Over the past several months, the LEGO Review Board has been reviewing the 6 projects that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September 2017, the second review qualification period of 2017.
The second 2017 review included six builds : Luke’s Diner from the television series Gilmour Girls, The Wonders of Peru, NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower, NASA Space Shuttle, NF-15B Research aircraft and Star Wars I am Your Father scene.
Unfortunately, LEGO Ideas have just announced that none of the 6 projects in review have been selected as the next LEGO Ideas set.
Click here to read more about the next review where at least one set will be announced
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 2018.
TBB NEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: There was only a little news this week, but we still have some interesting reads and instruction guides for you.
OTHER NEWS: There were a few other LEGO news articles from varying places around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- Hugging LEGO Sculptures to Descend Upon Los Angeles to Benefit Arts Education, Action Figure Insider – Keep an eye out for more than 100 hugging sculptures made of LEGO popping up around Los Angeles today, made by artists Nathan Sawaya.
- LEGO partners with Tencent to make online games for China, The Verge – Chinese tech giant Tencent have formed a partnership with LEGO to develop licensed games, videos, and other content for children in China, including Boost, LEGO Life and mini-movies.
- Why LEGO Has Stood the Test of Time, How Stuff Works – For anyone coming of age in the last 60 years, Lego has been a constant companion. How was that made possible?
- Everything Wrong With The LEGO Ninjago Movie, CinemaSins – No movie is without sin, LEGO included. What did we find hilariously wrong with their latest animated ninja romp?
Hong Kong welcomes the Lunar Chinese New Year with their first LEGO event for 2018 at the New Town Plaza Shopping Mall, located in the town centre of Sha Tin.
The centre showpiece is a Chinese Lion Dance costume made of LEGO 150,000 bricks standing at over 5 ft. (1.6 meters tall) and over 6 ft. (2 meters) wide built by Andy Hung, LEGO Certified Professional (LCP) in the Greater China region and his team Legend Creative. Other builds include 2 Stone Guardian Dogs standing almost 3 ft tall and a ‘lucky mosaic’ 5 ft.x 4 ft. to welcome fortune for the Year of the Dog!
Hit to see more of photos from the event and showcases builds
Star Wars fans who wish to purchase 2018 sets should be aware that Amazon.com have 20% discount on selected Star Wars 2018 sets. If you are uncertain about which set to buy, we have already reviewed 75202 The Last Jedi: Defense of Crait and 75201 First Order AT-ST.
The following sets are showing 20% discount when purchased from Amazon.com:
75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack $11.99 (RRP $14.99)
75198 Tatooine Battle Pack $11.99(RRP $14.99)
75199 General Grievous’ Combat Speeder $23.99 (RRP $29.99)
75201 First Order AT-ST $31.99 (RRP $39.99)
75202 Defense of Crait $67.99 (RRP $84.99)
LEGO online store is showing that 75192 Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is back in stock and available to order once more for UK and EU customers, but expect the set to be gone quickly. Stock of the UCS Millennium Falcon has been limited since its launch last year, sadly it is still showing as out of stock online for our US and Canadian readers. This announcement is for our UK and EU readers!
For customers in the EU, just set your region to your country after clicking the link above. All EU countries are showing the UCS Millennium Falcon to be in stock currently.
Unsure whether you want to drop £649 on a LEGO set with 7,500 pieces? Check out our hands-on review of the new UCS Falcon.
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 2018.
TBB REVIEWS: The beginning of the year means new sets to review, and boy do we have some reviews! Which ones are you looking forward to?
TBB NEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: LEGO Ideas made a splash this week and we have some instructions for a slightly sleeker type of ship.
As part of an ongoing mini-tour to support our Ultimate LEGO Star Wars book from DK, Chris Malloy and I will be guests at the Powell’s Books location in Beaverton, Oregon next Saturday, Jan 20th at 2:00 PM. We’ll be doing a panel discussion moderated by one of our LEGO friends from PortLUG, a Q&A, and book signing.
Andrew at Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland. Andrew and Chris really need to get a photo taken together…
Powell’s Books is the world’s largest independent bookstore, and I’ve been buying books from Powell’s in Portland my whole life. It’s a little surreal to be doing an author event with Chris there now! You can read all of the Beaverton event details on Powells.com, including a pre-order of a signed copy.
For LEGO Star Wars fans closer to our home base here in Seattle, Chris and I also be doing author events at two Third Place Books locations in Seattle (Ravenna and Seward Park) in February, so stay tuned for more details.
It’s rare that a LEGO set on its own serves as a major spoiler for a movie. From the now-classic Indiana Jones sets to Jurassic World sets more recently, LEGO sets provide characters, vehicles, and locations without revealing much more than a character’s name. But 75201 First Order AT-ST reveals several fundamental plot points of a major scene late in the movie. The set includes 370 pieces with 4 minifigures. Beyond just our usual criteria of design and value, is the set worth the spoilers?
We’d normally add a SPOILERS! warning here before the jump to the full review, but hey, LEGO has already spoiled several key plot points by releasing the set, so let’s just dig in.
Read our full review of LEGO Star Wars 75201 First Order AT-ST
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out in theaters for nearly a month, so we’re circling back to some of the LEGO sets released to support the movie. 75200 Ahch-To Island Training retails for $29.99 (US) with 241 pieces and features Luke Skywalker, Rey, and a porg.
We hope you’ve had an opportunity to see the movie, but fair warning that we’ll be discussing the movie’s plot freely, so consider this your standard SPOILERS! warning.
Read our full review of LEGO Star Wars 75200 Ahch-To Island Training from The Last Jedi
LEGO has officially unveiled the final design for the next LEGO Ideas set, 21313 Ship in a Bottle. Designed by LEGO fan Jacob Sadovich, the set will include 962 pieces and retail for $69.99 (US) beginning on February 1, 2018.
See more photos and details of LEGO Ideas 21313 Ship in a Bottle
It’s been nearly a year since The LEGO Batman Movie hit theaters, but LEGO is continuing to create tie-in items for the moderately popular film. In November, we got the excellent 70922 Joker Manor, which impressed us with its complex techniques and new roller coaster system. Now the latest series of Collectible Minifigures is revisiting the world of LEGO Batman with 20 all-new minifigures. 71020 The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 minifigures retail for $3.99 and are available now from Amazon, the LEGO Shop Online, BrickLink, and eBay.