Saturday, 8 December 2007

Classic Space.

By whoshotwhonow. Thanks for your title... I'll let Gizmocom know when I speak to him today.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

6 Scale Collaborative Build

I built a lot of 6 scale bricks yesterday for a collaborative build at the Xmas party of the Brickish Association next week.

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

Darth Vader Statue

I have also managed to get hold of one of these to add to my collection.

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).

6041 - Armour Shop X6

This is a very nice x6 scale set of the classic castle set. I saw it at the Skaerbaek event recently.

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

My Spiderman!

After mising out on one of these as blogged here;
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?

There are a couple of different views over in my flickr gallery

(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 :)

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Racing Car

From lluisgib's gallery.


lluisgib's gallery


Available from Shop Online America.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

Even bigger wow!

Clearly made from real LEGO Bricks - and it can actually be driven!
From vkessesl's gallery

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


I've been looking for this pic for ages.
From RMing's gallery.

Sunday, 7 October 2007


Met up with Darren and Claire again this weekend at 'Steam' - Swindon's Train Museum. There is a huge exhibition of LEGO there this weekend. If youy're reading this on the 7th October - get down there before 5pm and have a really fun day out.
Here is the table of Darren's collection + a few bits of mine.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Too big for his boots ... well one boot anyway!

Ok, so he might have only been around a few days, but he is already causing trouble!

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

Thank you.

I'd like to say a HUGE Scaled-up thank you to Darren and Claire for letting me stay this weekend - its just what I needed after my extremely busy week at work.

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

Pirate Captain!

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

Harry Potter

Even though I missed out on Spidey, I did buy this! I know you don't particularly like this model Richard :-) but it was reasonably priced so I went for it! I think Hagrid is going to be harder to find ... It is actually in excellent condition.

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.

I much prefer my one, but there is one interesting feature with the legs on this model. They have tried to get over the fact the legs slope outward towards the bottom (thanks Richard :-) by actually stepping it out a brick half way down. It looks rather weird! The hands are a lot better than the Euro one though as they can actually hold stuff!

Spiderman Statue!

I saw this on ebay recently. I did bid on it, but got outbidded. I have been regretting this and think I should have gone for it a bit more, but it sold for £272 ($543 USD) anyway, so I was reluctant to spend that kind of money with a seller with zero feedback from Hong Kong.

Was I wrong? Do you think this is even real? (I have never seen one before, but it looks along the same lines as the Harry Potter one).

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Same Scale.

Are these two new minifig sculptures the same scale? - What do you think Gizmo?

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!).

Get Plastered

The red minifig is there to give you an idea of scale.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Mars Mission Astronaut

There is a competitition in the latest LEGO Club magazine (arrived today) to win this 12:1 scale Astronaut based on the new Mars Mission sets. I will certainly be entering!

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, but I had to photograph them as I don't have a scanner :(

SW Maquette Chase Heads!

OK, I have now found pictures of the randomly inserted Han and Anakin heads that come in Darth Vader/Stormtrooper maquettes. I think I am going to have to open mine to see if I have one!!

I REALLY have to have these! (The Han one is fantastic!)

EDIT: I ripped open (well, more like very carefully separated!) the boxes when I got home last night and there was no Han head ... boo ... but there was a Anakin head, woo hoo! Number 11 and a Anakin head ... double woo hoo! Now I really want to know how many of the 1000 had them inside :)
They are very nice items, made of heavy resin rather than plastic, and I will try and put together a review of them pretty soon, but I will be doing a show at the Windsor park at the weekend so it will be next week sometime.