Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hoppy April

In honor of Easter, the April build challenge in the Flickr Miniland group was entitled "Hop to it." Submissions included Mariann's Hoppy Easter, SlyOwl's Bouncing Burglar, Lino's Donny Darko and hatgurl's Cow jumping over the moon.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Thank you for the response!

Hi all,

I've gotten an overwhelming response to my previous call for help with running my blogs. If you've already e-mailed me, I'll be contacting you soon. If you've contacted me another way (e.g. leaving a comment on the blog or at Classic-Castle), please drop me a quick e-mail at bricktalesATgmailDOTcom. To all others, I'm still pretty swamped, but look forward to a reinvigoration of these blogs as we bring in fresh bloggers. In the meantime, I'm trying to do daily updates to GodBricks to get that one fully established. So check there for your daily fix of my blogging.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Help! Call for co-bloggers

Okay, I'm in over my head. I get excited about an area and create a framework for that, but now I have four blogs--VignetteBricks, MicroBricks, MinilandBricks and GodBricks--in addition to being an admin at Classic-Castle. Not to mention I'd like to do something on my own LEGO projects now and then. So I'm looking for some co-bloggers for the first three (I'm going to keep GodBricks to myself for a bit until it is fully established). This need not be burdensome - you're already checking Brickshelf, Flickr, MOCpages, etc., when you see a good MOC that's on-topic, post it to the blog. The code is really easy, so don't be concerned about that. I only ask that you try to stay with the same vision of the blog--i.e. if you're helping with MicroBricks, only post microscale creations. Also, this is not just a way to highlight your own stuff, but if you do make something in the theme that you think is good, go ahead and post it. This would probably work best if you're someone I already know from interaction on the various LEGO forums. If I had two or three partners for each blog it would be great. Let me know if you're interested at bricktalesATgmailDOTcom


Monday, April 20, 2009

New blog - GodBricks

Hey all,

I've continued my blog proliferation with a new blog, GodBricks. As with my existing blogs, there will be a specific theme - the overlap of LEGO building and religious themes. Religion has been at the heart of much of the great art and architecture for millenia, and LEGO building is no different. I'm going to try to feature creations such as cathedrals, mosques, minifigs based on religious figures, illustrations of biblical or other stories, etc, from all faith traditions. There will be overlap with my existing blogs, as I have already, for instance, highlighted vignettes of stories from the Book of Mormon, a microscale cathedral, and a miniland-scale Mary and Jesus nativity scene. Please check out GodBricks and let me know what you think. I've also started a related Flickr group, LEGO and God, with the same theme.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Japanese event

Xtcbz has posted pictures from a LEGO event in (presumably) Japan. I recognize a display by the AFOL group Brick Fan Town, but there are also some creations that are definitely by LEGO, presumably including this large miniland display. Does anyone know more about this event - where/when it was and who was involved?

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's a duck blur

While AFOLs in the US were gathering for Brickfest, our Austrian counterparts were celebrating Wunderwelt Modellbau. Doris and Manfred Feichtl brought a wonderful Ducktales layout, with Donald's house and Uncle Scrooge's money bin with all the familiar characters, including the Beagle Boys trying to break in. Photo credit to Brainbike.rider.

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