From the ashes of a Fiat 500 comes an Auburn 851

I believe “totally stoked” is the correct medical term used to describe some of us when LEGO came out with the 盛通彩票登陆10271 Fiat 500 set. It’s an iconic little car, which would have been exciting enough but heart palpitations reached critical max when it was realized the set would be primarily comprised of a rare light-yellow color. This meant builders could come up with our own lemony-bright creations in due time. Australian automotive engineer loves a challenge. (You have no idea!) An Instagram follower asked him to do this and he answered the call of duty using only parts from a Fiat 500 set (or two) to build this 1935 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster. The doors open and I particularly love that the convertible top works using the same canvas part from the set.

盛通彩票登陆It’s right behind us, isn’t it?

盛通彩票登陆A step into the portal should have been the beginning of an adventure on another world。 Instead, it was the expedition into a nightmare。 Or at least that’s what builder would have you believe with his newest LEGO model。

盛通彩票登陆Not only are these intrepid explorers unaware of the monstrosity behind them, but they’re also in the dark about the fabulous building job on Bart’s creation! This landscape is truly unearthly, with black spiky plants pushing their way out of the ground and forgotten stone arches pointing to dangers left and right. The monster itself is a clever use of ancient Bionicle pieces. I like the wheels around the eye sockets as a gruesome bone-like skeletal superstructure. Very frightening. Very cool.

盛通彩票登陆A towering special delivery

One of the best things about the LEGO fandom is how we can all build off of each other. (Inadvertent LEGO pun is inadvertent, but worth keeping.) This mighty tower by , for example, was inspired by the techniques developed by . But there’s more to this build than just the underlying structure. Check out those great vines and those equally impressive spindly trees. Although there are minimal other landscape details, you can’t help but be pulled into the scene. What’s up with the approaching skeletal rider? Friend? Foe? Part-time USPS worker? It’s up to the viewer to decide.

If you’re looking for more cool towers, I suggest a quick stroll through our archives!

LEGO GWP 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute: A Christmas Carol [Review]

Two years ago, LEGO released a set based on an interesting new concept to celebrate great minds who had an influence on our childhoods. Titled Creative Personalities (40291), it focused on the famed children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. It’s taken LEGO awhile to return to this theme, but this holiday season they’re releasing the second in the series, Charles Dickens Tribute (40410). Based on Dickens’ beloved short story A Christmas Carol, the 332-piece set will be free with purchases over  |  |  from LEGO.com and in LEGO stores. It will be available first to VIP members Nov. 20-21, and then available as part of the company’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from Nov. 27-30. Let’s take a closer look.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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盛通彩票登陆LEGO reveals new Super Mario sets for 2021, bringing Tanooki, Wiggler, and more [News]

Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the second wave of its Super Mario sets, revealing five new sets and 10 new Series 2 blind bags that bring a host of new characters and locations to the build-it-yourself augmented reality game. Slated to hit store shelves starting January 1, 2021, the sets will still require the purchase of the original 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course  |  | , but bring new functionality to the game system with a variety of play features.

盛通彩票登陆The Master Your Adventure Maker Set adds a yellow starter pipe that enables a time-challenge mode of play, where you’ll need to rush your Mario through the course as quickly as possible. Two new Power-Up suits for Mario are also coming to the mix: Penguin Mario, which will enable sliding, and Tanooki Mario for spinning. The new wave also introduces a new biome (in addition to the water (blue), fire (red), sand (yellow), and grass (green) from wave 1. The new poisonous Soda Jungle biome will be purple.

Check out all the new sets below.

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Nurse and protect at all costs

Who could forget all of the valiant efforts of IG-11 during season one of Disney’s streaming series The Mandalorian? With this LEGO model, reminds us all of IG-11’s commitment to his programming: to nurse and protect everyone’s favorite child.

We’ve got a brick-built speeder, brick-built IG droid, and even a brick-built child in this vignette。 The builder utilizes some small and pretty common elements such as slopes, wing pieces, bricks, 1×1 cones, and cylinders to create a pretty sleek white and grey imperial speeder。 The limited color scheme for the speeder and droid allow the sand green and tan colored elements utilized for the child portion of the build to really pop against the rest of the model。 Overall this is a great build capturing an intense moment in the series。

Say Ciao to this charming Italian villa

is no stranger to The Brothers Brick and their latest creation definitely deserves a mention. If this were a modular I’d buy it in a heartbeat. There are quite a few features that set this creation apart so let’s dive into it!

The roof design on both of the buildings is amazing. For the taller building, 1×1 round bricks are used to represent roof shingles while on the shorter building were used. The window treatments are different but equally stunning with the white building utilizing to adorn the windows and on the tan buildings we have arches combined with . Tying it all together, both buildings use the and have been used to add texture to the walls. There are also a lot of and tiles used to represent broken pavement. Last but not least, I love a building with plants trailing the facade, in real life and in LEGO life. And this one looks lush with all those plant parts added to it.

LEGO 76382 Harry Potter Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class playset revealed [News]

LEGO just revealed the Harry Potter 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class playset on its . It features a brick-built book opening to unveil the scene within. It comes with 241 pieces and 3 minifigures featuring Professor McGonagall, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. 3 other similar designed books are slated to be released as a complete collection. Priced at USD 29.99 and slated for release on January 1st 2021.

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Amazon (US) save $10 when you spend $50 offer and other LEGO sets on 20% discount [News]

Amazon (US) has a where spending $50 will save you $10 ongoing at the moment. There are a total of 72 qualifying items (at time of writing). If you do the math, this is just another way of promoting a 20% discount.  Some of these sets are already on discount, and the promotion is stackable. There are a number of other sets that are already at 20% off, and this promotion will widen your choice and flexibility to select from the rest of the non-discounted sets. We’ve highlighted a few favourites of ours that we think may be a good buy or perhaps for the upcoming holidays Christmas sock stuffings.

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盛通彩票登陆A tiny cyberpunk car with big style

LEGO builders frequently take inspiration from video games. This cute little car by , from the upcoming CD Projekt game Cyberpunk 2077, looks like it rolled right off the assembly line. It wouldn’t surprise me if this compact vehicle, which is probably electric, turned out to be the fastest car on the block and it’s probably packing some serious heat as well.

This tiny LEGO furniture is made out of books

has been playing with the LEGO and to create some tiny furniture. The outcome is really pretty! Not only the book binding got the furniture treatment, but the element got incorporated into the build as well. According to the description, connecting the books can be quite the challenge. I am really curious to how these are constructed. So if your castle or house interior needs to be spruced up, go and buy yourself some books!

Mix that funky music

I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about music, but I’m sure many are familiar with what an audio mixer looks like – lots of switches and lights, the functions of with I’m personally not familiar with at all。 However, as a person who gravitates towards gadgets, these switchboards certainly do look cool to me, or maybe LEGO model of one makes them look cooler than they are。

盛通彩票登陆The switchboard body uses some standard bricks, tiles, and slopes in black assembled via the SNOT (studs not on top) technique. This build is part of an Iron Builder challenge, the seed part is the with bar in dark red, but there are many other interesting small elements utilized here such as the broad-brimmed castle which serve as dials and the technic in yellow. Of course, I am a fan of trans-clear elements, and Snyder has thrown in a few of those like the minifigure heads at the far left and some light pieces that look exactly like LED lights. Snyder’s model certainly makes me want to learn more about these cool pieces of tech and how exactly they work.