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 November 2018.
TBB NEWS: Black Friday is off to an early start, and today is the last day to submit a custom design to potentially be a set made by Bricklink.
- Early Black Friday sales include LEGO holiday exclusives and double VIP points – LEGO has double points and two exclusive gifts with purchase until stocks run out.
- LEGO Wind Turbine designer video: A Vestas for the rest of us – LEGO designer Carl Merriam shares some of the behind-the-scenes work that went into creating the set.
- Today is the last day to submit designs to Bricklink’s AFOL Designer Program – Could your custom LEGO design become a set produced by Bricklink? Time is running out.
TBB REVIEWS: It is getting a little windy in here! And check out our review of an amazing jet.
- Review of LEGO 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine – The set has 826 pieces, is priced at $199.99 USD, and will be available beginning on Black Friday (Nov. 23).
- Review of Brickmania 1031 F-4C Phantom Supersonic Jet Interceptor – Brickmania’s F-4C Phantom II custom kit costs $625.00 for 1,290 pieces and two custom-printed minifigs.
TBB FEATURES: We have a new version of an old meme, plus an interview and instructions too.
- The face that launched a thousand memes – TBB Builder-in-Residence Iain Heath is at it again, MOC-ing memes with this brick-built distracted boyfriend.
- Interview about a sweeping LEGO diorama tells the story of Welsh privateer Henry Morgan – Hear from Brick to the Past about their newest naval collaboration.
- Instructions to build four birds of character – Builder Tammo S shares instructions on how to make a few feathery friends.
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:
- The Science of LEGO Walking, Smithsonian Magazine – Why does walking on LEGO hurt more than walking on fire? Here is the science and history of stomping on the toy blocks.
- Brick by brick, LEGO builds adult fanbase, The Times UK – LEGO has cultivated a large fanbase of adults who love the toy, but how do they maintain that interest?
- LEGOs latest set targets stressed adults, Fast Company – The Danish company is breaking its mold with the LEGO Forma line, a set designed to empower creativity and mental well-being.