Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink

Let us celebrate together from looking back at how it all started to looking forward to what the future holds

by Admin | Jun 19, 2020 14:34 EST

Dear members,


What a momentous day it is for everyone here at BrickLink and in this community because on this very day 20 years ago, BrickLink went live. The site, created by Dan Jezek, became the place to meet others who shared the same passion for the colorful bricks and the build itself.


To help us kick off the 20 Days of BrickLink event, Dan Jezek’s mother and former CEO of BrickLink has written a thoughtful message addressing the community:

This month we mark the 20th Anniversary of the founding of BrickLink. Larry Hawthorne and I want to join all of you in virtually celebrating this wonderful milestone. As it were, we find ourselves in Honolulu, Hawaii, where we have remained since the COVID-19 pandemic expanded in early March. How appropriate it is that we are here in the same location where Dan launched BrickLink (then BrickBay) on June 19, 2000. I have provided a brief video message inviting you to share with me some personal remembrances from the time Dan spent putting BrickLink together, building it from scratch.





I can only stress that if Dan were alive today, I know he would be so proud and grateful to you for making his dream, BrickLink, come true. Without you, none of this would be possible. Please think of Dan on the 20th anniversary of BrickLink on June 19th, and on what would have been his 43rd birthday, June 25th.


Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for an absolutely awesome 20 years of BrickLink!


Eliska and Larry
danjezek.com

So much has happened between then and now that has allowed us to grow and evolve. With this milestone, let us celebrate together and not only look back on how far we have all come, but also look forward to what the future holds.


20 Days of BrickLink event


This event will also focus on BrickLink’s history and future and how the community played a part in its success. It will also be a space where we can share original stories, content, etc. with each other. The first week of the event is dedicated to the first 10 years of BrickLink, the second week dedicated to years 11-15, the third week focuses on events leading up to the present, and the last week focuses on the future. The 20 Days of BrickLink event will begin on Monday, June 22nd, and it will run until Friday, July 17th (excluding weekends).


Every week, we will cover a topic for each weekday:

  1. About – On Mondays, we will share a general post about the week’s theme. There are four themes altogether: how it all started, what made a difference, where things are today, and what’s next.

  2. Spotlight – On Tuesdays, we will be putting the spotlight on members of the community for contributing to or having an impact on BrickLink in some way.

  3. Your Stories – On Wednesdays, members who shared their BrickLink moment story with us will be posted here. If you’d like to submit your own story, please go to the submissions page. If you have a MOC that represents the 20th anniversary, add the tag 20 Days of BrickLink to your MOC details so that other members can easily find it in the Studio Gallery.

  4. From the Team – On Thursdays, members from our team will share a story related to the week’s theme.

  5. BrickLink Challenge – On Fridays, we thought we’d make things a little more interesting with some challenges! Questions will be multiple-choice or open-ended, and depending on the challenge, you will be timed. Some answers may even be in previous posts :)

Join us on Monday, June 22nd for Day 1 of 20 Days of BrickLink,! We hope that you all will enjoy this special event.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team

