Dissertation: Lego Collectors Tool

I’m going to start blogging about my dissertation project that I’ll be working on throughout my final year of university, it will be an online site for Lego collectors to use to keep track of the Lego bricks and pieces that they have, to start off I had to write a short project brief:

This project will provide LEGO collectors with an online tool that allows them to monitor and organise their LEGO collections and find information on available LEGO bricks in a database.

The site will provide a catalogue of LEGO bricks to which registered users can add new LEGO bricks and pieces to the catalogue, non registered visitors to the site will be able to view the catalogue but will not be able to edit it.

A registered user of the site will have their own account where they can save a record of all the LEGO pieces from the catalogue that they own, which they can edit at any time. The site will count how many of each brick the user has in each colour.

The site will also have records of LEGO sets. When logged in, the user can click to see if they have all the LEGO bricks required to make the set by clicking a button which will compare the set list and the list of bricks in their account.

Registered users will also be able to post lists of LEGO bricks that they want to buy and bricks that they would like to sell, other users can view these lists and make offers to that user.


Time permitting I hope to add more featured to the site also, as well as designing a user interface that is attractive and easy to navigate around.


Custom Blog CSS

I’ve finally got round to buying a custom CSS upgrade for this blog, after playing around with the themes for months trying to find one I liked.

Let me know if anything looks strange!

"Moustache Too Big For Your Face"

Today was commemoration day at school, I went since I was sent an invitation – meaning I had an award to pick up. We avoided the church service beforehand by hiding in the car and then mingling in with everyone else when they walked back from the church. I then sat in the hall with Sarah M and Jenny Lane, who has torn her ligaments after falling off her horse, and being threatened by the hospital to take her crutches back when she’s better.

I got the award for IT and Computing (despite not begin one of the computer geeks) which included £15 book tokens, which is cool, I like books, also if I don’t spend them I can put them towards all the books I’m going to have to buy at uni. Also because my award was in memory of a former student who died whilst at university I got an extra award – its a big shield with my name on it, that I guess I’ll have to return next year and a little shield to keep. The computing women who gave my award and Mrs McCloughlin whose son it was got a bit emotional.
Sarah M got an award for Further Maths and Sarah A got one for begin nominated to get one several times. Sarah M pointed out that Sarah A’s was like the slashie awards in Zoolander.

House and My Name Is Earl was good today, Crabman made me laugh when he was looking into the cats eyes and Earl when he was pissed off for losing to a slutty persian haha.

In other areas one of my brothers fish has died then the other one spent half an hour swimming around the tank to try to find it.

Also sending packages to America is quite reasonable, I went to the post office to send a CD to Alicia £1.20 it cost, I thought that was quite good.