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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.

Minifigure murder mystery in a magnificient mansion

The two things that stood out first in this build by XBrickmonster were the imperfect walls and the intricate windows made of LEGO elements ranging from claws and minfigure hands to tails and even Technic pins. That aside, the scene itself is a grand mystery waiting to be solved by our two detectives. While I leave the hard part to the experienced folks, I’m still trying to solve how that yellow frog got up there on the beams of the roof.

Murder in the Study

LEGO Store offering double VIP points from now until the end of March [News]

The LEGO Store is offering double VIP points on all purchases through the end of the month, ending on March 31st. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some new sets like the sleek 10265 Ford Mustang, LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones, or the massive 70840 Apocalypseburg. There are region-specific links below for the LEGO Shop online, or you could peruse our guide to all the new LEGO sets launched earlier this year.

LEGO partners with NimbleBit to create the LEGO Tower mobile game [News]

Fans of NimbleBit’s popular mobile game Tiny Tower will soon have a chance to make their blocky, pixelated world out of LEGO. The new game, LEGO Tower, challenges you to build a skyscraper with apartments and businesses for your digital minifigures to live, work and play in with one huge elevator that connects them all. The game will be available starting this summer.

Interested tower builders can also visit LEGO Ideas on March 26th to find out how their creations can be featured in the new mobile game.

Click to get a closer look at the new LEGO Tower mobile game

LEGO Star Wars 75227 Darth Vader Bust revealed as Star Wars Celebration and Target REDcard exclusive [News]

LEGO has revealed 75227 Darth Vader Bust, another set in their Star Wars 20th Anniversary lineup. The exclusive set contains 327 pieces and will retail for $39.99 US. The set will initially be available at Star Wars Celebrations, with limited general availability to Target REDcard members on April 11th.

Click here for the complete press release and pictures of the front and back of the LEGO Darth Vader Bust

LEGO reveals Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 [News]

LEGO has revealed the full line-up from the much-anticipated second Disney Collectible Minifigures series, including characters from Frozen, Hercules, Aladdin, Nightmare Before Christmas and more. The collection includes 18 characters from many beloved Disney films and will be available from LEGO and other toy retailers starting May 1st for $3.99 US | £2.99 UK | 4.99 CAN.

Hot off the heels of the LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie set announcement, it might as well be Disney week in all things LEGO. We have your first look at all the new Disney minifigures right here, including close up photos of each character.

Click to see all the new LEGO Disney minifigures

Details of LEGO Ideas Disney 21317 Steamboat Willie set including retro Mickey and Minnie Mouse [News]

LEGO has revealed 21317 Steamboat Willie, the next LEGO Ideas set featuring retro-Mickey and Minnie Mouse minifigures as well as the iconic S.S. Willie steamboat. The boat’s steam pipes bounce up and down and the paddle wheels rotate as the set is pushed forward. The set comes with 751 pieces and will be available starting April 1st for US $89.99 | UK £79.99 | CA $119.99 | EU €89.99.

The monochromatic set comes only a month after it was selected to be one of the next LEGO Ideas products, a shockingly fast turnaround in comparison to previous LEGO Ideas sets. The set is also quite an upgrade from the original submission. Continue reading to see all the official photos, or take a closer look at the insides and build process in our review of 21317 Steamboat Willie.

Click to see all the details of the Steamboat Willie LEGO Ideas set

Mickey Mouse makes his 1928 debut in LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie [Review]

Only a few weeks since the set was announced in the second round of LEGO Ideas reviews from 2018, 21317 Steamboat Willie will be available to buy from April 1st. The final set design is very different from the Ideas project which inspired it, and, with all respect to the original model, the improvements are significant. Mickey’s paddle steamer is much larger and more detailed than the original microscale design.

The set has 751 pieces, features black & white retro minifigures of Mickey and Minnie, and is available from April 1st for US $89.99 | UK £79.99 | CA $119.99 | EU €89.99.

Click here to read our full hands-on review of LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for March 17, 2019 [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 third week of March 2019.

This life-size LEGO Ford Anglia from set 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow is making its debut at London Comic Con. How many pieces did it take to build? Read on to find out.


TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: LEGO news was slim this week, but we still have a few good sales, a new gift with purchase and some awesome instructions, just for you.


Big Build: Ford Anglia – LEGO Harry Potter

Check out this magical Ford Anglia made completely out of LEGO bricks! ✨????

Posted by LEGO on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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:
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Popular LEGO sets discounted on Amazon US [News]

A few sets from various themes from LEGO Ideas, to Harry Potter to Star Wars, are at a decent discounted price on Amazon that may the right price for you if you do not already have them in your collection.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187 | 1106 Pcs | $58.33 USD (42% Discount)

Click to see more sets on discount

30542 Cute Pug polybag now free gift with purchase from LEGO, with double VIP points on a few cars [News]

The LEGO Store has launched two new gift-with-purchase promotions lasting through the weekend. The adorably humorous 30542 Cute Pug polybag is free with purchases of $35 or more online or in LEGO Stores through 11:59pm EST on March 17th.

The second gift-with-purchase offer is in-stores only and not available online. You can get a Build a Minifigure Pack for only $5 (half off the normal price) with purchases of $40 or more through March 17th as well. LEGO stores just got in a few new minifigure pieces not seen before in any set, so dig through what is available to see what treasure you can find.


Double VIP Points

Additionally, LEGO is offering double VIP points on the 42093 Technic  Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 75893 Speed Champions 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T through the end of March.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for March 10, 2019 [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 March 2019.

LEGO has built a life-size Bugatti Chiron out of Technic pieces before but has done it again with a new one made of standard bricks. Read on to find out where this model is on display.


TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: Spoiler alert for the Avengers: Endgame product reveals below, plus check out some awesome instructions for another space vehicle.


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:
Click to read even more LEGO news

HispaBrick Magazine issue 032 now available for free download [News]

In case you didn’t know, today is International Women’s Day! As tribute and in celebration of all the wonderful women in the LEGO community, HispaBrick’s latest issue showcases articles and interviews featuring incredible female builders and designers from all over the world.

Guys and gals alike will appreciate this issue. I’ve had a chance to read it myself, and as a female builder, it makes me proud of how much we bring to the table in a community somewhat dominated by the guys. But genders aside, the current issue is something everyone can learn and benefit from. Particularly intriguing is the interview with a few of the designers who are responsible for your favorite Collectible Minifigures. Best of all, the magazine is completely free to download.

Here’s Hispabrick’s press release:

Today is International Women’s Day, and the HispaBrick Magazine team has worked hard to create aspecial themed issue to participate in this celebration. HispaBrick Magazine 032 celebrates the Female Fan of LEGO (FFOL) in many different ways. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter. To promote this theme we have invited Regina Mateos Rodilla to write an editorial as well as an article about what being a fan of LEGO means to her. We have also included interviews with female builders like Sachiko Akinaga, Mariann Asunama, Alice Finch and Jessica Farrell. Karine Linder from Stuck in Plastic has provided us with some insights from photographers like @by_a.n.n.a and @lady_brick. We interviewed Tara Wike and Austin Carlson who work for LEGO on the collectible minifigures series, and Asha Seshan and Anika Brandsma talk about their passion for LEGO Robotics. Patricia Tsoiasue talks about 2×4 Day, and Evelyn gives us an insider look into how some kids live their LEGO passion. This and much more makes for another issue full of different and engaging LEGO-related content. To underscore this celebration, we have decided to make this a free issue (like all the previous issues), so come over and download it from our website at no cost whatsoever. Spread the word: it’s free!!