Monthly Archives: December 2007

The adventures of Snowblower Man

The whimsical mind of Mike Crowley (aka Count Blockula) has no limits. This time, he turns to make something exciting out of the mundane. Check out the “ongoing domestic winter adventures of Snowblower Man!”

“He’s just a regular guy, living in the northeastern part of the United States, trying his best to make it through yet another winter. The first heavy snowfall of the season has hit, and he knows what to do: bundled up in his winter’s warmest, he journeys out into the cold. Into the backyard, with deep and heavy footsteps, he makes his way though the thick, frozen white, all the way to the tool shed, where his finds his rugged and reliable friend waiting.”

Stay tuned to Mike’s gallery, where he plans on making a new vignette each day featuring the Snowblower Man.

LEGO Indiana Jones Set 7622 Race for the Stolen Treasure Photos!

Prepare your drool-bucket, Flickrite Doctor Sinister has just posted some detailed pictures of Indiana Jones set 7622 Race for the Stolen Treasure. You can read his review on Eurobricks here.

Flickr set

EDIT (AB): Early reviews of other sets are starting to trickle in. Jonathan G. has more (via Klocki):

Brothers-Brick.com is One Year Old!

In one form or another, The Brothers Brick may be nearly two and a half years old, but today marks the first anniversary of escaping a cold, soulless existence on Blogger into the warm, embracing arms of our own domain, Brothers-Brick.com.

Okay, so Blogger wasn’t that bad, but one year on Brothers-Brick.com has made a huge difference.

By the numbers:

  • 1,086,362 page views
  • 337,158 visits
  • 131,046 unique visitors
  • 15,062 unique keywords from search engines
  • 26,198 spam comments
  • 2,325 real comments
  • 1,567 unique referring sites

There are Brothers-Brick.com readers in 152 countries and regions around the world:

Here are a few of my favorite lists, based on statistics from this past year:

Top Countries Top Keywords Referring Sites
  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Canada
  4. Japan
  5. Netherlands
  6. Australia
  7. Germany
  8. Poland
  9. Spain
  10. Italy
  1. lego blog
  2. lego 7036
  3. indiana jones lego
  4. post-apocalyptic lego
  5. lego universe blog
  6. lego “michael jasper”
  7. new 2007 lego castle set
  8. lego dwarfs mining
  9. lego optimus prime
  10. lego 2008
  1. The old blog on Blogger
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Kotaku
  4. Classic-Castle.com
  5. Neatorama
  6. idleworm
  7. Mecha Hub
  8. DESTRUCTOID
  9. Klocki Lego dla dorosłych
  10. LUGNET

Since moving to Brothers-Brick.com, we’ve made quite a few additions:

What all of this tells me is that Brothers-Brick.com is more than just the sum of six contributors and a new domain. The Brothers Brick wouldn’t be the same without all of you who build the great creations we blog, send us links, leave comments, and visit the blog every day.

So, a big “Thank you!” to everyone for helping to make The Brothers Brick (wait for it…) the best LEGO blog on the Blog-o-Tubes! :-D

Trucking small

Jarek (Jerac) not only builds microspace but also microtrucks and racers. Check out his latest Racing Transporter.

According to the builder, microscale trucks are much more challenging to build than microscale ship due to the latter’s higher density in piece usage, but in my opinion, to capture the realism of these real life models is the most challenging aspect. You can see some of Jarek’s other trucks here and here.