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).
It looks very impressive and I loved the horse and the sheild detailing. The minifigs look very effective, but are very hard to do at this scale, especially to get the head/face right. I am glad I build to the larger x10 scale as it is much easier to get things looking rounder!
More photos in my Flickr folder.
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
I decided to go for it when they same person had another one for sale. It actually looks a lot nicer in the flesh (or should that be brick!) than in the auction photos.
An interesting thing is that it got sent to me in the original packing box which had some interesting info on the label. It gives the year, serial number and the country and name of company that built him. I had heard that all the display models that more than one are made are produced are made in the Czech Republic, so this confirms it.
I am also interested about the 'SM04' part of the name. I wonder if this is the 4th model they did in this type, or if there was other Spiderman models?
(1st post for a long while... sorry Richard! I have very busy clearing my house out to make room for more LEGO!! or so people can actually sleep in a bed when they come to stay :)
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
He has already claimed the lounge as his own territory and is planning an assault on the study next!
I was going to make some more of his friends to keep him company, but not sure now as he will probably want to take over the whole neighbourhood!
Aye Aye Captain!!
Sunday, 23 September 2007
It was fun taking a trip down memory lane too. Hopefully I will be able to visit again and you vice versa.
I saw an advert for the Train Show on the way home too - how spooky.
Saturday, 22 September 2007
What do you get if you cross a teacher from Hitchin with a Data Analyst from Exeter, a Pirate Captain of course!! This weekend your two blog writers met up for some team building and after 9 hours of pretty intense building came up with this.
The pirate captain is based on the Pirate Lady model that was made by LEGO and displayed in Hamleys. They were also featured in the Bricks 'n' pieces magazine.
We would love to hear from any of the original modelmakers or anyone who has any photographs of the display in Hamleys or if you know where any of the models are now!
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
This Harry Potter model was a prize in Toys'R'Us stores in the UK (and possibly Europe?) and I think that stores had one each to give away as a prize. The US had a different one (as far as I know) which is shown below.
Sunday, 16 September 2007
It would be brilliant if LEGO sculptors are making 'real' minifigs now instead of 'Friends'. I guess over the ten years or so that the 'Friends' have been displayed there could have been a shift in opinion about them - or even a new generation of designers (who favour the traditional minifigs).
Fingers crossed. (Now - they just need to work on that nose!).