This is the history of the Largest group on Mocpages The Fellowship of The Brick This History was compiled Michael Kringe, who is an admin of our group. We are presenting this Timeline of our history in celebration, on becoming Mocpages Largest group.
November 2009: The group “Fellowship of the Brick” is founded by Mark Legorski. Group number: 8424. On that day nobody expected that this group would later become one of the most popular and active groups on MOCpages. His first words : “Hey sup, lets try to make this group strong, and not to crumple like mine!”
November 3rd 2009: The first comments about the members in this group. Legorski: “I've invited all the peeps, will continue to do so as I get time, peace!” William: “OK thanks im trying to get people to”
November 5th 2009: First Orc Mischief.
December 2009: The first contest idea comes up The price: Become moderator of “Fellowship of the Brick” (later the idea is cancelled, because there aren’t any contestants)
March 10th 2010: Michael Kringe joins the group and becomes admin (although he had no idea why) The group had less than 25 members at that time.
March 2010: The first successful contest is held. The winner was never announced, although many people think that Blake Baer’s Hobbiton was the best entry.
April 2010: Caleb Blanchet becomes the first moderator of the group.
August 18th 2010. Words that will write history… Michael Kringe: “Don´t worry! I have invited every LOTR builder I know! Now our group will grow”
September 5th 2010: “The Fellowship of The Brick's Group Effort LOTR Comic”. The plan is to make a LOTR Trilogy comic. Every chapter is created by a different member. A group is founded, the project itself gets never started though.
September 15th 2010: 100 members! ( “Fellowship of the Brick” is now the biggest LOTR group.)
October 3rd 2010: Mark Legorski deleted his account. The group is shocked. Athanasios Lazarou becomes the next admin.
October 2010: Three new moderators are chosen to make the group more active: Mythical Creator (Caleb Robinson), Captain Connor Patterson and Thomas. Other candidates are Firn! and Gondabuggan Hicburry.
October 16th 2010: Against the rules the new member Ed Adlam starts the non-LOTR topic “yoshi fans CUTE!!!!!”, which is the topic with the longest name in this group until now.
October 18th 2010: Mark Legorski is back and is invited to the group. A few weeks later he deletes his account again.
November 2010: Alex Cal joins the group. The group is now 1 year old
November 7th 2010: “ Fav. LOTR quotes”, a topic created by Cuttlefish
November 8th 2010: Orc Mischief 2 is created
November 9th 2010: “Gullum's deadly cave of riddles” is created by Captain Connor Patterson.
November 15th 2010: Athanasios Lazarou starts with the topic “Gandalf’s House of Time”. It’s a game about the history of Middle-Earth.
November 16th 2010: New topic: “Getting known”. What do you think you are on a 1-5 scale on Mocpages?
December 2010: The member LEGO Lord finds out about first Hobbit/LOTR set rumors when he read a small line in the Harry Potter video game.
January 29th 2011: Extended group homepage. Michael Kringe adds the merit/demerit-system. A similar system was used in the group “Star Wars LEGO Creations” the first time.
March 20th 2011: Ian Spacek comes up with the idea of a huge LOTR contest named “LOTR Trilogy Contests”. The contest is sponsored by “The Fellowship of the Brick” and becomes the most successful LOTR contest until then.
April 1st 2011: Admiral Mirage: “What is LOTR?” Michael Kringe (forgot that it was April Fools): “Lord of the Rings”
April 4th 2011: The first “Finish the Story” thread.
April 19th 2011: 300 members!
May 7th 2011: “LEGO for Everyone” is a project to help poor children in hospitals who don’t have any LEGOs
May 19th 2011: Another “Orc Mischief 2” is created. It is active for almost 2 years.
May 28th 2011: Second MOD Election (the first official one): Aidan Flynn, Mark Murphy, Aidan Moon and Ian Spacek are the new moderators. (They replace Caleb Blanchet who has become inactive and Connor Patterson who deleted his account)
May 28th 2011: the first Hurt and Heal created by Aidan Moon. The game was played the first time in the group Star Wars Minifigures founded by Harry 863. The rules are still very simple and there is no health limit, so when a character is on 100 it is impossible to hurt him. The game is about all the main characters in LOTR.
May 31st 2011: “Name the Quote” is a famous topic created by Mr. Viking.
June 5th 2011: The first picture link is created: it is a Balrog image and says “Fellowship of the Brick -Click here to join us”.
June 9th 2011: The popular topic “Lord of the Rings Set Ideas” is created.
June 19th 2011: Hurt and Heal: The first Age.
June 20th 2011: 400 members!
June 22th 2011: “Finish the Quote” is another popular game created by Aidan Flynn.
June 27th 2011: “One Brick to rule them all”. A text by The Essence of Randomness, which is later added to the group homepage.
July 2nd 2011: The Essence of Randomness is the first Member of the Month.
