Today’s the last day of 2016… Looking back at the last 364 days, how was your 2016? For us, it’s been really awesome… All thanks to your wonderful support to The Bricks Hub!
In this last issue of “LEGO Picks of the Month” for 2016, we’ll be rounding up LEGO news which we have featured in our Facebook page for the months of November as well as December – some of the top news include a LEGO version of the Panama Canal (what’s interesting about this model is that it actually works!), a huge Santa’s workshop that’s constructed from 700,000 LEGO bricks, 10 of the best LEGO pieces ever according to a LEGO Certified Professional, along with an inside-look into the World’s largest LEGO store to-date in London.
Check them out in this month’s issue of LEGO Picks of the Month below…
1. New LEGO Set Is A Working Model Of The Panama Canal
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What are your thoughts about this working LEGO model of the Panama Canal?
2. Dad-Of-Two Builds Huge Santa’s Workshop Out Of LEGO In Covent Garden
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Check out this amazing work of art by UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional Builder Duncan Titmarsh, as he constructed a Santa’s Workshop in London’s Covent Garden out of 700,000 LEGO bricks…
3. The 10 Best LEGO Pieces – The ‘Cheese Slope’ And Other Pieces You Need To Know
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For those of you who are always making use of all LEGO pieces you have available to make your own custom builds, do you agree with LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught that these 10 LEGO pieces are indeed the best? 🙂
4. Take A Look Inside The World’s Biggest LEGO Store
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For those of you who are not residing in London (and hence not able to visit LEGO’s newest, and biggest, store in London’s Leicester Square), here are some beautiful images inside the 9,800 square feet LEGO store that captures some of the loveliest builds.
You’ll find a life-sized London train car made up of 637,903 bricks (the largest of its kind in the world!), a LEGO mosaic of London’s skyline, and more!
Check them out for yourself below…
5. Never Step On A LEGO Again With LEGO Worlds (Impressions)
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Will you be getting this one when it hits the shelves on February 21 next year?
6. Make Stitch Part Of The LEGO Ohana Today!
Yes, this phrase was from the 2002 movie, “Lilo & Stitch”. Since then, the Stitch character has become one of the all-time favorite Disney characters.
Check out this really adorable LEGO version of Stitch by LEGOhaulic below (and be sure to vote for it in the LEGO Ideas website so it can be part of the LEGO ohana if you love it!)…
7. Masterfully Designed LEGO Animals By Felix Jaensch
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If you love animals, then you’d definitely love these LEGO-built animals by German LEGO builder Felix Jaensch for the fact that the look so similar to the real animals!
Check them out below and let us know if you feel the same way too… 🙂
8. LEGO Opens First Toy Brick Plant In China
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What are your thoughts about this move by The LEGO Group? 🙂
9. This Kit Lets You Make A TB-303 From LEGO Bricks
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How about building your own musical instruments using LEGO? Here’s how…
10. This Guy Built A LEGO Plane That Actually Flies
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AFOLs – have you tried building a plane from your favorite LEGO pieces that actually flies? This is exactly what Peter Sripol did!
Check out the entire process – from getting the LEGO pieces required to constructing it to finally, seeing it in action below…
11. This Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTI Looks So Similar To The Real Vehicle
If you’re vehicle enthusiast, or if you’ve driven this Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTI before, you’d definitely agree with us that this build by AFOL Hasan Kabalak really resembles the real thing.
Check it out for yourself below and let us know if you share the same thoughts as us…
12. Captain America And Iron Man Duke It Out LEGO Style
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If you’ve caught the movie “Captain America: Civil War” earlier this year and you enjoyed it from start to finish, you’d definitely love this short video clip (just under 4 minutes in length) of Captain America and Iron Man in action.
Check it out for yourself below and let us know what you think…
13. Have You Seen Molly The LEGO Lady Around London?
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Meet Molly and Tom, the fabulous LEGO couple who has travelled around London taking fabulous photographs at some of the most popular destinations… 🙂
14. Build A LEGO Machine To Print Holiday Cards For You
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What are your thoughts about this LEGO-built holiday card printing machine? Cool huh? 🙂
15. You Must Watch This LEGO ‘Harry Potter’ Summary Before Hitting The Theaters For ‘Fantastic Beasts’!
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Need a Harry Potter refresher? Thanks to this LEGO Harry Potter summary you can get your HP fix and be prepared to go see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them before you head to the theaters. Plus, it’s super fun, so why not watch it? 🙂
If you don’t think you have time to brush up on the wizarding world, don’t fret, this video is only a minute and a half.
Check it out below…
16. Watch This Orange-Mustached LEGO Robot Solve A Rubik’s Cube
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Solving a Rubik’s Cube takes a lot of time, practice, and patience. But this robot, built entirely out of LEGO pieces, can match the colored tiles in two minutes and 37 seconds (Wow! It’s just simply amazing!)
Check out this amazing feat for yourself below…
17. LEGO Stranger Things – Watch Key Scenes From The Show In LEGO
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For those of you who are familiar with the Stranger Things, a thrilling Netflix-original drama in the ‘80s, you may be interested in the LEGO-remake of this drama by YouTubers Bookshelf Productions.
If you loved this drama when it was released, or if you love watching LEGO animations, then this 4 minute LEGO-animated video is one you don’t wanna miss… Check it out below…
18. Watch This: U-M CB Lewis’ Pick vs. Wisconsin Recreated With LEGOs
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We’re sure you’ve watched many, many football matches – either in the stadium live or on television… But have you watched one constructed out of LEGOs? 🙂
Check out this football match between U-M CB Lewis’ Pick and Wisconsin – in particular, the part where Jourdan Lewis made a spectacular one-handed interception to seal the game for the Wolverines, by Jared Jacobs, who’s known for recreating iconic college football plays using LEGO…
That’s it from us for this month (and also year’s) LEGO Picks of the Month. Here’s wishing you a fantastic weekend ahead with your loved ones, and a very happy 2017 ahead! 😀
Stay tuned for next issue of LEGO Picks of the Month, which will be made available on January 31… Meanwhile, you can check out previous issues below:
Previous Issues of “LEGO Picks of the Month”: