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Iaian Haney October 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

hello Administrator are you there

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admin October 29, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Yep, I’m here…

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(mc)$kater November 28, 2016 at 8:17 PM

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(mc)$kater November 28, 2016 at 8:19 PM

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Kris harmeier November 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM

So do all baseplates accommodate all bricks.? I want to make a Lego table for my grandson but don’t know about how to buy the right baseplate he is 3 and I want this table to grow with him

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admin November 30, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Kris, as long as the baseplates are LEGO brand and come with standard LEGO studs, yes, they will accommodate all LEGO elements. All LEGO elements have been compatible from the very start of the company. That is the beauty of LEGO. 🙂

Keep in mind that LEGO has a larger brand called DUPLO, that is for younger kids. DUPLO also has baseplates with much larger studs. I would suggest that you stay with the standard LEGO baseplates with the smaller studs because kids pretty much grow out of DUPLO by the time they are 3 or 4.

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Arun Dotson December 30, 2015 at 8:39 AM

hello fellow star wars lego bloggers – I’m searching for the Christo custom design Boss Nass lego minifigure. Does anyone know where I can get one?
Thank you for your help – you’re my only hope!

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admin December 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Arun, did you contact Christo directly?

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Arun Dotson December 30, 2015 at 12:39 PM

i did not… how can I do that? do you have their contact information that would take me straight to the source?

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admin December 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Arun, here is Christo’s website, and I will also send you a PM with his email address: http://custombrickandminifig.auctivacommerce.com/, and hi

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Eileen Dickinson January 23, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Hi, I love all the lego friends sets that are available and my granddaughters have great fun making and playing with them, however, my question is this, why is it not possible to buy a pack of lego mini figures, sometime its hard to share sets between them if they have only a limited amount of figures. It would be nice to be able to buy extra ones so that they can add them to their sets.
Thank you. Eileen.

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admin January 23, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Eileen, are you asking about getting packs of regular minifigs, or Friends minidolls? Regular minifigs are available in packs – usually four per pack – especially in the LEGO City line. You can also get extra LEGO Friends figures in small packs. Also, LEGO stores have a build-your-own-minifigs section where you can put together your own minifigs from bins. And of course you can get plenty of loose minifigs on the secondary market. 🙂

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Iaian January 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Helloche (hall+oash) I havn’t been on here in quite a while it’s good to be chatting with you again Administrator.

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Iaian January 26, 2016 at 11:44 AM

hello

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Iaian January 26, 2016 at 11:46 AM

hello everyone

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Iaian February 26, 2016 at 5:56 PM

hello admin I played wheely 6

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Patricia March 14, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Hi, I’m looking for the battery power pack for LEGO TRAIN 7222. I don’t mind buying the whole train as long as the battery pack is in perfect condition. I know it’s old n used! But I don’t want any corrosion. That is the problem I have with mine. If you have suggestions on how to fix this please let me know. Someone suggested buying a newer battery but I don’t know which could work. Thank you,
Patricia

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admin March 14, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Patricia, would you please confirm which train you have? There is no train with a #7222 set number.

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Boaz Almog March 21, 2016 at 2:18 AM

Hi,
My name is Boaz and I’m the inventor of BRIXO, chrome coated electric building blocks that enhance ordinary LEGO bricks.

We’ve been working on BRIXO for 4 years and its finally ready for production. We will launch a Kickstarter campaign (Tuesday 22nd) and would love if you introduced our project on theBrickBlogger. Once we conclude the campaign we will be happy to share new models and creations (and any news) with you.

Would it be OK if I sent you the link to our campaign when we go live and get your support by spreading the word about BRIXO ?

Yours,
Boaz.A

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admin March 21, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Fun intro video! In my experience custom items like this may work well with the general public, but not so much with dedicated LEGO fans. Sure, you can let us know about the KickStarter campaign, but LEGO fan communities like ours may not be the best audience for your product. I think social-media would be a better choice. Wishing you the best with your project. 🙂

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Zack July 14, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Hi,

I’m not sure if this is the best way of going about it. However I have about 20 Lego in-store displays that I would like to get rid of. Do you come across people looking for them? What would be the best way to move them?

