Weekend Deals From The Brick Show Shop Now Up!

For those of you who were following our blogsite for quite some time, you may have already noticed that we now have a link that leads to our official merchandise page, the Brick Show Shop, which offers excellent custom LEGO mini kits, mostly designed by Build Better Bricks’ master builders Tyler Clites and Sean Mayo. Whether you want to add more fun to your existing LEGO City MOC by adding several custom brick-built arcades, or simply want to ‘wear’ your passion for the LEGO brick, then the Brick Show Shop has something to suit your fancy.

This time around, the Brick Show Shop is currently running a weekend deal that can save you up to 15% on each of the builds that they have on sale. So if you’re planning to expand that LEGO Arcade MOC with additional custom brick-built retro games, then be sure to enter the code APRIL 15 when you check out from the store. Remember, this deal will only happen during the weekend so be sure to check this out.

Here’s a glimpse of the things that you’ll find in the store. Click on the thumbnails below to see more.

 

LEGO Arcades

The Brick Show Shop offers a wide variety of custom, minifig-scaled LEGO arcade machines inspired by classic 80s video games such as Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, and Pac-Man.  They also come with unique, high quality stickers that bring these tiny MOCs to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparel and Other Fun Brick Stuff

From LEGO-inspired tees, to sunglasses and LEGO compatible BT speakers, this collection is for anyone who would like to show their love for the brick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The B3 Shop

The B3 Shop offers not just the building instructions for these awesome builds, but also the LEGO pieces that go with them – we basically take care of searching the LEGO parts for you. The Claw Machine, Air Hockey Table and Retro Arcade Machines are just a few of my favorites. This collection of high quality custom LEGO kits were designed by the coolest designers around at Build Better Bricks (B3).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, be sure to enter the promo code APRIL15 to avail this weekend’s discounts. Happy building!

 

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Philippine LEGO Fan Convention: ABRICKADABRA 2018 on May 26-27

Never let it be said that we here at The Brick Show does not provide an equal coverage to all news and special events of import to the LEGO fan community, wherever they may be. Aside from happenings on both sides of the Atlantic, we also look to the Pacific.

In the Philippines, the local LEGO fandom organization Philippine LEGO Users Club (PhLUG) is organizing an event next month that is being billed as the biggest LEGO fan gathering and exhibition in that country this year. This is the AKBRICKADABRA 2018, to be held at Makati City in Metro Manila.

As is the standard with LEGO fan events such as these, the ABRICKADADBRA convention is planned to have a major MOC showcase, with PhLUG’s various builder teams working to design over a hundred LEGO MOCs for exhibition. This primary display will be joined by those of invited guest LEGO builders.

But there’s more in store for visitors and enthusiasts to the ABRICKADABRA 2018. In addition to the LEGO display, there will be contests such as MOC building competitions and LEGO videogames, a raffle with LEGO set prizes, and even a children’s play area and workshop to encourage their LEGO interest.

For buyers and collectors, the convention will also bring together a selection of choice LEGO deals for rare and uncommon product items. Both LEGO’s official Philippine distributor LAJ Marketing and highly-regarded resellers from the Manila area will be offering some sweet discounts and deals for sets, minifigures, rare bricks, etc.

The ABRICKADABRA 2018 Philippine LEGO Fan Convention will run for two days in the weekend, from May 26 to 27 (Saturday-Sunday), at the Century City Mall in Makati. For more information you can check the official PhLUG website at lug.ph, write them online at nut.phlugpress@gmail.com, or visit philippinelegousersgroup on Facebook.

Get These LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers Infinity War Sets For As Much as 20% Off

We’re just counting the days before Disney and Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War hits the big screen, and if you haven’t had your share of the brick-built action with their LEGO tie-in sets, then you’re missing in all the action, especially now that Amazon lists these sets for as much as 20% off. Click on the links below to see the lowest Amazon deals for these LEGO sets.

 

Outrider Dropship Attack (76101)

Join Captain America and Black Widow’s battle to repel the Outriders and save Wakanda with this action-packed LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76101 Outrider Dropship Attack set!

 

Thor’s Weapon Quest (76102)

Join Thor, Rocket and Groot on a thrilling Avengers mission with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76102 Thor’s Weapon Quest. This super hero toy features an Escape Pod with an opening cockpit for 3 minifigures and 2 stud shooters, plus a space station with a cosmic power source, weapon and features, the Infinity Stone element and stand, 3 minifigures and 10 Power Burst elements.

