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I’ve been building LEGO® models regularly for about five years now and learned so much in the process. Most of that knowledge came from passive osmosis of ideas that comes from going to shows and crawling the internet, but the best ideas have come from communicating directly with other builders, and for that reason I am going to start holding workshops here at Brick Root HQ. Continue reading Workshops



The flip side of all the building that I’ve been doing is that I’m terribly behind in my sorting. A well sorted collection is key to being able to build well (since a piece you can’t find is a piece you don’t have). With Bricks Cascade behind me, it is time to get busy disassembling unwanted models, parting out sets, and sorting all those elements.

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Life on the Edge of LEGO


I am currently sitting at the Hillsboro Washington County Museum, listening to my darling husband and his PortLUG (Portland LEGO User Group) buddies talk about where they should set up Micropolis, mecha, and more. I actually know what those terms mean. I also have a paper cut on my left hand from a LEGO instruction manual. I got that the other day when I was helping my son with a set. You could say that I am involved in the world that is LEGO. Continue reading Life on the Edge of LEGO