Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mourning Brickshelf Vignette

Name of Model: Goodbye
Created by: Glorious Kyle at http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=22166&start=180&sid=e06908b0dedfa72b3010ead8cbaa0b68
Found at: http://kyleink.com/Images/goodbye.jpg
This is a particularly effective LEGO vignette built in honor of Brickshelf.com - which was a popular image repository for the online LEGO community. The tombstone shown in this model is a grey version of the Brickshelf logo. There's only one picture for this model, but I think you get the point. The loss of Brickshelf is like the loss of an old friend in a way - for 12 years, it's been a large part of the lives of LEGO builders of all ages. Brickshelf was essentially the online library for the LEGO fan community. Fortunately, the LEGO catalogs and building instructions are now hosted elsewhere, and there are plenty of other websites that have LEGO models posted on them. I'll be posting more about online LEGO resources sometime in the future.

Although some other people blogging about LEGO have said that they will not continue posting after Brickshelf goes offline on July 31st, 2007, no disruption of service is anticipated at LEGO model of the day. I will continue to do my best to provide your daily LEGO fix, and with any luck we'll actually have a model to show daily. Any posts referencing Brickshelf between now and the 31st will mention whether or not the model will remain accessible online.

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