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 December 2019.
We review the LEGO Employee Exclusive set: The Christmas X-Wing. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS AND FEATURES: This week we looked back at some of the best builds of the year, started packing our bags for BricksLA, and reviewed five new sets including: The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car, LEGO Ninjago Avatar Arcade Pods and the LEGO Architecture Tokyo skyline.
- Shortlist announced for Brothers Brick LEGO Creation of the Year 2019 – Check out the contenders for TBB’s LEGO Creation of the Year 2019!
- LEGO Masters reality show announces teams, including some familiar faces – LEGO Masters has announced it’s cast of contestants for the upcoming brick building reality TV show.
- Only 2 weeks to Bricks LA 2020, Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, Jan 11-12 – If you’re in southern California, be sure to check out Bricks LA to get your new year’s dose of amazing LEGO creations!
- The story behind LEGO’s 1981 Classic Space Christmas card [Feature] – The LEGO Group creates a special Christmas card for its employees each year. Enjoy a blast from the past with the story behind their Classic Space-themed card of 1981!
- LEGO Ninjago Avatar Arcade Pods: 71714 Kai, 71715 Jay, and 71716 Lloyd [Review] – The 2020 Ninjago lineup is a cyberpunk aesthetic set in a digital world via a videogame.
- Completing a lap around the test track in LEGO Technic 42109 App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car [Review] – We build and play with the latest LEGO Technic remote-controlled car, which is licensed by the BBC’s Top Gear. It leaves us with a lot of mixed emotions….
- LEGO Architecture 21051 Tokyo skyline takes us to Tokyo Tower, Shibuya, Mt. Fuji, and more – A native Tokyoite takes a close look at the new LEGO Architecture 21051 Tokyo skyline set.
- LEGO Star Wars 75273 Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter from The Rise of Skywalker [Review] – Poe Dameron goes through X-wings faster than Carrie goes through Manolo Blahniks. But how does his third X-wing (75273 Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter from The Rise of Skywalker) compare with previous versions?
- Christmas X-Wing: the Lego 2019 employee exclusive set [Review] – This year’s LEGO exclusive employee holiday gift is a Christmas-themed X-Wing. Celebrate Life Day with an in-depth review of this festive set from a galaxy far, far away!
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:
- Why Did Scientists Cool LEGOs to Nearly Absolute Zero?, Gizmodo – Scientists cooled LEGOs to nearly absolute zero—and hope to one day incorporate a LEGO-style material into a quantum computer.
- How LEGO changed a blind superfan’s life: ‘I never thought it would happen’, Yahoo – Matthew Shifrin is a self-confessed LEGO addict. But the difference between Shifrin and other LEGO enthusiasts is that he’s blind.
- Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Shares What She’s Learned From The Trilogy While Building Lego, Elle – Daisy Ridley discusses the recent Star Wars Trilogy while building a Speeder Chaser.