Welcome to theBrickBlogger!

This site is dedicated to those who are discovering or re-discovering the joy and magic of expressing themselves through building with LEGO bricks!

Most of us get introduced to LEGO as a child, and create all kinds of wondrous things for some years. Once reaching our teens though, many of us leave the little plastic bricks behind for other pursuits and hobbies.

Sometimes this is a  natural change of interest and sometimes it is a result of not wanting to look childish; “still playing with toys”. This is what LEGO fans call entering our “Dark Ages”, and usually last from late-teens to early to mid-thirties.

And then something happens… it could be that we no longer care what other people think of us. It could be that we re-discover LEGO through our children. Or it might be just an accidental walk down the LEGO aisle at the local department store…

Whatever it is, all of a sudden we are excited again. Our creative juices are flowing again! We look at all the new sets with bright-eyed wonder! “Wow! Look at all those shiny new sets! We didn’t have these when I was a kid!”

And we also realize – with glee, I might add – that now that we are grown-up, we can actually buy all those sets we always wanted and never able to get as a child. So, we enter an era of magic again… an era of play, creativity and lots of learning as we try to catch-up on all those lost years.

This has been my journey as well, and I thought to share my discoveries as I go along with those on a similar path. I hope you enjoy my site and that we can learn from each other. Don’t forget to comment and share your own thoughts and creations!

Welcome (back) to the World of LEGO! 🙂

~theBrickBlogger~

{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

DarioT November 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM

where is the store?

admin November 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Dario, what do you mean? What store are you looking for? 😕

Phillip Rowlands February 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I am one of the lucky ones I’m 16 and still love Lego and feel no awkwardness in talking about it in public 🙂

admin February 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Phillip, you are fortunate, but watch out; the dark-side may still grab you! A lot of young people enter their Dark Ages at 18 or so! 😉
I believe kids missing their Dark Ages period has a lot to do with the Internet. When I was a kid, I didn’t want to give up LEGO, but the pressure was there to “grow up”, and I didn’t know of any other kids or adults who were great builders. Now it is very different; you can go online and see a whole world of teens and adults who build amazing things with LEGO. If I would be a kid these days, I would have never gone into my Dark Ages, because I never lost interest in LEGO. It was just I thought it was inappropriate. Now I know better. 😀

Luca March 12, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Yeah! Now I go online and see older people build really awesome stuff out of Legos!!!!

admin March 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Yes, LEGO has become a popular hobby with all age-groups.

Brian April 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I LUV BRICKBLOGGER CUZ I COULD C NEW NINJAGO EPISODES!

your dad May 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

hey admin whats your favorite summer set

admin May 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Samurai X. 😉

NinjagoFTW May 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Where do i go on here to find the ninjago stories?

admin May 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Check the left-hand sidebar. Under LEGO PRODUCTS you will find LEGO Ninjago. All posts, stories, videos and discussion regarding Ninjago are there. 😉

Pink Ninja June 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

hey admin

duno what im at July 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

hey. after reading that bit about the ‘dark ages’i realised how true it was. im 13, still like LEGO, and i totaly agree with all you’ve said. although i dont say to any one that i think LEGO rules! cause like it says about the whole growing up bit. to me it is quite embarresing, unfortunately 🙁

anyway i just want to say that this blog/website is awesome!!
especially the ninjago bits.
SEAON 3 IS CLOSE!!

oh and if i get a reply i may not say anything for a while its probably due to my rubish internet 🙂 or im to lasy to check 🙂

admin July 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Yeah, being a teen is hard. In fact it is the hardest. But don’t worry; once you pass over to your early twenties you will be fine. Both in regards to LEGO and otherwise. 😉

duno what im at July 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM

yeah it sucks. :/
but it has its advantages i spose

admin July 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Yes, of course. You can’t just hold your breath until you grow up. So yeah, enjoy the fun part of being a teen, and when it is not so fun, just remember it is going to be over soon. 🙄

The Pink Ninja (Nya) July 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

me too admin my favorite summer set is Samurai X too 🙂 😀

duno what im at July 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM

so true
you a counciler?? XD

admin July 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

No, but I have been a teen before. 😆

green ninja July 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Mines the dragon duh!!!!!

