Monday, April 7, 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen is bornOle Kirk Christiansen is born in Filskov, Denmark.
Tuesday, July 6, 1920 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen is bornGodtfred Kirk Christiansen is born in Billund, Denmark.
Saturday, September 10, 1932 LEGO starts producing toysThe LEGO company is founded by Ole Kirk Christiensen as a toy company, with the "LEGO" name coming two years later.
Saturday, December 1, 1934 LEGO becomes "LEGO"Searching for a name for his company that started making toys in 1932, Ole Kirk Christiensen decides on "LEGO".
Sunday, March 22, 1942 Fire destroys the LEGO factoryWhen a factory fire destroyed the LEGO factory and its contents in 1942, Ole rebuilt all the production models himself to get the company back up and running. This was the 3rd fire to affect the LEGO company.
Saturday, December 27, 1947 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is bornKjeld Kirk Kristiansen is born in Billund, Denmark. His last name is incorrectly transcribed onto his birth certificate with a "K" rather than a "C".
Monday, December 12, 1949 Hilary Page is granted a patent for the studded brickHilary Fisher Page is granted a UK patent for his "Self-Locking Bricks", which was applied for in 1945 (and already being sold in 1947). LEGO would later slightly alter and market this design in Demark as "Automatic Binding Bricks".
Saturday, May 1, 1954 LEGO officially registered as a trademarkThe word LEGO was officially registered as a trademark in Denmark.
Tuesday, January 28, 1958 The LEGO Brick patent is filedThe original LEGO brick with its stud-and-tube coupling system is born
Tuesday, March 11, 1958 Ole Kirk Christiansen diesOle Kirk Christiansen dies, leaving his son Godtfred in charge of the LEGO company.
Thursday, February 4, 1960 Fire destroys LEGO's wooden toy divisionThe LEGO company's warehouse for the wooden toy division (Bilofix) is destroyed by a fire. This ended the LEGO company's wooden toy division completely, and was the 4th fire to affect the Christiansens.
Friday, June 7, 1968 Legoland Park in Billund is openedLegoland Park in Billund is opened. 3,000 people visit on the opening day.
Saturday, March 16, 1991 LegoWars rulebook writtenTodd Ogrin writes the manual for a LEGO-based miniatures game developed in cooperation with Eric O'Dell, which they called "LegoWars".
Wednesday, April 7, 1993 First LEGO FAQ PostedTom Pfeifer posts the first LEGO FAQ (also later referred to as the RTL FAQ).
Wednesday, April 21, 1993 LegoWars Rules PostedRobert Ogrin posts the rules for a LEGO miniatures game called LegoWars, developed with Eric O'Dell. The game would later evolve into BrikWars.
Friday, May 7, 1993 First Set List PostedDik T. Winter posts the first attempt at a comprehensive LEGO set list, initially containing only sets from 1984-1993.
Thursday, November 11, 1993 List of Part Numbers postedPeter Miller compiles a list of LEGO "Design IDs", which would later be used in systems like LDraw.
Tuesday, December 21, 1993 The USENET newsgroup is voted inIn October 1993, about 9 months after, a proposal was drafted to create a more widely propagated group for LEGO, Voting concluded on December 21st, and results were announced on January 3rd, 1994.
Monday, January 10, 1994 newsgroup is createdThe (RTL) newsgroup is created in the rec.* hierarchy of USENET. Charter: "To provide a forum for the discussion of all things and experiences relating to the LEGO(tm), Duplo(tm) and compatible construction toys. Including interesting models that one has built, experiences one has had using legos, or questions about how to build particular components."
Wednesday, April 6, 1994 Construction begins at LEGOLAND WindsorLEGO begins working on its second theme park, located in Windsor, England.
Wednesday, April 6, 1994 Paul Gyugyi announces LegoNetPaul Gyugyi starts collecting memberships for LegoNet, envisioned as a hobby-oriented newsletter. Within a week, he receives nearly 100 signups.
Monday, November 14, 1994 Brick Kicks replaced by Mania MagazineThe quarterly Brick Kicks publication is replaced with Mania Magazine, which is longer and has 6 issues per year rather than the quarterly schedule of Brick Kicks.
Friday, January 6, 1995 RTL Roll Call BeginsLou Zucaro begins the tradition of the RTL Roll Call, where fans introduced themselves with personal information as well as information about their LEGO habits.
Sunday, February 26, 1995 First AucZILLA LEGO AuctionTodd Lehman announces his monstrous LEGO auction, called "AucZILLA", with more than 30,000 pieces from 500 new LEGO sets. Unlike all other LEGO auctions at the time, AucZILLA introduces automated bidding, and becomes known for its high quality pieces.
Wednesday, June 14, 1995 Acronym "AFOL" is first usedMatthew Verdier first coins the acronym AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) based on a post by Jeff Thompson, noting that it sounds like "A FOOL".
Thursday, July 13, 1995 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen diesAt age 75, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen dies, having retired from the LEGO company in 1992.
Saturday, August 19, 1995 LEGOFest Prime is held in ChicagoMinx Kelly hosts one of the first LEGO events (possibly THE first) for adult enthusiasts.
Monday, September 11, 1995 LEGO publishes its increasing concern about "The Internet"In an article of American Computerworld, LEGO expresses its concern regarding fan websites' use of the LEGO logo and appearing official, especially in the absence of an official site. Within the next month, AFOLs start discussing various preventative measures, and LEGO's legal team begins cracking down on various fan sites, mostly demanding the removal of their logo.
Monday, September 18, 1995 LEGO Geek Code v1.0Derek Schin posts version 1.0 of the LEGO Geek Code, a sort of shorthand for describing your LEGO self.
Friday, October 13, 1995 LEGO demands removal of "Lego" from LegoWarsLEGO's legal team pressures the LegoWars site to remove the word "Lego", because the company does not want to be closely associated with the violent terminology of "war". Steve Jackson (of Steve Jackson Games) contemplates boycotting the company.
Tuesday, February 13, 1996 LDraw becomes availableJames Jessiman uploads his LDraw program for all to download.
