Thursday, July 30, 2009

Inside tour

Barman went to Legoland Billund for the annual inside tour. He's got a great gallery of pics from their Miniland. BTW, not really relevant to this blog, but it looks like participants got a special limited edition set of Ole Kirk's house.







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Monday, July 27, 2009

Model Shop

Blockparadise got to go on a tour of the Legoland California Model Shop. I love these little glimpses into what the park model builders are doing. I just wish we could see good pics of every one of the models crammed around shelves and workspaces.




BTW, note the miniland scale model of this guy.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Attack of the giant ducks

Yumyumbubblegum proved that ducks play with LEGO, at least at Legoland Windsor.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Begun this [miniland] clone wars is...

I found this over at TBB and must say Ochre Jelly has done it again. This time he takes on the Clone Wars. Some nice action here. And the lightsaber effect is quite interesting . He's got more pictures and figures over at his blog. Its worth a look.



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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Victorian Houses

Rae McCormick has posted some good pictures of the Victorian houses she showed at BrickWorld, including furnished interiors.





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Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy moonday

On this 40th anniversary of the moon landing, let's visit the Kennedy Space Center, via Legoland Windsor. Photo by Dbjorgen.



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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Little and big

Newright created a miniland scale version of his sigfig.



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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

It's that time of year when families go on vacation, to places like Legoland, Vegas, or both at the same time. Pics of the New York New York and Luxor casinos from DisneyMama and Gereeeeee, respectively.




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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bond, James Bond

Tom Bricks brings us the world's most famous spy, James Bond.



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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Postcards from the edge

Dino2 scanned in a great gallery of postcards from Legoland Billund, including some classic photos.




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Monday, July 6, 2009

Master Model Builder search

As one of the challenges in searching for new Master Model Builders, candidates had a free build to make something that could be found in the Legoland park. Adam (?) came up with this monument (photo credit to Mariann Asanuma). BTW, Mariann gives a much more detailed account of the process on her blog.



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Friday, July 3, 2009

Ice on fire

The 20th build challenge over on Lugnuts was called Fire and Ice. Once again, Lino Martins and Nathan Proudlove teamed up to give us Lino's tricked out 1970 Ford Pinto (an explosive car with an explosive color scheme and Nathan's uber-cool Brain Freeze.




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Nevermind

Apparently Legoland California will not be adding Michael Jackson to their miniland display after all. I'm guessing a lawyer from the Jackson estate objected to the use of his image unless Legoland paid them a hefty fee. Or maybe someone at Legoland thought that with Michael's, um, legal difficulties, it might not be so appropriate to include him in a children's attraction.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

King of pop coming to Legoland

According to the LA Times, Legoland California is going to be adding a 4-inch Michael Jackson to their miniland display. The San Diego Union-Trib added some details - at first they were going with a Thriller version, but decided instead to let the fans decide. Go to the CNN I-Report story (narrated by Eric Hunter, btw) to give your input on which model they should use. Tomorrow they will add one of the five below to the Hollywood display at the park - apparently he'll be getting out of a limo outside of Grauman's Theater.



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