As I have whinged and moaned about before on these pages, this year I started at medical school, and it was a whole new ballgame in terms of free time and financial situation. Unfortunately this has affected this website drastically and it has been disappointing both to me personally and to other people who gave it their time and attention.
Now it’s come to the point where I can no longer afford to pay the hosting costs for the site, and I can’t ask for any help since I do no work on it, and can’t guarantee I will be able to in the future. It’s not really fair to the site to leave it dragging on in its current moribund state.
Sadly this means that Bricks Down Under will be turned off in the next 2 or 3 weeks unless there’s anyone out there who wants to rescue it from death row.
I really believe this site has great potential. I know there are a lot of people out there who are very keen on LEGO in Australia, both in terms of the product and shopping information, and also just building a community of Aussie LEGO fans. I also get a lot of emails from regular non-AFOL folks who have just stumbled across it and are looking for information on events or where they can find a certain set. I was making a bit of money last year via commissions and advertising as well.
So if you are keen to take over the site and bring it to its full potential, please drop me a line at emily at bricksdownunder.com. I would love to see it go to a good home as I have put a lot of love into it back in the day. You can have the domain name and code, but you would need to find new web hosting as its current home is getting shut down.
I really want to say a big thank you to everyone who has been a part of the site, especially the regular forum users and contributors. Running BDU was a lot of fun for me, and I hope it can continue in some form or another. Keep on building!