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 second week of February 2018.
TBB NEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: It is the calm before the storm. Next weekend is the New York Toy Fair so brace yourself for a barrage of set announcements, but for now here is a contest and a few instructions for your building pleasure.
- Enter Kill Teal (Volume 2) contest to win 10260 Downtown Diner – Our friends over at New Elementary are holding a contest in honor of the color teal.
- Build you own Punisher’s Café Racer – BenFifteenTheChicken shares how he built the café racer owned by Marvel’s Punisher.
- Instructions for a tiny helicopter – GolPlaysWithLego has built this great microscale helicopter out of just 30 parts.
OTHER NEWS: There were a few other LEGO news articles from varying places around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- Life-size LEGO safari on show in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, BBC News – The 12 models, which include a 2.5m high African elephant and a 3m long crocodile, have taken LEGO artists over 4,000 hours to build, and are made up of about 600,000 bricks.
- LEGO for a child with a hole in his heart, New York Times – What does a LEGO set mean to a child, or to parents who can hardly afford it? This narrative tugs on the heartstrings.
- Duplo Jeopardy: Sell or keep your LEGO collection?, Judge John Hodgman Podcast – Caleb brings the case against his friend, Ryan. Caleb is ready to get rid of his LEGO collection, but Ryan thinks he should keep it in storage. Ryan says that even though Caleb thinks he’s ready to let it go, he will later regret parting with these sets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
- A LEGO zombie horde is the most fun of zombie hordes, Nerdist – YouTuber Nixolas decided to take the zombie genre and add a bit more whimsy to it. Instead of giving a bunch of human actors some undead makeup, they made a zombie horde out of LEGO figures.