Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Tricky Treats

October 31, 2011

I was looking for something fun and unique for this Halloween post. Of course it has to be LEGO related. That’s my main rule with this blog, not that I can’t break it if I want to. πŸ˜‰

But anyway, so I was looking on Flickr and found this
halloween lego minifig candies

And it led me to the Sugar Swings blog and how they were made. Its similar to the chocolate peanut butter bricks I made a couple of years ago.

The non-decorated ones are almost as cool
lego minifigs

And the final result is just plain tasty πŸ™‚
halloween lego minifig cupcakes

Happy Halloween every one and may you get LEGO and chocolate in your Trick or Treat bags. πŸ˜€

Perfect Little Egg

April 19, 2011

Katie Walker has done it again with this imperfect perfect little egg.

Imperfect little egg (with a side of chit chat)

She calls it imperfect, while I disagree. This is a perfectly fine looking egg and with Easter just around the corner, a perfectly timed model too. πŸ˜‰

What she calls imperfections I call working with a fixed element. She has stunned us all in the past with her cheese wedge mosaics going above and beyond others who have dabbled with the 1×1 slope. I love seeing her creations, especially because I love mosaics. And seeing a fellow FFOL (Female Fan of LEGO) share her creations makes it even that more cool. πŸ™‚

Would brick roses smell as sweet?

January 29, 2011

Yellow Quartet of Roses 1

Recently I created some small flower bouquets. It may be a little early for Valentine’s Day, but even so, its better to be early rather than late. πŸ˜‰

The yellow rosebuds are the same as the roses I created for Max Harris last year only in a different color.

I was asked to create a smaller bouquet, but then I was asked if I could make open roses. This was the result:
Open Rose Bouquet 1

Open Rose Bouquet 2

I’m still not sure if I’m 100% happy with these, but they are the closest I’ve come so far. They are a little small at only two inches wide so now the challenge is if I can build a slightly larger rose with the same feel.

The 2010 City Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 20

December 20, 2010

Day 20

Here’s one more toy for Timmy under the Christmas tree. A snazzy bulldozer to add to his crane. Both Timmy and Angela are going to have wonderful holiday this year. πŸ˜€

Stackable Halloween Fun

October 12, 2010

Stackable Halloween fun

Although Katie Walker says she’s “officially sick of cheese slope mosaics” she still created this very timely pumpkin and spider mosaic.

If I had made as many cheese slope mosaics I’d probably be tired of making them too. πŸ˜€

Winter Toy Shop Set #10199

August 9, 2009

In an earlier post I mentioned the new Christmas set. At the time we only had a small image, so we couldn’t see all the details. Now thanks to Eurobricks we’ve finally gotten some better pictures. πŸ™‚

We also know the official name of the set now: Winter Toy Shop.


Seeing the Christmas tree close up, I’m not that thrilled with the design. I am happy that it is brick built, but I don’t like how they designed the top. It’s just not the best solution in my opinion. πŸ˜•


I really like the carolers. πŸ™‚ They are sooooo cute! And I can already see uses for that head design.

I really look forward to getting this set and I hope that LEGO makes more of them to compliment this in the future. πŸ˜€

New Christmas Set 10199

May 22, 2009

Thanks to Dɐno aka Daniel Drisdelle on Flikr, we get our first look at this upcoming set. As for price, well on Amazon Japan the original price is οΏ₯12,600 (Yen) and the discounted price is οΏ₯8820 (or around $93). Japan is normally more expensive than the US on LEGO sets, so I still don’t know the price here. Not much else is known about this set, at least not yet. Over at Eurobricks there is a forum discussing how cool this set is. As for me, I’m really excited! This is what the Medieval Market Village was last year, the set. So far I haven’t seen anyone say one thing bad about this, except for maybe the possible cost. Someone even mentioned that they hope it might be the start of a LEGO Holiday Village.

With each of these new Ultimate Collector sets I see, the more and more happy I get with the LEGO company and the direction they are going in. πŸ˜€ What I love about these newer sets is that the appeal to both boys and girls, something that the company has been lacking in for the past 30 years.

No offense to the boys out there, but it seems that LEGO is finally realizing that they’ve been missing out on marketing their products only for guys. Every time they have tried to sell something as a “girls” set, it didn’t do as well because they were going about it the wrong way. Not every girl likes to build in pink, not every girl wants to make jewelery, and not every girl has to have a Barbie-like set. Sorry, rant over. πŸ˜› I’m just happy they are making the kind of sets that I’ve always wanted. πŸ˜‰

“I hit the plaster”

February 14, 2009

I found this fun little vignette on Klocki. Apparently “Valentine’s Day” sounds almost the same as “I hit the plaster” in Polish. Ciamek created this model so that it means both. I love the look of the brickwork, its a great building technique.

Christmas Contest at FBTB.net

November 29, 2008

xmasification01

Well, I knew it was about time for someone to have a Christmas-themed contest. FBTB, one of the best well known LEGO Star Wars sites announced their Christmasification Contest.

There’s two categories for you to build in-

Christmasify a Star Wars vehicle! It can be a starfighter, speeder, or even a capital ship. Size matters not. As long as it’s minifig scale and captures a Christmas feel (or other holidays of the season, if you want to Hannukaficate or Kwanzadizzle it). Maybe it’s a reindeer drawn A-Wing, a festive TIE Fighter, or a snowman AT-AT (Frosty the Planet Wrecker) or a sleigh-style landspeeder. Have fun!

Holiday vignette! Include at least one movie character, no bigger than a 12×12 base, and a height limit of 1 foot. The vignette needs to capture a Star Wars and holiday feel, and can be as serious or as humorous as you like. Again, HAVE FUN.

The last day for submissions is DECEMBER 20th, and judging/voting will occur immediately afterwards.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this one. Reasonably Clever’s Spooky Star Wars contest garnered some really cool Halloween models. One of my favorites was Raxor’s Imperial Candy Corn Destroyer.

candy-corn

Hopefully there will be some really cool models that come out of this contest. To find out more information check out their contest thread. πŸ˜‰