Monthly Archives: October 2010

Scale up!

No, we’re not blogging Lego pieces. Take a second look at these parts by Matija Grguric and you’ll see that these are much larger versions still made from Lego bricks.

Matija will be donating a few of these to Creations for Charity, where you can buy them in November (details to come). Check out what’s being donated by builders to this charity auction here, and don’t forget that you can take part and donate a MOC until December 1st!

New survey from LEGO:

TLG have a new survey which they’d love you all to complete. Ignore the ‘Kids Inner Circle’ branding. It is for adults.

And to prove they do compile the data here is a brief summary of the last survey

  • The survey was completed by 7.911 AFOLs and TFOLs. 35% of respondents were TFOLs, 65% was AFOLs. The number of respondent continues to grow and the difference between teenagers and adults has shifted by 5% in favor of the teenagers from the last survey results.
  • In this survey we asked some questions specifically about the use of smart phones. We found that only 33% of the all respondents use one, of those only 19% of the teenage fans use one while 41% of the adults use one.
  • Regarding the preferred operating system, Apple was the highest with 49% followed by Android with 16%.
  • When asked about interest in interacting with LEGO Customer service, 33% said you preferred not to. Of those that would like to interact, 53% preferred to use an online method such as facebook or virtual chat program

It’s a Virus!

Hillel Cooperman gave us his take on the collectible minifigs earlier this month at BrickCon and I have to say that he expressed my feelings perfectly! Watch the video and tell me what you think. Just one word of warning, there is “adult” language in this video. So cover the ears of any kiddies who might be underfoot.

Many thanks to Nicole Snyder, of Dynamic Video Creations, who did the official videography at BrickCon and posted this video.

RAILBRICKS Issue 7 out

The seventh issue of RAILBRICKS magazine is now out for your enjoyment under new chief editor Elroy Davis.

It’s filled to the brim with articles, pictures and ideas for LEGO train fans. It includes articles on: What to Do After That Starter Set?, Billund’s Miniland Trains, Emerald Night Improvements and Fun with Radii as well as a great cover pic (and related photography advice) by Anthony Sava. As usual it’s a great read for fans of LEGO trains and non-fans alike.

Head over the the RAILBRICKS website and use the download method of your choice.