Before Star Wars, pirates were among the original rogues. The LEGO community of RogueBricks decided to do a pirate-themed collaborative build for German fan event, Bricking Bavaria 2018. Builder markus19840420 answered the call with this prodigious pirate ship. His ship is dressed to impress, thanks to the curvature of the hull and custom rigging and sails.
While the elves are busy making toys for girls and boys around the world, how does Santa spend his evening? For Taiwanese builder Joffre, the jolly old elf likes to hang up his hat and unwind with some retro gaming. Santa’s physical features are exaggerated so that he looks super stout and rotund. Joffre’s caricature is amusing and reminds me of the Santa from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. And is that a Nintendo Famicom he’s playing? It certainly looks the part!
Santa’s game room can be converted into a giant holiday gift, complete with a slick-looking bow.
Here’s something you won’t find in this year’s LEGO Star Wars advent calendar. Nathaniel Stoner recently created a whimsical Christmas ornament of a snowman in carbonite. He took things one step further when he incorporated it in this scene inspired by a Calvin and Hobbes-meets-Star Wars comic strip by Brian Kesinger. “Lil Kylo” makes light of an event his father Han would rather forget, and the results are hilarious.
Welcome to Day 10 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Friends, and LEGO City 2018 advent calendars along with commentary from The Brothers Brick team.
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 so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. What will we open for Day 10?
World of Warcraft is still a remarkably popular game considering its age, and it’s no surprise that the millions of players worldwide overlap with the millions of LEGO fans somehow. A case of this combination is Chris Perron with his Goblin Shredder.
The mech piloted by a crazy little green guy seems ready to fell some sacred trees, and it is equipped for the job. The circular sawblade is very well incorporated into the arm and the little chains in the elbow joints give a convincing impression of a fantasy machine. I love the dark red lines at the ankles, but by far the best part is the “face” of the mecha, sculpted with all sorts of polygonal pieces. Its mouth, which uses a cowcatcher piece in front of various translucent orange pieces, even lights up!
There are many different ways to go about displaying one’s LEGO minifigure collection, and there are many of us who simply don’t bother to go about it–instead stuffing our minifigures in containers and drawers, waiting for the day we will finally have a satisfactory means to display them. LEGO has officially licensed some small display cases, but today we’re taking a look at a huge 112-minifigure display case specifically made for LEGO minifigures that Spanish company Minifigures Display sent us. This large case sells for 74€, or about $84 USD.
Nintendo has produced some of the most beloved franchises in video game history, including the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series. The character of Meta Knight has appeared in both and, thanks to The Frenchy Bricks Junky, now exists in LEGO-form. Meta Knight is complete with his purple wings and legendary sword, Galaxia. Despite his small size, LEGO Meta Knight is fully poseable thanks to various clip and hinge elements.
He even has movable thumbs, as seen in his wave “goodbye!”
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 2018.
TBB NEWS: all kinds of products were announced this week: large, small, and very exclusive.
- 10264 Corner Garage revealed as 2019 LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building – Make sure you haven’t missed one of the biggest LEGO announcements of the year! Everyone will be talking about this fantastic set after its release January 1, 2019.
- First pictures of LEGO BrickHeadz 2019 lineup – More seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz sets were first shown this week, including a very cool 40354 Dragon Dance Guy and lovely 40349 Puppy.
- The LEGO Foundation awards $100m to Sesame Workshop to aid children affected by Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises – We are very happy to see The LEGO Group helping children all around the world, inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow.
- Double VIP points Dec 7-10 at the LEGO Store – Black Card promo finally revealed – A very exclusive promotion for those of us who hold a LEGO VIP Black Card, and double points for everyone doing Christmas shopping!
TBB REVIEWS: This week we took a look at a couple of very different buildings — one from 1950’s and one from a galaxy far far away…
- LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage – The next LEGO modular building has just been announced this week, but The Brothers Brick team is happy to share a very detailed early review of the set with our readers.
- LEGO Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle – A controversial LEGO Star Wars set that totally worth a closer look.
- How to build a Pave Low helicopter with LEGO: Part 1 – Ralph Savelsberg, a creator of dozens of outstanding scale models of vehicles and aircraft, starts a brand new project inviting us to follow the process of creating of yet another LEGO masterpiece.
OTHER NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
Check out the other LEGO news of the week
Despite its simplicity, for many years the famous TIE-fighter remains one of the most popular subjects for building experiments among LEGO fans. Inthert‘s restless imagination creates some of the most usual versions of the most iconic star-fighters. Now, the latest TIE-Proteus is a particularly cute subject, definitely devised in an attempt to solve traffic problems around the largest of the First Order’s bases.
Jokes aside, this very smart design features a whole bunch of brilliant solutions, among which I particularly love simple, yet amazingly elegant landing gear.
I must admit that animals often catch my eye by themselves, but this immersive group of builds by Sven Franic is even better. It’s easily recognizable as Hedwig and a collection of Harry Potter’s possessions. But what impresses me the most is the exceptional attention to detail and unique use of parts. Take the ink-spill or the black hotdog wick on the candlestick, for example.
The conical hat from LEGO Ninjago sets was an excellent way to finish off the handle of the wand. Additionally, the 6-stud shooter and gold wheel were a great solution for the lamp filament. I admire the body-shaping for Hedwig, as it’s not an easy feat to produce nice feathers on a bird looking straight on, let alone from the side.
Welcome to Day 9 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Friends, and LEGO City 2018 advent calendars along with commentary from The Brothers Brick team.
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 so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. Will Day 9 be sublime?
One of the most interesting concepts to emerge in Ridley Scott’s noir-style dystopic Bladerunner would have to be the police hovercar, also known as a spinner, which we first see descending through the rain on clouds of steam. Meticulously re-created by Davdup at larger than mini-fig scale. Aside from the most excellent sculpting of this unique profile, the inclusion of several custom stickers perfectly captures the details of its onscreen inspiration. The only thing that could improve the overall effect would be some white steam clouds.
And just in case you are wondering if it also drives on the ground, the answer is yes. Both of the doors open as well.