About Edwinder

Ed’s interest for LEGO was rekindled not long ago and it seems there’s no way out of the rabbit hole. His love for LEGO goes beyond the bricks and into being curious about every aspect about the company, its strategy, the community and the eco-system that brings the brick to life. His AFOL counterparts describe him as inquisitive, opinionated and vengeful. His response is you should not believe everything you read on the internet.

Posts by Edwinder

Age is a high price to pay for maturity

This build by Justin M Winn reminds me of a future that may be me, not far away. I’ve always imagined that once I get old and retired, the one thing that I could imagine myself doing is reading–lots and lots of it to keep the grey matter going. This wise-looking, matured gentleman seems like he’s dozing off in the middle of a sunny day–it must be the hearty lunch he just had. What makes this LEGO build stand out is the great use of contrasting colors and textures that approximate a very cozy abode.

Leslie - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon

Classic Space has never looked as good as with these jaw dropping details!

Benny would not only be thrilled but ecstatic and going bonkers with this upgrade of the Classic Space 928 Galaxy Explorer. Builder Alec Hole did such a great job and so jaw-dropping of an upgrade that it almost looks like it could have come out of a scene in a sci-fi movie. The detailing and greebling in key spots paired with minimal stud exposure give it a very sleek look. Measuring in at almost a meter in length, this is one sweet spaceship that I wish I had in my collection.

Large Galaxy Explorer

Popular LEGO sets discounted on Amazon US [News]

A few sets from various themes from LEGO Ideas, to Harry Potter to Star Wars, are at a decent discounted price on Amazon that may the right price for you if you do not already have them in your collection.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187 | 1106 Pcs | $58.33 USD (42% Discount)

Click to see more sets on discount

LEGO Marvel Avengers Minifigure Bricktober Pack now available in the US through Sunday [News]

Calling all Marvel fans! The US market will finally be able to obtain the cancelled Toys R Us Bricktober exclusive that was available internationally last year. The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Pack (5005256) is available as a gift with purchase from the LEGO Shop Online and LEGO retail stores with purchases of at least $75. The limited edition minifigure collection will be available through 11:59 pm EST on March 10th or whenever supplies run out.

The Marvel minifigure pack features characters from the Avengers: Infinity War movie and includes War Machine, Doctor Strange’s companion Wong (in minifigure form for the first time), Tony Stark in his nanobot tracksuit, and Bucky Barnes, AKA The Winter Soldier.

Search for replicants in style with this spinner from Blade Runner [Instructions]

The iconic Blade Runner police vehicle, better known as the “spinner,” is one of those vehicles that went down in history books as being so popular and such a part of pop culture that you can find it in the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington. Now you can build your very own with LEGO bricks thanks to hachiroku24.

Police Spinner from Blade Runner

Click to see video instructions and a full parts list

Follow the journey of building a LEGO Airbus A350 with a wingspan over 5 feet

Lam Siu Wing is an artist and writer based in Hong Kong who has a keen interest in urban landscape, transport, and culture, which inspires him to always have a wandering eye during his travels. During one of his return trips on an A350 from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong in the summer of 2017, he had a sudden inspiration to build an aircraft made from LEGO. What resulted was a beautiful LEGO model of the Airbus A350 with a wingspan of more than 5 feet.

Siu Wing’s research started with a thought to upgrade the official LEGO Boeing 787 set 10177, but he quickly found that there wasn’t sufficient design information on the real airplane’s interiors. That’s when he decided to instead focus on the Airbus A350. Of course, living in Hong Kong would mean that Cathay Pacific airlines was the obvious choice of an airline carrier. So he began building from the inside out, and had a prototype completed within 2 months. Continue reading

New LEGO gear and merchandise revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair [News]

In addition to all the new LEGO sets revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, the upcoming line-up of LEGO-themed gear and merchandise was also unveiled. Both LEGO and their official merchandising partner Santoki had a spread of new items from books to backpacks, with a significant concentration on LEGO Star Wars-themed products that will be released later this year.

Click to see more of the upcoming LEGO gear and merchandise showcased at the New York 2019 Toy Fair

LEGO wins four Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards at the 2019 New York Toy Fair [News]

LEGO made waves this year by taking back to Billund a total of four out of 19 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards presented at the 2019 New York Toy Fair. This is the highest number of awards that LEGO has won in a single year since the awards’ inception, celebrating four sets that no doubt represent the high level of talent that went into making them.

The Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards (also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry) are presented annually to the top toys, games, and properties of the year. Administered by The Toy Association, the awards program supports the philanthropic work of The Toy Foundation, which delivers new toys to children in need.

We at The Brothers Brick wish a heartfelt congratulations to The LEGO Group and especially to the designers and creative team behind these sets including Justin Ramsden, Joel Baker, Robert Heim, Jaime Berard, Mark Stafford and Crystal Fontan as well as the folks in the minifigure team led by Matthew Ashton for their passionate work that led to these wins. No doubt we’ve missed many people who helped these sets come to fruition as product design is a team effort, so we congratulate all the unsung heroes behind the scenes as well.

Click to see which LEGO sets won the 2019 Toy Of The Year awards

LEGO Toy Story 4 sets in-person at the 2019 New York Toy Fair [News]

Live from the show floor at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming Toy Story 4 sets for the newly branded 4+ (formerly “Juniors”) age group. The sets include carnival rides, an RV adventure, and characters new and old. The movie is slated to be released in June so we can be sure to see these on shelves by then.

See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Toy Story 4 sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

LEGO Jurassic World sets in-person at the 2019 New York Toy Fair [News]

Live from the show floor at 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming Jurassic World sets that were announced yesterday. The sets are based on a new animated mini-series called LEGO Jurassic World – Legend of Isla Nublar which is a prequel series to the first Jurassic World live action film.

See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Jurassic World sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

The LEGO Movie 2 performs poorly in first weekend while also being top movie in theaters [Feature]

The opening weekend of a movie is typically an indicator of how successful it will ultimately be. And even though the The LEGO Movie 2 (TLM2) took the number one spot in the box office (read our review here), the financial performance looks troubling, possibly placing the development of future sequels at risk.

The first LEGO Movie netted $87.4 million worldwide during its opening weekend. TLM2’s opening weekend was comparatively disappointing, reaching just $52.5 million. Let’s take a closer look to compare the two.

Click to read more about The LEGO Movie 2’s opening weekend

To stand divided, we will surely fall

The Super Deformed (SD) aesthetic, sometimes better known as Chibi designs, has a unique appeal when representing characters, emphasizing cuteness and innocence. I think it works well with LEGO as a medium, especially when filled with details. Though this pair may not transform into their vehicle forms, these two best buddies Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, are built by Choi Dam Baek (최담백).

Posed in their robot mode, not only do they look great, but they do have enough articulation to bring them to life in a wonderful example of the Chibi aesthetic applied to unusual characters.