Kai Zx August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

🙂

ninjagirl August 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Admin if you were a ninja what would your suit color be?

admin August 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Hm… blue… it is my favorite color. 🙂

DeeDee(Purple Ninja Of Life) August 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I actually just noticed this. Sad…..anyway, its true about the “dark ages” I was there, just not in my teen years. (Just became a teen in July) I lost sight of legos when I was 7-12. Many people said I was too old for that and etc. 🙁 But then my brothers wanted Ninjago sets and I really liked them. And I was back to building things. But now I have other friends who join in on the fun, I don’t feel that Awkwardness. I feel normal!!! 😀 And I still love legos and this blog where I can join other Lego Ninjago fans. 😀 Thanks Admin!

admin August 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

DeeDee, thanks for sharing. I’m glad you continue enjoying the hobby! LEGO is fun and creavite, and the people involved in it are very nice too. Also, some of the smartest people have LEGO as a hobby, so yeah!.. 😉

Ana August 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Very cool! My son is a huge LEGO freak. There is a Legoland amusement park oinpneg in my hometown in FL this month, I think. All of my family members already are thinking of taking Logan when we go home. Have a great Sunday!!

Ryan September 15, 2012 at 5:06 AM

lego’s are way better now than they were when I was a kid

Wayne Morgan- Williams November 11, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Hi all used to play with lego as a kid and now at age 29 i just got back in to it i just created a winter christmas village and it looks amazing, im looking for like minded fans in uk. is there a club or anything?

admin November 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Wayne, since you are in the UK, I would suggest you contact Richard at BrickFanatics. He is a LEGO blogger from the UK and as far as I know he is part of a club there. He should be able to give you more info. You can contact him through his website: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/

cortman January 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Just a tip- typo in paragraph 4- “Or it might be just an accidental walk down the LEGO isle at the local department store…”
“isle” should be “aisle”.

I really like the site! It’s been great for me just getting back into the LEGO hobby again.

admin January 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Cortman, thanks for catching that! I blame the spell-checker! Just fixed it. Welcome back to the world of LEGO! 😉

Laval January 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I feel like I’ve been banned from the blog I hope admin will fix this.

admin January 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Laval, that is correct. You have been abusing my website and therefore you are not welcome. How would you feel if someone would go to your house and start throwing things around and creating a complete mess? I have asked you nicely to stop, I have given you warnings and you still wouldn’t stop. This is a community of serious LEGO fans who like to learn, share, interact and get inspired by each others work. Maybe it is time to reconsider how you treat others. 😐

Bob February 12, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Love his room! The blanket, the desk, the wapplaler, the rug, the desk lamp, it’s all wonderful.My boys are obsessed with Lego and it’s everywhere around our house. I love your idea of storing it in the vintage suitcase. We just have it in large, ugly, plastic containers right now.

Legoman640 February 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Mine’s the Dragon Mountain! (I just totally ruined the moment) 😆

Legoman640 February 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM

YOUR FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Legoman640 February 12, 2013 at 4:31 PM

YEA,TELL HIM ADMIN! (sorry,this is a conversation between you guys..) 😆

admin February 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

LOL! 😀

admin February 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Yeah, it is an awesome color! 😀

Aaron March 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

That was not the question he asked.

admin March 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

He asked where is the store, no? But I have no idea what store he is talking about. 😕

Fikko3107 March 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Yeah, pretty much. Ruined as it is, Mine is Dragon Bolt!

Master Dillz April 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Admin do you know if anything like lego universe is coing out because I really liked lego universe

Master Dillz April 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Coming out I mean

admin April 2, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Yes, there is a new game coming like LEGO Universe, centered around the colletible minifigs. I believe the game should be coming out in 2014.

LegoObiZaneGirl April 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I hope I never go through the dark ages!! I LOVE lego!!

admin April 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I think it is easier these days as LEGO fans have so much online presence. I went thru my Dark Ages simply because of peer-pressure and I didn’t know any other teens who still built with LEGO openly. Although I knew adults who used LEGO for their work – like my Dad, who is an architect and used LEGO for his models. Anyway, with so much awesome stuff available online by kids, teens and adults these days, I think it would be easier to stay in the hobby without having to give it up for some time. Of course it is possible to loose interest also, but that’s another thing and a lot more rare. LEGO is awesome! 🙂

ike April 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Psh, who wants to grow up when you have LEGO!!

admin April 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

LOL! Yeah! Well, the only reason would be that when you are a grown-up you usually have more money – for LEGO, of course. :mrgreen:

Wolf May 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Worriz’ Combat Lair! 🙂

Wolf May 25, 2013 at 9:04 AM

And there is a Chima game! 😉

Wolf May 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Yep!!! It’s the best toy (hobby, whatever)!!!

