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 fourth week of April 2021.
May the 4th will soon be upon us and LEGO has revealed a UCS style R2-D2 model! Keep reading our Brick Report for all the details.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: This week we reviewed the May 4th Star Wars GWP, sat down for a chat with the designers of the Winnie the Pooh set, saw the inevitable arrival of Luigi and more!
- New LEGO Super Mario starter set featuring Luigi revealed online. – It’s-a Me, Luigi! Here is the first picture of the new LEGO Super Mario starter course — featuring Luigi!
- LEGO Star Wars 40451 Tatooine Homestead: GWP for 2021 May the Fourth weekend [Review] – We’ve got our hands on LEGO’s free promo kit for May the Fourth, and it’s an absolutely adorable little scene of droid haggling.
- LEGO Star Wars reveals 75308 R2-D2, a 2,300-piece UCS-style model to celebrate Lucasfilm’s 50th [News] – LEGO has just officially revealed the biggest R2-D2 ever, with over 2,300-pieces!
- Exploring the Hundred Acre Woods: An interview with fan designer Ben Alder and the design team behind LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh [Feature] – We recently had an opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with both the fan creator Ben Alder and the LEGO design team who brought his idea to life.
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:
- Top of Mind with Julie Rose: LEGO Theft, BYU Radio – TBB’s own Chris Malloy sits down for a talk about an influx of LEGO theft in Europe
- Get a collection of 7 Lego games worth over $200 for just $10, CNET – Humble Bundle is at it again with a fun collection of games that includes Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Premium Edition.
- NINJAGO – Ten Years of Spinjitzu: A Documentary, YouTube – On January 14th, 2011, LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu aired its first ever episode. Today, nearly a full decade later, four day-one Ninjago fans come together to create an official documentary, telling the tale of Ninjago’s 10-year journey.