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Alexander Chlistalla June 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

HI!
I found some ols lego boxes of the 1950s (700/3A // 700/4 // 700/5) and I would like to rearrange the bricks so that the cardboard boxes have got the original contents of bricks – do you know if there is an inventory of these cardboard boxes? I have already tried peeron. com and bricklink catalogue, there is nothing…
I am looking forward to your answer
Best regards
Alex Chlistalla

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admin June 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Alex, your absolute best resource for old sets would be Gary Istok. I’m going to forward your message to him, and you can also contact him directly through his profile page: Contributors: Gary Istok
If anyone can help you that would definitely be Gary. ๐Ÿ™‚
If you have any further questions just let me know!

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Gary Istok March 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Hi Alex,

Sorry to take so long, I’ve been busy on finishing up my LEGO CD, part of which contains photographic examples of what you are looking for. You mention the 3 sets 700/3A, 700/4 and 700/5. Do they have mainly red and white bricks? That would date them to mid-1954 and later. And the box tops… (they all have yellow backgrounds)… but is there just a boy and girl? That would be 1953-55 and the children are Kjeld and his sister Gunhild (the grandchildren of the LEGO founder Ole Kirk Christiansen). If there are 3 children and they are playing on a board with all the buildings mainly 2 stories tall that would date to 1955-57 (that would be Kjeld, Gunhild and their late (died in 1969 in a car crash) younger sister Hanne). If there are 3 children and there is a “twin tower” hotel about 12 stories tall, that would be the same 3 children and date to 1957-60. Also the 1953-55 boxes have LEGO MURSTEN on the box tops, from 1955-57 they have one of 5 languages (Danish – “System i leg”, Swedish /Norwegian – “System i lek”, German – “System im Spiel” or Dutch “Systeem bij het Spel” (1955-57)…. or if it just says “LEGO System” it dates to late 1957-60.

From 1953-mid 1954 there were 4 color bricks in the box. Starting in late 1954 until 1960 there were only 2 colors (red/white) with a few clear bricks.

Based on what box you have, I can help to tell what the correct contents and layout look you should have. Also, are there inserts? There should be inserts that when inserted with the flat side up… you should be able to stack the bricks 1 level high and just about reach the rim of the lower box.

Cheers,
Gary Istok

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Gary Istok June 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Hi,

There were many different packing variations in the 1950s…. either box top images or descriptions would help me answer your questions. Most of the 700/x sets are known in 8-11 different box tops and about 14 different packing variations.

Also, knowing that the cardboard inserts still exist makes it easier to put the set together. And the reply depends on the number of brick colors… earlier 700/x sets had 4 or 5 different brick colors… by late 1954 these were down to only 2 brick colors (red and white)… with a few trans-clear bricks included.

Awaiting your response! ๐Ÿ™‚
Gary Istok

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admin August 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Hello, Alice! Thanks for introducing your company. Ours is just a LEGO-fan website though. We have no use for pins, keychains and cufflinks, unless they are made of LEGO. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Michael December 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM
Gary Istok December 13, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Very nice! Box looks like the architectural type set box!

Isn’t that the 2011 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift Set?

A very limited edition set that already has old time wooden LEGO toy collectors “casting a covetous glance”….

Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Gary Istok

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Gary Istok December 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Duh…. anyone who would have read ALL the auction comments would have figured that out! I had already heard about it elsewhere…. lol…

Cheers!

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admin December 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Gary, you gonna get this? Someone should get it! ๐Ÿ™„

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I have a question! January 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Why are you closing lego universe and when i saw this i was like “NOOOOO!” when I found it out because i wanted to become a member! D:

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admin January 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Nice to have you here, but you will need to ask LEGO about why they are closing LEGO Universe. This is a fan site. We don’t work for LEGO. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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simon menz March 27, 2012 at 4:33 AM

I have some photos i took on my iphone but your mail client want except?

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admin March 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Simon, yay! Would love to see them! Maybe the photos were too big? Or too many? Perhaps try to send them in two parts? ๐Ÿ˜•

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EPIC NRG NEO NOVA NINJA DZUX April 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

wow people have not checked this out for a lllllllooooooooooonnnnng time!

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admin April 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Neo, this is just information on how to contact us. It is really not a post for commenting. Not everyone is as chatty as you guys at the Ninjago section. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sensei Lexi (Ninja of Shishkabobs) April 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM

No kidding. ๐Ÿ™„
I have never been to this section before, accually. D

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admin April 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Lexi, this section is for sending private messages. Most members communicate through comments, but if someone wants to send a personal message for some reason, it is possible to do it here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Mike April 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Hey yall, I have a massive collection (500 or so pounds worth) of legos, all sort and I have to make space. I was thinking about moving them to my storage unit. I have them sorted in ziplock bags in large storage containers all nice and neat. My yconcern is the high temps my small storage unit will see during the summers here in NC. I’m wondering if they will be damaged by simply being in the unit? They currently stay in my garage which gets quit hot over the summer and have been fine, but I would imagine that it is warmer in a storage unit? Any experiences with legos being stored in a storage unit with high temps?

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admin April 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Mike, as your LEGO is stored nice and neat, it is unlikely that your regular bricks will be damaged by the heat a storage-unit would have. Many LEGO fans use storage-units in fact. The seal on boxes would definitely deteriorate though. You say that all your sets are stored in ziplock bags, so this doesn’t seem to be an issue for you, but I just thought to mention it. Also, stickers (either applied or still on the sticker-sheet) would loose their stickines, shrink, and can become brittle. I would suggest to store sticker-sheets and stickered parts separately.

Another thing you want to look out for is electronic parts. It is unlikely they would be damaged by heat, but they would be damaged by condensation. So if you have trains, the old-style rails, electric bricks, etc., I would not put those in a storage unit. Or if you absolutely need to, I would store them in completely airthight bags (freezer-bags maybe?) to avoid condensation.

Also, look out for white parts. It seems they age the worst. It is still a mistery of what exactly causes white bricks to yellow. Some people say it is sun-damage, but others say their white bricks turned yellow even in storage. ๐Ÿ˜•

If you put your LEGO collection in a storage unit I would suggest to check on them once a year to see how they are doing. Open a few of the containers and look for any discoloration. In general there should be no issues, however it is a good idea to check. LEGO is a big investment, so keep it safe like any other investments you have. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Mike April 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Thanks, it is a big investment. I guess my concern is pieces deforming from the heat and being packed up so tightly. Appreciate your time. Mike

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admin April 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Mike, the melting-point of ABS plastic 176 Fahrenheit (80 Celsius). Your LEGO should be fine below that. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I would suggest to install a thermometer and stop by on a really hot day and see what you get inside. If you see anything close to the melting point, yeah, I would be concerned. If it is below that you should be fine. One thing I don’t know is the melting-point of the clear plastic bricks (windows for example). It is made of a different material. If this is a concern for you, I would suggest you ask on Gary Istok’s Page. He would know stuff like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gary Istok April 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM

No, the clear plastic bricks should be OK as well. The only concern is if you have older (before 1965) LEGO sets/parts. Many are made of Cellulose Acetate, and they react with heat and humidity. But I’ve found that most of those parts have already warped by now. So I wouldn’t be worried about that.

