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Useful Resources for LEGO Fans

Tips and resources for serious LEGO fans! If you would like to share something that you feel would be valuable for our readers submit here! 🙂

The LEGO reverse engineering challenge

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There is a very interesting LEGO fan group on flickr that I became aware of through the LEGO Ambassador Forum. It’s called the LEGO Reverse Engineering Challenge. The idea is to figure out how small but complex LEGO creations were built. Once a challenge is posted, members submit their solutions, which are then shared in […]

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Brickset & Rebrickable alternate LEGO builds

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If you have a good size LEGO collection, you are probably familiar with Brickset.com. Brickset makes it very easy to keep track of the LEGO sets and minifigures you own, and gives you all kind of nifty charts, tables, and other tools to analyze and manage what you have. Another great website often used by […]

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Discover a unique section of the LEGO shop

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The Online LEGO Shop has an interesting new section that you may or may not have noticed, titled Discover. When the updated website was launched last year, there was nothing here, so I have been curiously waiting to see what was going to be added. And indeed, LEGO has been quietly filling up this space with […]

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LEGO guitars & other musical instruments

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The newly released #10255 LEGO Creator Assembly Square features a music store on the second floor of one of the buildings, however the store only carries a few musical instruments: a drum set, a saxophone, and a couple of guitars. Since there is plenty more room in the store, this is a perfect place for […]

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Brick City Depot & Brick Builders Pro

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The LEGO Modular Buildings series is one of the most popular collections with adult LEGO fans. They are substantial, look good on display, and provide a satisfying building experience with lots of little details and interesting building techniques. While many LEGO fans are happy to display the sets as they are, others like to modify […]

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LEGO Volkswagen Beetle custom trailers

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A couple of years ago I discovered the website of the German LEGO fan who goes by the name CustomBricks. What initially caught my attention was their various trailer-attachments for the #10220 LEGO Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, and the LEGO #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper. See original article here: LEGO MINI Cooper Caravan & […]

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LEGO Remake – alternate model instructions

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LEGO recently launched a new website called LEGO Remake, with the intention of providing alternate building instructions for official LEGO sets. The site was created in collaboration with LEGO fan designers from Rebrickable.com, but while Rebrickable mostly offers more advanced alternate models for teen and adult builders, LEGO Remake focuses on 7-10 year-olds. Below you […]

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Baseplates for LEGO in a rainbow of colors

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LEGO baseplates are always in high demand. They provide a solid support for LEGO creations, so they can be easily displayed and even carried around. Baseplates can also make a great building surface for play. Unfortunately LEGO’s own baseplates are quite thin and a bit flimsy, the color-selection is limited, and they are hard to […]

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