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 first full week of January 2022.
TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS Our start-of-year avalanche of set reviews tapered off a bit this week but we had two exciting features! A new LEGO Brand Retail Store set and the announcement of our 2021 TBB Builder of the Year!
- [REVIEW] LEGO Gift with Purchase 40528 LEGO Brand Retail Store – Take the whole store as a trophy — Now you can hold the power of LEGO Brand Retail in the palm of your hands. See what Chris B has to say in his review.
- [NEWS] The Brothers Brick LEGO Builder of the Year 2021 — Markus Rollbühler is the winner of the prestigious title TBB Builder of the Year!
OTHER NEWS Our news roundup includes other news from around the world, including LEGO’s continued global domination with manufacturing expansion and a new collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids. I was interviewed about my day job by Insider, and The Brick Bar is coming to Austin TX soon!
- LEGO Group expands manufacturing capacity at its factory in Jiaxing, China – LEGO — The LEGO Group continues its inexorable growth with new moulding and production facility plans expected to be completed in 2024
- LEGO Friends celebrates 10 years – LEGO — The newest member of the “evergreen” theme family, LEGO Friends, celebrates its 10th birthday
- LEGO Lands at Pottery Barn Kids – Sourcing Journal — The newest member of the “evergreen” theme family, LEGO Friends, celebrates its 10th birthday
- LEGO-Inspired Pop-up to Take Over Austin Saloon – Culture Map — A short-lived brick-themed bar will welcome guests on March 4-5, 2002
- I build LEGO models for a living! – Business Insider — Some guy who works at LEGOLAND New York was interviewed about his career path and day-to-day job (Paywall warning)