A LEGO Museum? BRIX is coming!

While the LEGO Group is busy finishing up their new Idea House in Billund, I've been busy with my own idea. After years of dreaming and planning, I'm getting ready to bring a LEGO Museum to the Portland, OR market!

BRIX will offer everything LEGO that you could ever think of under one roof. There will be interactive history exhibits, art pieces, classes and camps, a gift shop with unique items and plans are already underway for future expansions when we are ready.

 Early concept drawing
Early concept drawing, BRIX Museum

We have some funding secured already but you can help us! Click here to read more and pledge your support. Then, tell all your friends about this amazing opportunity. We appreciate all the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and media coverage we can get.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our #brixmuseum grand opening!

Bricklink Seller Review - Real Bricks

Have you ever dealt with buying a big box of used LEGO pieces? I had the thrill of receiving a donation to use for LEGO classes. The donor was a proud tried and true LEGO fan and swore they only played with LEGO brick. I got 35# worth of contents. Once I pulled out a Mega Blocks jet fighter, some still unknown brand of Humvee, Tente, GI*Joe, doll accessories, K'nex, gum and crayon wrappers, etc., I was left with a nice 28# of real LEGO bricks remaining.

Profile
Seller: Real Bricks
Store: http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=Drareg
Feedback (at time of writing): 340
Feedback Ratio: 99.7% (one neutral from a buyer using the feedback system as a comms device.)
Location: Netherlands, Noord-Brabant
Prices: Average

My Order
Order Size: 12 items in 3 lots
Condition: 67% Used
Shipping Charge: Actual
Other: 0,50 charge for orders under 2,50 when paying via Paypal.
Final Cost per Part: $1.40

Timeline
Order Date: Jun 20
Invoice Date: Jun 21
Payment Date: Jun 21
Shipping Date: Jun 22
Delivery Date: Jun 30

Order Details
Why this store: Wanted list ping for a rare item at a reasonable price.
Packaging: Each lot in individual baggies, one with a cardboard insert, all in a bubble mailer.
Feedback left: Positive
Odd telltale signs: none
Issues: itemized all 3 lots on the customs form and used the word "LEGO". C'mon, "Used Toys" is more than sufficient and doesn't raise any eyebrows for any reasons.

Recommendation
I only ordered the 3 lots because there was really nothing else I needed. I had a few other filler items but they barely bumped me into the next shipping bracket. It was too far to go to fill that next bracket and nothing more I wanted to fill it with so I backed off. Prices seem reasonable, shipping is at cost and the proprietor is very responsive to questions and to ship. I would have no problem shopping here again.

Bonus points! Can you identify the pieces I bought?

Bricklink Seller Review - Britton's Brickhouse

It took me a while to ketchup but I finally mustard the strength to finish. I mayo may not continue at this pace but I don't relish the idea much anymore. I've been in a bit of a pickle and the Mrs. wants to lettuce rest. I concur.

Profile
Seller: Britton's Brickhouse
Store: http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=rbritton31
Feedback (at time of writing): 2752
Feedback Ratio: 99.9%
Location: United States, West Virginia
Prices: Average

My Order
Order Size: 340 items in 15 lots
Condition: 60% New
Shipping Charge: Actual which includes tracking
Other: no extra charges
Final Cost per Part: $0.06

Timeline
Order Date: Apr 4
Invoice Date: Apr 4
Payment Date: Apr 4
Shipping Date: Apr 6
Delivery Date: Apr 10

Order Details
Why this store: Needed about 100 of a specific part. Seller was one of very few who had it at a good price with reasonable terms and other things I needed as well.
Packaging: All lots individually baggied then placed in a Duncan Hines cake mix box. Brilliant!
Communication: none
Feedback left: Positive
Odd telltale signs: none
Issues: none

Recommendation
Some fun tidbits sitting in the corners. I got some of the single piece molded Bionicle minifigs because why not. They were less than a quarter each and just helps build my collection of interesting LEGO bits.