Category: General

Interview with the designer

Lego designer James May came up with the tuk-tuk, set 40469, released in January 2021. He kindly sat down with us for a short chat about life and all things Lego. Northern Brickworks: James,...

Building a Lego Engine Shed

NB member Omid built this recently, and here he is to tell how it went: For as long as I’ve been fascinated by trains, I’ve had a similar soft spot for the various bits...

Older Articles

Here are older articles, that you won’t find direct from the home page of our site. Lego from Stuttgart 2019 Calendar Cheese Slope Mosaics – a tutorial 2018 Calendar The Evolution of Lego Sorting...

How do you store your Lego?

Some time ago, an AFOL called Remy Evard wrote an article on sorting lego, and it has become a classic. We republished it on our website (here) with a link to the original item...

Lego from Stuttgart

On my travels I saw an exhibition of Lego in the German city of Stuttgart, put on by the German LUG ‘Schwabenstein 2×4’.  The builder was Andreas Reikowski, and you can find  more of his...

Cheese Slope Mosaics – a tutorial

Back in 2012 Katie Walker published this article on making lego mosaics with cheese slopes, and we thought it was such a good reference piece that we are republishing it here with Katie’s permission....

The Evolution of Lego Sorting

Back in 2001, Remy Evard wrote a short note on the different ways people sort their lego as their collection grows. Seventeen years and over 88,000 views later, his note has become legendary. We...

The secret language of Lego

Every hobby has its own ‘in words’ and LEGO is no different – in fact I think we have more specialised terms, or jargon, than most. Have you ever wanted to know what SNOT...

An introduction to Northern Brickworks

This is an introduction to being an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) and also about Northern Brickworks, which is a recognised LEGO User Group (LUG). Many of us are introduced to LEGO as a...