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 January 18, 2020

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 January 2020.

LEGO reveals a field of dreams with the new Old Trafford – Manchester United set. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS AND FEATURES: This week we received some behind-the-scenes interviews about the upcoming LEGO Masters TV show, took a look at the early history of LEGO Education and reviewed three sets including the Chinese New Year Lion Dance!

  • LEGO BrickHeadz 40337 Donald Duck 40378 Pluto & Goofy revealed – More BrickHeadz to add to your collection with Donald, Goofy and Pluto.
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United on sale for VIP Members – The LEGO Creator Expert 10272 Old Trafford is now on sale for VIP Members and comes with a Gift With Purchase while supplies last.
  • A History of LEGO Education, Part 1: Strong Foundations [Feature] – Want to school yourself on the history of LEGO Education? Read part one to learn about the origins of LEGO Education along with some key milestones.
  • LEGO Education celebrates 40 years by launching SPIKE Prime engineering kit worldwide – LEGO Education is celebrating its 40th birthday with the worldwide launch of its newest educational tool — SPIKE Prime.
  • LEGO reveals Creator Expert football stadium 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United – We can almost hear 700M football fans across the globe screaming for joy with LEGO’s announcement of the 1:600 scale model of the renowned Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United Football Club.
  • London children’s hospital built in 60,000 LEGO bricks – Fairy Bricks charity volunteer Gary Davis puts together a massive model of a London Children’s Hospital
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    TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for January 11, 2020

    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 January 2020.

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with our review of the Spring Festival Chinese New Year Temple Fair. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


    TBB NEWS, REVIEWS AND FEATURES: This week we saw the worldwide release of the new Chinese New Year sets, reviewed the Ninjago Gamer’s Market, got colorful with a look at the Trolls Poppy’s Hot Air Balloon set and took a deep dive into the world of Classic Space!


    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:

    I want to take you to a Space Bar!

    Builder Pixel Fox show us that Star Wars isn’t the only place one can find a hive of scum and villainy. We see many scenes of gorgeous buildings and mechanically accurate spaceships, but often they are bereft of minifigs or perhaps just include a few. Personally, I love minifigures and enjoy seeing them put to good use and this action-packed scene hits all the right notes.

    The Space Bar

    I love the thoughtful architecture in the scene that really serves to be a great background for the many stories happening. The two floors offer multiple levels of action and the large window keeps the scene from becoming too claustrophobic. The table design is simple but effective and transparent orange pieces provide a nice break from the surrounding grays.

    Of course, the real stars of this show are the many minifigures. I love a model that tells a story and this one has so many to tell. No matter where you look, there is something going on. A few of my favorites are the robot bartender with his mustache and top hat, the central fight that is breaking out in the middle ground and the space pirate in conversation on the balcony. The pirate hat atop a space helmet is a hilarious touch. I also love that the builder has included all kinds of “aliens” across various franchises from Toy Story to Overwatch. How many can you find?

    TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for January 4, 2020

    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 January 2020.

    We take a look at the avalanche of new 2020 LEGO sets available now! Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


    TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we took a look back at the best of 2019, felt a few DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures and reviewed the new Speed Champions 76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO!

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    What is LEGO Masters really like? Let Will Arnett explain!

    What goes on under the dome of The Apple Square Research Center?

    Builder Pete Strege brings us an architectural marvel with his latest building, The Apple Square Research Center. Lately, I find myself enamored with architectural builds, and this one ranks amongst the best that I’ve seen. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time looking at it and still find new things to be inspired by.

    There are many standouts to this model but the overall shape, color scheme, and that gorgeous dome are the aspects that leap out first. The triangular shape of the building itself is a difficult task but the builder meets the challenge admirably. The arched window above the door is beautiful and shows another example of mastery over complicated shapes. The color scheme is rich and detailed, utilizing a limited palette to create a cohesive look without devolving into a mess. The combination of the various brown tones on the building with the dark red and gold accents really shows off the beautiful earth blue and black roof.

    Read on to see more about the incredible dome

    TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for December 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 last week of December 2019.

    We review the LEGO Employee Exclusive set: The Christmas X-Wing. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


    TBB NEWS AND FEATURES: This week we looked back at some of the best builds of the year, started packing our bags for BricksLA, and reviewed five new sets including: The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car, LEGO Ninjago Avatar Arcade Pods and the LEGO Architecture Tokyo skyline.

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    TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 26, 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 October 2019.

    LEGO revealed some minifigures from the upcoming Trolls World Tour sets. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


    TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week, Trolls are in the LEGO news, and we’re not talking about nasty keyboard warriors either! We also took an in-depth look at the newest LEGO Overwatch Set, Wrecking Ball.


    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 October 19, 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 third week of October 2019.

    We review the new LEGO Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils set. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


    TBB NEWS, REVIEWS AND INSTRUCTIONS: This week we reviewed three new sets including Dinosaur Fossils, a Land Rover Defender and a redux of the Star Wars Y-Wing. Meanwhile, we showed you how to make our very own Iron Man Mark 1!


    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 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.