Posts Tagged ‘LEGO Artist’

STUDS Collectible Trading Cards

May 10, 2012

Hi all! I’m back after a very long absence! I’m sorry I’ve been so lax with writing, but right after I got back from my trip from Florida I had a huge model (two 2 ft long models) and very little time to do it (6 days). So I didn’t do anything including sleep the last week. There will be a future post on it, just not quite yet.

Now that the model is finished and delivered in Vegas (long story) and I’ve had a little bit of sleep I can finally get back to my version of normal. 😉

Even though I have lots of great stories and future posts from my Florida trip, including what I was doing down there, I still haven’t uploaded the several thousand — and I mean that literally — photos I took from the trip. I will tell you that I hit all the important LEGO sights. 😀

So as you can tell none of this has anything to do with my post title. While here is what STUDS is all about.

Fellow LUGOLA member Brandon Griffith has cooked up a very cool idea — STUDS trading cards.

I can’t seem to upload the video, but if you click on the picture it will take you directly to the Kickstarter site and you can watch it there — which I highly recommend.

Here’s the description:

The adult Lego building community is a vital, diverse and interesting world. An alliance of creative individuals, each with their own unique building style, artistic focus and distinct personality. You’ve all seen incredible Lego models in the news and on the Internet – now learn the names and faces of the people responsible for creating the work. STUDS is a trading card set that profiles the men and women who use Lego to build incredible, original sculptures and brings you an close-up view of this fascinating world. Each card has the image of an amazing Lego creation on the front of the card and info about the work and the artist on the back.

It sounds like a great idea and I’m all for it!

Costa Mesa, CA LEGO Store Building Event

April 20, 2012

If you are in the Orange County area this weekend, there will be a Ninjago building event at the South Coast Plaza LEGO Store in Costa Mesa, CA.

The LEGO® Store
South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA, USA

3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 668-9017

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

LEGO Store One Year Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the LEGO Store at South Coast Plaza and help build a large scale Ninja out of LEGO bricks! Plus, show your creativity by helping build a giant, free-form LEGO display! You’ll receive a free LEGO Certificate of Achievement for helping, while supplies last!

April 21 – 22
Carousel Court

Saturday, April 21: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 22: 11 am – 6 pm

During the event, visit the LEGO Store during the event for special offers that weekend only!

LUGOLA, the LA LEGO group will be helping out with the build. I would be up there too, but I can’t make it this weekend.

As you can probably guess, I’ve been pretty busy recently. Which is why I haven’t been posting much lately. And that’s also why I won’t be at the building event. One of my commissions is taking me to Florida this Sunday. 😀

I still don’t know if I will be able to post about this commission, I have to get permission from my clients, but as I will be heading down to the Sunshine State I plan on visiting both LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGO Imagination Center Store at Downtown Disney.

I have some pretty interesting commissions right now and I should be able to share some of them with you a little later so stay tuned. 😉

Who wouldn’t want to live in LEGO? This crab does

April 5, 2012

Apparently people aren’t the only ones that like LEGO, Harry the hermit crab at LEGOLAND Windsor likes LEGO too!

Hermit crabs lack their own body – so often protect themselves by hiding in nearby shells.

Bosses at Legoland in Windsor noticed Harry chose brightly coloured Lego bricks instead of regular shells in his pond.

As a result of Harry’s bizarre preference, park bosses decided to build a Lego home for him.

Harry’s new pad is made up of stylish blue, red and yellow bricks.

Legoland senior aquarist Liane Riley said: “We weren’t really sure if he’d actually move in, but he rejected the sea and snail shells on offer and seems very comfortable in his new home.”

Visitors to the Legoland park will be able to view Harry and his new home.

I’ve always like hermit crabs and this one is extra cool!

Of course, being a LEGO Artist, I’d want to tweak the model and make it look more like an actual shell. 😀