For those of you who have yellowed white bricks… try putting the yellowed part into a sunny window for a few weeks. I did think to try this until a few weeks ago I found some white ABS plastic bricks behind a pot on a dusty windowsill (I hadn’t dusted there in a while)… and I noticed that they were as white as can be. I’ve heard on several sites that the UV light rays are not the real culprit to the yellowing of parts… but that they are part of getting the parts white again, without the use of chemicals. Take a few yellowed white pieces, and put them on a sunny window ledge and try it yourself!

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admin April 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Thanks, Gary! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Reza Sharifi April 30, 2012 at 2:11 AM

dear manger
I am looking for your company branch in IRAN if it is available please inform me.

Best regards

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Sensei Wu April 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

hey admin, can I make an article for u to put on this website?

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admin April 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Sure you can! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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coreadventurez April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

how?

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Sensei Wu April 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM

admin?

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admin April 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Please note that it is not possible for me to monitor questions 24/7/365. I do read all comments and respond to them as soon as I can. ๐Ÿ™„

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Sensei Wu April 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

hey admin, what’s this website’s email?

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Sensei Wu April 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I can’t wait to see my NRG ninja pictures article

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Sensei Wu May 2, 2012 at 12:16 AM

admin, can I copy the season 3 episode list from “Season 3 what will it bring” onto brickipedia?

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admin May 2, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I believe the same info is already there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sensei Wu May 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

ok, let me check

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Sensei Wu May 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I can’t find it on brickipedia… so could I post it on brickipedia?: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki

or maybe if it DOES have it could I post it on
Legofan100?: http://legofan100.wikia.com/wiki/Legofan100_Wiki

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admin May 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Sure, I don’t have a problem with that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Legoman640 January 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

They almost stole my name!

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Sensei Wu May 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

hey admin, why on top does it say on top of my above comment: Your comment is awaiting moderation.?

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admin May 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The TBB filter automatically put comments with two links under moderation for safety reasons. You have no idea how many nastly links we get in a day! Moderating links is for the safety of our readers. Hope this helps some! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sensei Wu May 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

admin, I posted it on Legofan100 here’s the link:

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admin May 4, 2012 at 6:22 PM

That’s cool, but why is the layout so strange? ๐Ÿ˜•

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Sensei Wu May 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

oops sorry, now look at it

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Building Mom 7 May 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Hello!

My kids inherited a big box of LEGO from people we don’t know. There are lots of pieces, many appear to be from Star Wars sets, but no instructions. Is there a way to find out what sets we have based on the pieces we have? THANK YOU!

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admin May 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Hi, Building Mom! Yes, it is possible, but it will require some work. What I would suggest is that you look for some of the most unusual looking pieces. If you think most of the sets are Star wars, I would look for windshields, stickered parts, any unusually shaped large pieces, and of course minifigures.

Once you have those, you can go to BrickLink.com and locate them in the catalog. BrickLink will tell you which sets the part appear in. Then you can check for all the other pieces coming in that set, download the instructions from LEGO.com and hopefully be able to piece it back together.

Hope this gives you a start. If you have any other questions just let me know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Building Mom 7 May 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Thank you so much! My son will be thrilled to put some different sets together!

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admin May 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM

You are welcome, Building Mom! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Gary Istok May 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Well I finally finished my 2,800 page Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide (1949-1990s) on DVD. The older guide was on a CD, but the DVD was needed to hold more data (688MB worth). For those not familiar with my older LEGO CDs or this new LEGO DVD, lets just say that I take the sets/parts information back to day 1 in 1949 when the first LEGO bricks molding machine was introduced.

The LEGO DVD is available in my Bricklink store for $29.95 (plus shipping)…
http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=istokg&itemID=32384933

Or if you want just a downloadable copy (takes about 6-10 minutes to download, depending on your internet provider), you can save in shipping costs….
http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=istokg&itemID=32819532

For some of the 6000+ images (plus 1/3 million words history)….
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69200
http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/4003/unofficial-lego-setsparts-collectors-guide-finally-going-out-next-week#Item_39

And some sample PDF Chapters (although this is from my older CD, but you get the idea of what’s in the DVD:

When you add the Bricklink and Peeron databases PLUS my LEGO DVD… you pretty much have a 100% overview of everything that TLG ever produced in the way of LEGO plastic toys. I just go into much more details than any of the online databases.

Enjoy!
Gary Istok

P.S. If you wanted the DVD or the download, but don’t wan to get a Bricklink account, you can always Paypal me directly at: istokg@earthlink.net … for $29.95 (download), or the DVDs… $31.95 (USA), $32.45 (Canada), $32.95 (rest of world).

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admin May 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Gary, I should really put together a post for you about your new DVD to promote it. I have seen some of the awesome tidbits you have been sharing at Brickset. I made a note to myself to write a full post about this. Hopefully next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Coz May 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM

question, Will Lego ever have doctor who in US?

Below is a blurb from doctor who news:

“A six-year-old girl from Kedington has become the envy of collectors after finding a rare item of merchandise. Jessie Spicer bought a ยฃ1.50 packet of Lego Doctor Who figures at Hamley’s in London and when she opened it she found inside it a Day of the Moon model of the Doctor, of which only 100 have been made. Her mother said: “It was a real Willy Wonka moment for her and we were all really excited about it. She is going to hold on to it as an investment for the future.” The figure is currently estimated to be worth up to ยฃ600.”

I am a big doctor who fan:)

it’s like trying to fine orginal Lego Batman stuff…

thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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admin May 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Coz, I don’t think LEGO ever made Doctor Who… ๐Ÿ˜•

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B. M. June 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Just sent a private message.

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josh talbott June 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Hello,

Like so many, Legos were among my first artistic medium. The
sound of the legos pouring out on my grandmother’s floor still has
resonance. As life would have it I became a fine artist and now have
come full circle with a series of lego paintings. At the moment I’m
doing adventures of various lego figures. I have a ton of ideas and
from potty humor to literary reference. I would just like to share my
work with you and say hello. Of course any direction you could point
me in to give my work more exposure would be greatly appreciated.
I am open to commissions or even just ideas!
I hope all is well in your world and look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Josh Talbott

http://www.joshtalbott.com

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=josh+talbott&_sacat=0

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admin June 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Josh, nice to meet ya! Wait!? Those are paintings!!!??? I would be happy to feature your work in an article for our readers. Would you like to write a post introducing yourself, your work, how you got involved with LEGO, and painting, and LEGO painting, and whatever else you would like to share with our community. Just let me know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Coz June 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I need help. Is there any way to fix a face on a Lego?

