A Cautionary Note about Bricklyn’s History

by Walt Brickman, Editor, The Bricklyn Eagle

Early on in the course of this blog about Bricklyn, Vermont, we need to add a cautionary note for you who are reading this:

Bricklyn’s history is changeable and fluid.

As with any blog or web site, all you have to do is hit the “publish” button and you can change what’s been written. There’s no limit to how many times you can republish what has been posted. It’s a power that’s almost too easy to use — and most people will not even realize that what they’ve been reading has been changed. So, yes, Bricklyn’s history, and the “facts” you read about Bricklyn, may well change over time.

LEGO philosopher David Kahn has written that building with LEGO calls to mind the Buddhist value of impermanence, and the “unavoidable realization that reality is in a perpetual state of change.” So too is the LEGO City of Bricklyn. “LEGO, Impermanence, and Buddhism,” in LEGO and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick By Brick (2017 John Wiley & Sons; Edited by Sondra Bacharach and Roy T. Cook.), p. 194. Read excerpt from essay.

Why shouldn’t we be able to change things? As we learn more about Bricklyn and it, we want to be able to correct past errors or inconsistencies. Or, maybe we’ve just come up with a better, or more interesting, story line. Or, maybe Bricklyn itself has changed! ✥