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 second week of October 2018.
TBB NEWS & FEATURES: The first Overwatch set has been revealed and we have a feature on cute little turtles in LEGO wheelchairs.
- Exclusive limited edition LEGO Overwatch 75987 Omnic Bastion set announced – The first Overwatch set is available now in the Blizzard Gear Store for $25 USD.
- UK-based LEGO-building business Bright Bricks bought for £8.5m – Read our interview with Ed Diment, one of the directors of Bright Bricks, to find out more about the deal.
- Feature: LEGO Builders on the half shell: a history of helping turtles and tortoises – LEGO wheelchairs for injured turtles have been a thing since at least the 1980s.
TBB REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: These Harry Potter figures are hard to find, and we have a review of them and some seasonal BrickHeadz just for you.
- Review of LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 Minifigure Exclusive – Do the Harry Potter figures live up to the hype?
- Review of LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. and Mrs. Claus – Santa is coming to town with company in BrickHeadz form.
- Instructions to build a retro Volkswagen T1 Camper –Hachiroku24 is at it again using newer pieces expertly to nail the look of this iconic vehicle.
OTHER NEWS: There were a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Gets Official Launch Trailer, ComicBook.com – Lego DC Super-Villains releases on October 16 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
- Lego, Coke and other big brands are turning to crowdfunding for R&D, AdAge – Executives at Lego had an idea for a product, but they weren’t sure it would resonate.
- Google, Disney and LEGO Lead in Corporate Responsibility, MarketWatch – The report ranks companies seen as responsible, behaving ethically, and caring about social causes.
- YouTuber posts heartbreaking video after his $18K Lego collection was ransacked, Daily Dot – The internet is on a mission to replace what he loved.
- Male and female promotional Lego cards can be ‘overwhelmingly stereotypical’, The Conversation –New research looks at how the male and female mini-figures were represented.