Happy news today! The following is a press release that just went live:
Brickset, the premier LEGO set database, and JANGBRiCKS, the leading producer of video reviews of LEGO products on YouTube, today announced a partnership that will introduce new audiences to both resources and benefit the entire LEGO community.
From now on Brickset will be embedding JANGBRiCKS video reviews into its set reviews, enabling readers to quickly and easily gain multiple perspectives on the set being reviewed. Meanwhile, JANGBRiCKS will be using Brickset as its primary source of set information, which will be displayed during video reviews.
"Brickset is my favorite source for LEGO set info and news and the first place I go to research products for all of my LEGO reviews", said Bamidele 'JANG' Shangobunmi. "I also use Brickset's collection management features to track upcoming releases as well as the over 1,000 sets I've reviewed in the past. I'm more than happy to be able to use Brickset data directly in my videos and to help introduce this fantastic resource to my viewers.
“JANGBRiCKS has a huge following on YouTube so I'm pleased that Brickset will feature prominently in his videos." said Huw Millington, Brickset.com’s operator, “Augmenting our written reviews with JANGBRiCKS’ videos will allow our viewers to experience the best of both worlds on a single website.”
I've mentioned my regular use of and respect for Brickset a number of times in the past, and being able to now cooperate directly with them like this both an honor and a pleasure. Most importantly, the core goal of this partnership is to offer more content that viewers of both resources may find valuable.
The humble first fruits of this labor are already visible. Check out the first installment of Brickset's summer Bionicle reviews with my video reviews embedded, and my just-uploaded Ninjago Kai Drifter polybag review with Brickset data embedded, including spots for always-asked-for set pricing information, though this particular set happened to be a free promotional giveaway :)