tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post3600534511818636295..comments2016-03-16T03:49:19.819-07:00Comments on The Living Brick: Closing thoughtsOchre Jellyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03108039002646559870noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post-49689197670353654942015-03-02T22:54:24.830-08:002015-03-02T22:54:24.830-08:00I&#39;ve been a fan of your work ever since I firs...I&#39;ve been a fan of your work ever since I first found it, yours was the first lego blog I ever followed, and it&#39;s what first got me into the flickr community. Your work and activity in the lego community have been admirable.<br /><br />Which is why I&#39;m all the more disappointed that you felt the need to make the ending note on your /art blog/ trash talk towards an entire artistic medium. You shouldn&#39;t try to belittle others just because they choose to use a certain aesthetic.Grayson Moseshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10964772016069015549noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post-84362882778909481502014-02-11T17:16:26.507-08:002014-02-11T17:16:26.507-08:00That&#39;s a rather sad bit of news Iain! The Livi...That&#39;s a rather sad bit of news Iain! The Living Brick was one of my daily reads, and one of the first blogs I found when I was a newbie in the community. But all things must come to an end I guess, and there&#39;s never been a better time than now, due to the massive amount of character builders we have in the community!<br /><br />I&#39;m looking forward to what your other ventures may be!Evan Bhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14679087382865168171noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post-36858106941906633972014-02-08T13:49:20.023-08:002014-02-08T13:49:20.023-08:00Hey Iain, First up, I want to wish you a fond far...Hey Iain,<br /><br />First up, I want to wish you a fond farewell from the ranks of the LEGO bloggeratti. As you know, I&#39;m a fan of niche blogs (okay, perhaps it is better to say I obsessively start niche blogs), and, as much as I love Andrew and his minions, I do like the different voice the Living Brick provided, and will miss it. That said, I also totally understand blog fatigue (notice how many posts I haven&#39;t made recently), and so, onward and upward to bigger an better things. I&#39;m expecting an exponential growth in actual ABS output from you.<br /><br />On to your topic, which I think is actually related - how does the virtual LEGO world (which includes LDraw etc, blogging, and online communities) relate to the actual LEGO world (real bricks, and also interacting in person)? I pretty much have the same attitude as you regarding virtual MOCs - I always want to see people actually build them rather than just have the ldraw version. I occasionally blog a virtual MOC, but I try to say that person xyz &#39;designed&#39; this rather than &#39;built&#39; it. Perhaps that&#39;s being overly subtle. I have to say that Cuusoo is probably the best use for virtual models, since the whole idea is that you&#39;re proposing something that doesn&#39;t exist, which may well include existing parts in new colors (or new parts, though I know Cuusoo frowns on that).<br /><br />Anyway, thanks for the blog, Iain! Good luck with your next LEGO adventure.<br /><br />-BruceBricktaleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13010396251695031167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post-53007008477615960302014-02-07T12:59:48.579-08:002014-02-07T12:59:48.579-08:00Hey mate, thanks for keeping the blog going as lon...Hey mate, thanks for keeping the blog going as long as you did. One of my favourite regular reads and something which (in my opinion at least) did offer something different from the others out there.<br /><br />I&#39;ll miss your take on things, and models you featured which I would otherwise have missed, but I&#39;m sure I&#39;ll catch you in the Flickrverse, and who knows, maybe in person at a convention some day?<br /><br />Rod (2MuchCaffeine)Unknownhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15594769906706931295noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4498119380853332838.post-89212287431202371202014-02-01T23:19:55.040-08:002014-02-01T23:19:55.040-08:00Thanks for the ride! Your posts will be missed. ...Thanks for the ride! Your posts will be missed.<br /><br />Regarding your digital building observations I&#39;m in the same camp as far as my personal building is concerned, but I don&#39;t hold it anything against those that do digital. I, much like yourself I assume, have a large collection to work with. There are many that don&#39;t, and the time/expense of amassing a decent working collection must be daunting to new builders, teens, or those with limited funds.<br /><br />As some of the newer members of our LUG have pointed out, even with the new bulk buying options, sure they can order 1000&#39;s of some parts, but it only leaves them with 1000&#39;s of those parts. It does not make for a well balanced and extensive collection (I know, I know, you don&#39;t need a huge collection to build amazing stuff. Your character builds are a prime example. But it certainly helps).<br /><br />All that being said, I agree it is nice to know whether something has been built &#39;for real&#39; or not, otherwise I am left with the same questions about whether or not it could be. As impressive as some of these digital models are, they are lacking something in my eyes for not being &#39;real&#39;.Jasonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12451013451537348947noreply@blogger.com