Posts Tagged ‘dragon’


June 25, 2014


Shawn Snyder has created this, awesome and awe inspiring Smaug. Shawn ‘ s work is always impressive and this us simply cool!

Be sure to look at all the pictures on his Flickr stream πŸ˜‰

Smaug the Tremendous

August 13, 2012

I know, I know, I’ve been gone from posting for several days. I’m creating giant bricks — really giant bricks. I’ll post more about that later. But for now check this out —

Smaug the Tremendous

Fat Tony (no, that’s really his Flickr handle :D) has created this super awesome Smaug in preparation for the upcoming Hobbit trilogy, which means we probably won’t see the great dragon till at least the second movie.

I love the dragon, but I also love the golden hoard that he is perched upon. I also love what he said about it:
“I have to be honest about the treasure, most of it is gold foil I got from a craft store. I used real LEGO coins to make imprints into the foil and then draped it around a LEGO base. Then I spread the real stuff around, pretty convincing, huh?”

And even the floor is an awesome technique. My reaction — “So Pretty!!!!”

Now all we need is an invisible Bilbo Baggins trading riddles. πŸ˜‰

My Brother’s got Skills

November 30, 2010


I’ve blogged previously that both of my brothers are just as good at LEGO building as I am, and this dragon head made by my brother Mike Asanuma is another fine example. He made it over two days of the Thanksgiving weekend.


He said he wouldn’t mind making the whole body, but as the head is at least 7 inches long, the body would have to be rather large. I especially love how he made the eye. Not only does it look alive, it almost looks as if its grinning.

Mike is also a professional artist, but he normally works on studio scale replicas of things like the orignial Battlestar Galactica which is currently on display at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.

If you get a chance to check it out, I would definitely recommend it. I’ve seen the model in person and it is really cool. You can see more images of this stunning model at

Vayland Dragon

September 18, 2010

Vayland Dragon000

This model just oozes coolness! Patrick Biggs created this model originally 2 years ago, but was never satisfied with the original, so he revamped it and this is the result.

Vayland Dragon04

Collectible Minifigures now at Toys R Us

May 21, 2010

First Set of Figs 1

The rumors of Collectible Minifigures showing up at Toys R Us are true. I just went to my local TRU and I found several different figures. Unfortunately someone had gotten a whole bunch before I did and certain figures were already gone. 😦

But I can’t complain too much, I did get 9 different figures. πŸ™‚

I know everyone has their favorites, but I actually like all of them. They all have their uses. New faces, hair, and elements.

Some interesting things to note is that the diver’s flippers are a harder plastic and aren’t connected to each other, the Forestman’s feather is also individual, the Wrestler’s cape isn’t in a cardboard case so it was a little tricky to tell what he was.

You can feel the figures in the bag, it is a little tricky but it can be done. I know there are barcodes, but what’s the fun in that? πŸ˜‰

I even made a quick table scrap model with one of the figures
Rabbit out of a hat

Not only were the new Collectible Minifigures at Toys R Us, but they also had several new City, Power Miners, World Racers, Castle, and even Disney’s Cars Duplo.

I picked up the new Wizard set.

I have to say my favorite part is the printed tile. It even has an awesome quote — “You are far more powerful than you would ever imagine . . .”

Definitely a must have for any Castle fan out there.

So, if you are hankering for a new set, check out your local Toys R Us and see what you find. πŸ™‚

Check out the new Creator sets coming out this summer

May 21, 2009

Over at Eurobricks you can see some of the upcoming Creator sets. Some like the house and dragon are similar to previous sets. Although at a smaller price point.

While I’m not all that excited with the models in these particular sets, I absolutely love the Creator line. Its a great source of parts! Tiles, cheese slopes, plates, these sets have it all. I’ve been known to buy multiples of sets, even when I didn’t like the model, just for the parts it contained.

I also like how the Creator sets are showing more model building tricks. They never had sets like these when I as a kid. Since I am all about teaching children (and those young at heart πŸ˜‰ ) what an art form LEGO can be, I hope LEGO keeps bringing these sets out for a long time.