Thursday, July 31, 2008

Life after Legoland

Mariann Asanuma is a former Model Builder from Legoland California. Last year she left to become a freelance model builder (hmm, oddly her Legoland page is still there). She's written a book called How to Build a Round Ball with Square Bricks! and you can contact her to commission a model. Here's her Brickshelf gallery for more of her work, including this snowman.



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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where's the fire?

James Lee has a fire brigade at miniland scale. The engine is a 1970s Dennis F109 from London Fire Brigade.



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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Come tumbling down

You don't see miniland scale mixed with fig scale very often. Here Nick Dean uses miniland building for a statue that's being pulled down in the context of announcing a RAMM building contest (follow the link for more on that). Thanks to the Brothers-Brick for the heads-up.



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Sunday, July 27, 2008

C'mon in, the water's fine

I just noticed there are pools on Flickr for Legoland California, Lego Land California, Legoland Parks and Legoland Germany. There's also a section of Brickshelf for LEGOLAND® Parks.



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Friday, July 25, 2008

Instrumental

Ochre Jelly presents a set of instruments that are pretty much at miniland scale.



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Boy

Steven Goodwin made this boy.



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Monday, July 21, 2008

The force is strong with this one

Last year at Star Wars Celebration IV, Gary McIntire displayed this Luke.



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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Details from Denmark

There are so many great galleries out there of images from the various Legoland parks. Liz Castro has this gallery from Billund.


There's so much going on in this market. Be sure to check the large version of the image so you can see the details.


I really love the detail in the stonework here, which really illustrates what you can achieve at this scale. Be sure to check out the large image so you can see how it's done.


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Sunday, July 13, 2008

A bit of business

A couple of years ago LEGO sold controlling interest in the Legoland parks to the Blackstone Group, whose division Merlin Entertainments operates several amusement parks and other attractions, mostly in Europe. They've also got a significant partnership with Dubai International Capital, which is probably related to the planned next Legoland park in Dubai. Anyway, surfing around I found a forum on Merlin theme parks, which includes threads on the Legoland parks.



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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Blast from the past

Reto Geiger found a 20 year old guide to Legoland Billund.




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Friday, July 11, 2008

Dubai!

Finally, a couple of months ago LEGO announced that the next Legoland theme park will open in Dubai in 2011. Here's some more information. Here's Legoland California's Eric Hunter with the Burj Dubai (photo from the LA Times article, credited to Legoland).



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Over to Germany

The next stop on our tour is Legoland Deutschland in Gunzburg, Germany. Thanks to Roscop for the gallery.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ship shape

Continuing our journey around the world, Kevinboy93 has a nice gallery of images from Legoland Billund.




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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Young man, there's no need to feel down

It's fun to stay at the YMCA. Dr. Sinister has a gallery of images from Legoland Windsor, including what seems to be an Elvis convention.




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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Row, row, row your bricks

Summer is the perfect time to visit one of the Legoland parks. Theroguerook has a great gallery of images from Legoland California, including this rowing crew.



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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Display

Several of Lino Martins' MOCs have been on display at a LEGO store for the past month.



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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Steve Bishop's George Washington and Abe Lincoln would like to wish you a happy Fourth of July.



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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dynomite!

Lino Martins follows through from his earlier sneak peak with an awesome '71 Caddy Eldorado.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Let's go to the beach

Fallentomato brings us a couple of scenes that I'm pretty sure are from a LEGO store in Chicago.




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