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BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,456
edited August 2013 in Everything else LEGO
Hi all,

I was expecting to find that there was already a thread dedicated to this, but the search engine couldn't find it.

I know some of you have blogs, so I thought it might be nice to have a list of links in one thread.

I read DrDaveWatford's gimmelego blog on a regular basis -always interesting.

I started documenting my return from the dark ages at Just Another Lego Blog, but there must be more.

There's definitely one out there about an Arkham Asylum MOC, and another about building a dedicated Lego room...

Links please!!

Cheers,

Boo
bricksan

Comments

  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    My blog is the one about an Arkham Asylum MOC which you mentioned. I am trying to keep it up but have decided to actually make some progress on the MOC before updating it. I have now made a significant start to proceedings, with the first section just about complete.

    Here is a link: http://legomadhouse.blogspot.co.uk/

    Once I have some proper news for my blog, I shall update it as such.

    Great thread by the way, I look forward to taking a look at some of your blogs!
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    I started up a blog thebrickblogger.com/ a couple of years ago where my initial intention was to share some of the stuff I'm doing with my LEGO. Especially about customizing, as that's my favorite sub-hobby within the LEGO hobby. I was driving my famil crazy with all the LEGO talk, so they suggested I start up a blog....(c;

    The first article I posted was on January 1st, 2011 about removing the glued magnet minifigs. Then I systematically started covering all the LEGO customizers I use and learn from, and also added other stuff readers were curious about. Most of the readers/subscribers are kids, and teens, and also adults who are new to the hobby. Quite a different crowd then here, that's why I hang out here also with the older LEGO fans....(c:

    Another thing I started adding is articles from young readers and LEGO fans. They are not qualified to be on membership sites as most require members to be at least 16 years old, but they can certainly publish their own blog-posts. I'm good with kids, and really enjoy working with young authors. They write reviews, share their thoughts on the LEGO hobby and in general have great ideas and behave very mature. I usually help them with the first article a bit, but otherwise they write their own stuff. They even sometimes do their school-work thru LEGO blogging! Our youngest kid conributor is 10 and the oldest is 16. Really awesome kids. I'm proud of the next generation of LEGO fans!...(c:
    bricksankhmellymelmargot
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    ^Aha! I have often referenced your magnet-un-gluing article, but I never realised it was from a fellow Bricksetter! Thank you very much!
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    There are some other blogs I really like, so I thought to add them here as well for the list:

    I really enjoy Mariann Asanuma's blog. She is a former LEGO designer and continues to work with LEGO craeting projects on a commission basis and also makes LEGO jewelry: modelbuildingsecrets.wordpress.com/

    There is this new blog about unusual LEGO parts that was started up by a member from here and is very interesting: newelementary.com/

    Then there is Richard from the UK, also a member here, who started a whole LEGO news-blog specifically for UK LEGO fans. Richard is one mad blogger! He most be posting like 24/7 and always on top of things: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/
    bricksan
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    @akunthita, thanks for plug, I like to keep on top of things with new job I'm training others up to carry it on and I take more of a back seat
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    @plasmodium, you are very welcome! I hang out at two places; Brickset and the Bricklink forum. My two favorite LEGO sites....(c:
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    edited August 2013
    Quite a number of Brickset Forum members have blogs and websites; I personally frequent a number of the sites mentioned above, plus a couple of others as well.

    Maybe there's an argument for a 'sticky' posting containing a list of these sites and including a brief (one or two word) summary of the content and the Forum username of the owner, as a resource for Forum members. This list could be kept updated by staff as we're informed of additional sites.

    I'll discuss with my fellow staff members and see if there's support for this.
    bricksanjasorGothamConstructionCoplasmodiumLegoPodcastergifinimcarlq
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Thanks @akunthita. I'm surprised to realise I've been doing New Elementary for two months now - time's really flown by!

    I really enjoy Brick Blogger, I think I found it via your guest posts from Maxx, and love that you're using it to work with kids.

    Useful post @BooTheMightyHamster, I share your August Disasters and adoration of the 41999 box.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    @caperberry, oh, yeah, it was you! I forgot your username here. Keep up the awesome work!...(c:
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 687
    ^Ditto for me, New Elementary is my favorite LEGO blog. Simple and to the point, but with lots of great information.
    caperberry
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Still haven't been able to read up @caperberry's blog but have seen its so cool, again hats off to you mate and keep it up. Maybe I should start a Brick Blog as well, with respect to Lego/bricks in my region :D
    caperberry
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 586
    I have SilentMode.tv, mainly for posting my reviews but I also "commentate" on things. Don't go there, it's terrible.
    caperberryCCCMatthew
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742

    I have SilentMode.tv, mainly for posting my reviews but I also "commentate" on things. Don't go there, it's terrible.

    As you well know, we won't be able to resist visiting, now....

    ;-)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,310

    I have SilentMode.tv, mainly for posting my reviews but I also "commentate" on things. Don't go there, it's terrible.

