How did you find Brickset?

skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
edited July 2013 in Forum Operation
Now that you have introduced yourself, stated your occupation, and elaborated on the origins of your screen name and pretty avatar pic, do you remember exactly how you got here to the Brickset Forums? Well I do!

Toysnbricks.com was down. I was curious as to why and wondered if it had happened before. I Google'd toysnbricks down and one of the matches was a link to a thread on this very forum. After reading that thread, I went to the home menu and was very impressed with what I saw. Very lively bunch here. I had registered in Jan but never really used the account until TnB went down.
That's it...now you!
MorkMan

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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    That is a good question, how the heck did I get here?
    andhe
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    Hey....I put this in

    The forum

    The place for asking questions! I need an adult...mod
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    Yea Rancor?

    I actually wanted to do a thread called..."What was the last movie you saw?" but figured, "Better not!"
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 256
    Last movie I saw in the theater was World War Z. It was better than I expected.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Ok ok, I think I was looking for images for the new summer sets last year and stumbled across Brickset.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Recommendation from another afol.
  • mcvitiemcvitie Sheffield, EnglandMember Posts: 291
    Stumbled upon brickset whilst looking for info on a childhood set I was selling on ebay. Up until that point I was totally oblivious to LEGO's power on anyone over 11 years old
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    Searching for more info on release dates for this year's summer sets, stumbled across Brickset via Brickipedia, then became addicted. Don't ask me how, and to think it all began with a simple comment on a news article about brand store calendars. I want to stop, I need to stop, but I can't stop! :-P

    I think once the rest of the sets I want are released, I'll finally be quiet. Until next year! :-P
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Ohio USAMember Posts: 357
    Came across this site looking at EuroBricks
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Cant remember, but for a long time I thought the only Lego message board was from Lego itself. Full of 8 year olds and threads like "who would win, Yoda or Dumbledore?".
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Was sharing first set out of the dark ages with my gf when she had the brilliant idea to pull up instructions online. Which lead to this wonderful forum.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    edited July 2013

    Cant remember, but for a long time I thought the only Lego message board was from Lego itself. Full of 8 year olds and threads like "who would win, Yoda or Dumbledore?".

    There are threads like that???

    Sounds like a brillant new subforum theme!

  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    I was looking on ebay for some deals on lego Star Wars and I saw someone selling Republic Troopers. I had no idea what they were and went on the internet to find out. I really liked the site and created an account. Several months later and I have finally started using the forum.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    That is a good question, how the heck did I get here?

    It's how I get out I want to know!

    princedravenMorkManlegomattdougtsandhe
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,312
    edited July 2013
    @Legoboy

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave! ;-)
    91stlegotroopercarlqlegomattdougtsGalactus
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 621
    I registered years ago, probably during a random search of the 'net for LEGO information. I forgot all about it until maybe late 2011 when I rediscovered the bookmark in my browser. I started tracking my want/have sets, then signed up for the forum, and now I can't stay away...
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    @collect_that
    "Brick Hotel?" or "Hotel Lego?" I stumbled in here by noodling on the net and found out that I was an AFOL, not an weirdo with a strange, overwhelming attraction to a toy for children.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited July 2013

    @Legoboy

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave! ;-)

    Chilling.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    Someone linked the Amazon price checker on HUKD on a deal about Tower Bridge at Amazon.sp I think
  • chakinochakino Member Posts: 159
    I was going to buy the deathstar in 2011 but itgot cancelled iI was just going to leave it a bit but heard it was getting discontinued soon(lol still strong) so i went on the internet and found this site and the amount of money I have saved since joining is amazing . The only problem is it bring back memories of buying full price Lego at toys r us (shame)
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92

    @Legoboy

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave! ;-)

    Welcome to the Brickset Lego Forum
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the Brickset Lego Forum
    Any time of year (Any time of year)
    You can find it here
    LostInTranslationcarlqMorkMandougts
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,228
    edited July 2013
    ^ Now I have the Eagles in my head...

    I honestly can't remember how I got here. I think I was trying to find a way to track my "haves" and came across the site... but I don't know if I made that up or not!

