Everything is awesome!

Especially when your awesome daughter creates awesome LEGO art for you.  My 8yo went away for the weekend, and made this picture for me.

LEGO is awesome

I just love it.  Do your kids make LEGO art?  Maybe I should do a regular feature where readers can submit pictures of LEGO artwork their children created.  Hmmmmmmm…

Working on my office space today

I have the day off work today, so I’m working hard to get my office space in order so I can get to work on a bunch of things.  Here are a few things I hope to post in the next few weeks:

  • Video reviews.  This is the biggest reason for the office clean up.  I can’t have you all seeing my mess!  :-)
  • MOCs.  I am going to start working on a large scale display, and I plan to show off plenty of MOCs.
  • Another website.  This one is a secret for now, but I am excited about it!

What would you like to see from the new and improved “All About The Bricks”, formerly known as “A LEGO A Day”?

A LEGO a Day to become All About The Bricks

It has been a long time coming, but A LEGO a Day will soon be All About The Bricks!

plentyofcolour_confetti5When I started A LEGO a Day it was with the intention of posting a LEGO related photograph every day for 365 days.  Sadly, I fell well short of that mark.  I did however, succeed in many other ways including:

  • I forced myself to build more, and continue to do so.  I no longer hoard LEGO as my wife likes to say.  I now play with them and create things.
  • I met a lot of great people along the way.  I interact with several people through this website, and I have a strong following on Twitter.  I don’t want to lose a single one of you!

Changing the name from A LEGO a Day to All About The Bricks will let me rebrand, and refocus my website in many ways:

  • The website will be, well, All About The Bricks.  I will still focus on LEGO brand bricks, and LEGO related things.
  • Losing “LEGO” in the title and the URL will open up commercial opportunities.
  • I will no longer feel the pressure to produce daily content.

In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal, but it’s a big deal to me.  While it will be sad moving away from this name, I do look forward to the future and bringing you bigger and better things.  And who knows?  Maybe I can relaunch my 365 project again at some point.  If I do, I will be sure to have PLENTY of content built up before doing so!

One more thing.  Be on the lookout for another LEGO related website from me in the near future; Master Built Bricks, but more about that later!  ;-)

 

 

How do you clean LEGO models?

LEGO collects a lot of dust. How do you clean LEGO models at your house?

I’ve acquired several collections of LEGO recently, and there are a LOT of dusty pieces. I need a good, effective way to dust them off quickly. I’m the process of piecing together the sets that I can, and I want them to look like new.

How do you dust your LEGO models?

Lego Architecture Visual Guide – Review

I still remember the first time I saw the LEGO Architecture sets.  We were visiting the LEGO Store in Chicago and had just visited the Sears Tower.  ( I am a traditionalist.  It will always be the Sears Tower to me.  I do not recognize the Willis Tower. )  As soon as my son saw it, he just had to have it, and I was happy to get it for him.  I was drawn to the dark packaging and the simplicity of the design.  It was so un-LEGO, but I loved it.

The LEGO Architecture Visual Guide reminded me of that first impression.

LEGO Architecture Visual Guide
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Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More – Review

Today, I review another book from a LEGO theme I don’t normally collect.  (I am LOVING all these new LEGO books, by the way!)  Today, I look at the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More book by No Starch Press.

Get inspired by the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars and more featured in this book

Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots
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The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book

You might find this hard to believe, but there are some aspects of LEGO I’m just not that into. LEGO Mindstorms is one of them. I’ll never turn down the opportunity to review something LEGO related, so when No Starch Press sent me the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book, I was more than happy to do so.

For the record, I think I would really enjoy LEGO Mindstorms, but I just can’t bring myself to spend the $349 on it. That’s a LOT of LEGO sets I could get!

The models in The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book might change my mind

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book
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