The Brothers Brick, ces 60 derniers jours



lundi 31 juillet 2017

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 31, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the last week of July 2017. TBB NEWS: Get your first taste of what is to come from Star Wars: The Last Continue (...)

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie’s 70618 Destiny’s Bounty [Review]
    Initially designed with the help of a focus group of adult LEGO builders, Ninjago has been one of LEGO’s most popular themes since its inception in 2011. Rumors of its impending cancellation circulated a few years ago, but the theme has stayed strong and become one of the longest-lived homebrew (...)

  • Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn!
    Once upon a time, the dark fortress of Minas Morgul belonged to the to the world of men. Back then, the city was called Minas Ithil and it protected Gondor from the evil forces of Mordor. John Snyder has built a gorgeous rendition of the city as it was before the Witch-king of Angmar took (...)

  • A courageous fighter for the Dwarf Clans
    Dwalin Forkbeard shows his love for the fantasy worlds of Warhammer with a 52cm tall LEGO Dwarf Thane full of character. The subtle contours of the armor plating suggest the Thane’s battle-hardened stance. The shaping of the face mask and helmet are excellent, especially around the eye holes, (...)

dimanche 30 juillet 2017

  • Hong Kong skyline in a island
    While architecture skyline builds are a popular way to capture some of the landmark structures of a city, city son has created this fantastic mountainous sculpture of Hong Kong’s landmarks. At the base we have the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with its glass façade, surrounded by (...)

  • The LEGO NINJAGO Movie’s 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon [Review]
    With only two months left until The LEGO Ninjago Movie, we’re finally getting to review the movie tie-in sets. We got an exclusive sneak peek at Toy Fair in February, but LEGO had banned photography at the time, so we had to wait until June to even show the first pictures. Now, we’re able kick (...)

  • Computer, end prog... ok, never mind.
    Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 30 years old this September! This gave TBB’s very own Iain Heath just the excuse he needed to created this STNG diorama. Inspired by Kadigan Photography‘s printed tile version, Iain came up with a way to brick-build the holographic environment simulator’s (...)

  • Companion droid is a man’s best friend
    Today we bring you not just one, but two companion droids built by GolPlaysWithLego. I like to think that a man’s best friend is WLY on the left, although the look on his owner’s face suggests he is not altogether happy with the ride. The shaping of both droids is very cool with the new Continue (...)

samedi 29 juillet 2017

  • Chunky fire truck to the rescue
    It doesn’t matter what age you are — everybody loves a LEGO fire truck. This impressive beast from S Asbury doesn’t disappoint with its beefy proportions and use of custom chromed elements. The truck is built “seven-wide” — a relatively unusual standard in the LEGO world, but one that pays off here, (...)

  • Pretty peculiar parts usage
    It’s not every day you see a castle made of body parts. And you might not expect such a thing to look quite this pretty. Fresh from using bananas for a cottage roof, alego alego has now put together a cute little microscale castle which makes extensive use of torso pieces from Friends minidolls. (...)

  • Put that in your pipe and smoke it
    Prolific Australian builder Karf Oohlu (aka Fedde Barendrecht) makes use of the still relatively-new “macaroni pipe” piece to create a twisty bendy pipey masterpiece of greebling. I have no idea what this piece of equipment does, but I imagine it makes some immensely pleasing gurgling noises when (...)

  • LEGO’s midsummer sale begins now, including Star Wars, Superheroes, Minecraft, and more [News]
    LEGO is prepping for the influx of new sets (such as the Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO sets revealed yesterday) by slashing prices for the weekend on a wide range of current sets in the LEGO Shop Online for US and Canada. Most of the prices are dropped by about 20%, but this includes a few (...)

  • Fantastic fantasy inn
    The inn — an essential location in any half-decent fantasy tale. Where would your adventurers be if they didn’t have a good tavern to bed down in, get drunk in, hear gossip in, and get into fights in? titus.verelst‘s Grand Griffon is an impressive creation, with nicely-built Tudor-style panelling, (...)

vendredi 28 juillet 2017

  • Revenge: best served cold. Justice: best served from the shadows
    I don’t know much about the DC Superhero universe beyond the recent movies, but I do know this scene by Andrew Cookston is masterfully constructed. I love the use of the tooth plate pieces as icicles, while the placement of Batman (have you spotted him yet?) lurking in the shadows, just out of (...)

