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BrickStix – stickers for your LEGO bricks!

by admin on June 27, 2012

in Reviews & Comparisons

Today I would like to introduce you to an exciting product for your LEGO bricks I just had the chance to try; BrickStix – reusable, removable and restickable decals and stickers for your LEGO bricks!

The inventor is Greyson MacLean, who dreamt up BrickStix when he was nine years old. An avid LEGO-fan, he was frustrated with not being able to customize his LEGO creations to his heart content. He wanted to use decals, but didn’t want to ruin his LEGO bricks with sticky residue. Also, he wanted the stickers to be easily removable and repositionable in case he changed his mind. And thus, with the help of Grayson’s mom, BrickStix was born…

Since his invention Grayson became the winner of the TAGIE Award for Young Inventor of the Year, as well as numerous other awards. Here is an interview with the young inventor of BrickStix:

BrickStix has two line of products. The first one is the BrickStix reusable, removable and restickable cling-decals. You just press and rub the BrickStix against the smooth surface of a LEGO brick to secure the cling. If the LEGO brick or the BrickStix cling-decal gets dirty, just clean with water and restick! You can change the BrickStix clings as often as you change your mind. (Click image for larger view.)

Themes included in the BrickStix cling-decal line include Metro, Transport, Space, Rescue, Splats, Shops, Pets, Home and Signs. Each of the packages contains two sheets of decals. Please note that the price may sound a bit high, however these decals can be used over and over again, therefore much better than regular decals or stickers – no need to buy replacements!

The second product line is called Mod Stix. They are removable and repositionable stickers. They do have a sticky side like regular stickers, but unlike most stickers, Mod Stix have a special adhesive that won’t leave residue on your LEGO bricks. They can also be removed and repositioned many times. (Click image for larger view.)

Themes included in the Mod Stix sticker line include Comics, Medieval, Special Forces, WWII, and Zombies. Here also, each of the packages contains two sheets of decals. Also, Mod Stix are dry-erase compatible, so you can write your own words and customize your stickers!

I have to say that I’m extremely pleased with both the Brick Stix cling-decals and the Mod Stix. In general I very much dislike the stickers provided with LEGO sets; they are hard to position properly, and almost impossible to reposition without ruining the corners of the sticker. And after repositioning them a couple of times they loose their stickiness and the corners will curl up or wrinkle. And if you do manage to put a sticker on properly, they will crack and discolor with age, and also leave an ugly residue when you want to take them off. 🙁

The Mod Stix stickers are like traditional stickers, but much easier to use and much longer lasting. I was very happy to see that even after putting on and taking off the sticker several times the corners didn’t wrinkle, the stickiness was still there, and the sticker didn’t leave any residue at all.

And the BrickStix cling-decals are just brilliant! I like these even more than the stickers! They work like magic! Shame on LEGO for being far surpassed by a nine-year-old and fixing the sticker problem LEGO fans have been facing for decades! Now I’m just waiting for LEGO to team up with this boy and implement his products in LEGO sets! It would be the right thing to do! I hope LEGO is listening, because “only the best is good enough”! 🙄

If you would like to check out BrickStix products, you can visit their website at BrickStix.com. Also, right now BrickStix needs your help to obtain a $250k grant for small businesses. They need 250 votes in total by June 30th. So far they have 170 votes. Just three days left to vote! Please help them out! All you need to do is visit missionsmallbusiness.com, search for BrickStix and add your vote. You can also encourage your friends to vote by tweeting, sharing and liking this post. Thanks! And of course as usual, feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

legolotr June 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I just saw these a few days ago.

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admin June 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Yeah, they are really fun! I got two of each for this review, and they are excellent! 🙂

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NINJA...GO! June 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Nice post admin! Nice! And are those in stores?

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admin June 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

They are in fact available in some toy-stores. BrickStix has a a list of stores that carry their stickers on their website, organized by state: http://www.brickstix.com/
Also, you can order from their website.

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nace10 June 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Wow! Good job Greyson!
(Shame on you LEGO for such lame stickers!)

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admin June 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM

UPDATE: Guys, if you can, please take the time to vote for BrickStix for the grant. (Details at the end of the post.) Greyson only needs a few more votes. We can do it! 😉

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Micho June 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Just voted for them, hope they get the grant. I just wanna say I believe in the product and hope they come up with some new Castle and Pirates stuff in the future. Good job Greyson.

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admin June 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Micho, thanks! Yes, Greyson is planning to expand the line if he gets the grant. 😉

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admin June 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM

UPDATE: UP to 207 votes! Only 43 more to go! If you haven’t voted yet, please do so! I’m in touch with Greyson’s mom and Greyson is really excited for getting our support. They said; “Thank you! Thank you!” 😀

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gid617 June 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I’d vote if I could – they’re really nice. But I don’t have a facebook account 🙁

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legolotr June 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I don’t either.

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nace10 June 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Me niether.

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admin June 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Nace, I just sent you an email. It is about your post for tomorrow, and your Contributor’s page. Please check it. 😉

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Nya ZX June 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM

how do i vote? because i want to vote this BrickStix, the BrickStix is so cool and i want to buy 3 of them so i can use to make one of my cooles lego yea ya 😀 😆 LOL

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admin June 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Nya, the link to voting is at the end of the article. You do need to have a Facebook account to vote though.

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studless June 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM

wow. I had a lego business idea, never got it of the ground though. Maybe in the next couple of years.

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admin June 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Studless, good luck with that! 🙂

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lego chronicler June 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM

What is it?

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Shade Snake June 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

That is cool admin. I don’t have a Facebook account, but I think they’d be great for lego stopmotion.

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studless June 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

eclipsegraphics is on there to, but they are not seachable as of when I last checked.

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The Silver Ninja June 28, 2012 at 8:16 AM

those are SO COOL! props to Greyson. it would be so cool if Greyson partnered with Lego so they wouldn’t have super-lame stickers!! 😀
~ the silver ninja

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lego chronicler June 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I am disappointed that they don’t have a SWAT sticker that I can put on the side of my cars (one day my cars are armored bank cars another a swat car! Maybe even on the same day!) Anyways, what a great idea! DET BEDSTE ER IKKE FOR GODT! (only the best is good enough!)

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admin June 30, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Chronicler, you could certainly make a suggestion. If I remember correctly they have a contact button on their website where you can submit ideas. 😉

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KING_BOO_XDDX July 22, 2012 at 2:27 PM

better then lego stickers but not like im ever taking lego stickers off anyway

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admin July 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I don’t take them off either, but they come off on their own after some time. 🙁

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LadyK September 30, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Do you make any for the bigger Duplo blocks?

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admin September 30, 2017 at 4:27 PM

The stickers would fit any LEGO bricks, as long as they have a smooth surface. However, since they are designed for standard LEGO elements, some of them might look too small on DUPLO. Hope this helps. 🙂

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