Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s day’

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2013

I know I haven’t been posting for the past few days and I apologize. I’ve been preparing for my upcoming shows and I have a lot of products that I have to get ready so I’ve been totally focused on making hundreds of key chains, earrings and necklaces.

Any how, Happy Valentine’s Day! I searched Flickr for some of the Valentine fun and found quite a mixture of cool photos to share. 🙂

Día de San Valentín [45/365]

Lets start off with this excellent photo by DVieytes. There isn’t really any building, but it doesn’t need it.

And then here’s a couple cute pics from Debbie Hickey

Gifts for the one I love!

I like you and naps!

And then of course we have some built creations too by Tyler Sky

Valentines Day Rover

Frost
FebRovery 14th

And Carl Merriam
Betty Boop 1

Hope you have a happy Valentine’s day 🙂

LEGO VIP Promo

February 9, 2013

VIP Keychain Picture Credit:Chris Malloy

Have you gotten one? I wish I could say that this one in the picture was mine, but sadly I’ve yet to receive one. I’m really hoping I do, but nothing in the mail so far.

According to BrickSet this promo is running in North America and Europe for VIP members.

If you don’t know what the VIP program is you can read about it on the LEGO website (this is the US link, you might have to change country region to find out the details for where you live). But the basics of it is that for every $100 you spend, you get $5 in credit (USD).

Its a great program and I can honestly say that I’ve gotten several large sets for “free” using VIP credit.

Sadly, even if you are a VIP member that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get one — only “the most active and engaged VIP members based on a list of criteria including purchase frequency (will get one)” — whatever that means. Many are still trying to figure out what the “list of criteria” is exactly.

One of the comments on BrickSet said that they called LEGO and was told you needed to spend at least $500 in the US to get one, but even that might not guarantee that you will find one of these rare ruby figs in your mail box.

This is one of those good / bad promos. We all want one, but not everyone will get one. There are listings on both Ebay and Bricklink selling them for $25 and up, but I’m not really one to pay for something that others got for free.

I much prefer promos where if you spend “X” you get “Y.” And I think there would be less frustration if whoever in LEGO that came up with this promotion would explain what the criteria was.

Back in the days before the internet LEGO (or any company for that mater) could run whatever limited run promos they wanted and it wouldn’t be instantaneously known worldwide. This however is not that age. We know, we all know. One post on BrickSet, Flickr, or Facebook and it goes viral.

Sure super special limited LEGO promos are very cool and when you are lucky enough to get one its an awesome thing. And I’m still hoping I’ll find one of these in my own mail box (if I do I promise to let you know). But for those that don’t get one, especially all the kids that read the posts and see the shiny red keychain but don’t end up being one of the lucky ones, it brings more frustration than happiness.

A Rose is a Rose, except when it isn’t

February 13, 2012

La vie en rose

I meant to post this earlier, but on the eve of Valentine’s Day this is a perfect time for it to be shared.

We’ve seen LEGO roses before, heck, I’ve even built some but Barbara Werth’s rose is the first time I’ve seen minifig capes as petals.

It took me a moment to figure out how the center was made. See if you can figure it out.

Rose in bottle

I also really like the Toy Story Army Men bases as the leaves. That part isn’t used nearly enough, at least in my opinion. 😉

Barbara certainly has a fun building style and its always great to find a fellow brick chick 🙂

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. 😉

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.

Be My Brickentine Contest

January 10, 2011

Will you be my Brickentine? Just in time for Valentine’s Day Klementina Kos has started a new contest. And, as I am one of the judges I figured I better let everyone know about it. 😉

Be My Brickentine – Men’s Contest 2011

NEW CONTEST!! Join our group for all questions and adding entries!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1578666@N20/pool/with/5337226004/

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Klementina is organizing an international contest named “Be My Brickentine”. I am looking for the most original or seductive love story.

Award:
All 16 of minifigure collectable series 3 – get them all!
Free world wide airmail shipping included!

Start: January 8, 2011

End: February 14, 2011

Results:The winner will be announced on February 25, 2011

Organizer: Klementina Kos

Awards provided by: Brickarchitect

Judges: Stacy Sterling, Mariann Asanuma, Klementina Kos

Goal:
The main goal is to win the hearts of our female judges. Love can be expressed in different ways: through songs, gifts, love letters, etc. Be creative, build the most original seductive or love story. Show us your seductive capacities, what you would do to win her heart. Prove that love can be expressed through bricks as well!

Judging:
Judges will pay particular attention to the originality, details, setting, quality of pictures (not a condition), but also to the romantic aspect of the entries.

Rules:
1. Only men are allowed to compete, no women will be allowed to enter the contest.
2. Only one entry per person. Each creation may have accompanying text (optional). Entries may be minifig or other scale. Entries that were published before the beginning of this contest (January 8, 2011) are not allowed.
3. Minimum resolution for photographs is 800×600 pixels. Some basic editing in Photoshop is allowed – cutting out the background, editing color, contrast, etc. LDD is not allowed.
4. Only original LEGO parts are allowed. Entries that have non-LEGO parts will be disqualified, and authors will be notified.
5. You need to post your entries to MOCpages or Flickr group for this contest.
www.mocpages.com/group.php/15409?message=edited
www.flickr.com/groups/1578666@N20/pool/with/5337226004/

If you didn’t notice, this contest is for men only, no girls allowed. But, as most builders are men, that isn’t too big of a deal. So start building and good luck guys!

BrickForge: Pretty in Pink!

January 10, 2010

Now usually BrickForge and Pink don’t go in the same title. Up till now, the only things that were pink on their site was the pigs, and that’s to be expected.

BrickForge however has decided to get an early jump on Valentine’s — who doesn’t love a MegaGun or Space Marine Armor for their special someone? 😉

We thought you’d like to get an early start on Valentines Day so we felt it appropriate to offer up some desirable delicacies. These are limited edition and most likely will not be restocked so pick’em up now!

I have to say I’m tempted, especially by the sheared sheep, it just looks so sad with all its fluffiness taken away (fluffiness not included).

Ah, a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, and an army of Pink Space Troops, the perfect gift for that AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) in your life. 🙂