Friday, March 03, 2006

Happy Anniversary!

Hey, I missed the first anniversary of VignetteBricks. One year and two days ago, this blog was started to celebrate LEGO vignettes. In that time, we've featured just under 600 individual vignettes, not to mention many series of vigs and vig-like-creations. These vigs were created by just over 200 builders. The most prolific builder has been Nelson Yrizarry, whose 57 featured creations just edged out Steve Bishop's 55 featured creations. Some other notably prolific vig builders include Andrew Becraft, Chris Doyle, Lenny Hoffman, Izzo, Chris Malloy, Moko, Mumu, Rober-to, and Patrick Yrizarry, though there are tons of others who have built their fair share of scenes.

In the past year we've seen a growth in the scope and skill of vignette building. New trends have arisen including combined vignettes, Joe Vig, the LEGO shiritori game, and the brand new V-pods. Vignettes have been featured in numerous contests, at BrickFest, in Brick Journal, and in new forums such as the Lugnet.build.vignette forum, the kotsky vigs forum, and a Flickr vig group.

In addition to vignettes, I'd like to think that this blog has also helped encourage other LEGO fans to start blogging. I'm also happy that we've played a small role in encouraging ties between the American/European and Japanese sections of the LEGOverse.

The credit for all of this goes directly to YOU, the vig builders and vig fans. If it weren't for you this site would have featured about 10 or so posts on my own creations. Thank you for your continued patronage of this blog and for the creative inspiration of your MOCs.

8 comments:

Andrew B. said...

A hearty congratulations and a long-overdue "Thank you!!!" for your hard work, Bruce!

You're absolutely right about the impact VB has had. I certainly wouldn't have started DB or PPB if it hadn't been for VB.

RichardAM said...

Happy Anniversary!

It's this site more than any other that ensured I brought all my Lego Bricks back into this house, and I do feel as if i've learnt a lot merely from just reading this site everyday.

Here's to fantastic another year, and hopefully a lot more of them too!

minifig said...

Thank you so much for setting up this wonderful site. You introduced me to the vignette form, and you've bought be, and a hell of a lot of other people a lot of pleasure - thanks Bruce, and happy slightly belated birthday to VB!

Chad said...

Good job, never knew it was around this long. Just happened on the link not to long ago in your CC sig.

Cheers.

izzo said...

I'm so happy for VB Anniversary.
I wish you and this blog will take the best place for all the world builders in the future hopefully.
Thanks a lot again.

Athos said...

Blast you, Nelson! :D Congratulations Bruce. Has it really been a year? Sure doesn't seem like it.

-Steve

Nelson said...

Congratulations, Bruce! Thanks for keeping up this site. Long live Vignettebricks!!

Steve: Sorry. I wasn't trying...

Bruce said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Here's to another great year for vig-building!