Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Nicholas Wright has a number of pictures from Legoland (I think California). The park has been decorated for Halloween, including these trick or treaters.




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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Absolutely ooky

Kristi of Brick Star notes how much she loves Halloween and shows off some great spooky creations from Legoland California.




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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good to know that our politicians aren't the only embarrassing ones

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.




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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Killt him a bear when he was only three

Mad Physicist presents Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice for the LUGNuts build challenge.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

To Yo Ta

Someone (who?) presented this great Toyota truck at BrickCon.



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Monday, October 20, 2008

What's the fastest way to the hospital?

Jump in front of an ambulance, of course. Check out Steven Marshall's great Bedford Ambulance, that was included in the hospital display shown over the past couple of days.





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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Doll Hospital, take 2

Okay, now let's check out the interior of Yvonne's great hospital.





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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Doll Hospital

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.




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Non-nude ascending a staircase

LegOscar made this man on a staircase.



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Friday, October 17, 2008

Okay, a little more dollhouse

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.





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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Okay, let's man up for a bit

After having this blog dominated by hairdos and dollhouses for a while, it's time for a shot of testosterone. Mad Physicist made this great Impala for the Color me Strange build challenge on Lugnuts.




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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LegOscar the Grouch

Perhaps not the most exciting MOC, but just the sort of realistic detail to put in a Miniland scene: LegOscar made this garbage can.



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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dollhouse, take 6

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.



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Monday, October 13, 2008

Batter up!

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.




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Dollhouse, take 5

Next from Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, the bathroom. Those towelracks are great, and the solution for the toilet paper roll is so much better than the standard white 1x1 cylinder. Cute toy boat in the tub.



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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Porta-Bandeira

Luis Baixinho presents Porta-Bandeira, a figure from Carnival in Brazil.



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Dollhouse, take 4

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.



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Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's a mystery to me

Nathan Proudlove's Mystery Machine won first in Model Team at BrickCon.



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Dollhouse, take 3

Next up on Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, the bedroom. Favorite details here are the large barrel half as a lampshade and the wagon wheel as the seat of the stool. My only quibble is that there's no back to the crib.



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Friday, October 10, 2008

Hey little sister what have you done?

Shawn Snyder showed off big daddy and little sister from the game Bioshock at BrickCon. Thanks to Joe Meno for the photo.



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Dollhouse, take 2

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.



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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The spitting image

Lino Martins showed off brick versions of himself and his girlfriend at BrickCon.




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Dollhouse

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.




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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More cars

Here are a bunch of miniland scale cars on display at BrickCon last weekend. Most of these seem to be by Lino Martins. Thanks to Joe Meno for the photo.



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Korean drama

Edulyoung made a number of scenes from a Korean TV show. Via the Brothers-Brick.





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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The wheels on the car go round and round

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.



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Monday, October 6, 2008

Hair and there

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?).




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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hair, flow it, show it, long as God can grow, my hair

Hmm, not sure if this is a new gallery, but MisaQa has developed a large number of great hairstyles, probably mostly for her .





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Saturday, October 4, 2008

More statues

Here are a couple of additional statues from MisaQa's Juno Garden.




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Friday, October 3, 2008

Statuary

A little while ago a group of great Japanese builders put together a Brick Town Fan group display at the standard fig scale. MisaQa contributed a great Greek-themed Juno Garden, filled with statues built at miniland scale.




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