Hello Dear Friends!
I recently found a camera and was able to sneak some time to shoot a video. Check it out!
If you aren’t into video, you can read my normal write-up below.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am the lemur intern here at the Brothers Brick compound. I run errands, get coffee, clean the pool and basically do whatever the contributors need me to do. I also have been tasked with answering any and all of your questions about the LEGO hobby or anything pertaining to The Brothers Brick.
Today is the perfect day for me to try out this camera because most of the crew is out of the office today. Andrew is in meetings to rebrand a major theme park in southern California and Iain is parasailing in the Bering Sea. The rest of the contributors are on a snipe-hunting safari in Chile. Except for Ralph and Josh that is. Ralph is attending MadSciCon and Josh is tagging along. Josh had a bad snipe hunting experience when he was a child, so he bailed on the Chile trip. He figured a bunch of mad scientists would make for a safer week than a horde of enraged snipe.
Enough about us…on to your questions.
What is LUGBULK?
LUGBULK is an official LEGO program in which registered LEGO User Groups (LUGs) can get pieces in large quantities directly from LEGO. The requirements change from year to year but generally each participating LUG needs to have a certain number of members and display in a specified number of public displays. The pieces acquired in LUGBULK are meant to be used to create public displays. There are a lot of hoops to jump through but many LUGs consider is a very worthwhile perk. Personally, I wouldn’t know. LemurLUG doesn’t have enough members and I heard that you can’t eat the brick. What’s the point?!
Why is there such a big difference in LEGO prices from one country to another?
Honestly, I don’t know. Naturally transportation costs contribute to that, as does varying tariffs and importation fees. But there seems to be large price differences that aren’t related to those issues. Perhaps one or more of our readers can weigh in who is more of an expert in International Trade than I am.
What is your favorite piece?
My favorite piece? Oh, there are so many good ones! Soft pieces, hard pieces, large and small. Plastic, cloth or rubber, so many different textures! I can’t get enough. But my number one, favorite piece is probably the 1×1 brick with studs on four sides. It’s commonly known as the “Travis” brick, in memory of Travis Kunce. This brick is not just crunchy and tasty, it is very useful for all sorts of cool builds. I also prefer it in dark red.
Thank you all for your questions and keep them coming in! I really enjoy them!
Lemur Hugs to you all,