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 last week of August 2017.
TBB NEWS: With winter just around the corner, we have a chilly new set announcement, a fantastic sale, and some instructions to keep you busy.
- LEGO 10259 Winter Village Station announced — Winter is coming, and that means a new Winter Village set. The Station, a perfect companion to last year’s holiday train, has 902 pieces and will retail for $79.99 USD when it’s available Oct. 1.
- 76052 LEGO Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave is now 25% off + double VIP points — Holy macaroni, Batman! The classic set is 25% off, discounted from $270 USD to $200 USD plus double VIP points and a free LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure mystery bag with purchase. Don’t wait too long on this one; it’s already back-ordered, but LEGO is still accepting orders—for now.
- Instructions to build the shuttle from Star Trek: The Next Generation or a cute little air compressor — We’ve got two sets of instructions this week to build an iconic sci-fi shuttle as well as a tool shed essential.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.
- LEGO Matt Denton fan creates giant 3D-printed go-kart, CNET — YouTuber Matt Denton built replica LEGO model of classic Technic set 1972: Go Kart that’s five times larger than the original but looks on point and even functions perfectly.
- LEGO’s Bali Padda: The strategic builder, Live Mint — LEGO ex-CEO Bali Padda explains why going digital is important, and how they try to maximize product versatility through greater compatibility between individual sets.
- LEGOLAND announces submarine ‘deep sea’ ride for 2018, San Diego Union Tribune — Embarking on its most costly attraction yet, LEGOLAND announced that it will introduce a submarine ride that will feature a deep sea habitat of fish, stingrays, and sharks.
- LEGO’s New Netflix Series Isn’t Very LEGO, And That’s A Good Thing, Kotaku — Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale, a Netflix original animated series, premieres next week and is more anime than ABS.