Top 10 LEGO news stories on TBB in 2015 [News]

Did you know that a new Star Wars movie came out in 2015, with accompanying LEGO sets? If you’ve been living in your basement working on your LEGO masterpiece and weren’t aware, one glance at TBB’s top LEGO news stories would provide a clear picture of just how much excitement has preceded what turned out to be a rather excellent movie. Like our round-up of most popular LEGO models of 2015, LEGO Star Wars stories have dominated news coverage this year — especially since the sets were first revealed in September.

The actual Top 10 list is heavily dominated by set announcements, so hit the jump to check it out.

75139 Battle on Takodana

But some interesting and important news doesn’t necessarily show up in this top 10 list. Back in July, TBB celebrated its tenth anniversary, and I reflected on what it’s been like running a LEGO blog for 10 years. I promised we would be making some changes to improve the experience for our readers, and we’ve done exactly that. After BrickCon in October, we added eight new contributors, who’ve all helped us improve our coverage of both LEGO models and LEGO news. We’ve significantly broadened our geographic diversity, with two new contributors from the UK (both Scottish, coincidentally) and one each from Russia and South Africa — adding to our existing team from the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. Our new contributors have helped to free up our editorial staff to focus more on time-consuming content like LEGO set reviews.

In other news, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s LEGO project generated some interesting discussion in the comments, and several of our contributors participated in the annual Creations for Charity event.

Meanwhile, TBB staff were also a strong presence at LEGO conventions such as Brickworld in Chicago and BrickCon in Seattle, where readers and contributors built a rather epic American Civil War display in LEGO, featuring help from a corps of volunteer dinosaur cavalry.

First Illinois Volunteer Dinosaur Cavalry

And in the UK at BRICK, Elspeth took on LEGO Wonder Woman.


Here’s the list of most-viewed LEGO news stories as featured on The Brothers Brick in 2015:

  1. 2015 LEGO Advent Calendars first look: Star Wars, City, Friends
  2. January 2016 Star Wars LEGO sets revealed, including new The Force Awakens sets
  3. First official images of Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO sets
  4. LEGO NEXO Knights officially unveiled
  5. Series 14 Monster Collectible Minifigures are almost here
  6. LEGO announces new giant Ninjago set: 70751 Temple of Airjitsu


  7. LEGO Avengers Helicarrier announced
  8. LEGO unveils the Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter
  9. LEGO Creator Ferrari F40 announced
  10. Polybag foldout reveals 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets & minifigs