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 September 2020.
The massive Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina set has arrived. Will it scratch your Star Wars nostalgia itch? Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: This week we reviewed three new sets including Mos Eisley Cantina, Diagon Alley and the Brickheadz Nutcracker. Plus, we get news about LEGO’s efforts towards sustainability and more!
- LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina – largest Master Builder Series set ever at 3,000 pieces & 20 minifigs [Review] – The second and so-far largest LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series set arrives in the form of 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina.
- LEGO 75978 Harry Potter Diagon Alley [Review] – Whether you are about to start a new year at Hogwarts, or you are looking for funny jokes for your wizard party, the Diagon Alley is your ultimate shopping venue.
- LEGO Holiday BrickHeadz 40425 Nutcracker [Review] – Check out our review of the latest BrickHeadz addition to the family, Nutcracker!
- LEGO to invest $400 million in sustainability, begin phasing out plastic packaging next year – The LEGO Group has announced that next year it will begin testing paper bags in packaging as the next step in its roadmap to producing only sustainably sourced products by 2030
- LEGO Adidas ZX 8000 sneakers will retail for US $130 – Check out the full product gallery of the new LEGO Adidas ZX 8000 sneakers which will be available starting next Friday.
- LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein and Star Wars Obi Wan minifigure now available for sale – LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein and Star Wars Obi Wan minifigure can go home with you now!
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:
- Someone Turned Lego’s Super Mario Into a Controller for the Super Mario Bros. Video Game, Gizmodo – A clever hacker has taken things full circle and come up with a way to use the Lego Mario figure to play the original Super Mario Bros. video game.
- Lego Extends Facebook Ad Ban While Spending Resumes With Rivals, Forbes – Facebook Inc. will remain blacklisted by Lego A/S, after the maker of the world’s best-known toy blocks conducted a review of social media platforms to determine where to send its advertising dollars.
- Lego, Warner Brothers Survive Bid to Undo Toy Patent Decisions, Bloomberg Law – Victories by Lego Group’s U.S. unit and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Inc. over a rival’s toy patents will stand despite efforts to undo them.
I still wonder how you’d use the Super Mario controller for ducking, or the duck-jumping to reach the Minus World.