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Miro Dudas shares his LEGO Princess Leia instructions

Miro Dudas is a talented LEGO builder who generously shared instructions to build his pose-able Princess Leia character.

Build your own Leia & R2-D2

If you click on his image above, it will take you to the original Flickr image where Miro shared the instructions. R2D2 is also available for a very small fee if you want to complete the duo and let the hugs commence!

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The Special Relationship

The Special relationship

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, otherwise known as ‘Trump’s Maggie’ met with President Trump on Friday 27th Jan 2017 in the Oval Office at the White House. Their Special relationship status was denoted by the table prepared with a single red rose from the ever charming President Trump. Soon it was time to exchange gifts.

Thankfully Theresa (or Tessie FooFoo as Trump likes to call her) arrived prepared with her gift – a Quaich, a Scottish silver drinking dish that is a symbol of friendship and trust.

In return, Trump gave her a nice shiny black rifle to protect herself from all the immigrants entering Europe. What a gent!

God Bless Help America 😉


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LEGO UK planned 5% Price Increase

UK LEGO Prices up 5%

Yes it’s true, LEGO are increasing the cost of LEGO in the UK by 5% thanks to the falling pound post-Brexit.

UK LEGO Prices up 5%

I did actually vote to stay in the EU although I have to admit the potential increase in the cost of LEGO was not my motivation for this (what kind of LEGO fan am I???) This build is not necessarily a direct reflection of my own opinions on the subject.

Built for a NEWS item on The Brothers Brick UK LEGO price to increase 5%

“I love London” torso, mascara-run head and £ note tile from www.Firestartoys.com

Sad minifigure faces by www.minifigforlife.com


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Constructive Compliments 1966 vs 2016

1966
Apparently this new building was going to be a display of contemporary architecture but Doris wasn’t entirely sure the wolf whistles were a display of contemporary compliments.

2016
As the demolition boss briefed her team before erasing another Brutalist building, Doris realised that this was the perfect moment to attempt her first ‘selfie’.

Constructive Compliments 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.

Eighth 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

The sixth in the series was Blind Date Woes

The seventh in the series was Dangers of Shopping


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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