About Flynn

Flynn is builder who hails from Oakland, California. His relationship with LEGO is long, but like all good relationships, it has had its ups and downs. After a long absence from the hobby, he started up again 4 years ago with an X-Men vs. The Sentinel. Since then he has won multiple Best in Show and People's Choice awards at various conventions. He is also a cake decorator, knitter, ukulele player, singer, actor, director type. He has a soft spot in his black heart for anything horror or fantasy related.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 12, 2019

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 October 2019.

A life-size LEGO Star Wars™ X-Wing has landed on the Jungfraujoch. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS: This week we saw an X-Wing land atop a mountain and got a peek at 8 new Star Wars sets released for Triple Force Friday!

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Everybody scream! Everybody scream, In our town of Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner and builder monstrophonic is bringing the spooky with this excellent rendition of Jack Skellington’s house. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite holiday movies and it pulls double duty as either a Halloween or a Christmas movie. Of course in my house we watch it at both times. And sometimes, just because.

Jack Skellington's house

Tim Burton’s visual style is so unique and I was thrilled to see this pitch-perfect rendition of Jack’s kooky domicile. The skinny stone steps are just great and the builder’s skill in creating a building that seems to defy gravity is fantastic and not an easy feat. The tile work on the house and shingles of the roof give a nice ramshackle feeling to the whole thing. The chimney is wonderfully creative, being made from different sizes of barrels. All of the little details employed to flesh out the final look work beautifully including the yellow bat topper, a decorative window treatment utilizing printed Unikitty tails and the curvy supports on the front porch.

Read on for more eerie fun.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 5, 2019

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 October 2019.

We review the new LEGO Technic Liebherr-R-9800-Excavator, but is it worth the hefty price tag? Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we saw LEGO and Top Gear partner up, a new car was added to the Speed Champions line and we reviewed the new LEGO Technic Liebherr-R-9800-Excavator. Plus, we’re looking for a few good folks to join our team in a variety or roles. Do you have the skills?


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:

8 new Star Wars sets and discounts galore arrive for Triple Force Friday [NEWS]

Triple Force Friday is here and Star Wars fans are already out in… force to grab up all the best deals. You can get in on the action all weekend at your local LEGO store or online at LEGO.com. You can find discounts on over 40 different Star Wars sets, including the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $135.99 (down from 169.99) and 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle for $103.99 (down from $129.99). You’ll also find 8 newly released sets and the Battle of Endor Micro build gift with purchase. Plus the always helpful Double Points on all your Star Wars purchases.

Read on to see all the new sets.

We all float down here, Georgie!

Our more sensitive readers who suffer from Coulrophobia may want to look away from bbchai‘s latest killer clown creation. Pennywise is here to lure you down to the sewers where you will get cotton candy, and rides, and all sorts of surprises! And balloons too… all colors. I suggest picking the red one.

Pennywise (IT)

While my black heart will always belong to Tim Curry as Pennywise, there is no doubt that the current incarnation is terrifying in ITs own way. This LEGO version is just as frightening and implements some wonderful parts use to create the famous clown’s costume and face. I really like the teeth used to make the frilly collar and the use of the actual minifigure frilly collar as cuffs is smart and clever. I’m also quite fond of the white lipstick pieces as fingers and the interpretation of his oversized forehead utilizing the curved wedge piece. Not to mention those eyes! Jeepers creepers, what scary peepers!

Of course, no IT collection is complete without Georgie. The hapless victim is wonderfully rendered here in his iconic yellow rain slicker. The builder has even included the toy that started the whole mess, the humble paper boat. But does it float? Oh, yes, gentle reader, it floats. And when you’re down there with Pennywise… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for September 28, 2019

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 September 2019.

We take a an in-depth look at the massive Imperial Star Destroyer. Does it measure up? Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS, REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS: This week we saw the announcement of three new LEGO Ideas sets, reviewed the Imperial Star Destroyer and saw a slew of new Star Wars sets revealed. Meanwhile, there’s still time to participate in the TBB Banquet project coming up next week at BrickCon 2019!


