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Support Brick Journal


TwoMorrows publishes BrickJournal, a LEGO focused magazine. They also publish LEGO books and comic related magazines. They have been hit hard by the shutdown. Barnes & Noble stores and comics shops where they sell their products are all shut down. Like the much of the publishing industry, their distributors are shut down. See my previous post about Dynamite books Indiegogo.

They have had to destroy printed copies of their newest issue of BrickJournal. The issues were stuck in shipping, They were sitting in a warehouse and could not be delivered. The publisher would have to pay rent on the issues while the sat there or pay for special delivery. So to save money, those issues were destroyed.

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They are needing to increase their Mail order sales and have some special offers. They have a flyer with full details. A summary of their sales is listed below.

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Here’s THREE ways to help keep BrickJournal clicking!

ONE: Subscribe for a half-year!
We’re temporarily offering less expensive half-year print and digital subscriptions, which let you support us for the short-term, then go back to purchasing at stores as they hopefully reopen over the next few months. Or order a full year to help even more! Subscribe Here

TWO: Order back issues at 40% off!
Download our new 2020 Digital Catalog to get most back issues at 40% off for a limited time! There’s even a bundle with all the issues through #50 for 50% off!

Go to this link: Back Issues

THREE: Tell your friends!
Even if you can’t place an order now, please spread the word about BrickJournal on social media! Every print and digital order helps keep the magazine for Lego® fans clicking!

Joe Meno, BrickJournal editor
John Morrow, publisher, TwoMorrows Publishing
https://www.twomorrows.com

 

BrickJournal is a very informative magazine. BrickJournal has LEGO tips, build instructions, interviews with LEGO artists, and more. Issue #32 has an interview with Chris McVeigh. The article includes show some of his Brick Sketches including an earlier version of the soon to be released Batman Brick Sketch set . I have several issues and both of their minifigure customization books. They have print and digital versions of BrickJournal.

 

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Video Build a LEGO Fidget by Frugal4boys


What’s popular now? Fidgets. If you can’t find one build one.  Frugalfun4boys.com has instructions on how to build a fidget spinner with LEGO bricks you already have. Below is a video of the device in action.

Visit  Frugalfun4boys.com for a parts list and step by step instructions.


Creations for Charity Livestream Event Friday.


The Creations for Charity store closes for the 2015 season on November 30th. So It’s your last chance to help. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

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But before the store closes there is a special event friday evening.

For a period of 24 hours last year, LEGO fans from all over the world joined a live stream to help support Creations for Charity. From building LEGO sets, working on MOCs, discussing the LEGO hobby, to sorting LEGO; it’s safe to say that everyone involved had a great time and all for a great cause.

This year’s event will be building upon last year’s success and taking the art of building with and talking about LEGO for 24 hours non stop to new heights! With 24 hours of non stop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss. From 5pm EST on Friday November 27th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 28th, we’ll be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness!

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Creations for Charity 2015


Creations for Charity opened for the 2015 season. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

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The Creations for Charity brick link store opened on October 15 and closes on November 30th.

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

Last year I got some brain slugs, a custom brick, and an awesome Ms. Marvel figure from Creations for Charity. Ms Marvel on the left came from a C4C builder.

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Creations for Charity 2014


The LEGO Car Blog just reminder me about a great program. Since 2009  Creations for Charity has run an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

The Creations for Charity brick link store opens on October 15 and closes on November 30th. There are just a few days to pick up a custom item. I’ve messed up the past couple years and missed the deadline. I just place my first purchase and feel happy about it. If you are looking for something special for the LEGO fans on your list check them out.

According to a November 24 post, they’ve already raised over $6,000 this year. At that point there was a week left in the fund raising drive. Now it’s just the holiday weekend left. I hope they break their record this year.

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On Saturday the 29th C4C is joining Beyond the Brick for a 24 hour live stream. From 5pm EST 11/28 through 5pm 11/29, tune in for a full day fun and building with Lego fans from the online community on Google Hangout. “We will be raising money together for this year’s Creations for Charity through a pledge system. For each hour spent on the stream, anyone can pledge to donate a certain amount to the fundraiser. The LEGO Group has pledged to donate a Lego set for every man-hour on air!”

