February 2021 LEGO News Roundup
While February is often a quiet news month, we’ve collected our favorite LEGO news from around the web.
February has been very quiet at Brick Architect, so this month I’ve focused on the most interesting content from around the web…
This month at Brick Architect
- Article: How LUGBULK Works—and strategies for making the most of it!
Grow your collection with purpose in this data-driven article.
- Update: Unofficial LEGO Architecture Set Guide
Added ‘Singapore Changi Airport’ which is an semi-official LEGO Promotional Set by LCP Nicholas Foo, and ‘Haus der Bürgerschaft’ by Michael Reimann.
- March 26, 2021 – My way from AFOL to LEGO® designer
AFOL/LEGO journalist Are Heiseldal will facilitate an in-depth disucssion with three talented LEGO Designers: Marcos Bessa, Milan Reindl and Justin Ramsden.
Online Event, 199 DKK (about $35), 18:00 CET
Best articles from around the web
We can’t include every article in the past month, so here are a few of my favorites…
- 10K Club Interview: The Bangladesh National Parliament
Fan designer Juditha Ohlmacher talks about building with LEGO in Bangladesh, and re-creating the beautiful building (also known as Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban) using LEGO.
- Interview with LEGO Designer James May
Learn about his work on #40469 Tuk-tuk and what it’s like to work for The LEGO Group. (The concept model photo at the end of the article is pretty neat to see!)
- An Introduction To The World Of Custom LEGO Minifigures
This article shows the ways that LEGO fans go beyond custom printing; using various techniques to create custom-shaped Minifigs and accessories.
- The State of Gender and Custom Minifigures
See how few women were featured in the Collectible Minifig Series looking back… (Thankfully, the most recent series features a 50/50 distribution!)
—Women’s Brick Initiative
Best podcast episodes:
I’m going to continue highlighting my favorite episodes about LEGO and Architecture in these monthly updates. Happy Listening!
- Tt Games (1:08:04)
Starting with the immensely popular LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game in 2005, Tt games has created 19 games based on the same child-friendy action/adventure formula. I enjoyed the origin story and behind-the-scenes bits, but wish they admitted that the games are a bit formulaic, but wish they stopped trying so hard to convince us that their games aren’t formulaic. (They are, the formula works, and there’s nothing wrong with that!)
—Bits N’ Bricks
- Stuccoed in Time (49:53)
Learn how Santa Fe reinvented itself as a tourist haven by popularizing stucco architecture, and ultimately hollowing out the city in the process.
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