February 2022 LEGO News Roundup

Check out lots of news sets, a selection of interesting articles, and an 80’s themed update the LEGO Brick Labels collection!

While I didn’t publish a lot of articles in February, I was quite busy preparing the most recent update to the LEGO Brick Labels collection. You will also see how this update encouraged me to flashback to the Common LEGO Parts and Colors from my formative LEGO decade—the 1980’s.

The top topics this month in the broader LEGO community were: anticipation for a wave of new sets released on March 1, enthusiasm for TLG decision to add an additional inclusive skintone color, and an outpouring of support for Ukraine.

New at Brick Architect

  • Update: LEGO Brick Labels — version 38
    The first update of 2022 includes 76 new labels for a selection of brand new parts, and a batch of classic 1980’s parts.
    Thanks again to all of the patrons supporting the project — I didn’t create the 1980’s labels for me, I made them for you.
  • New: Most Common LEGO Parts & Colors — 1980’s Edition
    Rather than creating labels for a random assortment of classic 80’s parts, I identified the top 150 parts from that decade, and made labels for those parts in particular. This exercise resulted in a cool dataset which lets you relive classic colors and classic parts from the ‘Greed Decade’.
Classic 80's parts added to the latest version of the LEGO Brick Labels collection.

Classic 80’s parts added to the latest version of the LEGO Brick Labels collection.

Exciting new sets for AFOLs

There are tons of new sets which were released on March 1, so I’ve only highlighted a few of the most interesting sets for adult builders.

I think #10298 LEGO Vespa 125 is most compelling new set released in March.

I think #10298 LEGO Vespa 125 is most compelling new set released in March.

Best articles from around the web

Here are some February highlights from around the web – Happy reading!

Best podcast episodes:

Not a lot of great podcast content this month, I’m afraid! Here’s one thing to check out nonetheless.

  • #478 – Art Imitates Art (46:37)
    There is a fine line between making obviously fake copies of a famous painting for a hotel lobby, and forgeries. This episode explores an entire city dedicated to creating real oil paintings at an industrial scale. Totally fascinating to an art nerd like myself!
    99% Invisible

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