    [EDIT] Oooo, wait, I think that's right... it was exam revision time and I think I was too hungover to concentrate, so I started organising instead (my go-to procrastination activity). I wanted to know what kind of information I should keep track of in my Lego inventory, and found Brickset.
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 551
    I believe I found it through a reference in The Cult of LEGO. Just out of my Dark Ages, I received a copy of Lego a Love Story by Jonathan Bender (Is he part of the AFOL community anywhere or was he just passing through?) which lead me to all sorts of wonderful LEGO sites, including Joe Meno, BrickJournal and the The Cult of LEGO, which in turn brought me to Brickset and the Brickset Forum.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    I was also just out of my Dark Ages and looking for various set information and found BrickSet via Google. Been returning daily ever since. :)
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    Looking for info on upcoming sets as a kid (not THAT long ago...I think I was procrastinating on homework too.:P). Discovered it was not only a great source of news, but a great place to catalogue my collection. Been with the forum more-or-less since it started up.
  • backbencherbackbencher Member Posts: 16
    I sent someone on the Toys & Bricks forum a LEGO design for a legal ($200 tax stamp) hand grenade, & he steered me here as a more 2nd Amendment friendly LEGO forum.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    Years ago I was just starting out buying old LEGO sets on eBay and was frustrated with the prices. So I searched for "Best Price On LEGO" and Brickset.com was one of the top hits. Ta-daa.
  • applejuiceapplejuice Member Posts: 12
    When i sold a lot of my son's 10-14 mixed Duplo sets on craigslist, the lady asked me if i have any instructions for them or how should she get inspired to build them for her 2 yo. I didn't have any boxes or instructions, i googled Duplo sets between 2005 -2011 and found them all here, i sent her the links by email and got busy reading the forum since.
  • spankyspanky Member Posts: 6
    Lego did not have the instructions that I needed so they said to go to Brickset.com...
    I did and I loved the set and became a member
  • TheBigGuyTheBigGuy New ZealandMember Posts: 69
    You know, I honestly cannot remember.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,951
    I believe I ended up on here after googling for #8294 Excavator a few years ago. I had never reaslised such a resource existed before, so I thought it was pretty cool.

    When I realised the database contained pretty much every set I had when I was little, I was sucked in even further. First I found #6080 King's Castle (I never knew that was its name!) and I then spent a few more hours reminiscing over all of the other sets I recognised from that era - not just ones I owned, but also ones that I remembered from poring over LEGO catalogues in the 80s, dreaming to own many of the sets that I never ever did.

    I wish I'd kept all my LEGO catalogues from the 80s. I'd love to re-experience that peculiar feeling of desire that they lorded over me! :)
  • mrfuturemrfuture NorwayMember Posts: 31
    edited July 2014
    I do not remember how I ended up here on Brickset but I think it ether by searching for something Lego or just followed a link from another Lego page. But it was before the latest complete update of the site. But find it a nice place for reading Lego news.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Had been living my life without meaning. Something was missing. Then without warning, woke one morning to find Hairy Fairy in custom pants waving his wand in my face. From that moment on, I knew what road I had to follow. Kev's bitch.
    scrumpercarlqmargotSirKevbags
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    I came here by using the price comparison feature for Amazon, my husband found that link actually. I started reading the articles and found myself coming back every day for more. Now I've discovered the nice atmosphere on site and the forum here I am so gratefull to my hubby for finding brickset :)
    plasmodiummargot
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    The owner of my local toy shop who I affectionately call my 'dealer' told me where he got his Lego news from. One look and I was hooked on both the site and the forums.
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    The fall of 2009 was when I came out of my Dark Ages. #10030 ISD was the one that did it, sort of. It was out of production at that time and while looking for cheap versions I stumbled upon Brickset.com (I don't remember the exact details) and Peeron. It wasn't until May 2010 that I signed up at Brickset however. The forum didn't exist back then, so I got introduced to it when it opened up for the public.
  • LEGOBOBA99LEGOBOBA99 Member Posts: 22
    I was searching for a picture for one of my sets online. I found one clicked on it and it led me to Brickset. I saw that you could list all your sets and i thought that was a great idea. I had found a few sets which i wasn't sure were sets so i saw that you had to ask these type of questions on the Forum. And that's when it started...
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    I was just trying to get some random information about some lego set and google threw me here
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Google - Lego Forum - Second on search results - Clicked On it

    Hi all.....
    bobabricks
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,441
    What was first?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    If I google "Lego forum", Eurobricks accounts for the first two (the 'Town' sub-forum, then the main site) and Brickset is third.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Not 100% but either the official Lego forum or Eurobricks

    Im sure i clicked on Brickset has i was already a member of the database side so thought why not.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Just tried it and Brickset still comes second for me with Eurobricks first and lego message board third.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Interesting. BS is second on my list of results.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    Interesting. But Google is supposed to change what you see depending on what else you have searched for in the past. They do say that two different people can see completely different search results for the same search.
  • electrobovineelectrobovine In the LEGO roomMember Posts: 34
    ^It all depends if you're logged in to Google or not. If you are, it serves up results based upon your previous searches, which means it is more likely to feature sites where you've already visited, further up the organic search listings - because they're relevant to you. Sometimes though, you can be connected to different Google servers when requesting the same search, and they'll be a one or two places difference in some results. Your location also plays a factor in the results weighting. The latter two will influence the results even if you don't have a Google account. Hope this is helpful! If not, please by all means report me to the crashing bore police :)

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    For the purpose of research (and because I was curious), if I type in lego forum in Google, while being logged in, I get: eurobricks/bricklink/brickset/BeLUG/lowlug in that order. I've only visited eurobricks once but have not created an acount yet, I've been on bricklink a couple of times and bought some things, been having a brickset daily fix for a while now.
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