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Jay (jaysbrickblog.com) and Richard (ramblingbrick.com) are both passionate LEGO® Fans, and run their own blogs discussing their experiences, reviewing LEGO® Sets and looking at trends. Join them as they have a chat about what they are looking at, and thinking about, in the world of LEGO bricks.

Extra Pieces - LEGO® Conversations & Perspectives Richard Jones and Jay Ong

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Jay (jaysbrickblog.com) and Richard (ramblingbrick.com) are both passionate LEGO® Fans, and run their own blogs discussing their experiences, reviewing LEGO® Sets and looking at trends. Join them as they have a chat about what they are looking at, and thinking about, in the world of LEGO bricks.

    Extra Pieces: Celebrating 90 Years of Play

    Extra Pieces: Celebrating 90 Years of Play

    Episode Notes
    Welcome to a special LEGO 90th Anniversary episode of Extra Pieces! It's 10 August, and The LEGO Group celebrates an incredible milestone - a 90th birthday!

    From humble beginnings making wooden toys, to the great leap forward to ABS plastic, and now, a cultural phenomenon that has redefined how fans young, old and everyone in between play.

    In this episode we discuss LEGO's remarkable staying power, some memorable sets, and how it's changed through the years.

    Counting down to the 90th anniversary, Richard has been recounting a decade by decade summary of the company's history:


    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/01/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-1930s/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/03/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-1942-1952
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/03/countdown-to-90-years-of-play-part-3-1952-1961/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/05/counting-down-to-90-years-part-4-1962-1971/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/06/countdown-to-90-years-of-play-part-5-1972-1981/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/06/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-part-6-1982-1991/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/07/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-part-7-1992-2001/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/08/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-2002-2011/
    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/08/10/counting-down-to-90-years-of-play-part-9-2012-2021/

    Learn more about The LEGO Group's history: https://www.lego.com/en-au/aboutus/lego-group/the-lego-group-history/

    Richard and Jay will also be attending the Skaerbaek Fan Weekend in Denmark in September, as well as making a trip to LEGO HQ in Billund for fan media days! If you're at Skaerbaek, let us know so we can say g'day!

    We hope you enjoyed this 90th Anniversary episode of Extra Pieces! Thanks for listening.

    We are still taking questions for a Q&A episode - reach out to us on Twitter or Instagram (@extrapiecespod)

    Play Well!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Extra Pieces S03E03: Brixpo, Inflation, Galaxy Explorer, Lion Knight's Castle

    Extra Pieces S03E03: Brixpo, Inflation, Galaxy Explorer, Lion Knight's Castle

    Welcome Back
    July has been an incredibly eventful month, with early reviews of the massive slate of August releases in the lead up to LEGO's 90th Anniversary.

    Since we last met... Richard visited Brixpo - a LEGO Fan run expo in Adelaide There was an awesome, Minifigure-scale Imperial Light Cruiser from Star Wars on display https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cf0nK8rpyYT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Inflation has become as much of a talking point as COVID With the imminent price rises from August and September, we get a peek of what sets are going up in price, and by how much.


    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/partial-list-of-lego-set-price-increases-singapore-edition
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/partial-list-of-lego-sets-increasing-in-price-usa-in-august-and-september-2022/

    New LEGO Reviews!

    10497 Galaxy Explorer


    http://ramblingbrick.com/2022/07/14/10497-galaxy-explorer-an-icon-reimagined-rambling-review
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-10497-galaxy-explorer-2022/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-10497-galaxy-explorer-2022-alternate-builds/

    10305 Lion Knights' Castle
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-10305-lion-knights-castle/

    Richard and Jay will also be attending the Skaerbaek Fan Weekend in Denmark in September, as well as making a trip to LEGO HQ in Billund for fan media days! If you're at Skaerbaek, let us know so we can say g'day!

    We hope you enjoyed this episode of Extra Pieces! Thanks for listening.

    We are still taking questions for a Q&A episode - reach out to us on Twitter or Instagram (@extrapiecespod)

    Some Sets discussed were provided by the LEGO group for review purposes - all opinions are our own.

    Play Well!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Extra Pieces EXTRA: LEGO® CON 2022 Wrap-up.

    Extra Pieces EXTRA: LEGO® CON 2022 Wrap-up.

    LEGO® CON Wrap up.
    On June 18th 2022, The LEGO Group streamed their second LEGO CON - a product Showcase full of designer interviews, product reveals and more.
    You can still watch the stream at https://LEGO.com/LEGOCON

    Jay and Richard look at some of the set reveals from LEGO CON and share their thoughts of the event.

