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 January 2020.
We launch into space with a review of the Ideas International Space Station set. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we saw the announcement of the LEGO Ideas International Space Station, took a look back at our most popular set reviews of 2019 and got some new interviews with the folks behind the upcoming LEGO Masters TV show on FOX.
- Top 10 most popular LEGO set reviews of 2019 on the Brothers Brick – Curious to know what were the most popular reviews on The Brothers Brick in 2019? Maybe one of your favourites made the top 10? Find out in our rundown of 2019’s most popular reviews.
- LEGO Ideas officially reveals 864-piece 21321 International Space Station – LEGO has just announced the final design of the fan-voted 21321 IDEAS International Space Station.
- LEGO wants you to choose one of the next Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series sets – Through January 30, you can submit your vote supporting one of three Star Wars spaceships. The winner will be turned into one of the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series sets.
- LEGO Ideas feels right at home in orbit with 21321 International Space Station – Less than a year after its announcement, LEGO is revealing the final version of this set today, and we’ve got our hands on a copy to bring you a full review.
- LEGO Creator Expert 10272 Old Trafford-Manchester United [Review] – Soccer fans (or football fans as they’re called everywhere else) will get a kick out of the newest Creator Expert set.
- Hands-on with LEGO BrickHeadz 40377 Donald Duck & 40378 Pluto & Goofy – What do we think of the latest Disney character additions to the LEGO BrickHeadz line-up?
TBB INSTRUCTIONS AND INTERVIEWS:
- Building LEGO Masters: Exclusive interview with Brick Artist Nathan Sawaya – The Brothers Brick visited the LEGO Masters set and spoke with “brick artist in residence” Nathan Sawaya about building all the props for the show on such short deadlines.
- Visiting LEGO Masters: Behind the scenes tour with Challenge Master Brent Benedetti – Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of LEGO Masters and see how the show organized 3.3 million LEGO bricks. Will you be watching?
- Make your own adventures with the Razor Crest from The Mandalorian [Instructions] – Razor Crest is The Mandalorian’s mode of transport and adventures with The Child. Isn’t it time you built your very own with these instructions from @Hachiroku92?
- Build your own Stadium Truck Alternate Model [Instructions] – Do you have the official Land Rover Defender Technic set and about two hours of spare time? Then you can build this Stadium Truck alternate model. The Land Rover’s LEGO Designer Milan Reindl will show you how!
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:
- Alexa-powered Lego challenge winners include a game system and waffle iron, SyFy – Amazon and Lego have unveiled the winners of their Alexa-focused Mindstorms challenge, and they’re as clever and oddball as you’d hope.
- Lego’s new studio wants to make ‘more poetic, artistic games’, The Verge – The small team at Light Brick is exploring the possibilities of play.
- Toy Fair 2020: LEGO will “continue to evolve the construction toys category” with new launches this year, Toy News – Following what it has billed as a successful 2019, The LEGO Group is launching a new series of play innovations for the year ahead, as it looks to ‘continue to evolve the construction toys category.’