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Celebrating the one year anniversary of my LEGO blog!

brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
edited December 2011 in Everything else LEGO
Hi everyone! Today is the 1 year anniversary of my LEGO blog:

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the members of this forum who have shared so much in the past year, often through the daily conversations we each engage with.

I started the blog to mostly capture the retail experience of LEGO in stores, and have shared nearly 600 images on the blog via 80 posts in the past year.

Anyhow - I created a celebratory post on the blog. Thanks again for everything!


  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,793
    Thanks @brickupdate, but Thank YOU for having such a good forum to post on..
    I'm sure it has helped out A LOT of people (myself included) with a lot of topics (mostly shopping) and also helped those who need it find assistance and opinions about buying, building, and selling LEGO..

    Hopefully people can expand now by reporting new SNOT or building techniques and such as it seems like lately, as much as it helps those to find good deals, it seems like it is becoming a forum for bragging about how much people spend (I am guilty of this myself).
  • cbaker1974cbaker1974 Member Posts: 150
    @brickupdate, I've really enjoyed your blog over the past year. I came out of my dark ages just a little after your blog was posted and got hooked when you showed pics of last year's post-Xmas sale at the Lego store.
  • allmybricksallmybricks Member Posts: 156
    @brickupdate - love your blog... always look forward to the updates. congrats!
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,755
    Congratulations, Dan - I always enjoy seeing what deals you've grabbed and all the pics of shelves piled high with discounted sets. Keep it going !
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Thanks everyone - that means a lot to me!
  • DatoDato Member Posts: 111
    @brickupdate: Congratulations on the milestone, and thanks for all the nice pictures you posted there. I first visited your blog to see what it was like at the LEGO Store on the day after X'mas. It's really helpful. Keep up the great work.
  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    edited December 2011
    Congrats on having the determination and dedication needed to make it through your first year. I too wonder what the deals will look like in store on the 26th!
  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 329
    I wasn't aware of your blog...what a fun idea, I like your thought about being able to look back on the aisles from our childhood.

    Do you ever take any shots of other toy aisles while you're there just for s & g?
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    @tk79 99% of the photos I take are of the LEGO aisle. I have considered tracking Playmobil or Star Wars toys, but it gets to be too much. Though I do spend quite a bit of time in the other aisles checking out the toys.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    Dan - Your blog site is about as addictive and entertaining as the legos are; fortunately it is much more affordable. Thanks for all you do and Merry Christmas!!!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Thanks everyone! I was inspired by the truly vintage toy store photos on this site:

    Some incredible shots from the 1970s, which is the predominant era that site focuses on. Every so often, I will come up with a shot someone took at the LEGO Store a few years back on Flickr, and see a pile of Cafe Corners or UCS Falcon's just sitting there. So I figured I would catalog what I find in stores now so we can all drool over it years down the road!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Oooh - here is a photo of vintage LEGO on the store shelves from the site I linked to above:

  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Man those pics are awesome and frustrating. Brings me back, but I wish I could see more detail.
  • coolpixcoolpix Member Posts: 357
    @brickupdate I only discovered your blog recently, but I've went through it all already and it's a lot of fun seeing the store shelves. Almost the same as actually being there. We don't have to wait long to droll over some of your pics. I already did with 12/26/2010 pictures when a bunch of sets I wanted and did not bought were highly discounted! Looking forward the next 26th photos! I also enjoy seeing your Bricklink purchases for your mystery projects! Keep up with the good work!
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