2015 Year In Review

It’s officially 2016! The start of a new year is always a good time to look back and reflect on the year passed. Here’s our brief look back at 2015.

2015 Year In Review

It was a busy year
Bricking Around had huge growth through 2015. In terms of views and visitors it was the biggest year ever. The busiest day of the year was September 16th. The most popular post that day was September 2015 Sale Price Comparison.

So many sales
There were 345 post in 2015 and 151 of those were in the “sales” category. While you’d expect that most of the sales would occur in July for the mid-year toy sales, it was actually September that was the busier month for sales.

The Bricking Around community
There were 1203 comments posted in 2015. That doesn’t include all of the Facebook comments, likes, retweets and emails. You people are the best and Bricking Around would be nothing without you.

Somewhere else…
Even with so many retail sales the Australian online LEGO store was still the busiest outbound link on the site. This may be due to some great exclusives being released in 2015.

The second highest outbound link was Big W, with Target coming in third.

Thank you all for visiting Bricking Around, and here’s to a great 2016

7 Responses to 2015 Year In Review

  1. Murphy says:

    Sooo.. is anyone experiencing wacky prices on the lego site at the moment? There couldn’t be worse timing. Clearly it is a glitch an non-intentional, but it isn’t a uniform increase either – i.e. Firehouse HQ is $622.21 instead of $499.99 (increase of ~24.5%) and Brick Bank $290.25 instead of $249.99 (increase of 16%), clearly these are odd figures and are not intentional – perhaps they are direct conversions of another currency. Something Michael may find interesting, but I am not going to use his resources, which have been truly amazing with all the info he provided this past year. I am hesitant to order though – clearly they would fix u the difference, but I haven’t experience this before, and regardless you are getting charged the full amount (or at least funds being held) upon ordering. But I am also hesitant to wait.. hmm, what to do.. Anyone know how that would work? Seems like a bit of a headache for them to fix up, hopefully its just a simple case of them freeing up the difference in held funds and the invoice reflect the correct price….

    Yes – I’ve go ton a tangeant from Michael’s post, apologies! I was just looking forward to a couple of these new sets

    • Michael says:

      I did post about this earlier today, on my phone so don’t have a link. A few people mentioned in the comments that LEGO is working on the issue.

  2. Murphy says:

    *note to self* Do grammar-check before clicking ‘post’.

  3. Murphy says:

    oh wow, how did i not see that – thank you. Mustn’t have refreshed the page. Thanks for all your amazing work

  4. Monty says:

    Interesting that Target came in second as the majority of comments always seem to go on the Myer sales (and I must admit I tend to purchase there as you also get points)and they seem to have more exclusives than Target, so I found that really interesting. Big W I expected as they often have already marked down prices- though generally less exclusives – but they did have a couple of the really big sets.

    Is the 1023 comments more than last year (just curious – bit of a stats fan).
    It seems that there may be two UCS Star Wars sets this year, so it will be interesting to see who gets the exclusives – I am certainly hoping Myer gets the HQ and they will definitely get the Bank. I find the Ferris Wheel at David Jones frustrating, as they ‘seem’ to have less sales and cetainly harder to get online when those sales do appear.

    Let us hope 2016 is another great year of Lego sales, as some of the ‘must have’ sets will be costly without it ! I already have 6 definite sets on my ‘wanted’ list !

    Thanks Michael for all your hard work, and I hope you and your family have a great new year.

    Signed
    A committed reader of your blog :)

    • Michael says:

      2014 had 493 comments, so it was a bit of an increase. Hopefully it can increase as much in 2016. The first half is looking pretty good.

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