Posts Tagged ‘Eurobricks’

Fett Christmas Tree Ornament

November 20, 2013

Fett Xmas Tree Ornament

Its not all that much of a build, but its pretty darn clever non the less. Okay Yaramanoglu made this for the Eurobricks Christmas Raffle that’s going on now through November 28th.

Looks like fun, and I just might have to enter πŸ˜‰

2013 Holiday Sets

September 2, 2013

Well it may have barely turned September, but Christmas is coming early. Okay, not really, but these are the two limited edition Holiday sets that will be available this year at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and Shop at Home online (only in the contries with LEGO Stores).

The first one will be available October 14-31st with purchase of $99. The second one will be available Brick Friday (Black Friday) weekend with purchase of $99.

One good thing is that October is double VIP points month, so every dollar you spend is worth twice as much. πŸ™‚

I’m not as excited for this year’s sets as much as last year’s set. But if you want to complete your LEGO Winter Village, then this is a must have. πŸ˜‰

BrickWorld Chicago 2013 Recap

June 25, 2013

Okay I know I’ve totally been MIA for the last couple of weeks and I apologize for that. BrickWorld was fun, amazing and totally exhausting! I’m still not fully recovered from the trip. That’s what happens when you only sleep 2-4 hours every night. πŸ˜€

So BrickWorld this year started out with a bang, literally. I happened to fly in just before a major storm that actually had torrential rains, lightning, thunder, and even tornado warnings. I only really experienced it while riding in the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel. Even though it went on all night, and lots of flights were canceled, once I was in the hotel / convention center I rarely looked outside as I was busy setting things up, talking with friends, and starting on all the LEGO Convention fun.

This year’s theme was Heros and Villians
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There was a set unveiling — the Sydney Opera House
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It looks really good in person and all that dark tan! Also there’s a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue!
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And they also showed what the next Cusoo set will be
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There were awesome models, here’s some of my favorites:

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I think this was my favorite micro scale model
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There was a lot of buzz about the new roller coaster LEGO compatible parts. I was going to get one, but I didn’t have any room in my suitcase, so I’ll be ordering one instead. πŸ˜‰
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And this was rather random but cool — tiles and flowers making a “glove”
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What it looked like during Public hours
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I have tons more photos on my Flickr photostream although I know I didn’t get pictures of everything.

It was a great show and I look forward to next year. Now on to planning for BrickFair Virginia and Bricks by the Bay — back to back weekends I might add and cross country for me. But I’ll be at both. πŸ˜‰

Micro Planet Express

January 29, 2013

Planet Express

Good news Everyone! Okay Yaramanoglu has created a Micro Planet Express!

Yet another reason why I love Micro is seeing iconic TV shows like Futurama made really tiny. πŸ˜€

Planet Express

Now if he just did the rest of New New York…Oh, wait, Matt De Lanoy already did that. πŸ˜‰

The small side of life β€” in Space Part 2

January 26, 2013

Two more awesome creations that would be perfect for the Micro Sci-Fi Contest

Kristi “McWii” has created this iconic scene from The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Jason Allemann has gone old school with this tribute to the Amazing Stories magazines
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Both have levels of awesomeness. I really like the mini tanks. And the whole retro futuristic (is that an oxymoron? πŸ˜€ ) look of Jason’s is very cool!

The small side of life — in Space!

January 21, 2013

I love Micro Scale. Its one of those building scales that just doesn’t get as much attention as it should. People always seem more impressed by the large massive models like the LEGO Elvis that I blogged about earlier.

Now don’t get me wrong, the large models are impressive. But what is just as impressive is when you can manage to create something tiny that actually looks good.

Now with the Micro Sci-Fi Contest on Eurobricks there are some pretty stunning things popping up on Flickr.

This creation by Sean and Steph Mayo is jaw dropping in its complexity and awesome part usage.
Ice Planet (Micro Base)

I admit, I had to stare at it for a few minutes to figure out just what was going on with certain areas of the build (the tank treads for example). The integration of Bionicle parts feels natural and totally works — something that doesn’t always happen with some of the awkwardly shaped parts.

Its funny, but when Ice Planet 2002 was introduced in 1993, that seemed like a really long way away. Now, twenty years later (man I feel old) and 11 years after 2002, we still haven’t found that Ice Planet. πŸ˜€

Here’s a couple more of the entries Micro Sci-Fi Contest —
Micro Space the First Frontier: DS9
Micro Space the First Frontier: DS9

Loftus Base on Graidarrn
Loftus Base on Graidarrn

The Year 2980, Asteroid Hephaestus 32b
The Year 2980, Asteroid Hephaestus 32b

I look forward to seeing what else comes from this contest. I might just enter my self. πŸ˜‰

And on a completely non Sci Fi, but related Micro Scale note there’s this little gem —
A tiny slice of suburbia

I love the use of the new roller skate element as cars!!

So if you haven’t built in it — give Micro a chance. πŸ˜‰

Old MacDonald had a cow

January 6, 2013

Old MacDonald had a cow

Josh Morris just created this awesome vignette for the Micro Sci-Fi Contest they are having over at Eurbricks.com.

Unfortunately (or fortunately πŸ˜‰ ) Josh can’t win because he’s on the Eurobricks staff, so that gives the rest of us a chance. πŸ˜€

There’s even an awesome trophy made by Simon Liu for the winner:
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Vignettes are small and deceptively simple. So get out there and build people!

Happy Birthday LEGO!!!

August 1, 2012

Via Brickset
Did you know its the 80th anniversary of LEGO! I did, I was still working at LEGOLAND for both their 70th and their 75th Birthday so I’ve been keeping track. πŸ˜‰

So to commemorate this momentous birthday you can get this awesome slice of cake set from LEGO.com or at your local LEGO store with any purchase of $50 (not all that hard to do). From what I understand this is only in the US and Canada.

Also there is an awesome contest running through this month to promote the LEGO VIP Program

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If you are already a VIP member, then you’ve already been automatically entered. If you are not, then join. Its a great program and since we already buy LEGO, you might as well get points for it. πŸ˜€

A trip to any LEGOLAND in the world is nothing to sneeze at! And I know which park I’d like to go to — Denmark! Where would you go?

10229 Winter Village Cottage

July 30, 2012

Via Eurobricks
It may be July, but its never to early to think about Christmas and the now annual Winter Village set. This new set does not disappoint.

I love all the fun new details — the igloo, the dark blue and white 1×1 tile floor in the kitchen, the Christmas tree in the living room just to name a few. πŸ™‚

This is yet another must have for me so I can watch my personal winter village grow each year and my wallet shrink just a little bit more. πŸ˜€

Collectible Minifig Series 6 Now Appearing

December 21, 2011

Just like I predicted, Series 6 is starting to appear overseas in Europe and I’m sure the US isn’t too far behind. πŸ˜‰

This is already one of my favorite Series so far and I haven’t even seen them in person yet.

As I can’t do a proper review until I have a set of them you’ll have to check out the review onEurobricks.

Let's start our New Year by completing a set of 16 unique minifigures in Series 6!

Brucewaynelego has already created a very iconic and perfect use of the Statue of Liberty.
LEGO Statue of Liberty Architecture Style (how to build...movielink)