Posts Tagged ‘Sig Fig’

No Chat For Charity

October 19, 2013

As many of you probably know, either from my long blog posts or from actually meeting me in person, I like to talk — a lot!

Well, yesterday Paul Lee and I were talking about Nannan’s Creation for Charity and the new Chat for Charity option that several of our fellow LUGOLA members are part of. But since getting me to talk about anything — LEGO, moives, whatever — isn’t all that special we thought up something a little more unique…

NO CHAT for Charity

In Paul’s awesome drawing description —

In the spirit of giving, our favorite loquacious, former Master Model Builder, Mariann Asanuma (model gal), has graciously donated a unique item to the Creations for Charity Store. As many of you know, Mariann likes to talk. Boy, does she like to talk. For a measly sum of $20, you can buy 30 minutes of not talking with Mariann!

You can not talk about anything you want! You can not talk about the building process, sorting strategies, model inspirations, her time as a Master Model Builder, or anything else you can think of. The point is sometimes a half hour of silence is golden, and you’ll be helping some needy kids get some life changing brick!

Its now on the Creations for Charity Store πŸ˜‰

And be sure to check out all the other awesome creations that are already there. More are constantly being added and if you would like to contribute, go to the Creations For Charity website.

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LEGO FriendsHats and other thoughts

January 13, 2012

The controversy over LEGO Friends continues to rage. Although I try to stay out of it for the most part, not commenting on other blog or Facebook posts that are clearly misinformed or just plain wrong, I can’t help but feel that certain groups have taken an innocent toy and superimposed their political views on top of it. LEGO has even gone as far as issuing a press release about it.

One of the biggest misunderstandings with the new LEGO Friends figs is that they aren’t compatible with regular minifigs. Its as if these unimaginative people can’t see the building potential. They don’t see Friends as an addition to all of the other products that LEGO produces but more of a “this or that” toy. Like the children can only like LEGO Friends or like “normal” LEGO. But what is “normal” LEGO?

Friends is just a new form. Before 1978 there were no minifigs, before 2000 there were no Bionicle, before last year there were no LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean — do you get my point? LEGO is constantly evolving, changing and growing. Friends is just a new type of LEGO figure.

While the figures themselves can’t easily interchange with Minifigs, all the Friends hair can be worn by minifigs and vice-versa. And that goes for the accessories too.

This great video by LDM showcases the headgear.

And the customizing of LEGO Friends has already begun. Check out these custom Friends figs:
G.I.Julie

Haircut

Punkrock Girl

And “Wrist articulation: achieved”
Wrist articulation: achieved

I even decided to change my Facebook picture in support of LEGO Friends
Friend Sig Fig

And yes, as a LEGO Artist, I really use power drills, wrenches and all manner of tools daily. I have to use math — fractions and geometry especially — to create my models. Because of LEGO not only was it a wonderful, ever changing toy that was only limited by my imagination as a child but it has allowed me to achieve two of my dream jobs — LEGO Master Model Builder and Writer. It has given me not one, but two careers and endless hours of enjoyment.

Like I mentioned in my previous post I was skeptical of LEGO Friends at first. But the more I see of the sets and the things that are already being done with the new figures I like them more and more!