Summer is here, for most people that means Sun, Sea, and Se....Sea Creatures! 44 years ago to the day (June 20th) Jaws was released. The movie that changed the industry and created the Summer Blockbuster also tarnished the reputation of a whole species for generations. Jaws inspired me to write this but as I researched it I came across a whole host of great Sea Creature sets that weren't limited to sharks so I expanded the list.
LEGO’s core business is, as we all know, selling toys. But over the years, LEGO has grown beyond that. For instance, after the Dark Ages, LEGO started realizing, that it’s not just children that build with the bricks, but a lot of adults are too. This resulted in themes like Modular buildings and Architecture. When LEGO introduced Mindstorms back in 1998, it was meant to get children interested in programming. But it were the adults (and teens) that picked up this theme, and when they found out the limitations that the first Mindstorms software had, they quickly climbed behind their keyboards and started writing their own custom software. (Luckily LEGO learned from them, and improved the system, cooperating with the creative minds, instead of keeping everything ‘in house’).
So another year has come and gone, for me 2018 seemed to go by very quickly! Rebrickable is now 7 years old, so let's take a look at how big it has grown :)
LEGO Christmas trees have been a staple of the Holiday Season for decades. There have been multiple interpretations on how this should be executed and I will be sharing a few of my favorites, along with some not so great ones. From Advent Calendar offerings to the popular Winter Village sets, here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.
What will LEGO bring us in 2019? No more Nexo Knights for sure, but will we get more Elves? More Crimes of Grindelwald and LEGO Movie II, no doubt, and new themes such as Forma, Overwatch and Toy Story. The 20th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars. But what is "Confidential AL" and what about those Chinese sets? Is Junior now 4+? For answers to all these questions, and many more, read on...
Time to see what happened in 2017 and play with some numbers!
The volume of traffic received in 2017 was fairly close to 2016, with a much smaller growth compared to previous years.
We will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick together with the 86th anniversary of the LEGO Brand. This year is bound to be the year the world's minifigure population will surpass the human population (7.5 billion). The year LEGO will introduce The Powerpuff Girls and Unikitty and reintroduce Jurassic World and Harry Potter. And we are getting the new Power Functions 2.0 and two new Train sets! Combined with Building Bigger Thinking and vintage Exclusive sets, it is going to be, without any doubt, a fantastic year to be a LEGO fan! So to whet your appetite, or to keep you updated, here is our (almost) up-to-date and revised review of all the new 2018 LEGO sets.
Numbers time! Rebrickable has been running for five years now, and 2016 was an extremely busy time for me.
The below chart shows the daily page views for the last 5 years. There is always a surge of activity right after Christmas which eventually tapers off, but the overall...
This article is a reverse engineering of a certain mold change of part Slope 2 x 1 with 2/3 Cutout.
The idea for this article came to me when recently I was browsing through my inventory on Rebrickable...
Which LEGO Technic fan by now has not heard of Madoca1977? Two years ago he burst onto the MOC scene with some of the best Technic MOCs the LEGO world had ever seen, and has been releasing excellent MOC after excellent MOC ever since.
Now, he has agreed to sit down with us folks at Rebrickable for an exclusive interview. Read on to learn all about the man behind the Madoca1977 moniker!