I have a night wing and ruined its head, is there a template or something to fix it? I tried a sharpie and nope it did not work, I am blind as a bat.

Thanks

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admin June 7, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Coz, you could use the image on BrickLink to try to repair it: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb059. But it is not going to be easy as LEGO heads are very small. I wouldn’t recomment a sharpie. Try a MICRON pen, available at art & craft stores. They are extremely fine-tip and are permanent. If you can’t fix it, I would just buy a new head and be more careful with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Carlo June 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Hi,
Can you send me to email only for personal used the decals of trade federation alien?And how much to have a personal print?

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admin June 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Carlo, I’m not sure waht you mean. If you are missing stickers from your LEGO sets, you can call LEGO for a replacement. You can also look around on BrickLink, they have pretty much everything under the sun related to LEGO. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Legoman640 January 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Cool! Carlo knows about the Trade Federation! :mrgreen:

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Carlo June 9, 2012 at 8:27 AM

No,i view on your site a minifigure (trade federation alien pilot)with a long gray CAP,sand Green face and sand blue vest that i Like can you send me the decals of there?Or how much is it?And how much to have a personal print?

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admin June 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Carlo, I would suggest that you post your question on the relevant article the picture is in. With almost 400 articles on this website I can’t really tell which one you are referring to, and your description doesn’t ring a bell. Please post your question in the relevant place and I should be able to help you out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jessica September 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Okay. I could use some ideas on how to find some bulk legos for a 4 year old who is not ready for the actual sets but loves to create his own ideas with Legos. My son got his first box of Legos in August for his 4th bday and a lot of people bought him sets when he told them he wanted Legos. I didn’t think to say to do just the bricks. Now, he has thousands of little pieces and parts that go to sets that are in a tub but he has maybe 1500 blocks and can’t really build even a house with them. I was thinking about just doing the builders of tomorrow set and buy a few of those to put all together. (I have watched on eBay but not many people are selling just bricks and I don’t really want to buy a lot and find out most are little pieces)
In a couple weeks, we are headed to Chicago to the Lego store. Should I just wait and see what they have? It’s his first time going and also mine so we are very excited about it but I have no idea what makes the most sense when purchasing just bricks.
Thanks for any advice! Have a great day!!!

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admin September 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Jessica, yeah, a 4-year-old is quite young to deal with all those small pieces. Most 4-year-olds enjoy the larger LEGO DUPLO sets better until their building skills improve. In my experience it will be at least a couple of years when he will start to feel comfortable with the smaller, more complex pieces. However he may do fine with the basic regular LEGO pieces as well.

I would encourage you to wait until you go to the LEGO store. LEGO stores have a Pick-A-Brick wall with lots of pieces in open bins. These are usually basic pieces like bricks, plates, windows, doors, wheels, etc. Your son (and of course you!) can play with them right there, then decide on what you like the most. You can buy these pieces by the cup.

I think this hands-on experience will give you the best feel to what works for your son right now. You can watch him to see which pieces he feels most comfortable with, what he likes to build, etc. There is also staff on hand that can help you with selections. Once you are clear on what works for him best, you can look further for bulk-lots on eBay or at garage-sales with more trained eyes. You will know exactly what you are looking for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jessica September 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Thanks for the advice! ๐Ÿ™‚ We will wait it out and then go looking for things he is more interested in!

We have two huge containers of the Duplo Legos and he has never taken to them at all. His little brother plays with them once in a while but my oldest loves the classic size, which for me is awesome. I have waited for the day he wanted Legos but they are completely more complex from when I had them! But, he has always done well with smaller objects surprisingly so I am not really shocked that he prefers Classic ones to the Duplo ones. They are just more difficult to buy in bulk then Duplos because of the small special parts. Oh well! He is only 4 so I suppose we have years upon years to continue to collect!!

Thank you again! I very much appreciate the advice!!

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admin September 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Jessica, just one more thing I thought about later; free building is actually quite hard. It takes a pretty high level of experience and a certain mindset. One can have a huge pile of LEGO parts and not know what to do with it. Even many adults are afraid of free-building. It may be better for your son to just buy him a set that would meet his interest (like for example the new garage set if he is into cars), help him build the set, take it apart, build it again until he is comfortable putting it together on his own, then let him start modifying it as he wishes. Rather than buying a bunch of loose bricks.

Even most adults who venture into free-building start out with buying a set they like, then start modifying, improving, altering, and morphing it into something even better, rather than just sitting down with a pile of bricks and figuring out what to do with it. Following instructions to put together opens up your son’s understnading of how the parts work, how they fit together, what can be done with them, etc.

Having a set that has a lot of play-features and holds the interest of your child, will keep him occupied, start teaching him solid building skills, and gives him a structured foundation to start from. Some kids (and even adults) will just stay right there; putting together sets according to instructions. Some will expand into free-building as their skills improve and they have the inspiration. But either way is fine. As a parent your callenge is to figure out what works best for your kids. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sensei Wu September 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

admin, witch website did you use to make this one?

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admin September 25, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Hm… I’m not understanding the question… I made this website myself. It is built on WordPress. I don’t know if that helps. Any other questions just let me know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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luke October 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM

admin do you know how legos are made

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admin October 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Luke, there are several excellent videos on YouTube about how LEGO is manufactured, from beginning to end. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Elena October 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I just picked up a box of toys and in it brick looking Legos. It made like real bricks, you can draw with it and built too. There are red, white and grey colors. At first I thought they were candy but it is not. Any chance you know what are they? Thanks

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admin October 14, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Elena, I’m not sure, but I’m going to ask some of my friends who are expert on all the strange and unusual LEGO products. Will get back to you as soon as I hear from them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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admin October 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Elena, all right, check this out: http://www.coolthings.com/stack-a-doodle-mashes-up-crayons-and-lego-bricks/

It seems like that is what you have. What do you think? Info courtesy of LEGO history expert Maxx Kroes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Kay (The Silver Ninja of Air) October 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Hey there admin! ๐Ÿ˜€ Just a quick question for you. I’m going to Disney in Florida this November, and I was thinking about going to their LEGO store. I really haven’t done many sets, my grandma only has a big Children’s Place bag full of bricks. ๐Ÿ™„ Go figure. Anyways, do you have any set ideas? I’m almost a TFOL, so, I don’t mean DUPLO or anything, just one of the not-so-complex sets for older kids. Thanks, like, a million!!
~ the silver ninja ๐Ÿ˜‰

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admin October 17, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Kay, you should have lots of fun at Disney! As far as the LEGO store, yeah, it is right close to the entrance and it is huge! I go there at least a couple of times a year as I only live two hours away.

