Most people are probably aware of the multitudinous Duplo promotional bricks that have been released over the years - see some examples in the attached pictures.
Capturing info about all these bricks in the Database is something we've shied away from, mostly because it seemed like such a huge, and endless, task to track them all down, record them, get decent photographs, maintain the entries over time, etc.
However, now that we've got such a large & vibrant user community here, it might not be that big a task if we tackle this as a community project?
So do we have any Duplo promotional brick collectors in the community here? I don't consider myself to be a collector of them, but I've picked up around a dozen different ones over the last 14 years, a small fraction of all the different versions that have been produced. Hopefully we have some much better informed folk around here somewhere ... our preference would be for the info to come directly from owners of the bricks; we're reluctant, for various reasons, to just poach the info from other fan sites.
We'll need to think about how best to record them in the Database, if we are to take this forward. Would they count as 'sets', or are they 'gear', for example? Things we would need for each entry might include -
(a) a decent photo/scan of each brick, showing both sides (if printed on both sides)
(b) a naming convention for the bricks to identify them in the database (and maybe a categorisation scheme)
(c) info about where the brick came from - some are from Legoland parks, some from store openings, others from store promotions or from Lego Club, etc.
(d) an (approximate) year of first release, or even specific dates (if known, e.g. the 'Bricktober' bricks)
One of the nice things about them is that they are very easy to trade :-)
If you can help with info, photos/scans, etc., or are otherwise interested in this community project, please post below & we'll see if there is enough interest to make it worthwhile taking forward. If there is, we'll move discussion over to 'The Database' area.
There are also a load of regular 'System' promotional bricks, but we can worry about them later :-)