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!!
As 2018 comes to an end, we can’t help but look back and reflect on what an amazing news year it has been for the LEGO community. From old themes coming back to some of the largest LEGO sets ever released, The Brothers Brick has brought you credible LEGO news from all over. So let’s look back at the year and see what made the biggest splash as we analyze the top 10 LEGO news articles of 2018.
Click to reveal the Top 10 most read LEGO news stories of 2018
A brief video teaser featuring the Blizzard’s Overwatch game’s lead designer, Jeff Kaplan, assembling a LEGO Tracer minifigure has just been published via the developer’s official social media channels. This appears to be the first official look at the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets since Activision-Blizzard’s announcement of the licensing back in May. Unfortunately, no official release date has been given yet, but we can’t wait to see all the new LEGO sets! Edit: The new Overwatch sets are available for pre-order, shipping January 1.
Watch the teaser below:
Want to get a HUGE head start on that Christmas shopping instead of doing it the day before? Did you miss out on the 40254 Nutcracker set during the last Black Friday promotion? Well you’re in luck, because this weekend from July 28-29th, LEGO Shop at Home US is hosting a “Christmas in July” sale where you will receive the nutcracker set free with purchases over $99 US. There are a couple of sets on sale as well including the popular 10259 Winter Village Station and the Ninjago Quake Mech. Use this link or click the image below to see the sets on sale and make your purchases while supporting The Brothers Brick at the same time!
Lego has just revealed two new sets from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: one from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, featuring Aragog the spider, and another from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, which is the latest of the sets being released for this November’s new movie (following 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape). These sets should be available this August as part of the summer wave.
Click here to see all the photos of these new sets!
Today is turning out to be quite the day for LEGO BrickHeadz fans as another new BrickHeadz set has been revealed by LEGO. This new 41622 Ghostbusters BrickHeadz set features Peter Venkman, Bill Murray’s character in the movie, and an adorable lime green slimer who appears to be enjoying some hot dogs. The set should be released this summer alongside the new Harry Potter BrickHeadz announced earlier today.
Be sure to check back with The Brothers Brick as we fly off to New York for LEGO’s unveiling of all their summer and fall LEGO sets, later this week!
And if you like these official LEGO Ghostbusters BrickHeadz, check out some of the fan-built versions we’ve featured below.
The full range of LEGO sets for Jurassic World is now available in the US LEGO online store. If you’ve been waiting for these, now’s the time to get your hands on them. We’ve highlighted a few fan favourites below that we’d think you’d want to grab early.
Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 129.99 USD 1019 Pieces
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Jurassic dinosaurs are also making a comeback this year, not just Harry Potter! LEGO have unveiled the complete line-up of 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tie-in sets. The product images, part counts, prices and descriptions are all revealed below. The sets have been unveiled ahead of this year’s summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, so for anyone sensitive to spoilers try not to look to hard at the images as there are some dinosaurs included.
Click here to see the Jurassic World sets
We announced the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions line-up last month, but Ford have shared a few more images of two Ford LEGO vehicles to get the adrenaline pumping. The new LEGO Speed Champions M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car and 1968 Mustang Fastback will be available from March 1, 2018, priced at €14.99/£12.99/
Photo: Drew Gibson
The 203 piece set includes a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, authentic miniature race-graphics and a driver minifigure with helmet and racing overalls that can be placed inside the car through the removable windshield.
Photo: Drew Gibson Click to see more images of the Ford Speed Champions vehicles
LEGO has finally reveled first official pictures of the biggest set of the Solo: A Star Wars Story line-up – a brilliant 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. The 1,414 piece set comes with a young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, a new female character called Qi’ra and a Kessel droid, along with two additional characters that LEGO isn’t revealing to avoid spoilers. This stunning white and blue version of the fastest piece of garbage in the whole Galaxy has a price tag of $169.99 and will be available in stores on April 20.
Click here to see the rest of picture including the minifgures!
Our friends over at New Elementary are holding a contest in honour of the reintroduction of teal-coloured LEGO elements by LEGO. There are some great prizes to be won, including two Grand Prize winners receiving a copy of 10260 Downtown Diner. The competition is based on the ‘Mark Stafford Killed Teal’ story (if you do not know this story, it is explained on the competition page), and a previous build of mine that jokingly showed Mark Stafford killing Teal by sweeping it into a furnace.
Your entry should be a LEGO creation depicting the following: How might Mark Stafford kill teal again? The closing date is 22 February 2018, so there’s still time to get building and enter. All the details, rules and entry form can be found over on New Elementary’s contest page.