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 June 2020.
We talk race, inclusion and LEGO with artist Ekow Nimako. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS AND FEATURES: This week we continued our discussion on race and LEGO, saw the reveal of the first new Mindstorms set in seven years, reviewed three new sets including the Hidden Side Mystery Castle, and two different Brick Portrait sets and more.
- Race, inclusion & LEGO: An interview with Ekow Nimako [Feature] – We recently sat down with artist Ekow Nimako (@ekownimako) to discuss his experience as a Black artist working in LEGO.
- LEGO reveals new Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor, a 5-in-1 robotics and coding set – LEGO Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor has arrived to replace the EV3.
- LEGO’s new adult product strategy: Why LEGO is retiring Creator Expert [Feature] – Genevieve Capa Cruz, Audience Marketing Strategist Director shares a detailed review of the new strategy that LEGO picked up to welcome more adults into the hobby of building with plastic bricks.
- Tour the LEGO House from the comfort of your home with virtual live streaming sessions – The next best thing besides actually being at the LEGO House, is to get there virtually.
- A closer look at the LEGO Marvel Avengers 76165 Iron Man Helmet – LEGO’s Iron Man Helmet is decorated with metallic gold and becomes available on June 21st.
- LEGO Hidden Side 70437 Mystery Castle [Review] – We’re taking a look at the largest set in the summer wave of Hidden Side LEGO sets, 70437 Mystery Castle — out now in Europe and due out in August in North America.
- LEGO Star Wars Brick Sketches: 40391 First Order Stormtrooper and 40431 BB-8 [Review] – The Brothers Brick got an early look at the new Brick Sketches First Order Stormtrooper and BB-8. Are they worth the $20 price point?
- LEGO 40386 & 40428 Brick Sketches: Batman and The Joker [Review] – The fist wave of Brick Sketches is split between DC and Star Wars. Today we take a close look at the DC side with Batman and the Joker.
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:
- ‘Lego Masters’ star and Dallas software engineer Amie Dansby aims to smash STEM stereotypes, Dallas News – Her message to kids: Tech is cool; now go create something.
- The Brick Train Awards have begun, Brick Train Awards – Do you build LEGO trains? Here’s your chance to enter a global contest!
- Lego Ventures: Fortnite is the “first credible metaverse”, GamesIndustry.biz – At the Investment Summit Online, Lego’s VC arm expressed interest in backing the wave of experiences that will follow in Epic’s wake
- THE RISE & FALL OF MOCPAGES, The LEGO car Blog – MOCpages is dead. The largest and most vibrant online Lego community for much of the past decade, the site slowly slipped into a coma over the last few years.