Monday, November 11, 2013

LEGO release season is around the corner!

This is going to be huge.

Today (well, technically yesterday, since it's almost 2am as I type this) I was combing carefully through the current list of known early 2014 LEGO sets at  I counted 94 sets that I know I want to to review.  Ninety-four.  Compare this to past holidays, when I'd be doing maybe 10 or 12 Hero Factory sets, plus their combination models.

Over the past 11 months, buoyed by all of the support and feedback from viewers like you, I've transformed my YouTube channel from something that supported an incredibly specific niche into one of the most-viewed, fastest-growing LEGO (and other brick brand) video sources.  The subscriber base has grown over 400% since this time last year, and daily video views have almost quadrupled as well, with that growth accelerating each month.

I consider the past 11 months to have been a trial period -- a time to experiment, make mistakes, and figure out what I needed to do better to legitimately support and participate in the worldwide LEGO community.  Now it's time for "JANGBRiCKS" to come of age!  Unlike last year when I was completely green at this stuff, this release season I have experience, I have help, and I have a plan.  However, I will absolutely not stop being extremely critical of my work and my videos, as I know there remains a ton of room for improvement, and I can't even fathom how much I still have to learn.

I doubt I'm truly ready for this, but I can tell you one thing, I sure am excited!!


  1. You are by far my favorite reviewer. I love your stuff. Also, thanks to you, I have started getting into some of the Mega Bloks stuff. I had never really dabbled in MB until I started seeing your reviews. In fact, if was through your channel I learned of the COD sets which I totally LOVE!!! Thank you for everything!

  2. Congrats Jang! It's been a pleasure watching your channel develop! Can't wait to see what's next!
    Good luck!

  3. I love your professionalism and that you take the time to expand on your thoughts. You also listen to your subscribers! Looking forward to what is to come.

  4. This is going to get expensive! My boys are just coming into Lego age and yes, I'll admit it.. I LOVE building with them as well. Is it bad that I am the one prompting them as to what they should ask for... "hey this Arkum Asylum kit looks fun! Look at all these characters!"

    I must reiterate what other have said above. You do a spectacular job reviewing and putting your thoughts out no matter what they are. Likes or dislikes. I'd rather have honest reviews than bow downs.