As far as what to buy that depends on how much money you have and what you are interested in. For those who don’t have very many sets yet, I usually recommend the ones with a lot of play-value; meaning it is in a theme you like (City, Star Wars, Ninjago, Lord of the Rings, Creator, Friends, etc.), and you can play with it and build it in many ways.

Also, check out if anything is on sale, so you can stretch your money further. And don’t forget to sign up for the VIP program! You will get points with every purchase you make and you can get free sets right there or in the future!

And don’t forget the Pick-A-Brick Wall! It is awesome and you can get all the LEGO elements you want and buy them by the cup! You will have lotsa fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Kay (The Silver Ninja of Air) October 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Thanks! And your SOOO lucky!!! I live 12 hrs away. But, my family takes the drive every yr. ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, thanks a bajillion for the advice. I didn’t want to be going everywhere blowing $200 A.K.A. my souvenir money on a set I wouldn’t play with. :S thanks!

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Sharon November 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

My grandson would like to send in a picture for log magazine. Where do we send it?

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admin November 1, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Sharon, if you are referring to the LEGO Club Magazine, you can send in pictures to the following address:

COOL CREATIONS
P.O.Box 1308
Enfield, CT
06083-1308

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ultimate green ninja November 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

when is lego ninjago series 3 episode 11 or series 2 episode 24 goanna arrive its already made its been on the tv its called the ticking clock

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admin November 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Green Ninja, I don’t know where you are located at, but in the USA episode 24 is not until tonight. We will post it after it has aired on CN, probably tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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CUSTOM PARTS November 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Dear Sirs,
We are an taiwan manufacturer for custom bricks ,
This is our pleasue to introduce our Taiwan F-TOY,
this is our web-site http://www.brickcustom.com ,
if possible, we want to put our products or introduction on your blog,
can you please help us ? or how to do for this ??

we want to send our new products one set for you,
if accepted, please confirm your receiving name & address detail,
we will send to you and please confrm us after you received.
any comments please feel free tell us.

Thank you !
F-TOY

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admin November 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I’m sending you a PM. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Cynthia November 27, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Hi! I am an artist who specializes in creating Lego portraits! I am obsessed with depicting people as what they would look like as Lego guys and I would love to be featured on this site!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115077200/you-as-a-lego-guy-custom-portrait-of-you

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admin November 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Cynthia, nice to meet ya! Those are really cute! I could publish a feature article about your work, but it seems like right now you are really busy and backed up (I read it on your website), so maybe we should wait until the backlog clears out?

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Legoboy December 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Legoboy here, I want to start posting again, anyone remember my war post and LEGO?

Would it be okay if I reviewed a old set?

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admin December 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Of course I remember! That was a great post that started some good and thoughtful conversation. Sure, you cna review any set you like! I trust in your writing abilities. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Legoboy December 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Thanks very much, does it have to be a video or Photo review?

By the way the set is the M tron set 6989

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admin December 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM

That’s a great set! The article can include either video or photos or both. There should be at least one photo (if there is no video). Remember; LEGO fans are a visual bunch! It is also best if the article is at least 500 words, or close to that. It helps with search-engines picking it up and making it more popular. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Legoboy December 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Thanks very much, does it have to be a video or Photo review?

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Legoboy December 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Sorry to dissapoint, I finally got it, bits are missing, so much so, I need to review something else!

I know!
The Tc-14

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Hey Admin,
I would like to submit a review if I could, would it be ok? And, if it is, where do I send it to?

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admin December 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Sure, you can write a review. Please note it should be 500-1,000 words in plain text with pictures/videos attached. You can make a note in the text where each picture or video goes. If you have questions just email me. You can sumbit your review to admin@theBrickBlogger.com

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Since my set I am doing the review for fell apart. ๐Ÿ˜› I will use stock pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I sent it! Thanks again!

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Umm…got an error message…. :/

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admin December 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Got an error message about what?

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 4:01 PM

When sending the message admin@TheBrickBlogger.com I got the following error message,
“Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 No Such User Here (state 13).”

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Raysfan00 December 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I sent to the other address…thanks!

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Raysfan00 December 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM

You got my email with review, right?

Legoboy December 20, 2012 at 6:04 AM

did you get my email?

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admin December 20, 2012 at 1:17 PM

With the TC-14 review? Yes, I did get it. There is just so much news right now it may take me a bit to publish it. Probably after Christmas. But I didn’t forget. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Dark Jedi December 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Hey, admin, I was wondering if you know how to fix loose hands for lego minifigures. While I was working on the hands of my new star wars figs (I did it by switching around the hands) my clone wars Anakin’s right hand got loose. I tried to fix it using my method, but no dice. The left hand works fine, but for some odd reason I like my figs’ accessories in the right hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks, The Dark Jedi XD

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admin December 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Is the hand loose from the wrist, or it is the “fingers” that lost their grip? If it is the “fingers”, you can run the hand (or the whole minifig) under hot water – you know; just nice and hot, not uncomfortable that you would burn yourself – and gently press the “fingers” together. They mould easily. If it is at the wrist where the hand got loose, check to make sure that the arm is not cracked as that is the most common reason for a loose wrist. If it is cracked I would suggest to replace the whole arm. Also, you may find that some of your minifigs are actually left-handed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Kai December 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Wait…
How do I send you guys a photo?

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Kai December 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM

AnyOne going to answer Me?

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admin December 31, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Kai, I have answered your question already. None of us are on 24/7 so please be patient. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Kai December 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

How do I send you a photo

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Legoboy January 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Hey Admin
Just to announce that the next reviews is
the Imperial Dropship, and then April (hopefully) the mother of all that is LEGO
The UCS Imperial Shuttle ๐Ÿ™‚
In between those I hope to send some more posts in

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admin January 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Sounds good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Legoboy January 6, 2013 at 4:21 AM

Thanks, and then later in the year ( August?) maybe I’ll review the UCS TIE Advanced.

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Legoboy January 11, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Any idea when my TC-14 is up?
As I’m writing my imperial dropship review, I don’t want to seem greedy by having two reviews in a row

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admin January 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I’m just now catching up with all the fury of news, so I should be able to put it up in the next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Legoboy January 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Thanks, I’ve had to start again on the dropship, as I went wrong D:

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Big Fan January 21, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I’d like to submit a photo of 20 lego fighter ships I made today on my break from school. Can you provide me instructions on how to do that?

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Legoboy February 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Hi there.

Wondering when my review is up, it’s been weeks since I sent it, wondering if you would rather put new set news up for a while instead

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admin February 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM

So sorry about that. There has been tremendous amount of news coming out due to the Toy Fairs. I had to cover those first for our readers, otherwise people would get grumpy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will be out of town next week so I had to pre-write some posts, but the following week I should be able to get back to regular schedule – including looking through sumbitted articles as well as requests for featured articles, reviews, etc.

