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 first week of August 2017.
TBB NEWS: There are some awesome LEGO Ideas sets coming our way, as well as lots of new summer sets for your building pleasure.
- New LEGO Ideas sets announced: Voltron & Ship in a Bottle — No details on pricing and dates, but these two projects beat out fan favorites Hulkbuster armor and The Iron Giant.
- Book review of LEGO DC Superheroes: Build Your Own Adventure — With inspirational models built by TBB’s own Rod Gillies, this new book is available for $15.49 USD from Amazon US or £17.57 from Amazon UK.
- 10258 London Bus, LEGO Boost, and LEGO Ninjago Movie sets available starting August 1 — Summer sets including new Architecture, Creator, Ninjago and Boost are now on The LEGO Shop online.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: Aside from that REALLY BIG LEGO BOX, this week had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles, so here are the best of the rest.
- Watch 280,000 LEGO bricks become a McLaren 720S in just a minute, AutoBlog — The final model used 280,000 bricks, and it took a whopping 2,000 man hours to finish.
- Watch some LEGO engines rev until they explode, Jalopnik — Little Lego engines with actual pistons and crankshafts that turn and move are one of the true simple joys of human life in the modern era. Watching them rev up and explode is another.
- LEGO tests bricks made from wheat in effort to ditch plastic, Quartz — LEGO wants to solve the world’s plastics problem with a biomaterial that can survive generations of play.
- LEGO recalls 120,000 sets because one worker packed the wrong shade of grey, Metro — LEGO has been forced to recall 120,000 sets after a worker labelled pieces with the wrong shade of grey that were supposed to contain dark grey instead of light grey. It’s believed the recall cost the firm around £1.3 million in total.