Posts Tagged ‘LEGO tiles’

LEGO Minecraft — Its here!

February 16, 2012

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In an almost unprecedented product development and turnaround the LEGO Minecraft model is now available for preorder on the LEGO Minecraft Facebook page for $35 USD.

I have it on good authority that the two iconic characters Steve and the Creeper have printed on faces, which just might be a first — side printed LEGO plates for Steve’s face.

As I don’t know anything at all about Minecraft, other than what it looks like, I’m not exactly excited for these sets. To me I’d call it a 1×1 tile parts pack for the greens, brown and tan.

But with the price point, its not exactly a deal. The 480 parts average out to $0.14 $0.07 a piece with only the decorated elements unique to the set (I did my math wrong sorry). I guess for Minecraft fans, which there are obviously more than 10,000 that wanted it turned into a set through Cuusso, this is exciting news. For me however, not so much.

Ladybugs, Bees and other things

May 3, 2011

With Spring officially here I decided to create a few new fun dangle earrings.

Ladybug Earrings 5Bee Earrings 4

Now I can hear the LEGO purists from here. Yes, parts are cut and “cheated” by some of it being just glued on. “Damaging” LEGO like this would have bothered me too when I was younger. I can remember the first time I actually cut a LEGO element it felt just plain wrong. But now I’ve changed my views.

I’m not encouraging children to start cutting into their LEGO of course. While I still try to be as purist as I can, my view on LEGO has changed a lot over the years. Part of being a Master Model Builder is the necessity to cut and glue. So I’ve stopped seeing it as this “rare” thing that can not be altered any way.

ROY Square Earrings 1RYB Tile Dangle Earrings 1

Naturally there are rare LEGO elements, the ones I have I would never think of cutting, drilling or gluing. But those parts that I have dozens or even hundreds of the same element, that’s a different story. I can get more, that’s one of the advantages now a days. With Pick A Brick, LEGO.com, and Bricklink its a lot easier to get the LEGO you want.

So when I deem it appropriate I cut, I drill and I glue. And, if I do say so myself, the results are worth the “damage.” ๐Ÿ˜‰