Pimp Rey's Speeder!

Those outstanding humans at The Brothers Brick have a new contest going challenging you to pimp Rey's speeder, and they're giving away some really cool stuff. What better way to celebrate the awakening of the force? Head over to the official Flickr group for all the rules and details and get building!

Oh, and I couldn't help myself, Nerdly needed to get in on that action. And it serves double duty as a completely disqualified entry to NERDvember!

Nerdly Speeder


I'm super excited about the LEGO Ideas Wall•E set. It's a favorite Pixar character of mine, it's designed by my friend Angus MacLane and a completely awesome model. Well, my pals at The Brothers Brick managed to get their grubby little paws on one (don't ask me how, I don't know the details but I understand lemur sacrifice might have played a role) and have an exclusive review of it! Click through for your first peek at this amazing new model.

Happy Birthday Brothers Brick!

I think it was around 2006-2007 when I discovered the larger AFOL community. One of the first sites that became a daily visit was The Brothers Brick. In 2009 started posting my first MOCs to Flickr, and when my Colbert Report was blogged by TBB I was honored and humbled. Shortly after that I attended my first BrickCon, where I met Andrew and Josh. They warmly welcomed me to the community and we were instant friends. Just over two years ago when I was tossing around the idea of starting my own blog Andrew was one of the biggest proponents and his wisdom helped shape BrickNerd in the early days. I still visit TBB every day, and I'm grateful to call all those guys (and girl) friends. Congratulations on a decade of LEGO nerdiness, love you guys!

Chibi Micro Contest

Our pals at The Brothers Brick are running a really cool contest right now, with some awesome prizes. They challenge you to build a chibi micro vehicle from your favorite movie, TV or LEGO theme. I can think of a slew of vehicles I'd build (hope I can find time). Head over to TBB for more details and break out the bricks!

First prize: Exclusive Fan Expo Ghost Starship with Kannan Jarrus #460 (donated by TBB) + Set of Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)
Second prize: Choice of 4 Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)
Third prize: Two Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)

Happy Birthday Brothers Brick!

It has been eight years since the first post on TBB, and what an eventful eight years it has been. TBB was one of the first websites I found when I was discovering that I wasn't the only adult playing with LEGO ("adult" used here as a measurement of time, not maturity). They've been a source of inspiration and information for years and they're nothing less than awesome. Happy B-Day TBB!