Walk Like an Egyptian

True North Bricks is now on TikTok! I thought it would be fun to play around a little with stop motion and other short-form videos. It seems like TikTok is the place to be for such things these days. I posted a quick video upon opening the account about Minifigures Series 23, just to get…

Eliminate Smoking Odors from LEGO® Bricks & Manuals

Recently, I have been enjoying a new branch of the LEGO® hobby. I’ve been scouring garage sale sites for retired LEGO® sets and bulk lots. I particularly like the bulk lots because you have to try to figure out what sets are included if there are no manuals. However, sometimes, you open up your new…

Turning Key Chains into Minifigures (Part 2)

Back in February, I wrote a little guide about turning LEGO® key chains into Minifigures. To summarize, I took a pair of pliers and removed the actual key chain first. A pin running through the Minifigure’s body attaches the chain to the character. Using the same pliers and a little muscle, you can yank that…

How to Pick and Pack

In last month’s guide, we discussed some tips and tricks on how to get extra LEGO® bricks cost effectively (click here to read it). One of my favorite tips is to shop at the Pick-and-Build wall in the LEGO® Store. Spending $19.99 on a large cup lands me an average of 715 pieces, at a…

A Guide to Buying Bricks

Recently, I have been approached by a number of people asking for my opinion on where and when to buy LEGO® bricks. Since building a MOC (My Own Creation) is not a cheap hobby, how to bolster your brick selection without breaking the bank is an important consideration. I remember getting back into building during…