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 July 2018.
TBB NEWS, REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: Things are drastically changing for LEGO with the arrival of new shorter, moveable legs and the LEGO apocalypse.
- Review of 71022 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures – This series really nails the characters’ looks and introduces brand new poseable shorter legs.
- First look at the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part sets – The LEGO apocalypse is here, and the first movie crew is geared up to take on the challenge in these three new sets.
- Feature: Having fun for charity at Bricktastic Manchester 2018 – TBB writer Ralph reports from Bricktastic in Manchester, England, a charity event for Fairy Bricks.
- Instructions to build Shotaro Kaneda’s Bike from Akira – The iconic red bike from the 1988 sci-fi Japanese animated film is brought to life by Jerry Builds Bricks in minifig scale.
TBB SDCC EXCLUSIVES NEWS: If you’re lucky enough to go to San Dirge Comic-Con, here are all the exclusive sets and minifigs LEGO is offering (which will certainly appear on eBay shortly).
- Apocalypseburg Unikitty from The LEGO Movie 2 revealed as San Diego Comic-Con 2018 exclusive – Rage Kitty and Angry Kitty are ready for war with a brand new tail.
- Black Lightning revealed as another San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive minifigure – This DC Superheroes minifig is based off of the new CW show of the same name.
- Sheriff Deadpool Minifigure revealed as San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive – Marvel’s merc with a mouth is a sheriff with a mustache and a tan Cowboy hat.
- Third San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive set revealed as Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp – If you’re lucky enough to go to SDCC, this exclusive rounds out the three in throw-back packaging. Hopefully there will be instructions posted so we can all build our own.
- DC Super Heroes San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive set revealed – Aquaman gets a new ride with Storm in this direct to VHS set.
- Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive set revealed – This Millennium Falcon cockpit comes with Han Solo and Chewbaca in a cool VHS-sized box.
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:
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO Summary, YouTube – Spoiler alert for this LEGO-built summary of the latest movie in the Star Wars saga.
- Brick by brick: how Lego embraced video games, The Guardian – Video games are providing a new twist on Lego’s ethos: the ability for children to be creative in their play.
- What happens if you spin a LEGO wheel too fast?, YouTube – How fast can a LEGO wheel turn if a LEGO wheel could turn fast? Warning, some minor parts destruction ahead.