As 2018 comes to an end, we can’t help but look back and reflect on what an amazing news year it has been for the LEGO community. From old themes coming back to some of the largest LEGO sets ever released, The Brothers Brick has brought you credible LEGO news from all over. So let’s look back at the year and see what made the biggest splash as we analyze the top 10 LEGO news articles of 2018.
Coming in at number 10, we brought you official images of the complete LEGO Speed Champions 2018 line-up back in January. From Ferraris to Mustangs, you went gaga over everything new coming down the speedway, stickers and all.
It isn’t often that a LEGO theme comes back from the dead, and you guys certainly noticed because nearly half the news articles on this list are from the Wizarding World. First up was the reveal of some of the smaller sets including the Hogwarts Express and a new Quidditch pitch. Who knows what sets will come next in the resurrected theme?
A rumor from the instant the new roller coaster elements initially appeared in 70922 Joker Manor, the announcement of the 10261 Creator Expert Roller Coaster made people scream in delight. From creative cotton candy to the option to motorize, we found that the massive set was worth the wait.
LEGO turned the gaming world on its head by announcing a full lineup of sets inspired by the hit game Overwatch. The new theme puzzled some LEGO fans and delighted others. From pink mechs to a big Bastion, get your shopping lists ready because these sets hit the market in just a few days on January 2.
The second LEGO Harry Potter-themed news article in our Top 10 came from the announcement of a collectible minifigure series based on the entire Wizarding World including Fantastic Beasts. Our review of the series and feel guide proved to be quite popular when it came down to chasing the elusive Graves or stocking up on the new bendable “teen” legs.
We are halfway through the list, and Creator Expert is back again with another set announced earlier this month! The 10264 Corner Garage is a three-story building with a vehicle workshop and gas station, animal clinic and a top-floor apartment. The new modular brings back dark orange in force and will be available for purchase on Jan 1.
The 40th anniversary of the minifigure came and went this year, and LEGO celebrated with an entire set of costumed characters. From birthday-themed cakes and balloons to a cowboy, cactus and cat costume, the series is one of the most creative we have seen yet. Did you get the chase figure, a replica of the original policeman minifigure?
After the initial wave of Harry Potter playsets were released, LEGO unveiled this behemoth 6,000 piece “microscale” Hogwarts Castle, ranking it as the second-largest LEGO set of all time. From new architectural elements to tiny printed trophy-figures, the set rose to the top of many fan’s Christmas lists and even inspired our Microscale Magic building competition.
A surprise last-minute entry to our most read news articles of the year, LEGO announced a whopping nineteen sets from the upcoming LEGO Movie 2. The classic space battle pack and a new “vibrant coral” color made us even more excited for the film that arrives in February, but the sets are already available as of this week.
Was there ever any question that the Wizarding World would rule the year of LEGO? Our number one most read news article of 2018 came from the announcement of the return of Harry Potter with 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. Seventeen years since the first wave of magical sets hit shelves, an entirely new line of LEGO sets based on the hit book and film series blasted its way into our lives (and Avada-Kedavra’d some serious cash from our wallets).
Well, that’s a wrap for news in 2018. It’s no surprise that several of these sets also made our top 10 best LEGO sets of 2018. We are excited for more news to come in 2019, so have a happy new year from everyone at The Brothers Brick!