Announcing 76139: Bringing Back Burton’s Big Black Batmobile!

Thirty Years Ago, Comics had undergone a Dark and Gritty Rebirth. Inspired in part by stories such as Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, and Alan Moore’s ‘Watchmen’ in the mid 80’s, super hero comics went from bright and fun and dark and gritty, almost overnight. It was on the crest of this wave that design cues were drawn, and Tim Burton’s BATMAN was born. Up until now, most people who didn’t read comics only remembered Batman in the form of Adam West’s performances in the late 1960’s. Bright, colourful and camp. In the eyes of the movie going public, Burton’s film changed the public perception of the Dark Knight, from one of Camp Crusader to a Dark and Brooding Knight, taking on the crime and corruption of Gotham.

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Community Corner: BrisBricks Toowoomba Expo 2019

Coming up this weekend from the team at BrisBricks…

The team at BrisBricks are busy building towards their first LEGO® Fan Expo in Toowoomba on November 9-10th.

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expos have welcomed tens of thousands of patrons over the years to be amazed and inspired by the visually stunning exhibits and we’re excited to bring this to Toowoomba for the first time. Our energetic team of clever builders and friendly volunteers freely donate their time, displaying their own creations and personal collections that will take children and adults on a magical journey through the ages of LEGO.

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New Spring Festival Sets for 2020 Announced: APAC Release: December 26 – Rest of the World: January 10!

After last year’salmost unanticipated success of the 80102 Dragon Dance, and the 80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner, the LEGO Group have just announced the two sets to be released for next year’s celebrations, as we welcome in the Year of the Rat: 80104 Lion dance and the 80105 Chinese New Year Traditional Temple Fair.

These sets build on the foundation set by last year’s sets, and carry the story telling to the next level. For MOC builders, the sets offer an array of new decorated elements, as well as some neat parts usage demonstrated throughout both sets…

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Igniting nostalgia and celebrating brand heritage – new LEGO® Originals™

You may have heard about a Pop-Up Store and Gallery appearing in London this weekend, launching the new LEGO® Originals Series. The first in this series is a 5:1 upscaled mini figure, produced in conjunction with the Danish design house, Room Copenhagen. Returning to the LEGO Group’s wooden toy roots, this minifigure, crafted from oak, appears 60 years after the last plastic and wooden toy was released: a Bedford Fire truck, in 1959. Of course the company started off making wooden toys in 1932.

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Series 19 Habitat Competition Winners Announced.

Over the last few weeks, builders around the world have been putting together habitats to suit minifigures from series 19, for our latest building challenge. Today…we have a winner!

We had a terrific response to our recent Minifigures habitat competition, with more than 30 entries, from about 20 builders. We had a judging panel look at the entries and nominate their top 5. We added up the scores, and found some winners: read on to see who they were!

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Jaguar Joins the Speed Champions, Bringing 8 Stud builds.

Today Panasonic Jaguar racing unveil the new Jaguar I-type 4, for season 6 of the Formula E championship. Now, here at the Rambling Brick we don’t know much about race cars, but we do know that the LEGO Speed Champions have been a fan favourite over the last few years, even with the multitude of stickers that come with them. And while the new sets, in medium azure look striking, what is even more impressive is the fact that the Jaguar Pace Car is in fact 8 studs wide!

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Quick…to the Batmobile (Review 76119)

80 Years ago this year, Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27. Thirty years and three weeks ago, Tim Burton’s Batman (with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson) premiered in Australia, a couple of months after it appeared in the USA. I couldn’t get to the film for a couple of weeks…so I guess this week is probably the 20th anniversary of me seeing that film, which rewrote what we came to expect of superhero movies at the time.

And finally, for reasons I don’t quite understand, Warner Brothers/DC have declared September 21st to be Batman Day, 2019.

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