    Sanctum Sanctorum
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-76218-lego-marvel-sanctum-sanctorum/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-76218-sanctum-santorum-2022-revealed-a-lego-marvel-modular/

    FC Barcelona Go Brick Me
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-40542-fc-barcelona-go-brick-me-revealed/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-40542-brickheadz-fc-barcelona-go-brick-me/

    10497 Galaxy Explorer
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-10497-galaxy-explorer/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-announces-10497-galaxy-explorer-a-reimagination-of-a-classic-space-icon/

    10305 Lion Knights' Castle
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/the-4514-piece-lego-10305-lion-knights-castle-officially-announced-the-ultimate-lego-castle-of-your-dreams/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-10305-lego-lion-knights-castle/

    Collectable Minfigures S23
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-minifigures-series-23-previewed-at-lego-con-2022/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/minifigures-series-23-revealed-after-lego-con-tease/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/entire-lineup-of-lego-minifigures-series-23-revealed/

    AVATAR
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-avatar-75574-toruk-makto-tree-of-souls-officially-revealed-at-lego-con-2022/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-avatar-sets-officially-revealed/

    LEGO Friends: New Directions?
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-lego-friends/

    LEGO ART FLORAL ART
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-floral-art-set-31207-joins-the-lego-art-theme/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-31207-lego-art-floral-art/

    LEGO Super Mario Buildable Characters
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveals-lego-super-mario-buildable-characters-series-5/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/first-look-at-lego-super-mario-character-packs-series-5/

    LEGO Star Wars
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-commander-cody-returns-in-75337-at-te-walker-and-75323-the-justifier-revealed/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/19/lego-con-reveal-lego-star-wars-75323-the-justifier-and-75337-at-te-walker/

    LEGO Group Feedback:
    The LEGO Group are looking to hear from you about LEGO CON 2022. Follow the link below...
    You have until June 27th but why wait, TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!
    And why not tell us about it too...
    We hope you enjoyed this episode of Extra Pieces Extra! We will be back before too long.
    Send in your questions or comments to @extrapiecespod on Instagram or Twitter.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    We are Still here. Price Rises #LEGOCON Ninjago Starry Night and More

    We are Still here. Price Rises #LEGOCON Ninjago Starry Night and More

    Welcome Back to Series 3
    Welcome back. Sorry it has been a few months of radio silence. Life got in the way, and we have also both been focusing extra hard on our blogs - which meant that our schedules were almost impossible to line-up!

    That said, we are glad to be back in your ears, and things have improved (slightly), so we aim to be back to our regular programming. We've caught up on some of the bigger news and announces while we were away, and also discuss the latest sets and price increase in detail!

    And LEGO Con predictions!

    A new mailbag segment!
    Have any burning questions you'd like to ask us? We're starting a new segment in each episode where we take your questions, so ask us (almost) anything! Send us a message on Instagram or email us at extrapiecespod@gmail.com

    Recent Reviews
    75341 UCS Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder Review: https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/04/28/75341-ucs-luke-skywalkers-landspeeder-rambling-review/

    LEGO ideas Starry Night:
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/05/17/i-may-not-know-art-but-i-know-what-i-like-21333-lego-ideas-the-starry-night-revealed/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-21333-vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night/

    71772 The Crystal king https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-ninjago-71772-the-crystal-king/

    71775 Nya's Samurai X MECH https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-ninjago-71775-nyas-samurai-x-mech/ https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/05/14/71775-nyas-samurai-x-mech-hands-on-review/

    60346 Barn and Farm Animals
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-60346-city-barn-and-farm-animals/


    LEGO Price Increaseshttps://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-price-increases-are-coming-official-statement-from-the-lego-group/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/06/03/prices-of-lego-sets-ready-to-rise-in-august-september-2022-announcement/

    #LEGOCON Speculation!
    Avatar reveal:
    https://twitter.com/officialavatar/status/1535653174240940032?s=20&t=73G7eDrOWYQlYoJ-sgAR4g
    Marvel Sanctum Santorum Tease:https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/the-new-lego-76218-sanctum-sanctorum-teased-for-a-reveal-at-lego-con-2022/

    Will there be a Harry Potter reveal?
    https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/1536347724332912640?s=20&t=73G7eDrOWYQlYoJ-sgAR4g

    Last year… Jay wrote about his predictions for the 90th Anniversary here…
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/2022-lego-90th-anniversary-speculation-and-predictions/

    Will there be a super surprising 90th Anniversary Bionicle reveal?

