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1/3 Million!

Lego MinifiguresIt only seems like a few months ago that we published our self-congratulatory ‘1/4 Million!’ post. And that’s because it was. In fact, the 1/3 million mark quietly slipped past unnoticed earlier in the week. The Elves were on a bit of a roll and we had too many models to blog to check our stats… but we’ve caught up now. So concentrate, here comes the science part:

  • TLCB has recorded 1/3 million views in 20 months. If we maintain our current daily hit rate we’ll reach another 1/3 million views every 12 months.
  • We estimate this to be about 1/8th, or 12%, of the annual views achieved at the The Brothers Brick and, slightly less impressively, about 1% of the views achieved at MOCpages.
  • We’ve approved almost 700 comments (keep ’em coming!), and deleted over 11,000 spam messages.
  • We’ve blogged approximately 500 cars, trucks, bikes, planes, spacecraft to date.

As always, a big Thank You to you – yes you – reading this post. Without you this blog would just be the ramblings of some incompetent writers. Keep your Suggestions and Feedback coming, we really do try to read and respond to all of them, and we’ll see you in a few months at 1/2 million!

TLCB Team

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Website of the Month – brickrss.com

Brick RSSGroup/Website/Blog of the month is back! This month’s featured resource is the superb BrickRSS Community News site.

BrickRSS compiles the latest news stories, articles and blog posts from the best Lego-related websites on the ‘net, all in one place. All of the major Lego blogs and networks are present, including Eurobricks, The Brothers Brick, Brickset and LEGO’s own ReBrick. Oh, and The Lego Car Blog too. Check out BrickRSS at the link above, with over 25,000 articles and counting!

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Blog(s) of the Month – Thirdwigg and 1nxtmonster

Lego Technic Power FunctionsIt’s time for the welcome return of the Group/Blog of the Month segment here at The Lego Car Blog! By ‘Month’ we actually mean ‘However long it until we write another one of these’, but we’re mavericks, and follow no-one’s rules. Not even our own.

This time we’ve decided to publicise a pair of grass-roots blogs created by two of our readers, both of which share designs and expertise in LEGO’s superb Power Functions motor system. On the left is the latest Technic masterpiece by Thirdwigg; a remote control Cat 573C Feller. Thirdwigg’s blog includes an extensive back catalogue of his creations (some of which you may have seen blogged here) as well as help and detail on how the technical elements were achieved. On the right is a rock-crawler by TFOL 1nxtmonster, whose blog includes a variety of designs and videos showing what LEGO Power Functions vehicles can do.

Show your support via the links above.

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TLCB Team Expansion!

Lego Minifigures

Picture courtesy of Søren Schaffstein

With worldwide success comes many benefits. Groupies, foreign narcotics, exotic parties. None of these have found their way to TLCB Towers. But nevertheless things are getting busy here, and as such it’s time for us to expand the team!

A few months ago we became an international organisation, with the arrival of European playboy carmaster1990. We’re now delighted to announce a further addition to our staff writers, in the form of the rather mysterious Dr. Asp Menace.

Rumour has it he won his doctorate in a game of Asteriods, and that he’s been smiling continuously since 1978. But that’s probably enough clues. We hope you enjoy his writing as much as we do, and as always, if you have any feedback, suggestions or relevant insults, you can direct them towards us via the handy Feedback link at the top of the homepage.

TLCB Team

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Write for TLCB Update!

Lego Type Writer

New TLCB writers join us from this week! Picture courtesy of Arvo.

Set Reviewers and MOC Bloggers required!

Following our outreach for aspiring bloggers we will be adding to TLCB Team over the coming months. Thanks to those who have got in touch, and also to all of our readers who have suggested creations via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page.

Please do keep your suggestions coming, and if you think you might be interested in writing for us, you can still drop us a comment via the aforementioned page and we’ll be in touch.

The first of our new writers has joined the Team and started blogging today! You can see the fruits of their work below.

TLCB Team

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Write for The Lego Car Blog / Get Featured!

Lego Pencil

Become a TLCB Team member!

We’re looking for new models to blog, and new writers to blog them!

If you’re part of the online LEGO community and would like to take your involvement a step further, you could become one of our staff writers!

We’re looking for English-speaking (although it doesn’t have to be your first language), eloquent and enthusiastic builders to join our team. If you think you might like to start your blogging career with us then drop us a note in the usual way; via the Comments or Feedback Submissions and Suggestions page, and we’ll be in touch! Ideally you’d need to be able to blog at least one creation a week, and we can offer support and draft checks if you’ve never blogged before.

And as always, we’re constantly on the look out for new creations to feature. If you’ve found a creation that our slovenly Elves have missed then contact us via the routes highlighted above. If it’s new(ish), high quality and original, we’ll feature it here on The Lego Car Blog.

A huge thank you to those who have suggested creations already. Many have appeared on this page, and if you haven’t been successful yet, keep building – it could be your turn next!

The Lego Car Blog Team 

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