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LEGO Technic 42122 Jeep Wrangler: the ultimate 4×4 to fit your wallet [Review]

The most iconic offroader of all time has now joined the LEGO pantheon. The is the first time in decades LEGO has licensed the classic brand whose name is nearly synonymous with 4×4. (A few old bear the Jeep name, but are so rudimentary the resemblance is weak at best.) When I first heard about the new Jeep set, I assumed it would be the American counterpart to last year’s excellent Technic 42110 Land Rover Defender, a massive 2,500-piece set. However, the Jeep has more modest aims, coming in at just 665 pieces. It features functional steering, suspension, and a winch. It will be available starting January 1, 2021, for | | .

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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Designer Video of the LEGO Modular Police featuring Chris McVeigh and Ashwin Visser [News]

The annual anticipation of LEGO Modulars was unveiled last week with the showcase of a Police Station. We get the rare insights from designer 盛通彩票登陆:Chris McVeigh and Ashwin Visser on the play features and fun easter eggs in the set.

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LEGO Star Wars 75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter & 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter [Review]

With Ultimate Collector Series and recent 4+ sets for younger builders aside, LEGO Star Wars starfighters like X-wings and TIE fighters have maintained a consistent trajectory of higher and higher part counts (with correspondingly greater levels of detail) over the past 20 years. The latest LEGO Star Wars sets move the part count in the opposite direction, with 75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter including 474 pieces with four minifigs ( | | ) and 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter including 432 plus three figures ( | | ). We’ll compare these January 2021 starfighters with the 盛通彩票登陆:2018 LEGO X-wing and 盛通彩票登陆:2018 TIE Fighter.

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

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LEGO unveils the legendary off-road Technic 42122 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon [News]

LEGO today unveiled the latest lineup in the new wave of Technic sets to be released next year with the introduction to yet another brand collaboration with Jeep featuring the Wrangler Rubicon. The set is slated to be released on January 1st on LEGO.com globally and priced at | | .

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LEGO celebrates 25th anniversary of LEGO video games with 10-part Bits N’ Bricks podcast [News]

December 2020 marks the 25th anniversary since the LEGO company’s first video game released. To celebrate the milestone, the company has produced a 10-part podcast series called that walk through the history of the plastic brick company’s foray into digital games, from Minecraft to LEGO Island and the LEGO Star Wars games, and everything in between. LEGO says they’ve been working on the show for more than a year, and have interviewed at least 120 people and researched more than 50 games in the course of production. The podcasts will be released weekly, with the inaugural episode launching today. The first episode is actually a teaser that’s not part of the main 10-part series, and along with a Christmas special in a few weeks, means the whole series will run for 12 weeks.

The podcast will be hosted by journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent. Crecente has a long history with video game journalism, having founded Kotaku and co-founded Polygon, and Vincent likewise has an impressive resume as an Emmy Award-winning documentary director for PBS.

Check out the timeline below to double-check your own LEGO video games knowledge, and you can read the whole press release and check out a gallery of images from classic LEGO games. Most of us probably thought LEGO Island was the first video game with the LEGO logo, but actually the original LEGO video game, released in 1995, was an educational game produced by SEGA for the Japanese market called Fun to Build. It was followed two years later by the much better known LEGO Island. Continue reading

LEGO 40370 Push-Along Steam Engine now available for sale [News]

Earlier this year in March, the 40370 Push-Along Steam Engine was a gift-with-purchase (GWP) that required a spend of USD $99. LEGO has now listed it as a direct for sale item and priced at and   (Not available in the UK Stores)

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LEGO reveals Series 21 minifigures featuring a Space Police, Beekeeper, Ladybug lady and more [News]

LEGO revealed today on their social media platforms the upcoming Collectible Minifigure Series 21. Consisting of 12 Minifigures instead of the usual 16 or more, the reasons for these limited number is not apparent at the moment. Based on past series trends, these should be available in January 2021. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for November 28, 2020

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 November 2020.

The Colosseum set gets a closer look as we review this massive building. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.


TBB NEWS: This week we saw the reveal of the LEGO Modular building, reviewed the Colosseum and harry Potter mosaic sets, cashed in on some Black Friday deals, checked out a list of new sets coming in 2021 and more!

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LEGO reveals 10278 Police Station as next in the Modular Buildings Collection [News]

LEGO has announced its 16th Modular building in the highly popular lineup first introduced in 2007. The upcoming set will be a Police Station with an intricate architectural flair, sandwiched between a donut shop and a newsstand. The box art transitions to the new 盛通彩票登陆:adult-themed dark background shades with an 18+ age guidance indicator, also a bump up from the 16+ age recommendation since the inception of the series, along with new Modular Buildings Collection branding.

The set comes with 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures and will retail for  | | €199 EU | $299.99 AU and will be available on January 1, 2021. This makes it the second-largest Modular building, following the special 10th-anniversary Assembly Square with 4,002 pieces.

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盛通彩票登陆:LEGO 10276 Colosseum [Review]

Recently, LEGO has been licensing numerous franchises and brands, from auto manufacturers to movies and cartoons. However, none of those collaborations is strong enough to result in the biggest LEGO product ever released. The truth is, LEGO is at its best when “licensing” Italian history and culture. And it’s not surprising: there are so many perfect things created by Italians, and they look even better when rendered with danish bricks. After numerous Ferrari cars, the recent 盛通彩票登陆:10271 Fiat 500, and even from Architecture theme, here comes the largest LEGO set released so far, 10276 Colosseum. Consisting of 9,036 pieces, it is almost 1,500 pieces bigger than the previous record-holder, Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon. The new set is available starting today, for | | , which is, in the US, $250 less than the original 75192 Millennium Falcon price tag. Let’s build and take a closer look at one of the most famous Italian landmarks.

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Deals go live for LEGO Black Friday – Win 1 million VIP points and up to 20% discounts [News]

Black Friday begins this weekend from the 27 and runs right through to the 30th of November, celebrating Cyber Monday, for a total of 4 straight days. That does not mean you should take it nice and slow as delectable deals tend to run out pretty fast. Promotions this year include a chance to win 1,000,000 VIP Points and a couple of Gift-With-Purchases to consider and of course, discounts up to 20% on selected items.

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LEGO Art mosaic 31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests [Review]

When we reviewed 盛通彩票登陆:31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man from the first wave of the new LEGO Art mosaic sets a few months ago, we talked about LEGO’s long history with mosaics, going all the way back to 1955. Despite being a considerably different build experience from the typical LEGO set, mosaics have enduring popularity, and LEGO is determined to keep up with that market, as the second wave of Art mosaic sets has already been revealed. Two new sets are launching January 1, 2021, from the Wizarding World and Disney franchises. Today we’re looking at the first of those sets, 31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests, which will retail for | | and includes 4,249 pieces. The set includes pieces to build the crests for any one of the four Hogwarts houses, and four copies of the set can be combined to build a giant Hogwarts School crest.

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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