Monday, June 4, 2012
saw Snow White and the Huntsman recently. Couldnt resist and had to make the awesome drunkard the Huntsman. lucky for me, the resemblance is striking as the Huntsman's actor is non other then Thor from the Avengers. Max knife count is two instead of 3-4 like in the movie.
i tried to make snow white with a paler skinned minifig part, but that only made her look like a mini zombie instead. so thats that.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
yes, i saw the avengers movie and decided to build this.
here is a better view of the action.
i wanted to build the scene, but i did not want to be just some hole that fits any minifig. i built this to accommodate Loki's oddly shaped helmet. The platform has connecting studs in the back to add on any buildings or backdrops as needed. the structure, unseen in these pictures, actually has an uneven tiled floor with leveling edges. it was probably one of the better things i had ever build aside from custom minifigs.
The hole that held Loki is actually closable with the movement and help of a few hinged pieces that swing out and then slide perfectly in place concealing the spot for pre-smashing scenery. i had never thought about using the tiles that much, but i can now see that it brings a cleaner look to MOCs.
Monday, May 14, 2012
i was thinking that it would be a June release.... but Lord of the Rings Lego and my highly anticipated Monster Fighter sets are out in stores already. i was just going to the store for more of the series 7, and on the end cap, right under the avenger sets....was all....this.....
i'm most likely going to wait a little bit before i buy anything. the prices at the store here is marked up 12-25% then retail. i'm not that desperate to grab the new sets...but wow so many zombies. i may pick up some LOTR sets afterall.... now why did i even bother picking up those dinosaur jurassic park sets?
That ghost train doesnt look like it can accommodate an engine much less look wide enough for a train track. i didnt want the castle before... but those bat creatures look promising. i know i will pick up a merman set when the time comes.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I've been wanting to do a pyramid of cheerleaders for a while now. but i didnt want all the girls to look the same. so i waited until i had enough heads and hairstyles to make a cheerleader troupe. The group currently has 17 members. (some of them were made after girls i knew that looked like them, and did dance/cheer. LoL) a few of them, such as Megan and Erika were in "Black STEEL." Pepper, Ava, Dani, and a few others were in an unfinished, so therefore unreleased film. and then.... a couple of them spent spring break in Rio hanging out with Arthur Curry.
This was no easy task as when i stacked these girls, i didnt use the hand that fits into bottom of the foot method, anyone can do that. i balanced them that would demand what these girls were.
CHEERLEADERS. they are acrobats that can form feats using balance, agility, and strength.
the first row was obviously easy. and they had to be positioned so that they would support the full balance of the girls above them. the second row was also simple, but the third proved to be somewhat a challenge. the girl on the left was easy, and stayed put, but the girl on the right, had to be positioned tactfully, to ensure that the last girl on top would not topple. (i appreciate cheerleaders even more now, as if these were real girls, i can almost hear them crying as they fell from the top repeatedly. yikes!)
there were two different times, where i was not satisfied with what i had. one, was the top girl was standing ontop of the other two girl's heads. balanced, but not realistic... second, i had it the way i thought i wanted, but having the top girl standing on top didnt do it for me... finally, i decided that i wanted the two girls near the top to hold the top girl in a "leg up" position, which i liked the most.
214 tries, 26 photos, several dis-encouragers, and nearly 5 hours later.... i was able to make this balanced pyramid.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
haha...^_^ yep, i'm having fun with my Thor minifig. I'm working on a few pics, which is taking a break on working on the films. i think i had a specific deadline in mind, but with the rate things are going with production... i dont think my 6 month release date will be made at all. i'm hoping that it won't become a hiatus... because those aren't good at all. =(
He's the movie Thor, but if i know my marvel comics...Thor had a viking helmet on. (i have two that fits... now which one shall i place on mine is the question...)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Grand opening of one of the 3 local Lego stores finally finishing their remodeling.
i'm wondering if that this is permanent or just a temporarily display. i'm thinking of the local birds perching themselves onto the dragon from sleeping beauty's wings and laying their wastes onto its now dark but soon white gooped body.
i havent been inside yet.... but there seems to be an impossible wall of pick a brick, thats pretty cool as the selection at this location was fairly lacking before. however, i am thinking that only the first 8 of so levels of bricks will be for sale. i highly doubt that the old fashioned library sliding ladder is for patrons usage.
The black dragon seems at home with the current dark sky. i've got my fill of series 7 as well. i wonder what series 8 will have to come.