September & October LEGO News Roundup

Amazing new sets, geeking out on new parts, and the best podcast episode about the worst LEGO theme — here’s some of the best content from around the web which you might have missed!

Here’s another batch of amazing LEGO content from around the web. I hope you find something great that you might have missed!

New at Brick Architect

  • 2021 Most Common LEGO Parts
    I made a massive update to the Most Common LEGO Parts analysis based on sets released so far from 2017-2021. To make the article more approachable, I’ve also highlighted 10 parts that increased (or decreased) in popularity most this year.
  • LEGO Brick Labels v37 is complete!
    The update includes 76 new labels, and 43 updated labels — for a total of just under 1500 unique labels!
    (Thanks again to the awesome patrons supporting the project!)

Upcoming Events

  • November 8, 2021 – LEGO® House Live Tours from History Collection
    The final online tour is in November, focusing on ‘Crisis and Turnaround, 2002 – 2020’.
    The online event is 50 DKK (About $8).
  • September 4, 2021 – January 2, 2022 – LEGO Architecture® in Croissy-sur-Seine, France.
    I can’t read French, but it looks like there’s a museum west of Paris with rotating LEGO exhibits. The current exhibit features a mix of official LEGO Architecture sets and custom MOCs. (More photos on Facebook.)
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-6:30pm. € 5 / € 3 (discounted rate)
LEGO Architecture Exposition at Histoire en Briques (in Croissy-sur-Seine, France).

LEGO Architecture Exposition at Histoire en Briques (in Croissy-sur-Seine, France).

Exciting new sets for AFOLs

The LEGO Group continue to overwhelm those of us in the AFOL community with some exciting new sets! (An astounding 1200$ if you decided to buy all of the sets highlighted below!)

#10284 Camp Nou was designed by LEGO Architecture designer Rok Zgalin Kobe.

#10284 Camp Nou was designed by LEGO Architecture designer Rok Zgalin Kobe.

Best articles from around the web

While there are always a lot of good articles about LEGO, there were a ton of great articles these past two months, especially nerdy articles about rare or new parts!

Best videos:

Here are a couple videos that might catch your interest, too…

  • LEGO House documentary – Home Of The Brick (UK) (48:01)
    Formerly only available to Neflix subscribers, this documentary offers a great summary of the making of, and experiences within the LEGO House in Billund.
    —LEGO House @ YouTube
  • Super Modern Stays (34:00)
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Still Bend” home is featured in this episode of a show exploring homes that you can actually rent.
    —The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals @ Netflix (subscription required).

Best podcast episodes:

As always, here are some of the best audio-based stories that I’ve heard recently. Happy Listening!

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