This last weekend PortLUG had a booth at our local Rose City Comic Con. We’d never put on a display at a comic convention before so it was all new territory for us. What made it even more interesting is that we were invited to present a panel on building Lego. I threw my hat in that ring and signed up for the madness. Continue reading Rose City Comic Con 2015
Built this today. Watch for a review next week.
I’ve been very happy with this year’s seasonal LEGO sets. This run of 8×8 vignettes have been great sets full of interesting elements. At first glance, Halloween looks good too. Continue reading 40122 Trick or Treat
Basically finished, just some tweaks and final photography left.
I really like this angle.
Building at small scales can be tricky. LEGO is a versatile building system, but elements can only get so small before they are too small to handle and interconnect. The smallest common element is a 1×1 plate which would be 7.5 feet across and 3 feet high in Micropolis (making it about 1:285). That is a grainy pixel!
Continue reading Scaling Micropolis
I grew up on Star Wars. As an adult, my taste in science fiction has veered away, but my son and I have watched most of the Clone Wars series. When I first saw the images for these new Star Wars Buildable Figures, I was excited to see the potential. When they finally came out last week, I picked up a lowly Clone of my own. Continue reading 75108 Clone Commander Cody
Making great progress. All the weapons are built and I’m working on getting the hull finished.
Good progress so far. The hull is mostly blocked out and I’ve started adding details. I built most of the weapon systems today (I figured out how to mount the missile pods after I took the picture).
I might do a bit of rebuilding tomorrow. There is a row of grills along the bottom of the domes and I’d like the plates behind them to be black instead of various shades of gray.