In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of June 2017.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: We got our first look at the new Ninjago Movie sets and chatted with a LEGO designer about Boost and the stunning Saturn V.
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie box images now available — It’s more than 3 months till the premiere of The Lego Ninjago Movie, but the we’ve already begun to get a glimpse of the sets.
- Interview with LEGO designer Carl Merriam about Boost and Saturn V — While in Billund earlier this month, TBB spoke with LEGO designer Carl Merriam who co-designed 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V and has been working on LEGO Boost, just released for pre-order.
- Review of LEGO Batman Movie 70913 Scarecrow Fearful Face-off — This set has 141 pieces, making it the third-smallest box among the LEGO Batman Movie sets, but its retail price of $14.99 makes it a perfect choice for Bat-fans looking to add to their collection.
- Largest LEGO Minecraft set 21137 The Mountain Cave now available with free canvas tote bag — Coming in at an impressive 2,863 pieces and a retail price of $249.99, this minifigure-scale Minecraft set is the second-largest new LEGO set this year, coming behind the 4,002-piece modular 10255 Assembly Square.
- Japan Brickfest 2017 – Kobe Fan Weekend report — In its third year running, the largest fan event in Asia featured 270 builders from 11 countries, including Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and even as far away as Germany.
- The Brothers Brick 2017 Readers’ Survey — This is your last week to win 75105 Millennium Falcon by filling out our TBB Readers’ Survey. We want to hear what you think about what we do.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles, so here are the best of the rest.
- How fan films shaped The LEGO Movie, Vox — Since the early 1970s, LEGO enthusiasts have been making home videos called Brickfilms which shaped LEGO’s current film universe.
- LEGO space shuttle might not reach space, but it can fly around the room, Nerdist —The first LEGO space shuttle get’s an upgrade from aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth.
- LEGO Worlds Rockets Into Space Next Month, Kotaku — LEGO Worlds is receiving a content expansion that explores one of the oldest and most beloved themes in the toy line’s history, LEGO Space.