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Top 5 LEGO Architecture sets (under 50$)

In 2008, LEGO introduced a dedicated “Architecture” product line aimed at appealing to a more mature audience. These sets are a little different from your everyday set: They come in a thick premium box...

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From buckets to bins: How to sort a lot of Lego

This article looks at strategies to sort a lot of Lego bricks efficiently, and different ways to store your bricks once they are sorted. I explain the process I used to sort 60 pounds of Lego before separating most of it into their original sets.

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Lego Ruler and Sorting Tool

Today’s post is the second in the series about buying and selling used Lego. I don’t know about you, but I can easily distinguish a 1×2 from a 1×3 at a glance, but I...

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Lego Challenge #29: Vista House

I hiked up Mt Spokane yesterday and snowboarded down. For my 29th challenge, I built a Lego model of Vista house, the CCC era cabin on the summit.

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Lego Challenge #27: Rustic Cabin

Today’s challenge is to build a minifig-scale cabin. See the A-frame style cabin I built, a common design for regions like the Pacific Northwest which get a lot of snow.

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Lego Challenge #26: Ski Lodge

Today’s challenge was to build a ski lodge or rustic resort. See the scale model I made of the main lodge at the nearby Stevens Pass ski resort.