 

Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack (76103)

Stage an awesome battle at the Wakandan wall with Vision, Shuri and Black Panther against Corvus Glaive and an Outrider with this LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76103 Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack set. The wall features a lever-operated opening gate, tower with rotating, dual stud-shooting turrets, hidden disc shooter, Wakandan lab with flip function and the Infinity Stone element. The bad guys are attacking with a Thresher launcher – hit the right spot on the wall with the Thresher to activate the lab’s flip function. This super hero toy also includes 5 minifigures.

  

The Hulkbuster Smash-Up (76104)

 

Overpower Proxima Midnight and the Outrider with Bruce Banner’s Hulkbuster in this LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76104 The Hulkbuster Smash-Up set. The posable Hulkbuster features an opening minifigure cockpit and bashing arm function. This action-packed set also includes a ball-shooting gun turret with an opening rear compartment containing the Infinity Stone element, Falcon’s buildable wings with a detachable Redwing drone element and 4 minifigures.

 

Thanos: Ultimate Battle (76107)

 

Fly into conflict on an uncharted planet aboard The Guardians’ Ship with Iron Man, Star-Lord and Gamora in this LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76107 Thanos: Ultimate Battle set. The Guardians’ Ship features an opening cockpit for 2 minifigures seated on the space scooter, stud shooters, plus an opening rear compartment with capacity for 2 minifigures and the Infinity Gauntlet and stand. The Infinity Gauntlet, which has attachment points for the included Infinity Stone and other collectable Infinity Stone elements, can be attached to the Thanos big figure. This exciting set features 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and 10 Power Burst elements.

 

Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108)

Stage a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76108 Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown between Iron Spider-Man, Iron Man and Doctor Strange and the super villains. This all-action set features a foldable, 3-level New York City building including Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, with an exploding wall function and hidden Infinity Stone element, plus a pizzeria and Peter Parker’s apartment, both with exploding window functions. The rooftop has a minifigure-launch function and a water tower with minifigure-winch function for Iron Spider-Man. This superhero toy also includes a detachable street corner scene, plus 4 minifigures and a big figure with weapons and 20 Power Burst elements.

This Year’s LEGO May the 4th Offerings Revealed

Click here to Shop May the 4 Deals on LEGO.com >>

After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Mini BB-8 (40288) as this year’s exclusive LEGO May the 4th freebie, we now have more info on what to expect on this grand day for LEGO Star Wars fans. Based once again on the LEGO Spring Catalog which is now made available in North America (included with purchases via shop.LEGO.com), we can now have a good look at what LEGO has prepared to sweeten its LEGO Star Wars deals on May 4.

As mentioned, we have the exclusive Mini BB-8 (40288) polybag which is only available for a day on May 4. This mini brick-built figure of the cutest droid around comes free with any purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets worth $75 and above.

Double VIP points are back on most LEGO Star Wars sets purchased from May 4 to 6, such as the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212). Do take note that Ultimate Collector Series sets such as the humungous UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) and the recently revealed UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) are not qualified for Double VIP points once the latter is made available on May 4.

Furthermore, LEGO will also offer lovely discounts of up to 20% off from May 4 to 6 on selected LEGO Star Wars sets such as Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179). Will keep you posted on these deals as soon as LEGO updates their online listing.

Lastly, though this is not exactly a May the 4th deal, please take note that the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) promo will run starting April 13 to May 3, or until supplies last. This much awaited LEGO pod comes free with any LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $60 and above made on during the said dates.

Thanks again to Promobricks for the heads up.

Check Out These 10 LEGO Easter Treats Under $20

Easter is just around the corner, and with roughly three weeks to go before that much awaited Easter Egg Hunt, why not take some time and check out these 10 suggested LEGO sets all under $20 to fill up that basket of LEGO goodies. Now cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean that these sets are ought to be desired less, especially considering the relative advantage that these sets have in terms of price per piece ratio. In any case, LEGO is LEGO and the timeless appeal of a any LEGO set is sure enough to bring out those warm Easter smiles. So, if you haven’t finalized yet your LEGO Easter Basket, then why not take a few minutes to go over this list. Just click on the links below and see more of these sets via Amazon.