As TBB is getting larger the amount of request coming in has grown quite a bit. I have to figure out how to manage it all. This is new to me as well, so I’m working on it. Thank you for your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Legoboy February 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Not a problem, I knew the toy fair is important, and with the NY Toy fair Sunday you’ll be even busier

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Kristina February 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Check out the pictures of our LEGOLAND (Discovery Centre) opening this weekend.
http://torontoist.com/2013/02/a-first-look-at-legoland-toronto/

It’s actually north of Toronto so I have to see if I can make arrangements to go. I really want to!!

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admin February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Kristina, that’s just awesome! Yeah, if you can arrange it definitely go! LEGOLAND is a great experience! ๐Ÿ˜€

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brocklegomaster March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

hey admin remember me anyways ive been trying to find my old comments and im also wondering where did the rest of the story guys go?

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admin March 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Gosh, long time no see! Last time you commented was back in December! Is everything well? The Ninjago story guys and gals are over here: http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/11/ninjago-episode-26-rise-of-the-spinjitzu-master/

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Legoboy March 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I hate to ask, but will my TC 14 review be put up soon?

Also I’m gonna send a news story in

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admin March 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

So sorry about that. I have been having a hard time catching up with all the news, buest-posts and requests for featured topics. I put your article on top of the list right now. I’m working on an article for tomorrow (Thursday). I can post yours on Friday. Does that work? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Legoboy March 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Sure…

I don’t mind, I just thought I might of missed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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admin March 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I will let you know when it’s published. Thanks for your patience! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jay March 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

hey admin are you a christian? Because Jesus is a very important piece in your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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admin March 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Jay, I run a LEGO website, not a religious discussion. I do believe in God and spirituality, but I do not follow any organized religions. I do respect people though who follow various religious and spiritual paths as they tend to be good people who want to do something meaningful with their lives. And I know I can always learn from good people. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Joshua Ziering March 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Hey guys,

I was wondering if you’d be interested in giving us a post to help promote our contest. We’re offering over $2000 in prizes for a new and novel take on the old fashioned piggy bank. Naturally, we want the most creative entries possible, so we’re reaching out to the Lego community since they have the most creative people. You can check out the contest here: http://blog.futureadvisor.com/build-a-better-piggy-bank-contest/ and if you have any questions you can contact me directly.

Thanks!

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admin March 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

LOL! This looks really fun! Thanks for sharing! I will try to write up a post about this ASAP. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Joshua Ziering March 13, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Great! Thanks for spreading the word.

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Matt March 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM

It took me a year to put together this brickfilm; let me know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdY7Kp2EyQI

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admin March 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Matt, nicely done! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ethyl March 17, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Do you know of any rumored/tenative release date for the CUUSOO Back to the Future set?

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admin March 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Ethyl, no rumored dates. CUUSOO is a very small part of LEGO so it is easier them to keep it under wraps until the official announcement. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jay March 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I wish ninjago was still playing admin ๐Ÿ™

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Drew (SilentMode) March 30, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Hello admin, please could you mention my Project Swapfig Kickstarter project? You can see it here, with all the necessary info: http://bit.ly/swapfig

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admin March 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Drew, thanks for sharing. Interesting project. I will try to sqeeze in an article about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ethyl April 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Hi, I just got the Star Wars Desert Skiff/Sarlacc Pit set. It came with 3 little grey pieces (all the same) that I think clip onto Boba Fett’s helmet. They’re shown in the instructions, but it doesn’t show what they’re for. I’ve looked at online reviews of the set but nobody mentions them. Do you know someone who can tell me what they are?

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admin April 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Ethyl, yes, the are antennas for Boba Fett’s helmet. Because the pieces are so tiny LEGO always includes some extra ones as well. I have tons of those in a little baggie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gary Istok April 7, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Hi!! I want to add a new article to BrickBlogger… and also delete my old one, since all the links in it are no longer working.

I have some new exciting news about LEGO in Japan… they had their own version of “Minitalia” (Italian LEGO) that was sold in Japan under the “OLO” name. Never heard of this before this past month. Would like to do an article.

Cheers,
Gary Istok

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admin April 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Gary, nice to hear from ya! We can’t delete articles as other pages, as well as other websites, link to them, however we can certainly fix/update links. And as far as OLO, yeah that is amazing! Go ahead with the article, sounds super-interesting! ๐Ÿ˜€

BTW, did you get in touch with Sarah, the author of Million Little Bricks? She has been trying to reach you and contacted me as well about it.

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Gary Istok April 7, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Jjust as Italy had Minitalia LEGO in the 1970-76 era, it seems that Japan (first LEGO sold there in 1962) also had an identity crisis of sorts, and it was called OLO.

As with other imports, the Japanese never made it easy for imports to flourish there. Even the Japanese themselves never much cared for a lot of foreign items.

But due to a restricted distribution network and lack of accessibility to toy stores, TLG licensed a Japanese company called Fujisho Co. to make LEGO type sets for the Japanese market from 1970-78. And this product was called OLO.

OLO used the same type of “X” bottom bricks as Minitalia did in the 1970s in Italy. This was one of several patents that TLG had for their LEGO product. But this brick patent was apparently only used in Italy and Japan… and only in the early to mid 1970s.

So OLO was sold in Japan alongside regular (not selling well) real LEGO. And OLO basic sets were about 1/2 the price of comparable sized LEGO basic sets.

I’ve spent the last 2 weeks working on new chapters (yes there will be more than the current 73 chapters)… of my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide (DVD download), and these are just 3 of about 20 images of the rarely seen 1970s OLO sets from Japan. This chapter will be alongside the Italian Minitalia (1970-76) LEGO sets.

Gary Istok

P. S. I have 4 images to send along with this little contribution… showing OLO.

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admin April 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Gary, sounds good! You can just email me the pictures and I will post an article for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sensei Wu April 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

OMG, guys, I’ve just got my free Minecraft giftcode!

>> Minecraftgiftcodes.me <<

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Ethyl April 20, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Just wanted to report that Fred Meyers in Longview, WA has a ton of series 10 minifigs. I got a librarian, 2 Punchinellos (sad clown), 2 Medusas, a sky diver, and 2 paintballers. They also had all of the Iron Man 3 sets and three of the Lone Ranger sets; the train, bank, and a battle pack type.

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admin April 20, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Ethyl, thanks for sharing that! Yes, reports are coming in from everywhere that they are showing up at TRU, Target and Wal-Mart stores as well. And also Fred Meyers as you mentioned. The hunt for Mr. Gold begins! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bug May 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Admin, did you get my email? It popped up with an error message so I don’t know if it sent or not.

