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 second week of November 2019.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: All the brick news that’s fit to print, from Star Wars to Batman, and everything in-between.
- LEGO unveils massive Batmobile set based on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, available on Black Friday – LEGO announced this year’s Blackk Friday special set, the iconic jet-powered Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman
- LEGO reveals two new Chinese New Year sets for 2020 – These colorful sets can be combined into one gigantic festival, complete with several lion dancers and plenty of festival attendees.
- LEGO Star Wars Review: 75257 Millennium Falcon from The Rise of Skywalker – We brought you an in-depth review of the latest version of the fastest hunk of junk in a galaxy far, far away.
- LEGO has announced the return of the Build to Give campaign – Last year, LEGO donated 500,000 sets to children in hospitals, foster and child-care homes, and under-served communities as a result of the campaign.
MORE TBB NEWS: Beyond the usual news and reviews from TBB, this week’s Brick Report brings you a few other brick-related news stories.
- Chris Stapleton releases “Second One To Know” official music video, YouTube – created in collaboration with The LEGO Group.
- LEGO is featured in the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s – This float from the LEGO Group gives spectators a glimpse at how they have inspired creativity in children for nearly 90 years.
- LEGOLAND Shanghai announced, Merlin Entertainments – China’s fourth LEGOLAND theme park has been announced for Shanghai, following hot on the heels of an announcement in September for a new park in the Sichuan Province. Both parks are scheduled to open in 2023.
- LEGOLAND parent company ownership transaction complete, MidHudsonNews – The family of the Lego brand founder has completed its agreement with Merlin Entertainments, owner of the Legoland Parks brand, to purchase the company and place it under private ownership, as we reported in June.
- How the Lego Billionaires Lost $150 Million in a Single Day, Bloomberg – Kirkbi, which oversees about $16 billion on behalf of the Kirk Kristiansen family that owns Lego, saw the value of its holdings fall about $150 million on Wednesday.