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

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Bricks of the Mouse Guard Kickstarter


Crazy Bricks is about to wrap up another Kickstarter project. This time they are doing the Mouse Guard. Mouse Guard is a graphic novel series by David Petersen. I have not read the series but the artwork is beautiful.

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 In Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world’s harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed. They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders; rather, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another.

 

The sets will include various mouse heads and character accessories. The head colors are tan, grey, reddish-brown, and dark brown. The accessories are two styles of flagons, a cool axe, a lantern on a staff, and a sword. I really like the looks of these flagons. I want to get a bunch of these for my minifigs when they are released next year.

Each accessories set comes in your choice of one of three colors – Gun-Metal Grey, Brown,  or Gold 

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Stretch Goals

They already have added some pre stretch goal items. Each set will include a bonus black mouse head and a stove pipe hat. They hit the first stretch goal bonus, an extra flagon. The next goal in another bonus flagon. AT $25,000 they add a random item, And if they hit $30,000 they plan for add ons.

1. We’ve teamed up with the artists at BrickArms, CitizenBrick and Cape Madness to produce fully-realized custom Mouse Guard Minifigures of your favorite Mouse Guard Heroes!  These will include pad-printed custom torsos, limited-edition colored weapons, Hero length capes, 10th Anniversary Mouse Guard packaging and more!

2. 1 x 8 Mouse Guard Badge Bricks so you can show your love of the Guard!

3. You can ADD ON additional Crates of the Matriarch!

They have a target date of March 2015 to have the Mouse Guard bricks ready for the tenth anniversary of the Mouse Guard Series. Alice Finch and Washington state based Lego User Group, ARCHLUG plan to build a World of Mouse Guard MOC at Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con. Alice Finch built Hogwarts Castle out of 400,000 LEGO bricks. She displayed at BrickCon 2012.

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The Kickstarter ends late Sunday night. It has already been funded so they stretching for the extra goals. They are less tan 2,000 away from a second bonus tankard in every set.

I supported Crazy Brick’s previous kickstarter event for the Munchkin Bricks. I hope to have those bricks soon. I’ve been looking forward to them for a while.

Crazy Bricks

 


Tee Fury Gallery Sale Affiliate post


 TeeFury is holding a Gallery sale till Halloween. Use the enter the coupon code halloween14 at check-out to receive $4 off any shirt in the TeeFury Gallery!

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.00.08 AMThere are several shirts in the gallery. Currently there are two brick related shirts. Another Brick in the wall and Autoblocks. One is a Pink Floyd Reference the other is Optimus Prime playing with Optimus Prime. There’s also a bunch of Doctor Who, Frozen, Star Wars, and Supernatural designs.

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TeeFury is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.

 UPDATE: There’s a link on the main page for Best of 2013. Click that and you can find two more LEGO shirts : the Browncoat Brick design( classic space meets firefly) and the I am a Giddy Goat (IT Crowd Moss minifig).


LEGO Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan return to Tee Fury


At TeeFury Saturday Oct 18 two awesome shirts  SCIENCE, The Musical by Pacalin and Futuraygum by aflagg. SCIENCE, The Musical was sold elsewhere recently if you missed it then grab it now. It is offered on Black, Navy or Royal Blue.

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TeeFury is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.

Plus they also have this great LEGO Poster.

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LEGO Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan and more dancing at ShirtPunch


DID YOU Miss this one? It is at TeeFury Saturday Oct18th only. Plus a watch your step brick poster.

At ShirtPunch today only  SCIENCE, The Musical – Pacalin. $9.99 for tee-shirts.  Plus link and Samus designs. all offered on  t-shirts/zippered hoodies/fitted shirts/long sleeve shirts/pullover hoodies.  SPPW2---September-13---SCIENCE_-The-Musical---Pacalin

ShirtPunch is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.


Brickfest Maryland Groupon save 48%


If you haven’t got tickets to Brickfest Maryland here is a deal. Groupon save on admission and get a free brickwarriors accessory.

Choose from Five Options

$22 for one ticket to the Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival and an exclusive mini-figure accessory set from BrickWarriors (up to $42 value, including ticketing fees)

  • Friday, September 19, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This summer at Maryland State Fairground, festival-goers are invited to celebrate all things LEGO. Huge creations made from LEGO bricks will be on display, and multiple vendors will also be onsite selling LEGO-centric wares.

Brickfest Maryland runs September 19-21 2014.

full details at Groupon


Legozilla shirt Affiliate Post.