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admin May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Yep, will look at it later today. Please note that I will be out of town next week and I’m having to pre-write all the articles for the entire week, and all the days are now full. I could schedule your post for the end of that week, but the earliest it will be published would be the 18th. Will just have to see how much I have to work on it and if I could schedule it for the 18th or the 19th. If not, I can post it when I get back. Normally I can publish something with a few days of notice, but since I’m going to be out of town, things are a bit weirded out. So sorry about that.

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Bug May 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

That is fine. Just whenever you get a chance. No rush

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admin May 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Thanks! I will do the best I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

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luckyman May 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

hi admin i’m wondering were you could get lego minecraft sets because I looked at every lego store in boston please help

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admin May 22, 2013 at 10:02 PM

if you can’t find it locally it is available at the online LEGO shop. Here is the link: #21102 LEGO Minecraft Set
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Sally May 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM

I would like to get instructions on making the love birds. How can I go about it?
Thank you

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admin May 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Sally, would you please clarify what you are talking about? At this point I’m not sure what “love birds” you are referring to. ๐Ÿ˜•

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ultra Evan June 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I already posted this info on the ninjago page but i thought this might be a better place

there is going to be a real big screen movie for lego. you can watch the trailer on YouTube. i would give the link but the phone i’m using to type with is horrible. cya!

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ultra evan June 22, 2013 at 11:14 PM

hey guys i found a better computer so here’s the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQaSTnQfh7k
enjoy!

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admin June 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Evan, thanks for the info, but we alread talked about this a few days ago. I would suggest you sign up for latest news. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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gaby July 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I was wondering if the mayan pyramid is available to purchase anywhere?

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admin July 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Gaby, would you please clarify what are you referring to? I’m not aware of any Mayan Pyramid sets.

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blanca hughbanks July 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I would like to buy lego dino. defense

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legosw July 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I believe dino is being discontinued this year. sorry to be a killjoy.

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legosw July 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

well actually just buy now and you’re good ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ethyl July 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I see that the Tower of Orthanc comes with a light brick to use with the palantir, but I really like the Eye of Sauron piece that comes with the Wizard’s Duel set. I’m saving for Orthanc. Any chance the Eye piece will be sold through the online store?

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admin July 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Ethyl, that would be very unlikely. The Online Pick-A-Brick only stocks basic elements. Sometimes some printed elements like minifigure torsos will make it in there, but definitely nothing from licensed sets. However you can buy the piece individually on Bricklink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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bricksquared August 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Hello, I love this blog so much!

Is this running on wordpress?

Thanks,
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admin August 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Yes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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joey huhner August 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Are the Lego mini shop’s for sale? if so how can we go about buying some, they would be a great add to my town i have now.

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admin August 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Joey, the mini shop series is created by a LEGO fan. It is not an official LEGO product. They may make a product like that in the future, but at this point your best bet is to just look at the pictures and try to re-create them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Philip Arambula October 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM

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Although we are a type of CDN you can run our plugin concurrently with your CDN (or any host) and we actually encourage it. For example, we have many sites running us on top of MaxCDN, Cloudflare, Cloudfront and others for maximum efficiency.

I was hoping we could discuss further and you’d allow me to send you our special invitation (billing bypass) link to create your account.

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admin October 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Philip, I’m not a tech-person, but I can send the info about your plugin to my developer. It sounds interesting. At this point we are using MaxCDN to reduce stress on our server. I will send you a PM.

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Beardless Dwarf December 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Hey Admin,
I don’t know if you need the help but I would like to volunteer as an editor for the site. Just to help edit posts that contributors send in. Again not sure how that works but if you need the help I’d be glad to. Just send me an email and let me know: beardless.dwarf7@gmail.com

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admin December 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Beardless Dwarf, I appreciate your offer. Contributors are responsible for their own editing. It is their job to send in quality materials if they want to become and remain contributors. I do have to do some very basic editing and formatting once an article is uploaded to the site to make sure it fits right, but that’s about it. Again, I appreciate your thoughtful offer. If you are good at writing and editing maybe you want to consider submitting your own article. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Wendeep January 16, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Hi,
Recently, the LOTR Helm’s Deep & Uruk-Hai lego sets were retired. Just wanted to find out approximately how much you would estimate them going for if I were to sell them? Would it be worth more now since they’re retired?

Thanks.

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admin January 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Wendeep, with retired sets it is a good idea to wait at least a year, because even the the set may be retired officially (not available at the Online LEGO Shop), many LEGO retailers (like Toys’R’Us, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) still have plenty in stock.

I have just taken a look at the prices on BrickLink for Helm’s Deep (an easy way to find out what a LEGO set or piece is currently worth as BL is the largest online LEGO marketplace – they have a 6-months price-guide for any set/part/minifig) and there are plenty of them available in the $140-$150 range. The set was originally $130, so $10-$20 is really not a profit worth going after. Here is the link: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?S=9474-1

I have also checked eBay (another place where you can see what the current going price is) and you can get them around $150-$160 with free shipping (shipping should be around $20 for this set). eBay has much highter seller-fees so items are usually listed for somewhat higher prices, so it ends up being about the same as on BL.

Personally I would wait until at least Christmas 2014 to sell the sets you have. If the price hasn’t doubled by then, I would wait another year. A good rule-of-tumb is two years from official retirement. Some people wait longer, but that comes with some risks; LEGO could re-release the set or a similar set, people could loose interest in the product, lots of resellers have been stocking the product so the price stays the same, etc. In situations like that you may consider parting out the set and selling all minifigs and parts individually.

In either situation, with LEGO you would always at least make your money back, and most likely at least double the original price (either as a set or parted out). LEGO is a very safe investment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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paul January 26, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Hi, I purchased your Oxford military lego and im missing quit a few parts. I got the military tank om3301 and the chopper.

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admin January 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Paul, I think you might be on the wrong website. We don’t sell any Oxford or LEGO. If you had any problems with wherever you placed your order you would need to contact the seller. Wishing you the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

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mike February 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

hello i am mike
and i have 2 questions all the things that are standing on this site is that for buy
and can it be shipped or not

with friendly greetz
mike hageman

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admin February 16, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Mike, I’m not sure what you mean “by all the things standing on this site”. TBB is a blog for LEGO fans. We talk about a lot of things related to the LEGO hobby. We don’t sell anything. However our members and contributors regularly discuss new LEGO sets coming out as well as tools, books and other stuff that we find interesting and useful for the LEGO hobby. We usually provide links to these items so if somebody is interested to check them out they can.

To pay for website hosting and other maintenance related expenses TBB does have an affiliation with LEGO, Amazon, and a few other merchants. So if you follow a link from TBB to those sites and make a purchase for a new LEGO set or something, TBB gets a small commission (usually 3%-4%) per sale. So, if you like to hang out with us and plan to make a purchase on Amazon or LEGO’s website, please use our links in the right-hand sidebar. It helps us to keep the site running. (Actually, on Amazon you can buy anything and it helps, even if the item is not LEGO related, as long as you used our link to get to Amazon.)

