April is here, and with it comes a move to a new and bigger space for us. No more storing our stock and materials on cramped shelves! The move took much of the last half of March, so it took longer than expected to get some parts back in stock. We've had requests for the 1AA battery pack, and we're happy to say they are BACK IN STOCK! Thank you for your patience as we moved to our new digs. We're excited to have more space to build great things to bring your creations to life!
2012 was a year of product development for us. 2013 was all about getting the word out, and 2014 is going to be about growth. We just released a bunch of new products (check them out in the New Product section of our Products page), and we have many more in the pipeline. We're planning to release more new products in 2014 than any other LEGO® lighting company, and we will soon have the broadest range of products available anywhere. Exciting times, but also very busy times!
Last year, we shipped product to a total of 18 different countries-- what an amazing fact! It was wonderful getting to know many of our customers and working with them to bring their creations to life. We couldn't do any of this without YOU, so as 2014 gets underway, we will say another big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us. This is going to be an amazing year for LEGO® lights!
Hard to believe we published our last blog post in May! Whenever we visit a company's website and see that they haven't been making frequent blog updates, we always wonder, "What are these people working on? Are they still around?" I guess we could accuse ourselves of this same laziness in blogging, but rest assured, we had a VERY busy summer prototyping and releasing several new products and product assortments. We also had the privilege of working with some of the best LEGO builders in the business on creative uses for our lights, so you can now see examples of our lights in everything from Micropolis buildings to space ships to multi-level dioramas.
In addition to getting the word out in these and other ways, we're also close to announcing a totally new way to use our lighting components, with all new effects, that will allow you to do things with lighting that you can't do with any other product on the market. Keep checking our website, as we're close to having big news to announce for the 2013 holiday season.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Brickstuff products!
We've been looking back lately at 2012 (ok, so maybe it's because we've had to do our business taxes and that's always a very focusing event!). 2011 was a year of ideation, learning the ropes, finding manufacturers and distributors, learning the ins and outs of contract manufacturing, and trying out what seemed like a million options to find the right mix of features. By the start of 2012, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to offer in our first round of products, and it took most of the year just to get those products made and onto the Amazon shelves for sale. That part of the work took much longer than we expected, and we were grateful to have our first customers and good set of feedback in 2012.
Now that we have much of the foundation in place to continue building the vision we first imagined two years ago, 2013 is looking to be a year of getting the word out. Up till now, we haven't done much advertising or promotion via outlets like Facebook and Twitter, but now it seems the time is right to invest more in sharing our story and all the great ways people can use our products to bring their creations to life. It's a bit embarrassing to say, but part of us assumed we could just adopt a "build it and they will come" model-- put the products into the store, and wait for the customers to beat a path to our door. Quite a few people did find us that way, but there's so much more we can do to be telling our story to a wider audience.
While we're still as excited as ever about technology and great products (and while we're going to keep working on expansions to our line of products), we will also be thinking a lot more about telling our story in ways that show how easy it is to adapt our lighting system to a wide variety of uses. So you'll be hearing more about us!
As always, we welcome your feedback as we continue our journey.
Hello and Happy 2013 to all of our visitors and customers! Thank you for paying us a visit. We just finished our new website, and we hope you like it! We're still getting our 2013 product line finalized and into production, so we'll be making updates to this site as we have more to share with you.
We want to hear what you think of this website, and of course we want to hear what you think about our new products. We've partnered with GetSatisfaction.com to give our community of customers and enthusiasts a place to share their experience with our products, share tips and tricks with others, suggest a great new idea, or let us know if something isn't working out. We hope you will sign up for the GetSatisfaction service on our Commuity page, and that you will become a part of our expanding virtual community.
You can also comment through this blog, and you can send us a note on our homepage. Let us hear from you, and thank you again for your support!