Posts by Dave Schefcik

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for January 20, 2019 [News]

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 January 2019.

Eighteen builders spent more than 2,000 hours hand-selecting and placing each of the 334,544 pieces in this LEGO Chevy Silverado. Read on to find out more.


TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: The LEGO Movie 2 is storming into theaters soon, and we have some Star Wars and BrickLink news for you too.


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:

First eight finalists of LEGO and BrickLink’s AFOL Designer Program revealed [News]

Back in September, LEGO launched a new initiative in cooperation with BrickLink called the AFOL Designer Program where fans could submit custom designs with the possibility of being produced and sold by BrickLink. Out of the 443 submissions received, 16 were selected as finalists and the first half of those have now been revealed.

The digital submissions were test-built for stability and reviewed by both BrickLink and LEGO designers to determine the finalists. Crowdfunding for each of the finalists will begin on February 1st, and if a set reaches its pre-sales goal, it will then be produced and shipped by BrickLink.

Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the first eight finalists.

Click to see the AFOL Designer Program finalists

The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures series unveiled, available Feb. 1 [News]

LEGO has unveiled the complete collection of collectible minifigures from The LEGO Movie 2 including the main characters from the sequel, a subset of figures from the Wizard of Oz, and a few new colorful costumed minifigs, all on new white minifigure stands.

The minifigures will be available for purchase from LEGO starting February 1st for $3.99 each, though some other retailers have already begun stocking them on store shelves.

Click to see close-up photos of each new minifigure

70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg from The LEGO Movie 2 is now available [News]

The huge 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set from The LEGO Movie 2 is available today for LEGO VIPs (membership is free for anyone who signs up). Clocking in at 3,178 pieces and twelve minifigures, the hero set is the largest of the 20 LEGO sets based on the upcoming sequel. Welcome to Apocalypseburg! retails for US $299.99, CA $399.99, and UK £279.99.

(Note on timing: VIP early access sets in the US are typically available from the LEGO Shop online starting at 8am ET time, though there has been some variability in the past.)

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for January 13, 2019 [News]

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 second week of January 2019.

TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: 2019 is off to a great start with new LEGO Star Wars sets and the finale our our helicopter building series.


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:

The LEGO Movie 2’s largest set revealed as 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! [News]

LEGO has officially revealed the largest set from The LEGO Movie 2, the massive 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! Clocking in at 3,178 pieces and twelve minifigures, the set features the post-invasion home of the main characters located in a broken down Statue of Liberty (à la Planet of the Apes).

The set will be available starting January 16 for $299.99 for LEGO VIP members, with general availability beginning February 1st.

Click to see close-up photos of the largest LEGO Movie 2 set

Your guide to 112 new LEGO sets now available for 2019, including City, Technic, Star Wars, Overwatch and more [News]

2019 has arrived and the floodgates of LEGO have opened with 112 new sets available today. Fans of Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, City, Overwatch, Architecture and even Captain Marvel have a lot to choose from. It can be a lot to process, so we have your guide right here detailing each and every new set.

Some regions have seen these sets on shelves already. but now they are all available online. There are a few sets that really stand out to us, but you can see the complete list of all 112 sets (plus a dozen new key chains) after the jump.

See the entire January 2019 wave of LEGO sets now available

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 30, 2018 [News]

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 last week of December (and the last one for the entire year of 2018)!

Best LEGO models of 2018

TBB NEWS: 2018 is coming to a close, and we are taking a look at the most amazing creations of the year, plus big changes you hopefully won’t notice as we try to preserve some LEGO history.


TBB TOP TEN LISTS: What are the most popular LEGO creations, reviews, instructions, news and sets of 2018? We have your top ten lists to fulfill the wishes of all the list-likers out there.


TBB REVIEWS: From cars to cubes to clams, we have reviews of a few new sets for your reading enjoyment.


TBB FEATURES & INSTRUCTIONS: How has LEGO holiday advertising changed through the years? We have that and more instructions for you as we wrap up the holidays.

Top 10 LEGO news articles of 2018 on The Brothers Brick [News]

As 2018 comes to an end, we can’t help but look back and reflect on what an amazing news year it has been for the LEGO community. From old themes coming back to some of the largest LEGO sets ever released, The Brothers Brick has brought you credible LEGO news from all over. So let’s look back at the year and see what made the biggest splash as we analyze the top 10 LEGO news articles of 2018.

Click to reveal the Top 10 most read LEGO news stories of 2018

The LEGO Movie 2 sets now available with free movie tickets offer [News]

As a late Christmas treat, all the new LEGO sets in the initial wave from The LEGO Movie 2 are now on sale. LEGO unveiled a whopping nineteen sets from their upcoming sequel in November and we took an early look at 70841 Benny’s Space Squad with more reviews to come.

There are plenty of exciting minifigures, new elements, and even a brand new “Vibrant Coral” color.  LEGO is also offering two free tickets to see the movie with $60 purchase of these sets between now and January 15. (Hold onto your receipts though, because it is a little complicated to claim the tickets–you have to take a picture of the receipts with VIP number listed and upload it to receive a Fandango code starting on January 16.) The LEGO Movie 2 hits theaters on February 8.

Check out all 19 new sets from The LEGO Movie 2 now on sale

2018 LEGO Advent Calendars, Day 24

Welcome to Day 24, the last day of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ve revealed the three mini-builds from the LEGO Star WarsLEGO Friends, and LEGO City 2018 advent calendars along with commentary from The Brothers Brick team.

If you’re opening one (or more) of these advent calendars along with us, we’ve made sure the pictures and commentary on each day’s models will be behind a jump so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. What will we score for Day 24, the final day?

Click to reveal today’s final LEGO advent calendar builds!

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 23, 2018 [News]

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 December 2018.

TBB REVIEWS: The 2019 LEGO sets are almost here, and we have your early look at some of the more interesting ones on the horizon.



TBB FEATURES: From LEGO history to computer games, these interesting reads go beyond the basic brick into a whole new territory.



TBB NEWS: From new set announcements to last minute shopping guides, here are the rest of the news articles from the week.


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:
Check out the other LEGO news of the week