I don’t know if this answered your questions at all, but I hope it clarified some things. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Max March 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Hello. I’ve been searching internet for my school project, for which I need to build a model of the Great Wall of China. I love LEGO and thought I could use it for my project. I found your web site and knew that what you’ve shown is exactly what I have in mind. Can you, please, give me any information possible to help me build it the way you did? Thank you very much, appreciate your help.

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admin March 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Max, that sounds like a fun project! I can’t remember writing an article about the Great Wall of China in LEGO form, but it is possible that I did and just forgot. Give me the link where you found it and I can help you from there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Max March 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

http://cdn.thebrickblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/LEGO-Architecture-Great-Wall-of-China.jpg

This is a picture I found on your site, I want to build it like that. Please, help! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!!!

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admin March 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Oh, that one! All right, that’s an easy enough build, and not very big either. So what is your question?

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Max March 19, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Just wanted to know if you can let me know which parts are needed to put it together and instructions, if possible. It has to be the size of a shoe box for my school project.
Thank you very much!

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admin March 19, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Max, if you are a LEGO fan, just looking at the picture should help you figure it out the details. You can find larger pictures and more angles of the project here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matijagrguric/sets/72157627395410708/

It is built on a 32×32 stud LEGO baseplate, which is a different shape and somewhat larger chan a shoe-box, so you would need to make some adjust ments there. Other than that it is a really simple built, just using light-gray, dark-gray, light-tan and dark-tan standard LEGO plates, bricks, a few tiles, slopes, doors and windows. And of course the trees and the landscaping. Depending on your budget, I would suggest to maybe not build up the edge around it as it means you will have to build a second layer on top of the first. All of the pieces are very common and readily available on BrickLink.

Baseplates: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=2
Plates: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=26
Bricks: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=5
Arches: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=6
Windows/Doors: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=113
Tree pieces: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=25

As your project will have to be more rectangular than square due to the shoe-box, you could even streighten out the curve of the wall, to make it more simple. The curve is the hardest feature of the wall to achive. If you regularly build with LEGO it is easy, but if you aren’t I would just make the wall straight.

Depending on the current size of your LEGO collection and what you need to get, this project should cost you around $100-$150. That’s a rough estimate, and there are many things you can substitute to cut down on cost, but this is just to give you an idea on what to expect. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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admin March 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Just a couple of more things; make sure you create a Wanted List on BrickLink, instead of trying to by parts piece-by-piece or aimlessly searching BL stores. This way, once you are done with your list, you can easily see which seller carries all the parts you want/need, significantly cutting down on shipping cost. You should be able to get all the parts you need for this project from one or two sellers.

Also, it significantly cuts down cost if you first build your model virtually. This way you can figure out all the kinks and build your model exactly how you want without spending a penny. Once you are done and satisfied with your model, just print out a final parts-list, upload it to BL, and check who has all the parts. The LEGO virtual building software is called LEGO Digital Designer. It is extremely robust, but at the same time easy to use so even children can build with it. You can download it here for free: http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/

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Coz March 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM

LEGO Doctor Who? read below:

As previously reported, in February Lego announced that it would begin accepting proposals for Doctor Who Lego sets. It took less than two weeks for one proposal to reach 10,000 supporters, which is the threshold for Lego’s review team to consider a project. (This is apparently the third-fastest that any Cuusoo proposal has reached the 10,000 supporter mark.) The proposed Doctor Who set will be considered alongside any other projects which reach 10,000 supporters by the early May deadline. Other proposals which have already reached the review stage in the current period include an Apple store, the flying train from Back to the Future Part III, and a Lego bird project. These will be considered alongside the Doctor Who project for potential production as an official Lego set.

This was the official comment from Lego:
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, GlenBricker and Kaminoan!

2014.03.13

Congratulations, GlenBricker and Kaminoan on reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO!

You’ve presented a very nice TARDIS exterior and interior playset, and an assortment of characters from which to choose. We’re looking forward to considering this project in the LEGO Review, but for now excuse us while we go make an electroshock device … just in case this really IS a Nestene plot to take over the world via a toy factory!

We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

The LEGO Review Begins in May
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September. For more information about the LEGO review process, see this knowledge base article.

The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Doctor Who concept.

When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.

We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team

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admin March 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I’m planning to write a post about this. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Chris March 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I know Kaminoan!! Lucky him. I guess I’ll congratulate him.

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Michelle Turner April 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I have an original lego system space police item number 6852, im trying to find out how much it would sell for, its still in its box unopened.

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admin April 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Michelle, if the box is in pristine condition a collector may pay up to $100 for it. If you want to sell, I would suggest listing it on eBay with excellent pictures and stressing that the seals are still unbroken. The value for non-collectors is around $20, maybe $30.

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michelle turner April 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Thank you so much for your help as I have never done anything like this, you have been a great help, and I have found your website very useful. Once again thank you.

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Luis Hernandez April 6, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Can you still get boxes of bricks of the same type ?
Lego stores don’t have them.
Thank you.

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admin April 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Luis, do you mean exact same type? Like 100 2×2 yellow bricks? If you live near an official LEGO store the Pick-A-Brick Wall should have them, and if you don’t have a LEGO store near you, you can choose individual elements you need in whatever color and quantity you want at the Online Pick-A-Brick
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Dustin Butler April 7, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Hi ,

I help make a Lego stop motion movie about William Shatner traveling back to Elizabethan England in a giant robot to destroy William Shakespeare. Patrick Stewart beams in to the rescue and must team up with Action Bill to defeat the ShatnerBot.

Watch here on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/91244775

Our team at AMAA Productions created the story and we pooled our childhood Lego collections to build out the set pieces for the film.

We designed and customized the Shatner and Picard minifigs and animated nearly the entire thing using only Lego pieces at 15 frames per second.

4700 frames later, we began stitching it all together and adding laser beams, smoke, fire, explosions, and more to produce a short film that we’re really excited about.

AMAA Productions is a creative collective of four people who produce exceptional narrative films out of Austin, Texas. “Action Bill” is our first short film online, with our next film, “Synchronous”, in post-production and a third short film entering production in May.

Dustin

AMAA Productions

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admin April 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Dustin, great story, great animation and effects! Love the giant robot! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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coz April 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM
admin April 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Yeah, I saw that. I’m planning to put a post together about it so we can discuss. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Benny April 19, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Dear brick blogger team,
I’d like the image of spaceship benny can print on a cell phone cover and wanted to ask if this is possible.
if so, then the printer would have a authorization letter.
can you send me that one?

regards Benny

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admin April 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Benny, we are not related to LEGO, so if you need an authorization you will need to contact the LEGO company. Great idea with putting Benny’s Spaceship on your cell-phone cover! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Corey April 20, 2014 at 1:40 AM

There’s a kickstarter to support new 9v metal rails from ME Models. They are planning normal straight metal track, metal curves with a larger radius (R56 vs R40 which is LEGO’s radius) and plastic curves of 4 different larger radius. Here’s the kickstarter url:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/memodels/me-models-railway-system

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admin April 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Corey, thanks for letting us know! Very interesting project!