Wolf May 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Sorry if this is not apropriat, but what did he do? Just in case it is something not obvious, plus I’m curious! 😉

admin May 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Wolf, sometimes people feel like they can do anything when they hide behind a computer-screen. It is usually the same stuff; name-calling, cursing, putting other people down, spamming, etc. There is really no need to talk about garbage like that. I prefer to focus on the positive, at the same time I also have to be firm at times to protect my website and our readers. That’s all I have to say about that – to quote Forrest Gump. 😉

TieSwag1508 July 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I would like to search something on this website but I can’t !!! Little help ?

admin July 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

There is a search-box in the left-hand side-bar. Right above the flag counter. 😉

Ultra Coolz August 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Awww not fair because I will be to old for lego next year because this is my final year of lego I will still watch the lego movie and maybe the ninjago movie but I dunno I will probably not get lego but maybe watch tv of it so I might go on it who knows what I will do

Ultra Coolz August 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM

How do you get a picture on the thing on the right

admin August 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM

What do you mean too old for LEGO? You are aware that people of all ages build with LEGO, right? 😉

admin August 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM

You mean an avatar? Just go to gravatar.com and get one. You can upload any picture you want, and it will magically appear here. 😉

diego September 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

una pregunta en donde se encuentran sus establecimientos

admin September 15, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Diego, I’m not sure what you mean there. 😕

Ninjagomaniac10 September 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Ninjago is epic

Ninjagomaniac10 September 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

What is your favorite lego series

admin September 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Mainly Castle/Fantasy/History, but also some Space themes and some Trains. You can read all about me and the other contributors under the Contributors section. 😉

Majestic Kai Fan November 30, 2013 at 4:45 AM

Thank you admin for making such a wonderful friendly website, I’m new to commenting but I have read your posts for over a year 😉

admin November 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Nice! I’m glad you are commenting. More of our readers comment the better; that way I know what you guys want and what I should write about. 😉

Me December 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I believe that he is referring to the store in which this website represents. e.g. Wal-Mart.com to Wal-Mart stores.

Me December 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

The Lion CHI Temple!!!

the dude December 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM

that’s my fav color 2!

random person December 18, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Yeah, I just turned into a teen a couple weeks ago. I’ll be building with Legos forever! 🙂

ShadoWind December 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

🙂 🙁 😀 😛 😕 XD 😉 ‘:|

admin December 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Hm… TBB doesn’t respresent any store. TBB is my personal blog. I have absolutely no affiliation with Wal-Mart, nor is TBB part of any other store or website. As I said; it is my personal LEGO blog. 😉

Budder Ninja December 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Hi guys

nana November 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Looking for a book for 10 year old boy, he asked for a book with all the sets. Can anyone help me?

admin November 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Nana, there are many LEGO books for the age-range of your son, however it seems that your son is actually looking for a LEGO Catalog with the currently available LEGO sets. You can get these free just by calling LEGO’s customer service. There is no book with all the LEGO sets ever made. It would have to be thousands and thousands of pages. If he is still looking for a book though, maybe you can specify more what he is looking for; pictures of LEGO creations, instructions to build alternate models, stories, comics, inspirations… there are so many to choose from! And you might also sign up your son for the LEGO Club Magazine. It is a bi-montlhy magazine with new sets pictures, games, puzzles, stories, comics, building inspirations and contests. And it is free. You can sign up your son by calling LEGO’s customer service. 🙂

vyuen February 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM

is there any way I can find out what Pantone or eRGB number for my Lego? Because I am planning to build a Lego mosaics picture. Sure I can match each of my plate with a Pantone book with my eye, but is there some kind of equipment can do the job?

admin February 23, 2015 at 3:17 PM
Rikk October 4, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Wow, you have just described my journey back into LEGO!

It was only 18 months ago, in my mid thirties, that I started getting interested in technic lego again. This year, however, I jumped back into ‘proper’ LEGO. I just decided, on a whim, to pick up a city set (60073, mainly because it appealed to my toilet humour…). Well the enjoyment from just that little set blew me away, and I started buying more. Just a couple of months in and I now have a *lot* of lego and had to force myself to slow down :).

Glad to find your blog, I shall read regularly.

admin October 4, 2015 at 7:56 PM

Rikk, nice to have you over! Welcome to this fun but expensive addiction… I mean, hobby. 😉

BUCK BRICKMAN October 30, 2015 at 6:42 PM

In reference to the LEGO Star Wars poster give away LEGO needs to sell them flat where they can be rolled up at the store. When they sold folded are dry mounted for display in your home the folded seam will always show and it looks horrible and cheap. Please sell them flat.

admin October 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM

I agree that flat would be a much better option. However these posters are free with others and keeping them flat (or even rolled up) wouldn’t be practical. However at LEGO stores, yes, they should keep them flat.

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