Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

K-hatch has a number of great minilanders from horror movies, some of which I've previously blogged. This year, Shawn of the Dead, the Fly and the Phantom of the Opera have been added to the cast of characters.

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Friday, October 30, 2009


Sappy moose tree is now the spider lady. Here is a pic from this year's Halloween decor at Legoland California.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The most sincere pumpkin patch in all of Legoland

Nathan0525 shows us this pumpkin patch from this year's Legoland decor.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brick or treat

Every year Legoland decorates for Halloween. Sappymoosetree shares this photo of a costume party.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Edulyoung and Sun-wan Kim have made an awesome diorama using a different technique. They've mixed the old Homemaker heads with Miniland-style building. I've got one of those old big round heads in my collection from my very first set back in the mid-70's - I'm going to have to dig that out and give this a try. Via Fascinating LEGO Model of the Day.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Jordan's Disneyland - MinilandBricks edition

It looks like Jordan Schwartz is writing an article for an upcoming issue of BrickJournal focused on Disneyland.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Some Sandlug member (or members) brought these three minilanders to a recent meeting. Would the real builder please stand up?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy birthday

It looks like Michael made this birthday gift for Yuriko.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

If everybody had an ocean ...

Brickbaron presents a MOC inspired by the Best of the Beach Boys.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hometown heroes

Last month Legoland California honored Park View Little League baseball team from Chula Vista California (about 45 miles from Legoland), who had recently won the Little League World Series. The team got a banner made of LEGO and LEGO baseballs for each of the kids, but perhaps the coolest bit was that the team members got included into the Miniland display in the park. So park visitors can see four-inch baseball players celebrating their victory. More details can be found in articles here and here. The photo is by John Koster, staff photographer for the North County Times.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Nathan Proudlove presents Archie and his gang. We get Betty, Veronica, Reggie, and everyone's favorite Jughead. What, no Mr. Weatherbee?

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Comic shop

A while back, Mariann posted her comic book shop on her blog, Model Building Secrets. This was one of the things she built when she was applying for a job at Legoland. I think you can see why she was hired.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009


Sean Kenney was commissioned by the New York Stock Exchange, and came up with this 3-foot tall facade. Pay close attention to the statues near the top. Via Fascinating LEGO Model of the Day.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Start

One of the MOCs on display at BrickCon was Max, from Where the Wild Things Are.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Miniland Florida?

According to this article, Merlin Entertainment, who operate the Legoland parks around the world, are negotiating with the owners of Cypress Gardens. Cypress Gardens is (was) a recently-closed theme park near Disneyworld. So the implication is that there may be plans underway to open the next Legoland after Dubai and Malaysia in Florida. Makes a lot more sense than Kansas.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Stephen Colbert

Okay, this has been in all the blogs already, but I would be remiss if I didn't post Tommy Williamson's amazing Colbert Report diorama. The figure is great, but also check out all of the detail work that went into the studio (btw, great microscale ship model on the shelf).

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