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 May 2018.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: From May the Fourth to the Revenge of the Fifth, we have all your LEGO Star Wars news and reviews, plus two new set announcements and a TBB BrickCon collab!
- Review of LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series 75181 Y-wing Starfighter – It has been 14 years since the last UCS Y-wing. How does the new set compare to the last one?
- LEGO Star Wars set designers discuss 75181 UCS Y-wing Starfighter – Check out this video in which LEGO designers chat about how they made the latest UCS Star Wars set.
- Review of LEGO Star Wars 75208 Yoda’s Hut from The Empire Strikes Back – Return to Dagobah with this set with three minifigs and 229 pieces for $29.99.
- May the Fourth 2018 LEGO Star Wars sales and deals + 75181 UCS Y-wing and BB-8 promo sets now available – Today is the last day to snag some of these exclusive deals!
- Go for a stellar pedicab ride in a LEGO Millenium Falcon – LEGO created a Star Wars pedicab to give rides to folks in NYC. Check out the fastest hunk of junk in the big apple.
- LEGO unveils Marvel Ant-Man and The Wasp set 76109 Quantum Realm Explorers – The life-size set contains 200 pieces, three minifigures, and will sell for $19.99.
- Massive LEGO City 60200 Capital set revealed – The next huge city set includes a museum under construction, double decker tour bus, a skate park and 12 minifigs.
- Announcing TBB’s “Ninjago City” collaborative display at BrickCon 2018 – The Brothers Brick is going big, creating the biggest LEGO Ninjago City ever built. Come build with us at BrickCon 2018 in Seattle!
TBB FEATURES & INSTRUCTIONS: This week was about everything Star Wars and we have the best of the best for you, with our top ten lists and even some custom instructions.
- Top 10 favourite LEGO sci-fi builds inspired by the Star Wars universe – We’ve pulled together our list of favorite LEGO creations that could be in the Star Wars universe.
- Top 10 favourite LEGO Star Wars custom vehicle builds – No movie series comes close to the amount of custom Star Wars LEGO creations fan make. Here are the best of the best.
- Top 10 life-size LEGO Star Wars creations – The number one life-sized LEGO creation clocks in at five million pieces. Can you guess which iconic Star Wars creation it represents?
- Build your own microscale LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship, complete with decals – Watch this video to see how TBB writer Peter can make the cutest gunship ever.
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:
- First Look at Netflix’s THE TOYS THAT MADE US’ LEGO Episode, Nerdist – The breakout Netflix hit is back with a new slate of episodes, one focused on the humble LEGO brick.
- LEGO’s new Alexa skill has voice-guided instructions and tells stories, The Verge – Available on devices that support Amazon Alexa, the scripts give parents and kids a selection of stories with audio prompts that guide physical play.
- This LEGO Breakfast Machine Can Make You Bacon and Eggs, Popular Mechanics – It’s a marvelous LEGO invention that can deliver your eggs sunny-side-up or scrambled.