In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of July 2021.
TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS What a week for reviews here on TBB, we covered new sets from Four themes, including Star Wars, Marvel, Creator, and LEGO Ideas. There was a call for new contributors to join our growing TBB team in social media and news, and breaking news about the return of in-person LEGO conventions starting with Brickcon 2021 in Seattle.
- BrickCon 2021 celebrates 20 years with hybrid in-person and online convention – LEGO convention fans (especially local US ones) got some great news as BrickCon 2021 announced that the longest running LEGO fan convention, celebrating 20 years, will be in-person again this year (and virtual too)
- LEGO Star Wars reveals 75309 Republic Gunship as next Ultimate Collector Series set – We revealed the new Star Wars UCS set to drop into the line-up
- LEGO Ideas 21328 Seinfeld features Jerry’s NYC apartment – Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment is packed with so many easter eggs you need a basket, for the easter eggs.
- LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series 75309 Republic Gunship – We dropped in on the newest addition to the Star Wars UCS line, the Republic gunship, voted on by fans last year.
- LEGO Marvel What If…? 76201 Captain Carter and the Hydra Stomper – We reviewed the new LEGO Marvel What if…? set featuring Captain Carter and Steve Rogers from an alternate universe.
- The new LEGO Star Wars UCS set, Republic Gunship to be unveiled – LEGO revealed a teaser of the new UCS Republic gunship.
- LEGO Marvel Infinity Saga 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard – We took a look at the slice of life set where Bro Thor shuts down a gamer troll and puts Storm-breaker to use slicing pizza.
- LEGO reveals new 10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van for 2021 – We got our first look at the newest large scale collectible vehicle, the Volkswagen T2 camper van.
- Join the The Brothers Brick team as a Social Media Specialist or a News Contributor – We sent out a call to invite applicants to join our growing international band of Brick Brothers and Sisters as social media and news contributors.
OTHER NEWS The rest of the week’s news starts with a sneak peek at this year’s Star Wars advent calendar, and ends with a troubling story about a gun covering that makes real guns look like toys.
- LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021: SPOILERS! – The 2021 LEGO advent calendar from a Galaxy far, far, away was revealed (Spoiler warning)
- Find out how Lego, Diageo, Adobe and IBM find growth through creativity – Top brands team up to promote creativity with LEGO
- YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMIC BOOK HERO CONTEST – LEGO announced winners in their comic book-inspired contest
- Real pistol that looks like Lego toy sparks controversy in US – A controversial product designed to allow LEGO elements to be attached to a gun brought legal action from the Danish toy company