Posts by Dave Schefcik

LEGO unveils first Creator Expert motorcycle as 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy [News]

LEGO today unveiled the next Creator Expert vehicle as a 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle. Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, the LEGO motorcycle is made from 1,023 pieces and comes with solid-disc wheels, a teardrop fuel tank, an integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust pipes. The set will be available for purchase beginning July 17 for LEGO VIPs and August 1 for everyone else and will retail for $99.99 US | $139.99 CAN | £84.99 UK.

Keep reading for all the official details and images after the jump, and make sure to check out our hands-on review of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle posted earlier today.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 7, 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 first week of July 2019.

Aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth modified the LEGO 10266 Lunar Lander to actually fly. Keep reading our Brick Report to see it take flight.


TBB NEWS AND INSTRUCTIONS: This week we launched a strange building contest, took a deep dive into the history of LEGOLAND and learned about two new Star Wars sets.


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:

Revisiting Löwenstein Castle from BrickLink’s AFOL Designer Program [Review]

There are only a few days left to purchase a set from BrickLink’s AFOL Designer Program (ADP), and having just taken a second look at the Wild West Saloon a few days ago, we wanted to give the same treatment to one of the program’s most successful models, Löwenstein Castle by builder Raziel Regulus. We’ll also take look back at the overall program.

In our early review of Löwenstein Castle, the finished packaging of the set was not yet ready from BrickLink. With the final product now available, let’s revisit the set and packaging, and take a look at the expansion of the base model that has been developed by the original fan designer.

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LEGO Overwatch gets two new sets with Junkrat and Roadhog plus Hammond in his Wrecking Ball [News]

In addition to the tidal wave of new LEGO sets coming this summer, LEGO has revealed two new Overwatch sets arriving on October 1st. 75977 Junkrat & Roadhog will come with 380 pieces for $49.99 US and 75976 Wrecking Ball will come with 227 pieces and a Hammond hamster figure for $19.99 US.

The sets will be displayed at San Diego Comic-Con next month at the Blizzard Entertainment booth before they are publicly available this fall.

Click to get a closer look at the two new LEGO Overwatch sets

LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park T-rex Rampage now available for VIPs with Space Rocket Ride promotional set [News]

You can now own and build the largest dinosaur ever created in a LEGO set. 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage is now available to LEGO VIP members for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99. LEGO VIP membership is free, but if you don’t want LEGO perks and the occasional free set with purchase, this terrific Tyrannosaurus will be generally available beginning July 1st.

Also the LEGO Ideas 40335 Space Rocket Ride promotion we reviewed a few weeks ago is now available with purchases more than $99 through the end of the month, so the behemoth Jurassic Park set certainly qualifies. Too bad the dinosaur can’t fit on the space ship…

LEGO reveals 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage featuring the largest dinosaur ever in an official set [News]

Welcome… to LEGO Jurassic Park. LEGO has officially revealed 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, a behemoth of a set towering nearly a foot and a half high and clocking in at 3,120 pieces. The set comes with the largest brick-built dinosaur ever released in an official LEGO set–a gigantic Tyrannosaurs Rex–along with the iconic front gate to Jurassic Park and six minifigures including John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry.

The set will retail for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99 beginning June 19th for LEGO VIPs (free for anyone to join) with general availability beginning July 1st.
Update: be sure to read our review of 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, which includes an interview with the set’s designer.

 

Click to get a closer look at this epic Jurassic Park set

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 9, 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 June 2019.

LEGO announced a new upcoming theme this week, but can you guess what it is? Read on to find out more.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: The space theme continues for another week with a new Ideas set announced and an adorable gift with purchase.



TBB FEATURES: Walk down memory lane with a look back at LEGO Space and some precious photos.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 2, 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 first week of June 2019.

What was the most challenging part of bringing the newest LEGO Lunar Lander to life? LEGO Designer Lars Joe tells us all, so read on to find out more.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: Houston, we have a model! (And a cute space ride promotion review and another awesome X-wing spaceship.) This week was about all things SPAAAACE!


MORE TBB NEWS: We are still getting our first looks at some new sets, and there are lots of new sets on sale for the start of June.


OTHER LEGO NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
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LEGO NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander now available with stellar space patch promotion [News]

A new month means new LEGO sets on sale, with June seeing the launch of the recently announced 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander and general availability of 75810 Stranger Things The Upside Down. The Lunar Lander comes with 1,087 pieces and two minifigures for US $99.99 | CAN 139.99 | UK £84.99, and the Stranger Things set comes with 2,287 pieces and eight minifigures for US $199.99 | CAN $269.99 | UK £179.99.

LEGO is also offering this awesome Space Patch reminiscent of those from NASA with purchases of the Lunar Lander from June 1-9 while supplies last. If the previous reaction to the LEGO Mustang Keychain promotion gives us any idea, this patch will be quite popular as well.

For our international readers, many of the newly announced summer wave of sets including Architecture, Friends, Harry Potter and City Space sets are available now as well. (U.S. availability for summer LEGO waves will begin in late June/early August.) Also the LEGO Ideas 40335 Space Rocket Ride promotion we reviewed earlier this week will begin in a few days on June 5th, so if you want to double up on promos you will have to wait a few days.

LEGO unveils Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Moon landing [News]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, LEGO today unveiled the Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. The set features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module along with a brick-built lunar surface and crater, minifigure footprints and a U.S. flag.

The set was developed in partnership with NASA and contains 1,087 pieces with two astronaut minifigures, and launches this weekend starting June 1st for US $99.99 | CAN 139.99 | UK £84.99.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for May 26, 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 last week of May 2019.

TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: It was a quiet few days for news, but LEGO Ideas won the week with a new set incoming and a second chance for one of four past sets.

LEGO and Gameloft unveil new mobile minifigure game, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed [News]

LEGO and Gameloft have unveiled a new mobile game, “LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed” which promises to bring together minifigures from the past 40 years of LEGO sets into a team-Battle RPG. The game will challenge players to collect classic and modern LEGO minifigures and sets in digital form, then create a team and engage in battles and adventures. The development team even visited the LEGO Vault in Billund, Denmark to research classic sets, minifigures and instructions to help them faithfully recreate them within the game.

“LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed” will be available this fall on Apple and Android devices, though Brickworld Chicago attendees will get an early preview next month. We’ve included the launch trailer and press release after the jump.

Click to see the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed announcement trailer.