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Akunthita - TBB ProfileHello, there!!! And welcome to my blog! In case you were curious who is behind this website and the yellow crash-test dummy; my real name is Anna, but I go by “akunthita” or “thita” on most LEGO forums, and I’m the queen admin around here at theBrickBlogger.I hate writing official “about me”-s, so instead here is a bunch of random stuff to satisfy your curiosity. If you have questions just email me or leave a comment at the end! :cool:

  1. My favorite LEGO themes are castle and fantasy, and recently I also got into trains.
  2. I collect LEGO 2×2 bricks; currently I have 53 different colors, including some very rare ones.
  3. I received my first LEGO set when I was 7-years-old.
  4. I don’t like mixing LEGO and cloth (capes, flags, etc.), even if it is an official LEGO part.
  5. I have a Bricklink store; Sunshine State Bricks.
  6. I share most of my LEGO stuff at my flickr gallery.
  7. I can’t stand stickered LEGO parts, but love when they are printed!
  8. I own over 500 minifigs in my personal collection.
  9. I really like the now discontinued DUPLO Castle and DUPLO Pirate lines.
  10. I keep my LEGO very organized, but building can get messy.
  11. I collect the little plastic-tub Creator sets. I have all 16 released.
  12. I have been a vegetarian since I was 18-years-old.
  13. I’m left-handed.
  14. I have never flown first class.
  15. Currently I’m a one black stripe in Cuong Nhu, training for my two black-stripes.
  16. I have almost drowned three times.
  17. I have bungee jumped in Squamish, BC, Canada one time.
  18. I have been on a cruise once; on Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas”.
  19. I have eaten fire.
  20. I have walked barefoot on fire for 50 feet.
  21. I have had a cinder-block broken over my chest with a sledge-hammer while lying on a bed of nails. Yeah, don’t ask! :?
  22. I once fasted on fruit and water for 90 days and twice for 30 days.
  23. I have poor night-vision.
  24. I’m an awesome vegetarian cook and even better baker.
  25. I have elaborate dreams – like being in the movies all night!
  26. I own a Sunset Orange Honda Element.
  27. I used to be an eBay PowerSeller.
  28. The biggest thing I bought on eBay was my car.
  29. The biggest thing I sold on eBay was an Avion travel-trailer.
  30. I own a Trek bike.
  31. I have been to India once.
  32. I have played paintball.
  33. I have snorkeled in Haiti.
  34. I know how to use a shotgun and a handgun.
  35. I have driven a tank. :twisted:
  36. I’m a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-drugger.
  37. I have been to the Bahamas.
  38. I have been to SeaWorld twice and Discovery Cove once.
  39. I have been to Mexico three times.
  40. I have been horse-back riding only once.
  41. I drink at least a half a gallon of water every day.
  42. I used to have two parakeets; one green/yellow and one blue/white.
  43. I have been to Trinidad.
  44. I speak English, Hungarian and German a bit.
  45. I have lived in an ashram as a monk for 8 years.
  46. I have never been on a big rollercoaster, only the older wooden ones.
  47. I have been surrounded by wild dolphins while swimming in the Atlantic.
  48. I once delivered phonebooks.
  49. I briefly worked at a factory that was making parts for tanks.
  50. I have worked at a vegetarian restaurant for three years.
  51. I have helped building the Smoke Bluff Park Trails in Squamish, BC, Canada.
  52. I have all my wisdom teeth, and my tonsils.
  53. I’m a good at all the artsy-craftsy stuff.
  54. Even I can’t read my handwriting!
  55. I know how to pan for gold.
  56. I have been to a traditional Native American sweat-lodge ceremony twice.
  57. I have encountered an alligator while canoeing in Florida. 8O
  58. I have been to several multi-day bike tours.
  59. I have read the Bible, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, and the Bhagavad-Gita.
  60. I had volunteered at an archeological excavation.
  61. I have volunteered at a youth correctional facility.
  62. I’m the oldest of nine siblings.
  63. I’m good at fixing things – yeah, I know – a Jedi trait! :D
  64. I have helped building a cob-house.
  65. I tan easily.
  66. I do not have a television.
  67. I have no memory before the age of four.
  68. I never had braces.
  69. I’m allergic to chemical cleaning supplies.
  70. I used to be a real bookworm, now not as much.
  71. I have played roulette in Las Vegas.
  72. I have seen three of the Cirque de Soleil shows.
  73. I like to sleep on the floor.
  74. I don’t like icy drinks.
  75. I don’t mind rodents, but some bugs freak me out.
  76. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books.
  77. I love warm-weather places!
  78. I have never broken any bones.
  79. I can whistle – a little.
  80. I can never tell right from left.
  81. I always had trouble with numbered streets.
  82. I wash my darks and whites together.
  83. I’m a late afternoon person; 4 PM to sunset is my favorite part of the day.
  84. I feel more comfortable around kids than adults.
  85. I haven’t seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; stinky, toothless guys are not my thing. :roll:
  86. I only know how to hand-sow and would love to learn how to use a sewing-machine.
  87. I can play the piano, acoustic guitar and flute a little bit and harmonium pretty good.
  88. I love playing Frisbee.
  89. My favorite ice-cream flavor is “St. Augustine Mud”. :P
  90. I have been to four continents: North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
  91. I have been to 12 countries.
  92. I believe there are wars on this planet because grown-ups take themselves way too seriously.
  93. I never liked zoos; always wanted to open up the cages!
  94. So far I have counted 35 different birds in our back-yard.
  95. My favorite quote is: “Allow space for magic to occur.”
  96. My hubby is an NLP (Non-LEGO-Person), but he has great taste and great eye for details.
  97. Ours is a DINK household (Dual-Income-No-Kids)
  98. The movie “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” was a turning-point in my life.
  99. I’m obsessed with round numbers so had to add this in…
  100. …and I love smilies! :)

