Monthly Archives: October 2013

Late October


We made our a trip to our local Lego store (our second of the month). My son picked up an alarm clock and a couple sets. One of the sets turned out to be pretty darn cool and I suspect that I’ll be getting a copy for myself in the near future. I bought a big cup of bricks from the pick-a-brick wall. Since I still haven’t started building, my selection process is mostly speculation and desire.

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Lego on Pinterest


One of the sites that I like for Lego is still maturing, and isn’t as popular among the predominately male AFOL demographic, but I can’t deny how handy it is for collecting my favorite MOCs from around the internet. Pinterest was built for this kind of thing: drawing images from various sources, curating them, then sharing them back out to the wider world.
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Lego on Flickr


As someone just getting back into the hobby, I have a fair amount of catching up to do. The internet is full of resources, from fan sites to the official Lego site, to a whole host of third-party businesses that sell new, used and custom Lego. I’ve been slowly accumulating interesting blogs and news sites, and I will talk about those another time. Right now I want to wax about a site that I’ve been using for years, but has taken on an entirely new life for me as a Lego fan: Flickr.

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Lego Minifigure Year by Year


I only own a couple books about Lego, I’m not particularly into collecting Lego minifigures, but when I picked up a copy of Lego Minifigure Year by Year, I was struck. Here is a book that I didn’t even know that I wanted, full to the brim with nostalgia and inspiration. The cover alone portrayed some of my favorite minifigs, capturing whole eras of my life.

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Now that I have a space set aside for working with my Legos, I’ve pulled them out of the basement. Right away I realized that I was going to be in for a chore. My bricks are in a number of plastic tubs and trays, but with little organization. To make it a bit worse, there is a tangle of partially demolished models. I put them into storage hastily, so I did whatever I had to do to get them into bins. Now I am seeing the fruits of that haste.

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