  • Majestic golden temple of Hwa Pha Bang
    This astonishing golden temple is one of seven new additions to the Piece of Peace World Tour, opening this week in Singapore. This display of amazing builds features the Haw Pha Bang temple in Laos, built masterfully by Singaporean Eugene Tan. The builder toiled on this labour of love for over (...)

  • I suspect this submarine will have many fans
    This month I am taking part in the ABS Builder Challenge against Legofin, Julien Andries, and Aaron Newman, all of which have already built more than two creations using the minifigure handheld fan seed part. I am a little behind, as this submarine is only my first entry to the contest. (...)

  • Full assortment of Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO sets revealed [News]
    Today we’re getting our first official look at LEGO’s initial wave of sets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If the release schedule follows that of Rogue One and The Force Awakens, the sets will hit store shelves in September. We don’t have part counts or prices yet, but you can check out what the (...)

jeudi 27 juillet 2017

  • Remember the Great Sept of Baelor
    This microscale scene is instantly recognizable: the Great Sept of Baelor in Kings Landing from HBO’s Game of Thrones, built by Antonio Cerretti. It’s so lovely to have a reminder of the Sept’s beauty and splendor. It’s a shame it’s no longer a location seen anymore – at least, not in the way (...)

  • Beauty and craftsmanship under one roof
    Have you ever watched someone blow glass? It takes patience, persistence, and a good helping of being able to move on when your gorgeous work of art crashes at the last moment. It happens a lot, by my understanding. Builder mike m. has presented us a brick-built workshop, in a scale we don’t (...)

  • Traditional Japanese machiya is beautifully simple
    Machiya are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto. This LEGO version of a machiya by Dan Blom is a great example of a seemingly simple build that really looks the part. The key architectural details like the barred window, known as (...)

  • Step inside a typical Malaysian heritage house
    Heritage houses are wonderful older styled buildings with a typical façade that can be found dotted around many locations in Malaysia. Vincent Kiew has created a beautiful LEGO heritage house complete with detailed interior. I love the façade with its wooden louvre shutters and architectural (...)

mercredi 26 juillet 2017

  • Celebrate the new Ragnarok trailer with a classic Thor Brickhead
    Love or hate Brickheadz, seeing the community create their own versions of characters has been a treat (see our recent roundup of some recent good ones). And now builder tommilorenzo has given the blocky treatment to Thor. Although, this is the more classical version of Thor, and not the more (...)

  • The coolest California condor I’ve ever seen
    Living in southern California, I hear a lot about the California condor during my frequent visits to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. And rightly so, because in 1987 condors went extinct in the wild, with only twenty-two individuals remaining in captivity. With the help of the LA Zoo, these (...)

  • These two Bionicles are not identical
    This is one of my creations that has been waiting for a few months to be uploaded, for many irrelevant reasons. I think this one takes a bit of insight to be appreciated fully. While my build (on the left) is a servicable mechanical build on its own, its true strengths can only be appreciated (...)

  • This LEGO Zoid is much bigger than it seems
    While LEGO builds based on Zoids have been done in the past, it’s still awesome to see them, especially at a large scale. This Blade Liger by d’ Qiu Brick is deceptively presented in these pictures, as it’s much bigger than the first time you glance at it. Focus on the rather large orange (...)

mardi 25 juillet 2017

  • Watch the first teaser trailer for Brick Madness [Video]
    Back in 2012, filmmaker Justin McAleece used Bricks by the Bay as a background to film scenes for his independent film Brick Madness. Five years later, the director has shared the first official teaser trailer for the mockumentary, scheduled to premiere on August 13. Brick MADNESS Teaser (...)

