In the summer of 2019 we were recognised by The LEGO Group as a Recognised Fan Media for the content that we produce.
My name is Alex and I'm the founder and manager of Tips&Bricks! I'm a 20 year old AFOL from the UK, currently working as a Business Management intern near London.
Like so many others, I had LEGO when growing up but I only discovered the online and professional LEGO® community in 2015 when I was 15. I was immediately hooked on custom building after seeing what the community was creating and wanted to create my own models. I looked around for help to take my builds to the next level but couldn't find a place to learn the techniques and tips I needed to build the models I wanted to.
That is when I started Tips&Bricks, as a method of becoming a better builder. Since then, I have been able to share this journey with builders from all over the world, exploring and explaining the very best techniques, MOCs and much more.
Now I'm privileged to have a fantastic team who run the blog alongside me, which has honestly been my favourite part of the whole thing, getting to know other passionate LEGO fans closely and working with them on a shared goal.
The aims of this blog are to help anyone build a MOC, inspire new builders and provide interesting content for seasoned enthusiasts.
We also provide resources for builders in the form of handbooks. The basic Builder’s Handbooks are available for free to give everyone the start they need to advanced LEGO building.
We also offer advanced and tree techniques handbook, where technique from a range of topics are presented. We charge for the digital download of these products to keep servers running and maintain daily posts.
This blog has evolved over time, but we generally keep to the same schedule in terms of topics.
The current weekly schedule is:
MONDAY - MOC of the Week: I feature a custom build by a designer and talk about the techniques used
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY - Techniques: I feature, analyse and explain interesting techniques
FRIDAY - Favourite Brick Friday: I select a part and discuss its uses beyond its regular applications
SATURDAY - Other: I could write about anything; everything from new pieces and set reviews to building and buying tips
SUNDAY - Technique discussion: I highlight several techniques for producing a certain aspect of a MOC, such as walls / trees