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 September 2017.
TBB STAR WARS NEWS: Every list of the largest LEGO sets ever released must now be rewritten, because the UCS Millennium Falcon has landed! We’ve got your full LEGO Star Wars coverage right here, including a chance to win the largest LEGO set ever made.
- TBB sits down with LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon designers — We interviewed the lead designers for LEGO Star Wars – Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Micheal Lee Stockwell and found out some of the challenges of building such a large model.
- LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon and Winter Village Station now available for VIP members — The UCS Millennium Falcon sold out like hot cakes (surprise!) but the Winter Village Station is still up for grabs. Now the only way to get your hands on the largest set ever made is to…
- WIN A UCS MILLENNIUM FALCON! — TBB is hosting a building contest and giving away a UCS Millennium Falcon as well as FOUR elusive Space Slug sets. Get building! The deadline is Oct. 15th.
- Review of LEGO Star Wars 75187 BB-8 — This charming LEGO BB-8 includes 1,106 pieces, a bobbling head, and a lighter thumbs up, all retailing for $99.99 USD.
TBB OTHER NEWS: Brick-built animals was the theme this week, with a little Dimensions flair. Check out the rest of our LEGO news from the past week.
- Review of Creator Expert 10257 Carousel review with designer commentary — Following up on 2009’s 10196 Grand Carousel, the stunning Creator Expert 10257 Carousel has 2670 parts and 7 minifigures, all for $199.99 USD.
- LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 now available, including Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go! — Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions is here featuring Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go! and all other Dimensions sets on LEGO Shop@Home are now 50% off!
- Book review of Beasts from Bricks — The 144-page book presents illustrated step-by-step instructions to build 15 animals from around the world.
- UNESCO World Heritage sites recreated in LEGO at the Piece of Peace exhibition in Singapore — Take a look at seven new builds of famous structures of the world along with an interview with the builders of the “Piece of Peace” traveling LEGO exhibition.
- BrickCon 2017 is three weeks away — The premiere Seattle LEGO convention is coming up and we have your last minute reminders. The public is invited to come see all the cool builds Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 to 8 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.
- UK Channel 4 crowns first winners of LEGO Masters, Radio Times — Steve Guinness and Nate Dias, two teachers, won the show’s inaugural champion builder trophy with their huge human-scale model called “Embrace Your Inner Child.”
- Prince William reveals that George is ‘very into LEGO’, Good to Know — Move over, David Beckham. LEGO has a new celebrity fan who will be the future King of England.
- LEGO’s plastic bricks transformed childhood. Are they sturdy enough to survive screens?, Washington Post — As childhood playtime is rapidly shifting to screens, can LEGO adjust to an increasingly digital world?
- LEGO statues honoring Roald Dahl unveiled, NY Daily News — The Roald Dahl Literature Estate and LEGO placed six statues around the UK Wednesday to celebrate the author’s birthday.