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Site name change request from TLG

I'm actually going to throw out another (admittedly boring) option just in case it's decided that it is best not to use Brick Overflow. How about just: Bricks Many other SE sites have very simple ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Building Competition

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (with Rock Monsters, naturally) Detail shot: Features: A drummer with a mohawk A keyboard player with an Afro (I call him Rockmaninoff) A guitar player channeling ...
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Winter Bash 2019 LEGO Prizes!

I have a suggestion for next year: perhaps we can make the lottery draw for the prizes weighted? So everyone who gets at least three hats gets as many entries as they have hats. This would stimulate ...
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Community stance on solliciting for reputation

Indeed - I would suggest flagging those comments as "No longer needed" or "Something else", and we can remove them from the site. If they are in the body of the post, they should ...
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Do we agree on how to capitalize LEGO?

See also: FYI - informed LEGO of the existence of bricks.se - where TLG responded with: Also LEGO needs to be written always in capital letters and should never stand alone so LEGO bricks, LEGO ...
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Site name change request from TLG

It's a bummer The LEGO Group won't make an exception, but I understand why. When it comes to trademarks and such, there's good reason to avoid confusion between official and unofficial sites. The ...
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Winter Bash 2018 LEGO Prizes!

Few questions I have and they can be too much for a comment so asking in answer: Any restriction for any country due to shipment issues etc. New contributors will be considered? only hat activity ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Building Competition

With Christmas and New Year both cancelled, a lot of classic Christmas motifs kinda fell flat. I had really liked to build a little micro-scale Christmas market, but that's just not 2020. But there's ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

We are now Recognized LEGO Fan Media (RLFM)! I am happy to announce that we’ve reviewed and approved your application. Please read through the attached documents carefully and make sure you ...
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Bricks SE - Year in Review 2017

Event Timeline 'Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group' - 11th January In January, jncraton successfully applied for Bricks SE to become a recognized LEGO User Group. Since early February jncraton ...
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Winter Bash 2018 LEGO Prizes!

Winter Bash 2018 has come to a close! We had 376 users earn 552 hats this year. Alexander O'Mara earned the most hats, and also won our building competition, so he will be receiving the Aston Martin ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Building Competition

A 1968 Ford Mustang reborn as a Christmas tree The accompanying lyrics (with some minor changes to the original...): Last Christmas, I gave you a car But the very next day you took it apart ...
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2020 Q3 Activity Support Proposals

I'd like to explore the internals, functionality, and potential hackability of the new Mario intelligent brick: I would perform a teardown via a self-answered Q&A question covering the internals ...
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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014 - Sponsorship Proposal

Ambo100 I have supported LEGO Stack Exchange since its infancy at Area 51. As a pro-tem moderator of the site for over two and a half years, I have become very familiar with how Stack Exchange works ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

fabulous plan! This is an excellent idea. New users are often confused about our association with The LEGO Group. Having official answers would provide a lot of insight into a variety of questions. ...
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Is it valid to ask about whether a given minifig is an official one?

We already have a few questions about mini-figure authenticity (and other elements), along with a few tips about recognising them: How can I tell if minifigures are custom-made or LEGO Originals? If ...
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2018 Annual Support Proposals

I would like a chance to review 21310 Old Fishing Store and answer the question: How big is the color inconsistency problem of Sand Green colored LEGO bricks? Sand Green has historically been a ...
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Criteria for losing "beta" status

The easiest place to track our progress (and where that screenshot came from) is on the original "Area 51" proposal: LEGO - Area 51 As of today (11 September 2018), we're showing: The key metric ...
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A clarification request regarding rejected edit suggestion

I am very sorry for the inconvenience, this was my mistake. I misunderstood the intention of the edit. I would have approved the removal of the 'Best, X' part but it appeared as though someone had ...
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Are all these edits really necessary or even helpful?

While I would prefer that this didn't create noise for us, I believe that it is a beneficial trade-off. Our site isn't very noisy, so a few more edits to review probably isn't a big deal. The noise ...
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Are questions about the in-universe lore or history of sets or themes on-topic?

I'm not aware of us making a decision about this topic specifically, but I have no problem with us fielding these questions as long as they are specific, answerable, and not opinion based. If these ...
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Community's view on old question grammar edits

Proper grammar and spelling means a lot to people who learned English as a second (or third) language. Many, I dare say most of us, have learned it not by speaking naturally at early age, but by ...
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2020 Q3 Activity Support Proposals

I've been thinking it would be cool to try to make a working LEGO glider using the sails in the 42105 Catamaran for wings. Unfortunately they made the sails 2 different sizes, so I would need 2 ...
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Do we know when the first election is due?

UPDATE: I appreciate your patience! The election is scheduled to start September 20th. For more information, see this post. Great question! Elections aren't annual, actually. We have some literature ...
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Will there be Winter Bash 2020 competition on Bricks.SE?

Thanks for the reminder. I had prepared this beforehand, but I forgot to post it promptly. This year's competition post is up now: Winter Bash 2020 LEGO Prizes! Please use that thread for any ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Building Competition

So what else can we do during Christmas quarantine? Watch films, of course! But since I already built a model of Nakatomi Plaza recently, I turned to the next best Christmas classic and designed a ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

We get a large number of "What is this element?" questions, which we are great at answering, and provides a good service to the askers, but doesn't really provide much "long term value ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

We don't run moderator elections until a site has graduated. That's not in the cards any time soon. The good news: we don't have any plans to close up shop. If you are interested in helping out, ...
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Problems with set identification questions

I'm not a big fan of these questions for the reasons you've highlighted. Usually I will re-word the title to be more descriptive and adjust the tags used on the question to match the accepted answer....
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New recognition status with TLG

The distinctions stated in the document are not too big. However, bullet three in the LOC brick of tier one is what Bricks SE is about: "Forum traffic mirrors activities and is perceived as valuable ...
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