In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of November 2017.
TBB REVIEWS: It must be Fall because when it rains, it pours! This week we reviewed a new rollercoaster system, a hard-to-get Architecture set, and got a sneak preview of the LEGO Holiday gift with purchase.
- LEGO introduces new rollercoaster system with LEGO Batman 70922 The Joker Manor [Review] – LEGO has completely new set of elements working together as a legitimate rollercoaster, so read our review to see our first stellar impressions of it.
- Powering the rollercoaster with LEGO 70922 The Joker Manor – Can you make the rollercoaster work all on its own? Read TBB’s exploration on how to motorize the new system.
- Review of 21037 LEGO House – The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark gets its own Architecture set, only available at the LEGO House gift shop for 449 DKK (~$70 USD).
- Review of LEGO’s Black Friday 2017 giveaway 40254 Nutcracker – This seasonal set will be free with orders over $99 over the Black Friday weekend until supplies run out.
TBB LEGO SET NEWS: It is that time of the year, when we start getting a glimpse of all the sets coming out next year. From Technic to BrickHeadz to Batman, we’ve got all you need to know here.
- Pictures of LEGO’s Technic 2018 sets are now online including the massive 42078 Mack Truck – Start updating your wish lists, Technic fans. The official retail pictures of the first wave of 2018 Technic sets are finally here, and there are some stunners!
- DC Justice League LEGO BrickHeadz announced, including Wonder Woman & The Flash – To celebrate the Justice League movie opening in theaters this weekend, LEGO has announced that four characters from the franchise will be made into BrickHeadz.
- LEGO Star Wars Rey & Kylo Ren BrickHeadz announced and available early at Target – The next wave of LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz are available early from Target for REDcard members, ahead of their availability from LEGO stores on December 1st.
- The next wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets revealed – Holy spaceship, Batman! The next wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets includes new outfits for the Dark Knight, classic Green Arrow, and a bunch of new baddies like Egghead, Condiment King, and Gentleman Ghost.
TBB NEWS, INTERVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: The rest of the avalanche of news includes a new game, a solved mystery, a contest, some instructions, and even some early deals. Whew!
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 video game released – Marvel and LEGO have united once more to create an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, where you can play all your favorite super heroes and collect as many studs as possible!
- Case Closed: The investigation on Mulder and Scully and their LEGO minifigures [Interview] – We interview Brent Waller about the X-Files minifigs he got into the hands of real life Mulder and Scully. The truth is out there!
- Design the new LEGO Ideas logo contest – LEGO is hosting a contest for the 10th anniversary of LEGO Ideas. Design your own brick-built logo and you could win nearly every LEGO Ideas set!
- Instructions to build your own LEGO snowcat – LEGO builder de-marco is making a lovely collection of minifigure-scale vehicles, and we thought a snowcat tracked vehicle would be perfect for the coming season.
- LEGO sales & deals ahead of Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – As the holiday shopping season gets underway, retailers are discounting LEGO sets ahead of the even bigger deals waiting in the wings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
OTHER NEWS: There was a massive amount of LEGO news from other places around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest.
- Dream Cruises unveils large-scale LEGO replica of World Dream, Seatrade Cruise News – The giant ship model was collectively built by over 1,000 cruising guests and LEGO Certified Professional Andy Hung with more than 2.5 million bricks
- Fairy Bricks theft ruins children’s Christmas gifts, BBC – The charity that distributes LEGO to children’s hospitals and hospices had 2,000 sets stolen from their van.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Reviewed, Kotaku – Four years after the first game later, the X-Men and Fantastic Four are gone, but everything else is still out of this world.
- The LEGO Movie Franchise: The Marriage of Movies and Merchandising, Flickering Myth – How does LEGO stack up when it comes to movies and merchandizing?
- The Head of Lego Just Made $2.7 Billion in One Day, Time.com – Danish toymaker Kirkbi’s CEO Kjeld Kristiansen, owner of Lego, saw his fortune skyrocket after reports surfaced that Mattel and Hasbro could soon merge.