If you read this far you deserve a cookie! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Just email me or leave a comment below! ;)


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gid617 August 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I won a $15 gift certificate to Brickforge ( :D ), since you once said something like you own almost all of their products I thought I’d ask if there was anything in particular you’d recommend. How are their trans-colors? Do they look just like LEGO’s or are they not quite as clear? These would be my first custom pieces so I’d love any advice you have!


admin August 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM

You did??? Congratulations! Knowing that you prefer Fantasy and History themes, here are some suggestions:

If you would like weapons, I would go with the ones that are very unique and different from LEGO’s own selection. I particularly like the BrickForge bows and arrows as they are detached, not one piece like the ones from LEGO. The recurved bow is particularly nice.

Also, get yourself some accessories, like bottles! The broken bottle is really fun, so are the different flasks. Also the liquid splash! One of my favorite pieces! The BrickForge translucent colors are exactly the same as LEGO’s, although I have found that the trans-dark-blue one is duller than LEGO’s. All the other colors are the same shiny as LEGO’s.

You can also add something in glow-in-the-dark; they really glow in the dark, so yeah, fun! Although all BrickForge colors match LEGO’s exactly, there is one unique BrickForge color; bronze. I LOVE this color! Great for historic minifigs wielding bronze weapons! Maybe get a sword or something in this color.

Oh, and definitely get some mushrooms! Some of my favorite pieces! And musical-instruments! The guitars and violins are beautiful! And you might also find the drumsticks useful. Definitely better than minifigs banging their drums with lightsaber blades! :roll:

If you have any money left get a Centaur body. They are beautifully printed pieces and I highly recommend them. I have all four printed designs.

So to summarize I would recommend as first priority bows and arrows, bottles, splash, mushrooms, musical instruments and a Centaur. Whenever possible get the printed versions. They are very beautiful and really add a nice touch. I think all of that should fit in $15. ;)

If you have any further questions about any of the pieces just let me know. And keep me posted on what you decide to get. :)


gid617 August 14, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Thanks for the tips! I spent some time (when I should have been writing the next article…) today looking through their selection and the water splashes and broken bottles both looked great! Bronze sounds good, they don’t seem to have pictures for all of their items but having seen some used by other fans I guess I have a pretty good idea of what they look like. I do plan on getting a violin too, not sure about a centaur, but I’ll check them out!


admin August 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Gen, there are actually pictures of all of the products, but usually not in all color. So it is best to go through the item names first, then pick the color you want. The store is quite cumbersome to use as you would have to know the product names in the drop-down menus. I have suggested to them long time ago to set up a different system, but they are LEGO customizers, not tech-guys and probably they are using an out-of-the box web-store. So when I shop there I systematically have to go thru each drop-down menu to select everything I want becuase even I forget which name refers to which product, so I just schedule a half an hour to browse thru everything.


gid617 August 15, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Yes, it took me a good half hour to go through everything, and I eventually discovered that it’s just not all colors that are pictured! I had fun going through all the products even if it took a while… :)


admin August 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Yeah, it is fun to go thru everything. They have a great selection! :)


ninja5 May 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Where on earth did you get a gift card for brickforge?


admin May 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I don’t know for sure where Geneva got hers, but I got mine by adding my MOC (with BrickForge accessories) to their flickr gallery. They pick their favorite model from all the uploads on a regular basis and the winner got a $15 cupon. I’m not sure if they still do this though, but it is worth to check. ;)


