Today we’re getting a first look at another of the upcoming Star Wars line. LEGO Star Wars set 75221 Imperial Landing Craft features the troop carrier landing on Tatooine. It’s a scene not pictured in the films, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and R2-D2 fend off the Imperial Sandtroopers. This is the second LEGO Imperial Land Craft, following a similarly scaled but less accurate version in 2007, 7659 Imperial Landing Craft. The set includes 5 minifigures: a Sandtrooper Squad Leader, Sandtrooper, Imperial Shuttle Pilot, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and R2-D2.
This is a great year for LEGO-loving Netflix subscribers, with two LEGO documentaries being released less than a month apart from one another! You might remember the special LEGO episode of the Toys That Made Us, which we reviewed at its release in May. The second documentary to roll into Netflix’s lineup is LEGO House – Home of the Brick. LEGO House is the LEGO Group’s own museum of play, designed to highlight both the company’s history and creative possibilities of the brick. Seven years in the making, LEGO House was designed by the Danish firm BIG and opened in September 2017. Home of the Brick is a 47-minute documentary that chronicles the journey the LEGO House took from its conception to last year’s grand opening.
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 June 2018.
TBB REVIEWS & EXCLUSIVES: Harry Potter is here, along with a few other sets, massive builds and provocative LEGO art.
- Review of LEGO Harry Potter 75956 Quidditch Match – Take a look at the new golden snitch as well as the fun play features in this first review of the upcoming Harry Potter sets.
- Review of LEGO City Arctic 60191 Arctic Exploration Team – This smallest set from the City Arctic line comes with a husky dog, three minifigures and a new hat!
- Exclusive: You can actually play this 1/2 scale Nintendo arcade cabinet made from over 15,000 LEGO pieces – Standing more than five feet tall, the videogame cabinet features brick-built graphics from the game Mario vs Donkey Kong 2.
- Exclusive: Homeless in Seattle – TBB’s builder-in-residence Iain Heath causes a stir with a provocative LEGO creation, highlighting Seattle’s homeless problem.
TBB NEWS: LEGO BrickHeadz are taking over!
- New LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz revealed, including Boba Fett – Star Wars BrickHeadz gets three more sets including Luke and Yoda, Princess Leia and finally Boba Fett!
- Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas are the latest addition to the BrickHeadz lineup – Do these count as Halloween or Christmas sets?
- Steve and Creeper are the next BrickHeadz duo to be released later this year – This was inevitable with BrickHeadz, and these characters are blockier than ever.
- LEGO The Incredibles game now available and is packed with supers – The newest fare from TT Games is now available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Incredibles 2 is out in theaters this weekend and is having a supersized biggest-opening-ever for a PG-rated film. In addition to the big screen success, the fun continues on the small screen with the release of LEGO The Incredibles game, the newest fare from TT Games, now available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $59.99 USD.
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Brickheadz releases are on a roll with LEGO recently. We now have Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas in the lineup. While there isn’t any release date announced just yet, we expect the price to be consistent with the other double pack sets at $19.99. Will this be part of your must-haves? Tell us what you think about them below.
The summer wave of LEGO City Arctic sets were released on June 1st, and we’ve already taken a look at the two highlights from the theme — the mammoth in 60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base and the saber-tooth in 60196 Arctic Supply Plane. But are there other hidden treasures in this chilly series of LEGO sets? The smallest set is 60191 Arctic Exploration Team at only $9.99 ($12.99 in Canada | £9.99 in the UK). The set includes 70 pieces with three minifigures, plus a husky dog.
We’ve been slightly giddy about the return of LEGO Harry Potter, especially after our chance to get a close-up look at the Fall Preview Event 2018 in New York. Well, now we’ve managed to get our hands on a copy of 75956 Quidditch Match and we’ll see if this set at least lives up to our high expectations of the returning line…
There is barely a day without news about the next BrickHeadz set, and here comes the next announcement by LEGO: a 41612 double pack will feature Steve and Creeper figures. Judging by the size of the set, we expect it to be priced at $19.99, just like any other BrickHeadz double pack. What do you think about the new set? Let us know in the comment section!
