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LEGO Architecture – LEGO® House   Leave a comment

My last video for 2017.

Even though this is officially part of the LEGO Architecture line, the set is sold exclusively by surrounding stores in Billund, Denmark starting in 2017 commemorating the opening of the LEGO House in September.

Construction started in 2014. The building officially opened in September 28th, 2017. The building functions as part public art piece, tourist attraction, LEGO store, cafe, and with roughly 20,000 square feet set aside for open space.

21037 – LEGO Architecture – LEGO® House

From the very beginning, the ambition with LEGO® House was to create a unique and inspiring, hands-on and minds-on experience, where LEGO fans of all ages could learn all
about the company and the endless play possibilities offered by LEGO bricks.

It was quickly agreed that the right location would be in the center of Billund. This is where the LEGO story started almost 90 years ago and the town still serves as the global
headquarters of the LEGO Group. Then came the task of finding a partner who could design a distinctive building that would become an integral part of the LEGO House experience.

The idea for the LEGO® House was to create “a cloud of interlocking LEGO bricks… a literal manifestation of the infinite possibilities of the LEGO brick.” 21 white bricks would be stacked on top of each other and be crowned by the Keystone, which would be inspired by the classic eight-knob LEGO brick.

These huge bricks will not only form internal spaces for LEGO House activities, but also create a covered public square and a series of interconnected terraces and playgrounds for people to investigate and enjoy. In this way, the LEGO House will be enjoyed both by fans who came to experience the LEGO story and by local citizens and visitors to the town of Billund.

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LEGO Architecture – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2017)   1 comment

They remade the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum set from 2009. this time with more parts and about 3 times as big.

In June 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was asked by Hilla Rebay, the art advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim, to design a new building to house Guggenheim’s four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting.

The project would evolve into a complex struggle pitting the architect against his clients, city officials, the art world and public opinion. It would take over 15 years, 700 sketches and seven complete sets of working drawings before Wright’s vision would be realized and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would open its doors for the first time in 1959. By then both Guggenheim and Wright had died.

The location of the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets is not accidental. Its proximity to Central Park was key; as close to nature as one can get in New York, the park affords relief from the noise and congestion of the city.

Nature not only provided the museum with a respite from New York’s distractions, but also lent it inspiration. The Guggenheim Museum is an embodiment of Frank Lloyd Wright’s attempts to utilize organic forms in architecture.

But even as it embraced nature, Wright’s design also expresses his unique take on modernist architecture’s rigid geometry. The building is a symphony of triangles, ovals, arcs, circles and squares.

Wright dispensed with the conventional approach to museum design, which led visitors through a series of interconnected rooms. Instead, he whisked people to the top of the building via elevator and led them downward at a leisurely pace on the gentle slope of a continuous ramp. The open rotunda afforded viewers the unique possibility of seeing several bays of work on different levels simultaneously.

The building itself has often been called the most important piece of art in the Guggenheim collection.

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DORBZ – Assassin’s Creed Unboxing   Leave a comment

I got these heavily discounted Assassin’s Creed DORBZ figures. Usually you’d find one or two discounted figures from the same set. This is the first time I got the entire set in the discount aisle.

DORBZ
080 – Altair (Assassin’s Creed)
081 – Arno Dorian (Assassin’s Creed: Unity)
082 – Élise de la Serre (Assassin’s Creed: Unity)
083 – Ezio (Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
084 – Edward (Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag)
085 – Jacob (Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate)

It’s a bit of a let down that they didn’t have Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor) from Assassin’s Creed 3. They have Elise from Unity, who isn’t even a playable character. That is a weird choice for this set. They could have used Evie Frye, Jacob’s twin sister, from Syndicate.

Accidental ASMR Unboxing

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Brick Montage (2011-2016)   Leave a comment

Here are all the LEGO Architecture, Nanoblock, McFarlane Construction, and one Kubros buildable figure I’ve built from 2011 to 2016.

  • 17 LEGO Architecture sets
  • 16 Nanoblock sets
  • 3 McFarlane Construction sets (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones)
  • 1 Kubros buildable figure (Ezio)

  • 2011:
    • 21006 – LEGO Architecture – The White House
  • 2013:
    • 21003 – LEGO Architecture – Seattle Space Needle
    • 21008 – LEGO Architecture – Burj Khalifa
  • 2014:
    • NBC_017 – Nanoblock – Grand Piano
    • NBH_004 – Nanoblock – Eiffel Tower
    • NBH_033 – Nanoblock – Great Pyramid of Giza
    • 21018 – LEGO Architecture – United Nations Headquarters
    • 21015 – LEGO Architecture – Leaning Tower of Piza
    • 21019 – LEGO Architecture – The Eiffel Tower
    • NBCC_001 – Nanoblock – Hello Kitty
    • NBA_004 – Nanoblock – Chrysler Building (USA Exclusive)
    • NBC_099 – Nanoblock – Santa Claus and X’mas Tree
    • NBC_100 – Nanoblock – Snowman and X’mas Tree
    • NBC_014 – Nanoblock – Reindeer
    • NBH_077 – Nanoblock – X’mas Tree Set
  • 2015:
    • NBH_010 – Nanoblock – Neuschwanstein Castle
    • ML_027 – Nanoblock (mamelog) – ❤Love❤
    • ML_030 – Nanoblock (mamelog) – Thank You
    • 21000 – LEGO Architecture – Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
    • 21001 – LEGO Architecture – John Hancock Center
    • 21002 – LEGO Architecture – Empire State Building
    • 21016 – LEGO Architecture – Sungnyemun
    • NBH_009 – Nanoblock – Moai Statues of Easter Island
    • 21023 – LEGO Architecture – Flatiron Building
    • 21020 – LEGO Architecture – Trevi Fountain
    • 21022 – LEGO Architecture – Lincoln Memorial
    • 21024 – LEGO Architecture – Louvre
    • NBH_008 – Nanoblock – Taj Mahal
    • NBH_011 – Nanoblock – Kinkaku-ji
    • 14526 – The Walking Dead Construction Sets – The Governor’s Room
  • 2016:
    • NBPM-001 – Nanoblock – Pokémon (Pikachu)
    • 21026 – LEGO Architecture – Venice
    • 14649 – The Walking Dead Construction Sets – Wolves Not Far
    • 21027 – LEGO Architecture – Berlin
    • 21011 – LEGO Architecture – Brandenburg Gate
    • 19391 – Game of Thrones Construction Set – Iron Throne Room
    • 18 | Kubros – Ezio

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Nanoblock – Statue of Liberty   Leave a comment

I believe I bought this in 2015. I finally found time to build it. This took two hours.

Construction of Lady Liberty began in 1870 but was delayed many times due to fundraising issues. While the rest of the statue was still being designed, the head and the torch holding arm toured the world in an effort to gain support for the completion of the statue. After many fundraising efforts, including one by Joseph Pulizer, the publisher of the New York World paper, the statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Today, a ferry service is provided to take tourists out to visit the statue, Provided it is not being renovated, tourists can stop by the museum housed in the pedestal and if they are feeling particularly athletic, climb the staircase all the way to the observatory in the crown.

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