Saturday, 24 May 2008
The scale is approx. 11:1, you can see the regular sized LEGO version on his head!
Friday, 16 May 2008
I spotted this one on the top of a retail shelf in 'The Big Shop' in LEGOLAND Windsor.
I don't know why they continue to do figures like this when there are no minifigures like this in current sets, why can't we have a proper minifigure? Anyway, enough of me moaning about that, it is Indiana Jones after all!
It is actually the biggest model in the park. I thought I built big at 10:1 scale!
There are more pictures from the event in this folder along with a some dodgy geezers behind the horse :)
Sunday, 4 May 2008
You can see more pictures on his JadedReality homepage. (Many thanks to Bricktales for letting me know about this and the Lugnet post).
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
You can see the huge size of the LEGO window presence in this shot!This photo shows an an amazing Cargo Train! (Looks to be 10:1 scale). I would love to see more photos of this and want to see how they have done the boxcar you can just see on the left of the photo.
There is also these that are similar to a previous post, but thought they were worth including anyway.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
As well as the 'Friends' scaled figures, there are some new properly proportioned figures I haven't seen at this scale before. They look to be about 12:1 if I am seeing it correctly.
There are also parts of a Fire & Police Staion and also the police helicopter in the same scale, but bizarrely a smaller scaled Fire Engine! This really must be a very large display to see in real life and is apparently in Königstrasse Street in Stuttgart and it might be exclusively a LEGO store, but I don't think there is a brand store there?
This is great news and hopefully means a much needed move away from the old 'Friends' scale and back to proper minifigs like they used to use for shop displays.
If anyone else has pictures of this type of figure we would love to hear from you.
EDIT: After a bit of searching on the net I found that this display is actually in a department store called Galeria Kaufhof.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
We spent some time building 6 scale figures based on James Sutton's designs. Also Richard did this excellent 6 Scale Horse!
It is really a WIP at the moment and he has left me with the daunting task of finishing it off, but he hasdone excellent work! A bit more work needs to be done to the head, including finishing off the bridle, but is amazing that he put this togther in about half a day! He had pre-prepared some drawing to help him though, I just wish I was any good at art :(
Cheers Richard, great having you to stay again!
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
James has also made LDraw files and I think that it is his plan to make them available to anyone who wants them at some point, so I expect to see many of minfigs at this scale in the future!
Well done James, I will certainly be making some very soon. They are sooo cute!
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
The hinges on the castle worked like the official set and proved very handy for the steady stream of people who wanted to get inside it. (Duncan is the guy inside the castle in the earlier picture).
The attention to detail is amazing, even the drawbridge can be raised and lowered. I will talk about the figures in a separate post or this will get too big.
Congratulations Duncan, this certainly raises the bar in terms of scale building and part of me just wants to give up now as this is way out of my league!
You can see the full gallery of pictures here. I hope you agree that we are back with a bang!
It is amazing where the time goes... I have a lot to blog about from events I have been to, additions to my collection and stuff from the net so will try and post at least every day or two for a while.
Thanks to everyone who is still reading and thanks also for those comments in the period since I last blogged. I will try and respond to them soon.
The next post is truely remarkable and will blow your mind!
Monday, 10 March 2008
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
I had a lot of white 2x2 round corner bricks (macaroni's) so I built a lot of white ones! I am not sure what the completed model is going to be yet, but will post a report about it after I get back.
Monday, 19 November 2007
There was only six of these made as previously reported in our post here. I bought one from someone who won it as a competition prize, but then deceided they didn't want to keep it ... good for me!!
He is the same scale as Spiderman and the Harry Potter models, I wonder if any more have been made in this scale? I am probably forgetting some...
Again, it was sent to me in the original box (pictures here) which had interesting information including his birth date (22/01/07).