Friday, March 22, 1996 LEGO hosts official websiteLong awaited by hobbyists, LEGO creates an official website, Fans are largely disappointed in the light content, but the site does provide a "Fair Play" document for fans to refer to when designing their own webpages, and even mentions RTL.
Friday, March 29, 1996 LEGOLAND Windsor opensLEGO opens its second theme park in Windsor, England.
Saturday, April 13, 1996 First meeting of British AFOLsSoon after the opening of LegoLand Windsor, a small group of British AFOLs get together for the very first time at the new park.
Sunday, April 14, 1996 Fibblesnork LEGO SurveyTodd Lehman posts a 147-question LEGO survey for hobbyists.
Wednesday, May 1, 1996 Pause Magazine LEGO guide beginsLou Zucaro's LEGO Set Reference Guide moves to, the site of Pause Magazine.
Sunday, June 2, 1996 First Cool LEGO Site of the WeekEd Boxer's LEGO Castle is awarded the first Cool LEGO Site of the Week.
Wednesday, June 19, 1996 Earthsea FTP site closesPaul Gyugyi announces the closing of his FTP site,, which had been the central repository for the community since as early as April 1993.
Saturday, July 20, 1996 First Bay Area LEGO Get TogetherLEGO fans in the San Francisco Bay area hold a gathering at a pizza place with more than 20 attendees.
Friday, December 13, 1996 First Bring Your Favorite Minifig To Work DayBefore becoming an annual event, people are encouraged to bring their favorite minifigs to work (or school) all on the same day.
Saturday, February 1, 1997 BrikWars Rulebook PostedMike Rayhawk posts his revised rules to Eric O'Dell and Robert Ogrin's LegoWars game, calling it "BrikWars".
Friday, March 14, 1997 LEGO Maniacs Web RingTim Courtney announces the LEGO Maniac's Web Ring to connect people's personal web sites.
Friday, July 25, 1997 James Jessiman passes awayThe worldwide community of LEGO fans lost a bright light in the passing of James Jessiman, creator of the LDraw file format and original LDraw program
Friday, July 25, 1997 RTL Toronto Meeting ProposedCalum Tsang proposes a meeting in Toronto that would ultimately lead to the rtlToronto group.
Monday, February 16, 1998 Evil Stevie's Pirate GameSteve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games first starts discussing his Pirate Game.
Sunday, April 19, 1998 (BrickShelf) begins hosting instruction and catalog scansKevin Loch opens his personal website up to hosting scans of LEGO instructions and catalogs from the past. Eventually, this would become known as the BrickShelf Library for instructions and catalogs. Many people contribute by submitting scans of their instructions and catalogs.
Friday, September 18, 1998 LUGNET goes liveLUGNET, a LEGO community site is launched, featuring a hierarchy of newsgroups, and soon after allowing email subscriptions and a web interface.
Saturday, November 21, 1998 NGLTC's first train showThe North Georgia LEGO Train Club (NGLTC) holds its first show in Atlanta, GA.
Friday, February 5, 1999 German AFOL forum goes onlineGerman LEGO Fan Forum goes online, founded by Michael Schian (became part of in 2000)
Thursday, March 4, 1999 BayLUG is named!AFOLs in the San Francisco Bay area agree on a new name for their club, and establish a website!
Saturday, March 20, 1999 Legoland California opensThe first Legoland outside of Europe opens in Carlsbad, California.
Saturday, April 10, 1999 NALUG has its first meetingNALUG (Northern Alberta LEGO Users Group) was born in a Boston Pizza in Edmonton, Alberta.
Monday, July 5, 1999 Idea for Jambalaya first proposedTodd Lehman pitches the idea of a traveling box of LEGO where people can trade their less desirable pieces, resulting ultimately in the Jambalaya boxes.
Wednesday, July 7, 1999 goes onlineLDraw website goes online
Wednesday, July 14, 1999 MLCAD ReleasedMichael Lachmann releases a new LEGO CAD program, MLCAD, for creating and editing LEGO DAT models.
Tuesday, August 10, 1999 First NELUG MeetingNELUG has its first meeting in Melrose, MA with 5 members attending.
Sunday, August 15, 1999 NOVALTC has its first meetingNOVALTC (Northern Virginia LEGO Train Club) is held at Union Station. Later, the club would come to be known as WAMALUG.
Wednesday, September 1, 1999 Datsville is born!Following the desire for a community DAT project, John VanZwieten launches the Datsville project, first known as LCadville.
Thursday, September 2, 1999 becomes, the site of Kevin Loch's instruction and catalog library, is renamed as BrickShelf.
Friday, September 24, 1999 Tom McDonald discovers spamcakeTom McDonald discovers spamcake. Its importance was unrealized... until later.
Sunday, October 10, 1999 First meeting of ILMThe Italian LEGO Maniacs (ILM) holds its first meeting. Later, the club would become the Italian LEGO Users Group, "ITLUG".
Tuesday, October 19, 1999 GFLTC's first meetingThe Greater Florida LEGO Train Club (GFLTC) holds their first meeting in St. Petersburg, planning for an upcoming GATS show in December.
Friday, October 22, 1999 MIT MindFestOne of the first national gatherings for AFOLs in the USA, the MIT MindFest was the inspiration for the first BrickFest event in 2000. The event was held at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. MindFest's primary goal was to serve educators working with LEGO, but a high degree of AFOL participation gave the event an additional LEGO hobbyist focus.
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 From Bricks to Bothans (FBTB) goes onlineTim Saupe launches his LEGO Star Wars fansite, From Bricks to Bothans. Initially the site was a blog for LEGO Star Wars information hosted on AOL.
Sunday, November 14, 1999 LUGNET offers paid membershipsLUGNET begins offering formal lifetime memberships for $10 USD.
Sunday, November 28, 1999 goes onlineThe German LEGO fansite goes online, although the domain name was registered some time later on January, 6th 2000.
Saturday, December 4, 1999 Brickset is bornHuw & Grahame's set database, which had been growing for about a year, is officially dubbed BrickSet, a new independently compiled LEGO set database in addition to the already existing LUGNET/Pause guide.
