Archive for the ‘blocks’ Tag

LEGO Star Wars – R3-M2 and DJ Minifigures   Leave a comment

Found both of these at Toys R Us. I’ll miss this store when it closes.

R3-M2 was an R3-series astromech droid that served the Alliance to Restore the Republic. It is a droid character created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

DJ (short for “Don’t Join”) is a human male slicer in the galaxy during the war between the Resistance and the First Order. He first appeared on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

I’m done.

Advertisements

LEGO Star Wars – Millenium Falcon in 2 Minutes (Easter Edition)   Leave a comment

Don’t know how, but I found the LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcons on sale at 30% off. So I bought two: 1 to build and 1 as a future investment.

Here’s the time lapse build of the set.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

I’m done.

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

I’m done.

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.

I’m done.