LEGO Technic WHACK! (42072) – 135 pieces; $15.99

 

LEGO Ninjago Movie Piranha Attack (70629)217 pieces; $16.39

LEGO Friends Andrea’s Park Performance (41334) – 229 pieces; $18.39

 

LEGO Classic Bricks and Gears (10712) – 244 pieces; $15.99

 

LEGO City Police Wild River Escape (60176) – 126 pieces; $15.99

 

LEGO Minecraft The Chicken Coop (21140) – 198 pieces; $15.99

 

LEGO Juniors Zane’s Ninja Boat Pursuit (10755) – 131 pieces; $15.99

 

LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Rey (41602) and Kylo Ren (41603) – 249 pieces; $17.15

 

LEGO City Mountain Fugitives (60171) – 88 pieces; $8.79

 

LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures (31073) – 223 pieces; $11.99

 

 

Do you have any LEGO set in mind that you want to see in your LEGO Easter basket? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Polybag Bargains Now in UK Sainsbury’s Supermarket Branches.

From Target, to Toys ‘R’ Us and many more, we’ve often taken note of and posted updates whenever a major retail chain holds an event or rolls out any promotion involving LEGO. Today we’re looking at the UK where their second-largest supermarket chain is offering LEGO polybags at bargain prices.

Polybags are about as affordable as you could get with LEGO products, but Sainsbury’s is taking it a step further by having some of their stores knock prices for the smallest packs all the way down to 90 pence. UK LEGO collectors couldn’t have a better time hunting for bargains.

It should be clarified, however, that the bargain-price LEGO polybags are only to be found in the Sainsbury’s supermarket stores, not the smaller convenience branches that have a different pricing. The 90p polybags can be identified by them being on clip strips hanging from shelf edges, not displayed on shelf-top.

Needless, to say, the bargain polybags are simple those LEGO items that are almost out of stock with Sainsbury’s, and the available sets will depend on where the branch is located in the UK. Early shoppers report that the 90p polybags are mostly either LEGO Creator or LEGO City sets.

Toys ‘R’ Us Build and Play Event: LEGO Heroes Needed!

We at The Brick Show have covered special events involving LEGO in collaboration with some of its major retail partner brands around the world, like Toy ‘R’ Us. There’s been several TRU events, especially the Build and Play ones, that we reported on. Most of them were in the UK.

Well, here’s one that can be enjoyed on Toys ‘R’ Us stores stateside. On Saturday, February 10, TRU will be having another Build and Play event based on superheroes, both their original characters and licensed ones too. “LEGO Heroes Needed” will happen in TRU stores from 10AM to 2PM, as usual.

There are several reasons as to why young LEGO builders and their parents would like to show up for the “LEGO Heroes Needed” Build and Play. First is the hero-themed giveaways, like superhero masks portraying, say, DC superheroes or the LEGO Ninjago crew. Who can resist those?

Next is the Build and Play event itself. No specific item or model was given to be constructed, so it’s likely to be a free-for-all building frenzy with LEGO hero minifigures mixed in. For the parents though, the best part would have to be the event’s one-day in-store discount coupon, one each for every participant.

That discount coupon works only for the day, but will avail Toys ‘R’ Us shoppers with 40% off on selected LEGO sets at the TRU store where they went for the Build and Play. It’s a sure bet that those selected LEGO sets are superhero themed, anything from DC to Ninjago, as stated earlier.

Interested attendees can reserve their spot for Saturday’s “LEGO Heroes Needed” Build and Play event at the nearest TRU store to them. Or they can simply drop in on their local TRU from 10AM-2PM and sign up. Either way, that one-day 40% discount coupon is a major motivator for participants, so Toys ‘R’ Us hopes to be seeing you around.

Here Are Some Great LEGO Star Wars and Minecraft Deals Over at Amazon.

It has only been weeks since the release of some of LEGO’s 2018 sets, but we are already seeing some of them on sale at Amazon. If you haven’t ticked off that particular LEGO set in your wishlist, then you might be glad to know that this might be the best time to purchase them. Most of these are from this year’s first wave of Minecraft and Star Wars sets, and a few from last year that are of special mentions because of their steep price cuts. Just click on the links below to head over at Amazon. By purchasing via our site, you are doing us a great favor of helping us keep our site up and running.

