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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, '16, 7:18 pm

Decided to start collecting some of my writings that I post on FB and put them up in a blog. Called "Praying at the Bricks: The Lego Church Project blog". It is a religious blog so probably not everyone's cup of tea. But if your a fan of my lego art work. I do have some posts already going into some of my thought process behind my reasons for the project itself.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, '16, 1:38 am 
Rylen, thanks for letting us know about your blog. Very enjoyable reading.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, '16, 12:36 pm 
Yes, thanks or letting us know about it ! You're right, it's not really my cup of tea but very interesting ! Keep up the good work :)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, '16, 12:43 am 
thank you. Trying to update at least once a day or every other day.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 8, '17, 4:08 am 
Just happened to come across this post and went to read some of the newest blogs. Very interesting. Glad to see it still going.

Just wondering, but saw the spot where it mentions being helpful if people had any legos to donate. Do you get many of these lego type donations? We used to have a bunch of these things. I think they are in storage somewhere now.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 8, '17, 12:28 pm 
Interesting question from Silver ! Did you receive donations of LEGO bricks ? :)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, '17, 2:57 am 
These Lego's can be very expensive at the store. Was browsing around the store and shocked to find what the price of some of these Lego sets today cost.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, '17, 10:51 pm 
I started asking for money donations because it's been a few years since I got any real donation of actual bricks. For a long time that was the main way I built up my collection. Even using (an online market place for LEGO builders) stuff can range in price. If I'm buying a part at 0.47 cents. At some point your talking price ranges of 35$ for 75 of them. (this happened today in fact). For me though it is hard to me to even ask for help of any kind. Just part of my nature.

The really good sets cost more than 100$. Depending on how many parts are in it. What kinds of parts along with mini figures. It is not always that good a deal. For the specialty parts. Better to let a bricklink vendor part it out. Though some will put a high retail mark up on it.

The blog allows me to do stuff the FB page can't. Like having an expanded FAQ and other related posts. I still have a few post (non Lego Church Project) in the idea phase. But I like ideas to simmer and develop for a bit. Makes for a much better entry.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, '17, 8:37 am 
Thank you for all the precisions Rylen ! And good luck to you for all of this ! Keep up the good work :)
I didn't know that there was an online market place for LEGO builders ! I'll take a look :)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, '17, 11:17 am 
A few tips on Bricklink: 1) prices per part can very. Shop around. You may have to pay a little bit more if that store has the amounts you want. 2)Pay attention to the feedback. Even if a shop has 98% positive rating. Read the neutral and negative to see what kind of issues you *might* have. 3) Focus on the shops in your own country first. Some out of country vendors can *really* hose you on the shipping costs. Say you live in Country A and order from Country B. 10$ for the order. But Country B decides to charge you an extra 20$ to ship it to you. 4) Pay attention to each vendor's "terms" they spell out shipping, money, and other related stuff. 4B) Some (not all) vendors have a "min buy" amount. Meaning that unless you spend X amount they won't even consider your order. Some are decent like 3$ or so. Others might be a lot higher. I've seen min buy's as high as 15$.

I need to turn this into a blog post.

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