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BrickLink to Start Charging Sales Tax and VAT

If you’re a user of BrickLink, they have announced that they will start charging sales tax and VAT on products on the site. Sales and use tax will be collected in the US by the end of September and VAT will be charged to EU sellers starting on August 5. You can read more about it below.

Dear BrickLink member,

Over the next few weeks, BrickLink will undergo some changes that will affect our membership. These changes are necessary for our platform to be compliant with sales and use tax and VAT legislation where applicable. We also feel they will help build our reputation as a well-regarded ecommerce site. These changes are broken down into three categories outlined below:

1) We will begin to collect sales and use tax in the United States. We have already registered in two states – Connecticut and California – and we plan to register in more states within the next few months. All orders shipping to an address in these states, even from stores outside the United States, will be subject to this tax requirement. We anticipate BrickLink will start collecting this tax by the end of September.

2) We will begin charging VAT on BrickLink fees to EU sellers who have not enabled the VAT feature on BrickLink. The first invoice date this will take effect on is Aug 5, 2020. All VAT-enabled EU sellers will now have their VAT registration checked by BrickLink.

3) We will soon present you with a revised Terms of Service. You will


BrickLink Announces BrickLink XP

BrickLink has announced their new updates to the site which includes an updated catalog browsing experience called BrickLink XP. It now hase a responsive design which allows you to easily browse from deskop, tablet, or on the phone. They’ve also updated the interface to help shoppers find what they are looking for. Most people will probably shop from their computers and looking at early feedback, fans aren’t too keen on it so far. BrickLink also has plans for sellers with the updated Seller Tools later this year. Feel free to leave feedback to the BrickLink Team.


LEGO BrickLink AMA Summary

A few days ago, LEGO did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) over on BrickLink answering some questions from the community regarding LEGO’s acquisition of the popular brick selling site. There were some really good questions that were asked from a wide range of questions. BrickLink has done a summary with the responses on a dedicated page in the link above if you want to check it out. So far, LEGO seems to be all-in on it but there are still a lot of members from the BrickLink community that aren’t too enthusiastic about it.


BrickLink Updates Terms of Service After LEGO Acquisition

It has been almost about a month since LEGO announced that they have acquired BrickLink and there has been lots of talk about some of the ramifications regarding it. BrickLink has recently updated their terms of service when you log in and there’s some new terms that buyers and sellers will have to abide by.


The LEGO Group Announces BrickLink Acquisition

One of the biggest news in a long time which came out of left field was announced earlier today as it was reported that The LEGO Group has officially acquired BrickLink. If you’re not familiar with BrickLink, it is an online marketplace for LEGO prodcuts that was created by Dan Jezek in 2000 and later acquired by Nexon back in 2013. It is most known as a marketplace to purchase individual LEGO elements in bulk quantites. There’s lots of implications as a result of LEGO acquiring BrickLink but we will see what happens in a few months. The deal should be closed by the end of the year. Brickset and The Brothers Brick has done interviews with LEGO Global Marketing Officer Julia Goldin which you can check out.

The LEGO® Group acquires BrickLink, the world’s largest online LEGO® fan community and marketplace to strengthen ties with adult fans

BILLUND, Denmark, November 26, 2019: The LEGO® Group today announced it has acquired BrickLink Ltd (, the world’s largest online community of adult LEGO fans from NXMH to strengthen its connection with its important adult fan base.

The BrickLink platform has more than one million members and comprises an online marketplace of more than 10,000 stores from 70 countries; a digital building software where builders can design and showcase their creations; and a vibrant online community where fans share ideas and builds.

The platform was founded in 2000 by Dan Jezek as a way to connect like-minded adult LEGO fans from around the world. It was acquired in


Behind the Scenes Look at BrickLink Warehouse

BrickLink AFOL Designer Program

If you ordered from the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program, they have been steadily shipping out. If you’re curious of how BrickLink gets the sets out to you, Beyond the Brick has released a video of the BrickLink warehouse at the Southern California location showing how the process comes together including employees packing all the parts needed for a particular set. The video also shows you parts of the office itself with some of the sets already built. It’s an interesting look inside the offices of BrickLink.


Last Day to Order from BrickLink AFOL Designer Program

BrickLink AFOL Designer Program

Today is the last day to put in your orders for the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program. If you’ve been waiting until the last minute to purchase one of the 12 remaining sets, now is the time to pull the trigger. The only set so far to sell out is the Löwenstein Castle. If you didn’t know, each set will have an individually numbered sticker on the box sleeve.

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