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

LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 available for sale on 16th February to VIP Members [News]

The LEGO Creator Expert 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa goes on sale on 16th February for VIP Members. General availability starts on March 1 and priced at US $149.99 | CAN $199.99 | UK £119.99.  Sales will be available in different regions as the day progresses in different timezones. Don’t miss our in-depth review of the set if you need a closer look.

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Biting hard into this bar of chocolate may land you a visit to the dentist

I had to do a second take as I was scrolling the LEGO channels on Flickr on this one, did someone accidentally drop a non-LEGO creation into the feed? Upon closer inspection, I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar builder, nobu_tary and an actual 1:1 scale of a chocolate bar. Without the tooth elements in silver, I’d probably need to take a third look just to make sure. I got to admit, the chocolatey  2×4 Flat Tile can make one salivate especially when it looks quite delicious at this angle and lighting. I think what does the trick is smooth bite formed by the inverted arch brick paired with a 1×2 flat tile. Then again, how is a bite ever this smooth? I’ve been fooled nevertheless.

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LEGO Education BricQ Motion is now available on LEGO online shop [News]

LEGO Education BricQ Motion is the latest package introduced by LEGO for lower and upper elementary school students to be introduced to hands-on STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics). The Brothers Brick reviewed the 45401 LEGO Education BricQ Motion Essential Set earlier this year.

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First dates and breaking the ice with LEGO [News]

LEGO is doubling down on focussing on the Adult market with a video just under 2 minutes featuring six strangers out on their first date. The setting in this typical session of mixed emotions ranging from being tensed up and full of anxiety are also those moments of silence, but with one difference – a LEGO set placed between the two individuals meeting for the first time.

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LEGO Ninjago Season 3 Full Trailer released [News]

LEGO just shared the full trailer for Season 3 of Ninjago. Season 3 titled The Island and is expected to be released in the first half of 2021. The trailer starts off with the announcement of Misako Montgomery Garmadon gone missing and presumed lost as the team rallies together to search for her at an unknown Island.

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Aurélien Rouge talks about designing the LEGO 42123 Technic McLaren Senna GTR [News]

The McLaren Tech Club visited LEGO to learn of the details first hand and we hear some of the insights shared by the designer Aurélien Rouge himself. The first principles of Technic LEGO building are about both authenticity and functionality and how they’re integrated as shared in the video showcase.

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LEGO wins four Toy of the Year (TOTY) 2021 Awards from Toy Association [News]

Every year, the “Oscars” of the toy industry, Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards recognises the best of the best in the scene. The Toy Association is a nonprofit foundation that brings toys and grant funding to children’s charities across North America and around the world. For the 2021 awards, LEGO picked up 4 awards in several categories.

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LEGOLAND New York needs your help to name their Big Red Dino [News]

LEGOLAND New York, which will open its doors sometime later this year is looking for your help to name the Big Red Dino that will be a centrepiece on Brick Street at LEGOLAND New York Resort. It’s made out of 182,101 LEGO DUPLO Bricks and over 1800 hours to build weighing 6245 pounds (over 2832 kgs).

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The Brothers Brick is recruiting for Social Media Specialist and News Contributor roles [News]

As one of the most popular LEGO websites in the world, with a monthly reach of several million, The Brothers Brick is a much more complex operation than many of our readers may expect. At the same time, our readers may also be surprised that every one of our team members is a volunteer! If you’d like to be part of the team that supports a diverse, global audience of highly engaged LEGO fans, TBB is looking for a Social Media Manager to help support our growth and a News Contributor to cover breaking news. If you want to make our social media channels sing and provide up to date LEGO news to fans across the globe, read on!

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The 8 approved LEGO Ideas winners under development to be released as LEGO sets [News]

LEGO Ideas has never been so popular with so many projects in the pipeline. With a total of 8 projects in various stages of being developed or being prepped for final launch dates, it’s almost hard to keep track and remember them all. We list the projects here as a refresher of what’s to come to be a reality and an official LEGO set.

Click to see the 8 project submissions that will become LEGO sets

Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night has been selected to be the next LEGO Ideas set [News]

The LEGO Ideas project hit a record milestone with the most qualifying number of fan submissions to be considered back in September 2020 with a total of 35 projects. After 4 months of evaluation, LEGO has announced that Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night by Truman Cheng (aka legotruman will be made into an official set.

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LEGO Ideas fan results – Bionicle, Classic Space and Pirates shortlisted for LEGO 90th Anniversary Set [News]

Just two weeks ago, LEGO Ideas allowed fans to vote for a classic theme to be revived for the LEGO 90th Anniversary Set. The results are now out and phase 2 begins. Bionicle, Classic Space and Pirates are the top three winning themes. Because of not considering subcategories properly, the Castle theme will be included for the second fan vote.

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