Thursday, December 9, 1999 Brad Justus announces LEGO Direct on LUGNETBrad Justus introduces himself and the newest venture from LEGO, LEGO Direct, to reach out to the LEGO community and open dialog between the company and its fans.
Thursday, December 9, 1999 FGLTC is foundedWhile planning for their 4th train show, Torsten Wernecke, Jan Weychardt, and Ben Beneke officially form the First German LEGO Train Club (FGLTC).
Friday, January 14, 2000 LEGO begins offering bulk orderingLEGO 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.
Wednesday, January 19, 2000 The idea for Castle World is proposedPawel Nazarewicz posits the idea of having a large LEGO-castle themed site, which received its name some 3 days later on Jan 22nd by co-creator Craig Hamilton.
Saturday, January 22, 2000 DixieLUG is foundedDixieLUG is founded, first meeting in Macon, GA
Thursday, February 10, 2000 Brickshelf announces public galleriesKevin Loch announces that BrickShelf will host people's images for free. Prior to this, it was difficult to host LEGO images without various restrictions.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 VLC is foundedThe Vancouver LEGO Club (VLC) is announced on LUGNET.
Sunday, March 12, 2000 BayLTC EstablishedBayLTC is founded-- a club for LEGO train enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay area.
Saturday, March 25, 2000 First LUGOLA MeetingMembers of the LEGO Users Group Of Los Angeles hold their first meeting in Redondo Beach, CA.
Friday, March 31, 2000 The Guild of Bricksmiths is announcedThe Guild of Bricksmiths is announced-- a select group of hobbyists designing custom LEGO model kits.
Friday, March 31, 2000 Train April Fools PrankOne of the most successful April Fools hoaxes, Ben Beneke releases a fake 2001 train catalog with many enticing models that got fans drooling.
Saturday, May 13, 2000 LUGNET Logo appears in Mania MagazineThe May/June 2000 issue of Mania Magazine displays the LUGNET logo in some artwork on a computer screen, unfortunately without consulting with LUGNET beforehand.
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 BrickBay AnnouncedDan Jezek announces his upcoming site BrickBay (later BrickLink), getting feedback from the community, and soon after gathering beta testers.
Friday, June 9, 2000 Mark Sandlin unveils the SpiffCraftMark Sandlin gives us one more little update that becomes one of the most recognizable crafts in the history of .space, based on the classic Calvin and Hobbes' Spaceman Spiff's spaceship.
Friday, June 9, 2000 Brickfest 2000The first "BrickFest" event is held on June 9 to June 11 on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. It was the first major attempt at a purely LEGO hobbyist gathering, organized by WAMALUG. Approximately 60 people attended.
Monday, June 19, 2000 BrickBay Officially LaunchesAfter completing the beta test phase, Dan Jezek unveils BrickBay, an online marketplace dealing exclusively in LEGO. Eventually, it would become BrickLink, the best known hobbyist source for buying LEGO.
Monday, July 10, 2000 Domain LaunchedThe BrickSet database moves from Huw Millington's personal webspace to its own domain,
Saturday, July 22, 2000 GardenSLUG's first meetingThe newly formed "GardenSLUG" hobbyist group meets in New Jersey.
Saturday, August 5, 2000 The Galactic Shipyard goes onlineJon Palmer launches the Galactic Shipyard for profiling extremely large ships.
Saturday, August 19, 2000 PNLTC sets world recordThe Pacific Northwest LEGO Train Club (PNLTC) sets the Guiness World Record for longest LEGO train track, at 3232 feet.
Monday, August 21, 2000 Todd & Suzanne Announce Their WeddingTodd publicly confirms the wedding plans for he and Suzanne, set to take place at LEGOLAND, California.
Monday, September 4, 2000 Brickwise Shopping Report goes online @ LUGNETBrickwise Shopping Report goes online @ LUGNET, intended to feature various sales and deals from around the internet.
Friday, September 22, 2000 Peeron hosts inventoriesDan and Jennifer Boger start hosting cross-referenced inventories on their personal site,
Wednesday, October 11, 2000 Jake McKee begins at LEGOJake McKee, AFOL, announces his recent hiring by LEGO, eventually becoming the primary communicator for LEGO and the English-speaking online hobbyist community.
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 LEGO Shop@Home goes onlineLEGO begins offering online purchasing through their website.
Wednesday, December 6, 2000 LEGO announces its plans for bulk orderingLEGO announces its nondescript plans for what would eventually become bulk ordering and LEGO Factory. Fans rejoice at the prospect.
Wednesday, December 20, 2000 BrickFilms LaunchedJason Rowoldt announces a new site, BrickFilms, dedicated to keeping track of LEGO movies across the internet.
Wednesday, January 10, 2001 Fleebnorks introducedMark Sandlin introduces the world to Fleebnorks, which would later become a staple of the LEGO space community.
Saturday, January 13, 2001 MichLUG's first train showThe Michigan LEGO Users Group (MichLUG) displays at their first train show (GATS) in Novi, MI.
Thursday, January 18, 2001 IndyLUG's first train showIndiana LEGO Users Group (IndyLUG) has their first train show at the GATS show at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.
Saturday, February 3, 2001 LEGO Train Summit held in NYC with LEGO DirectA small group of Train AFOLs from around the United States were invited to meet with LEGO Direct (Brad Justus, Peter Andersen, Jorn Kristian Thomsen, Jake McKee and Steven Hawco) in New York city and talk about the future of LEGO trains. The AFOL attendees included John Neal (GMLTC), Steve Barile (PNLTC), Conan Collopy (GMLTC), John Gerlach (GMLTC), James Mathis (PNLTC), Dan Parker (PNLTC), Larry Pieniazek (poly-LTC), Mike Poindexter (BAYLTC), James Trobaugh (NGLTC)
Friday, March 23, 2001 ParLUGment's First MeetingHobbyists in Ottowa hold their first meeting, calling the club "ParLUGment".
Saturday, April 7, 2001 Todd & Suzanne's Wedding CanceledTodd and Suzanne announce that their wedding (set for April 28th) is canceled.
