Sunday, December 31, 2006

Blast from the past...

While searching BS, I found this post by JanK...

Really cool set imo, because there are tons of alternates that cross themes... you will see castle, town, and space, as well as technical type models. This set is something I wish they would do more of!


Contains Small Parts...

Posted by... "MrGrayScale"

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Death Star

Im not a fan of many of the Star Wars sets... mostly because I am not really a Star Wars fan (ok, truth be told, I have never seen a Star Wars film, and I plan on keeping it that way!)... but, if I was forced at gun point to pick and build a Star Wars set... this would be the one I would build.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Stunning... Advent Calendar


This is just a small sample of the Advent Calendar that brickshelf user, MisaQa posted this holiday. As a special treat, she redid them all in a white version as well. Beautiful work.

Hit the up button to see some of her other work, outstanding stuff.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Season's Greetings

Joy to the World....

Please note, this globe is not mine... well it is.... now, but I didnt build it.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and happy new year.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Help me solve this mystery...

Today was a bit of an "early" Christmas for me. I ended up getting 7 packages of BL orders and the UPS man brought me one of my ebay purchases.

I noted that one of the packages did not have a return address, and when I opened it, there was no note and it wasn't an order. It was a gift.

Anyhow, in a mad rush to get the garbage out (last pick up before the Holidays) I tossed all the packaging before I thought of at least checking the post mark. So now I have this lovely gift and no clue who sent it to me. I would like to thank the person that did send it, so please let me know.

rtl21- Tug of War

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The eBrick Gallery

Many of you all know about my passion for art and one of my favourite types of builds are of the more artistic endeavours. For the last number of years I have been book-marking and saving Lego pics to my hard drive that are of that nature.

When I spent the last week organising them, I decide to turn them into a Gallery.

So it is my pleasure to announce...

Featuring a few hundred thumbnail photos of work (with links to larger versions, or in some cases links to folders or websites that are relative) and representing over 140 different “Brick Artists”

Often there are amazing pieces of “Brick Art” that seem to get lost in the shuffle because they aren’t theme specific. Art is probably one of the least promoted or exploited themes so I decided to make take this gallery online to celebrate, encourage and support the amazing works of “Brick Art” that is being made.

The galleries have both work of my own, as well as collected photos or links that belong to others. In many cases I was not able to credit the original author. If TeBAG has any photos that are yours, that are not credited to you, please let me know so you can be given credit or if you do not want to be part of the gallery please alert me so I can remove your work.

The galleries feature many different builders and their amazing works. Many of which you have may never have seen (they are not all from flickr or brickself... and some that you might have forgotten about and others yet that are worth another look).

There are five Art Galleries...

Metal Work, Painting, Glass Work, Sculpture, Fig Work.

I also get a huge kick out of seeing how Lego impacts life, so the TeBAG contains a few other “non-Moc” galleries of Lego related art...

Body Art, Advertising, Toying with Life

My favourite Graffiti which was inspired by this Brothers Brick blog post

The whole gallery concept was also inspired by many brickself users that were doing art representations of “Real Masters”, Minifig Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Gallery (all of which are featured on the Fig Works page.)

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Gingerbread Holiday Home...

Happy Holidays,

From our house to yours.

Every year my children and I make a Gingerbread house as a holiday tradition.

Sometimes it’s a traditional house covered in candy, sometimes something crafted out of odds & ends or craft supplies.

In fact, we are well known around here for the ones made entirely out of dark, milk and white chocolate.

BUT This year, the house is made of ABS...

The Gingerbread Holiday Home... with sloped brick “icing”, “chocolate” doors/window and “candy-cane” pillars. The roof is shingled in boat stud “Smarties” and the yard is surrounded with tile and tire “licorice all sorts” and 2 by 2 round “gumdrop” fence. The windows are lined with trans yellow “candy” that shines with the help of some Lego lights and a battery box that resides inside the house.

Enjoy all my holiday MOC pics here.

May all your presents have that familiar rattle....
and hopefully this post will find you in good health, and amongst friends or family this holiday season.

Need some more holiday fun???
Has building a small set lost the challenge???

... do what all the "cool" ALES are doing... build the set IN THE BAG...

Monday, December 04, 2006


One HUGE Lego man, made out of cardboard... posted by "Onesimus"