I've spoken before about the 'Brickset effect' which occurs when we link to other sites or promote offers which then see a spike in traffic or sell out as a result. Yesterday Brickset experienced something similar, the 'Helicarrier effect', at about 2:30pm GMT. The graph to the right, from Google Analytics real-time reporting, shows the number of users on the site and the number of pages per second being served as you all clamored to find out more about this highly anticipated set. It's the highest I've seen it since Mark Stafford linked to the list of sets he's designed from Reddit when the Exo-Suit was revealed last summer. Thankfully the server stood up to the assault...
Today we will be publishing two LEGO Ideas related articles. In this first one, Brickset member rock99rock discusses three recently added projects. If it's well received, it will become a regular feature.
Later on I'll publish an article about a project whose creator used a very unusual method to encourage me to promote it.
There have been pictures of this new polybag, 5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant, floating around for a few days but without availability information or a set number. Now, thanks to Anders in Denmark we know that it's being given away in BR toy shops there, and also possibly in other Scandinavian countries where BR has branches.