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 November 2017.
TBB NEWS: Want to own one of LEGO’s most iconic sets? The vault is opening, but sadly not every set will be available to the public. Read on to see which set made the cut.
- LEGO to re-release 5,923-piece Taj Mahal on Cyber Monday 2017 — The second-largest set of all time with 5,923 pieces will be available starting on Nov. 27 for $369.99.
- Review of New York Comi-Con exclusive 41498 Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite BrickHeadz — Check out our review and editorial thoughts about the best little set you are never going to get. C’mon LEGO, you are better than this.
- LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA available now — The set retails for $24.99 and includes 4 minifigures with 231 pieces. We hope that LEGO makes sufficient quantities for everyone to have this lovely little space set packed full of history.
- Star Wars BrickHeadz now available, including Finn and Captain Phasma — The first ever Star Wars BrickHeadz have become available for purchase including 41485 Finn and 41486 Captain Phasma. How do the BrickHeadz from a galaxy far, far away stack up?
- Interview with Moonbase builder Jason Briscoe — The collaborative model is enormous, measuring 2.5m square and built with more than 50,000 bricks.
- Instructions to build The Ghost from Star Wars Rebels — If you missed out on buying LEGO’s 75053 The Ghost before it retired, then this beautifully designed microscale version by Inthert is well worth building.
OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had quite a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.
- Airbnb Unveils Its Geekiest Rental Yet: A Night at the LEGO House, AdWeek — Airbnb is offering a night at the LEGO House in Billund but only if you put your imagination to work.
- LEGO Fans Celebrate Release of Women of NASA Set, Space.com, — “Do you know what’s so important about this Lego set?” a woman asked her grandson. “A woman designed it, about women. It shows that women can be anything they want, and they always have been.”
- The LEGO trademark recognized as a well-known trademark in China, LEGO.com— The Beijing Higher Court passed a ruling recognizing the LEGO logo and name as ’well-known’ trademarks in China, a milestone in getting broader protection for LEGO trademarks in China.
- LEGO RC Motorized AT-M6 First Order Heavy Assault Gorilla Walker, YouTube — YouTuber Alternate Bricks adds a few modifications to this walker and stomps into our hearts.