Friday, June 8, 2001 Legends Line AnnouncedBrad Justus announces the Legends line, a series of re-released classic sets. He also unveils the first LEGO Legend, set 10000 Guarded Inn.
Monday, June 18, 2001 LUGNET Requires Email AuthenticationFollowing fraudulent postings by Matthew Moulton (previously banned from LUGNET months before), LUGNET implements e-mail post authentication to prevent further abuse.
Saturday, July 21, 2001 BZ Community LaunchesA new forum for Bionicle fans is launched.
Friday, August 10, 2001 Kanohi-Power StartsMichael Edwards and Christian Gemunden announce a new Bionicle fan site,
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Brickfest 2001Brickfest 2001 was held in August on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, organized by WAMALUG. Approximately 150 people attended.
Wednesday, August 22, 2001 LEGO showcases Monty Python "Camelot" videoAs part of LEGO's Studios campaign, Brad Justus announces the professionally done animation of Monty Python's "Camelot" song.
Sunday, August 26, 2001 Fibblesnork domain goes rogueThe Fibblesnork domain, home to Todd Lehman's Fibblesnork guide and Cool LEGO Site of the Week, expires and is purchased by web squatters who link the URL to adult content.
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 TCLTC is foundedBranching off from the Greater Midwest LEGO Train Club (GMLTC), John Neal and his son Ross found TCLTC (Twin Cities LEGO Train Club), and begin transforming their home LEGO train layout into one for public exposition.
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 The Brick Testament appears onlineBrendan Powell Smith announces the start of his Brick Testament project. The BT has received extensive media attention beyond the AFOL community and has resulted in three published books.
Saturday, October 20, 2001 LEGO World 2001The first LEGO World event is held in Zwolle, NL, with more than 27,500 visitors in 4 days. The event is a collaborative effort between the LEGO Company and 'De Bouwsteen', the hobbyist group in the area.
Friday, December 14, 2001 LEGO Announces the My Own Creation SeriesLEGO formally announces a new line of sets designed by fans, starting with Daniel Siskind's Blacksmith Shop, #3739.
Monday, January 28, 2002 BrickBay becomes BrickLinkBrickBay changes its name to BrickLink after receiving pressure from the online auction site eBay.
Friday, February 8, 2002 Jon Palmer's Alphabet ProjectJon Palmer decides to create a starfighter model for every unused letter of the alphabet in the spirit of the Star Wars universe. Jon Palmer's Alphabet Project displays that small can also mean elegant, fighters can take the same design and planning as large capital ships.
Friday, May 3, 2002 LEGO Display at Star Wars Celebration IITim Saupe's site, FBTB is asked by Lucasfilm to display LEGO creations at the Star Wars Celebration II. The display included many LEGO MOCs including Shaun Sullivan's LEGO AT-AT and Joel Kuester's Sandcrawler.
Friday, May 17, 2002 LEGOLAND Deutschland opensLEGO opens the doors to its 4th LEGOLAND theme park in Gunzburg, Germany.
Tuesday, June 25, 2002 BrickShelf Imposes ModerationThanks to some inappropriate content being posted, BrickShelf starts requiring content to be moderated before becoming public.
Saturday, June 29, 2002 NBLTC's first train showThe North British LEGO Train Club (NBLTC) has its first public show.
Thursday, July 18, 2002 Little Armory's First OfferingJeff Byrd begins offering custom Star Wars guns through, beginning the Little Armory.
Friday, July 19, 2002 Brickfest 2002Brickfest 2002 was held in August 2002 on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. The lead organizer was Christina Hitchcock. Approximately 180 people attended.
Saturday, July 20, 2002 BZPower LaunchesThe Bionicle fan sites Kanohi-Power and BZ Community join forces to become
Friday, July 26, 2002 The Moonbase Project is BornJon Palmer introduces the moonbase project: an easy to follow standard that would allow builders from around the world to build separate "modules" that could be connected seamlessly in a large Moonbase layout. The idea was an instant hit. Moonbase modules were being created within days and after only 2 months the first massive Moonbase layout was put together across the country at a LEGO fan convention in Seattle.
Thursday, August 8, 2002 Yoda Eyes PrankTroy Cefaratti posted a fake LEGO set by Ken Koleda entitled Yoda Eyes and fooled quite a few people with this silly prank
Thursday, October 17, 2002 Brickish Association is foundedThe Brickish Association is founded in order to provide a 'meeting place' for British AFOLs. It has since flourished, with increasing members and a wide range of public events.
Friday, October 18, 2002 LEGO World 2002LEGO World 2002 is held at The IJsselhallen in Zwolle, NL. The 5 day event had over 35,000 visitors.
Tuesday, November 12, 2002 Message launches its kid-friendly message boards. Due to various moderation issues, the hobbyist community doesn't make much use of them, but the boards provide a discussion ground for younger children that were previously unable to legally participate in hobbyist groups.
Saturday, January 4, 2003 Bricks Magazine Announced"Bricks" was to be the first LEGO fan magazine ever published, created by the LEGO fan community for the LEGO fan community. The announcement was made by Matt Gerber on behalf of BrickMedia, LLC.
Saturday, January 11, 2003 LUCNY's first public train showLEGO Users of Central New York (LUCNY) hold their first public display at a GATS show in Syracuse, NY.
Thursday, January 30, 2003 AuctionBrick LaunchesMatt Chiles creates a new site dedicated to LEGO auctions.
Sunday, February 9, 2003 COLTC FoundedThe Central Ohio LEGO Train Club was founded by Paul Janssen, John Bucy and others.
Friday, February 14, 2003 First ISD Team BuildA team of 13 AFOLs at BricksWest built the 10030 ISD in 103 minutes, starting a trend at LEGO events trying to break the existing record for fastest team build.
Friday, February 14, 2003 BricksWest 2003BricksWest 2003 is held in Carlsbad California, organized by Matthew Gerber.
Monday, February 17, 2003 International LEGO Train Club Organization (ILTCO) goes publicA briefing is presented at BricksWest which outlines the charter of ILTCO. ILTCO is intended to be a central organizing and collaborative body for LEGO train enthusiasts. Additionally, LEGO is able to leverage ILTCO as a central point of communication for the myriad of disparate LEGO clubs.
