on the Web
The internet is full of amazing resources for brick enthusiasts.
Here are some of our favorites.
If you're looking for in-depth resources
and serious and reasoned discussions, keep scrolling down
- there's some pretty amazing sites available to the brick
connoisseur. The BrikWars Frappr! Map isn't one of them.
The conversation level is juvenile, anonymous trolls run
rampant in the chatroom, and thread topics are abused
and ignored like a cellar full of Dimmies. It's a pretty
fun place if you don't mind total chaos.
The important feature of a Frappr! map, of course,
is that you can plunk down a map pin and see what other
BrikWarriors are in your area - handy for organizing
games (or, theoretically, for attracting internet pedophiles
who don't realize the average BrikWars player is in
his thirties). But it also has a pretty good support
system of newsgroups, chatrooms, and social-networking
functions as well, and of all the BrikWars forums for
discussion it's always the most active.
We understand that The LEGO® Company has some kind of websites
of its own, but why bother with that corporate claptrap when
all the good stuff is coming straight from the fans?
Lehman and Suzanne Rich
This is the king of all brick enthusiast
websites, the LEGO® Users' Group Network™.
Any LEGO®-related internet resource you could want
is either available here or they can show you where
to find it.
The most important part of the site (as far as we're
concerned) are the extensive newsgroups, which BrikWars
fans can use to organize games or discuss rules proposals.
You don't have to be a member to participate in the
groups, although members do get to skip the email-verification
step when posting messages.
trademark and copyright (c) Todd
Lehman and Suzanne Rich
L.L.C. and Kevin Loch
Another giant resource in the brick
internet universe, BrickShelf allows brick enthusiasts
free webspace for brick-related pictures. The
site also hosts Kevin Loch's instruction scans for just
about every LEGO® set ever produced up until 1999.
There are literally gigabytes of images available to
view in the BrickShelf galleries, and many of them are
copyright (c) BrickShelf L.L.C.
and Jennifer Boger
The Peeron Inventory
This massive inventory is a catalogue
of all LEGO® sets released, and the specific parts contained
in each. Or from another standpoint, it's a catalogue
of all LEGO® parts released, and the specific sets in
which they were contained.
copyright (c) Dan and Jennifer
The ultimate parts-trader's paradise,
BrickLink is the LEGO® fan's answer to eBay. Whether
you're looking to buy specific pieces, out-of-production
sets, instructions, or random paraphernalia, BrickLink
is the place to go.
copyright (c) BrickLink.com L.L.C.
Sadly, Militarygaming.com seems to have fallen by the wayside,
overshadowed by the video-game-centric Wargamer.com. But
there's still plenty of wargaming resources available for those
as are willing to google for them. Here's some we enjoy.
A valuable alternative to LUGNET's
Gaming newsgroup, LEGO_Warfare is a Yahoo! Group started
by Ståle Tevik for the purpose of discussing brick wargaming
BrikWars Troop Scorer
Dave Eaton put together a web-enabled
BrikWars Troop Scoring utility using the BrikWars 2000
ruleset. He also put together this fine Imperial
ATAT, which is far more inspiring in its own way.
I mean, when was the last time you saw a troop scoring
utility overrun the rebel base on Hoth.
copyright (c) Dave Eaton.
AT-AT copyright (c) Lucasfilm Inc.
You'd be appalled to know what kind of sites we take inspiration
from. So we've listed a few of them here.
TROGDOR the BURNINATOR!
Trogdor was a man. I mean, he
was a dragon man. Or maybe he was just a dragon.
But he was still TROGDOOOOORR! TROGDOOOOORR!
Burninating the countryside, burninating the peasants.
Burninating all the people, in the thatched roof COTTAGEEEESSSSS!
Thatched roof COTTAGEEEEESSS!
And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIGHT!
Eaton's brick version of Trogdor the Burninator.
copyright (c) Dave Eaton.
Trogdor the Burninator copyright (c) Strong Bad.
Strong Bad copyright (c) Homestarrunner.com.
Dave Eaton is a production of Mr. and Mrs. Eaton.
Reverend Brendan Powell Smith
The Brick Testament
BrikWars is all about murder, mayhem,
mindless destruction and vicious sadism. But that's
nothing compared to what you'll find in the average
prepares to lay the biblical smack down.
copyright (c) The Reverend Brendan
Moses and the Ten Commandments copyright (c)
The Official Ninja Webpage
From the introduction:
"Hi, this site is all about ninjas, REAL NINJAS.
This site is awesome. My name is Robert and I can't
stop thinking about ninjas. These guys are cool; and
by cool, I mean totally sweet.
1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill
ninja with the ultimate weapon: the electric guitar.
copyright (c) Robert Hamburger
Scodary and Nico Benitez
How to Kill a Mockingbird
This book report is the standard to
which all BrikWars games should be held.
pirates were like, "We're going to explode!"
And then they exploded! Just like they predicted!!!
copyright (c) Anthony Scodary
and Nico Benitez
Nikola Tesla basically invented the
20th century, but all information on the man and his
work was classified by the government after he made
claims of having developed unstoppable superweapons.
As such, the credit for inventing the radio, the semiconductor,
remote-controlled vehicles, and a host of other cool
gadgets went to later engineers.
What were these superweapons? Tom Bearden claims
to know, and crackpots everywhere believe him and are
Russian's Saryshagan Howitzer site, which Bearden claims
is a huge Tesla Scalar Interferometer.
You WILL experience the Ninja Burger
Burger meals are superior to those made by the foul
Samurai Burger chain.
copyright (c) aethereal FORGE
Cicierega, Altfour, and Lemon Demon
The Ultimate Showdown
of Ultimate Destiny
Wondering what kind of warriors you
should include in a BrikWars battle? Check out the cast
list on this cartoon.
the Grey and Gandalf the White and Monty Python and
the Holy Grail's Black Knight, and Benito Mussolini
and the Blue Meanie and Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the
Genie, Robocop, the Terminator, Captain Kirk and Darth
Vader, Lo Pan, Superman, every single Power Ranger,
Bill S. Preston and Theodore Logan, Spock, the Rock,
Doc Ock, and Hulk Hogan all team up to kick the cowboy
ass of Chuck Norris.
copyright (c) Altfour