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:

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

After wowing us with his circus model, Ian Hoy is back with another incredible scene. This time he’s trading in performing animals for some fun times at a beach fun fair. The scene is filled with little details and it features, among other things, a brick mosaic backdrop and a drop ride with a shark theme. Having spent a lot of time at boardwalk carnivals as a kid, this piece really speaks to me, bringing back fond memories of haunted house rides, rollercoasters and boardwalk french fries cooked in peanut oil. Just looking at it, I can almost smell the salty air and hear the funnel cakes sizzling away in the deep fryer. There is so much great stuff packed in here, it’s hard to know where to begin, so let’s start at the bottom and work our way up, shall we?

DOGOD_OCEAN AMUSEMENT PARK_01

The beach area is populated by a variety of beach goers engaged in the many activities. I love that the word “ocean” not only tells you where we are, but is incorporated into the overall design by having it being created as a sand sculpture by a bathing suit-clad minifigure. I also enjoyed checking out some of the smaller details like the treasure chest buried underground and the baby sea turtle and mini sandcastle by the shore. Continue reading

Explore Chinese mythology with this Zhongli Quan figure

Builder Cindy Su invites us to find out more about Chinese myths with this wonderful little figural model of Zhongli Quan. Chinese mythology is rife with humans turned immortal, but perhaps the most famous among these is The 8 Immortals. Dating back to the Jin dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries, the 8 mystical figures are part of the Taoist pantheon. They have been a subject of Chinese art and mythologies for centuries and are still popular today.

八仙過海 ~鐘離權 / The 8 immortals passing the East Sea~Zhongli Quan ....(1/8)

The subject of this particular build is Zhongli Quan. He is pictured here carrying his traditional large fan, imbued with the power to turn rocks into precious gold or silver and even resurrect the dead. The sculpting of his body shows off his rotund shape and the use of satellite dishes is perfect for his exposed chest and belly. His hairstyle, utilizing round balls gives the whole thing some wonderful shapes and texture. The hot dog buns as his ears is a particularly clever use of parts.

On her Flickr page, Cindy notes this figure as 1 of 8. I look forward to seeing her depictions of the other 7 immortals and their journey across the East Sea.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for September 21, 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 September 2019.

LEGO launches a new worldwide campaign. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we got a look at some new holiday Brickheadz, reviewed the delicious Winter Village Gingerbread House and puzzled our way through LEGO’s new ad campaign.


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:

Whatever they offer you, don’t feed the plants!

Builder Frost takes us to a forbidden planet where the plants have a mind of their own. We’ve featured some of his terrific space builds here in the past and he doesn’t disappoint in this latest offering. While this couldn’t be considered “Classic Space” in the LEGO sense, it exudes a wonderfully vintage vibe.

Oh, you said space PLANTS

I’m a big fan of old science fiction pulp novels. Their covers, painted in lurid colors, have a certain take on weird fantasy visuals that doesn’t really exist anymore. This model really captures the feeling of those old covers with its oversized alien-looking, tentacled plants. I appreciate the thoughtful use of transparent pieces that really help sell the bizarreness of the landscape. In particular, I’m quite fond of the blue and purple lighting pieces and the pink half domes. The decision to use the Flash Gordon style suits on the space travelers further drives home the whole 1940s look.

Not satisfied with a purely stationary LEGO creation, Frost has built animation into it and as an added bonus, the large green egg-like centers glow under blacklight. As you can see in this video, the large tentacled plants move and sway, beckoning our heroes ever closer to what may be a gruesome fate.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for September 14, 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 September 2019.

LEGO serves up a freshly baked gingerbread treat this holiday season.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we saw the reveal of two new Technic sets, reviewed the Series 19 Collectable Minifigures, took a look at the newest entry in the Winter Village line and got a peek at the design process of the Disney Train and Station.

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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:

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for September 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 September 2019.

We review the new LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk set. Could we BE anymore excited?


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week saw the release of a massive new Star Wars ship, a peek at the 10 set proposals up for review on LEGO Ideas and revealed the winner of our Stranger Things contest!


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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: