If there's one thing I love more than LEGO, it's space. And for the last several years, any fan of space is well aware of SpaceX and what they have achieved with their revolutionary Falcon line of rockets.
So another year has come and gone, for me 2018 seemed to go by very quickly! Rebrickable is now 7 years old, so let's take a look at how big it has grown :)
It has been asked many times, and has been on my to-do list for ages, but finally the concept of ‘Any Color’ parts has been added.
The part color called [No Color] has been renamed to [No Color/Any Color], to better match it's new meaning. In official LEGO Set inventories it's used...
Six months ago I announced a monthly raffle for Pro Plan members. To date there have been six winners and almost $1000 worth of LEGO given away :) To finish up the year, the December raffle will be worth a huge €400 - enough to buy nearly anything from the LEGO store, including:
LEGO 21311 Voltron is a LEGO Ideas set that hit it's 10K supported milestone over 2 years ago, and then finally approved for production about 1 year ago. I've been waiting not-very-patiently for it to arrive, but it's finally here. This final LEGO produced version looks fairly different to the original fan-designer's model, so let's take a look at how it turned out.
It's time for another round of new Rebrickable features. These will hopefully improve the way you manage your LEGO collection, and help you get the most out of the site. Each new feature is detailed below.
If you are a LEGO Technic fan, and perhaps, even if you are not, you must have noticed the incredible media campaign surrounding the introduction, on June 1st, 2018, of LEGO's latest and largest super car, Technic set 42083, the Bugatti Chiron. In the six weeks since that introduction, I have read or watched fifty or more reviews of this super set, and almost all of them, I am sorry to say, got it wrong. They review this set as if it were a regular Technic set; in other words, you build the set as fast as you can, and then you evaluate how good it looks, how good it functions, and how good it plays.
The LEGO 10261 Roller Coaster is the latest model in the Creator Expert line, and comes in at a huge 4124 parts. But what really makes it stand out is its physical dimensions - this is a massive display piece and when combined with some motorisation it really draws a crowd. But it is any good?
Starting from June I will be introducing a monthly raffle. I will be giving away a prize every month to a randomly selected Pro or Designer Plan user. There is no cost to entering the raffle, other than the standard Pro/Designer Plan upgrade cost. Free Plan users might still be eligible for a chance to win from July onwards via special criteria, but I will provide more details on that another time.
I've been thinking about adding this feature for years, but I kept putting it off as too hard and too low priority. I've finally gone ahead and added it primarily to assist the admin team with discussing submitted change requests etc. However, I'm sure it will find some good use outside of that.