Sunday, December 16, 2007

Nintendo Characters

by Alex "Green Brick"

Folder here, posted by a proud mom.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hobby Show - 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Its that time of year again...
Time for the OBB to gather at the International Centre and display our Lego Creations.

I am happy to announce we will have a special guest with us this year, but Im not letting that cat out of the bag.

And... as I posted to Lugnet...

I am very pleased to invite YOU to participate in the Hobby Show, this Nov 2nd,
3rd and 4th, located in Toronto at the International Centre on Airport Road
(Dixon Rd).

The OBB, (Ontario Brick Builders - an informal group of Lego builders) will be
displaying once again this year.

Please consider this your formal invitation. Whether you are a seasoned
builder, new to the hobby, or just want to come out and talk some brick talk,
EVERYONE is welcome.

So... if you are an ADULT builder located within driving distance to the
International Centre, please mark your calendar now, and start building whatever
you want to display. No Moc too big, no Moc too small.

This year we are offering up a challenge "Mocs that MOVE!" Of course, we are
willing to display Mocs that just sit there and look pretty.

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and hoping to see new faces as well.

For more info on the show .... billed as “North America’s Original Hobby Show
and Canada’s Largest National Trade and Consumer Hobby and Craft Exhibition”
check out the official link here

We have also set our after hours plans (where we will dine and chat into the
night) so if you are interested in just meeting us after the show...

Friday - Zets
Saturday - (our traditional) Lone Star
Sunday - Boston Pizza

All these restaurants are just down the road from the International Centre on
Airport Road.

So if you cant join us for the show, please join us for a late dinner (particularly the Sat. night)

Cheers! Hope to see y'all soon!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Elegant Walker...

Posted by Chris Magno...

Check out this post here for more info

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More Brickshelf Finds...

Here is an interesting church...
posted by Barbara "Mc.Bricker"


I found this interesting for a few reasons. First of all, her use of interesting parts for architectural details... such as finger hinges, click hinges and minifig hair pieces as seen here....


As well, she used microscale as forced perspective on either side of the church to represent the buildings in the background. Nice use of technic pin joiners instead of round one by one, so the coloums remain smooth.

Here is an interesting little graveyard posted by


What I found really makes this different and interesting is the gate is placed on an angle instead of just surrounding the baseplate.

And, a very cool microscaled project posted by


Saturday, September 08, 2007

And now back to posting...

Well the Brickshelf disaster seems to have taken care of itself (at least for the time being) and things have been restored to some semblance of order.

Sadly I, as well as many others, are now looking for alternate hosting for our pictures, and in an offer I couldn't refuse (I love my hosting company) I decided to no longer rely on free hosting for my pictures and bought my own domain (as I stated last post.)

So most of my stuff (webpage, pics, etc) should be SOON hosted at (nothing to see there yet, tho) and I will move from static pages to a CMS which hopefully will motivate me to update more frequently with greater ease. This domain will also be the new host of TeBAG (my online Lego Gallery of various related to the brick art items.)

Anyhow, summer has now ended and the kids are back at school so I find myself with a bit more free time during the day... so its back to posting.

Lets see...

First of all... I recently posted my FSM (you can read the post here)

Second of all...

I thought this vid was cute...

Some assembly required!!!

and thirdly...

if you have a few minutes, check out this amazing build that took the creator 4 years to build, I find it interesting not only for the amazing attention to detail but for the fact that someone from a different country built an American iconic building.

Still looking for more awesome lego creations???
Check out these builds.

Translucent Mosaic at
Beautiful Micro at
Scaled Classic Space at
Detailed Circus and Train at
and a Cool Transformer

And if you arent a total purist... you should check these new Lego scaled farm animals out
(Im just waiting on mine in the mail)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Death of BrickShelf....

Its been a sad week for adult Lego fans that are involved with the online communities. With the pending demise of Brickshelf, there has been plenty of speculation, none of which I am going to even touch on. I have nothing but words of thanks to anyone that has provided services to any Lego fan that has increased our ability to share our own work, and learn from others.

Of course, that doesnt change that facts, which is, Brickshelf is close to being closed down (end of the month... just enough time to collect pictures that you want to have on your own drive) and sadly many of the pics here as well as on many Lego websites and forums are going to become broken images. Since I do not personally own many of the images I have "featured" here, these links will not be fixed.

There are a number of alternatives, (some existing and some in development), personally I guess I will "play/surf" on Flickr a bit more, as well as MOC pages, but only so I can still remain being an active member of the community by sharing a few of my builds and see what some of my favourite builders are up to.

Added to this news of Brickshelf closing, there is a long history of fan sites disappearing into thin air. Just to mention a few... there was Legofan which never touched on its potential, the on and off fears of Lugnet self imploding, the "loss" of my own forum site recently due to a server crash and technical glitches, and other sites that had pictures or links that I would have liked to be able to access, such as rtl.

I am really thinking about just hosting all my pics on my own site and just leaving it like that, therefore eliminating the need to be dependent on other ppls generosity, or being subject to their whims of support, or lack there of.

My own sites, both Bricks and Blocks and the Tebag has out lived its usefulness. By all standards they are beyond outdated, with too many now defunct picture links, not to mention fairly juvenile looking, and a pita to maintain due to pathetic hmtl skillz on my part. They basically out lived any of its potential (about a day after it was posted) . As well, bmts, the company that hosts it, sucks, even though years ago, they did serve their purpose, time and technology has long surpassed anything they can provide. I would like to get them completely off my billing list. Therefore long story short, its time for a new domain, new host, new pages, etc. Hopefully in the near future I will post a link to all things Janey and ABS.

While I truly appreciate all the work anyone does to provide info (such as links, photos, files, etc) free of charge for the community, you truly get what you pay for. My goal is to be a bit more self reliant and have one place, paid in full, for all my "stuff".

Basically 4 times bitten, 5 times shy, giggle, yeah Im slow!

I am at a bit of a loss of what shall happen to the Tebag, but since community support for that project was limited to the few wonderful ppl that continued to send me work to add to the gallery, it too may have seen its time.

Fav icons Mosaic....

Monday, June 04, 2007

I find humour everywhere...

There has been tons of (good) press for Nathan (a "certified" Lego artist) and for that I am happy for him and for the whole hobby.

Nice coverage, here, and here.

Congrats Nathan... nice to see some Lego Sculpture being recognised by the general public in a more "artistic way".

The part that is cracking me up, is this piece...

It's actually one of my favs, and I think it is executed very well. Nathan is quoted saying "This sculpture depicts an individual breaking out of a gray box, much like one may break out of a depression or a challenging situation."

While the "hard-core" Lego fans may find this piece controversial because of the use of so much "grey" (a colour that has caused a bit of angst with in the community) some parts of the general "hard-core" non-Lego fans, are finding just a tad bit more controversy which just makes me giggle.

It doesn't take a degree in "naughty" to figure out what some ppl maybe be thinking, and the web is a wonderful place of depravity. So its no surprise that there has been a subculture of ppl that feel Nathan might have been going for something just a tad bit more sexual. I will let you find those references all on your own.

USS Harry S. Truman

USS Harry S. Truman by Malle Hawking of Munich Germany.

Learn more about this MOC... here

Circle, circle, dot, dot...

Blunty Youtube posting...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pirated scrabble...

Bet the other guys got the "Z" AND the "Q".

I like to call this...

Addicted to toys....

Someone programmed their NXT to beat their Wii... uhhh, doesnt that take the fun out of play? wink.

Of course... if you dont own a Wii, you can always build one out of Lego, like BS user "suu"