Brickset birdie blogged by Brothers Brick

Brickset birdie blogged by Brothers Brick

The other day I reviewed 30545 Fish Free Builds and built a few simple models with its 39 pieces, including this little bird. They were simple builds, after all I only had a few pieces to play with, and I stated in the article that "they are not going to be troubling the editors over at Brothers Brick any time soon". As it turns out, the bird did catch their attention and it was feature [...]

Random set of the day: 12 Volt Motor

Random set of the day: 12 Volt Motor

Today's random set is 880 12 Volt Motor, released in 1979. It's one of 12 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 22 pieces.It's owned by 225 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

The LEGO Movie 2 Experience at LEGOLAND California

The LEGO Movie 2 Experience at LEGOLAND California

A week ago, LEGOLAND California opened up The LEGO Movie 2 Experience for families to check out. It is basically a replica of the actual LEGO “set” that was used in a few scenes for TLM2, similar to what LEGOLAND has for the first movie. In addition, if you go there is weekend, February 23-24, LEGOLAND will also be doing The LEGO Movie Days which are more activities to do. I’ll b [...]

Behind the scenes of  BrickLink's AFOL designer program

Behind the scenes of BrickLink's AFOL designer program

We've been keeping you informed about BrickLink's innovative crowdfunding AFOL Designer Program over the last few months, which is currently in the pre-order phase. Ten of the 16 models have reached their funding target, including my favourite The LEGO Story, and a week or so ago Beyond the Brick published a video filmed in Billund that goes behind the scenes of how the models were select [...]

Blocks Issue 53 available now

Blocks Issue 53 available now

Here's the press release: Blocks Issue 53 goes behind the scenes of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Blocks magazine talks to the key creatives behind The LEGO Movie 2 to get the inside scoop on the animated film, while taking a look at the sets it inspired. With The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part playing in cinemas, Blocks magazine speaks to Director Mike Mitchell and Co-Director Trisha Gu [...]

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle expanded

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle expanded

The #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is a seriously impressive set with over 6,000 pieces, and an overall size of over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep. This massive set features the Great Hall, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Chessboard Chamber, the Room of Requirement, the Chamber […] [...]

LEGO retail design team wants adult shopper insights

LEGO retail design team wants adult shopper insights

This has just been posted on the LEGO Ambassador Network blog: The LEGO Retail Design team is very excited to hear from adults about their shopping experiences and expectations and how we can make the experience even better! Around the world there are different types of LEGO Stores (LBR and LCS) with the goal of providing an inspiring, interactive, creative and fun experience for kids and adults [...]

A history of Technic axles (1)

A history of Technic axles (1)

Following on from last week's riveting article about Technic pins I thought I'd tackle axles this week. There's a lot of them so I'll do so in two parts: normal axles in this article and modified ones in part two. I don't think that they are as exciting as pins but nevertheless it's interesting to look at their evolution and the exotic colours they were produced in during [...]

Random set of the day: Airport Security Squad

Random set of the day: Airport Security Squad

Today's random set is 1475 Airport Security Squad, released in 1991. It's one of 25 Town sets produced that year. It contains 123 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$10. It's owned by 409 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permi [...]

LEGO Retail Design Team Wants Adult Shopper Insights

LEGO Retail Design Team Wants Adult Shopper Insights

If you have a few extra minutes, LEGO is running a survey to learn more about shoppers at LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Certified Stores. The insight could help enhance the shopping experience at LEGO Stores by implementing some of the things that were suggested in the survey. The LEGO® Retail Design team is very excited to hear from adults about their shopping experiences and expectations and how we [...]

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

Amazon has updated their listing for the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition to show an image of the exclusive minifigure that will be coming with it. The image now shows Finn in a Bacta Suit which is seen in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. This version of Finn is not in any set so completionists will want to get this book for the minifig, unless you just get it by itself on the s [...]

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition exclusive minifigure revealed!

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition exclusive minifigure revealed!

Amazon has published an updated image of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition, revealing that this exclusive minifigure will be Finn wearing the bacta suit from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This book will become available on the 4th of April and can already be pre-ordered in the UK. Which minifigure would you most like to see in future LEGO Star Wars books? Let us know in the comments. [...]

Issue 3 of Brick Fanatics Magazine out now

Issue 3 of Brick Fanatics Magazine out now

Here's the press release: Issue 3 of Brick Fanatics Magazine includes a discussion with the LEGO Group about their collaboration with Overwatch, and a brand new How To section. Monthly LEGO magazine Brick Fanatics Magazine is dedicated to building your world of LEGO. Each edition of the magazine – available in single issues, 12-issue subscription offers and 24-issue subscription offers [...]

Latest LEGO Ideas review results & more!

Latest LEGO Ideas review results & more!

Over the past months, the LEGO Ideas review board has been eagerly reviewing the ten creative product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September 2018. A couple of days ago, the LEGO Ideas review team announced two projects that will be produced as official LEGO sets. See details below. ?? Steamboat Willie by […] [...]

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) Now Available on Shop@Home

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) Now Available on Shop@Home

The new LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) is now available for purchase on Shop@Home for VIP members. The set has 748 pieces and retails for $59.99. I’ve written up a fairly thorough comparison between the LEGO Ideas project and the official set if you’re on the fence about it. Please use the following links to make your purchase as it does help support the site. USA | Canada | UK | [...]

The Flinstsones available now

The Flinstsones available now

The latest LEGO Ideas set 21316 The Flintstones is now available to VIPs at shop.LEGO.com. It's packed with fun features and fantastic figures as you can see in our review. Please use these links to place your order: USA (£59.99) | Canada ($79.99) | UK (£54.99) | Germany (59.99€) | France (59.99€) Thank you! Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication p [...]

Random set of the day: AT-ST & Snowspeeder

Random set of the day: AT-ST & Snowspeeder

Today's random set is 4486 AT-ST & Snowspeeder, released in 2003. It's one of 20 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 76 pieces, and its retail price was US$4/£3.99. It's owned by 5545 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.Continue reading »© 2019 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission. [...]

LEGO Overwatch Amazon Sales

LEGO Overwatch Amazon Sales

The new Paris assault map patch is now live for Overwatch and to connect that with LEGO, Amazon currently has a sale on the LEGO Overwatch sets. Some of these sales I’ve already reported on but some of the sets have even better discounts than before. Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970) – $12.00/20% off Hanzo vs. Genji (75971) – $15.99/20% off Dorado Showdown (75972) – $23.99/20% [...]

Review: 30545 Fish Free Builds

Review: 30545 Fish Free Builds

The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Birmingham currently has a veritable smorgasbord of polybags for sale, including a number of 2019 releases. I had the opportunity to visit at the weekend so I availed myself of the opportunity to acquire them. Among them was 30545 Fish Free Builds - Make It Yours, which costs £2.50 for 39 parts. It might not seem like terrific value but it provides a lot of [...]

LEGO Movie Maker set, app & challenge!

LEGO Movie Maker set, app & challenge!

One of the recently released sets for The LEGO Movie 2 is the #70820 LEGO Movie 2 Movie Maker. This is the third LEGO Movie Maker set, after the #853650 LEGO Batman Movie Maker, and the #853702 LEGO Ninjago Movie Maker. All three of the sets feature a brick-built movie stage, a double-sided cardboard backdrop […] [...]