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 March 2018.
TBB NEWS, REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: Should we be worried that LEGO is in a sales decline? Nah, let’s go out for a sail on our yacht and build from these instructions instead!
- LEGO reports first annual sales decline in 13 years – Is LEGO making too many bricks? The company sales still remain meteoric, but revenues are down.
- Review of LEGO Technic 42074 Racing Yacht – This 330-piece yacht pleases the eye, but the final model has a few things to consider.
- Build your own poseable micro Millennium Falcon – This tiny Falcon build requires 57 parts and captures the essential details along with a moveable stand.
- Instructions to build a pair of red appliances – Chris McVeigh is known for his LEGO renditions of real world items, and the kitchen is his next target.
TBB SET NEWS: The blockbusters are back with set announcements from Avengers Infinity War, Jurassic World and Solo, with an early BrickHeadz look included as well.
- LEGO Marvel Avengers Infinity War BrickHeadz revealed – Iron-Man MK50, Thanos, Star-Lord, and Gamora will join the cute BrickHeadz line in April.
- LEGO BrickHeadz 41597 Go Brick Me box art unveiled – 41597 Go Brick Me will be released in April and includes 708 pieces at a retail price of 29.99 USD,
- Official pictures for LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets revealed – We now finally have the full set of images including the complete box art for the entire Jurassic World range including the Juniors and Duplo lineup.
- LEGO Star Wars Solo official set images are here – The sets, including the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, will hit store shelves on April 20.
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:
- Toys ‘R’ Us is prepping to liquidate its U.S. operations, Bloomberg – While the situation is still fluid, Toys “R” Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations after failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders.
- LEGO chief battles to make everything awesome again, Financial Times – After a decade of supernatural growth, Niels Christiansen says remodeling the Danish group after profit hit will take time and tough choices.
- LEGO builds a sustainable future one brick at a time, Wired – Three years ago LEGO pumped $155 million into a new Sustainable Materials Center to create fully sustainable materials in its products by 2030.