Category: General

2021 Calendar

2021 Calendar

Here are the shows we know of so far in 2021. In 2019 there were over 40 events, but a lot fewer in 2020, sadly. If you are planning a lego event and it’s...

The Black Falcons

The LEGO Black Falcons: an unofficial fan history By Bobby Martin I’m creating a history of the LEGO Black Falcons Castle faction that ran 1984-1992 – and onwards… Prologue: In human terms we are...

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...