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Stay current on the latest news and information about LEGO, from sales & deals to new set announcements. We also cover LEGO events and conventions all over the world.

LEGO Ideas set revealed as “Once Upon a Brick” 21315 Pop-Up Book [News]

Earlier today, LEGO revealed 21315 Pop-Up Book as the next LEGO Ideas set. The ingenious set comes in the form of a book with two interiors based off of Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. The Pop-up Book comes with 859 pieces as well as four minifigures and one microfigure, and will retail for $69.99 USD when it goes on sale November 1st.

The Brothers Brick got an early look at the set, so read our hands-on review here, or continue scrolling for the official photos and press release from LEGO.
Click for more photos of the Pop-Up Book and the official press release

LEGO Ideas 21315 Pop-Up Book packs a big fairy-tale surprise [Review]

LEGO has revealed the next LEGO Ideas set: 21315 Pop-Up Book. Chosen back in May from the crowd-sourced LEGO Ideas platform, the book’s final design has been kept secret until now. LEGO has figuratively taken the covers off the set which includes 859 pieces to build the book and two stories that fill its pages, as well as four minifigures and one microfigure. The set will retail for $69.99 USD when it is available November 1st.

The Pop-Up Book is the brainchild of two fans, Jason Alleman and Grant Davis, two names you may recognize. Both Jason and Grant are regulars here on The Brothers Brick, having a long history of building excellent creations. However, Jason’s name may ring a bell for another reason, since this isn’t his first LEGO Ideas set. Jason also created 21305 Maze. (Check out our interview with him about that project.) This brings Jason into the exclusive double-feature LEGO Ideas club, which was previously occupied solely by Ellen Kooijman who created 21110 Research Institute along with 21302 The Big Bang Theory.

Click to open up the new LEGO Pop-Up Book and get a closer look inside

Microscale Magic! Harry Potter LEGO building competition – winners announced [News]

We saw some fabulous entries to The Brothers Brick’s microscale LEGO Harry Potter building contest — click here to see photos of all the entries. However, despite the amazing quality on display, there can only be three winners — one in each of our two categories, and the MASTER WIZARD who will win a copy of the stunning 71043 Hogwarts Castle: the largest Harry Potter LEGO set ever released.

Click to see the competition winners…

First ever LEGO Overwatch set, 75987 Omnic Bastion [Review]

The first ever set in the LEGO Overwatch line was revealed last week as 75987 Omnic Bastion. The set is a Blizzard exclusive with a limited production run for BlizzCon 2018 next month, however a small amount has been made available for purchase online in the Blizzard Gear Store.

The exclusive set contains 182 pieces and sells for $25.00 USD until supplies run out. More than likely, this set will not be part of the full LEGO Overwatch line available generally when it launches sometime in the next few months, so we suggest getting it before it becomes unavailable if you are interested.

Click to get a closer look at the first ever LEGO Overwatch set

Double VIP points are back at the LEGO Store, plus a free minifigure frame for rest of October [News]

It is time to celebrate and do a little holiday shopping because double VIP points have returned to the LEGO Store. It has been a long time since the last blanket 2x VIP points event, with LEGO instead opting for double points on select sets the last few months. If you have been waiting for double points to make bigger purchases like the Hogwarts Castle or Betrayal at Cloud City, now is the time.

Along with double VIP points, LEGO is offering a free minifigure collector frame as a gift with any purchase more than $75. The promotion runs through the 31st or while supplies last. To see all the most recent sets released by LEGO, check our list of new October sets as well as all the new sets from the summer.

(As always, when you click through from The Brothers Brick, a portion of each sale goes to support the site, so thank you in advance!)

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 14, 2018 [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 October 2018.

TBB NEWS & FEATURES: The first Overwatch set has been revealed and we have a feature on cute little turtles in LEGO wheelchairs.


TBB REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: These Harry Potter figures are hard to find, and we have a review of them and some seasonal BrickHeadz just for you.


OTHER NEWS: There were a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
Check out the other LEGO news of the week

LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. and Mrs. Claus [Review]

With the current amount of seasonal LEGO sets, it’s absolutely impossible not to add a LEGO model to your holiday home decorations. And when the trendy BrickHeadz figures meet the holidays, some of the sweetest and most adorable sets are born. LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus is the fifth seasonal BrickHeadz set, and the only double-pack of the sub-theme. The set consists of 341 pieces, which makes it the third largest LEGO BrickHeadz set so far. This is possible thanks to a ton of decorations that the figures come with, but let’s take a closer look at the designs of Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves as well…

Read our full review of LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Exclusive limited edition LEGO Overwatch 75987 Omnic Bastion set announced, available now [News]

Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind multiplayer first-person shooter game Overwatch, unveiled an exclusive, limited edition LEGO Omnic Bastion building set today, available for purchase online in the Blizzard Gear Store and later on-site at BlizzCon 2018 on November 2 and 3, 2018, in Anaheim, California.

Bastion is a hero in Overwatch with two modes: Recon, and Sentry. The Omnic skin reflects the appearance of Bastion units during the Omnic Crisis, and is not the default tan and green skin Overwatch players begin with in game. The set also includes Bastion’s bird companion, Ganymede, which can be perched atop Bastion’s shoulder plate. LEGO 75987 Omnic Bastion retails for $25 USD and is available now in the Blizzard Gear Store online.

Click here to read the full press-release…

LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 Minifigure Exclusive [Review]

Every October since 2009, Toys R Us sold exclusive LEGO sets, issued throughout the month. This year, in some parts of Asia where Toys R Us (TRU) stores are still open, the “Bricktober” offerings remain available, but due to TRU closing in the US, American LEGO collectors have been left wondering where these may show up instead. This particular set of four Harry Potter minifigures are available to our Stateside readers at Barnes and Noble.

We got our hands on these from Toys R Us in Asia. Let’s take a closer look at the four exclusive minifigure characters for the 2nd week of “Bricktober.”

Click here to read the full review

UK-based LEGO-building business Bright Bricks bought for £8.5m [News]

Last weekend saw Live Company Group, owner and operator of BRICKLIVE exhibitions, announce their acquisition of Bright Bricks, the UK-based LEGO-building business, in a deal worth £8.5m {$11.1m). This is a significant investment in the business of LEGO shows, and highlights Live Group’s ambitions for their BRICKLIVE brand of events and touring exhibits. They have previously stated their aims of expanding and increasing the number of BRICKLIVE shows across the world, with a particular emphasis on Asia and the US.

Bright Bricks bought by Live Group

You can read the press release about the announcement here, but we wanted to know more. We spoke with Ed Diment, one of the directors of Bright Bricks, to find out more about the deal, the ambitions of the new business, and what this might mean for the world of LEGO shows.

Click here to read our interview with Ed Diment

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 7, 2018 [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 October 2018.

TBB NEWS & FEATURES: New LEGO Ideas sets, a never-been-done Star Wars locale, Overwatch teases and MORE in this week’s News Roundup


OTHER NEWS: There were a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the (spider)web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
Check out the other LEGO news of the week

LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Results bring the names of the next LEGO Ideas sets [News]

As many of us are still enjoying their newly bought LEGO Ideas 21311 Voltron sets, the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Results are already here, so we can finally learn what the next LEGO Ideas set will be.

LEGO Ideas First 2018 Resuls

Click here to see the ideas approved by The LEGO Group!