Imperium der Steine
On September 19th 2006 the website www.imperiumdersteine.de was brought into being by Herman Terhorst in order to offer German LEGO fans a place to discuss their hobby with fellow enthusiasts. The forum supports this with a wide variety of different areas:
– Discussions about the company, their concepts and new products are being held.
– Members put their MOCs on display to get feedback, critique and compliments. Furthermore experienced builders shed light on their building techniques and provide tips and tricks to improve MOCs.
– Wanting ads, classifieds and swap offers can be put up to get hold of required parts or desired sets.
– The numerous meetings and gatherings as well as the big exhibitions in places such as the LEGOLAND Günzburg or the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Oberhausen are planned here.
Besides the forum there are private albums for the members where they can display their collection, their building space or self-built models. Furthermore there is a well-frequented chat that offers real-time conversations and discussions with other fans.
Thanks to the rising member count and therefore the broadened interests the forum changed from a website solely dedicated to Star Wars to a more general LEGO forum. Nowadays discussions and models on subjects such as Lord of the Rings, Superheroes but also City and Castle also prove to be popular amongst the members.