parents and children are able to make informed choices when they are buying toy products, and that they are not misled by attempts by irresponsible companies to make toy products appear as something that they are not.”

While this is indeed a significant step to halting clone brands from blatantly copying LEGO’s entire product line, many of these Chinese companies will shut down and reopen with a different name to avoid such rulings, making enforcement difficult.

LEGO Star Wars 75188 Resistance Bomber from The Last Jedi [Review]

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in movie theaters in just a few days, we’re focusing again on the LEGO Star Wars sets released ahead of the film’s release. 75188 Resistance Bomber joins a substantial line of LEGO Star Wars sets from The Last Jedi, including 75187 BB-8 and 75204 Sandspeeder we reviewed previously. 75188 Resistance Bomber includes 778 pieces with 5 minifigs and retails for $109.99.

75188 Resistance Bomber

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