    I've always enjoyed the slightly alternative reviews. Especially when evilmode turns up.
  • flowerpotgirlflowerpotgirl BordersMember Posts: 190
    newelementary.com/ is my favourite.
  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    It's more like a video blog, but I host a weekly LEGO builder interviews show on my YouTube page.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/BeyondTheBrickTV/videos
    bricksanpeterlinddkSilentModeSirBen
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    @CapnRex101 where did you get your cabinets from? I've been looking for something to store my individual parts and they look like a pretty good solution.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    ^ I bought them from IKEA, but they are no longer being stocked there. They are available at Maplin Electronics store too though.
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM IrelandMember Posts: 987
    I quite enjoyed reading @pizzaboy_uk's blog on his LEGO room project, though it's on a bit of a hiatus now I think. Here is the link:

    http://legoroomproject.blogspot.co.uk/

    I have a thing for LEGO rooms, so if there are any more blogs along the same lines then link me up please!
  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    I have a blog for my books, but I did write an article on minifigures (adults only) and am just starting to cover more Lego and toy-related topics: http://jamiewasserman.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-you-know-old-adage-goes.html
    caperberryCCCSilentModebeegeedeeklatu003
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,456
    That minifig article was one of the more... unusual things I've read on the subject of Lego.




    Nurse! The mindrubbers!!
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    jamiew said:

    I have a blog for my books, but I did write an article on minifigures (adults only) and am just starting to cover more Lego and toy-related topics: http://jamiewasserman.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-you-know-old-adage-goes.html

    All I can say is wow! I am still not quite sure if I actually read that or if my brain rebooted and I imagined it but yeah, really enjoyed it.
    Many a good giggle in there :)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,310
    ^^^ have you tried gluing two 1x1 round plates to a torso? Make sure you have a cold shower ready.
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    ^ Don't even need to do that, now - simply reverse the "wing harness" that comes with Chima eagles and Ravens, attach a couple of appropriately-coloured 1x1 round plates to the relevant studs, and voila! You have a bronze bra, a steel pectoral, or (if you really want to) a cheeky cutaway....;-)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,310
    Does that part come in yellow yet?
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    What, the harness? Not to my knowledge - the plates do, though...!
  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    I sense a new niche of Lego collectors--porn sculpting! I'm picturing a small closed room in the back of the Lego store marked 'For Adults Only; Eye Contact Strictly Prohibited.'
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,310
    ^ It's not actually that new ... and there has been quite a market for yellow hips since lego stopped doing them.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 586
    jamiew said:

    I have a blog for my books, but I did write an article on minifigures (adults only) and am just starting to cover more Lego and toy-related topics: http://jamiewasserman.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-you-know-old-adage-goes.html

    Good to see there's another person who gets colourful!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    The only one I really read is @caperberry's blog.
  • LegolovermanLegoloverman United KingdomMember Posts: 24
    Bricknerd is a really good blog, which I check at least twice a day. The guy behind it, Tommy, works in the movie industry.
    As well as a frequently updated blog, the Bricknerd videos are a joy to behold. Professional quality camerawork, nice set reviews and some excellent funny bits. Lego TV for grown ups.

    Blog http://bricknerd.com/

    Video channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BrickNerdTV/videos

    I suggest you all bookmark it immediately, and include it in your regular Lego site browsing. The R2-D2 review in the third episode is particularly brilliant.

    atkinsarBooTheMightyHamster
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,456
    @Legoloverman
    Just had a quick look - that's an excellent site. Great find, thanks!
  • neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
    edited August 2013
    I started my blog, neoape.com, about 3 months ago. I'm still getting used to running a Wordpress website so I'm always tinkering away with it. I try to highlight LEGO deals and promotions that others would be interested in.

  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    I find the lego news over on gizmodo quite good, not so much for lego sets but anything else lego. here: http://lego.gizmodo.com/
    Besides that, http://sariel.pl/ and http://www.technicbricks.com/ for you technically minded folks and most other blogs other folks have mentioned too.
  • dwalton76dwalton76 Member Posts: 97
    I have a blog where I post about various mindstorms projects that I've done:
    programmablebrick.blogspot.com/

    So far I've done:
    - robot that draws a photo using a LED dLight
    - built an iPhone tripod out of legos that twists left/right and forward/backward
    - robot that plays the game "Drop7" on my iPad

    The LED project just got a mention on the Dexter Industries blog so I'm pretty excited about that :)
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735

    jamiew said:

    I have a blog for my books, but I did write an article on minifigures (adults only) and am just starting to cover more Lego and toy-related topics: http://jamiewasserman.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-you-know-old-adage-goes.html

    Good to see there's another person who gets colourful!
    I confess, I got halfway through reading that blog entry before double checking it definitely wasn't you Drew :o)
  • Tormentalous18Tormentalous18 Member Posts: 29
    I started http://www.thebrickfan.com in Jan 2012 just to do reviews of sets that I purchase and build after coming back from the Dark Ages. After a few months, it somehow evolved into a news and review site and it's been going ever since. So yea.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 586
    edited August 2013
    Matthew said:

    I confess, I got halfway through reading that blog entry before double checking it definitely wasn't you Drew :o)

    Definitely not me, I've never used thethat F word in a review!
  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    It's my favorite adjective, verb, and noun
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,456
  • Craigster10Craigster10 Member Posts: 54
    I've got around to Part 2 :)
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