July 12th 2011: The advice-topic “Ask the Admins” is created by Michael Kringe. Although it says “Admins”, everyone is allowed to give an answer, if they know.
July 13th 2011: “Quiz: World of Middle Earth”. Today this topic is still one of our most popular games.
July 22th 2011: Hurt and Heal II (about the main characters that weren't in the first one)
July 25th 2011: The Fellowship of the Brick's group photo project. Every admin and mod creates a member of the Fellowship and together they're posted on the group homepage.
July 28th 2011: the group name is changed to “The Fellowship of the Brick”.
August 5th 2011: The List of Honor (A list of all Members of the Month) is created.
August 19th 2011: Second official MOD Election: Aidan Flynn and Caleb Robinson are replaced by Matthew Murphy, Mr. Viking and Bailey Joseph.
August 27th 2011: “The Fellowship of the Brick” has a new group admin: Athansios Lazarou is replaced by Thomas, the oldest active moderator.
October 27th 2011: 500 members!
October 30th 2011: Hurt and Heal III (The Hobbit)
November 2011: The group is 2 years old
November 2nd 2011: General Conversation 2
November 22th 2011: Michael Kringe begins to show the whole story of the HOBBIT in a story MOC series and adds them to the group.
December 1st 2011: Sam Aiello creates the famous “Who is it?” topic. Like the Quiz of Middle-Earth thread and the Orc Mischief 2 the first topic is active for more than 2 years.
December 15th 2011: Hurt and Heal IV (important characters we haven’t used yet)
January 20th 2012: 600 members!
February 2012: The group photo is changed from the old Balrog image to a picture of the official LEGO LOTR Fellowship
March 10th 2012: 3rd official MOD Election: Shy Guy and Silent Ranger are the new moderators (they replace Ian Spacek and Matthew Murphy). Thomas is demoted back to moderator. (Another candidate is future mod Link Stopani alias Chris)
March 10th 2012: First HOBBIT Countdown topic - 278 days to wait.
March 11th 2012: 2nd official Admin Election. The candidates are Aidan Moon, Mr. Viking and Mark Murphy.
March 18th 2012: Mark Murphy is the new group admin.
March 29th 2012: “LEGO Purchases” is a topic where you can write something about the new legos you got.
May 3rd 2012: A flagcounter is added to the homepage
May 18th 2012: Aidan Moon starts a Story-MOC series about the LOTR sig figs of all FOB members who were interested.
April 5th 2012: Hurt and Heal V (About the villains)
April 21th 2012: The first “Middle-Earth Championships” are successfully hold. The winner: Gimli
April 23th 2012: General Conversation 3
May 9th 2012: Hurt and Heal VI (About hobbits)
May 12th 2012: 700 members!
June 1st 2012: 4th official MOD Election: Jackson Williams and Justin M are the new mods and replace Shy Guy(Sam) and Bailey Joseph.
June 7th 2012: Hurt and Heal VII (About Men)
June 21th 2012: 800 members!
July 28th 2012: Hurt and Heal VIII (About Dwarves)
August 1st 2012: 900 members!
August 2nd 2012: General Conversation 4
August 30th 2012: 1000 members! 1000 Members Celebration
September 5th 2012: Hurt and Heal IX (About Elves)
September 8th 2012: 5th official MOD Election. Monsterlego wins the election and replaces Silent Ranger. Other candidates are future mods Caleb, David and Chris(Link Stopani)
September 12th 2012: 1100 members!
October 18th 2012: Hurt and Heal X (About women)
November 2012: The group is 3 years old
November 13th 2012: “Quiz: World of Middle Earth 2” is created by Thomas. It’s still active today.
November 27th 2012: “Never Ending Story 2” is created by David.
November 30th 2012: Hurt and Heal XI (About animals)
November 30th 2012: MOD Election: One of the oldest moderators of our group, Mr. Viking, resigns, and David takes his position as moderator.
December 6th 2012: Ian Spacek comes up with the idea of the first Middle Earth Lego Olympics. The contest is sponsored by “The Fellowship of the Brick” and the admins helped Ian with the plan. Later Ian’s contest becomes the biggest LOTR contest that had ever been held here on MOCpages.
December 7th 2012: 1200 members!
December 12th 2012: “HOBBIT Movie Convo” created by Monsterlego , is the official topic for discussions about the first Hobbit movie.
December 16th 2012: Second HOBBIT Countdown topic - 361 days to wait.
January 1st 2013: General Conversation 5
January 11th 2013: Hurt and Heal XII (About the first Hobbit movie)
February 1st 2013: The popular topic “New Set Pictures” is created by David FNJ
February 23rd 2013: Chris(Link Stopani) becomes moderator and replaces Jackson Williams.