The large LEGO BrickHeadz family of movie characters is now joined by 4 more iconic figures. Announced on the LEGO’s Twitter feed today, three set, 41627 Luke and Yoda, 41628 Princess Leia and 41629 Boba Fett are to be released later this year. Although, the announcement doesn’t contain any information about the pricing, we presume both Princess Leia and Boba Fett will retail at $9.99, while Luke and Yoda will be priced at $14.99.
41627 Luke and Yoda
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 June 2018.
TBB FEATURES & REVIEWS: From reviews of some cold sets with extinct animals, to a field guide of extinct animals, I guess you can say this has been a prehistoric news week!
- TBB Exclusive: Fully lit LEGO Batman Wayne Manor with huge Batcave underneath stands over 6 feet tall – Take a look at this incredibly detailed creation by Brent Waller.
- TBB Field Guide to LEGO Dinosaurs: A Jurassic World Compendium – Let’s play with some dinosaurs! We have your complete guide to all the new dinos from Jurassic World.
- Review of 40291 Creative Personalities: Hans Christian Andersen – The brick-built storybook includes 307 pieces and two minifigs, and is free with purchases over $99.
- Review of LEGO City 60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base – This chilly set includes 786 pieces, six minifigures, and a frozen mammoth, available for $119.99.
- Review of LEGO City Arctic 60193 Arctic Air Transport – Check out the set that comes with the new saber-toothed tiger, 277 pieces and two minifigures.
TBB NEWS: IKEA and Apple are LEGO’s new partners, and The LEGO Movie 2 trailer has landed.
- IKEA announces new collaboration with LEGO – The two companies will be producing products aimed at bringing children and adults together, and hopefully some sorting shelves too.
- LEGO showcases Augmented Reality play with Apple’s ARKit 2 at WWDC – LEGO’s Director of Innovation showcased Apple’s new augmented reality capabilities this week.
- First look at the new Disney Little Mermaid BrickHeadz and more – LEGO is going under the sea with new Disney BrickHeadz 41623 Ariel & Ursula, coming with 361 pieces.
- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part trailer has arrived – Take a journey to the “Sis-Star” system, in the first trailer for the sequel to The LEGO Movie.
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:
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When the new wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets came out, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the dinosaurs. The children in us immediately began stomping them around and making roaring noises. Here at The Brothers Brick, we are not ashamed to say we get giddy while playing with toy dinosaurs. We’re also not ashamed to say we are serious nerds. After our dino-dueling escapades, we began to wonder how accurate they are to the real things. As far as scientists can hypothesize, that is. So we did some not-so-archaeological digging — after all, it’s palaeontologists who study dinosaurs, not archaeologists, as Andrew our Editor-in-Chief (and resident archaeology buff) likes to remind everybody!
As it turns out, there is a vast amount of knowledge that scientists have obtained from the fossils of these creatures. That being said, there is a lot of information that they still don’t know, as well as much heated debate on the truth about each one. The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchise has been both heavily criticized and applauded for its attempts at realism. But without getting too wrapped up in the debates, we’ll take a look at the best working knowledge of these dinosaurs. So put on your favorite leather vest or red bandana and paleontologist’s expedition hat, because away we go!
Today at Democratic Design Days, IKEA’s annual press event in Almhut, Sweden, IKEA announced that one of their new partnerships will be with the LEGO Group. Together, they will be producing a line of products aimed at bringing children and adults together. “We have a lot in common. Play is essential to kids, and we both believe that, so together the LEGO Group and IKEA, we really want to enable many more opportunities for play in the homes with children and their parents,” said Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President, Product Development, LEGO Group. In fact, the collaboration began with the toy company. LEGO approached IKEA and “asked if we wanted to play,” said Fredrika Inger, Business Area Manager for Children’s IKEA.