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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!




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  • DarioT November 16, 2011, 4:04 PM

    where is the store?

    • admin November 16, 2011, 4:08 PM

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

      • Aaron March 4, 2013, 4:32 PM

        That was not the question he asked.

        • admin March 5, 2013, 10:13 AM

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

          • Me December 18, 2013, 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.

            • admin December 19, 2013, 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. 😉

              • DinoStoolitee January 27, 2024, 11:21 PM

                Hello! I am a new user and was just curious about “‘How to make my very own custom lego sets.” I’m 10 and has wondered this question for months! Could you show me how? I also want other people to buy my custom sets!

                • Thita (admin) January 28, 2024, 12:01 AM

                  I would suggest that you first start by picking a small LEGO set that you like, and then start changing it a bit. For example, if it is a car, you can change the colors, add cool accessories, etc.

                  Then you can start giving yourself extra challenges, by using the parts from a set in different ways. The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets are especially good for this as they already contain instructions for three different models. Build all three, then build a a fourth one that’s completely your own design. You can also give yourself challenges like don’t look at the instructions, but build a set from just the box pictures.

                  The more you pay attention to building techniques in official sets and practice building and rebuilding them, the more expert you become at different building techniques.

                  Then, you can start thinking about projects that you would like to build. Do you like spaceships? Race cars? Houses? Cool adventures? Start building your own models! Then you can share them online with other LEGO fans. If you build interesting models, some people may ask you to share instructions. You can make instructions in Stud.io, upload your model and the instructions to rebrickable.com and charge a couple of dollars. This is much easier than selling custom sets where you have to get all the parts, worry about packing, shipping, etc.

                  Hope this helps some. Have fun! 🙂

                  • DinoStoolitee January 28, 2024, 4:25 AM

                    Thanks for the information! I have so many pieces that I can barely build in one color! So that could be a lot of fun!

  • Phillip Rowlands February 15, 2012, 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, 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. 😀

      • ike April 30, 2013, 3:23 PM

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

        • admin April 30, 2013, 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:

      • random person December 18, 2013, 11:33 PM

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

  • Luca March 12, 2012, 5:39 AM

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

    • admin March 12, 2012, 10:16 AM

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

  • Brian April 3, 2012, 7:11 PM


    • Bob February 12, 2013, 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.

  • your dad May 13, 2012, 3:48 PM

    hey admin whats your favorite summer set

    • admin May 13, 2012, 5:20 PM

      Samurai X. 😉

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

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

        • green ninja July 15, 2012, 8:50 PM

          Mines the dragon duh!!!!!

          • Legoman640 February 12, 2013, 4:26 PM

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

            • Fikko3107 March 29, 2013, 10:40 AM

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

              • Wolf May 25, 2013, 9:00 AM

                Worriz’ Combat Lair! 🙂

                • Me December 18, 2013, 11:28 PM

                  The Lion CHI Temple!!!

  • NinjagoFTW May 31, 2012, 9:02 PM

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

    • admin May 31, 2012, 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, 1:41 PM

    hey admin

  • duno what im at July 2, 2012, 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.

    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, 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, 1:48 PM

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

    • admin July 2, 2012, 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. 🙄

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

    so true
    you a counciler?? XD

    • admin July 3, 2012, 5:24 PM

      No, but I have been a teen before. 😆

  • Kai Zx August 3, 2012, 3:57 PM


  • ninjagirl August 11, 2012, 8:08 PM

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

    • admin August 12, 2012, 11:16 AM

      Hm… blue… it is my favorite color. 🙂

      • Ana August 27, 2012, 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!!

      • Legoman640 February 12, 2013, 4:28 PM

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

        • admin February 12, 2013, 9:24 PM

          Yeah, it is an awesome color! 😀

      • the dude December 18, 2013, 11:29 PM

        that’s my fav color 2!

  • DeeDee(Purple Ninja Of Life) August 18, 2012, 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, 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!.. 😉

  • Ryan September 15, 2012, 5:06 AM

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

  • Wayne Morgan- Williams November 11, 2012, 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, 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, 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, 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, 9:43 PM

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

    • admin January 7, 2013, 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. 😐

      • Wolf May 25, 2013, 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, 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. 😉

  • Legoman640 February 12, 2013, 4:31 PM

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

  • Master Dillz April 2, 2013, 6:07 PM

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

    • admin April 2, 2013, 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.

      • Wolf May 25, 2013, 9:04 AM

        And there is a Chima game! 😉

      • Ultra Coolz August 7, 2013, 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

        • admin August 7, 2013, 9:08 PM

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

  • Master Dillz April 2, 2013, 6:07 PM

    Coming out I mean

  • LegoObiZaneGirl April 9, 2013, 3:06 PM

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

    • admin April 9, 2013, 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! 🙂

      • Wolf May 25, 2013, 9:07 AM

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

  • TieSwag1508 July 23, 2013, 3:43 PM

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

    • admin July 23, 2013, 5:36 PM

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

  • Ultra Coolz August 7, 2013, 12:32 PM

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

    • admin August 7, 2013, 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, 4:20 PM

    una pregunta en donde se encuentran sus establecimientos

    • admin September 15, 2013, 6:11 PM

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

      • Ninjagomaniac10 September 20, 2013, 9:38 PM

        Ninjago is epic

      • Ninjagomaniac10 September 20, 2013, 9:39 PM

        What is your favorite lego series

        • admin September 20, 2013, 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, 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, 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. 😉

  • ShadoWind December 18, 2013, 11:34 PM

    🙂 🙁 😀 😛 😕 XD 😉 ‘:|

  • Budder Ninja December 24, 2013, 5:31 PM

    Hi guys

  • nana November 7, 2014, 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?

    • Thita (admin) November 7, 2014, 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, 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?

  • Rikk October 4, 2015, 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.

    • Thita (admin) October 4, 2015, 7:56 PM

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

  • BUCK BRICKMAN October 30, 2015, 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.

    • Thita (admin) October 30, 2015, 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.

      • (MC)$kater November 28, 2016, 5:24 PM

        wow more ppl comment here

  • dee-jay March 20, 2020, 4:39 AM

    lego game maker

  • Sheila McManus January 22, 2021, 12:04 PM

    Hi do you know where I can get a set of white Lego bricks or purchase specific colors and bricks to create builds outside of current available lego sets. My son wants to build from a brick by brick space book we bought him however he doesn’t have all the pieces he needs to do the builds in the book. Thanks

  • Steven April 22, 2021, 10:04 PM

    Hello, I have 6000+ VIP points that are going to expire may 21, 2021. I went to the lego shop to redeem them, but there were no options in checkout to pay using VIP points. And when I went to the rewards center all I saw were tickets to Legoland. Is there any way to redeem points for money or use points to pay? If not, will there be new VIP rewards in may? I would contact customer support but it’s too late to do that where I live, but I will ask in the morning of April 23 if I have not gotten any responses.

    • Thita (admin) April 23, 2021, 3:05 PM

      Steven, when you go to the LEGO VIP Reward Center, the first options are to redeem your points for in-store, phone, or online purchases. Once you get the voucher you want, you will receive a code that you can use on the checkout page of the Online LEGO Shop. Hope this helps and happy shopping! 😀

  • lloyd May 20, 2022, 3:10 PM


    • lloyd May 20, 2022, 3:13 PM

      that is cool and in ninjago lloyd fights the master of form with a jade blade. but lego.com say it is just for look at

  • lloyd May 20, 2022, 3:12 PM

    that is cool and in ninjago lloyd fights the master of form with a jade blade. but lego.com say it is just for look at

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