Time for a change

Time for some sad news. This week BricktasticBlog was removed from the LEGO Ambassador Network. After 6 years of recognition, LEGO made the decision that the site wasn’t meeting the minimum threshold for support (something that existed unbeknownst to me), so decided to revoke my recognition without warning.

While my time as an Ambassador has been great, the sudden exit has changed a few things for me, so I’ll be putting BricktasticBlog on hiatus for a while. With almost 500 reviews over the 8 years of the site, and 1200 posts, it’s time to have a rest and re-evaluate some things.

I’ll be able to get back to enjoying LEGO for what it is with my family, without the research, writing and preparation that goes with each article. Plus, I’ll be getting back into some MOCs of my own – something I lost the time for with reviews and other content.

Thank you to each and every one of you for the last 8 years of support. It’s meant the world to me that you liked my musings, and kept coming back. For now I’ll be stopping adding new content, and will just see what happens.

10 thoughts on “Time for a change

  1. Oscar

    Must be really annoying, but Looking forward to seeing some new MOCs!

    • John Post author

      Thanks mate, looking forward to getting back into the design process!

  2. Steve

    Sorry to hear it mate! Looking forward to whatever you do next though!

  3. Wendy

    Hello ,Just to say thank you for the time you have given with the reviews and comments. I only discovered Lego when covid lockdowns were on and it was helpful to find out about any Legos coming up and what they were like to do and what problems I might experience. .
    I’m in my late seventies and was surprised what I was able to make and how it helped pass the time ,kept my brain busy and hands flexible. I would have thought twice about buying some of them without the advice and info on your blog.
    I hope you enjoy the break and get to play happily with your own Lego.I can’t imagine why Lego “disowned” you. Good luck with any future ideas.

    • John Post author

      Thanks for the kind words Wendy. Great to see you found it helpful! Have fun on your own LEGO journey. 🙂

  4. GT

    Have to say I’m pretty shocked by this as I’m subscribed to a number of LEGO/AFOL blogs and can honestly say yours is one of the best out there.

    I’m not sure what LEGO requirements are but yours is my “go to” that I always read as soon as I get the notification. Please don’t give it up as you have built something unique and special.

    Thanks for all the time and effort you’ve put in and good luck in the future with what ever you decide.

    • John Post author

      Appreciate the kind words GT 🙂 Fantastic to hear you’ve enjoyed it!

  5. TeufelHund

    Lego seem to revoke LAN status on a whim these days – seems to have happened to plenty of prominent sites/bloggers/You Tubers recently. The reasons given are very often based on criteria the fan promoters aren’t even aware existed – if they’re given at all.

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