Granovian Seaport it’s a nice building MOC built by Sir Edwyn. Loved the medieval architecture of the building and the fine details on the walls.
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The iconic Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” returns to the skies with this model by Brian Fitzsimmons. The nose turret and bombardier’s station show considerable detail, including two smaller windows aft of the nose. The sculpting of the wings, in particular, stands out for its elegant shapes.
As impressive the model, Brian’s Flickr feed includes LDD renderings of is model that are also worth checking out.
It was a nice surprise for me when I first read the invitation from Brick Warriors to write a review about their custom parts. They would send me a sample of their parts that I could analyse and write down the review.
I must confess that at the beginning I was a bit skeptical about what could I get. But all the doubts flew away after I opened the small bag with the pieces.
The quality of the plastic was near excellent, even better than many official LEGO parts (I’m not a great fan of the soft plastic used in many recent parts made by LEGO) and the overall design of the parts were also rather good.
I decided to divide this review into four parts (counting with this introduction) so I could get into details in each part. Without more delays, here’s the picture of all parts kindly offered by Brick Warriors.
I wish you all a happy and prosper new year!!!
LEGO CUUSOO is the new system from LEGO where users can share their ideas and if they get enough support from the community (10000 votes) LEGO will review it. If they approve your idea, you may have a chance to see it as a new official product.
I was thrilled with the idea, and submitted my project of the small replicas of Lisbon trams. I don’t recall of any LEGO trams sets and this could be a good opportunity for all of LEGO fans to get a new way of transportion in their own cities :-)
Here’s the page for this project. I hope you liked the idea and want to support it - http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1079
Thank you very much.
We reached the 150 members in History Bricks group at Flickr with 1243 items shared :D
Thank you all for keeping in touch and hope we can be celebrating the 200 members very soon ;)
Hi everyone! I’ve been extremely busy in the last few days but today’s news was sufficient to forget my job a few minutes and write a new post post and spread the word.
According to this press release, LEGO will publish in 2011 a new theme about the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” :D
This definitely, will close the discussion about the picture of the captain Jack Sparrow riding a camel :)
I’m very impatient to know what sets will be released. I vote for a big Black Pearl similar to the Imperial flagship :D
Hi everyone! It has been a busy week but I hope to catch up the news this weekend, with new MOCs to talk about. But today I would like to advertise the most recent exhibition organized by the Portuguese LEGO User Group (PLUG) in El Corte Inglés at Lisbon.
Due to time constraints, this year my participation in the exhibition is very modest with only two MOCs of the old Lisbon trams and a few Star Wars sets. Today I took some time and went to visit the exhibition in the 7th floor. I must say that the overall quality of PLUG’s exhibition is getting better and better as time passes by. Here’s some photos of what you can find (sorry for the poor quality but they were taken with my phone).
One of the cool aspects of this exhibition is the great number of MOCS representing landmarks and other Portuguese features such as the trains and trams.
You can find more photos at the gallery of other PLUG members:
I had known from The Brother Bricks of the very sad news that the founder of Bricklink Daniel Jezek has passed away. Daniel had a huge impact in our hobby by helping people get the desired LEGO using the big market that Bricklink is.
Here’s the quote of the official announcement at Bricklink.
We regret to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Dan Jezek, owner and
founder of BrickLink.com. Dan will be greatly missed by all of his family and
many friends at Bricklink and around the world. A memorial fund is being set
up and will be announced at a later date. If you wish to send condolences, you
may do so via e-mail to condolences (at) bricklink.com and they will be passed
on to his family.
The website will continue under the ownership of the Jezek family. Eric Smith,
owner of Northstar Computer Systems, will act as BrickLink Administrator. Northstar
has been the host for BrickLink for the past decade. The current BrickLink moderators
for the various aspects of the site are all continuing in their roles. Troy Ceferatti
is resuming his role as Community Overseer.
The site will continue operating without interruption and all Bricklink users
– buyers and sellers – can be reassured that the policies and fee structures
will remain as before. Please remember Dan in your thoughts and prayers.
Please visit his memorial page here:
My sincere condolences to the Daniel’s family!