Can a LEGO set based on an undecorated pyramidal shape earn the Architecture label? Possibly — especially when placed into the context of the era when it was built.
New LEGO Campus, new LEGO sets, new LEGO Masters seasons, and new articles here at Brick Architect and around the web.
The classroom-focused SPIKE Prime has a little sibling – let’s see what it offers for students and educators, and whether there’s anything here for adult builders, too.
A memorable month of global news also included some great LEGO articles, and a few exciting new LEGO products.
Check out lots of news sets, a selection of interesting articles, and an 80’s themed update the LEGO Brick Labels collection!
LEGO Brick Labels v38
This update adds another 76 new labels to the (already impressive) LEGO Brick Labels collection!
What’s new in this update?
- Labels for some brand new parts from 2021 and early 2022!
- By popular request, I added 28 retired parts from the 1980’s. (This includes the top 150 parts from the Greed Decade.)
Want to celebrate this 80’s focused update?
Hop in your Delorean to revisit the decade of greed by exploring the Most Common LEGO Parts and Colors of the 1980’s
A new transparent LEGO brick formula, updated analysis of the most common LEGO Bricks and Colors, and a trademark lawsuit between The LEGO Group and a clothing designer — 2022 is here and there’s lots to discuss.
Update: How LUGBULK works—and strategies for making the most of it!
I’ve updated Brick Architect’s guide to the LUGBULK program with data from January 2022. It’s a great way to see which elements are common, and which are are costly (or hard to find).
Last year, I published an article explaining what LUGBULK is and how to use the opportunity to improve your LEGO parts library (while saving money). I’ve updated the part availability and pricing data in the article for January 2022 — just in time to finalize your own LUGBULK order!
- Table shows part availability for four consecutive 5-year periods.
You can see how certain colors are gaining popularity over time by flipping quickly through the pages.
- Added the new “Vibrant Yellow” color.
Even though it’s only included in a few 2022 sets, it is already more common than two established colors!
- Updated color rankings for 2017-2021.
The most common colors appear on the left side of the table.
- General readability/design improvements.
Let’s take a closer look at the contents, the curriculum, and storage solution that comes with the Education-focused Spike Prime set (and related Expansion Set). We’ll also compare it with similar consumer-facing LEGO Mindstorms products.
In this interview, we chat with the designers who created this year’s excellent Modular Building, and uncover the inspiration and alternate designs which were considered along the way.
That’s a wrap — Here’s the last collection of highlights from 2021, and a selection of great new sets debuting on January 1.
The collection includes a bunch of products featuring oversized LEGO parts. How big?… Let’s find out!