Nicholas Wright has a number of pictures from Legoland (I think California). The park has been decorated for Halloween, including these trick or treaters.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Since some (at least me) may not know the backstory behind Hippotam's chair race, here is the explanation in his own words:
Recently, Poland (and Europe) witnessed on of the most grotesque conflict between Prime Minister and President, nicknamed “plane war” or “chair race”. Both gentelmen fought over who will represent Poland at Brussels EU summit. Until the very begining of the meeting we were not sure who will sit on the chair…
I felt so embarrased that I had to let it out.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
In a similar vein to the dollhouses featured recently, Yvonne Doyle, along with Steven Marshall and Pete Reid, presented this great hospital at the Great Western LEGO Show held by the Brickish Association on October 4 and 5. Via the Brothers Brick.
Friday, October 17, 2008
In looking at Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, I remembered that Janey Cook has an awesome dolls house. Unfortunately there are not a ton of pics online, with only the kitchen and a little of the furniture shown in detail. One little bit I love is the tangle of cords behind the computer desk.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Last installment from Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, the dining room. In particular look at the texture to the paneling on the walls and the pattern on the floor, also the light fixture. I've always thought I would make a dollhouse for my daughter when she got big enough. I used to think I'd do it at fig scale, but now I'm thinking this scale has so many greater opportunities. Hmm, maybe I should start now so it'll be ready in 3 or 4 years.
Monday, October 13, 2008
A cool new trend is the production of limited run exclusive sets as giveaways at the openings of LEGO Stores. Starwars4J was one of the lucky first customers at the new store in Braintree, MA, and got this baseball player. His review (follow the link) includes instructions, so you could make one of these for yourself if you want.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Next up on Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, the living room. More proof that all of those accessories, animals, etc look best at this scale. Great clock. I've seen that green exo-force hair used as a tree at microscale and a lettuce for minifigs, but here it's great as a houseplant. I would have rather seen brickbuilt figs, but in a dollhouse the Belville figs are appropriate.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse is full of so many features that I want to give individual attention to each room. This MOC really shows the type of detail you can get at this scale. First up, the kitchen. One thing this highlights is the reason so many elements always look a little cartoony and outsized in minifigs' hands is that they really belong at this scale (for Scala or Belville). They work perfect here. Some of my favorite build details are the handle on the fridge, the blender, the knobs on the stove, and the detailed legs of that central table.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
This is a month or so old, but Heather LEGO Girl posted an amazing Dollhouse. This won Reserve Grand Champion in the dollhouse category of the Puyallup Fair. Today I'll give the overview, but we'll look into the details of the rooms over the next couple of days. Oh, Heather was also interviewed about this creation on LAML radio, so give that a listen as well. This MOC was on display at BrickCon this past weekend.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This past weekend, while fans in the US were gathering in Seattle, some of our British colleagues were participating in the Great Western Lego show. Ralph Savelsberg (Mad Physicist), Mark Palmer and Ed Diment built several great cars. Some of these have been featured here before and I'll try to get more pictures of the others up soon.
Monday, October 6, 2008
MisaQa also created a number of traditional Japanese hairstyles. As far as I can tell, she hasn't put these to use. I hope she creates a number of miniland scale figures in traditional Japanese dress (hmm, maybe this year's Advent calendar?).