  • This tiny version of Cinderella’s Castle uses 3000 pieces
    While an impressive set, 71040 The Disney Castle disappointed builder Swan Dutchman in the fact that it was only a facade and did not encompass the rest of the castle “in the round”. To fix this, Swan built his own microscale version, if we can call it that, because the finished build is actually (...)

  • At the end of the iron road
    Some classic LEGO themes are wildly popular, but somehow feel underrepresented by custom LEGO models, such as LEGO Pirates and Wild West. At least for the latter we have a new build to enjoy in this frontier train station by Marcel V. With its unique roof and prominent clock, the build looks (...)

lundi 24 juillet 2017

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 23, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the fourth week of July 2017. TBB NEWS: News this week was slim for LEGO as everyone was focusing on Comic-Con in (...)

dimanche 23 juillet 2017

  • When fanz take matterz into their own handz
    The BrickHeadz character style has firmly taken root amongst the builder community, as evidenced by an ever-growing collection of fan-created BrickHeadz models that frequently exhibit more creativity, fun and ingenuity than some of the heavily printing reliant exclusives that LEGO is making (...)

  • Eco-friendly living in the green house
    They say a house is not a home without a cat, but despite being a cat-lover I would say that a house is not a home without an awesome home gym and fully equipped kitchen. I would be very happy to move into this eco-friendly sustainable Green House by Swedish builder Sarah. Extending from the (...)

  • Hail to Mother Kali who burns the world another time
    Love it or hate it, you can not deny that the second Indiana Jones film, The Temple of Doom, is memorable. I immediately recognized this scene by W. Navarre and I’m sure most of you did too. The gruesome scene of a human sacrifice’s heart being ripped out is recreated nearly to perfection with (...)

  • It’s not a view the Jedi would show you
    The planet-city of Coruscant is magnificent in the setting sun, and the expansive urban landscapes were one of my favorite visuals from the prequel trilogy. This image by Malen Garek of a view from the Jedi temple may have been erased from the archives, but it’s breathtaking nonetheless. Malen (...)

samedi 22 juillet 2017

  • This space dragon evolved with ferocity
    We highlighted BobDeQuatre’s amazingly cool white space dragon ship back in 2014, and it struck us as a highly unique concept executed remarkably well. In the intervening years, we haven’t seen much of the space dragons theme, but now Bob is back with an overhaul of the Whitefang. Now bigger and (...)

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie Trailer #2 arrives [News]
    A few days ago as I was reviewing The LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigures, I mused about what Lloyd’s mother ever saw in Garmadon. Well, I didn’t have long to wait for the answer, as revealed in this new trailer. We also catch a quick glimpse of Ninjago’s biggest enemy yet—and it’s probably (...)

  • Cubo my transformo
    Transformers are among the toughest things to build in LEGO. Even if it’s not the movie kind, building something that transforms into a simple cube can be nearly as challenging. However, Milan Sekiz has done just that, and the result is super cool. It’s common to sacrifice looks when building (...)

  • Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
    When thinking about LEGO, bright primary colors quickly come to mind. So when someone builds a LEGO creation using only natural earth tones, like Maxim Baybakov has done with his lovely minifig-scale library, the creation almost doesn’t register as LEGO. The effect here is quite stunning. Just (...)

vendredi 21 juillet 2017

  • We built a wall, we built the pyramids!
    LEGO’s 2015 line of Architecture sets introduced a skyline format which has become quite popular amoung fan builders from Paris to Tokyo. Simon NH takes a brand new approach to creating skylines, building a one-of-a-kind evolution of construction. No matter how much building experience you have, (...)

  • LEGO Slammington can never go rusty
    One of the most famous rat rods is Rusty Slammington, the Supra-powered, rust coated, slammed BMW street rod. Unlike a hot rod, a rat rod will have a tarnished, unfinished look and is made to be driven rather than simply to be a pristine reproduction. This LEGO version of Rusty Slammington by (...)

  • An eye for an eye
    Until discovering this Asterix-like, mono-visioned, Eynar – Fear Of the Northern Seas – who looks like the winner in a madman competition – I had never heard of the old French comic Red Corsair. Oliver Becker found himself a little inspired, creating his interpretation of the Barbe Rouge. I love (...)

