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 June 2020.
A Black Lives Matter mosaic by Dave Kaleta served as a good opportunity to provide our thoughts on racial inquality in this editorial penned by TBB Editor in Chief Andrew Becraft. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS: This week we took a hard look at equality within the LEGO community, learned a bit about LEGO photography, checked out all the new summer wave LEGO sets and more.
- LEGO stands against racism and inequality by donating $4 million – LEGO will donate $4 million in support of the black community and racial equality in response to current events.
- George Floyd was human, just like us – Pedro Sequeira (@sir_pierres) has built a bust of George Floyd as a fitting reminder that he was human, just like all of us.
- Black lives matter, even among privileged LEGO builders [Editorial] – Dave Kaleta refuses to remain silent. So we want to know, how has your privilege or heritage affected your participation in the LEGO hobby?
- Picturing LEGO: Using LEGO bricks to tell a story through photography [Feature] – We feature Jonah Schultz, a guest writer with a unique viewpoint and analysis of the art of LEGO and Photography.
- LEGO provides instructions for your daily life activities [Feature] – LEGO expands into creating instructions beyond the brick and guiding you in your daily life.
- Behind the scenes of Brick Sketches: An interview with LEGO designer Chris McVeigh [Feature] – The Brothers Brick interviewed new LEGO designer Chris McVeigh about Brick Sketches.
MORE TBB NEWS:
- Your guide to the 130 new LEGO sets now available for June 2020 including the Technic Lamborghini and more – We have your complete guide to the 125+ new LEGO sets now available for June. Happy summer!
- LEGO 71703 Ninjago Legacy: Storm Fighter Battle [Review] – The Ninjago “Legacy” sets are a fun way to revisit and re-issue older sets. But then LEGO went and got recursive.
- The iconic Wooden Duck is the next LEGO House exclusive set – The new LEGO House exclusive is coming, the iconic Wooden Duck! But you can build one today using the building guide available online.
- LEGO adds to Super Mario theme, revealing four new Power-Up expansion packs – LEGO Super Mario is coming this summer, and LEGO just revealed four new Power-Up Packs to give Mario new outfits!
- Three new Powered Up Technic hubs and motors will be available from LEGO in June – You will no longer have to buy big LEGO sets to get Powered Up motors and hubs because they will be available individually starting June 1st.
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:
- The Very First Harry Potter Game Was A Weird LEGO Joint, Kotaku – Today we unearth the very first Harry Potter video game.
- LEGO House Live Tours – A new Initiative, LAN Network – LEGO is opening up the History Collection in the basement of LEGO House and giving free virtual tours!
- How Shameless’ Emmy Rossum Used LEGO To Figure Out Certain Scenes, Cinema Blend – Rossum has revealed how she used LEGO to figure out how to direct certain scenes of Shameless.