Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Launched on June 22, , it was just the. I have recently resigned my “real job” in order to fully concentrate on the new generation of Brickmania kits and instructions. With a family to. Hello! I’m looking to trade for Brickmania Instructions. I’ll trade for anything, but here are my preferred models I’m looking for: Mark A.

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That’s probably legal or situated squarely in a gray area, but not morally acceptable. There is such a thing as doctrine of first sale, which states that if insttuctions purchased a set from you, they are also allowed to resell it. I also would never condone buying your kits, and creating and subsequently selling models from your instructions.

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You can stop reading and ignore everything below if this isn’t the case. The exception being posting of images of models derived from my kits and instructions on personal web blogs and galleries. Playing with Lego bricks is one of my foremost passions in life, but doing Brickmania kits also involves endless hours of just plain work. Instructions in this volume are: Some people expect your no longer a active seller so they may try to take advantage of that.

I really hate to see that happen. I am not a lawyer, just an avid collector of “intellectual property” information, but even if I was, actions aren’t absolutely legal or illegal until a court of law says they are on a case-by-case basis, so don’t take anything I say to be legal advice or to be binding.

I’ve only just now decided to speak up because the number of people bootlegging my stuff has shot up considerably in recent months.


You can appeal to the community to purchase only from you which may work, and which it seems you are doingyou can ask others nicely to not resell the kits once they’ve purchased it from you and refuse to continue to sell to known offenders though that actually is not legal in all juristictions, so ask a lawyer!

While I appreciate that my models and name have become marketable items, I do not appreciate that other people are using them to make money without sending me royalties, let alone bothering to ask my permission. The wide open plains of Ukraine and Russia were ideal tank country, with which most of the battles were waged. I think you’re totally right in asking people to follow those guidelines, and I hope things will solve soon. I’ve got your building instructions DVD. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

Once someone buys my kit they are free to resell it on eBay, donate it to a museum, break it up for parts, toss it in the trash or instrkctions they like. Operation Barbarossa – Building Instructions Reference: This book contains complete full-color, step-by-step building instructions for 13 German and Russian military models from World War II.

Building instructions for the construction of brickmsnia own T 85mm Tank. Thanks for the clarification, brickmania, and thanks for not taking my comments the wrong way.

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Hey there Brickmania, sorry to hear that people are taking credit for your work. Posted June 7, edited. In other words it is not OK to use my instructions—even if paid for them—to recreate my designs for resale. Every time I saw that “designed by a fan” tag on I thought about how cool that would be if it happened to me. EDIT – Hope that didn’t sound rough Thanks for trusting Eurobricks as a place to get word to the community. If there is anything we can do to help out, let us know.


Best of luck nipping this thing in the bud! Sadly there are some people are manufacturing their own versions of my models and copying my instructions for resale.

Permission is granted to make a backup brickmanka printout of my instructions for personal use only. You are only buying the shown Building instructions and NOT the displayed set! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. That’s not only against the law, but I find such actions to be morally reprehensible.

Sign in Already have an account? Already have an account? I’ve seen a lot of that going on with custom decals and most recently, people stealing pictures of entire MOCs to claim as their own in contests.

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Thanks for sharing this notice. In this case I politely ask that credit be given for my design and a link provided back to http: This set contains small parts and is not intended for childern under 3 years.

Sorry to hear that this is happening because you where actually one of the Lego heros of my childhood. It was and still is one of my goals. However, what I’m saying is that once the kit and instructions leave your hands, you no longer have a say in what happens to those items.

That seems quite serious, who has been selling these?