April Fool’s Day is pretty much over and the LEGO community again this year came together to spread hoaxes and playing jokes on their readers. There’s a little recap of some of the things that happened today around the LEGO community. You can see from the list below, there’s similar topics from various sites. If there’s something that I missed, let me know and I’ll try to add it to the list.
For my annual joke, I reported that I would start reviewing LEPIN sets but that will never happen. Many of you guys caught on which isn’t that surprising.
A reader named Adeel made The Simpsons The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop (71062) and made it seem that LEGO tweeted it out.
They reported that Beijing would be opening up the first LEPIN certified store.
The announced the MEGA Brick Loot box which contains a build that had over 20,000 pieces.
BrickNerd also put out a “new” LEGO Star Wars set with The Destruction of Jedhi (040117) that only consisted of tan bricks and would only be available during the May the 4th promotion.
They had two posts for April Fool’s with the first one being a new LEGO Game of Thrones theme complete with set descriptions.
They did a post of Google & LEGO joining together for a Google Build Assistant.
Bricks to Life
They released a press release announcing three new LEGO games with LEGO Deadpool, LEGO Flintstones, and LEGO The Twilight Saga.
They put the Beatles as minifigures crossing Abbey Road on Google Maps.
Jay’s Brick Blog
They released a press release about LEGO completing their acquistion of LEPIN
They reported of Pockyland branded brick separator.
A member has reported on a UCS Brick Separator.
Pop Culture Uncovered
They released a press release announcing a Star Wars expansion for LEGO Dimensions.
The Brothers Brick
TBB’s post says that LEGO is a worse investment than gold. This is an exact opposite of reports from a few years ago from many major world news sites such as Time that reported LEGO was a better investment than gold.