Thanks,
Zack

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admin July 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Zack, I regularly see them listed on eBay and BrickLink, so yes they do sell. In fact I wrote an article about them some time back: http://thebrickblogger.com/2013/09/lego-display-banners/

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Zion Dave Lim July 21, 2016 at 4:04 AM

Hey,

I’m interested in buying some advertising space on your website thebrickblogger.com. I found it while doing some research for sites that would be a good fit for my clients.

If this is a partnership that you’d be interested in, then please let me know and we can take things from there.

Regards,
Dave

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admin July 21, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Zion, it really depends on what you are planning to advertise. It must be specific to the LEGO hobby, excellent quality, and helpful to our readers.

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Kelly Bunker October 7, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Hi, I am a mother of an impatient 6yr old trying to find where I need to go to take a survey for the chance to win a cool Lego set? Please help thanks

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admin October 8, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Kelly, I don’t remember seeing any surveys going on right now where you can win a LEGO set. There are some contests going on, but those are for older kids and adults. You might want to check on the LEGO Club website to see if there is anything happening currently for younger children.

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jose varela November 24, 2016 at 2:54 PM

lego 2000451

please check my auction is for 3 units

i work at the panama canal

and its impossible to get them

i only get 3 sets

eBay item number:252647177022

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admin November 24, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Jose, thanks for letting us know. I have linked to your listing in the preview of the set.

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Clark Gregory December 5, 2016 at 4:52 PM

We do model train shows and to get interest by kids, decided to have a Lego train running. I got the Christmas train (10254) + motor & battery box (88000, 88002). It ran to fast to make curves, so added the IR transmitter & receiver (8879, 8884). However, had difficulty controlling the speed. In testing, I got it to go forward reasonably slowly, so decided that would work for my needs and took it to a small show last weekend.

At the show, it just plain was erratic. It would run for a few times around then quick. I tried to ease up the throttle and it would take off at full speed or it would do a few more times and quit again. At one point, just sitting on the table, it would back up but would not go forward no matter what I did. New batteries in both the engine and ctl did not help. Going from the red to the blue connections did not help. Finally the batteries were run down enough for it to race around the track without the ctl unit (motor connected directly to battery box) but slow enough to stay on the track. Finally those batteries ran down, but the first set of batteries were low enough to run it the rest of the day.

I have a big show this weekend, any ideas for showing it off at that show? I suppose I could take lots of batteries short them enough to run them down a little ahead of the show or just wire a resister into the motor wire, but there must be a better solution.

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admin December 5, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Clark, the train does need the remote control, as otherwise the train will run too fast – as you found out. However all the trouble you are having with controlling the speed shouldn’t be happening. It appears that either the remote or the IR receiver is defective. I would call LEGO for troubleshooting for replacement.

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Rebecca February 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Hiya!!
I want to make a space for my son to create and war with his brick pieces and minifigures, yet do not have baseplates.
I was inspired to create some sort of unique scene on the top of a plastic bin, that can fit under the table when not in use (I bought random brick second hand, and we have a pile of flats, I was hoping to create into a baseplate). I’m hesitant to use hot glue, however my initial though of using plastercine has failed (comes apart when larger blocks pried off) … Can you suggest anything that may help? Or is my idea a certain time and block waster??? (I’m unemployed right now, so I really really don’t want to buy baseplates)
Here’s the link to what I was thinking of trying to create based of pixel art:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/525936062706766033/
Please help!!! 😀
The lego all over the house is making me crazy!! Of and what’s the obsession with wanting the special minifigures in kits, but then not wanting to assemble or play with the kit, just take the heads off and make new armies??? 😛
(and my OCD cannot figure out if I should sort by colour, shape, or “painfully” leave it all jumbled in the big bin that is making me crazy)

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admin February 14, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Rebecca, you can certainly make a play-surface with regular LEGO plates, but you would need to layer them to give it strength. Think of it like landscaping; you can use different colors, build roads, small elevations, some forestry (for those warring minifigs to hide in), etc. If you layer the plates well, you won’t need to glue anything.

