LEGO collectibles and collecting centres around the popular and iconic toy building bricks invented and pioneered by The LEGO Group.
AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO)
Aside from LEGO’s longstanding child demographic, a community of enthusiasts known as AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) has also grown.
Among the group’s interests are the pursuit of older, classic products by The LEGO Group, technical manuals and LEGO building and even websites which affectionately parody the toy.
Published manuals - which could be said to expand beyond LEGO’s traditional child demographic - include The Unofficial LEGO Builders Guide.
The book was written by AFOL Alan Bedford. He began to first think seriously about the possibility of writing a LEGO-related book after reading and writing about LEGO on the web since 1998.
According to the Guide’s website, it has since sold more than 40,000 copies.
Classic LEGO products
There are a number of resources for LEGO enthusiasts and collectors wishing to acquire old or classic LEGO products.
Among them is the Brickwise database as part of The LUGNET Guide to LEGO® Products. Users can search and browse a database of more than 4,000 LEGO products. The products are ranked into sets, as rated by LUGNET members.
Cool Lego Site of the Week
Cool Lego Site of the Week was an online resource which each week nominated a favourite website uploaded by worldwide fans of LEGO, “showcasing the finest from LEGO fans around the world.” The website was founded by Todd Lehman and discontinued circa 2003.
Among the nominated websites was Bruce’s Homepage – LEGO, by “a Star Wars-loving AFOL”, devoted to recreating popular science fiction franchises such as Star Wars in LEGO.
Duncan McKenzie's Cheese and Lego
This was a website by established McKenzie Comedy Productions Ltd and devoted to all things cheese and LEGO related.