Monday, 30 July 2007
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Friday, 20 July 2007
They say the free accounts will still exist, which is very good news indeed, as it will mean all the prevoius posts in this blog should still work.
Many thanks to everyone involved in this decision, it's great news!
See here for the full story
Thursday, 19 July 2007
I will then use these to fix the dead links on this blog after that date (there are a lot of links from this blog to Brickshelf) so that this blog can continue.
Thanks to everyone who has commented and contibuted in the short life this blog has had so far, but hopefully it will continue for a long time yet!
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Friday, 6 July 2007
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
The minifig with Green Overalls at the front is an actual sized minifig to give you the scale.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
These figures are smaller than 'Archie', but like him, the model makers had to use red bricks instead of brown as it was not available in large quantities at the time.
Monday, 2 July 2007
The issue came out in the Autumn of 1986. I was 11 years old at the time and wished that I had enough bricks to build something so big.
Last year I was lucky enough to bid on EBAY enough money to buy the actual figure from this page. He's called Archie and he stands in my living room. Before he came to me he stood in a child's bedroom for about seven years. He appeared in Bricks 'N' Pieces twice and was used to promote LEGO in Boots Stores (of all places).
There is a quote in the article that says 'How about trying to scale up something like it - not as big of course!' I love that line because now I can...
Sunday, 1 July 2007
It has an entire chapter related to the building of larger scale bricks including the topics; 'How It's Done', 'What Scales Work and Why' and 'Approximation'. It has step-by-step examples of how to build a few simple bricks and covers 4:1 to 12:1 scales.
You can buy it online at Amazon;
or I noticed it is now available to purchase in the Legoland Parks themselves.
The rest of the book is excellent too and I learnt a lot of good techniques. I also has a wonderful 'Brickopedia' about what parts are avilable and when they were introduced.