We changed our privacy policy. Read more.

Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
17
votes
1answer
525 views

How should I diagrammatically represent lego bricks in questions?

How should I represent: 2D plan view of bricks Diagrams of brick interaction 3D views of models Using markdown?
16
votes
12answers
781 views

Site may not be described as "LEGO Answers" - call for alternative titles [duplicate]

UPDATE: After a further review in March 2017, TLG have confirmed that they would like us to change the site name. This post is kept for reference. I've got this comment from Jan Beyer, Community ...
16
votes
1answer
554 views

Winter Bash 2019 LEGO Prizes!

Happy holidays everyone! Bricks Stack Exchange is once again participating in the Winter Bash celebration with the rest of the Stack Exchange network! While this is a "just for fun" activity, there ...
16
votes
2answers
504 views

Win a LEGO set prize for participating in Winter Bash 2017! (Ended)

It's that time of year again! We're once again participating in Winter Bash! While this is a "just for fun" activity, I've reached out to TLG about it, and it sounds like they are willing to provide ...
16
votes
0answers
217 views

Winter Bash 2020 LEGO Prizes!

Happy holidays everyone! Bricks Stack Exchange is once again participating in the Winter Bash celebration with the rest of the Stack Exchange network! There are a few different ways to win prizes ...
15
votes
3answers
305 views

Should we accept questions on all construction toys, or just LEGO compatible systems?

I guess we need to bottom this out once and for all - during the commitment phase a discussion was started, but didn't really resolve: Is this site only about LEGO products and other brick based toys,...
15
votes
0answers
91 views

Please, answer like an expert! Upvotes *and* downvotes are critical during this time [closed]

I'm already seeing a flood of low-quality and outright wrong answers to my questions get posted within seconds, and worse they are getting voted up. It's worse than the rep rush I'm used to from ...
14
votes
5answers
2k views

Site name change request from TLG

Some of you are likely aware that there was concern about the name of our site from TLG in the past. As part of becoming Recognized LEGO Fan Media, this concern has resurfaced. I've been in ...
14
votes
2answers
156 views

Do LEGO video game questions belong here or on Gaming?

There's a handful of questions about LEGO video games on Gaming SE right now. If I have a question about a video game, do I continue asking there since video games are quite different from the ...
13
votes
5answers
516 views

Do we use Lego, or Legos?

On this site, which term do we use (or prefer to use) in questions and in tags? I'm inclined to the former, but then I'm British so that's the only way it could possibly be said.
13
votes
2answers
222 views

FYI - informed LEGO of the existence of bricks.se

I've just sent the following message to Jan Beyer, LEGO community manager, to inform him of the existence of bricks.se, now that it's moved to public beta. My reasoning if twofold: one, make some ...
11
votes
2answers
134 views

Is Lego Mindstorms on-topic?

Lego Mindstorms allows one to write embedded-programing to design robots using Legos. How much of this technology is on-topic?
11
votes
2answers
493 views

Winter Bash 2018 LEGO Prizes!

Happy holidays everyone! Bricks Stack Exchange is once again participating in the Winter Bash celebration with the rest of the Stack Exchange network! While this is a "just for fun" activity, there ...
11
votes
1answer
87 views

piece-id, part-id, piece-name? No one's going to tag things right

Right now we have piece-id, part-id, and piece-name tags. I don't think this is a good approach. No new user is ever going to tag these right, and it's not like a question for a piece name is ...
11
votes
0answers
108 views

Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
11
votes
0answers
147 views

LEGO Answers is now Bricks

LEGO Answers has been renamed to Bricks (Stack Exchange) Aside from the change in name, we are still the same site question and answer site for LEGO and building block enthusiasts.
10
votes
2answers
333 views

Six SE sites currently in the beta stage are due to be scrapped

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/04/when-a-site-grows-quiet/ Next week, we’re shutting down six sites that fall into this category: Astronomy Economics Literature Firearms ...
10
votes
3answers
425 views

Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

I've been looking into ways to elevate this site as a proper LEGO community in addition to being the best site for finding answers to LEGO questions. After all, we can't be a great Q&A site ...
10
votes
1answer
114 views

Community stance on solliciting for reputation

I have recently commented a few times on users explicitly asking for upvotes and accepted answer reputation points. I understand the drive that the reputation points system gives, but it is starting ...
10
votes
0answers
248 views

Winter Bash 2019 Winners!

I want to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in Winter Bash this year! We had a total of 170 users earn 367 hats! We added 200 new users to our community this December, more than in any ...
10
votes
0answers
154 views

Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement [closed]

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
9
votes
3answers
254 views

Winter Bash 2020 Building Competition

2020 has been a challenging year for most of us. I know that my holiday plans look very different than in previous years. For this year's challenge, we'd love to see submissions that explore the great ...
9
votes
3answers
183 views

#WhatWillYouBuild

TLG is putting together an initiative to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick! Many communities, blogs, and review sites will be participating by building creative models and posting to ...
9
votes
2answers
119 views

Bricks SE - Year in Review 2017

2017 has been a particularly memorable year for Bricks SE, most notably for the new relationship that had been established between the site and The LEGO Group. Through the various community events, ...
9
votes
2answers
156 views

Don't bite the newcomers?

