Something neat I got on eBay.
Today I would like to share with you something kind of funky I got for a staggering 26p on eBay.
Yep, it's a whole load of green bricks. Easily worth more than the 26p I paid for them, but nothing obviously special, right?
Well, yeah, they're a little bit funkier than that, because if you turn the bricks so they're facing the opposite way you'll see...
They have a funky pattern on!
Well, no it's not a funky pattern. It's actually a company logo. See, these are Promo Blocks, or more specifically Mini Promo Blocks from a company called Imagery Group and you can order them as promotional items with your company logo or details on. Here's the page for them.
Can you guess what logo it is? I'll give you a clue. Here's a shot of it partially built.
Any ideas yet?
They only do 2x2 and 2x4 bricks and only in six colours, but still they're pretty funky and when they have a logo like this one on it acts like a small brick jigsaw and I think that's kind of cool. They are of course fully compatible with Lego, Mega Bloks and the like.
See? I think I'm going to build a patch like that into the wall of one of the comic sets at some point as a bit of modern art.
The brick on the left is a Mega Bloks piece, the brick on the right is a Promo Blocks brick and the plate they're both sitting on is a Lego one. As you can see the green used for the Promo Blocks parts isn't really a match for any other brand I have. Also the print is slightly raised from the brick meaning you can see it when looking at the end of a brick. Not that it matters a great deal for my purposes for these bricks. Mostly they'll be used for one of the coloured stripes that run along the station walls in the comic. For that purpose they don't need to match anything. They just need to fit properly, which they do. As for the print, just make sure the printed sides are turned to the back.
Anyway, time to reveal what that logo is.
Tada! It's the TripAdvisor logo!
One odd thing about Promo Blocks is the following sentence. "Not intended for use by children 12 and under." They do a school bus set as one of their standard items, but they're not intended for use by anyone under the age of thirteen. Weird.
Anyway, I think these are cool and if I had a way of off-loading a few thousand small sets with a design of mine printed on I would so order some. Unfortunately I don't see that happening any time soon.
Thursday I'll be doing another Budget Brick Review and it's going to be an Enlighten set again, so that'll be fun. :)