|This week in LEGO Community History ...|
|January 14th, 2000
LEGO Direct announces that bulk sales are available from LEGO. At this stage, these were accessory sets of many of an individual part, such as 50 2x4 bricks.
|January 13th, 2001
The Michigan LEGO Users Group (MichLUG) displays at their first train show (GATS) in Novi, MI.
|January 18th, 2001
Indiana LEGO Users Group (IndyLUG) has their first train show at the GATS show at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.
|January 18th, 2012
LEGO's 2012 Ambassador program is announced (cycle 9), extending to 86 members.
|About the Project|
This project is intended to mark the major milestones in the history of the LEGO hobbyist community. Although it is in part a history of the LEGO company, it's moreover intended to focus more on the myriad of happenings that we in the community remember-- landmark MOCs, community firsts, momentous events, and so forth.|
The project was originally developed by Jason Wittenburg in early 2008, but was abandoned some months afterward. Using saved data from the original version, this incarnation is an attempt to keep the project alive, and is currently maintained by David Eaton.
|Make a Submission|
Help us by adding an event that you don't already see listed. If you aren't sure which ones we have, check the complete timeline.|
Events in the AFOL History Project should focus on something that affected the LEGO community. Try to avoid events such as release dates for LEGO sets or themes, unless they made a particularly outstanding effect on the community. It's good to provide community 'first' events, such as a club's first meeting, but try to avoid subsequent repetitive events such as regular LUG meetings or train shows.
Your event text may not be accepted if it doesn't seem to fit, if it looks inaccurate, or if not enough data is provided, but we hope to include most submissions. Also be aware that your exact text may be altered in some cases to match the style of the existing entries.
|Things we'd like to know|
There are some things we've looked for but don't have yet. Please let us know if you have any of the following information:|
- Date FBTB forums started
- Date Tim Saupe announced his leaving FBTB
- Attendance details for LEGO World events
- Attendance details for BrickFair events
- Attendance details for Brickworld events
- Attendance details for BrickCon events
- Date of Fibblesnork Guide
- Date of SimLego's first version
- Start date for Earthsea FTP Site (pre-ATL?)
- Start date of A.T.L. (early 1993)
- First LEGO hobbyist train show (1st known in winter 1985)