About Us

Outside the Brick is a small, family company dedicated to helping kids think outside the brick by being a resource for new building techniques and ideas.  Brick building goes far beyond pre-packaged sets with instructions – it can launch kids to new heights by helping them explore their imaginations and bringing them to life.

Outside the Brick was founded as an offshoot from an online LEGO® club for homeschoolers hosted at CurrClick.com.  This club was started in January of 2011 with a humble number of members and has since grown to become the largest (and only!) online     LEGO® Club with 12,000 members worldwide.

This blog’s purpose is to provide a place for brick builders to meet new friends, read the latest  LEGO® news, share their builds with other builders……all fun for brick lovers of all ages, but it gets better!  This blog will also feature monthly mini-builds and challenges as well as contests!

So, stay tuned and watch for more posts!  Also, don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Who runs Outside the Brick?

Roni Bergerson is the owner of Outside the Brick.  She has been a homeschooling mom for 12 years and has a passion for LEGO® bricks and elements which naturally progressed into this blog.  Many years in the homeschooling community has shown her the many ways LEGO®  bricks and elements can be harnessed to educate today’s children. Roni has spent many years working with homeschool students and loves to share her passion for homeschooling and LEGO®  bricks and elements with other homeschooling families.

Outside the Brick Statement of Philosophy

Many, many volunteer hours and much talent went into this creation of this site and the listings of resources to be made available free of charge to the homeschool community.  This site was approached from a non-faith based perspective and, as such, will contain multiple worldviews and content from a wide variety of sources.  We appreciate and uphold the right and responsibility of every family to educate their children as they see fit and we have provided this site as a tool for families to use in their homeschool.  We acknowledge that not every family will use every resource available and may not even agree with every resource listed on this site.  Thank you for understanding and we hope this site provides a helpful resource for your family.

Outside the Brick Disclaimer

Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. We receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links. These links make it possible to pay for costs associated with this site and make it possible for us to continue to provide this resource. Occasionally we receive products in exchange for a review or giveaway post.However, all opinions expressed on this site are our own entirely and we only suggest products, sites or resources that we use, believe in or have thoroughly reviewed and find potentially beneficial to our readers.

Outside the Brick Privacy Policy

When you visit Outside the Brick, you do so anonymously. We may log your IP address to help us see which parts of the website people like to visit. We do not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information. Like many other websites and applications, we may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about users use the site.

Information that is collected is used to make the website better for our users, to add content and features that will be useful for our readers, to alert you about new resources, products and/or deals.

We offer a newsletter that readers can subscribe to which requires a valid email address upon subscription.  We will never sell, rent or share your email address with any other party.  Your email address will only be used to send you newsletters and other emails specially created for our readers.

This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for and shall not have any liability arising from the privacy practices or the content of other websites or apps.

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We value your comments and opinions. If you have questions, comments or a complaint about compliance with this Privacy Policy you may contact us outsidethebrick@gmail.com.