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Blind Date Woes 1966 vs 2016

Blind Date Woes 1966 vs 2016

1966
Doris felt that this new culture of blind dating was a high-risk gamble…it seemed that Frank was far more enthusiastic than his invitation to “meet up for a coffee” suggested…

2016
Doris had finally relented and agreed to a blind date with Arthur after he promised to take her to a swanky restaurant and show her his new wheels…these were not exactly the ‘wheels’ she envisaged.

Meet Doris

On the left it is 1966 and she is a young vibrant lady in touch with the latest fashion, technology and trends.

On the right, time has passed and it is 2016 and Doris has to cope with new technology, innovation and the changes in society.

Sixth in a series of builds called Then & Now for Bricks magazine, a LEGO magazine : republic66media.com/

The first in the series was Taking Out the Trash

The second in the series was Reception Issues

The third in the series was Playing in the Park

The fourth in the series was The Latest Exercise Fad

The fifth in the series was The Healthy Life


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The Healthy Life 1966 vs 2016

The Healthy Life 1966 vs 2016

The Healthy Life 1966 vs 2016

1966

Back then, Mr Atkins had only just announced that you could lose weight eating bacon, butter, sausages and steak! Doris couldn’t wait to try it out at Frankie’s Place, what’s the worst that could happen…

2016

Those extra pounds around her hips would vanish by following the ‘Oxygen & Vitamin Shot’ diet but Doris was suspicious that many more pounds would vanish from her wallet…

Meet Doris

On the left it is 1966 and she is a young vibrant lady in touch with the latest fashion, technology and trends.

On the right, time has passed and it is 2016 and Doris has to cope with new technology, innovation and the changes in society.

Fifth in a series of builds called Then & Now for Bricks magazine, a LEGO magazine : republic66media.com/

The first in the series was Taking Out the Trash

The second in the series was Reception Issues

The third in the series was Playing in the Park

The fourth in the series was The Latest Exercise Fad


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The Latest Exercise Fad 1966 vs 2016

The Latest Exercise Fad 1966 vs 2016

1966
Doris still felt somewhat shaky when reminiscing about the Vita-Master Vibratory Belt Massager…it was certainly vigorous!

2016
A balance board, a Nunchuk and an obstacle course involving huge swinging canon balls…nowadays achieving fitness seemed fraught with danger.

Meet Doris

On the left it is 1966 and she is a young vibrant lady in touch with the latest fashion, technology and trends.

On the right, time has passed and it is 2016 and Doris has to cope with new technology, innovation and the changes in society.

Fourth in a series of builds called Then & Now for Bricks magazine, a LEGO magazine : republic66media.com/

The first in the series was Taking Out the Trash

The second in the series was Reception Issues

The third in the series was Playing in the Park


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Playing in the Park 1966 vs 2016

1966
Back in the days, the park was a place of tranquillity, the laughter of children, picnics on the grass and kites in the sky.

2016
As she sat relaxing with her bakewell tart and coffee in it’s recyclable cup, Doris wasn’t sure if she should hide under the bench for safety or smile for the camera!

Playing in the Park 1966 vs 2016

Meet Doris

On the left it is 1966 and she is a young vibrant lady in touch with the latest fashion, technology and trends.

On the right, time has passed and it is 2016 and Doris has to cope with new technology, innovation and the changes in society.

Third in a series of builds called Then & Now for Bricks magazine, a LEGO magazine : republic66media.com/

The first in the series was Taking Out the Trash
The second in the series was Reception Issues


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Eggs, balloons and buns 17 May 13

If you are a fan of new LEGO parts then you are probably already aware of the fantastic blog New Elementary.

I’ve been a guest reviewer over there this week looking at the luscious new parts from 75824 Pig City Teardown – the mid sized set from this years new theme Angry Birds.

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Click on the image to head over to the parts review.

 

 


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The Average American Basement 12 Apr 16

How the average British person imagines the average American’s basement…

 The Average American Basement

Sometimes, journalism really does encourage stereotypes. There has been a great deal about America’s gun laws, failed gun control and the pilgrim fathers’ statement about “the right to bear arms” in the news. Add in a little mass shooting and suddenly every American has at least an assault rifle in their basement.

I’m British. I’ve been in America quite a few times but I guess I missed out on seeing the average American basement. I think this guy is probably from the South…he looks a bit confused by my humour…or humor😉

Lovely collection of Brick Arms weapons is actually a WWII collection from shop.minifigforlife.com/brickarms/

…I’m so inaccurate I know….