Posts Tagged LEGO
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna go! This can be my birthday present!
via The Brothers Brick:
We have received word, from Steve Witt, that there will be a Master Builder Event at the Downtown Disney LEGO Store in Orlando, Florida. The dates are November 7 – 9. What can you do? Help build a LEGO Pirate, 8 feet tall! Dan Steininger, a Lego Master Builder, will be building this new model with the help of the whatever LEGO fans are present! All participants will receive a free Certificate of Achievement (while supplies last), $5 off coupons, and special offers in the store. They will also be holding a raffle for a $50 Gift Card. Hours are 11-7 on Friday, 10-6 on Saturday, and 11-6 on Sunday. Be there or be square!
I decided to get off my lazy butt and upload those LEGO pictures I’ve had hanging around. Head on over and check out my latest LEGO goodness!
For those even lazier than I, here is a taste:
The wait is over. The celebrity judge for the Reasonably Clever Steampunk in 50 Pieces or Less contest (none other than Mr. Jake von Slatt of The Steampunk Workshop) has revealed the fruits of his deliberation. I actually had hopes of a high-place finish early on (silly, I know), but as the entries poured in, some of which were awesome, I despaired of taking a prize. Still, I did finish 17th out of around 90 (mine’s entry #14), so that’s pretty good. Especially for a first attempt.
I found this article, Why We Banned Legos, to be incredible. At first I was drawn in by the obvious reference to LEGO. Curiosity drove me to find out what egregious crime it was that my beloved LEGO brick had committed that would cause it to be banned. Soon into the article it became clear that the focus wasn’t on the LEGO, but rather on what these children’s LEGO community had brought out in the children and how they explored it. I was completely enthralled by the article and the processes they described. The things that children can teach us about ourselves and society are astounding, if only we have the ability to observe them honestly and as close to objectivity as we can.
Not only have I actually put together a LEGO MOC, photographed it, and published it, but I submitted it for a contest. Click on the picture over there to see the details. All the entries are posted here. Or you can skip right to my submission. The contest is being judged by Jake von Slatt of The Steampunk Workshop. I recall seeing his amazing Steampunk Keyboard Mod a while ago. This guy is totally steampunk.
On another tangent, while being inspired by this contest, I decided to get all geeky and start researching steampunk and actual steam engines. Facscinating stuff. If I ever get to build my Puddle Duck Racer, it would be really cool to add a steam engine like this.