At ShirtPunch today only  Legozilla $10 each. also How to train your Dragon, My Neighbor Totoro, and rocking sock robots themed shirts.

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ShirtPunch is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.


The Spaceship at ShirtPunch Affiliate Post.


At ShirtPunch today only   The Spaceship, Spaceship, spaceship. $10 each.

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ShirtPunch is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.

 On another note my Nerd block arrived today.  Pics and review later this week.


Another Brick in the wall, Walking Bricks shirts at ShirtPunch Affiliate Post.


UPDATE 9/1/2014 another brick in the wall has been added to Tee-Fury’s Gallery

 ShirtPunch today only two Brick themed shirt the first is Another Brick in the Wall  and the other is Walking Bricks. The other designs are animation related featuring Pokemon and my  neighbor Totoro. Tee shirts start at $10 plus they have hoodies and long sleeve shirts.

I’m not a big enough fan of Zombies to get the Walking Bricks shirt. I missed the Brick in the wall when it was offered elsewhere. I might be getting this one.

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Meanwhile at TeeFury Groot!

Two Groot shirts today. Groovin’ Through the Galaxy by BeastPop and The Great Root Galaxy by onebluebird.
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24 hours to go in Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter


There are just 24 hours left in Crazy Brick’s Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter project. The project funded in it’s first 24 hours. They have a new stretch goal for the last 24 hours.  If they hit $55,000 before the end of the project every pledge will will get 2 Random Items in a special KICKSTARTER Translucent Green color and they will unlock an additional COLOR option for your sets!

Due to meeting previous stretch goals each set now comes with The Miter, Spyke’s helmet, and two three random munchkin bricks. Plus you have the option if  ordering extra Munchkin crates, Munchkin bricks or a multi-color collection of some of the bricks.

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Munchkin Bricks takes your favorite Munchkin card game weapons and iconic items and turns then into real-life stuff! They fit your favorite miniature figures like LEGO®, Kre-O®, Kubrick®, Character Building®, Si-Dan® and Friends®.

These high-quality injection molded collectibles are fully licensed from Steve Jackson Games www.sjgames.com and are ready to add fun to your gaming experience and brick characters.

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LEGO CUUSOO Muppets Project.


A great CUUSSO project shared by The Brick Collectors. CUUSSO Member Jedikermit has created some custom Muppet minifigs and  vignettes with suggestions for more Muppet sets. The stage from the opening credits of Muppet show would make a great display for mini-figs.. Sam the Eagle would be easy to make reusing chicken suit guy’s body.

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The Muppets would make an excellent series for LEGO sets, and have potential for both young builders and Adult Fans Of LEGO. There are dozens of popular characters, but there are also vehicles, playsets, and scenes that would make great buildable LEGO sets. Like other Disney properties that LEGO has produced, including Toy Story, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, there’s a built-in audience of fans young and old that would be able to enjoy the system.

Some suggested sets at various price points:

KERMIT’S SWAMP $7.99

Kermit the Frog in a small swamp scene, with his banjo, some lily pads, and possibly a friendly alligator or his nephew Robin to add some play value. Could even include his bicycle that he uses to pedal away from it all in The Muppet Movie.

ELECTRIC MAYHEM BUS $39.99

The band from The Muppet Show has always been popular with kids and adults, and this set would include their bus as seen in The Muppet Movie. Characters would include Dr. Teeth, Floyd, Janice, Zoot and Animal, and all of their instruments would come with the set. A small stage could be built with the bus, or they could perform on top of the bus. They’re hippies like that.

MUPPET THEATER $59.99

The largest set would be The Muppet Theater, which would include a stage area, and a balcony to the side. Exclusive minifigures like Statler and Waldorf (the two old guys from the balcony), Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Mahna-Mahna and the Snowths, and unique versions of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy could be included. Ideally, it would be wonderful to have different scenes for sketches that could be put onto the stage: some brick-built arches that represent the beginning of The Muppet Show; a small kitchen for the Swedish Chef, a grand piano for Rowlf..

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This is is an awesome CUUSOO project please support Muppet LEGO CUUSOO.


home from Bricks and Heroes


I’m home from Bricks and Heroes event at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy convention. I sold a bunch of prints got new LEGO stuff for my collection and met some cool people. full report once I have time to sort pictures.