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 November 2018.
TBB NEWS: This week had big legal news on the future of knockoff LEGO, as well as some awesome gifts with purchase now on sale.
- LEPIN ordered to stop making and selling LEGO imitation products by Chinese court – The company must stop producing infringing products and pay damages.
- LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley gift with purchase now available – The set has 374 pieces and one minifig, and is available until November 21 with orders over $99 USD.
- LEGO Forma pre-orders close on Indiegogo – The new experimental product line featuring kinetic sculptures of fish appears to have had a successful crowdfunding.
- Changes coming to Flickr following acquisition by SmugMug – here’s how it affects LEGO builders – With Flickr starting to charge, what is the effect on the LEGO community?
- LEGO auctions on Catawiki include a 100,000-brick Italian tower – Other auctions include vintage 1950’s LEGO and some rare Technic sets.
- Feature: Epic 4-scene collaboration by Shobrick and Cole Blaq, plus an exclusive look behind the scenes – Shobrick’s swan song from the LEGO scene is something to behold.
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:
- My odd job: To work at Lego, you have to be good at keeping secrets, Metro.co.uk – Matthew Ashton is vice president of design at LEGO and judge of the TV show LEGO Masters.
- Which cabinet minister uses Lego to relax after a busy day?, BBC – A cabinet minister has spoken about how he likes to unwind by spending time with his “very large” Lego collection.
- 45,000 DUPLO bricks used to create world record brick-made sundial, Guinness World Records – This huge LEGO creation in the Chinese capital of Beijing reaches 9.5 feet tall.