April 2021 LEGO News Roundup
Wrapping up another month of interesting articles and podcasts, including an interview with Brick Architect founder Tom Alphin.
As always, here’s the latest LEGO news here at Brick Architect and from around the web…
This month at Brick Architect
- Article: Tom Alphin on ‘For the Love of Brick’ podcast!
I hope you listen to my interview at the ‘For the Love of Brick’ podcast. This article includes behind-the-scenes photos and links to complement your listening experience!
- Update: LEGO Brick Labels v36
This update adds labels for 78 new parts to the LEGO Brick Labels collection! This includes 17 new parts which were just released this year!
- May – November, 2021 – LEGO® House Live Tours from History Collection
Five hour-long virtual tours will be offered in 2021, exploring the hstory of The LEGO Group starting in 1932. The first tour is May 6th, and two different time slots are available for each tour.
The online event is 50 DKK (About $8).
Exciting new sets for AFOLs
A bunch of really interesting new sets were recently announced. These are a few of my favorites:
- LEGO Star Wars
With May the 4th nearly here, pick up your favorite Star Wars sets!
Purchases over $85 receive a free microscale Tattoine Homestead set through 5/5 – or while supplies last. At LEGO.com
- #21326 Winnie the Pooh
The latest addition to the LEGO Ideas product line is a cute scene based on the popular childrens story. The highlight for many will be the selection of custom moulded minfigures.
1265 pieces for $99.99 (99.99€ / £89.99), Available now at LEGO.com
Best articles from around the web
We can’t include every article in the past month, so here are a few of my favorites…
Best podcast episodes:
This month, another new LEGO podcast was launched. Happy Listening!
- Tom Alphin – Brick Architect (1:05:23)
Here’s a direct link to my interview with Greg McDonald about The LEGO Architect book, LEGO Brick Labels, LEGO Storage, Buiding MOC’s and much more!
—For the Love of Brick
- Marcel Bonnici – Astonishing Studios (43:54)
Another episode of For the Love of Brick makes the list this month… I loved hearing about both the technical challenges in making LEGO Vending machines, but also in creating a strong social media brand and working with multinational sponsors.
—For the Love of Brick
- S1E3 – Extra Pieces Ulysses Fallout; Building Super Heros; Looney Tunes Minfigures; Wishing upon a Classic Castle (52:54)
Richard from The Rambling Brick, and Jay from Jay’s Brick Blog have combined forces in this new podcast which covers the latest LEGO news in a casual conversational format. They are both extremely knowledgeable fans, so you are in good hands!
- A Fabled History (1:01:13)
The Bits n’ Bricks podcast only planned to create a single season celebrating the 25 year history of LEGO Video Games. Due to popular demand, they will be back with a second season soon. In the meantime, this excellent episode looks back at the long history of LEGO games with interviews with heavy hitters at The LEGO Group Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (former CEO and grandson of the founder of the LEGO Group), and Jørgen Vig Knudstorp (executive chairman of LEGO Brand Group).
—Bits N’ Bricks