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 fourth week of August 2018.
TBB NEWS: Bespin is back with the new Master Builder Series set, along with formerly unknown Harry Potter and Jurassic World minifigures coming your way.
- LEGO reveals 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City, the first set in the Star Wars Master Builder Series – The set includes a whopping 18 minifigures, two droids, and two vehicles: Boba Fett’s Slave I ship and a twin-pod Cloud Car, available starting September 13.
- Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Marvel, Ninjago minifigure packs revealed – These four-packs used to be Toys R Us exclusives, but now will be available in a few other places.
- Parts pack bonanza with heavily discounted BrickHeadz on Amazon.com – Amazon.com has a BrickHeadz sale, with good deals on Harry Potter and Hedwig, particularly.
- Enter Brothers Bricks’ LEGO Harry Potter microscale competition – Show off your stuff and you could win the massive new 71043 Hogwarts Castle.
- Guest Article: Sustainable LEGO Elements, 40320 Plants from Plants – This article from New Elementary takes a close look at the new plant elements sourced from sugar cane oil.
- Review of LEGO Star Wars 75221 Imperial Landing Craft – This set includes 636 pieces and 5 minifigs (counting R2-D2) and retails for $89.99 in the US.
- Review of LEGO Architecture 21047 Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Strip has never looked so adorable in this new skyline set including the Bellagio, Luxor, Stratosphere and more.
OTHER NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- LEGO CEO Rebuilds With an Eye on Digital, Ozy – “This year is really about stabilizing the business and getting this new organization to work well… There’s no quick fix.”
- Why LEGO is ‘upping the ante’ on its in-house creative agency, Marketing Week – LEGO brought creative marketing in-house a few years ago to ensure creative has “a seat at the table” and improve transparency, productivity and innovation.
- Study: LEGO finds hectic lives are affecting family playtime, Kidscreen – While 88% of families who play for five hours or more a week claim to be happy, playtime is getting squeezed due to busy schedules, according to the 2018 LEGO Play Well Report.