Category Archives: News

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.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 22, 2017 [News]

In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the fourth week of October 2017.

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TBB NEWS: It has been a slow news week, but we still got launched into space and have a few days left to get double VIP points at the LEGO Shop online.


OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week only had a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

Back in February, we shared the news that LEGO Ideas chose Maia Weinstock’s Women of NASA project as one of their newest additions to the LEGO family. Today, LEGO is unveiling 21312 Women of NASA, available November 1. The primarily minifigure set has 231 pieces, and will retail for $24.99 USD.

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The model, similar to LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute, includes four minifigures based on real-life NASA pioneers: astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman; computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton; astronaut, physicist, and entrepreneur Sally Ride; and astronaut, physician, and engineer Mae Jemison.

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21312 Women of NASA also includes three mini-builds illustrating three areas of science including programming software for the space program, a model of the Hubble Space Telescope and a mini Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages

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More photos and info about 21312 Women of NASA after the jump

Creations for Charity 2017 sale starts now [News]

The annual Creations for Charity sale has just started, and from now until the end of November you can buy a custom Lego creation to raise money to provide Lego sets for underprivileged children. Visit creationsforcharity.org to learn more about the organization and find out how you can donate a creation.

Take a look at some of the items for sale this year and keep in mind that new creations will be added regularly until the end of the fundraiser on November 30th.

Creations for Charity store now open!

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 15, 2017 [News]

In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of October 2017.

TBB NEWS: This is your last chance to win a UCS Millennium Falcon and to get double VIP points at the LEGO Shop online! Hurry!


OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had quite a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.

Double VIP points + a cart load of freebies from the LEGO Shop [News]

The LEGO Shop online started its latest Double VIP Points event earlier today, with a number of other promos running alongside. In addition to 2x VIP points, which works out to approximately 10% off the current purchase usable toward a future purchase, LEGO is giving away a number of gifts with purchase. The main promo set is 40178, which includes a brick-built LEGO VIP card and a vignette-style section of a LEGO Store.

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You can also get a free Paleolithic pair of people (the Collectible Minifigure cave man and cave woman in a special cave box), free Lloyd minifig from The LEGO Ninjago Movie (with any purchase over $50), and a free LEGO Friends Tic-Tac-Toe set (with the purchase of any Friends purchase of $20 or more).

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 8, 2017 [News]

In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the second week of October 2017.

TBB NEWS: It seems like BrickHeadz are taking over the world! Each week brings us new funny characters and this one is no exception.


Ultimate LEGO Star WarsOTHER LEGO NEWS: Here are some of the most noticeable LEGO-related events that happened during the last 7 days.

BrickCon 2017 happens in Seattle this weekend! [News]

This weekend Seattle Center Exhibition Hall will be swarming with some of the best LEGO builders from all four corners of the globe as BrickCon 2017 welcomes guests for its 16th time!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS for the public exhibition, if you haven’t That way you won’t have to stay in line as long when you get there. And when you’re done enjoying all the creations and have blown your wad at the vendor stalls, remember that the Seattle Center is at your disposal for fun and frolicking.

The public exhibition runs from 10-4 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday. BrickCon is the home convention of the Brothers Brick, so most of us will there for the festivities (we’re the dweebs in the green shirts!). Will the lemur be there too? Who can say ;-)

Creations for Charity now accepting donations for the 2017 fundraiser

Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of custom Lego builds for its 9th annual fundraiser. From now until mid-November, you can donate a creation to sell and raise money to buy Lego sets for children in need. Take a look at their donations from last year and find out how you can make a donation. This year, the nonprofit organization is planning to expand their donation locations to areas that were affected by the recent natural disasters in North America. Visit creationsforcharity.org for more info.

Creations for Charity 2017 now accepting donations

Ultimate LEGO Star Wars book now available – exclusive interview with the authors [News]

Ultimate LEGO Star WarsDK has just released Ultimate LEGO Star Wars, a completely new large-format reference book written by The Brothers Brick’s Senior Editor Chris Malloy and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Becraft.

The authors will be holding panel discussions and signings over the coming weeks, including at BrickCon 2017 later this week in Seattle, and we’re pleased to bring our readers the very first interview with the authors.

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LEGO reveals Star Wars BrickHeadz exclusive for New York Comic Con [News]

LEGO is releasing another exclusive set for this year’s New York Comic Con, revealed today to be the first Star Wars BrickHeadz. Set 41498, Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite, has 329 pieces and will be sold for $40, but is only available at the convention. There’s no word on how many sets will be available, but it’s likely to be a very small number.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 1, 2017 [News]

In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the first week of October 2017.

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TBB NEWS: LEGO revealed a massive new Batman Joker set, and we have your inside scoop to all things LEGO House related. Plus, you could win tickets to BrickCon!


OTHER LEGO NEWS: This week had quite a few other interesting LEGO-related news articles. Here are the best of the rest.

Win tickets to the BrickCon 2017 Public Exhibition in Seattle [Giveaway]

BrickCon 2017 in Seattle is about a week away, and we are giving away tickets to the public exhibition! Come see the amazing creations that builders from all around the world have brought to BrickCon. (You may even see some of your favorite writers from The Brothers Brick roaming around in our bright green shirts!)

The BrickCon 2017 Public Exhibition is open Saturday Oct, 7 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10am to 3pm, located at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

You can get your tickets online now, but if they sell out you can try to win some from The Brothers Brick! We are giving away three family packs of four tickets each, good for entry on either Saturday or Sunday at any time.

The contest runs from today until 11:59 on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Leave a comment below about what you are most excited about seeing at BrickCon 2017. We’ll randomly select three entries Thursday morning and then notify the winners. Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the will call window at the BrickCon Exhibition Hall beginning Saturday morning.


(For builders attending the convention, check out these last minute reminders to register your creations and sign up for games before the deadline at the end of the week.)