I don't have a ton of SE experience, so take what I'm asking with a gain of salt. I am a fairly established Wikipedian, and over there we have a policy called WP:BITE which basically explains how to ...
9
votes
0answers
62 views

Winter Bash 2016 [closed]

Just a quick heads up that we'll be participating in Winter Bash again this year - for more details on the upcoming festivities, please see below: The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means ...
8
votes
3answers
119 views

New recognition status with TLG

Lego has begun to roll out its new model for Recognized Communities. The gist is that there are now two tiers of recognition and three categories (Traditional LUGs, Fan Media, and Online Communities)....
8
votes
1answer
112 views

Death to the "trivia" tag

I've removed the trivia tag. In my view it veered on the wrong side of meta-tagging to start with. I also always read it as a descriptor meaning something like "this is the kind of question that might ...
8
votes
0answers
59 views

TLG support for BOOST questions

Some of you may have noticed that I've posted and self-answered a couple of BOOST questions recently. As our LEGO Ambassador, I'm trying out something new. TLG has provided me with a BOOST set in ...
7
votes
3answers
160 views

Are questions about non-LEGO brick toys on-topic?

Are questions related to megabloks and similar products on-topic? I ask because the site is bricks.stackexchange.com, but the logo is LEGO ®
7
votes
3answers
126 views

How should we describe the size of a piece?

In order to help with descriptions of pieces especially, should we define a standard for descriptive nomenclature? eg Length x Width x Height of the basic shape followed by additional identifiers ...
7
votes
2answers
72 views

Problems with set identification questions

We seem to be doing a great job with random set identification - even correctly identifying a much larger set from a tiny collection of bricks, or reverse engineering sets from MOCs, however I think ...
7
votes
3answers
123 views

Do we agree on how to capitalize LEGO?

It seems like LEGO is the official way to write it, but folks seem to like to write Lego or lego.
7
votes
2answers
155 views

2021 Q2 Activity Support Proposals

I've been thinking about how to use our Q2 activity support from TLG. Last summer, we compiled proposals from a number of users for the use of this support. That seemed to drive great content and was ...
7
votes
1answer
105 views

Do we know when the first election is due?

In the post Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta! Catija wrote on 2019-08-01: full-site elections will be delayed but will be scheduled eventually Do we know anything about the planned ...
7
votes
0answers
131 views

Winter Bash 2020 Winners!

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in Winter Bash this year. We had a total of 600 users earn 1,070 hats. That's a 3x increase in users since last year. We had 128k visits to ...
7
votes
0answers
59 views

2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
6
votes
2answers
291 views

Winter Bash 2018 Building Competition

This is the thread where we'll be tracking and voting on submissions for the 2018 Winter Bash building competition. This year, we're asking you to recreate a scene from a holiday song. This can be any ...
6
votes
3answers
67 views

Is it generally acceptable to answer a question that has an accepted answer?

Some questions continue to percolate even though they have an accepted answer. Is it generally O.K. to enter an on topic response afterwards?
6
votes
2answers
384 views

Why aren't other brands of brick products accepted?

There are many alternative brands for LEGO, however, they do not seem to get much attention. On some Web sites, I have observed much hostility cast on these alternative products. Even this Web site ...
6
votes
2answers
72 views

Will there be Winter Bash 2020 competition on Bricks.SE?

Last year we had Winter Bash 2019 competition. While you could win some LEGO prizes last year it was quite fun to participate on its own. Are we going to have something like that this Winter Bash ...
6
votes
2answers
43 views

Should the clone-brands tag apply to non-LEGO non-clone toy systems?

When I first saw A technology building set that is not LEGO Technic, K'NEX, or Meccano. Can you help me with the name? I thought that it should get the clone-brands tag but I refrained because ...
6
votes
3answers
87 views

How old is [vintage]?

I recently noticed the vintage tag. The tag wiki simply specifies, "Used for old vintage LEGO sets and pieces." How old is old enough for a set or piece to qualify as "vintage"? For example, would ...
6
votes
1answer
68 views

Are questions about the in-universe lore or history of sets or themes on-topic?

Are questions about the in-universe lore or history surrounding LEGO sets or themes, especially non-licensed ones (ones not based on existing stories such as Star Wars, but invented wholly by LEGO) on-...
6
votes
1answer
114 views

Criteria for losing "beta" status

In this question about changing the BRICKS icon it was mentioned that we have not fully graduated yet. I guess this means that we are still labelled "beta". What are the criteria to be a graduated ...
6
votes
1answer
33 views

Is it valid to ask about whether a given minifig is an official one?

My wife received, via a piece of gift purchasing software, a minifig of Batman with some odd touches such as coming with two large guns rather than any sort of Batarang or grapnel device. Looking ...
5
votes
4answers
193 views

2018 Annual Support Proposals

It's time to divide up our Annual Support from TLG as discussed here. Here are the sets that we were given: Ideas: Fishing Store (21310), Women of NASA (21312) Architecture: Sydney (21032), Shanghai ...
5
votes
4answers
76 views

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Bricks is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-09-27. In ...
5
votes
2answers
75 views

Is uploading the image of an instruction sheet a copyright violation to be avoided?

In this answer the requested instruction sheet was found in a posting on a site not dedicated to the permanent hosting of content (Ebay). This means the link provided will eventually rot and the ...
5
votes
3answers
100 views

Winter Bash 2018 Preparations

Winter Bash 2018 is coming up fast, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a discussion on how we'd like to handle things this year. It seemed like it went well last year, and it was fun to be ...