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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 names (e.g. Law, History, Arduino, etc). I don't think "Bricks" would cause much confusion about what our community is about. Users who aren't logged in would ...


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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 ideal name under our naming convention would be "LEGO Stack Exchange". But that's clearly a step backwards when it comes to strengthening the relationship with ...


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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 of this element. If there are funds available, it would also be helpful to get a few of the Power Up Packs to determine how they interact with Mario. Possible ...


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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 are familiarized with them as much as possible. Also do not hesitate to either e-mail me with questions and/or put them forth in the LEGO Ambassador ...


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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. "What kind of plastic are LEGO bricks made of?" is one example where the community has done an excellent job piecing things together and quoting official ...


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Great question. There are a lot of benefits. Here are some of them: Direct communication with LEGO staff. As our ambassador, I'm connected with the AFOL Engagement Team and can reach out to them with specific questions. We've also participated in Fan Media Days in Billund, and I attended a meet and greet with TLG staff in Enfield. Direct communication with ...


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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 copies of the set. I could probably also do a question on a motorized speedboat. Possible questions: Can I make a glider out of the large sail pieces in the 42105 ...


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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 color with significant color shade differences, and since Old Fishing Store has a lot of these bricks and tiles, it will be a good set to review this.


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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 by the Community". We mostly don't spread press releases or other fan media related material. Therefore, the category chosen by LEGO is fitting, or the other ...


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We got our bricks yesterday, and I put a quick model together using the parts from 10405: I was trying to keep things imaginative and childlike while honoring the history of Lego as these sets do. Does anyone here have access to post directly to our Twitter account, or is it just a question reposting bot?


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We had 91 users earn a hat in Winter Bash this year! We hope that you all had fun! 39 users earned at least 3 hats, so excluding the moderators, we had 36 of us eligible for the drawing. About a quarter of those user accounts were created in the last month. It is exciting to see participation from new users, and it looks like this activity may have driven ...


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I have an idea for 42077 Rally Car, which I think LEGO would appreciate. How can I motorize 42077 Rally Car with LEGO Power Functions? The Rally Car set looks really nice, and even has a built-in steering system which can be controlled by a gear on the top. There's also a fair bit of extra room inside, is there a way to add Power Functions elements ...


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First of all, your second point regarding what we don’t have in comparison with other groups is not valid, as the rules clearly stipulate that items are not to be handed out to the public (so we cannot use them as give-aways and neither can other groups). My suggestions is this: Offer the sets up to the top contributers/most active users (one per user) ...


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36 Users have 3 or more hats right now!* How exciting that TLG is recognizing our site as a place to get information about their products! Let us not let them down! * excluding three moderators


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Here are some of the Recognized LUG requirements I was told by LEGO Employees at BrickFair VA 2016, which may pose an issue: Must have a website, not social media, with contact ability. Must host 3 public events a year. I'm not sure how this site ranks as "website" vs "social media" in the eyes of LEGO (yes, I know we don't consider SE is social ...


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I think it would be great to have another competition on similar terms to last year, perhaps this time we could award prizes to more people considering the amount LEGO are willing to sponsor.


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I think I could do something with the brickheadz Can two or more Brick Headz be combined to create a figure on a larger scale that is similar to Brick Headz or at least is humanoid in appearance? I don't have any of the donated brick headz but have about a dozen of the older ones, I have also the Brick Me set to add pieces. I would answer something like ...


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I know this is possibly too much to ask for, but I’d like to review set 10278 Police Station (EUR 179.99) with a copy of 60304 Road Plates (EUR 19.99) to answer the question: what are different ways I can use the new road plates for my modular city? If both together are too much, I am okay in dropping 60304 as I can easily obtain a copy myself.


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I'm trying to find more ways to demonstrate and showcase LEGO building in our community. I'd like to propose that each interested participant this quarter receive a copy of 80022 in addition to their own proposed set. The set includes multiple copies of the following new elements: 72869 (9x black, 2x purple) 73230 (4x) 70681 (8x) Interested participants ...


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I would like to do an analysis of the differences between the new front fork suspension of 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R and the existing lego shock absorbers (part 731c06). I might also be able to review characteristics of other shock absorbers produced by LEGO over the years. Set cost: $60-$70 (US Price not yet confirmed) Proposal Completed 'How do the ...


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I’m all for it as well. Let’s get more prizes, different categories, giving multiple people a chance of winning. We could do most hats, prizes for a special hat, even a LEGO hat-building competition (though one of us already scored high marks in the Stack Exchange hat competition last year).


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I'd like to hang on to a few of the Classic and Creator sets. I'm assuming that these will be a bit less popular among our AFOL userbase. I don't have precise questions in mind since I haven't looked at the parts yet, but I'd like to do something along the lines of: What are some uses for {part}? I like to make alternate models, and these themes are ...


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I think it's very important that our site has an identity and that we respect TLG's wishes. I like the name Brick Overflow for several reasons. It had a lot of support and was the most popular name suggestion when the issue was brought up in 2011. It's clear the site is about LEGO (Bricks) and Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) A 'overflow' or abundance of ...


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I think it's right for where we are currently - we don't really have "Activities [that] extend far beyond their circle of members/subscribers potentially with a global impact" for example - and our members here who do exhibit at events tend to do so under their LUG rather than as Bricks I think. Interesting that we get/had access to LUGBULK - although that ...


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I'm very pleased with the tier we have been assigned. I think it's a fair assessment of the current state of the site. Bricks Stack Exchange is in an unusual fit as it is neither primarily journalistic (fan media) nor a traditional discussion forum. I think Bricks SE is closer to the definition as a LEGO community as the content is driven very much by the ...


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I wrote a review for 10404 Ocean's Bottom last week, which you can find on my site. After building the six featured models in the set, there were a large number of pieces left over. I built two custom models: a nudibranch fitted with an engine so it can go faster: And a sand dollar:


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I was going to make a conventional set using 10405, but of course my little brother stepped in... "Who says ducks can't take over the world? Ducks can do anything!" - Conspiracy Theorist This is my first post, please tell me if anything needs to be fixed. Kindly, not like this one.


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Reposted on proposal Q&A here I have an idea for 42077 Rally Car, which I think LEGO would appreciate. How can I motorize 42077 Rally Car with LEGO Power Functions? The Rally Car set looks really nice, and even has a built-in steering system which can be controlled by a gear on the top. There's also a fair bit of extra room inside, is there a ...


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I have upvoted "Bricks" as it seems to be the cleanest, simplest name for this site, and lines up with the established bricks.stackexchange.com URL. If people want alternatives, how about Brick Building or Brick Fans ?


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