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This news has 30 replies
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   elias3(4423)
Happy Birthday BrickLink/BrickBay 🙂 Thank you for all those nice years! ;) Stefaan PS: on June 25th it’s Elias 20th birthday. [...]
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Zbricks_Zach(24)
As a TFOL, I've only been shopping on Bricklink for about two years, but I loved the video, and I love the idea of celebrating why Bricklink is essential to the online community. Happy 20 yea...
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Graham.(1967)
Quite an achievement, congratulations to all! I’ve only been around since 2008, been thru most of the big changes... Dan is an inspirational person, never met him, but really putting this togethe...
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   kerfax(236)
Happy Birthday Bricklink and thank you! [...]
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to LEGO products)
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   frang81(71)
Cancelled
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   frang81(71)
Happy birthday Bricklink! You have been a great reason for me to be an AFOL! Greetings from Ecuador 🇪🇨! [...]
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View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Miro78(2298)
Happy Birthday Bricklink! I started my journey her 8 years ago this month and immediately I felt right at home amongst the wonderful members that welcomed me to the Lego community. Thank you Dan,...
(894 days ago, 2020-06-19, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   BRICK_BLUE(2110)
2000 was a turning point in my life and Brickbay was a positive part of it. Eliska your son's creation helped me find my way. Forever grateful 🙏 Dan's spirit is eternally present he...
(893 days ago, 2020-06-19, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   panospale(31)
Happy Birthday Bricklink!!! Thank you so much for what you've gave us so far!!!
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   buildingfactory(2198)
Happy Birthday BrickLink!! [...]
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   NoahBLego(4)
[...] Happy 20th Birthday, BRICKLINK!
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   cmsxjc(8)
Happy birthday, great site and people
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Cozier(45)
Happy Anniversary BrickLink! Such a long time and I haven't even been there for a year. I like to browse to complete my old sets again. Thanks and keep it up.
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   sebbuilder(195)
Happy Birthday, bricklink! Thank you for being there. You and the market you make possible made me starting again to build Lego models. Cheers, sebbuilder
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   omri973(14)
Just another awesome place for AFOL site. _ _ | | | | __ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ | |_| |/ _` | '_ \| '_ \| | | | | _ | (_| | |_) | |_) | |_| | |_| |_|\__,_| .__/| .__/ \_...
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View Thread Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   lego_creator(37)
Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of Bricklink. I have enjoyed Bricklink for many years and I hope to once meet you in person. Eliska, it was so nice that you gave us a glimpse into the l...
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   lordgilpin(57)
Congratulations on twenty years!!! I'm not sure I would be building today if not for Bricklink! Thank you all!
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   MKyuun(136)
Happy Birthday, Bricklink! Eternal thanks to Dan Jezek and his family, and those who've carried the torch since, for providing a resource that has become an integral part of the LEGO hobby. I...
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to Events)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Give.Me.A.Brick(10158)
[...] Dear Eliska, Thank you for the historical and highly emotional stories about BrickLink's birth and Dan's hardwork. No mother should go under such pain of losing a son. And I c...
(893 days ago, 2020-06-20, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   mr_allen(3)
Happy Birthday! 20 years!
(892 days ago, 2020-06-20, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   Gavher29(38)
Happy Birthday Bricklink you should be around for many more years
(892 days ago, 2020-06-21, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   bb577403(131)
Happy 20th anniversary, may there be many more.
(892 days ago, 2020-06-21, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   plaguebreath(6)
Happy birthday BrickLink, I felt the emotion of Dan mother and I am happy to be part of this awesome comunity this man created. Without him I bet I could not find the pieces I needed for restore ...
(892 days ago, 2020-06-21, to Events)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   tunturiakseli(16)
Thank You for a great forum, wish you many many good years to follow! Happy Birthday!!
(891 days ago, 2020-06-22, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   schorschl(1117)
thx for the insight into Dan's life. We all miss Dan, he is still shining because he linked so many people together all over the world. >
(891 days ago, 2020-06-22, to Off Topic)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   bertolopaolo(574)
Buon compleanno Bricklink! Siamo insieme da tanti anni, esattamente da 14, ma è sempre bello da seguire e utile per gli amanti di Lego. Spero di stare con te ancora per tanto tempo! Auguri rico...
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View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   bb1670533(7)
What a wonderful celebration, Happy 20th Anniversary BrickLink! And thank you Mom & Dad for keeping Dan's legacy alive through this wonderful resource. I have found many joys on this site for...
(891 days ago, 2020-06-22, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   infinibrix(4260)
For those of us that came along a little late to Bricklink(2013 for me!) Thank you to his parents for sharing an emotional insight into Dan’s life and achievements. I’m sure he would have...
(890 days ago, 2020-06-22, to General)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   botcherO(7)
When will bricklink start adding sets and bricks from other manufacturers to the database? #SameMold
(852 days ago, 2020-07-31, to Catalog)
View Thread Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, BrickLink   -   TheCuteGiraffe(1)
Happy Birthday you amazing website.
(245 days ago, 2022-03-29, to LEGO products)
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