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 third week of June 2020.
It felt like we were back at Toy Fair New York with all the LEGO product reveals this week. Read on to make sure you didn’t miss out on any of them!
TBB NEW SET ANNOUNCEMENTS: We got our first look at the new Star Wars sets including the upcoming advent calendar, a new train, a full lineup of Super Mario sets, an iconic Disney duo and some upcoming Technic sets. Which are you most excited about?
- LEGO reveals 7 new Star Wars sets for late summer 2020 including Galaxy’s Edge and upcoming 2020 advent calendar – Seven new LEGO Star Wars sets have been revealed including new ships from the Clone Wars, a visual dictionary and even Galaxy’s Edge. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom if you want to see this year’s Advent Calendar too!
- 10277 Crocodile Locomotive is the newest LEGO train set for adults, plus an interview with LEGO Designer Jamie Berard – LEGO is returning to trains with the Crocodile Locomotive. Read our interview with LEGO Designer Jamie Berard to see more photos and to learn about the design process and decisions that went into creating the set.
- LEGO Nintendo Super Mario full theme revealed with 16 sets and a collectible blind-bag series – LEGO’s entire Super Mario theme has been revealed with a whopping 16 sets and a new ten-character collectible blind bag series.
- LEGO Disney 43179 Mickey and Minnie Mouse are 1,700-piece buildable characters – LEGO and Disney have officially revealed buildable Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters, available July 1st.
- First look at LEGO Technic Summer 2020 sets – Three new LEGO Technic sets are coming this August including the first Technic set with a battery box and angular motor.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: We’ve jumped into the red zone with new Ninjago sets and saw a Technic motorcycle that was big enough to take a ride.
- Review of LEGO 71720 Ninjago: Fire Stone Mech – Ninjago ninjas love their mechs, and the summer 2020 wave has another addition to their arsenal in the Fire Stone Mech. We take a hands-on look at this new set in our review and see just how nifty it really is.
- Review of LEGO 71722 Ninjago: Skull Sorcerer’s Dungeons – The Ninjago theme is headed to the dungeons, but it the destination worth the journey?
- LEGO shows off a real Ducati Panigale V4 R motorcycle with Technic exterior – LEGO commissioned a project to replace a real Ducati Panigale V4 R motorcycle’s exterior with 15,000 Technic pieces instead.
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:
- Can you guess these 10 crazy LEGO builds in 10 seconds or less?, YouTube – The guys from Good Mythical Morning are playing a game watching All New Brick’s timelapse builds to guess what they will be. How many can you guess?
- BrickLink is celebrating its 20th anniversary, BrickLink – The source of all the parts you could ever want is celebrating with a “20 Days of BrickLink” event to showcase the company’s history and future and how the community played a part in its success.
- Which actor has the most minifigures?, Brickset – Our friends at Brickset have searched through their database of 12,000 different LEGO minifigures to see which actor has the most.
- NINJAGO: Master of the Mountain Teaser Trailer, YouTube – Get a sneak peek at the all-new season of the NINJAGO TV series where the ninja travel to the fabled Kingdom of Shintaro and uncover an obscure dungeon underworld.
- Sesame Workshop, LEGO Foundation partner for ‘Elmo’s World News’ Covid-19 special, Toy Book – Sesame Street and LEGO Foundation are bringing a new special to kids around the world called “Elmo’s World News” which teaches kids to care for each other.
- Why every tech founder needs LEGO to keep sane, The Next Web – Leading a team can sometimes be lonely and it’s important to take one’s mind off things every now and again. So don’t feel bad about splurging on a LEGO set.
- Intel’s Lakefield processors get the LEGO treatment, YouTube – Intel is building their next processor using LEGO bricks for inspiration.
- Super-sized LEGO go-kart is big enough for even grown-up kids to drive, Gizmodo – Builder Matt Denton is at it again, 3D printing an extra-large version of a LEGO Technic go-kart, reinforcing it and motorizing it so it can actually work.