Brick Brains http://brickbrains.com We've got LEGO on the brain too! Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:03:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 103982894 Unscheduled Downtime – Sorry http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/unscheduled-downtime-sorry/ http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/unscheduled-downtime-sorry/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:03:16 +0000 http://brickbrains.com/?p=18358 Not an exciting post to make, but a necessary one. Over the last few days this site has seen a LOT of downtime, for which I apologize. For some reason, the server we were on became very unstable and started crashing every couple of hours. To fix it I ended up moving to a brand new hosting entirely, which was stable, but transferring the domain name has been a challenge, resulting in even more...

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Ship In A Bottle Details Released http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/ship-in-a-bottle-details-released/ http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/ship-in-a-bottle-details-released/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:43:07 +0000 http://brickbrains.com/?p=18339 The LEGO Group confirmed the details of the new LEGO Ideas “Ship in a Bottle” set today with the following press release. 21313 Ship in a Bottle, 962 pieces US $69.99 – CA $89.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 599.00 DKK Available from 1st Feb. No VIP early access. Create a timeless classic with LEGO bricks! Show you are a true craftsman when you create a Ship in...

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Ship in a Bottle Nears the Shore http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/ship-in-a-bottle-nears-the-shore/ http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/ship-in-a-bottle-nears-the-shore/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18335 Today the LEGO Group has begun the teasing process for the next LEGO Ideas set to land in stores. The project Ship in a Bottle, Flagship Leviathan set was pictured on a beach and partly obscured by the sands with the tagline “Washing up on a shore near you soon”. From what we see, the project seems very similar to the original posted by Jake Sadovich, but with some new details on the...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Set Info Leaked http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/solo-a-star-wars-story-set-info-leaked/ http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/solo-a-star-wars-story-set-info-leaked/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:32:00 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18330 Star Wars fans have been abuzz for a long time about the upcoming Han Solo movie. Images have been released, stories leaked, casting was a big deal etc and now we can add LEGO to the list of leaked information. The movie will come out in just a few months – May 25, 2018, but we have very few details except that it will focus on Han’s early years including time spent with Lando...

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2017 – A Brief Look Back http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/2017-a-brief-look-back/ http://brickbrains.com/2018/01/2017-a-brief-look-back/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:37:15 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18297 2017 was our 2nd full year running BrickBrains.com, and as one hoped, things got quite a bit busier on the site. According to StatCounter.com, our traffic nearly doubled in 2017 as compared to 2016! That makes us really happy here! Someone is paying attention to the work we do. Now, the number of views we had all year, still pales in comparison to some of the more established sites, which get over...

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Public Tickets to BrickCan 2018 On Sale Now http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/public-tickets-to-brickcan-2018-on-sale-now/ http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/public-tickets-to-brickcan-2018-on-sale-now/#respond Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:30:07 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18310 If you or someone you know loves LEGO and they live in the Greater Vancouver area, they should definitely plan to attend BrickCan 2018. This marks the event’s third year and it’s just grown more popular every year. Hundreds of amazing LEGO builders from across North America, and some from beyond, gather together at the River Rock Casino and resort for 4 days of building and...

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Possible Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sets Surface http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/possible-details-on-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-sets-surface/ http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/possible-details-on-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-sets-surface/#respond Fri, 29 Dec 2017 22:53:45 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18305 As we reported a couple of days ago, new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts sets could make their way to shelves in 2018. Today, Brick Fanatics, a UK LEGO news site, has presented even more details on the 5 sets. Reportedly 5 new sets will be released around September 2018 and there will be 3 sets based on the original Harry Potter movies and books, along with 2 for the new Fantastic Beasts: Crimes...

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The Joker Manor Design Video http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/the-joker-manor-design-video/ http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/the-joker-manor-design-video/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:45:09 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18288 Marcos Bessa and Paul-Constantin Țurcanu take us through some of the details in the massive and crazy The Joker Manor (70922) set and how they came about. Marcos’ long-time love of LEGO shines through in this personal interview style approach and Paul’s street-wise design skills really helped inform some of the destruction and graffiti like approach to this set. Many fans are really...

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Downtown Diner Designer Video Provides Insight to Design http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/downtown-diner-designer-video-provides-insight/ http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/downtown-diner-designer-video-provides-insight/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:43:15 +0000 https://brickbrains.com/?p=18283 Continuing with the new “interview” style of video where the story is as much about the designer as about the set. In this video, we learn about the senior designer, Mike Psiaki, and his design partner on this project, Carl Merriam. One of the more fascinating things we learn is that this project didn’t start as a Diner, but rather a car dealership in the same style. Not that 50s...

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News and Rumors for 2018 Abound as 2017 Wraps http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/news-and-rumors-for-2018-abound-as-2017-wraps/ http://brickbrains.com/2017/12/news-and-rumors-for-2018-abound-as-2017-wraps/#comments Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:31:01 +0000 http://brickbrains.com/?p=18202 There’s a whole bunch of news and rumors about 2018 LEGO swirling around like the snow as 2017 comes to an end. Let’s dive in and see what everyone is talking about. Harry Potter in 2018 Yep, the stories are out there again about an expansion to the Harry Potter line appearing in 2018. In November the new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released so the rumors...

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