The Brothers Brick publishes so many news stories each week that we’re rounding them up for some weekend reading of the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the third week of February, reporting live from Toy Fair 2017 in New York City!
TBB TOY FAIR NEWS: TBB’s own Chris Malloy has been scouring Toy Fair in New York to get you a preview of the deluge of new sets coming from LEGO throughout the rest of the year.
- Spring 2017 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets –The ghost ship Silent Mary breaks onto the scene, plus two new BrickHeadz featuring Captain Jack and a new baddie.
- Summer & Fall 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets – Quadjumpers, Rathtars, a crispy Anakin and a few other ships are on their way, as well as a sneak peek at this year’s Star Wars Advent Calendar!
- Summer & Fall 2017 Technic sets – A Power Functions tow truck, a fire rescue truck, and a tracked snow explorer join the Technic line, showing one can never have enough trucks.
- Spring 2017 LEGO Architecture sets – Paris landmark Arc de Triomphe joins the LEGO Architecture series, along with an updated Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- Summer 2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets – A blue castle, purple mechs, and a stunning dragon join the Nexo Knights, with a few new pieces we hope, too!
- Summer 2017 LEGO City Jungle sets – Welcome to the jungle! City goes green with jungle ruins, a crashed plane, a helicopter, an exploration truck, and a cool little amphibious vehicle.
- Summer 2017 LEGO Creator sets – An awesome space shuttle, several town homes, the next “mini modular” and a cool blue car enter the line-up.
- Summer 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls sets – The Super Hero Girls have gone dark, with an evil lair, a dark palace, and a super secret Batgirl bunker.
- Summer 2017 LEGO Elves sets – A blue dragon, gold Pegasus and several portals join the Elves and their quest through the goblin forest.
- Summer 2017 LEGO Friends sets – It has snowed in Friends-land and everyone is out and about at a ski lodge, mountain chalet and skating rink. Snow day, anyone?
- Summer 2017 LEGO Disney Princess sets – The sea witch Ursula joins the list of characters with both a minifigure and a mini-doll, and bippity, boppity boo, we get a fairy too!
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: From Batman to BlockHeadz and Star Wars to sales, we have you covered when it comes to LEGO news and reviews.
- Win free tickets to The LEGO Batman Movie – Only a few more days to win tickets to the LEGO Batman Movie! Leave a comment about which set you think is Batman’s favorite.
- Winter 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets finally available in the US – Finally! Fans of LEGO Star Wars in the United States can now get the latest Star Wars sets, from Rogue One and Rebels.
- Pirates of the Caribbean BrickHeadz revealed, BrickHeadz available now – LEGO’s new line of BrickHeadz characters are available now on the LEGO Shop online.
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel characters – We get Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and The Hulk all in block form with new colored pieces and prints galore.
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz Beauty and the Beast characters – It is a tale as old as time, and these adorable, blocky figures of Belle and the Beast are ready to waltz.
- Review of The LEGO Batman Movie 70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack – What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age! Mr. Freeze tries to freeze Gotham again. Will Batman stop him?
- Amazon Sales include Star Wars, Portal 2, Fantastic Beasts and More – This week’s LEGO sales from Amazon include sets from Star Wars, Ninjago, and Dimensions.
TBB INSTRUCTIONS & INTERVIWS: There was a little non-Batman related news this week, and the next LEGO movie is on the way.
- Build your own LEGO Mass Effect M-6 Carnifex in preparation for Andromeda – TBB’s own Nick Jensen shows us how to build the M-6 Carnifex hand cannon from the Mass Effect series.
- Instructions to make a cute Totoro from by Studio Ghibli – TBB’s own Iain Heath has done it again, adding Totoro to his awesome instructions he has shared with us.
- A chat with steampunk genius builder Guy Himber – We sit down with the author of LEGO Steampunk, the organizer of the Iron Builder LEGO competition and founder of CrazyBricks.
That wraps up the Brick Report for the week, and judging from the sets we have seen, the year to come is going to be full of great LEGO set reviews coming your way.