Looking for a place to share your next LEGO creation? Then look no further! Check out the 12 websites (and apps) briefly reviewed and find great places to post your next model. Each site is rated in three categories:
- Ease of Use – Ability to use website (e.g. interface, search)
- Popularity – Popularity of site within LEGO community
- Interaction – Comments, likes and shares of creation
Flickr is one of the world’s largest image hosting sites, and is also one of the best sites for sharing LEGO creations. The easy-to-use interface allows for easy tagging and grouping of photos. Groups are a great feature of Flickr, as it allows users to easily search for different genres and themes of LEGO (e.g. castle, city, microscale). While Flickr is free, a low cost paid membership increases the number of uploads and provides some pretty nice statistics.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 5/5 | Interaction 5/5
Instagram, though technically an app, is an easy way to receive a huge amount of support any a short amount of time. The easy to use application allows you to instantly take photos, upload and share in a matter of seconds. By using appropriate hashtags (e.g. #lego #legobuild) and following like minded users a good following can be built up in no time.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 5/5 | Interaction 5/5
Facebook already has millions of users, so it pretty safe to say that some may have an interest in LEGO. A quick search reveals hundreds of groups, some with thousands of members. While it can be difficult to choose which groups to post in, try being members of general groups and one specific to a genre. Posting creations in several groups at once is a great way to gain feedback with different points of view.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 4/5 | Interaction 5/5
Though less popular than Facebook, Twitter allows users to connect with millions of users. In terms of LEGO there is a strong following, but due to the interface Twitter is not conducive to significant commenting. However by having a popular or timely model (by using hashtags and tagging popular users) there is always a chance a creation can go viral, and for that reason it might be worth giving Twitter a shot.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 3/5 | Interaction 2/5
Youtube is a great place to show your latest creation, even if it’s only a few images. While the site is known for video clips, a few special effects and a voiceover can make any model much more appealing. Ideally it would be better to film your model and provide commentary, but dozens of well known Youtubers successfully use the former approach.
Ease of Use 3/5 | Popularity 4/5 | Interaction 4/5
Pinterest is one of the best places to become inspired from LEGO and complete your next creation. The site has hundred of boards (similar to groups) that offers great inspiration from general to specific LEGO interests. While interaction is rare, models have a chance to be shared by hundreds, if not thousands, of users.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 5/5 | Interaction 2/5
Tumblr is less popular version of Pinterest for LEGO. The site uses hashtags but is not conducive for easy searching. Unless there is already a significant following it probably best to avoid using this site.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 2/5 | Interaction 2/5
LEGO Specific Sites
MOCpages is one of the first sites solely dedicated to LEGO. MOC stands for “my own creation”, a common acronym used throughout the LEGO community. While the site continues to be popular, crashes in recent years have caused many members to migrate other places. Despite the loss of some great builders, many people (though primarily children and young adults) continue to post great creations, enter contests, and receive a lot of feedback. One drawback of MOCpages is the lack of updates, which greatly hinders the functionality of the site. However the site is very kid friendly.
Ease of Use 3/5 | Popularity 3/5 | Interaction 4/5
Brickly is another app on this list. Currently only available on the iOS system, the app is a combination of Flickr and Instagram with a clean contemporary feel. Brickly was released in August 2017 and time will tell how popular this app becomes. For more information check out ArchBrick’s article on Brickly, here.
Ease of Use 5/5 | Popularity 1/5 | Interaction 4/5
Eurobricks in the world’s most popular forum geared towards LEGO. It also is one of the better sites for constructive feedback. Eurobricks has a number of threads and subcategories so it’s pretty easy to find a place to share your model. As a courtesy, remember to comment and critique other creations so more builders can improve as well.
Ease of Use 4/5 | Popularity 4/5 | Interaction 5/5
Rebrick is LEGO’s own fan site. The site is very family in a manner similar to MOCpages but is much more user friendly. Rebrick is primarily used for contests for a fair amount of builders post and interact on the site.
Ease of Use 4/5 | Popularity 3/5 | Interaction 2/5
Create Your Own Website
Not happy with the options listed? Then create your own website! A lot of builders enjoy customization of sharing their creations. The great thing is that creations can be shared to the sites mentioned in the list and link back to your website. Some great places to start for free are WordPress, Wix and Weebly.
- LEGO Ideas is a great site for sharing creations in hopes of having them become official LEGO sets.
- Reddit is a great place to share other people’s creations, but never your own! The site is not meant for self promotion.
- For selling models try Ebay. Bricklink’s MOC Shop is also a less popular alternative.