Posts by Dave Schefcik

LEGO Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty [Review]

The Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most recognizable American icon and has been rendered in LEGO bricks many times. From a massive version towering over the original LEGOLAND Billund to a much-sought-after collectible minifigure variant, Lady Liberty is a longstanding favorite of LEGO designers. The newest addition to the LEGO Architecture line 21042 Statue of Liberty is arguably the most complex, accurate and satisfying renditions, containing 1,685 pieces and available now for $119.99 USD.

Click to read our complete review of 21042 Statue of Liberty

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set designer reveals what piece set the scale for the super spy car [Video]

The newest LEGO Creator vehicle, the 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, was revealed in London today with surprise instant availability worldwide. The iconic car is packed with hidden features, gadgets and includes an ingenious way of making the LEGO car’s doors open and close like a real car.

We learned an interesting fact from the designer video included below, that scale of the vehicles in the Creator Expert line is determined by the size of the LEGO wheel that best fits the car. LEGO senior set designer Mike Psiaki said that since there are only a few set wheel sizes, the rest of the LEGO car is then sized accordingly by comparing it with reference photos of the real vehicle. He also talks about the hardest part of creating the set, and how working on a James Bond car was a childhood dream of his.

The LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is now available for LEGO VIPs with general availability August 1st for $149.99 USD.

10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 revealed as next LEGO Creator Expert vehicle, available starting today [News]

The time in London is 10:07 AM, a fitting moment to launch the newest LEGO Creator Expert vehicle: the 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. The iconic car from Goldfinger includes 1,290 pieces and a multitude of hidden spy features fitting “Bond, James Bond.” The set is available for purchase starting today at $149.99 USD for LEGO VIPs, with general availability beginning August 1.

The Brothers Brick will have complete coverage from the launch event in London and our in-depth review of the set coming later today, but we have all the information, photos, and video you need right here for an early look.

Click to get a closer look at the new LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5

BrickCon 2018 Public Exhibition tickets on sale now [News]

Every year the best LEGO builders in the Pacific Northwest gather for BrickCon to show off some of their amazing creations. BrickCon 2018 will happen on the weekend of October 6 and 7 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and tickets just went on sale. Last year tickets sold out, so if you plan on going we recommend getting yours well ahead of time.

The theme of BrickCon 2018 is Hidden Worlds, and to celebrate, The Brothers Brick will be there with a gigantic model of Ninjago City, a collaboration of work from builders all over the country. You can read more about the collaboration and even see some of our building progress.

Click to see some photos from last year’s BrickCon

LEGO Voltron designer video shows behind the scenes effort to make the set a reality [Video]

LEGO Ideas has quickly become one of the most exciting and progressive product lines of the company, and the latest set, 21311 Voltron: Defender of the Universe is no different. From the designer video included below, we learn from LEGO designer Niek van Slagmaat and graphic designer Mark Tranter that the leg and arm connections on Voltron were the most challenging part of creating the functional set (and we get to see Niek being particularly fly with some beautiful drum-lacquered silver elements).

The set will be available July 23rd for LEGO VIPs and August 1st for everyone else for $179.99 USD. Look out for our thorough review coming later this week.

Shop Amazon Prime Day deals to help support The Brothers Brick [News]

Amazon Prime Day is starting now, which means deals on everything from LEGO to electronics and more. In the past, we’ve seen large discounts on LEGO sets, organizing drawers, video games, books and movies, in addition to everything else that Amazon slashes prices on. (We will update this post if we see anything not to be missed!)

When you click through this link to shop at Amazon, The Brothers Brick receives a small amount back which helps us bring you the quality content you’ve come to expect. So if you are going to purchase anything at Amazon today, please consider helping a brother out.


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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 15, 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 third week of July 2018.

TBB NEWS, REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: Things are drastically changing for LEGO with the arrival of new shorter, moveable legs and the LEGO apocalypse.


TBB SDCC EXCLUSIVES NEWS: If you’re lucky enough to go to San Dirge Comic-Con, here are all the exclusive sets and minifigs LEGO is offering (which will certainly appear on eBay shortly).


OTHER NEWS: There were a number of other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:

Black Lightning revealed as another San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO exclusive minifigure [News]

The DC Comics exclusive minifigure for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has been revealed to be Black Lightning, based off of the new CW show of the same name. The exclusive follows up the Comic-Con Atom minifigure from Legends of Tomorrow released two years ago.

Click to take a closer look at Black Lightning

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 8, 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 second week of July 2018.

TBB REVIEWS: This was a week of reviews from the Wizarding World and a galaxy far, far away.


TBB NEWS, FEATURES & INSTRUCTIONS: Get your hands on some of the newest sets, and check out how you can display your MOC with The Brothers Brick!


OTHER NEWS: There were a number of other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:

Click to read more awesome LEGO news

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 24, 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 June 2018.

TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: The minifigures from the largest Jurassic World set might just need that new fancy hospital if the dinosaurs have anything to say about it.


TBB LEGO SET NEWS: Several more LEGO Wizarding World, Star Wars and San Diego Comic-Con sets have been revealed.

Copenhagen LEGO Store debuts a Minifigure Factory to customize and print your own minifigs [News]

The LEGO Store in Copenhagen has debuted a new “Minifigure Factory” prototype, an in-store custom minifig-printing apparatus that will be available only this Tuesday and Wednesday for a test run. The machine allows guests to customize several designs and print them directly on a minifigure torso for 30 DKK (around $5 USD).

Click to read about and see more pictures of the LEGO Store Minifigure Factory

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 17, 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 third week of June 2018.

TBB REVIEWS & EXCLUSIVES: Harry Potter is here, along with a few other sets, massive builds and provocative LEGO art.


TBB NEWS: LEGO BrickHeadz are taking over!