In general, gluing LEGO is a bad idea. It means that those pieces can’t be used for anything else, and pretty much loose their purpose as a building toy. Also, if/when your son grows out of LEGO, you won’t be able to sell his collection. It is best to use LEGO as intended; for creative, ever-changing play.

If you don’t have enough plates to create a surface, you might consider buying a couple of larger baseplates and then expand them further with plates. I know you said you don’t want to spend any more money, but it may still make better sense that keep buying bulk lots that may or may not have the pieces you need. There are even third-parties who sell LEGO-compatible baseplates and play-surfaces that are cheaper than the original and can cover a large surface quickly. See some examples here: http://amzn.to/2ld9vhX

As far as organizing your collection, there are different ways to do it. Since this is your son’s LEGO, I would suggest that you make him part of the process of coming up with a system, because if it doesn’t make any sense to him, he won’t be able to keep it up. You can organize by color, or type in drawers, plastic bins, ziplock bags, tackle boxes, etc. In general, organizing by type is what most LEGO fans do with a large collection (so bricks here, plates there, wheels here, minifig parts there, etc.), but if he wants to organize by color, and that makes more sense to him, then do that. You can buy all kinds of plastic containers and organizers very cheap at dollar stores.

Also, since it seems your son prefers to play with minifigs rather than building with bricks, why not just get him minifigs in bulk, rather than buying a bunch of LEGO parts and sets that he doesn’t need or want. You might even consider selling the LEGO pieces he doesn’t use right now, and then reinvest the money in minifigs. You can buy bulk minifigs and even specific bulk lots with army-builder minifigs on eBay.

This is a bit more involved, but another thing minifig collectors often do, is buy LEGO sets, keep the minifigs, and just sell the rest of the sets on eBay as sets without minifigs. There is a great market for minifig-less sets, as many builders don’t care for the minifigs, but do want the parts. This way you can also self-fund the hobby, so you don’t have to spend money that should be going for other expenses. As your son gets older, he can even learn to manage the business on his own. 🙂

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Rebecca February 15, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Thanks for the advice!!
Though I am internally grumbling, and looking to purchase baseplates 😀 / 🙁
I never would have thought of reselling the kits without the minifigures either, so awesome info!!

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admin February 15, 2017 at 8:08 PM

Rebecca, have fun! Feel free to keep us posted on your project. 😀

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Rebecca February 20, 2017 at 7:27 PM

Success!!
It took a few days, a sacrificed lego, and two “nice” blisters; but I finished…. There was a huge error with the perimeter caused by many, many kid interruptions, which prompted a desperate search for a million smaller substitute pieces…and the end result requires a bit of imagination, though I’m pretty happy!!
I chose the less popular form of *cringe* hot glue. And when prompted how to sort his bin (ie colour, size, etc), much to my horror, he thought the way it was “is just fine”. LOL *sigh*, now I’m much more thankful that I choose a black bin 😀 😀

I couldn’t add a pic of my masterpiece, however it’s posted below if you’re curious 😀

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1395972083775821&set=pcb.10155011157742403&type=3&theater

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admin February 20, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Rebecca, for some reason I get an error message when I click on your FB link, so I can’t check out your masterpiece, but it sounds like you are satisfied with it, so that’s all that matters. Maybe your son is a creative organizer, and what may look like a chaos to others, is perfectly sensible to him. It happens. 🙄

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Paul Thompson March 20, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Do you awesome Lego bloggers have any idea where I can get a decent pdf for book 2 of set 7784, the UCS Batmobile. I have tried every site I can think of including Lego.com, Brick owl, brickset every 1 I can think of. all the same problem can’t see anything but a black blob?

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admin March 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Paul, use the North American version of the PDF instructions. It is much better quality. So go to LEGO’s website here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/buildinginstructions/search#?search&text=7784%2520The%2520Batmobile%25E2%2584%25A2:%2520Ultimate%2520Collectors'%2520Edi%2520Batman%2520TM. Then select BI 7784 NA 2/2 for the second booklet. 😉

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