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LEGO Ninjago to Star Wars to Samurai…

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(Written by the enigma that is badger) Some time ago, I greatly enjoyed Taryn’s blog post on the similarities between the themes and characters of the Star Wars universe and those of LEGO Ninjago (see: May the Force be With You… Ninja Style?), citing numerous lines and scenes in the Ninjago TV-series that seemed to […]

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Grow Up and Brick On – a LEGO ethnography

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(Written by Andrew Taylor) (NOTE: This essay was written by Andrew for his college class on the culture of LEGO fans. Besides sharing his own experiences, he also interviewed several of our contributors to get deeper insights, and to improve his own perception on the phenomena of LEGO as a hobby. Andrew is a student […]

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Only sheeps and deers say LEGOs…

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No, this is not going to be another article about the proper use of our favorite brand name, for that check out: LEGO, Lego, lego, legos – Does it Really Matter? “Only sheeps say legos” is actually a quote from one of my favorite LEGO designers, Mark Stafford in a recent discussion on Reddit. The […]

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The many aspects of the LEGO hobby…

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(Written by Strider) I am a TFOL (Teen-Fan-of-LEGO) and I go by the name Strider in this community. In my first article I addressed a common phenomena in a LEGO fan’s life called the Dark Ages (see: When the LEGO Dark Ages Creeps Up On You…), and today I thought I will tackle a broader […]

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The great LEGO challenge – MOCtober

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(Written by HP) Just a couple of weeks ago we discussed a really fun LEGO project, the LEGO Architecture Studio 30-Day Challenge (follow link for details). Today I would like to share with you a similar challenge my local LEGO Users Group put together here in the Philippines (PhLUG), called MOCtober. This LEGO event was […]

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The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 4

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(Written by Chi-bacca) Welcome to Part 4 of the little series I’m doing where I share an experiment of giving myself a LEGO building challenge. If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can find them here: The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 1, The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 2 and The LEGO MOC […]

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Collecting LEGO gear, gifts & novelties

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(Written by fikko3107) Let me start this post with an assumption: you have been to an official LEGO store, right? No? Absolutely understandable, as they are not in every city or even country. How about a specialist store that carries LEGO, like a toy, hobby or gift-shop? Still no? Ok, still understandable, especially if you […]

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The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 3

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(Written by Chi-bacca) Welcome to Part 3 of the little series I’m doing where I share an experiment of giving myself a LEGO building challenge. If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can find them here: The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 1 and The LEGO MOC Challenge – Part 2. This time I […]

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