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 15, 2013 at 11:29 PM

It’s almost mid-night here and when I look at you’re picture….it kinda stares into my soul… :roll:


admin August 16, 2013 at 9:06 AM

LOL! Don’t look at pictures at midnight! :twisted:


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Whoops….that won’t happen again…. :twisted: or will it? MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!


admin August 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Oh… now I’m scared… :(


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Great…now you’re making me feel guilty…


admin August 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Good. :roll:


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 17, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Me: -about to put cookie in my mouth-
Gollum shows up and takes my cookie
Gollum: Precious! I found you!
Me: Are you blind? I’t’s a cookie, not the ring!
Gollum runs away
Me: Shtoopid Hobbitses!
Me: Admin! I demand another cookie! :grin:


admin August 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Oh… hm… let’s see if I got any more.
*Goes to kitchen.*
Okay, got two left…
*Throws them in your direction.*
You gonna have to eat these faster. There are cookie-monsters everywhere! :twisted:


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Me: -Starts to gobble down the first cookie-
Cookie Monsters cam and swiped my other cookie
Cookie monsters run away
Me: Runs after them
Tackles them to the ground, and swipes the cookie
Me: -eats the second one-


admin August 18, 2013 at 9:49 AM

LOL! Yeah, cookies are a most wanted commodity! You should get a safe and some highly trained guards. :roll:


Faron August 19, 2013 at 12:27 PM

You are so interesting! I wish I was that cool!


admin August 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Faron, I just like to do and try out different things. It has both plusses and minuses. The plus is that I have lots of interesting experiences, the minus is that I don’t really have a focus. I guess my only focus is to have fun. :roll:


Faron August 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

So what did you think of the Book of Mormon?

Also did you see OVO, by Cirque du soliel it was AMAZING!


admin August 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Faron, as far as the Book of Mormon, I found it interesting – although if I would be a Mormon, I would be out digging for evidence! I love archeology! No, I haven’t seen OVO, is that a new show?


admin August 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Oh, and BTW, I just responded to your question on flickr. ;)


Faron August 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Well the Mormon church does have teams of archeologists, as well as church site cruises. No presure haha, i was just curiose!

Actually OVO just ended its tour. It was in the states two years ago I believe, i would recommend buying the dvd, it is awsome!


admin August 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I actually was friends with some Mormon elders when we lived in Arizona (the guys are so cute with their white shirts on their bikes!), and learned some interesting stuff from them. We lived in an apartment-complex where our neighbors to the left where Mormon boys, and our neighbors to the right were Orthodox Jewish girls. Had some interesting poolside conversations. :)


admin August 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Oh, forgot to mention; I checked out the trailer for OVO. Really fun! :P


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hey Admin, I got another question. It says on the side of the site that 2,268 people visit here from Ukraine. I was born there so would it be considered that I am visiting this site from Ukraine even though my family moved to the U.S?


admin August 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Cragger, no, the system is not that smart. It doesn’t actually know who you are as an individual. It just identifies your IP address (which is the identification number of your Internet connection). So, if you continue visiting from the same computer from the same location then you are counted as one person. However if and when you travel, and you are connecting from a hotel (for example), it won’t know it is still you, so it would count you as a second person. ;)


Alex February 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

You’re Ukrainian? So am I! You are the first Ukrainian person I have seen on the Brickblogger so far… :)


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM

They call you akunthita? It sounds like uncle thita (no offense) :grin:


admin August 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Akunthita is my Sanskrit name. It means “one without hesitation”. ;)


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Did you go on the Manta ride at Sea World? It is wicked! The lady sitting next to me fainted by the end of the ride!


admin August 24, 2013 at 9:38 PM

No… I’m scared of roller-coasters. :oops:


CraggerCHIThePrinceOfChima September 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Shame on you…


admin September 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM
CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Just finished building the croc swamp hideout! It is wicked! Too bad it doesn’t come with any exclusive mini figures though…It took me 3 hours to build and had a lot of technic stuff in it.


admin August 24, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Nice! I like that big alligator jaw! But yeah, you are right; some exclusive minifigs would have been nice! :)


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hey Admin, I got a question, what do you think is the better theme: Chima or Ninjago?


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

LOL! I just got a funny thought in my head! You still stare deep into my soul and when I think about the name ankuthita, I think of you as Monk Giatzo from Avatar The Last Air bender! ( The monk gave me the creepsies) (P.S. Avatar is the best show ever! Can’t wait for Book 2 Spirits fro the Legends Of Korra!)


admin August 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

He-he… I assure you that I have no soul-staring abilities… or maybe I do… tell me, young Prince of Crocs, what’s troubling your soul? *very serious monk-face goes here* :mrgreen:


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

The thing that is bothering my soul is that there’s 5 and a half hours before the new Chima episode and that the new Ninjago episodes are only coming out on December 18th.


admin August 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Oh… that’s very serious. I’m afraid there is no remedy for your troubles. Unless you learn how to speed up time. Which would require 100 years of meditation on the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, but by that time you will miss both of the shows. :shock:


CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 30, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I’m also very upset with my fellow crocodiles…they lost the war at my swamp! Of course the lions would win with the help of the eagles and the crazy monkeys! It wasn’t any fair! We should have won!


