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#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 ...
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When to accept?

I participated on two Stack sites extenively: Drupal - you accepted as soon as your problem was solved. Switching accept mark was normal. Worldbuilding - it is highly discouraged to accept ...
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Do we accept screen caps that include ads?

Do we accept screen caps that include ads? Context: Lego Modulars Massive Inflation? This seems less than ideal to me, but it is enough of a border case I wanted to see if it was just me before ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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)....
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Where can I find an updated & maintained list of CAD software?

Every so often, I want to view a set of MOC instructions that exist in a CAD/digital format. But then, I conclude (perhaps incorrectly) that I can’t view it on my iPhone. However, maybe I could on my ...
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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 ...
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LEGO House AFOL Opening Event - Trip Report

Thanks to the work of fellow Bricks moderator jncraton getting us registered as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site, we were invited to send a representative to the AFOL Opening event of The LEGO House - ...
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Enfield Trip Report

I went to the TLG office in Enfield on Friday to report on our community and the support process for Recognized Lego Fan Media. I had a great trip, and it was wonderful to get to meet with folks from ...
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Feedback session in Enfield

I've been invited out to the LEGO US HQ in Enfield this Friday to talk about Bricks.SE. The event is described as a "Meet and Greet", so it's fairly low-key. I will be giving a brief 10 minute ...
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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 ...
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Do we have a bug caused by the Colorado transfer?

Since the sites moved to Colorado for the week I've seen an unexpected behavior, but only on Bricks. It always shows me in the header that there is one suggested edit, but when I go to the review ...
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LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Trip Report

Bricks Stack Exchange has been given an opportunity, for the first time ever, to attend an official LEGO event since becoming a Recognised Fan Media site in February 2017. This June I attended the ...
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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.
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All of our http inline images are broken

Since StackExchange switched to https for everything (yay) all of our http inline images are broken (boo). I've seen this twice in the last few days: on https://bricks.stackexchange.com/posts/8481/...
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Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Sponsorship Proposal

Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 What? The Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 is a three-day event hosted by The LEGO Group for Ambassadors of LEGO User Groups. The LEGO Ambassador Network (...
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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 ...
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Rename [manipulation] to [disassembly] (or similar)

The tag info for manipulation reads: The technique of disassembling two or more parts from one another. and all existing questions are actually about this. However the word manipulation has a ...
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Easter building competition

As you've perhaps already seen on other sites, TLG is running an Easter building competition that we are invited to be a part of: Our colleagues creating global campaigns have asked us to ask you ...
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Best question to promote to LAN?

I'd like to promote a top question to the LEGO Ambassador Network (LAN) in order to get more recognition for both that question and our community. If you aren't familiar with the LAN, it's a community ...
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How about a tag for logos?

We've had a spat of questions this week that are amazing logo-centric: Octan The LEGO Logo Font my favorite, The Coffee Chain And it isn't hard to find older questions that might be easier to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Time to kill some tags!

We have a lot of leftover clutter from early beta, but what I notice primarily is the incredible number of unused tags. Can I get a few people to view the tag list and nominate a couple dozen unused ...
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Is it time to phase out the identification tag?

Let's self-evaluate, guys. We have model-identification, piece-identification, and may soon have bag-identification. I know we've asked about merging stuff into basic identification, but I personally ...
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Should we add a “bag-identification” tag?

We have at least 50 questions about bags and what set they come from nowadays. But the skills required to determine the identity of an unmarked bag are not necessarily the same as those needed for ...
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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 ...
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Brainstorm for boosting graduation qualifications

As we all know, we have very few questions per day. A lot of users log on, ask a question, and never return. Furthermore, a large number of questions are robotics or basic technology only. However! ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

I may run, but only if it isn't very soon, I want to get more of a feel for these cold, empty forums.
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How to encourage identification tag users to elaborate in their titles?

I've been editing a lot recently, (I'm the only guy on the editor list,) and titles are bugging me. What are we supposed to get from "what is this piece", "where this brick from" or "what number is ...
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Where did the questions go?

Over the last two weeks, there have been very few questions. Where did they go? We haven't asked all the questions about LEGO, we never will! This may be less of a question (maybe) and more of an ...
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How do we judge the credibility of a mod or user?

I've seen/participated in a couple of moderator elections, and indeed have been a candidate in one as well. And I've seen the weak give way to the strong. The new give way to the veterans. But I've ...
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How do you post a picture of an unidentified bag?

I have a bag but no directions. How do I post a pic of the bag?
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How can I bump a question with low rep?

I posted a question as a Guest, but then I signed up and wasn't the asker anymore. Unfortunately I didn't get the answer I wanted, so how do I get attention to it? Where are these minifigures from?
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Stepping down as moderator [closed]

I haven't been very active recently, and each time the SE staff inquired, I thought I'd get more involved again. Truth is, it's not going to happen anytime soon - other commitments, life going on, ...
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How to close questions that are not useful to others

In particular, this is in regard to Infrared sensor behavior. The problem was user error. It's not likely that this question would be of use to anyone else and may in fact come up in searches where ...
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Request: visual feature reference for parts on bricks.stackexchange.com

It would be helpful to have some sort of visual feature reference on the site here to hint at what the community has accepted as standard terms to describe various features of LEGO pieces. I grew up ...
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moving towards fewer tags

I heard that having tags with few posts associated with them is discouraged in StackExchange and I've scanned the LEGO Answers tags enough to spot a few anomalies: adult-lego and afol are quite ...
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Winter Bash 2015 [closed]

The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash 2015! Event Overview Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event we run every ...
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Suggestion on Badge Design

When I saw the Badge design (next to the Badge Count in the header) on this site, I noticed it was normal. I would think it would be at the very least interesting to have a LEGO brick there instead. I ...
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How do we flag or comment on a user's profile?

I came across this new user 'a-child-of-god' (https://bricks.stackexchange.com/users/6377/a-child-of-god). Like many new Stack Exchange users, his first questions and interactions needs some tweaking ...
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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.
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Is it proper procedure to merge several answers into mine?

With regards to question Unidenitified LEGO set, I wonder if it is proper custom to take parts of other answers and merge them into the most comprehensive one to create one, all-encompassing answer? ...
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags?

Stack Exchange has a network wide feature which allows clear instructions on how to ask a question to be displayed for certain 'problem' tags. The full details about the feature can be found here. I ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Should nomeclature and terminology tags be synonimized?

I have 2 questions based on what the official term is for a mini/micro/tiny/nano-figure. One is tagged terminology, the other nomeclature. I see many more entries under terminology; should ...
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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014

You may or may not be aware that I am currently attending the Brick 2014 convention in ExCeL, London. I am going with the intention of promoting our Stack Exchange site to the LEGO community. I also ...
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Winter Bash 2014 [closed]

As another year draws to a close, we wanted to do something fun and lighthearted with our communities, as a way of celebrating the many amazing people who make the sites awesome. So, we’re ...
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Should we merge “Part Identification” with “Identification”?

In the interests of feeding my taxonomy OCD, I was looking at the current part-identification tag, and felt its use was a little haphazard: We have about 17 items tagged "Part Identification", ...

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