Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Every year the miniland displays at the various Legolands are decorated up for holidays. SoCalRay has a gallery of pictures from Legoland California Halloween 2002.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bothie

Over on FBTB they are running a series of polls of their favorite 2011 sets and figs called the 1st Annual FBTB Awards. Anyway, someone (Ace?) produced this great trophy.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunshine state

Ricky Brigante, Darcie Vance, and Michael Gavin, who go by the Flickr title 'Insidethemagic' have also been to Legoland Florida. They have over 400 photos, so I could spend days and days posting these, but I'll start with two that caught my eye - this shipwreck off of Saint Augustine, and billboards in New York. Note the Classic Space logo.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunny Florida

Joe Meno was in Florida for the grand opening of Legoland. As you may well expect, he took a ton of great photos. I'll probably come back to this photoset a few times, but first I wanted to take a look at the new pirate section of miniland, as that is unique to this park and I hadn't seen photos previously.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where in the world is Carm... er... miniland Gary

So miniland Gary came to BrickCon again, but he didn't go home with Nathan, instead, he left with Guy Himber.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gary's travels

Following up on yesterday's post, last year Nathan brought his miniland Gary to BrickCon, but he got lost. He was rescued by some kind AFOLs, who took him on a global trek for the next year, taking in various sites around the US, and also the homeland - Billund Denmark.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gary on the move

Okay, I saw something from BrickCon, but to fully appreciate it we have to go back a bit. You may all remember the video from a few years back where some Indiana Jones and LEGO fans recreated the famous scene of Indy running from the giant ball, but with a guy running from a giant LEGO ball rolling after him down a San Francisco street. Okay, it turned out their ball was actually a huge styrofoam ball covered with a skin of baseplates, but that doesn't take away from the utter coolness. Anyway, in 2009, Mythbusters tried it out. In the process they went to Legoland and enlisted Gary McIntire (and, IIRC, a bunch of SandLUGgers) to help build a giant LEGO ball. Be sure to watch the video linked. Anyway, on to this blog. Nathan Proudlove commemorated this with his own Miniland version of Gary and the giant ball.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Team Fortress 2, take 2

Pepa Quin made his own Team Fortress 2 blue team.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Would you like some tea?

Tommy Williamson's Alice and Hatter were on display at BrickCon.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Keep your hands off me, you damn dirty physicist

Iain's apes were having a bit of fun at Hawking's expense at BrickCon.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 by Arkov/Lego Junkie was on display at BrickCon.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bring out your dead!

I'm not dead! another Pythonscape contribution, this time from Rabidnovaracer.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pythonscape

AFOLs from around the world are gathering in Seattle this weekend for BrickCon 2011. One feature this year is Pythonscape, a miniland-scale group display. GeekyTom puts the gang in armor with his So-called Arthur king and his silly English knnnnnnigits .