About

Welcome to The Brick Fan, your source for LEGO news, reviews, and discussions. My name is Allen Tran and I love LEGO. I mean, who doesn’t love LEGO? You take little bricks and create wonders with your imagination. Growing up with the basic bricks and building crazy and colorful structures and vehicles made me happy. After two decades in the “Dark Ages,” now I’m all grown up and I’m proud to be an AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO).

The site started in 2012 and my main reason for starting it was to post pictures of LEGO sets that I buy because I am also a photography enthusiast. Somehow that concept evolved and the site gradually became a LEGO news site in conjunction with a review site.

I am also a member of SandLUG, the San Diego LEGO Users Group and I am usually seen at the local LEGO store here in San Diego.

I look forward to building on the site and trying to give the readers the most updated LEGO news available. Feel free to contact me at any time at [email protected].

Things that are sent in for review does not guarantee a positive review. All opinions are my own and is not endorsed by any company.

Contributors

Mike Tran – Gaming contributor, photographer, social media helper.


FAQs

Does LEGO send you sets to review?

The Brick Fan is a Recognized LEGO Fan Media and I’m part of the LEGO Ambassador Network. As a result, LEGO does sometimes send sets in for review but the opinions are my own.

“I have some leaked pictures of upcoming sets. Can you post them?”

No. It is against LEGO’s Fair Play Policy to post leaked images.

Why don’t you feature MOCs regularly?

There are many sites in the LEGO community that already feature MOCs including The Brothers Brick and BrickNerd although I do feature them once in a while.

In addition, we mostly report on news in the LEGO community whether it be on upcoming sets or doing reviews.

Why don’t you feature LEGO sales?

Again, there are sites out there like Toys N Bricks that are on top of that but we sometimes do have articles are feature really good deals.

How do you get your news so fast?

Google, lots of research on various forums, fans emailing in, etc. If you have something that you think should be reported on, feel free to send us an email from our contact form.

Can you feature my LEGO Ideas/Kickstarter project or YouTube videos?

I will no longer feature projects that are currently needing votes. I get so many requests that it would be hard to feature every single one that comes in. However I don’t mind tweeting it out to followers so shoot me a message there.



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