Monday, March 17, 2003 Bricks Magazine Charter Subscription OfferedBricks Magazine offers a charter subscription - $12 USD for 6 issues, announced by Matt Gerber as Editor-in-Chief. Many fans signed up, although it ultimately fell through.
Tuesday, April 1, 2003 MOCpages goes onlineSean Kenney launches MOCpages, a site for LEGO Hobbyists to showcase their creations. Initially, this did not include image hosting, which was recommended through BrickShelf.
Saturday, May 3, 2003 Eastern Block is BornThe Eastern Block sub theme is born when Chris Giddens creates the ZOG-31
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 Bricks Magazine DelayedTim Courtney, posting on behalf of BrickMedia, LLC announced that there were delays in the production of the preview issue of Bricks Magazine, and that the first full issue was to have been available mid-summer 2003. Sadly, due to various difficulties, the magazine never made it to production.
Friday, June 20, 2003 LEGO Road ShowThe 2003 LEGO Road Show kicked off with a practice run in Enfield, CT, before touring North America. AFOL representatives from NELUG were present (rather last minute) to help demonstrate to the company what might be expected from participating enthusiasts.
Tuesday, July 1, 2003 LDraw Standards Committee CharterThe LDraw community proposes a charter for a Standards Committee to review standards and submissions to LDraw. The first Standards Committee take office officially about 6 weeks later on August 15th, 2003.
Tuesday, July 8, 2003 SPLTC is formedThe Southern Pacific LEGO Train Club (SPLTC) is officially announced, based in southern California.
Friday, August 8, 2003 Brickfest 2003Brickfest 2003 was held in August 2003 on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. The lead organizer was Christina Hitchcock. Approximately 220 people attended. The first public expo drew about 1000 people.
Saturday, August 30, 2003 LEGO Releases Color ChartLEGO releases its official color palette to, with RGB, CMYK, and Pantone colors, and internal naming and numbering schemes.
Monday, September 15, 2003 Classic-Castle goes onlineClassic-Castle, a LEGO Castle resource and fan site, goes online.
Sunday, September 21, 2003 3vil Emerges from Deep Space3vil, a LEGO space building theme, is introduced by Mark Sandlin. The theme centers around evil-looking ships, almost always featuring prominent skulls.
Friday, October 17, 2003 LEGO World 2003LEGO World 2003 begins
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 LEGO Acknowledges A Changed Color PaletteJake McKee confirms the change in colors that LEGO enthusiasts had just begun reporting days earlier. He states that products from 2004 onward will use the new color palette, including new grays, as well as some other colors (the other major one not announced at this point being brown). LEGO hobbyists nearly unanimously argue against the decision, causing probably the largest outcry in the history of the community.
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 First Colossal Castle ContestClassic-Castle announces the first Colossal Castle Contest, encouraging castle MOCs both small and large.
Tuesday, December 23, 2003 Travis Kunce passes awayThe hobbyist community is stunned with the loss of Travis Kunce, one of the best and brightest space-theme builders.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 EuroBricks LaunchesEuroBricks, a popular hobbyist forum starts.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Brad Justus leaves LEGOBrad Justus, VP of LEGO Direct announces that he is leaving the company.
Friday, February 20, 2004 Brickfest 2004 PDXBrickfestPDX was held in February 2004 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. It was the first Brickfest to be held outside Virginia. Approximately 200 people attended. The public expo drew about 1200 people.
Friday, February 20, 2004 LUGNET begins transition away from ToddTodd Lehman begins laying the groundwork to transition LUGNET ownership and administration to a group within the LEGO community, later named the LUGNET Transition Team.
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 MALUG Forum goes onlineThe website for Hungarian AFOLs goes on line.
Friday, March 5, 2004 Jake McKee's book arrivesJake McKee's book, Getting Started with LEGO Trains is available on The book had been in the works with LEGO as early as March 2002!
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 LEGO Locks Colors and Finalizes Color ChangeAfter much debate and many AFOL objections, the changing of LEGO's colors is announced as final by Jake McKee. The three main colors changed are light gray, dark gray and brown. Additional less mainstream colors such as purple are also confirmed changed, but are largely disregarded by AFOLs as unimportant. The term 'Bley' (from "blue" and "grey") becomes almost universally recognized among fans to indicate this changing of the greys.
Saturday, May 8, 2004 First MALUG meetingFirst MALUG meeting with 4 attendees.
Monday, June 28, 2004 The L PRIZE is announcedTim Courtney, Contest Director of the L Prize, announced the "L PRIZE ": a new and exciting open competition that was to be officially launched at SIGGRAPH 2004, and concluded in February 2005.
The L PRIZE was to foster advances in LEGO CAD technologies by stimulating competition and bringing the contestants and the user communities together.
Friday, August 13, 2004 Brickfest 2004Brickfest 2004 was held on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia from 08/12/04 to 08/14/004. The lead organizer was Christina Hitchcock. Approximately 250 people attended. The public expo drew about 2000 people.
Thursday, October 21, 2004 Kjeld Steps DownLEGO announces that Kjeld Kristiansen is stepping down from his role in the management of the company, and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp is taking over as the new CEO.
Thursday, October 21, 2004 LEGO World 2004LEGO World 2004 is held with more than 18,000 square feet of space, more than 40,000 visitors overall, and more than 200 adult hobbyists attending.
Sunday, November 7, 2004 Russian community DoubleBrick goes onlineThe first Russian AFOL community,, is launched.
Sunday, December 19, 2004 Classic-Space Forum goes liveThe Classic-Space Forum is launched, a site for discussing all things space.
Thursday, January 6, 2005 LEGO Ambassador program announcedJake Mckee heralds the creation of the LEGO Ambassadors, a group to help foster communication between the fan community and the LEGO company.
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 Cycle 1 AmbassadorsThe first cycle of 15 LEGO Ambassadors is announced by Jake McKee.
Friday, February 4, 2005 FBTB revivesAfter having the website hacked, FBTB re-deploys its forums in "FBTB 2.0".
