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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/

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

(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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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.

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.

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)

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: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/12728586011/143-4158774-9514857?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Strictly%20Briks&linkCode=sl2&linkId=936914c8fb535a250feb109d43514a56&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&tag=thebriblo-20

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. 🙂

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!!

admin February 15, 2017 at 8:08 PM

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

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

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. 🙄

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?

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. 😉

Dee GEAKE July 22, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Hi do you have any info on the lego cards from sainsbury’s
140 in all minifugres and others bit to build,
any info may help Thanks Dee

admin July 22, 2017 at 6:16 PM

Dee, I’m not sure what you are referring to. LEGO cards? Sainsbury? 140 minifigures? Would you please clarify? 😕

Brenda Cameron January 15, 2018 at 1:52 PM

Can you tell me where to order an acrylic display box for the cinderella castle 30″ high,19 3/4″wide,14″ deep . How much ?I am shopping for one. like the turntable idea

Thanks, Brenda

Ricky February 13, 2018 at 7:17 AM

Hi one of the bits ar missing from my titanic set plz can u help as I really would like two finish it plz tks ricky

admin February 13, 2018 at 4:06 PM

Ricky, I’m not sure what piece you could be looking for. LEGO never made a Titanic set. There is a Titanic made by Oxford, and perhaps some other brands as well, but not LEGO.

Wes February 26, 2018 at 9:02 PM

I need help. My company had a contest and the winners received a version of our companies truck. You had the choice between having already built and glued together or in pieces. I was the only one that wanted to build it myself. Received the blocks but there are no instructions. I was told that they cannot get in touch with the marketing company that they were purchased from. Is there anyone who can supply me instructions if I sent some pictures of a completed model? Thanks

admin February 26, 2018 at 9:14 PM

Wes, you can send them to me and I can take a look (my contact link is in the left-hand side-bar at the top). Something that you might try yourself is to borrow the glued version of the truck the other winners received and use that as a template to build yours. If this is a smallish truck, it should be able to build from the pieces you received. If it is a large and complex model, then we will have to look at other options to reverse engineer it. Anyway, feel free to get in touch, send me some pictures, and we can go from there. 🙂

AlanP June 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM

I have got hold of a lot of bricks that look like lego but are not. The standard bricks are not quite as tall as standard lego bricks and the base is a series of parallel lines. They are all desert khaki coloured so probably make military vehicles. Could someone identify the manufacturer so I can look for build instructions. Thanks

admin June 15, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Alan, any pictures? Without that it would be hard to tell, as there are a number of companies that make construction toys with military vehicles.

JackTheLEGOManiac December 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Just a guy who loves LEGO, to be specific, the Creator Expert and Star Wars themes. That’s all I’d like to share at least.

An Powell March 6, 2019 at 2:46 AM

Hi there!

An Powell here from LegoCity.

Are you open for guest posting on your website for this year? I do have valuable content for your audience with contextually relevant suggestions.

Just let me know what you think and for how much will it cost me for you to post my article on your website, so we can discuss it right away.

I hope to hear from you very soon.

Best regards,
An Powell

admin March 6, 2019 at 10:59 AM

An, we do accept articles from guest bloggers, as long as they offer value to our community. Let me know what you wanted to write about and we can go from there.

Asra May 26, 2019 at 7:09 AM

how can I find the lego life competition

admin May 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM

I’m not sure what competitions LEGO Life is running currently, but you should be able to find them at the LEGO Life website or via the LEGO Life app.

Lowey Bundy Sichol June 9, 2019 at 5:58 PM

Hello LEGO fans – I am an author of a children’s book series, “From an Idea to…” (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), that introduces kids to entrepreneurship through stories of how our favorite companies came to be.

My latest book – From an Idea to LEGO – will be released in one month, on July 9, 2019!

Your kids (age 8-12) will absolutely love “From an Idea to LEGO”. It explores the history of how LEGO came to be starting with Ole Kirk Christiansen as a boy.

The story takes young readers (age 8-12) through Ole, Godtfred and Kjeld’s leadership years and all the way to today. AFOLs are in the book as is Adam Reed Tucker and of course the latest LEGO movies. It’s an inspirational story not to be missed by any fan of LEGO.

“From an Idea to LEGO” is on pre-order sale on Amazon now – https://www.amazon.com/Idea-Lego-Building-Largest-Company/dp/1328954943/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1560117234&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebriblo-20&linkId=baf6ea1247edf52e0eb0595ad5e4248a&language=en_US

Happy Reading!
Lowey Bundy Sichol
http://www.LoweyBundySichol.com

admin June 10, 2019 at 8:50 PM

The book looks fun. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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