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 April 2018.
TBB NEWS, FEATURES & INSTRUCTIONS: Read about what sets you can now buy, what sets are coming up, and check out two of our feature articles about Toys ‘R’ Us and how to build big.
- LEGO unveils 41611 Marty McFly and Doc Brown BrickHeadz – Back to the Future has returned in LEGO form with new BrickHeadz based on the iconic film.
- Final LEGO Jurassic World set unveiled as 75933 T. Rex Transport – The last dinosaur has ben revealed as the iconic T. rex, available starting April 16.
- Last Solo: A Star Wars Story LEGO set photos just in time for the latest trailer – Get a close up look at the last few sets announced for the upcoming Star Wars movie.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story LEGO sets available now – The first wave of sets are available now from Solo: A Star Wars Story an entire month before the movie comes out.
- LEGO to open its second flagship store in Shanghai, China – LEGO announced its second store is Shanghai will open in the Shanghai ShiMao Festival City in People’s Square.
- Instructions to build your very own working Nerf dart gun – Astonishing Studios built a fully working and operational Nerf Dart gun, and we have the instructions here just for you.
- Feature: How I built a 20,000-piece LEGO rice plantation inspired by The LEGO Ninjago Movie – Anu Pehrson shares her process of how a large LEGO creation goes from idea to completion over 3 months.
- Feature: Toys ‘R’ Us, looking back and moving forward for LEGO fans – The iconic toy store is closing, but what affect will it have on LEGO fans worldwide?
TBB REVIEWS: We went a little review crazy this week, with a brand new wave of sets about to hit shelves from Star Wars, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World and more.
- Review of LEGO Star Wars 75209 Han Solo’s Landspeeder from Solo: A Star Wars Story – One of the smallest sets to include Han Solo, this set retails for $29.99 with 345 pieces.
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz 41613 Mr. Incredible & Frozone – This BrickHeadz two-pack retails for $19.99 and includes 160 pieces, based on the upcoming Incredible 2 film.
- Review of LEGO Juniors 10760 Underminer Bank Heist – This set retails for $24.99 with 149 pieces, and three unique minifigs: Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Underminer.
- Review of LEGO 10759 Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit – This set retails for $19.99 with 95 pieces and two unique minifigs: long-armed Elastigirl and Screenslaver.
- Review of LEGO Jurassic Park 25th anniversary set 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase – Come back to Isla Nublar with this set with 360 pieces for $39.99.
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz 41614 Owen and Blue – The Jurassic World two-pack retails for $19.99, includes 234 pieces and features the first non-humanoid BrickHeadz.
- Review of LEGO Technic 42076 Hovercraft – This set retails for $89.99 and includes 1,020 pieces, but does it actually float?
- Review of LEGO 5005358 Minifigure Factory – If you don’t want to open your collectible box, we’ve done it for you to take a look at some detailed micro-figures.
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:
- LEGO’s new TIE fighter for Solo: A Star Wars Story shows how sophisticated the toys have become, The Verge – Seventeen years makes a huge difference in the complexity and accuracy of LEGO sets, but are the toys too detailed?
- How LEGO customer service wins back upset customers, Forbes – LEGO knows that some of its plastic bricks go missing, so how do they handle that?