February 23rd 2013: Hurt and Heal XIII (About locations and places in Middle-Earth)
April 5th 2013: 7th official MOD election: Caleb becomes moderator. Another candidate is top member Evan Botkin/Beardless Dwarf. The founder of the first Hurt and Heal in this group, Aidan Moon, resigns unexpectedly. Everybody is shocked about his decision. Later Aidan deletes his account.
April 8th 2013: Hurt and Heal XIV (About different species in Middle-Earth)
April 13th 2013: General Conversation 6
April 18th 2013: “Orc Mischief 3” is created by Evan Botkin.
April 24th 2013: “Official LOTR Minifigures: Debate”, a topic by The Timinater!.
April 26th 2013: 1300 members!
June 6th 2013: “Lego Purchases 2”, created by Finn tegotash replaces the old topic.
June 7th 2013: Hurt and Heal XV (About Valar and Maiar)
July 7th 2013: 1400 members!
July 19th 2013: “The Fellowship of the Brick” is MOCpages’ second largest group
July 24th 2013: Hurt and Heal XVI (About kings)
August 11th 2013: 1500 members!
September 4th 2013: We found out about another group with the name “The Fellowship of the Brick”.
September 13th 2013: Hurt and Heal XVII (About Rohirrim)
October 9th 2013: General Conversation 7
October 15th 2013: 1600 members!
October 25th 2013: “Who is it 2?” is created by Lee Muzzy.
November 2013: The group is 4 years old
November 10th 2013: Hurt and Heal XVIII (About Gondorians)
November 15th 2013: “never ending story III” is created by sam the first
December 5th 2013: Ian Spacek’s second MELO comes into planning and is again sponsored by “The Fellowship of the Brick” and judged by members of the Fellowship.
December 11th 2013: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Reviews” is the official conversation about the second Hobbit movie.
December 13th 2013: “The Hobbit: There and Back Again Countdown” - 367 days to go
January 1st 2014: First Election in the new year: Lee Muzzy becomes moderator (he replaces Monsterlego)
January 5th 2014: A new game, “LOTR/Hobbit Anagram/mixed up word game” is created by the new mod Lee Muzzy.
January 7th 2014: The helpful thread “Promote Your Creations/Groups Here”, where everyone gets comments on their creations and members in their groups, is created by Mark Murphy.
January 12th 2014: Hurt and Heal XIX (About characters from Desolation of Smaug)
January 26th 2014: 1700 members!
February 1st 2014: General Conversation 8
February 22nd 2014: 1800 members!
March 15th 2014: Hurt and Heal XX (About the winners of all the other Hurt and Heals)
April 2014: The Fellowship of the Brick is now 4 ½ years old.
April 2nd 2014: 1900 members!
April 6th 2014: The planning of the “2000 Members Celebration” begins. Wolverine/Bill Daniels creates a group for it
April 15th 2014: 2000 members!
April 22nd, 2014, 5:07 pm: The Fellowship of the Brick is now MOCpages’ largest group!
May 18, 2014, 8:48 am: Middle earth Championships V is completed, Gil-Galad is the winner!
May 22, 2014: The Fellowship has 2100 members!
June 10, 2014, 4:04 pm The 2000 vignettes challenge is starting. The fellowship begins the attempt to make 2000 vignettes in one year, in celebration of having 2000 members
June 13, 2014, 12:56 am Lee Muzzy begins the First Speed hurt and heal the subject is on characters from the fellowship.
June 25, 2014, 8:20 am Noel Peterson creates the LOTR mix and match game. Noel says "The idea for this game is pretty simple. You take two words from Lotr or The Hobbit, and you split them in half and combine them (the words can be people or locations.)"
June 25, 2014, 11:08 am Middle earth Championships VI is completed, Beorn is the winner.
July 17, 2014, 7:01 am Michael Kringe Begins the LOTR word association thread, The game is a simple and is played by one person giving a word and another person responding with a word that he associates with the first word.
July 22, 2014, 8:37 pm Speed Hurt and heal II is completed Shadowfax is the winner
July 26, 2014, 4:55 am Middle earth Championships VII is completed Peregrin Took is the winner!!
July 31, 2014, 1:10 pm General Conversation thread IX is created. every one loves conversation!
August 7, 2014, 8:56 am Speed Hurt and heal III is completed the winner is Gandalf the wight.
August 7, 2014, 1:48 pm The “who is it?” 3 thread is created by Sean-Thomas Mahoney
August 11, 2014, 6:52 am the fellowship has 2222 members!!!
August 17, 2014, 8:59 am Speed Hurt and Heal IV is finished. Bard is the winner.
August 30, 2014, 6:43 am War in the North" by Joel Tyer wins The First ever Moc of the Week!! In which one moc from all the 2000 vignettes entered in the week before is chosen by the members to be that weeks Moc of the Week. The picture is put on the home page.
September 2, 2014, 5:31 am Speed Hurt and Heal V Is completed. Gil-Galed is the winner.