Secondary LEGO marketplace BrickLink has confirmed that no data has been compromised in a recent ‘cyber incident’, and the site is once again fully operational.
Earlier this week, BrickLink – which is now owned by the LEGO Group – suspended transactions from non-EU sellers to EU buyers, and non-UK sellers to UK buyers, citing a ‘cyber incident’ experienced by one of the platform’s partners. To protect users’ data while it investigated a solution, BrickLink temporarily blocked data sharing to the partner in question.
The BrickLink team has now posted an update to the site’s home page, declaring that everything is effectively back to normal. “We now know that no BrickLink data has been compromised, and therefore, all systems are up and running again,” the statement reads. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
That means BrickLink is once again a viable source of sets, minifigures and individual elements from independent sellers, complementing the LEGO Group’s in-house Pick-a-Brick service. So, yes, the nightmare was mercifully short-lived: you can now buy LEGO again.
No rejected LEGO Ideas sets, though, as we’re still waiting to find out when the third round of the BrickLink Designer Program will kick off. Given sets from the first round of crowdfunding have been in the hands of backers for a while now, fingers crossed the next (and final) round isn’t too far away.