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 Author: legoSergey View Messages Posted By legoSergey
 Posted: May 25, 2022 02:41
 Subject: Re: Important update reg. Ukraine and Russia
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
 Author: reformy View Messages Posted By reformy
 Posted: May 18, 2022 01:15
 Subject: Re: Monthly Maintenance Postponed
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

We have decided to postpone the hour-long monthly maintenance session from Tuesday
evening May 17, 2022 to eaxctly one week later, on May 24.

Thank you!

The BrickLink Team

Thank you.
May I ask here too, to move the daily ten minutes downtime to an earlier hour?
We here in Israel are getting it every morning at 9am.
Maybe randomize it a bit so we all share it...
 Author: uvt203 View Messages Posted By uvt203
 Posted: May 16, 2022 17:42
 Subject: Re: Monthly Maintenance Postponed
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

We have decided to postpone the hour-long monthly maintenance session from Tuesday
evening May 17, 2022 to eaxctly one week later, on May 24.

Thank you!

The BrickLink Team

Thank you for the info. Maybe you should also change the banner with the reminder
which still says the site will be down for maintenance 05/18 from 0100 AM to
0200 AM.........

/Asger
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: May 16, 2022 10:53
 Subject: Monthly Maintenance Postponed
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Hello everyone,

We have decided to postpone the hour-long monthly maintenance session from Tuesday
evening May 17, 2022 to eaxctly one week later, on May 24.

Thank you!

The BrickLink Team
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: May 12, 2022 12:29
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, 1001bricks writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  
  Yes, “final” does not mean “last ever,” it just means “last round for this designer
program.”

Indeed, like when England won the World Cup Final in 1966. I believe some other
minor countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina might
have won the Final since then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s

That's why we don't care too much about the World Cup ... we already
got one!

Plus we know we'll never get another.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 12, 2022 11:39
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, 1001bricks writes:
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  “May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC.”

So, 1:00pm East coast.

How much in Euros?

About half an unladen swallow.
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: May 12, 2022 11:27
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, jgrossman1025 writes:
  This may be a dumb question but will time will they Be able for the U.S.A, specifically
east coast, thanks for any help you can provide, i really wanna make sure i can
get one.

Thanks, NG

“May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC.”

So, 1:00pm East coast.

How much in Euros?
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: May 12, 2022 11:26
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  
  Yes, “final” does not mean “last ever,” it just means “last round for this designer
program.”

Indeed, like when England won the World Cup Final in 1966. I believe some other
minor countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina might
have won the Final since then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s
 Author: jgrossman1025 View Messages Posted By jgrossman1025
 Posted: May 12, 2022 10:55
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, jgrossman1025 writes:
  This may be a dumb question but will time will they Be able for the U.S.A, specifically
east coast, thanks for any help you can provide, i really wanna make sure i can
get one.

Thanks, NG

“May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC.”

So, 1:00pm East coast.

Ok that's great thanks for the help, I was confused as there as i am used
to Western and Eastern times, not the ones listed, Thanks for the help, i always
appreciate it.

Thanks, NG
 Author: par016 View Messages Posted By par016
 Posted: May 12, 2022 10:48
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In Administrative, jgrossman1025 writes:
  This may be a dumb question but will time will they Be able for the U.S.A, specifically
east coast, thanks for any help you can provide, i really wanna make sure i can
get one.

Thanks, NG

Says right in the announcement:

  BrickLink Designer Program will open May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC.

Which would be 1 PM on the US east coast

-Pete
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 12, 2022 10:47
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In Administrative, jgrossman1025 writes:
  This may be a dumb question but will time will they Be able for the U.S.A, specifically
east coast, thanks for any help you can provide, i really wanna make sure i can
get one.

Thanks, NG

“May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC.”

So, 1:00pm East coast.
 Author: jgrossman1025 View Messages Posted By jgrossman1025
 Posted: May 12, 2022 10:35
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This may be a dumb question but will time will they Be able for the U.S.A, specifically
east coast, thanks for any help you can provide, i really wanna make sure i can
get one.

Thanks, NG
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: May 12, 2022 10:26
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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  Yes, “final” does not mean “last ever,” it just means “last round for this designer
program.”

Indeed, like when England won the World Cup Final in 1966. I believe some other
minor countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina might
have won the Final since then.
 Author: par016 View Messages Posted By par016
 Posted: May 12, 2022 09:48
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In Administrative, jennnifer writes:
  In Administrative, psusaxman2000 writes:
  In Administrative, Wesman writes:
  The prices of these sets are so much higher compared to the 1st round. And no
printed instructions. Why?
The very first Bricklink program was such a success compared to the 2nd one.


Have you looked a the piece count for these sets vs the 1st round?

1st round:
Smallest set - 540 pieces
Largest set - 1948 pieces

3rd round:
Smallest set - 1377 pieces
Largest set - 4062 pieces

That's a pretty big difference right there alone to justify a price gap.

