Spring Cleaning—What’s New?
While Staying at Home to slow the spread of COVID-19, I’ve make a ton of small improvements to the Brick Architect website.
First of all, I want to recognize that COVID-19 presents a very real threat to our safety and way of life. My thoughts are with everyone on the front lines fighting this virus, everyone working critical jobs to support our communities, everyone whose livelihoods are at risk, everyone who is nervous for the safety of family and friends, and everyone who is struggling in these ambiguous times.
I’ve been able to work from home for the last six weeks… relying on walks, bike rides, and gardening to keep me busy. I’ve been less motivated to create new content, but I have made a ton of smaller improvements throughout the website.
Updates to existing content:
- Unofficial LEGO Architecture Set Guide
Added ‘Ikea Dresden’ by LEGO Certified Professional Rene Hoffmeister / BrickFabrik. (Thanks again to Christiaan Beem!)
- Meet the LEGO Masters… on Youtube, Instagram, and more
Added additional content related to recent episodes and the show as a whole (plus a few more contestants’ social media accounts).
- LEGO Brick Labels
Added an FAQ, including instructions to fix printing issues which were discovered with Mac OS.
- Brick List & Buying Guide for ‘The LEGO Architect’ book
Since #21050 LEGO Architecture Studio set was retired, I’ve updated this guide to help people purchase all of the parts that they would have gotten with that set.
- A subtle studded light gray background is shown on large displays (over 1200px wide).
- Articles with a ‘Featured image’ appear borderless on the Homepage, Category Archives, & Author Archives. (Before this change, the left edge of the image was aligned with the text.)
- A description for each category is now shown on the respective Category Archives. (A “show all” button was also added to upper-left corner of the Archive Pages.)
- Updated pages for The LEGO Architect, additional resources, and the 9 foreign-language editions to fix bugs and increase consistency with the rest of the website.
- The Table of Contents is less distracting and works better on smaller screens. (It is only shown on long articles/pages.)
- For comments without an avatar, I replaced the generic image with the silhouette of a LEGO head.