I am currently sitting at the Hillsboro Washington County Museum, listening to my darling husband and his PortLUG (Portland LEGO User Group) buddies talk about where they should set up Micropolis, mecha, and more. I actually know what those terms mean. I also have a paper cut on my left hand from a LEGO instruction manual. I got that the other day when I was helping my son with a set. You could say that I am involved in the world that is LEGO. Continue reading Life on the Edge of LEGO
Built this today. Watch for a review next week.
This last weekend, after the monthly PortLUG meeting, I swung by the Lego Store to sate my need for even more new elements. I went all in at the pick-a-brick wall and bought over $40 worth of cups so that I could get my free polybag (and all of those lovely elements)!
Continue reading July Cups
Last summer, the Lego Stores made some adjustments to their Pick-a-Brick walls. Word on the street was that we would be seeing more thematic parts selection, and for a while that seemed to be true. A whole slew of ‘Friends’ themed elements (all those bright colors) started showing up and individual bins were getting signage to indicate that they would complement different themes. Then the wall started to get stagnant. Continue reading Pick-a-Model
This last week I made two trips to my local Lego store. I hadn’t planned it that way, but curiosity about the contents of the pick-a-brick wall took me there once on my own and then we took a family trip to the mall on the weekend. Two trips and two large cups of elements.
Continue reading January Cups
The glamour of disassembly and sorting.
Building a character with my boy.
I’ve only been building Lego seriously for about a year. One first things I discovered was the massive AFOL community on Flickr. Since I am a big sci-fi fan, it wasn’t long before I was drooling over pictures of Lego spaceships from the annual Shiptember competition.
Continue reading Shiptember Prep
I was in Seattle this last weekend, visiting friends when the siren call hit me. There are two Lego stores nearby, so I hopped some buses and sampled both PaB walls. That makes for a lot of long bus rides and malls, but the treasures that I found!
Continue reading Pick-a-Brick Tour
Hit two different Lego stores today and bought two very different pick-a-brick cups.