    We hope you enjoy the show: please share it with your friends, if you think they might like it.
    Do you have questions or comments? reach out to us on Twitter or Instagram (@extrapiecespod)
    Some Sets discussed were provided by the LEGO group for review purposes - all opinions are our own.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Extra Pieces: Back to the Future Time Machine, Star Wars Delorean and Classic: 90 Years of Play revealed

    Extra Pieces: Back to the Future Time Machine, Star Wars Delorean and Classic: 90 Years of Play revealed

    S2 E11:Back to the Future and More!
    Welcome back to another episode of Extra Pieces: delayed in post production - sorry!
    This time, we acknowledge that it's our first birthday.
    We look at the LEGO Back To the Future Time Machine AKA Delorean
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-10300-back-to-the-future-delorean-time-machine/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-back-to-the-future-delorean-designer-interview-sven-franic/

    We examine the LEGO Star Wars Dioramas
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/03/25/lego-star-wars-diorama-series-revealed-coming-april-26th-preorder-now/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/full-lineup-of-the-lego-star-wars-diorama-collection-officially-revealed/

    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/03/31/playsets-grow-up-with-75330-lego-star-wars-dagobah-jedi-training-diorama-hands-on-review/
    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/04/07/greebling-is-good-75329-lego-star-wars-death-star-trench-run-diorama-hands-on-review/

    And preview the new LEGO Classic 90 years of play
    https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/90-years-of-play-11021

    We hope you enjoy the show: please share it with your friends, if you think they might like it.
    Do you have questions or comments? reach out to us on Twitter or Instagram (@extrapiecespod)
    Some Sets discussed were provided by the LEGO group for review purposes - all opinions are our own.

    Find out more at https://extra-pieces.pinecast.co

    • 50 min
    Extra Pieces S2E10: City Space IS Classic Space, Vespa, Mjolnir, LEGO Ideas

    Extra Pieces S2E10: City Space IS Classic Space, Vespa, Mjolnir, LEGO Ideas

    Episode Notes: Extra Pieces Season 2, Episode 10
    Welcome Back to the Extra Pieces!

    We have been suffering from a touch of March Madness, with new sets left right and centre. And now we are back!

    Richard has been working with some of the new LEVO City Space sets and seems to be just a little over-excited. Is this Classic Space making a triumphant return? He thinks so!

    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/02/28/is-this-the-return-of-classic-space-60350-lunar-research-base-hands-on-review/

    https://ramblingbrick.com/2022/03/03/taking-a-test-drive-with-the-60348-lunar-rover-hands-on-review/

    Jay has been working on the new Creator Expert Vespa
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-10298-vespa-125/
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/taking-the-lego-vespa-10289-out-for-some-photos/

    and he has also tried his hand with Mjolnir
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-76209-thors-hammer-mjolnir/

    And the new Creator 3in1 Super Robot brings a lot of bang, for very little bucks!
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/reviews/review-lego-31124-super-robot/

    We also spent a little too much time considering the latest LEGO review results, Has LEGO IDEAS turned into a 'best MOC' competition?
    https://jaysbrickblog.com/news/lego-kpop-sensation-bts-and-a-frame-cabin-are-your-next-lego-ideas-sets/

    We love to hear your feedback! Why not reach out to @extrapiecespod on twitter or Instagram, or just send an email to extrapiecespod@gmail.com
    Tell us what you think of the podcast, tell us what you would like to review or, if all else fails, what you would like us to wildly speculate about...

    Find out more at https://extra-pieces.pinecast.co

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

there are ghosts in my igloo ,

Extra Pieces is the best podcast for the latest Australian LEGO news content

A really informative, relaxing podcast where Jay and uncle Richard share their thoughts on the latest LEGO news, set releases, and new builds. As respected AFOLs in Australia, and the global LEGO community, Jay from Jays Blog and Richard from Rambling Bricks, discuss new sets they’ve reviewed, talk about recent and upcoming events in Australia, and share their thoughts on LEGO Ideas, classic LEGO themes, licensed sets, and GWP sets. I highly recommend listening, while you’re commuting home, building a new set, or just relaxing. Extra Pieces is for everyone.

BatwingTM ,

Season Two!

Great to hear you guys back in my ears again covering all the LEGO news that I have not uncovered yet. You have become my primary LEGO news source, in addition to your blogs.

ChristopherSGrigsby ,

Off to a great start!

Great work boys. A great initiative with a bright and interesting future in our LEGO ecosystem. Cheers.

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