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LEGO Art: A Wicked Smile

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I’ve not seen the musical Wicked , but when I saw a poster recently I was struck at the similarity of the green on the poster and LEGO’s shade of lime green. And it seemed that the Ides of March was a good day to post something “wicked.” So, here is a bit of an […]

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Allusions in the “The Bread Collector” to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Whenever you have to explain a joke, it’s not nearly as funny. This post may be something akin to that, but hopefully not. My primary intention is to point out the intended allusions and differences between the inspiration for this MOC, and the MOC itself  — just some things that you might have missed if […]

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The Bread Collector, or “Bring Out Your Bread!”

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“The Bread Collector” is my entry in Classic Castle’s “Job Muller’s” contest. The idea is to present a MOC about a job that didn’t exist in medieval times. I came up with a couple good ideas, and the following was my entry. Context is everything. This particular make is a direct reference to a scene […]

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LEGO Sculpture: Hershey Kiss

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And this one didn’t melt in her hands. But she couldn’t eat it, either. But there was plenty of chocolate floating around the house anyhow. 🙂

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Pulling that Box of LEGO out of the Attic

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Do we even want to discuss how it got up there? Okay, yes we do. You grew up, right? You became a man and put away childish things. And you almost feel guilty about wanting to pull them down. But you’ve kept them. You didn’t let your little brother inherit them; you didn’t let your […]

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LEGO Tools: Presser-Poker

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Allan Bedford, author of The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide, (a book I highly recommend), presents instructions for building this tool in his book, though he calls it a “presser.” While I’ve used it for pressing, I also use it for poking, and extracting. And I don’t really like the name, “presser,” — sounds more like […]

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LEGO Tip: Lose Your Building Instructions? No problem…

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Maybe they disappeared in a move. Or your baby sister tore them to shreds. Or the dog ate them. For whatever reason, most of us have, at some time, lost building instructions. Apart from trying to put the thing back together from memory, stealing your best friend’s instructions, or just plain never building the set […]

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LEGO Tools: The Brick Separator

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This has to be the most obvious LEGO tool available. Besides teeth. And my teeth became very happy when this puppy hit the market! Unfortunately, it wasn’t available until after my parents decided I was too old to get any new LEGO stuff, and I did not obtain one until I was an adult. Now […]

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LEGO Sculpture: Chocolate Chip Cookie … Made from Scratch

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Made From Scratch? Well, yes. Not with flour, eggs, and real chocolate chips, but with real LEGO bricks, and no instructions. This piece of LEGO art was inspired by an office party. We celebrated National Dessert Day, October 14th, at my office by everyone bringing in a batch of cookies. In addition to my wife’s […]

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LEGO Art: Really Simple Syndication, anyone?

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What is that orange thing with wavy lines? This symbol appears ubiquitously on the world wide web. It’s supposed to be an easy concept, but for many, “really simple syndication” may seem not so simple. Most explanations that I read when I was first getting my feet wet in the concept made it sound a […]

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