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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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Playing in the Park 1966 vs 2016

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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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Mr Bean and his MINI with Building Instructions 17 Feb 16

I’ve been waiting to get the mop head since CMF series 15 came out just to give it to Mr Bean.

Teddy – check

Mr Bean – check

Lime mini – check

MOP HEAD – yay check.

I love Mr Bean and this is probably my favourite scene 🙂

Mr Bean & his Mini

Instructions for the Mini are here:

Mr Bean's Mini Instructions

Mr Bean is a custom minifigure by minifigures.com

www.minifigures.com/mr-bean.html

NB. it was built for looks rather than play as the round 1×1 presses on the wheel if you push it in too far. oops


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The LEGO Da Vinci Code WIP in honour of Brickflicks 14 Feb 16

Part of the final scene in The Da Vinci code when Robert Langdon puts 2 and 2 together and makes..well…an implausible theory regarding the final resting place of the Holy Grail.

Robert Langdon walks past the Louvre and the glass pyramid where I snapped this quick shot like any good paparazzi. He then takes a poignant, dramatic pause at the glass ceiling before kneeling in prayer? Best part is the music.

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I’m starting a short brickfilm of the final scene of The Da Vinci Code in celebration of BrickFlicks.

Warren Elsmore’s BrickFlicks Exhibition is currently on show at The St Enoch’s Centre in Glasgow. Brick Flicks brings to life much-loved movies by recreating them in Lego and features everything from sci-fi and drama to action blockbusters. The exhibition runs from Friday 12th February until 18th April and will showcase everything from family favourites Wayne’s World, Wizard of Oz and West Side Story to Tron and The Godfather.

I also wanted to play with the new Brickstuff pico lights I bought. I wish had the new receding hairline hair that comes with Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters Dimensions Level set for Robert.

For more information about BrickFlicks at St Enoch Centre in Glasgow, please visit http://www.st-enoch.com/stores/brick-flicks/ or call 0141 204 3900.


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Arvo Brothers – Alien Project Review. 20 Jan 16

Alien Project by The Arvo Brothers

The Arvo Brothers (Ramon & Amador Alfaro Marcilla) have recently released their second book called Alien Project. It costs €26 + shipping and can be purchased via the Arvo Brothers website. The main bulk of the book contains detailed instructions for building their fantastic Alien figure and its base. There are also chapters explaining the inspiration behind the project and a rare insight into the development of a model of this calibre. Below is my review of the book.

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See the full review on The Brother Brick:

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2016/01/12/alien-project-by-the-arvo-brothers-review/#more-64871


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Weegie Duke of Wellington 01 Jan 16

Outside of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, you will find a statue on a plinth.  The statue is of the Duke of Wellington on his horse. Almost invariably, you will also see that the Duke is sporting an orange traffic cone as a hat.

As a Glaswegian, I know that this is not a sign of disrespect, but a show of affection for the statue while also representing a bit of “Glasgow humour”. In the past there have been numerous attempts to stop the ‘vandalism’ but as soon as the police or council workers remove the cone, another appears. Sometimes the horse is also given a cone as if to say….take one traffic cone away and we will return it two-fold!

 

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I love this statue and it’s cone. Whenever I go home I take a photograph even though I have hundreds like it 🙂

 

 


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Classic ET & Elliot Moon Creation

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My take on the classic moment from the movie  ET when Elliot and ET cycle across the face of the moon (thanks to some ET flying abilities).

NB. The ET ‘figure’ is temporary as a custom one from minifigures.com will take his place 🙂

http://www.minifigures.com/et.html

I love that film.