TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 1, 2018 [News]

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 July 2018.

TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: This week we rounded out our review coverage of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets now that the movie is out, and took to the airwaves with a bit of brick.


TBB LEGO SET NEWS: June has been a busy month for LEGO set announcements, and this last week most of all. Take scores of magicians and a giant robot, add in a handful of superheroes, and the rest of the year is shaping up to be quite eventful.


OTHER NEWS: There were a number of other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:

  • LEGO hints that something James Bond in the works, LEGO Instagram – For a few weeks now, LEGO has been hinting that something is coming that might feature that famous British special agent. The latest few posts suggest it may be one of Bond’s iconic cars.
  • Volvo and LEGO team up for the Volvo Zeux, Volvoce.com – Volvo explains how they worked with LEGO to imagine the future of autonomous construction vehicles, resulting in the Volvo Zeux, which we announced in May.
  • LEGO announces end of Rebrick site, LEGO Ideas blog – LEGO is shuttering the MOC-sharing turned contest site Rebrick, and folding it into the existing LEGO Ideas platform. LEGO Ideas will now host contests similar to those that Rebrick offered.
  • Researchers use LEGO to help iPhone detect nerve agents, UTexas.edu – A team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin has designed a method for using an iPhone’s camera paired with chemical sensors and a LEGO-built enclosure to detect deadly nerve agents like VX and sarin.

 

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