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 September 2017.
TBB STAR WARS NEWS: A galaxy far, far away dominated the news this week, with the reveal of the long awaited (though not unexpected) UCS Millennium Falcon.
- New LEGO Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon unveiled as largest LEGO set ever — The new UCS Falcon will include 10 minifigs, and clocks in at a whopping 7,541 pieces, making it the largest LEGO set ever released. The set will hit stores on October 1st for $799.99, and will be available early for VIP members beginning Sept. 14.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO sets officially revealed; available now — The full range of LEGO sets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including a buildable BB-8, are now available in stores and from the LEGO Shop Online. Potential spoilers ahead!
- LEGO’s Force Friday sale drops prices on more than 30 Star Wars sets — LEGO slashed prices across nearly the full LEGO Star Wars lineup, along with a sprinkling of other themes. Plus, double VIP points and some other freebies for Star Wars purchases.
- Announcing the TBB LEGO Millennium Falcon Contest — To celebrate the unveiling of LEGO’s monumental new 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon, the Brothers Brick is holding a building contest! Build a custom LEGO creation featuring the Millennium Falcon and you could win a a super rare limited edition Escape the Space Slug set.
OTHER TBB NEWS: We have two videos for you of a new LEGO mockumentary and a showcase of this year’s addition to the Winter Village, plus instructions to build a beautiful bird.
- Official trailer for Brick MADNESS released — TBB has your first look at the trailer for brick-themed mocumentary Brick MADNESS. The film pits an underdog “Brix” builder against an arrogant long-time champion in a battle to build his way to not only fame, but redemption.
- LEGO designer video offers an express look at 10259 Winter Village Station — LEGO’s winter holiday sets have become annual must-have items for fans looking to expand their winter village scene. LEGO has released a video in which the designer of 10259 Winter Village Station gives us a closer look at this highly anticipated set.
- Instructions to build a LEGO scarlet macaw — British builder Alan Mann shares his instructions to build an incredibly simple yet accurate scarlet macaw.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had quite a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.
- This LEGO Formula One Car Is a Perfect Match to Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Honda, Jalopnik — The builders used 349,911 bricks that ultimately weighed 1,250 pounds. It took 844 hours to develop and 750 hours to actually build, which is nearly 65 full, 24-hour days.
- This 9-year-old girl from London is the world’s first child LEGO designer, Mashable — 9-year-old Sienna from London loves LEGO so much that she decided to have a go at designing her own set, that was so good it hit shop shelves worldwide on Sept. 1.
- LEGO mosaic re-creates “The Last Supper”, Orange Observer — Students in an Oakland Presbyterian Church club combined Seurat’s Pointillism style with da Vinci’s vision to create a 10-foot-long, 5-foot-tall re-creation of “The Last Supper” out of 78,408, bricks.
- LEGO job application from boy, 6, claiming ‘lots of experience’, BBC — A job advert for model builders at LEGOLAND Windsor attracted one star application – from a six-year-old boy who said, “I am the man [for] the job because I have lots of experience.”
- LEGO releases drone footage of BIG’s LEGO House nearing completion, de zeen —LEGO has flown a drone over its visitor center in Billund, Denmark, to capture stunning footage of its nearly completed stacked-block building.