BrickLink

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BrickLink
Type of site
Online marketplace
Available inEnglish
OwnerLEGO Group
Founder(s)Daniel Jezek
WebsiteBricklink.com
RegistrationRequired
Users> 1.1 million (2019)
LaunchedJune 19, 2000

BrickLink is an online marketplace for LEGO products. The website is also a database of LEGO products and an internet forum.

History[edit]

BrickLink was founded by Daniel Jezek in 2000.[1][2] The website started operation on June 19, 2000.[3] Originally, the website operated under the name "BrickBay".[4] However, eBay sent a cease and desist letter about the use of "Bay" in the name. Consequently, the name was changed to BrickLink.[5][6]

On September 24, 2010, Jezek died in a tragic accident. His parents wanted to keep his work alive after his death. So, they contacted Eric Smith, the owner of the company hosting the website. The three agreed to work together to keep the website going. Before his death, Jezek had been contemplating taking some time off. Thus he had written some instructions for a back-up admin. These proved to be useful to keep the website going.[7]

On June 5, 2013, the website was sold to Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim, founder of the video game company Nexon. Kim transferred the assets of the website into a new company called BrickLink Limited, a subsidiary of NXMH.[8][9]

On November 26, 2019, BrinkLink Limited was acquired by the LEGO Group. The website had over 1.1 million users at the time of the acquisition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. Graham (2020-06-20). "BrickLink celebrates the platform's 20th anniversary". Brick Fanatics. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The LEGO Group acquires BrickLink, the world's largest online LEGO® fan community and marketplace to strengthen ties with adult fans". Lego.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "BrickLink Help Center". Bricklink.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "About BrickLink [BrickLink]". Bricklink.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Journal, Nick WingfieldStaff Reporter of The Wall Street (2002-02-20). "EBay Settles Site Name Disputes With BidBay.com, BrickBay.com". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  6. "Lego site changes name after eBay letter". CNET. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  7. "Tribute to a man and his dream". Danjezek.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "BrickLink.com Announcement". Bricklink.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "BrickLink sold to Jung-Ju "Jay" Kim, founder of game company Nexon". Brickset.com. Retrieved 2020-06-24.

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