Saturday, April 23, 2005 Star Destroyer Speed Build Tournament - Celebration IIIAt Star Wars Celebration III in Indianapolis, Indiana, a team of 8 AFOL's and 2 kids win first place in a single elimination tournament. The objective is to build the 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer faster than the competing team. Eight teams start on April 22. The "Indy AFOL Knights" finish their 3rd ISD the next day to take first place.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 LEGO Affiliate Program StartsLEGO announces the LEGO Affiliate Program for professionals outside the LEGO company that work professionally with the LEGO medium. The initial Affiliates are Robin Sather, Sean Kenney, Dan Parker, and Nathan Sawaya.
Monday, May 16, 2005 Steve Witt hired by LEGOSteve Witt starts working for LEGO and begins communicating with hobbyists, initially through
Thursday, May 26, 2005 First LEGO Inside TourLEGO hosts the first LEGO Inside Tour, allowing serious hobbyists a 3-day behind-the-scenes tour of LEGO in Billund.
Friday, June 17, 2005 LUGNET Transition Team resignsFollowing some difficulties with the community and the transition process, the LUGNET transition team resigns.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 First issue of BrickJournalJoe Meno releases the first ever BrickJournal issue in a free, downloadable format.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 Peeron takes over the BrickShelf Scan LibraryHoping to ease bandwidth issues for BrickShelf, Peeron begins hosting of instruction and catalog scans.
Thursday, July 7, 2005 ILTCO displays at NMRA ShowILTCO organizes a large LEGO display at the NMRA convention in Cincinnati. Previously, the NMRA preferred not to acknowledge LEGO trains as a legitimate hobby train scale, but instead just as a toy. At the 2005 show, 13 LEGO clubs contributed to the largest display at the entire event!
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 LEGO sells ownership of Legoland parksLEGO announces its sale of majority ownership of the Legoland theme parks to the Blackstone group.
Monday, July 25, 2005 The Brothers Brick BeginsThe Brothers Brick, a new LEGO blog starts commenting on all things LEGO.
Friday, August 12, 2005 Brickfest 2005Brickfest 2005 was held on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia from 08/12/04 to 08/14/004. The lead organizer was Christina Hitchcock. Approximately 330 people attended. The public expo drew about 3000 people. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen owner of the LEGO Group and grandson of the founder, attended. Jake McKee and Mark Hansen announced the release of LEGO Digital Designer. With LEGO Digital Designer, customers can design custom sets online, and LEGO will pack it up and send it them.
Thursday, September 1, 2005 Cycle 2 AmbassadorsThe second cycle of Ambassadors is announced by Jake McKee with 20 AFOLs chosen.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 PennLUG is foundedPennLUG is formed, first meeting in York, Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 20, 2005 LEGO World 2005LEGO World 2005 is held with over 48,000 visitors in Zwolle, NL. The show floor was more than 20,000 square meters.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 ILENN alpha version announcedKelly McKiernan launches the International LEGO Enthusiast News Network (ILENN), to consolidate news stories from websites across the LEGO hobby.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 Bill Swanberg arrestedBill Swanberg was arrested after stealing more than $200,000 worth of LEGO from Target stores by replacing bar codes.
Monday, February 6, 2006 Jake McKee leaves LEGOAfter more than 5 years with LEGO working with the community, Jake McKee decides to move on.
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Cycle 3 AmbassadorsThe third cycle of 22 LEGO Ambassadors is announced by Steve Witt, who takes over the program for Jake McKee.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 Ambassadors reveal the end of 9V TrainsLEGO Ambassador Eric Kingsley reveals to the community some of LEGO's plans for replacing 9v trains with battery-operated trains. Eric went on to start what would later be named the "Save 9V Trains" movement among fans, in an effort to convince LEGO to retain the 9v train system.
Monday, June 5, 2006 BrickArms Opens For BusinessWill Chapman starts BrickArms featuring his own custom molded accessories, making a lineup of military-themed elements.
Saturday, June 10, 2006 Brickvention 2006The first officially Australia-wide fan event was held on 10th-11th June 2006 in Melbourne. About 35 fully registered attendees participated. There were several presentations, various competitions, and a public expo on 11th, with about 150 guests.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 MechaHub goes liveBryce McGlone announces a new site dedicated to LEGO Mecha
Saturday, June 17, 2006 LUGNET hosting changesAdministration of LUGNET formally passes from Todd Lehman to Rene Hoffmeister.
Friday, August 25, 2006 Brickfest 2006Brickfest 2006 was held at the Sharaton Premiere at Tyson's Corner, Virginia. The lead organizer was Joe Meno. There were approximately 420 people in attendance. The public expo drew about 3500 people. This was the first Brickfest since the launching of LEGO Mindstorms NXT, and many of the MUP and MDP members were there to talk about it. Allan Bedford, author of The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide, was also there, signing copies of his book.
Friday, September 1, 2006 Cycle 4 AmbassadorsThe fourth cycle of Ambassadors is announced by Steve Witt, with 21 Ambassadors.
Thursday, October 19, 2006 LEGO World 2006LEGO World 2006 begins in Zwolle, NL
Friday, October 20, 2006 LEGO Recalls TruckOne of the few recalls in LEGO history, LEGO decides to recall the 3509 LEGO Explore Super Truck. The truck's wheels were found to detach more easily than expected, revealing a dangerous metal axle.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 LEGO Millyard UnveiledThe LEGO Millyard Project, a collaboration between AFOLs and LEGO, is officially completed and unveiled with sponsors Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Dean Kamen.
Thursday, March 1, 2007 Cycle 5 AmbassadorsThe fifth cycle of 30 LEGO Ambassadors is announced by Steve Witt.
Friday, March 30, 2007 Brickfest 2007Brickfest 2007 was held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from 03/30 to 04/01. This was originally slated as Brickfest PDX 2007, but re-labeled as simply Brickfest 2007 when the August convention was cancelled.
