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LEGO Marvel Avengers Taskmaster’s Ambush 77905 exclusive available at Amazon [News]

LEGO Marvel Avengers Taskmaster’s Ambush 77905 Exclusive Black Widow Movie Building Kit, previously rumored to be the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive for 2020, is currently available at Amazon in the US, although we’re hearing it’s already sold out in other countries. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Here are some set details from the product listing:

  • Capture Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie action forever with the LEGO Marvel Avengers Taskmaster’s Ambush (77905) play-and-display superhero construction toy
  • Includes Black Widow, Taskmaster and exclusive Red Guardian minifigures, a buildable 6-wheel monster truck plus cool weapons and accessories
  • The scene depicts an epic battle from Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie; The vehicle detaches for imaginative play, then reattaches to the baseplate to create an eye-catching display
  • For ages 7 and up, this LEGO Marvel Avengers building playset makes a great birthday, holiday or ‘just because’ gift for kids
  • The iconic characters are captured in a striking display piece that will appeal to Black Widow fans of all ages and attract interest from all who see it
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LEGO partners with Unity for LEGO Microgame, a platform for designing your own game with virtual bricks [News]

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, LEGO Games is partnering with Unity, the world’s leading 3D content development platform, to bring us a new videogame known as LEGO Microgame. Unity offers guided experiences designed to make game development less intimidating for new users, and starting October 26, you will be able to build your very own LEGO game, brick by virtual brick.

LEGO touts the new Microgame as being created with adult fans of LEGO in mind. It is targeted at people who are taking their first steps into the world of videogame creation and the company says it is designed to make this a fun and welcoming experience. You can even import your own creations built in Bricklink Studio as well as share the games you design on the Unity platform. At the time of writing, there’s not a huge amount we know about the gameplay itself yet, but you can check out a trailer for the game and read the official press release below.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 24, 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 fourth week of October 2020.

With a little help help from LEGO we find out how to get to Sesame Street! Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS AND REVIEWS: This week we took a trip all the way to Sesame Street, checked out Citizen Brick’s new custom minifig parts, made some little Mindstorms robots via a gift with purchase and more!


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:

Citizen Brick’s custom LEGO minifigure elements for Halloween 2020 [Review]

In addition to excellent custom minifig parts and minifigs inspired by the likes of the Beastie Boys and Bob Ross, our friends at Citizen Brick have begun producing their own injection-molded items. For Halloween 2020 the CB team have released a bevy of creepy custom minifig parts for you to mix and match with your LEGO.

We’ve said before that what’s so awesome about Citizen Brick products is that they’re the sort of thing that LEGO themselves will likely never release, while remaining compatible with LEGO. This makes custom parts produces like Citizen Brick distinct from knockoffs and clone brands that compete with LEGO and are often of inferior quality. Because CB has earned our respect with printing quality that’s indistinguishable from LEGO’s own, it’s exciting to see them branch out to custom parts, allowing LEGO fans to go beyond the confines of the staid bricks from Billund. Let’s take a look at what the mad scientists of Chicago have cooked up.

Read our full hands-on review of this year’s Citizen Brick Halloween release

LEGO Ideas’ newest set 123 Sesame Street (21324) takes you back to your childhood [News]

The latest set to come from LEGO’s crowdsourcing platform LEGO Ideas is one that’s sure to take you down memory lane. 123 Sesame Street (21324) captures a piece of the famous children’s show with a block of New York City populated with a variety of its most beloved characters. The 1,367-piece set includes Bert, Ernie, Grouch, Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster, and locations such as Hooper’s Store, Bert and Ernie’s apartment, Elmo’s room, and Big Bird’s nest. The set will retail for US $119.99 | CAN $149.99 | UK £109.99 and will be available from LEGO starting Nov. 1. Be sure to check out our full, hands-on review of the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) published earlier today.

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Come and Play! LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) [Review]

If you were lucky, part of your pre-school experience was spending quality time learning from the humans and fuzzy monsters on Sesame Street. If you’re like me, you found a friend in Cookie Monster, sang along with Ernie and Bert, and wished you could take a nap in Big Bird’s nest. If you’re younger than me, then you might have spent time in Elmo’s world. No matter your age, they were good times, to be sure. The latest Ideas set from LEGO, 123 Sesame Street (21324), gives us a new chance to revisit old friends, and maybe make some new ones along the way. This 1,368-piece set will be available directly from LEGO.com and from LEGO stores starting November 1 for US $119.99 | CAN $149.99 | UK £109.99. The Brothers Brick was sent an early copy to review, and we’re eager to explore it with you. So come along, and let’s see who are the people in your neighborhood!

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LEGO Mindstorms 40413 Mini Robots Gift with Purchase set [Review]

After a seven-year hiatus, LEGO has come out with an all-new Mindstorms system. We took a look at the new 51515 Robot Inventor set last week, but when it went on sale yesterday via LEGO’s website and stores, it also included a matching gift with purchase. 40413 Mini Robots is available with any order over US $100 | CA $100 | UK £100 and includes 366 pieces. The promo runs until Nov. 1 or while supplies last. The set builds tiny versions of the five robots from the full-size Robot Inventor Mindstorms kit to let everyone get a piece of the new Mindstorms, whether you intend to plunk down $360 for the big kit or not.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 17, 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 October 2020.

We build robots with the new LEGO Mindstorms kit. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.



TBB REVIEWS: This week we learn all about the new Mindstorms Robot Inventor set featuring the first major update to the system in seven years.


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 10, 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 October 2020

We take a look at the list of new sets coming out for the month of October. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS: This week we saw the reveal of an upcoming Mindstorms Porche model, had a sip of blue milk with the exclusive new Luke Skywalker minifig and perused the list of new sets coming out in October!


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:

The next generation of LEGO robotics: Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor [Review]

The year 2013 feels like eons ago. After all, a lot can happen in 7 years, and that’s how long it’s been since Mindstorms EV3 arrived on the scene. Now it’s beyond high-time for the long-awaited successor to LEGO’s premier robotics platform to hit the stage. Back in June when LEGO Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor was revealed, some people were ecstatic, but many were unimpressed with the features of the new system. In this review, we’ll take a deep dive to see if this set proves that you shouldn’t judge a bot by its cover. Robot Inventor contains 949 pieces and will be available beginning October 15 for US $359.99 | CAN $459.99 | UK £329.99.

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LEGO Lab unveils 515153 Mindstorms Porsche set [News]

According to the LEGO Lab news page, a new LEGO Mindstorms set, 515153 Mindstorms Porsche, is in the works. The set is based on 2019’s LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR set. Unlike the original set, which had no motorized functions, the new edition comes with the latest LEGO Mindstorms motors and sensors, which were revealed along with the announcement of the new generation of the system back in June.

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New LEGO sets available in October 2020 prepares you for early Christmas shopping [News]

The sets released in October 2020 is an early shopping list reminder for the coming Christmas celebrations. The themed choices include a Christmas 2-in-1 wreath, tree ornaments and the Brickheadz nutcracker and the general availability of the LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina. An unexpected surprise is the Toad’s Special Hideaway expansion set from the LEGO® Super Mario™ universe which was meant to be an SDCC exclusive now cancelled and released on the LEGO store (US only). This also means that it will not be available in all regions.

Click to see the October 2020 releases