About Alexander

Alexander Alekseev is an active member of the Russian LUG since 2007. Linguist by education, he believes that LEGO pieces are the most effective mean of self-expression and communication between people.

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LEGO teases the new Camp Nou Stadium set [News]

The release of the new ultimate stadium building set is coming, as LEGO is teasing the model on social feeds. The first look at the brick-built Camp Nou Stadium confirms that the new build will be on the same scale and size as the last year’s 10272 Old Trafford-Manchester United, so we should expect approximately the same number of pieces and the price tag.

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LEGO Technic 42131 Cat D11 Bulldozer officially unveiled [News]

Today LEGO shared an official promo video for the new ultimate Technic set, 42131 Cat D11 Bulldozer. Rumored for a long time, the new bulldozer full of Powered Up motors and controlled via the Control+ app will be available from October 1.

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LEGO Marvel Eternals sets revealed [News]

Following the Marvel Studios’ Eternals final trailer, the first official product pictures of the upcoming LEGO Marvel sets appeared on Yahoo Entertainment. So far, four new sets have been shown, ranging between US $9.99 and $99.99. Although availability isn’t confirmed yet, at least we have the prices and piece count for each product.

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LEGO Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition: best exclusive set for a beginner? [Review]

Gone are the days when typical LEGO sets were all about buildings and vehicles. Today, the nearest toy store welcomes you with either an iconic soccer stadium, a sitcom studio, or even a 1:1 Adidas sneaker. Joining the company this fall is yet another unconventional building concept — a magic owl on top of books surrounded by a bunch of accessories from the Wizarding world. If this sounds good to you, you should definitely take a closer look at the new LEGO Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition, which is available September 2, for US $249.99 | UK £249.99. As the set is aimed at a broad group of new-to-hobby customers, let’s see if Hogwarts Icons can be a great start for someone at the beginning of their collection of massive LEGO exclusives.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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LEGO Harry Potter unveils 3,000-piece 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition set [News]

Today LEGO unveils the next ultimate exclusive Harry Potter set, 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition. Designed to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary, the new Hogwarts Icons is a 3,010-piece collection of the saga’s major symbols. The set will be available from September 2, 2021, from LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/harrypotter for US $249.99 | UK £249.99

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios Series revealed [News]

LEGO has just listed the Marvel Studios Series of Collectible Minifigures online. High-resolution pictures are available at LEGO Shop, revealing 12 super-heroes as seen in the latest Marvel TV series, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and What If…? The minifigures will be available for purchase on October 1st.

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LEGO clarifies the future of VIDIYO in a official statement [News]

Yesterday, a number of LEGO fan blogs reported the cancelation of the LEGO VIDIYO theme. To avoid a lack of understanding, the LEGO Group immediately shared an official statement regarding the future of its latest product lines. According to the statement, the new sets will see the light no earlier than 2023, with some new ideas and concepts to test in 2022.

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The most adorable LEGO Loki you’ll see this week

Now imagine for a moment: you are a world-famous artist and LEGO builder with thousands of subscribers among your social feeds. You combine plastic bricks, memes, movies, and celebrities like no one other, building the reality the way only you can. You know exactly what fans want, and you can give them that and even more. When building a tribute to Loki, how hard could it be to include Mobius on ski jet? But for some reason, TBB alumnus Iain Heath decided not to include Owen Wilson’s latest character altogether. I totally get it: the brick-built alligator Loki deserves its own official LEGO set, but what’s wrong with some fun on a jet ski..?

All poking fun at our friend Iain aside, we love this lineup of LEGO Lokis. Despite the relatively small scale, he’s managed to capture the personality of each of the characters perfectly.

The new LEGO Star Wars UCS set, Republic Gunship to be unveiled tomorrow [News]

According to a teaser published today, tomorrow LEGO is holding a special online event dedicated to the next Star Wars UCS set, Republic Gunship. The event during which the new set will be unveiled will occur at 15:00 CEST, 14:00 BST, or 9:00 EST, so do not forget to set a reminder. The Brothers Brick will also announce the set, so make sure to check the front page for all the details about the new Gunship set.


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May the gonk be with you, always

Speaking of LEGO Ultimate Collector Series sets, it seems that fans only care about giant models of famous vehicles and starships. But what about droids, especially the most essential ones? Jared Reisweber pays tribute to the unnoticed workhorse, the iconic Gonk Droid. I think this large-scale build looks gorgeous. All the buttons, wires, and indicators are spot-on, and how can you not like those adorable feet? The only thing I would change is the amount of weathering, but who needs a beat-up droid?

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A Formula 1 car with a handsome nose

German LEGO fan Sven aka Tenderlok built an excellent model of the famous Tyrrell 019 Formula 1 car. The car debuted in the season of 1990 and set a whole new direction for racing engineers thanks to its innovative nose shape. The new “raised nose cone“ let more air under the car, which resulted in higher speeds. I think the brick-built front wing looks fantastic. The whole structure is actually upside down, with no open studs to be seen on both sides of the wing. This gives the model great model-making vibes as if it was glued together and painted by hand.

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Sven also built the Cosworth V8 engine and worked closely on the cockpit. With the cowling removed, note the engine’s fairly detailed design. All the stickers are a nice touch, too.

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LEGO unveils the new Expert vehicle set: 10290 Pickup Truck [News]

Today LEGO unveils the new addition to the LEGO Expert cars, 10290 Pickup Truck. The new truck is a 1677-piece set, which makes it a bit bigger than the previous 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo. However, the new set comes with the price of US $129.99 | CAN $169.99, which is $20 less in the US than the Porsche. The pickup truck has functional steering, a detailed interior, and a bunch of accessories for a perfect display. The set is currently available for pre-order and will ship in October.


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