I received a nice delivery today…my copies of the latest issue of The Brick Collectors Magazine! This is when I finally feel a sense of accomplishment. It’s one thing to view the magazine on your computer and it’s another entirely to hold it in your hands.
Magcloud’s print-on-demand service does a nice job and it doesn’t take too long to ship. Now it’s time to find a comfy chair and a blanket and hunt for all my spelling & grammar mistakes. *SIGH* It’s actually really hard for me to read an issue after it’s done for just that reason! That’s the one thing a digital copy does have going for it – you can fix your mistakes!
This one was a fight to the finish… I’ve had an irritating cold for the last few days and that made it difficult to push this issue through to the finish. This issue is a special 38-page holiday edition dedicated to my two children. The format is a little different this time, but all the regular features will return in the new year.
What you will see in this issue is several models that I’ve been working on over the last few months. These models represent places in an imaginary world known to my kids and me as Tailwinks and Kettleworth. It’s been a wonderful experience bringing the places of their imagination to life.
I also created a video tour to go along with the feature on Tailwinks Castle. My husband is graciously hosting it for me on his YouTube channel. So if you’d like to see a little more of how this giant model comes together (and comes apart) I encourage you to check it out. The castle has 3 stories and every part of it is accessible, some way or another. It was a real challenge to build, and took just about every last gray brick we have!
Thanks for continuing to read The Brick Collectors Magazine!
I was randomly browsing the Toys R Us website tonight and discovered that they have three of the new Ninjago sets being released in December in stock and shipping now. They also have the new Hobbit sets as well. When put in cart they are listed as in stock and to be received between 11/27 and 12/3. Thought I would share with my LEGO friends out there!
Lego Shop At Home (USA & Canada) is offering triple VIP points on purchases made today only by VIP members! You can also get one of the Holiday Special Edition Sets if your order totals $99 or more. Follow the link to get shopping now –> Find great LEGO gifts big and small for your builder this holiday season!
Here’s another opportunity to grab some LEGO gear. Zulily is having a LEGO sale right now. There’s lots of great books, clothing, and accessories. Things tend to sell out fast, so if you’re interested, take a look soon. The clothing items aren’t available in my area, so they make a nice unique gift.
You must sign up for an account in order to browse and purchase something, but registration is free. The link above is a referral link – you can use this invite from me to sign up. I do get a referral bonus if you order something, but there’s no harm in using the link to just look around, too.