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 first week of October 2019.
We review the new LEGO Technic Liebherr-R-9800-Excavator, but is it worth the hefty price tag? Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we saw LEGO and Top Gear partner up, a new car was added to the Speed Champions line and we reviewed the new LEGO Technic Liebherr-R-9800-Excavator. Plus, we’re looking for a few good folks to join our team in a variety or roles. Do you have the skills?
- LEGO adds Jaguar Formula E and I-PACE vehicles to the Speed Champions lineup – LEGO and Panasonic Jaguar Racing are teaming up for the newest Speed Champions set, which features Jaguar I-TYPE and I-PACE vehicles.
- Moving mountains with the new LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator [Review] – We are building, testing and enjoying the biggest LEGO Technic set to date. Despite its outstanding playability, the set still deserves a lot of criticism…
- LEGO Star Wars 75252 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer and 10267 Winter Village Gingerbread House available now – Two of the latest LEGO sets are now available. We also have details about upcoming “Triple Force Friday” deals later this week.
- LEGO partners with BBC’s Top Gear for new Technic set – LEGO is joining with the BBC to create a brand new Technic set based on the popular TV show Top Gear.
- TBB is recruiting for Social Media Manager and DevOps Engineer roles – If you’d like to be part of the team that supports a diverse, global audience of highly engaged LEGO fans, TBB is looking to fill two very special roles to help support our growth.
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:
- LEGOLAND NEW YORK RESORT ANNOUNCES IT’S OFFICIALLY OPENING ON JULY 4, 2020, LEGOLAND – LEGOLAND New York Resort will be the largest LEGOLAND theme park ever built.
- Creativity is being “brushed aside” by digital media says Lego’s head of design, Dezeen – As the LEGO Group launches its “Rebuild the World” campaign, Matthew Ashton, the toy company’s VP of design, explains how it is embracing digital technology and licensing agreements to encourage children to play.
- Hershey’s, Levi’s And LEGO – Big Companies That Are Giving Back, CEO World – More and more big corporations are stepping up to demonstrate that they are good corporate citizens that will support and invest in the communities that made them what they are.
- 3D printing community hit by LEGO takedown notices, 3D Printing Industry – Last week, 3D Printing Industry learned that the LEGO Group is targeting the 3D printing fan community with a series of takedown notices.
- Ai Weiwei: ‘I’m surprised more artists don’t use Lego’, Evening Standard – Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he is “surprised” that more artists do not use LEGO bricks after making his latest works of political protest with it.