Add your YouTube videos to Brickset set details pages

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Many of you like to see, and indeed make, video reviews of sets on YouTube. It's not something I'm going to start doing any time soon, but in recognition of the increasing importance of the media, I've added a new 'Video reviews' tab to set details pages in which video reviews will be embedded.

This is partly in response to suggestions made in the user survey, but also thanks to a request from the team over at YourCreativeFriends who wanted to 'hook up' with Brickset to gain more exposure for their reviews.

So, if you head on over to this page (opens in new tab) you'll notice the Video reviews tab at the bottom. I've populated the database with links to 70 reviews that YourCreativeFriends sent me, and for that set I've added a couple more so you can see how it'll look when there are multiple videos. At the bottom (if you're logged in) there's a form to enable you to add videos for the set you're viewing.

I suspect, in time, I'll add other ways to view the videos (like the recent reviews page shows newly added reviews) and also editing and deleting facilities. I'll also be contacting the major reviewers to make them aware of it, and to offer to bulk upload their back catalogue.

As always, LMK if you have an comments, problems, or suggestions.

Update: The details for all 330 of The Brick Show's video reviews have been imported into the database. Thanks Jason!

40 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Hmm... I make reviews. This is perfect, now if only I could make them better. :L

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By in Norway,

This idea is excellent! Youtube is flooded by video reviews and now we going to have it organized right over here on one page! I am looking forward.

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By in Curaçao,

^ Yes, but only if you, and others, add the links!

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By in United States,

I had an idea for a tab for commercials for the sets. The Chima Wiki has a lot of LEGO Legends of Chima commercials (in HD) that we can upload to YouTube, and we'd love to have them on here.

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By in United States,

That's awesome. Great idea.

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By in United States,

Thanks @Huw! Great feature. Ok, we are a little biased :-)

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By in United States,

This is great! I always enjoy watching video reviews before I purchase a set.

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By in United States,

Great feature! I make so many reviews, and though my earlier ones are not the greatest, I would love to see the integration of some of my more recent ones.

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By in United States,

Wonderful feature! Much more organized than YouTube. =)

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By in Ireland,

It would be fantastic, But cannot get it to work. Any idea's anyone?

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By in Canada,

Awesome idea! I was uploading a link myself but does not seem to register. When will it be working?

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By in United Kingdom,

Do they have to be reviews, or can they be an animation solely featuring one set? (e.g madaboutlego)

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By in Curaçao,

There may still be teething troubles with the data entry, I'll check it out later on...

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By in Curaçao,

Problem resolved.

@Brick_Queen, assuming you are BrickQueen on YouTube, per my tweet to you earlier, if you send me a list of your reviews I'll bulk upload them.

@The Lego Train Station, don't see why not, as long as they are relevant. We may start to moderate them in due course if rubbish gets added, though.

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By in Canada,

It's working now. Just uploaded my old video review of Town Hall 10224.

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By in United States,

I've started adding Sariel's review but got a little impatient so now one video shows up five times on the 4x4 Crawler page, so could one of the you can remove the excess please, and thanks again for the wonderful site!
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=9398-1
EDIT: the error page is nice too.

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By in Germany,

^Which error page do you mean?

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By in United States,

Hey Huw, can you bulk update mine?

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By in Curaçao,

^^^^ Done, the number in the tab will sort itself out overnight. I'll add a means to manage the links you provide at some point.

When did you see the error message?

^ Sure, send me a CSV with set numbersand YouTube IDs and I'll see to it.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Yep, but if you click on one of the links on the left hand side of the video window you can access the other video reviews; I've come across a few that seem wrongly linked, however, so we'll have to fix that.

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By in Sweden,

If you're going to add video reviews, I'd highly recommend adding those by Artifex (youtube.com/artifexcreation). They're pretty much the only ones worth watching.

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By in Curaçao,

^^ ah yes, I can see what's happening! I've changed the code so the videos are randomly listed so that a different one is the default, but it's had this unwanted side effect. I'll sort it ASAP.

I'll contact Artifex and see if he has a list.

Hello_world, make sure they are in one of the formats shown on the form. Actually all that's needed is the 11 digit ID, the rest is thrown away.

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By in Curaçao,

Fixed. There are now 530 video details in the database -- thanks!

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By in United States,

I've been trying to use them in comments and that's where it doesn't work.

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By in Curaçao,

Which comments? If news comments, they can't be used, but you can just type the URL and it's turned into a hyperlink.

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By in United States,

What about a video with a Lego set compared with one of the competitors? Is that a legal video review to post?

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By in Curaçao,

^ Send me a list, set number and video ID and I'll be glad to add them for you. huw[at]brickset.com. That goes for anyone else, too.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great feature Huw and a nice addition to the database, thanks for contacting me and i look forward to adding more content to your already outstanding database.

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By in United States,

Thanks for doing this Huw from all the team at www.TekSushi.com and www.flyguy.net The import worked beautifully.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi Huw
Where is the form to upload youtube review vids?
I have another to add to the database.

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By in Curaçao,

To prevent drive-by spamming I put a block on new users from seeing the form. I've now changed your join date so that you can get to it now, under the video on the set details page.

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By in United States,

This is a super cool idea!

How long do us newbies have to wait to be able to access the form??

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By in United States,

Every time I put in the URL and my channel it just says error,enter correct URL,etc
Not sure what's happening, ill try on my computer instead of iPad tonight.

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By in Curaçao,

Make sure they are in the format described in the notes on the form. If all else fails, just paste in the 11-digit video ID.

^^ 3 months but I can enable it for you if you have some to add.

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone want help on making an intro for reviews on their channel?

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By in United States,

I can't figure out how to put on reviews.

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