Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sneaking a kiss

Babsy caught a private moment in Legoland Gunzburg.



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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Miniland USA

Jeremy Johnson has a nice photoset from Legoland California.




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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Exterminate!

Tony Newell was at Legoland Windsor and snapped a pic of the rotating Dr. Who exhibit, this time with Davros.



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Monday, August 25, 2008

A small step for miniland

The Flickr Group LEGO Creativity Challenge! is holding Challenge #6 to build a miniland-scale figure. William Ward has the first entry with a classic spaceman.



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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Khobbryant has a nice gallery of images from Legoland California.






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Friday, August 22, 2008

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round

Someone from HKLUG built this bus.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ask Dr. Science

I was hoping we'd get some people to go the miniland route with the Brick Science contest on Reasonably Clever. Takua-777 gives us Gordon Freeman.



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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pwn3d

Classic-Castle is conducting a Checkmate Chess Contest. Most of the entries are minifig variants, but Draugaer has thought out of the box with this blue pawn.



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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Greatest Olympian since Zeus

Recently featured former Legoland Master Model Builder and now free-lance LEGO professional Mariann Asanuma has started a new blog, Modelbuildingsecrets's Weblog. One of her first entries is her creation of Michael Phelps, in honor of his great achievements in Beijing.



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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Samba!

Scandell has built an awesome rendition of the VW Samba-Bus. Though no Miniland-scale figures are present, I can easily see a few hitching a ride in this crazy thing. The attention to detail is fantastic; check out the seats and rear engine!


(Via The Brothers Brick)

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Brick Science Contest

Chris Doyle, of Reasonably Clever is hosting a Brick Science contest and Shane Larson and myself are guest judges. The connection? We're all scientists. That's right, with fancy degrees and everything. Build something inspired by good or evil scientists, real or fictional to win fabulous prizes. Here's Steve Bishop's Professor Hubert Farnsworth for some inspiration.





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Thursday, August 14, 2008

HKLug

Members of HKLug (the Hong Kong LEGO Users Group) have a group display at what seems to be the "Animation Comic Game" convention. The display includes two miniland scale vehicles.




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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gary again

Okay, I'm done for now plumbing the depths of Gary McIntire's photostream for miniland stuff. I'll finish up with his Ariel and boat/card holder.




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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Where do old miniland figs go to die?

Mhuffman caught this picture of retired miniland figures at Legoland California.



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Monday, August 11, 2008

Dreaming of Tosche Station

Last week I blogged a miniland Luke that Gary McIntire brought to Star Wars Celebration IV. In his photostream, he has many more pictures, including the Skywalker homestead, R2-D2 and a father-son reunion.





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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sacre Coeur

I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure this Sacre Coeur in Anatiasyran's Flickr stream is from Legoland Windsor.



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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Builder search

A few days ago I blogged about Gary McIntire and his bid to work at Legoland California. Here's a better shot of his entry in the finals of the Master Builder Search.



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Friday, August 8, 2008

Billund

Fdecomite posted a set of photos from Legoland Billund.





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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Catches thieves just like flies

To be honest, most of these are at the wrong scale to be on this blog, but Tananavalley's Spider-man fits well into Miniland.



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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Building fun

The Ambassador Membership at Legoland California is a lifetime of goodies (though at a pretty steep price - get one for your kid so they can reap the benefits for the next 80 years and the price averages out quite nicely, though). One of the exclusive benefits is an annual building day with the park's Master Model Builders. Jljm is a member, and here are some people he built.



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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Red Circle

This display is, I believe, from the LEGO Imagination Center outside of Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. Thanks to Snowbies for the photo.



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Monday, August 4, 2008

Speed trap

Mad physicist built this hotrod for a Lugnuts challenge.



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Friday, August 1, 2008

Builder focus

Gary McIntire (aka MrGSnot) was a finalist in Legoland's national search for new Master Model Builders. While he didn't win the contest at that time, he later got an opportunity to work there anyway. This article from the Deseret News has some details about life at Legoland (found via ULUG and Based on a True Story)(hey, Nathan, why didn't you post this here?). Below are some Oompa-Loompas Gary built as a gift for another Legoland employee and his finalist entry from the Master Model Builder search.




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