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LEGO News & Updates

All the latest news, reports and announcements from the LEGO world! Have something newsworthy? Submit here and we will post it. 🙂

July 2017 – new LEGO sets & promotions

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While we got a huge number of new LEGO sets in June (see: June 2017 – New LEGO Sets and Promotions, and reviews at the end of this post), LEGO also kept a few sets and promotions for July. If you need a break from all the summer outdoor activities, take a look at what […]

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LEGO contest for all ages: build a LEGO lab!

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In the past couple of summers, a UK-based company called Radleys has been running an interesting contest for LEGO fans, and this year they are opening up the challenge again. Radleys make scientific glassware and laboratory instruments for industrial and academic research facilities around the world. In other words, they are scientists, and they also […]

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Lettering with LEGO using new tile shapes

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As I mentioned a number of times before, one of my favorite LEGO blogs is New Elementary, run by British LEGO fan Tim Johnson (a.k.a. caperberry). Tim focuses on analyzing new LEGO pieces (thus the name of the blog) to discover their full potential. He looks at everything; shapes, colors, connection-points, compatibility, interaction with other […]

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Building LEGO furniture – The JOHN Collection

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If you like to build realistic LEGO houses, you know what a big difference nicely designed furniture can make. It can take a LEGO structure from simply being a toy, to becoming a sophisticated and realistic miniature model. Most official LEGO sets come with simple furniture pieces, however there are some LEGO themes that consistently […]

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How fan films shaped The LEGO Movie…

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Last week Vox Media released a very interesting documentary about how fan-created stop-motion films shaped The LEGO Movie and other official LEGO animations. The LEGO Movie was not just an amazing animation feat, but it was also built on the legacy of homemade fan movies. Throughout The LEGO Movie, there are many subtle and not-so-subtle references to […]

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LEGO E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial diorama

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was an immediate blockbuster when it was first released in 1982, and is still considered one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time. Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, the film captured the hearts and imagination of the generation growing up in the 1980s. Interestingly, even though E.T. includes everything from […]

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LEGO Architecture Dream Skylines Contest

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There is an interesting new contest at LEGO’s ReBrick website for LEGO Architecture fans. If you enjoy the LEGO Architecture collection, particularly the LEGO Architecture Skyline series, you may have already thought about recreating the skyline of your own favorite city. This contest is your opportunity to enter your model in a contest and for a chance to […]

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Discovering Easter eggs in LEGO sets

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(Written by E. B. – Eabs3) If you have been involved in the LEGO hobby for a while, you may have noticed that LEGO likes to include Easter eggs in their sets. Easter eggs are unexpected and usually undocumented small details that LEGO designers add as an insider joke or little surprise for the pleasure […]

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