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Can Monkie Kid Give Us Sets as Great as Ninjago City?

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Brickset recently ran a fun competition, asking members to vote and advocate for the best LEGO set in the past 20 years. It was a process that took several days and much discussion, but ultimately four LEGO sets made it to the top; the #70620 LEGO Ninjago City, the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn […] Read more

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Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 3

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) This is a continuation from my previous twoo articles, Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 1 and Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 2. If you read those essays, you know that I enjoy getting ideas for my LEGO city layout and buildings from hobby train magazines and […] Read more

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Three Dimensional LEGO Wall Display Idea

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(Written by the Brick Creator) We all love LEGO. We played with LEGO as kids and we continue to play with them as adults. LEGO has licensed sets based on movies and a list of characters, but more surprising, LEGO has movies based on LEGO characters. There were pauses between the words at the end […] Read more

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Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 2

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) This is a continuation from my previous article, Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 1. If you read that essay, you know that I enjoy getting ideas for my LEGO city layout and buildings from hobby train magazines and catalogs. Today, we will discuss the topic further, especially the […] Read more

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How LEGO Tracks & Corrects Quality Issues

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(Written by William) If you’re like me, every now and then, I’ll see a set from a company other than LEGO and think it looks pretty sweet. However, the thing that stops me from buying it is that it’s not LEGO. For me, this decision has always been one based around the quality of the […] Read more

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LEGO’s New Strategy Towards Adult Fans

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(Written by William) Recently, LEGO invited Recognized LEGO Fan Media (RLFM) partners to participate in RLFM Days where LEGO Ambassadors had the chance to connect with various LEGO departments, hear presentations, conduct interviews, ask questions, and share concerns with LEGO representatives. The event normally takes place in Billund each year, but due to the virus, […] Read more

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LEGO Projects – The Importance of Research

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(Written by William) As I’ve mentioned in previous articles regarding LEGO Ideas, I have, on occasion, started up conversations with other builders on the platform. Part of my efforts to communicate is to drum up support for my own projects, but I get value from the interactions as well. Case in point, I got into […] Read more

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Learning from Model Train Magazines – Part 1

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) Like lots of other people, the Coronavirus has changed by life. Thank G-d I am healthy, but I’ve been self- quarantined for weeks. I still have my job, but I seem to be working a lot harder at it than usual. But like, I assume, many others, I’m looking for […] Read more

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Building a LEGO City on a Budget

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) Am I the only adult fan of LEGO who is on a budget? Am I the only parent who has to have a constraint on my children’s presents? I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what kind of LEGO city one could build these days with a […] Read more

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Learning from Model Train Layouts – Part 2

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) In Learning From Model Train Layouts – Part 1, we discussed some basic tips and tricks LEGO train fans can learn from traditional model train layouts. And now that we covered the basics, let’s talk about some of the finishing touches. You’ve built or bought tables. You’ve laid your tracks […] Read more

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