Monday, August 17, 2009

Here's a small Capoeira scene I made a few years ago. The girl doing the cartwheel is me (Model Gal) and the guy is my Capoeira Mestre Elias Fonseca.

Elias is holding a berimbau and there is an atabaque (drum) in front.

If you don't know what Capoeira is, its a combination of martial arts, gymnastics, and dance from Brazil. I've been doing it for many years.

You can read more about it at Model Building Secrets' Blog.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mixing scales

You don't see miniland mixed with fig scale very often, but Cuahchic uses miniland technique well in this statue of Robert the Bruce.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Hinckley's Miniland Gallery

Mark Larson (aka Hinckley, of eurobricks fame) recently began a job as a model builder for Legoland parks. He's got a flickr gallery showing off some of his latest work, much of it miniland. Be sure to check out the rest of the gallery, but here is a small sample:

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

World's leaders meet at Legoland

I just ran across this. Last March, when the G20 leaders were meeting in London, they also met in Legoland Windsor.

I'm too lazy to go through and figure out which leader each fig represents (okay, the blond woman is Germany's Chancellor Merkel), but here are Gordon Brown and Barack Obama.

And what world summit is complete without a protest, here as the leaders are assembling outside of 10 Downing Place.

Gotta love those British Master Builders. It seems like they do more of these little changing Easter eggs than some of the other parks (e.g. I know they regularly sprinkle in different Dr. Who characters, and I've seen pics from Windsor of Star Wars and Spider-Man characters making appearances). Of course, California did that huge display of the Obama inauguration. BTW, all photo credits to China A2Z News.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Goin' for a walk

Mario man3138 tried his hand at miniland with this child.

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