I guess it makes sense to have the larger sets all competing against each other?
That way a set wouldn't miss the goal only because of the $ tag. Just a thought...

Jen

I don't think they are really competing against each other as you can buy
more than one of the projects.

I think the price points will make people hesitant to back as many projects as
earlier rounds because if they all get funded that's a lot of cash to dole
out all at once. So where someone may have backed 3 or 4 projects last round
(expecting maybe 2 or 3 to get funded), they may only back 1 or 2 this round.


I'm just guessing it will take more unique buyers to fund 5 projects. There
may be enough demand for that, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 5 aren't
fully funded.

-Pete
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 12, 2022 09:02
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In Administrative, psusaxman2000 writes:
  
  Why is this the "final" round? Will there be another set of rounds for 2022???

They had previously announced that they would be three rounds for this designer
program. My guess is that there won't be another one for some time based
on how this went and the fact that the previous one was in 2019
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=1196.1056

Yes, “final” does not mean “last ever,” it just means “last round for this designer
program.”
They selected 32 projects (at first) and, with this final round, all the projects
will have been presented (or dropped).

There may be other DP and the rules may change (which designs? how many? how
many rounds? limits (3k/5k/10k)? etc.).
Hey, we only got 2 letters so far, A(FOL)DP & B(L)DP, there’s lots
of letters to use yet
 Author: psusaxman2000 View Messages Posted By psusaxman2000
 Posted: May 12, 2022 08:30
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  Why is this the "final" round? Will there be another set of rounds for 2022???

They had previously announced that they would be three rounds for this designer
program. My guess is that there won't be another one for some time based
on how this went and the fact that the previous one was in 2019
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=1196.1056
 Author: amvdamian View Messages Posted By amvdamian
 Posted: May 11, 2022 20:42
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Designer Program third and final round opens May 17th
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  
We’re pleased to announce the third round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open May 17th at 10:00am Pacific / 7:00pm CET / 6:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.
The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 3 crowdfunding will close at 10:00am Pacific on June 21.
Here are the candidates for the third and final round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain View Observatory by ThomasW_BL for $319.99
Space Troopers by nickroyer for $199.99
1950s Diner by pix027 for $129.99
Studgate Train Station by BrickyBricks82 for $399.99
Working Waterfall by TheKingOfLego for $229.99
Steam Powered Science by EndlessAges for $299.99
Winter Chalet by sdrnet for $199.99
Modular Construction Site by ryantaggart for $319.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $349.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021 and Round 2 in fall 2021. This third and final round of crowdfunding concludes the BrickLink Designer Program invitational where up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized across the three rounds.
Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfill our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.
PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.
Sincerely,

The BrickLink Designer Program Team


Why is this the "final" round? Will there be another set of rounds for 2022???
 Author: leopard37 View Messages Posted By leopard37
 Posted: May 11, 2022 17:16
 Subject: Re: Transparent and Glow-in-Dark Minifigures
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I agree, I just wanted to confirm BrickLink's stance on it.
They don't show up very often on BrickLink but every now and then when I
need my Grangemouth fix I would to be able to know I get get them on BrickLink.

-Pete

Those are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Tyson.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 11, 2022 12:01
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In Administrative, Lossecorme writes:
  
  In Administrative, Wesman writes:
  The prices of these sets are so much higher compared to the 1st round. And no
printed instructions. Why?
The very first Bricklink program was such a success compared to the 2nd one.

In Administrative, psusaxman2000 writes:
Have you looked a the piece count for these sets vs the 1st round?

1st round:
Smallest set - 540 pieces
Largest set - 1948 pieces

3rd round:
Smallest set - 1377 pieces
Largest set - 4062 pieces


Some numbers:

1st round
Average number of pieces - 1262
Average price - $102
Average price/piece - 8¢

8.08¢

  2nd round
Average number of pieces - 2466
Average price - $199 USD
Average price/piece - 8¢

8.07¢

  3rd round
Average number of pieces - 3089
Average price - $272 USD
Average price/piece - 9¢

8.81¢

  So the third round sets are marginally more expensive, but not by a lot.

It’s even closer if you consider a few more decimals
 Author: Lossecorme View Messages Posted By Lossecorme
 Posted: May 11, 2022 11:42
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  In Administrative, Wesman writes:
  The prices of these sets are so much higher compared to the 1st round. And no
printed instructions. Why?
The very first Bricklink program was such a success compared to the 2nd one.

In Administrative, psusaxman2000 writes:
Have you looked a the piece count for these sets vs the 1st round?

1st round:
Smallest set - 540 pieces
Largest set - 1948 pieces

3rd round:
Smallest set - 1377 pieces
Largest set - 4062 pieces


Some numbers:

1st round
Average number of pieces - 1262
Average price - $102
Average price/piece - 8¢

2nd round
Average number of pieces - 2466
Average price - $199 USD
Average price/piece - 8¢

3rd round
Average number of pieces - 3089
Average price - $272 USD
Average price/piece - 9¢

So the third round sets are marginally more expensive, but not by a lot.

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