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 last week of August 2019.
No matter how famous you are, it’s still a prestige to be made into a minifigure. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS AND FEATURES: This week LEGO introduced audio and Braille instructions, Hollywood stars met their minifigure doppelgängers and we got an depth look at the building process of one of our own.
- The TBB Banquet brick-built food collab for BrickCon 2019 – Do you like brick-built brunches? Studded snacks? How about AFOL appetizers and MOC munchies? Then you’ll want to attend the TBB Banquet!
- LEGO is using AI to create audio and Braille building instructions as it aims for greater accessibility [News] – LEGO is trialing a new program that employs AI to create audio and Braille building instructions for visually-impaired builders.
- Tom Servo and me – a journey, part 1 [Feature] – Our own Chris Doyle gives us an inside look at his process building the iconic Mystery Science Theater 3000 character.
- These Hollywood stars love their LEGO minifigures [Feature] – We all secretly wish we had our own LEGO minifigures, and it looks like Hollywood Stars feel the same way! We take a look at some of the actors and actresses and their interactions with their minifigure selves.
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 architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds CNN – The concept of using Lego bricks to inform future design was the subject of a recent exhibition, “The Cubic Structural Evolution Project,” at London’s Tate Modern gallery.
- The LEGO Group partners with Great Big Story to inspire young girls and their parents to dream big, Yahoo – Starting this month, Play Her Way celebrates exceptional young girls who are breaking the norm in different fields of art, sports and business across the Asia-Pacific region.
- Billionaire Lego Fund Taps Google to Name Only Woman for Board, Bloomberg – The fund managing the wealth of the family behind Lego has chosen Malou Aamund, a director at Google in Denmark, to join its board.