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 first week of January 2018.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: A new year brings a new wave of LEGO sets, as well as the first LEGO events of the year.
- 10260 Downtown Diner brings 1950’s flair to Creator Expert Modular Buildings – The latest Modular Building heads in a new design direction and resurrects the color teal. What do we think about this new LEGO set?
- 853663 LEGO Iconic Holiday Magnet – The 2017 holiday magnet set is on sale at the end of the season. Is it worth picking up?
- Bricks LA, Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, happening this weekend – See LEGO creations from builders all over the world at the Pasadena Convention Center right now.
- Happy 2018 + the best LEGO of 2017 – Check out our roundup of roundups to see what we thought of 2017 as we rang in 2018.
- 2018 LEGO sets available now, including Downtown Diner, Shanghai and more – The January assortment of LEGO sets has hit stores, including the new Modular Building 10260 Downtown Diner, LEGO Star Wars sets, City, and more.
TBB INSTRUCTIONS: Creative builders around the world share how they’ve designed their custom LEGO models, and LEGO provides a way to build sets even without buying them.
- Build your own LEGO cuckoo bird – While you’ll have to engineer your own working LEGO cuckoo clock, Sven Franic has provided instructions for his lovely LEGO bird.
- Instruction Guide for the Promotional 60th Anniversary Special (40290) now available from LEGO – LEGO has released instructions for the forthcoming 60th anniversary promotional set so you can build it ahead of its release.
OTHER NEWS: There’s always plenty of other news about LEGO from around the web, even if we’re not able to cover every story here on The Brothers Brick.
Note: Like many of you, we’ve also seen the leaked images of LEGO sets from the upcoming Han Solo movie and rumored set lists from a resurrected Harry Potter line. We’ll be sure to bring our readers all the details about those sets once we have better-quality information from more-reliable sources. As always, TBB is committed to bringing our readers trustworthy news rather than just rumors and speculation.
- Bricks (and mortar) to help make everything awesome for Lego in Hong Kong, South China Morning Post – LEGO is opening a retail store in Hong Kong, which has the largest LEGO fan community per capita in the world.
- Lego’s just the job for Dan, Keighley News – A home for special needs people in the UK is collaborating with a local LEGO shop to provide valuable experience for its residents.
- Houston artist makes Jose Altuve portrait with LEGO, KHOU.com – Houston, Texas resident Joseph Kraham spent about 200 hours building a portrait of Houston Astros baseball player Jose Altuve from nearly 44,000 LEGO bricks.