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 March 2019.
What are The LEGO Group’s plans for the future and what has impacted their business model most strongly the past few years? Read on to find out.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: It could have been called Disney week with new minifigures, Steamboat Willie revealed and a Darth Vader bust that caught our eye.
- LEGO reveals Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 – Eighteen new Disney LEGO minifigures are on their way, including characters from Frozen, Hercules, DuckTales and more.
- Review of LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie – Hop on board with our hands-on review of the new black-and-white LEGO Ideas set based on one of Disney’s first animations.
- Details of LEGO Ideas Disney 21317 Steamboat Willie set including retro Mickey and Minnie Mouse – The set comes with 751 pieces and will be available starting April 1st.
- LEGO Star Wars 75227 Darth Vader Bust revealed as Star Wars Celebration and Target REDcard exclusive – This set will be a one-day Target REDcard online exclusive.
- LEGO partners with NimbleBit to create the LEGO Tower mobile game – Fans of the game Tiny Tower will soon have a chance to make their pixelated world out of LEGO.
- Instructions to make your own LEGO Toothless – Build Better Bricks offers instructions to build your favorite night fury dragon from How to Train Your Dragon.
- LEGO Store offering double VIP points from now until the end of March – Double VIP points are back at the LEGO Store through the end of the month. Happy shopping!
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 Ideas 21316 The Flintstones Designer Video, YouTube – LEGO designer Ricardo Silva talks about creating a set based on the LEGO Ideas submission by fan Andrew Clark.
- How LEGO Helped Improve the Texture Lab-Grown Meat, Food & Wine – A recently published food used a LEGO set-up to help improve the texture of cultured meat.
- LEGO scores trademark victory against LEPIN in the UK, World Intellectual Property Review – The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) handed a victory to LEGO after it invalidated a Chinese rival’s ‘LEPIN’ trademark.
- LEGO’s CEO outlines his building blocks for the company’s future, Business Insider – From engaging a ‘bored’ audience to still using plastic in an eco-friendly environment, find out more about LEGO’s plans for the future.