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 second week of September 2017.
TBB NEWS: The Ninjago Movie will soon be here, so we have some set reviews as well as interviews and instructions to get you through until next week. Make sure to check out our building contest too!
- Review of 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon from The LEGO Ninjago Movie — Ninjago is never complete without a dragon, available for $49.99 with 544 pieces and four minifigures.
- Review of 70615 Fire Mech from the LEGO Ninjago Movie — The most prominent of mechs from the upcoming movie comes in at 944 pieces with 6 minifigs for $69.99.
- Interview with Russian builder Timofey Tkachev — Meet this Russian builder who has an eye for detail creating everything from typewriters to bulging muscles to dripping hands.
- Instructions to build your own Guy Smiley drone — Have you ever wanted to build your own meatbag killing machine? Or a robot helper for your minifig friends? Now’s your chance!
- LEGO Group to “reset company” after decline in revenue for first half of 2017— The LEGO Group’s revenue for the first half of 2017 is 5 percent down compared with the same period in 2016. What does that mean for one of the largest toy companies? Layoffs.
- Announcing the TBB LEGO Millennium Falcon 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 LEGO NEWS: This week had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.
- This Fan-made LEGO Grand Theft Auto mash-up is hilarious, Car Throttle — Combining the innocence of LEGO with the brutal chaos and violence of Grand Theft Auto makes for a brilliantly funny and incredibly clever video.
- How Animal Logic pieced its storage together for production of ‘The LEGO Movie’, ZDNet — The animation firm turned to Dell EMC to manage the vast amounts of data created during the making of The LEGO Movie — a film that peaked at 345 terabytes.
- This Egyptian artist is innovating Arabic learning through LEGO, Quartz — Ghada Wali, a pioneering Egyptian designer, has developed an Arabic typeface that would help young learners or foreign speakers to playfully build each Arabic alphabet using LEGO bricks.
- LEGO will cut 1,400 jobs as profit dips, despite big-screen heroics, New York Times — To hold children’s attention, LEGO has enlisted the help of Batman, Darth Vader and Harry Potter. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be enough.