Monday, June 11, 2007 Eric Brok passes awayEric Brok, a Dutch AFOL active in De Bouwsteen, succumbed to the effects of cancer. Eric was an early pioneer in the on-line community with his site LEGO on my Mind, one of the first LEGO Ambassadors, and designer of the set 10190, Market Street.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 JLUG goes, the adult oriented LEGO site, went down due to a database failure.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 goes onlineStajinaria, an adult-oriented LEGO forum, goes online. It was created as a response to going down.
Thursday, June 21, 2007 Brickworld 2007The first Brickworld event took place at the Westin North Shore hotel in Wheeling, Illinois June 21-24, with 230 registered attendees. The head event coordinators were Bryan Bonahoom and Adam Tucker. Richard Stollery was the keynote speaker.
Saturday, July 14, 2007 Brickshelf diesThe AFOL community was thrown into confusion when Brickshelf, the most prominent community site for displaying images of MOCs, seemed to die. Upon accessing the site, the following message appeared: "Brickshelf has discontinued operation. We apologize for any inconvenience."
Friday, July 20, 2007 Brickshelf revivesAfter a week of furious activity in the community, Brickshelf is officially resurrected.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Next-Gen goes upA TFOL building site goes up.
Saturday, September 22, 2007 "Castle Team" AFOLs announce their involvementBen Ellermann announces that he and 8 other hobbyists were selected to help develop the upcoming 2007 castle lineup, revealing details on the experience.
Monday, October 1, 2007 RailBricks Issue #1The first issue of Railbricks is released online, with senior editor Jeramy Spurgeon.
Monday, October 1, 2007 LEGO officially announces end of 9V train systemLEGO announced final decision to end manufacture of the 9 volt train system with electrified rails.
Thursday, October 18, 2007 LEGO World 2007LEGO World 2007 sells out admission with more than 50,000 attendees.
Saturday, November 24, 2007 LAML Radio #1LAML Radio publishes its first interview.
Saturday, December 8, 2007 HispaBrick 2007The 1st AFOL event in Spain, it was held in December 8 and 9.
Monday, January 21, 2008 Tormod Askildsen new head of Community DevelopmentLEGO announces that Tormod Askildsen is the new lead for the LEGO Community Development, taking over for Richard Stollery, and working with Steve Witt and Jan Beyer.
Saturday, January 26, 2008 Brickvention 2008Brickvention is held in Melbourne, Australia, with 30 registered attendees and 330 visitors to the public day. Brickvention was moved to January because of clashes with other events. Brickvention 2008 was held on 26th-27th January at a new bigger location.
Monday, January 28, 2008 Google honors the LEGO brick's 50th anniversaryA LEGO brick-inspired 'Doodle' appears today on the Google homepage to the mark the 50th anniversary of the world-famous creative building brick.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Cycle 6 AmbassadorsThe 6th cycle of LEGO Ambassadors is announced by Steve Witt, upping its ranks to 40 AFOLs.
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Brickworld 2008Brickworld 2008 kicks off in Wheeling, IL with 380 registered attendees.
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Palikkatakomo (Finnish LUG) BeginsAfter gathering fans from different forums, Finnish AFOLs organize themselves for the first time under the Palikkatakomo name. The first exhibition was held at Tampere's Ideapark in July, 2008.
Friday, August 29, 2008 BrickFair 2008BrickFair 2008 begins, hosted at the Sharaton Premiere in Tysons Corner, VA.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 BrickCon 2008BrickCon is held at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA.
Friday, October 10, 2008 Neiman Marcus Features Custom LEGO StatuesNeiman Marcus's 2008 Christmas catalog features custom LEGO statues by Nathan Sawaya for $60,000.
Thursday, October 16, 2008 LEGO World 2008LEGO World 2008 starts
Thursday, December 4, 2008 BrickArms Gets Negative PressThe UK-based SUN newspaper publishes a negative review of BrickArms' custom building elements, accusing them of being violent and discriminatory. The story spreads over the next week, and BrickArms becomes surrounded in publicity, but is forced to close down temporarily thanks to a huge inflow of new orders.
Friday, January 23, 2009 Brickvention 2009Brickvention is held in Melbourne, Australia, with nearly 50 AFOLs and more than 1000 visitors on the public display day. Brickvention 2009 was extended to 3 days, with Friday 23rd for setup, 24th for convention, and 25th for the public expo.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 FBTB 3.0!FBTB launches the new version of its website on a different domain, retaining its old domain (and discussion threads) for reference's sake.
Friday, March 27, 2009 BrickFest 2009BrickFest 2009 was again held in Portland, Oregon with about 240 registrants and approximately 4000 visitors on the public expo.
Friday, June 19, 2009 Brickworld 2009Brickworld 2009 is held in Wheeling, IL, with 570 registered attendees. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp attended on behalf of LEGO.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Cycle 7 AmbassadorsThe 7th cycle of LEGO Ambassadors is announced, with 45 members.
Friday, August 21, 2009 BrickFair 2009BrickFair 2009 starts, held at the Sharaton Premiere in Tyson's Corner, VA
Friday, September 18, 2009 James May Completes LEGO HouseBBC's Top Gear presenter James May completes a house made out of 3 million LEGO pieces for a TV show "Toy Stories".
Friday, October 2, 2009 BrickCon 2009BrickCon 2009 is held in Seattle, WA.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 LEGO World 2009LEGO World 2009 begins in the Netherlands
Friday, November 20, 2009 First LEGO KidsFestThe first LEGO KidsFest showcases in Hartford, CT, with the intent of being a traveling expo focused on LEGO and kids.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Bionicle DiscontinuedLEGO announces the end of the Bionicle line for 2010, and its replacement with a similar constructable action figure product coming in the future.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 LEGO Extends LUGBULK to the USALEGO's LUGBULK buying program for LEGO hobbyist groups extends to include clubs in the USA.
Friday, January 22, 2010 Brickvention 2010Brickvention is held in Melbourne, Australia, with over 70 hobbyists attending and more than 2700 public visitors. With the large increase in numbers, a decision was made to once again move to a larger venue for Brickvention 2011.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 LEGO Releases its 2010 color palette.LEGO provides the fan community with a list of colors used in its 2010 lineup, as well as the corresponding internal names and numbers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Mark Benz's MOCs stolenMark Benz, president of BayLUG has many of his models stolen from his truck. Most were recovered more than two weeks later on the 16th.
