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Nathan Sawaya at BrickWorld 2009

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Okay, I know this one is out of sequence, but it was way too totally awesome to not post as soon as possible. Nathan Sawaya does the sort of thing that I want to do when I grow up. Er…okay maybe that’s not accurate, because he hasn’t grown up either. Nathan is one of only […]

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BrickWorld 2009 workshop with Arthur Gugick

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BrickWorld Thursday Morning Workshops Registered attendees were able to sign up (in advance) for workshops on Thursday. The morning’s sessions were Art & Architecture by Arthur Gugick, and MLCAD 101 by Jeremy Spurgeon. As much as  I really want to learn more about MLCAD and the LDRAW group of programs, I’ve admired Arthur Gugick’s ingenuity […]

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BrickWorld 2009 — Thursday morning

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Arrived at the Westin hotel in Wheeling, IL last night for BrickWorld. We picked up our registration packets when the line opened shortly after 7:00am — I think we were the 4th and 5th people in line. 🙂 At the front of the registration window — all the BrickWorld badges waiting on the wall for […]

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LEGO Tool: Lego Graph Paper (in scale — top view)

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When designing portraits and sculptures out of Lego, one thing that can be extremely helpful is graph paper. Now, you couldjust go out and buy some standard graph paper, but we can take it a step further. How about graph paper that is designed specifically for Lego bricks — the squares measure the right dimensions. […]

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The Destiny of The Brick Side

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Every Episode of the Brick Side, plus some of the comics I did pre-dating The Brick Side, now appear at a new domain I’ve set up specifically for the series: www.TheBrickSide.com (appropriately enough). This new domain accomplishes a number of things such as the ability of visitors to rate the various episodes and to also […]

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LEGO Tools: A Paperclip

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A what? A paperclip? As a tool for use with LEGO? Yes, indeed. Paperclip as a LEGO tool What kind of LEGO tool is a paperclip good for? In a word: tiles. In five words: tiles on a big baseplate. Have you ever tried putting a tile on a baseplate or other large LEGO and […]

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LEGO Tools: How to build your own LEGO Ruler

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Here are some pictures demonstrating how to build one of  the LEGO Rulers that I discussed in my previous post. LEGO Ruler Variation A: The Porcupine In case it isn’t obvious, this one gets its name from the use of the Technic pins along the one side. Step 1 Start with 5 2×6 plates.

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LEGO Tools: LEGO Ruler

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Does that title sound mildly redundant? Maybe it did. But I’m not just talking about your standard 12 inch ruler. This one is made out of LEGO. It doesn’t measure inches or centimeters — just units of LEGO. The original idea for this one comes  from Allan Bedford and The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. A […]

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LEGO Master Builder Event in Lawrenceville, Georgia

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This past  Saturday (March 28), in celebration of my Christopher recently turning 7, my wife and I and both boys trekked down to our nearest LEGO store, which is 2 hours away. Christopher’s birthday was actually two weeks ago, but we timed our trip to coincide with the appearance of a LEGO Master Builder and […]

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LEGO Art: Can You Hop? (on St. Patrick’s Day)

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For St. Patrick’s day I wanted to do something green, but a little out-of-the-ordinary. This mosaic is based on the cover of one of our favorite books for kids, Can You Hop? written by Lisa Lawston and illustrated by Ed Vere. I love Ed’s simple style and Lisa’s elegant little story. Unfortunately the book is […]

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