Monday, December 22, 2014

Tanks! And Kittens!

Apparently, the last time I posted an entry was back in August. I'm not sure where all the time went; looking back, it's all a blur of work, kittens, World of Warcraft and Lego.

I don't know where to start.

At some point in the summer, I became completely obsessed with Lego tanks. Luckily, there's an amazing group of military vehicle builders who are generous with their designs and instructions. 

Here's a sampling:

This is Alex Sonny's Pershing. I had to make some modifications from his original design but I think it's acceptable (other than the horrible tread gap in the front - that's been fixed).



And I did a trade with Andy B. I sent him tons of dark bley Lego and he sent this gorgeous Tunguska.



And then there were kittens. Lots and lots of kittens since the boy and I decided to foster some homeless babies.

Here's the bad, horrible thing about fostering - you have to let them go. From left to right: Cami, Puehr, Bergamot and Oolong.



And kittens and tanks.



And the latest batch just in time for Christmas: Reegan, Luke, Linus and Riley.

Friday, August 08, 2014

World Cat Domination Day

August 8th is World Cat Domination Day!!

 All hail our benevolent overlord!

Darth Teddy

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Genius of Chris McVeigh

One of the things I love about the Adult Lego community is the camaraderie and generosity. I've mentioned and posted photos of Chris McVeigh's designs in the past but I wanted to devote some more time to one of my favorite Lego builders.

Chris has put together a number of instructions which he's made freely available on his website. And if you don't happen to have all of the parts on hand, you can buy the kits from his store. For someone like me, who can only build square buildings, instructions are absolutely necessary.

The following photos are from Chris' Flickr stream - not only are his designs impeccable, he's a gifted photographer!

One of my favorite lines is his series on retro technology. It appeals on so many levels: childhood memories, great design and the sheer "ohmygod, how cuuuute!!" factor. You had me at hello.



Remember these cameras?! Waiting for the image to appear right before your eyes - it was magic at the time.



This is part of his Brick Sketch series. Little portraits of Superheroes, Sci-fi characters, Holiday favorites etc. R2D2 is my favorite.



See what I mean about his photography skills? Eerie and beautiful! The lights in the window are outstanding.



Hilarious and adorable. You just can't go wrong with Star Wars Lego.



Take a minute to browse though his Flickr stream - guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Poor Thumb

This brings back so many wonderful, fun memories. And also flashbacks of a very sore thumb. It's not completely finished and I'm waiting on a Bricklink order (600lbs of Lego at my disposal and I'm always missing that critical piece or two).... anyways, I couldn't resist posting this photo.

Design by one of my favorite Lego builders, Chris McVeigh. You can buy kits of his sets at his store, Powerpig. Now I just need to build his vintage TV set to go with this!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

3 Months?!

Since my last update? Really?

I've been busy with work and a new cat (the third and last one) and a little overwhelmed with the amount of Lego that needs to be sorted and organized. I've been avoiding the Lego room.

But today I took some small steps and cleared out one corner in the chaos.
 


X-Wings

 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Evolution

Lego Room 2011: Mostly for display purposes. It wasn't as functional as I would have liked but our collection was fairly small back then. Full write up here.

LEGO Room

Lego Room 2012 (May): Lots more space and I loved those floating shelves. Full write up here.

Lego Room Updated

Lego Room 2012 (Nov): Had to say goodbye to the floating shelves (and the green velvet chair) because I needed the wall space. Sadly, function over form.

Lego Room 11/4/12

Lego Room 2013: Switched to the larger Artbin containers to reduce the amount of wasted space on the bookshelves.

There is probably an additional 200lbs of Lego on these shelves since the previous photo.

Lego Room 2013

Lego Room 2013

The Minifigure Display wall. I've put together instructions on how to build your own cases.

Lego Minifigure Display Wall: 99% full

And what's a Lego room without a Dark Lord of the Sith?

Lego Room Mascot

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kneel! Kneel Before...

Ummmmm. I mean, "You underestimate the Power of the Dark Side". I was duly chastised for mixing up my geek references.

But there can be only one.


Darth Teddy