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This is the place for brick-writers to share their love and passion for both LEGO and writing! Enjoy the great posts or submit your own! 🙂

Troubles in the toy world & at Toys’R’Us

Based on how amazing most of the new LEGO sets and themes have been in the past few years, it appears that the LEGO Company is doing very well. However, according to their most recent financial report, not everything is awesome in the world of LEGO. In addition, the toy industry as a whole has […]

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Consulting for The Toys That Made Us film

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(Written by William) Back in 2016, theBrickBlogger was contacted by a production company looking to create a documentary about toys. To be more specific, they wanted to look at iconic toys that shaped the fans of today. The goal was to pick out eight major toy lines and focus in on their social impact. As […]

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From LEGO to reality: building a climbing wall

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Today, I thought to write about a little something different. It is not totally LEGO-related, but it started with LEGO, so I figured it would qualify for the topic of this blog. I was introduced to LEGO as a child by my dad. He is an architect, and he sometimes uses LEGO for modeling new […]

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Comparing the performance of LEGO movies

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LEGO fan and Reddit member us3rn9m3 put together a very interesting chart, comparing the performance of the three LEGO movies released so far; The LEGO Movie from 2014, The LEGO Batman Movie, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie (both from this year). The chart compares the worldwide weekend earnings of the three movies for the first […]

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How fan films shaped The LEGO Movie…

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Last week Vox Media released a very interesting documentary about how fan-created stop-motion films shaped The LEGO Movie and other official LEGO animations. The LEGO Movie was not just an amazing animation feat, but it was also built on the legacy of homemade fan movies. Throughout The LEGO Movie, there are many subtle and not-so-subtle references to […]

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Discovering Easter eggs in LEGO sets

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(Written by E. B. – Eabs3) If you have been involved in the LEGO hobby for a while, you may have noticed that LEGO likes to include Easter eggs in their sets. Easter eggs are unexpected and usually undocumented small details that LEGO designers add as an insider joke or little surprise for the pleasure […]

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The magic of LEGO Star Wars photography

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(Written by Connor Yoho) My name is Connor, I’m a 21-year-old recent college graduate with a degree in film, residing in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. I do video editing for a living, working on various commercials and short films. Growing up, I was a huge fan of LEGO, with my collection mostly consisting of LEGO Star Wars […]

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The LEGO Batman Movie review & thoughts

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(Written by William) “All great movies tend to have actors in them… or something.” – Really Important Person. And all great reviews have super important quotes at the beginning. I’m not that great with quotes, so go ahead and think of one, then pretend it just got inserted. Does it seem weird that your impressive […]

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