Friday, April 9, 2010 Bricks by the Bay 2010The Bricks by the Bay convention is held April 9-11, 2010 in Fremont, California.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Nate Nielson passes awayAFOL Nate "nnenn" Nielson passes away as a result of an automobile accident.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 Brickworld 2010Brickworld 2010 is held in Wheeling, IL, with 800 participants and attracting about 10,000 visitors (est).
Thursday, July 15, 2010 Classic-Space recoversClassic-Space discussions are brought back online after suffering an attack that temporarily took the site down.
Monday, July 19, 2010 LDraw Forums StartFollowing difficulties with LUGNET, the LDraw Steering Committee sets up a new discussion forum on
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BrickFair 2010BrickFair 2010 is held at the Dulles Expo Center.
Friday, September 24, 2010 Dan Jezek passes onDan Jezek, author and administrator of BrickLink dies at age 33.
Thursday, September 30, 2010 BrickCon 2010BrickCon 2010 starts, hosted in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Steve Witt leaves LEGOCommunity liaison Steve Witt announces that he is leaving the LEGO company after more than 5 years.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Eric Sophie ArrestedEric "LegoMaster" Sophie is arrested for alleged child molestation.
Saturday, December 11, 2010 Cycle 8 AmbassadorsLEGO releases the list of Cycle 8 (year 2011) LEGO Ambassadors, with 68 members.
Saturday, April 2, 2011 BrickSet forums startThe BrickSet website opens its prototype forums up to the community.
Saturday, April 23, 2011 LEGO CUUSOO Goes InternationalLEGO CUUSOO announces that the program will be going international, allowing builders from around the world to submit their designs in the hopes of having their ideas made into LEGO sets.
Monday, May 16, 2011 Space Shuttle Endeavour launches with LEGOThe final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour contains various small LEGO sets as part of an educational program, showing how simple LEGO machines behave in space.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Brickworld Chicago 2011Brickworld Chicago is held at the Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, IL with 920 registrants.
Friday, June 24, 2011 Kevin Hinkle appointed North American Community CoordinatorKevin Hinkle, manager of the Austin LEGO Brand Retail store, is selected as the new Community Coordinator for North America.
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Kyle Ugone Sets Guiness World RecordGuiness World Records verifies a new record for Kyle Ugone for having the most individual (non-duplicate) constructed LEGO sets with 1091.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 BrickFair 2011BrickFair 2011 begins in Chantilly, VA. Over 20,000 attendees showed up for the public display.
Friday, November 4, 2011 LEGO Universe CancelledLEGO decides to cancel LEGO Universe, citing financial difficulties with the game, despite having nearly 2 million players.
Monday, December 5, 2011 LEGO Minecraft AnnouncedLEGO's international CUUSOO program announces its first set, LEGO Minecraft.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 FBTB Introduces Studs ComicFBTB begins a new comic called "Studs", leading off with a quick commentary on LEGO's recently introduced Friends line.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2012 LEGO Ambassadors announcedLEGO's 2012 Ambassador program is announced (cycle 9), extending to 86 members.
Thursday, February 9, 2012 LEGO Under Fire for FriendsAfter a barrage of negative press regarding LEGO's Friends line, and a petition to change LEGO's advertising and marketing behavior for girls due to sexism issues, LEGO attempts to calm the situation by meeting with members of SPARK.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 World Record MonorailNELUG displays the first attempt to set the world record for the longest LEGO monorail track, in Wenham, MA. The loop of track reached 736' 8.74" (224.55m).
Friday, February 24, 2012 Astronaut Builds LEGO In SpaceAstronaut Satoshi Furukawa builds a model of the International Space Station while orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Lenoard Hoffman ArrestedLeonard Hoffman is arrested for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a former student.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Heather Braaten Reported MissingAFOL Heather Braaten is reported missing, seen last a week earlier on March 20. Her body was found several days later on April 1st, 2012.
Friday, June 1, 2012 BrickLink AttackedBrickLink goes down after what appears to be a hack attempt on the site. Administrators work to get the sit up quickly from backups about a day later.
Saturday, July 7, 2012 ItLUG Sets LEGO Monorail RecordItLUG breaks the world record for the longest LEGO monorail track with a length of 362.5m.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 Byggepladen Sets New Train RecordThe Danish LUG Byggepladen sets a new world record for the longest track at 1,500.64 meters.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Mike Crowley Passes OnMike Crowley (Count Blockula) passes on after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 LEGO Responds to Criticism of Jabba's PalaceFollowing online outrage from mainly Turkish websites, LEGO responds to critiques that it intentionally modeled its Jabba's Palace set 9516 on the Hagia Sophia.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Bloomberg Calls LEGO "Most Valuable Toy Company"Bloomberg reports that LEGO went from being on the verge of bankrupcy to surpassing its other long-time rival toy company giants Mattel and Hasbro.
Friday, May 10, 2013 World Record Monorail LayoutIn Manchester, NH, at the BrickFair New England convention, hobbyists assemble a LEGO monorail that reaches 1917 feet long.
Friday, May 10, 2013 World Record Train LayoutFans in Denmark, led by Henrik Ludvigsen, put together 93,307 elements to make the longest LEGO train track of 4000.25 meters long.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 BrickNerd's First PostTommy Williamson's BrickNerd blog kicks off with its first post.
Monday, June 3, 2013 Likely BrickLink Hacker ExposedThe hacker responsible for attacking BrickLink is seemingly exposed publicly while attempting to launch his own site.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 BrickLink is sold to NexonThe Jezek family announces that it has sold to Jung-Ju Kim of Nexon.
Friday, June 28, 2013 Brick Owl LaunchesA new LEGO selling forum opens, called Brick Owl, following much discussion about a BrickLink replacement, and its recent sale to Nexon.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 BrickLink Modifies TOSNexon-owned BrickLink published changes to their TOS to prevent the use of their data by third parties.

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