  • A menacing LEGO Technic 1:2 scale T-rex skull
    A MOCpages user known simply as Dee:] has made this incredible 1:2 scale recreation of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, made almost entirely of technic pieces – around 2000 of them. The creation uses many techniques to capture complex anatomical angles with surgical precision, and the thin technic (...)

jeudi 20 juillet 2017

  • Because even after we’ve traveled to distant planets, trains will still be cool
    I adore futuristic LEGO trains, but sadly it’s a very small niche that we rarely see. Fortunately builder Frost has broken tradition and created a wonderfully futuristic planetary express, complete with trans-green accents and lots of mechanical detailing. The model looks like it would be right (...)

  • The day elves drew elven blood
    It is understandable that the Lord of the Rings trilogy inspires more LEGO creations than its expanded lore collected in the Silmarillion, since the latter reads more like a textbook than a series of stories. But it is refreshing to see creations inspired by it nevertheless, even if the hand of (...)

mardi 18 juillet 2017

  • Under the sea we off the hook, We got no troubles, Life is the bubbles.
    Ever wondered what LEGO enthusiasts do with those neon-pink, azure blue, flaming orange, dark red, and medium lavender bricks? Well, Robert4168 has layered his to recreate the undulating seafloor, and then plated all those colorful pieces with transparent elements to give it a watery feel. (...)

  • Time to bust some pesky revolutionaries
    As a clarification, I should mention that this is not a bust of a revolutionary, but of one who busts revolutionaries: Inspector Javert from the musical Les Miserables. The builder, W. Navarre, has been making Les Miserables-themed LEGO creations since the start of this year, with this bust (...)

lundi 17 juillet 2017

  • Ladies like armor plating
    Introduced to the Halo universe in Halo 4, the Mantis shook up the vehicle gameplay with a mech carrying immense firepower and capacity for celebratory crouching. ZiO Chao presents a LEGO version of this UNSC powerhouse in incredible detail. His accurate model is fully poseable, with flexible (...)

  • Massive LEGO Star Wars diorama brings Imperial forces to Endor
    What started as a virtual model of the Lambda class T-4a shuttle expanded and grew over thirteen years into the towering creation you see before you. Polish LEGO builder Maciej Szyma?ski has recreated the Imperial base on the forest moon of Endor from the conclusion of the Original Trilogy in (...)

  • Red-hot metamorphosing Inferno
    Nothing beats a Transformer with that old, classic look! Autobot Inferno has been built masterfully by Hoyin Lau, and he’s ready to transform and roll out! What screams out Transformers Generation 1 to me is the construct of the head and the deep blue eyes. What makes the icing on the cake for (...)

  • Dad’s little helper
    This vignette of dad’s busy garage by Mike M. is packed with the tools for all his fixin’ needs. The Technic figure scales nicely with some of the tools that are otherwise too big for minifigs to use. From buckets of paint to spare tires and cabinets full of gadgets and gizmos, dad is ready (...)

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for July 16, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of July 2017. TBB NEWS: The forecast this week includes a steady amount of reviews and deals, with (...)

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20 février - Convocation à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2017 de FreeLUG

La prochaine assemblée générale de l’association FreeLUG aura lieu le 18 mars 2017. La convocation (...)

21 février 2016 - Convocation à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2016 de FreeLUG

La prochaine assemblée générale de l’association FreeLUG aura lieu le 19 mars 2016. La convocation (...)

9 octobre 2013 - LEGORAMART

Le premier livre de PHOTOS sur l’art LEGO Mot de l’éditeur Vous avez été nombreux après Culture (...)

27 septembre 2013 - Animation LEGO au CERN

Le CERN organise un événement "Construis ton propre detecteur de particules en LEGO" et une (...)

24 septembre 2013 - Un photographe et des minifigs LEGO

Nous avions un exposant-photographe à la Briqu’Expo de Diemoz qui mérite le détour ! C’est un (...)