Meneldur son of Garamar September 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Hi Admin! It’s been a while since I’ve been on your post! Have you missed all my long comments and never-ending questions? (he he he) :lol: I just read the article on the Simpsons sets that you wrote in March. Wow! I looked over a few comments and boy! there was some controversy over that topic. What are your thoughts on LEGO Simpsons?


admin September 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

LOL! Yeah, I was wondering where you have been. As far as the Simpsons, when I wrote that article LEGO Simpsons was just a rumor. In fact right after myself and other bloggers wrote about it, LEGO publicly announced that they have NO INTENTION to make LEGO Simpsons sets. Then here we are just a few months later, and we already have the set names and all. LEGO can’t fool its fans… I don’t really care for Simsons – neither the show, nor the LEGO sets. But I will look out for interesting new LEGO moulds and colors that I may find useful for MOC-ing. What about you? What do you think of them? :)


Meneldur son of Garamar September 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I’ve never seen the Simpsons show, but from what I hear it’s pretty inappropriate. But I will keep an eye out for new colors and elements like you. However if there’s a new piece or color in the Simpsons sets, LEGO will probably use that element again in a different set. And it might be a set that I really will want. So I probably will wait for a while. BTW, I’m wondering if it’s possible for me to write a post on the new Winter Village addition that was just released. Have you already written an article on that set or is it possible I could?


admin September 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

The Simpsons is more goofy than inappropriate – lame American humor to be specific. But it has a lot of fans. As far as TV-shows it is one of the better ones amongst the horrifying selection that’s available on our channels. :evil:

In regards to the Winter Village, no I haven’t written on it yet, because I’m just not in the winter mood as of yet. I thought to wait until October to write about it, but if you want to take up the task you are welcome to cover it. ;)


Majestic Kai Fan November 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

admin, you have done some awesome things, I’m so jelly


admin November 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Well, you can do fun stuff too. ;)


Majestic Kai Fan November 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM

The problem is I haven’t finished school :(


admin November 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean… but there are a lot of fun things you can do while you are in school as well. Plus the great thing about still being in school is that you have the whole summer free. You won’t have that as an adult. So everything has plusses and minuses. The thing is that if you really want something you just commit to making it happen, no matter where you are in life. Excuses are always easy to find. It is not like the opportunities I had were handed to me on a silver platter. I worked hard for them and made them happen. ;)


Majestic Kai Fan November 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Funny you should mention summer admin, today is the first day of summer in my country :)


admin December 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Nice! Have fun! :)


Majestic Kai Fan December 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Will do admin :D


gid617 January 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Since you asked me to keep you posted on what I decided to get from Brick Forge (yes, I didn’t get it until now… :P ),
All the pieces are really nice, and the colors/printing are awesome! And thanks a lot for your advice!


admin January 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Gen, I left a note on yoru picture. You got some really nice accessories! I’m glad you were able to get them. Now let’s see what you will do with them! :)


gid617 January 24, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I’ve got a western style build in the works that will use a few… I have a lot of bias of course but I think it’s turning out well!


lego trooper 91 February 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM

wy don’t you have any kids :( ??????????????


admin February 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I don’t know… I just haven’t had the desire. Maybe one day I will change my mind. Is that okay? There are so many kids in my family; I have 5 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters, plus a bunch of cousins, nephews, nieces… if I want to hang out with a kid, there are plenty to choose from. ;)


lego trooper 91 February 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

i was just wondering i live in a family with 8kidds and were home scoold :D


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The Yellow Ninja April 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM

You’ve been to 12 different countries?That’s really cool.I’ve been to one other country,which was England.But that’s where I was born,and we moved to Texas when I was two.(Still have a hint of the brittish accent, as well as the love for soccer and all European singers.)So would coming to America count as going to a different country?


admin April 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Oh, so you are British by birth? Interesting! One of my brothers lives in London. I guess in the USA you could almost count different states as different countries! :P


The Yellow Ninja April 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Well,I’ve stayed in Texas.So maybe I’ve been to two countries? (which is odd,considering the fact that Texas actually used to be it’s own country.) *Shrugs*It’s cool either way,and I’d love to go back someday-maybe after I graduate and go to college and all that.


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