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Nicholas Pascale May 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I need to be more aggressive with my LEGO IDEAS projects! I was on the phone with the LEGO STORE people and I mentioned my work on LEGO IDEAS they loved several of them!
But
Since they work for Lego they cannot vote for (SUPPORT) them.
They suggested getting the word out there!
Can you help?
My projects are as follows:
HAPPY DAYS: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/56806
A visit to St. Nick: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/57116
The Dynamic Duo: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/57227
SANTA’S Sleigh: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/58051
Mrs. Crabtree-Watch Out for the Ruler: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/58477
Beach Buddy: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/58528
Choco the Chocolate EASTER BUNNY: link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/58550
as soon as I photograph them I have several LEGO FRIENDS oriented sets, I will first post them to my MOCpages account then on LEGO IDEAS!
Thanks
Nick

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admin May 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Nicolas, you have some nice projects going on there. I would suggest though that you pick the one you feel the strongest about and on which you got the most positive feedback so far and promote that extensively. One year is a very short period of time to get 10,000 supporters so you really have to push the project that you pick. Having seven different promotions going on at the same time would be way too much for anyone. Also, remember that even if your project makes it to 10,000 votes, you will still be competing against other winners in that same review period. So put everything you can into photographing, filming, presenting, etc. your idea to give it the best chance all the way to the finish line. Wishing you the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Librarian64 May 2, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I am creating a website for an elementary school after school workshop and would like to know if you would allow me to include some of the photos from your site. I really like the LEGO logo creation and some of the other examples. I just found your site doing a search today and my project is do late on Saturday for a class I am currently taking. Thank you for your consideration.

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admin May 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Librarian, I would suggest that you get more specific on what images you need. For example the LEGO logo is not our property. We are allowed to use it as affiliates with LEGO, but it is not for me to decide if another website can use them. We also feature great LEGO creations by others, so again, we are not the owners who can make a decision. However I can help you track down the owners. And of course pictures that are actually ours I can let you know if it is okay to use them. So just give me the links to the images you liked and we can take it from there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Taylor May 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Hi,

Have you had any offers to purchase your lego blog? I would love to make you an offer if you are interested. Thanks.

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admin May 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Taylor, thank you for your inquiry. I’m not planning to sell my blog. Well, maybe if I’m offered my own private island in the Caribbean, including unlimited LEGO… wait… the beach and LEGO don’t really go together… anyway, this is my own personal LEGO blog, and I’m happy to run it myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Coz May 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Legosecrets May 30, 2014 at 3:27 PM
admin May 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Interesting! So I assume I’m looking at the upcoming official sets? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Legosecrets May 31, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Hi again!

And here is some more, from my “hidden” source…

http://www.bilderhoster.net/safeforbilder/y47rfx83.png
http://www.bilderhoster.net/safeforbilder/ft2ytc8r.png

Regards

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admin May 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Nice! The Ender Dragon is especially great! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Lego fan purple August 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Do you have a phpne number to ask question s

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admin August 22, 2014 at 5:05 PM

If you have any questions I would suggest that you either write them in the comment section or just send me an email. I have work, family, school, training – not a whole lot of time for phone conversations. However I’m pretty good at answering questions here or by email because I can schedule time for it. If the subject is very complex we may schedule a phone appointment, but I never actually ran into a question that required that. LEGO is not a very complicated hobby. ๐Ÿ™‚

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William-shell August 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Hello,

I’m not sure whether this would be possible but, my Lego set is currently collecting support on Lego Ideas and I would love if you could do a short review for the set. In turn this would bring more traffic to your website and help me out too. The idea is a Lego TV Gameshow, I’ve provided a link.

The Lego set description:

“Have you ever wanted your Lego Minifigures to appear on a TV Gameshow? Well, with this set they could. Spin the wheel, get the highest score and take home the chest full of cash!

Features:

Take control of the TV camera and be the cameraman.
Spin the wheel and see what number it lands on, highest scoring Minifigure wins!
You could meet or even be the presenter of the TV Gameshow!
3 Minfigures would be supplied: The presenter and 2 contestants (1 Male and 1 Female). You could even use your own Minifigures as Gameshow contestants!
A set of 0-9 number pieces would be supplied so you could change the Minifigures score on their podium.
Potential updated features (if approved):

If this project was approved by Lego, I think a custom sticker for the set could go on the black display (at the back) with ‘The TV Gameshow’ written on. Additionally, a more high quality graphic could be produced for the wheel spinner.”

I hope you can help me, I will be very grateful. All the best,

William-shell

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William-shell August 30, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Apologies, the link didn’t seem to add. Here it is:

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/77751

This has pictures etc. of the set.

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admin August 30, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Interesting idea, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜›

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William-shell August 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Any chance of getting this featured on the site or even a small review?

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admin August 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

William, our posting schedule is very tight right now, so I can’t promise a dedicated article, but I should be able to combine it in a future LEGO Ideas update.

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William-shell August 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM

That would be great if you could! Obviously just leave a link for people in the Lego Ideas update to see the project etc.

You know what you’re doing. I’ll keep my eye out for it. Thanks

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Luis September 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hi do you ship to Puerto Rico? do you have available lego dino sets? thanks

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admin September 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Luis, I think you need to contact LEGO. This is a blog, not an official LEGO website. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Nicholas Pascale September 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM

I am a 65 year old man, I am retired on disability. I collect and live off of Social Security and Teacher’s Retirement System Disability Checks. I missed out on the Lego Ideas Research Institute set #21110. I looked for it on both Amazon and ebay and I cannot afford the cheapest price I found of $56 and bidding is still on! The set goes for $19.99 is there anyone out there who can sell it to me at a reasonable cost ($19.99 to 24.99) (plus shipping)? I will pay you with paypal! I was a very big supporter of this project since I am a feminist and thought what a lovely idea for girl builders to have role models as Lego Minifigures!
Thanks and God Bless
Nick
MrMouth1117@gmail.com

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admin September 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Nick, I would love to help you out however I wasn’t able to get the set either. It sold out so fast I never had a chance to place an order. However I’m going to ask around and maybe someone else can help. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Brenda October 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Hello,

For Lego fans of all ages we have the perfect organizer for your lego bricks!

You can see at box4blox…

Keep your bricks organized and have fun!

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admin December 20, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Yes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Kai December 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hey Admin
How do I send you a photo

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admin December 31, 2012 at 9:33 AM

You can email it to me at admin@theBrickBlogger.com, if you like. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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