LEGO Star Wars

First Order Specialists Battle Pack (75197) Before: $14.99; Now: $11.99
Tatooine Battle Pack (75198) Before: $14.99; Now: $11.99
General Grievous’ Combat Speeder (75199) Before: $29.99; Now: $23.99
First Order AT-ST (75201) Before: $39.99; Now: $31.99
Defense of Crait (75202) Before: $84.99; Now: $67.99
Y-Wing Starfighter (75172) Before: $59.99; Now: $41.75
Republic Fighter Tank (75182) Before: $24.99; Now: $20.00
Darth Vader Transformation (75183) Before: $24.99; Now: $22.19
Rebel U-Wing Fighter (75155) Before: $79.99; Now: $55.99

LEGO Minecraft

Melon Farm (21138) Before: $14.99; Now: $11.99
Zombie Cave (21141) Before: $19.99; Now: $15.99
The Polar Igloo (21142) Before: $29.99; Now: $23.99
Nether Portal (21143) Before: $39.99 Now: $31.99
The Farm Cottage (21144) Before: $49.99; Now: $39.99

Here are some special mentions with regards to their price discounts.

LEGO Ninjago Movie

Lightning Jet (70614) Before: $59.99; Now: $47.99
Quake Mech (70632) Before: $89.99; Now: $59.99

LEGO Batman Movie

 

The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903) Before: $29.99; Now: $15.99
The Scuttler (70908) Before: $79.99; Now: $65.99
Notorious Lowrider (70906) Before: $49.99; Now: $37.00

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes

Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash (76055) Before: $79.99; Now: $42.63

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther Rhino Face-Off (76099) Now At 20% Off Via Amazon.

We’re no less than 50 days away before the premiere of MCU’s Black Panther on cinemas this coming February. Play-sets tying into the film have already been announced as part of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes line. Some of these sets are coming out first thing in January next year too.

For those who are still holding on to that next LEGO Superheroes purchase, then you might be glad to know that the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set Rhino Face-Off (76099) is now available for pre-order on Amazon with a whopping 20% off of its regular price. This means an Amazon pre-order of set 76099 will only be $15.99, quite a deal for a new set based on an MCU film.

Included in the Rhino Face-Off set (76099) are minifigures of T’Challa/Black Panther and two of his nemeses in the film: rival tribal chief Okoye and ambitious Wakandan exile Killmonger. Okoye rides into battle with a heavily-armed cyborg rhino, while Killmonger tries to make off with a minecart filled with vibranium, set on roller-coaster tracks. It’s up to Black Panther to take them both down.

These Are the Custom LEGO Star Wars Character Busts You’re Looking For

Master Builders Tyler and Sean are back with another series of LEGO MOCs inspired by the recent release of Star Wars The Last Jedi. These LEGO Star Wars character busts are based on a stylized, cartoony version of Luke Skywalker (based on old man Luke from TLJ), Yoda, Darth Maul, and a First Order Stormtrooper. I simply couldn’t overemphasize the degree of complexity and advanced building techniques that went through the creation of these character busts. As Tyler noted, these custom LEGO Star Wars Character Busts may look simple on the outside, but the building magic really happens on the inside.

Particularly, I like the way how Luke’s gray hair was conveyed using light and dark gray slope pieces. The way Yoda’s eyes were recreated and the angle of his eyebrows gives this Jedi Master character bust a certain degree of personality. Additionally, the use of lime green color for Yoda was really spot on.

Darth Maul is really in a class of his own. As my favorite Sith Lord from the Star Wars prequels, I certainly won’t mind giving him some space in my LEGO Star Wars collection. The red and black color scheme really fits his character, not to mention Tyler and Sean’s excellent use of those white tooth pieces to replicate his iconic horns. This is one Sith character bust that you definitely don’t want to mess with.

custom LEGO Star Wars Character Busts

Finally, we have what I feel is the epitome of Tyler and Sean’s brick-building skills. This LEGO Star Wars MOC First Order Stormtrooper bust clearly showcases the depth of their building skills. The helmet design, and the way the LEGO pieces are aligned in such a way to give the bust a smooth, and sleek appearance is really awesome. Admittedly, this is the toughest model that Sean and Tyler ever made in this series.

custom LEGO Star Wars Character Busts

If you wish to have these LEGO Star Wars Character Busts added to your collection, then you’ll be glad to know that Build Better Bricks is running a promo where you can get all the four building instructions to create these character busts for a discounted price of $15. You still have the option of purchasing each individual set of instructions per character bust for just $5, but at 25% discount to get all four, that is one nice bargain you don’t want to miss.

To know more about these latest custom LEGO Star Wars Character Busts, check out Tyler and Sean’s reviews over at our YouTube channel, or head over at Build Better Bricks to view the rest of their cool creations.

Do you have a particular Star Wars character bust that you want to be rendered in LEGO bricks? Let us know in the comments below, or head over at Build Better Bricks’ official Facebook page and drop us a post.