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 July 2020.
LEGO hits all the right nostalgia notes with this incredible NES and TV set model. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS, REVIEWS AND FEATURES: This week we reviewed the new Minions set, learned to build Miniland superheroes, saw the reveal of an incredible NES model and played a round of “What’s that Element?”.
- LEGO 75551 Minions: Brick-built Minions and their Lair [Review] – Minions: The Rise of Gru has been delayed until July 2021, but there are LEGO sets we can enjoy now.
- LEGO Brick Sketches featuring Star Wars and DC Comics portraits now available – LEGO Brick Sketches of BB-8, a First Order Stormtrooper, Batman and The Joker are now available.
- LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is a buildable NES console complete with Super Mario Bros. – Build your own nostalgia trip with this LEGO Nintendo NES console and TV with a scrolling Super Mario Bros. level, available August 1st.
- Build your own LEGO Miniland Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman characters [Instructions] – Save the day with the Worlds Finest made with LEGO by Tiago Catarino and Pedro Sequeira
- What’s that element? Plate with a triangular shaped bar [Feature] – Some of you may already be familiar with this, but for those who are not, let’s go on this journey of discovery of “What’s that element?”
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- TBB’s next recruiting effort for Contributors & Social Media Manager focuses on diversity, inclusion & representation – Are you interested in not only helping The Brothers Brick grow, but making the LEGO hobby community a more diverse and welcoming place? If so, consider joining the team!
- BrickCon 2020 is moving online in October with a full convention for adult fans of LEGO – BrickCon 2020 is moving from the Space Needle to cyberspace, hosting a full online convention for adult fans of LEGO in October.
- Thieves steal Fairy Bricks delivery van and LEGO sets donated to kids in hospitals – Thieves broke into Fairy Bricks headquarters and stole their van and donated LEGO sets meant for kids in hospitals.
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:
- Computational LEGO Designer Outperforms Professional Model-Makers, Discover – Designing models with LEGO Technic parts is much harder than with traditional LEGO bricks. Now a computational designer can do the hard work for you.
- Coronavirus: ‘LEGO helped me get out of bed’, BBC News – A woman who was furloughed from her job said LEGO helped her to get out of bed.
- Animal Crossing, LEGO, Video Games… How the Art Market is Attracting Millennials, Prestige – While the arts and culture industry is estimated to have lost billions due to the coronavirus pandemic, cultural institutions are turning to video games and toys to appeal to a new generation of potential museum-goers.
- 10 Reasons Why LEGO Is The Most Reputable Company In The World, World Atlas – See how LEGO has lived up to its name for the fourth year in a row, topping the list of the 10 most reputable companies in the world.
- First LEGO store opens in Saudi Arabia, Retail & Leisure – The first certified retail store in Saudi Arabia store is spread across 1,690 sq. ft and has been built as a creative hub for the LEGO community.