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Friday, April 3rd, 2015
10:28 pm
Детский мир. Долгожданное открытие. Часть 3 (31 марта 2015 года)
1 часть здесь.
2 часть здесь.

Итак, очарованные макетом из Лего, мы проголодались и поехали на 6 уровень, где, согласно указателям, находился фуд-корт или по-русски - ресторанный дворик. И тут нас и не только нас ждали неудобства. Ещё не дойдя до самого дворика, я увидел немало людей вне его - сидящих или стоящих у "застеклённого балкона". Многие из них ели и пили прямо тут.


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Thursday, October 9th, 2014
10:43 pm
На рассвете
Оригинал взят у edge_of_another в На рассвете
Призрачный свет луны падал на неподвижную громаду боевой машины. Вокруг было прохладно и сыро, морской ветер причудливо завывал вокруг угловатых контуров морского робота. Но в кабине было уютно и тепло и капитан Рихт Кубстер неторопливо попивал кофе в ожидании утра.

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014
3:23 pm
Малая оборонительная башня "Москит"
Оригинал взят у edge_of_another в 2. Малая оборонительная башня "Москит"
Башня производилась серийно на Заводе малых оборонных машин им. Кубикова. Хорошо зарекомедовала себя в многочисленных сражениях благодаря почти полному сферическому сектору обстрела, большому набору видов оружия и генератору защитного поля.

Помимо оператора (в кабине) периметр башни охраняется от диверсий группой четырех боевых дронов. Таких дронов, как известно перестали отправлять на самостоятельные миссии после битвы за АБС, и какое-то время монтировали стационарно на всех мало-мальски значимых объектах.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014
11:52 am
На краю иного мира
Первая серия нашего фотокомикса "На краю иного мира" начинается с битвы за АБС-пластик - потенциальное сырье для воспроизводства строительных кирпичиков.

Собственно фотокомикс можно почитать тут: http://edge-of-another.livejournal.com/556.html
Friday, February 1st, 2013
5:24 pm
V Всероссийский молодежный робототехнический фестиваль РОБОФЕСТ-2013 - это 19 видов соревнований, 500 команд из 40 регионов России, стран СНГ, Румынии, Сербии и США.

Основные виды соревнований: FIRST, ABU ROBOCON, MCP, Mobile Systems, Freestyle, Android, Hello, robot!

Сайт: www.robofest2013.ru
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
3:42 pm
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
9:07 pm
The Monster In LegoCity
I and my child (11 years old) have made the short homemade animated movie about the monster.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
4:35 pm
Back from the convention; Pictures from Brickfair 2011
This year, like the previous couple, Erin and I went for a four day immersion into the deep geek world of adult Lego enthusiasts, or AFOLs: Adult Fans of Lego. Not the the young ones weren't there in numbers, but the primary drive is adults.

We will start off with what I consider a clever idea. The Lego convention, rendered in Lego.

while certainly not an accurate model, it certainly conveys the feel of how it is on public days. That is on Saturday and Sunday when the public, for a fee, get to come in and look at everyone's creations
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Thursday, June 9th, 2011
1:03 pm
On-Line Lego Mini Plans?
Anybody know where I can find the plans for all those little Lego Star Wars Ship models? Let's see if I can find a few pics of the packages...

There's one! I have personally owned and constructed the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing Fighter and AT-AT Walker, and have seen packages for the TIE-Fighters, Slave 1, Snow Speeder and a few others... but I forgot to hold on to the instructions and now I would like to make a few billion space ships.

Also, how about some fan-made Star Trek plans in the same scale?
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
10:44 am
LEGO at the B&O Train Museum

Thanksgiving weekend I voulenteered to help the WAMALTC put on the Lego train display at the B&O railroad museum. The've been doing it for around 8 years, and this year was the biggest ever. Setup took a week.

The web of tables start to form

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
4:58 pm
Legoland Windsor
My husband and i went to london for our honeymoon at the end of may..and we made sure to head over to legoland windsor for the day. We had a ton of fun! here are some pics if anyone is interested!

3:02 pm
Brickfair 2010

Last weekend I went to the lego convention in Dulles Virgina with Erin. She participated for the first time.

The weekend didn't exactly start well as we got near the convention on Thursday, the sky opened up with a downpour that reduced visibility to about 12 feet....not great when looking for road signs in the capricious Virginia highway system. Then after ducking into a mall we had even more difficulty finding our hotel as the directions took us to the highway next to it, when the entrance was NOT on said highway. Furthermore it had no signs and was locate off of a side road, that was off of a side road, behind another hotel.

Erin developed a migraine, but after dumping the stuff at the Hotel it was off to the convention center to set up our stuff. Luckily mine only suffered minor damage in transit. Erin's being primarily scenery, did not fare so well. I helped her to plant lego grass for about 45 minutes after setting up mine.

Friday went better, I was invited to be one of the examples in a seminar on historic architecture, as I specialize in mid-century Googie stuff. Erin ended up buying a few things from Brickforge, a fan based company that makes lego compatable items,  particularly she got "centaur bodies" We mingled a bit but I suggested we get to the lego store early to get our pick a brick stuff, before the rush the was the big Friday event; "The Running of the bulls"

The "Running of the bulls" is where the lego store opens after hours to allow member of the convention to buy damaged boxes at 50% off. People are randomly selected as to order, but this year, to stop hoarding, particularly from resellers who sell by the piece, it went in rounds. The first time around you got to choose one, the second two, the third three, and if you stayed for the fourth...you could buy as much as you like. 
Erin got the space shuttle set for her father, and I got the Grand Emporium. Second, I got two Green Grocers and Erin acted as my agent as she did not want to stay for round three, even if two thirds of the crowd leaves after each round.

 Saturday we swam in the Hotel pool, then Saturday behind our creations to answer question from the public. Funnily enough, when we arrived, some random guy was behind Erin's set up answering questions on it. While I was happy with my location at first. A person set up a huge Marshmallow Man and lit up Ghostbusters Scene next to mine. But still even there were hundreds of people still oohing and taking pictures of my stuff, even if if he had five times as many. Later Erin and I chilled in the build and play, met a neat couple from New York. Then George and I participated in the drunken speed building competition. I didn't do well, but hey a free 50 buck set and ten Jello shots.

Sunday the public came again, almost as many as Saturday, we packed up. Watched the final ceremonies, Erin and I both got minor sets as door prizes, then everybody got an Exoforce set(Yes they were handing them out like candy. I never got why Exoforce is not looked upon favorably, some nifty pieces got introduced through it. Had some pretty good Mexican food, then headed home.

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
4:04 pm
Summer in Lego City

Someone left a cake Lego in the rain sun!
Yes, it's definitely summer out here in Lalaland, and my brain is melting from both the heat and all the Lego I'm putting up on eBay!
I've got new and used sets and minifigs! Star Wars! Toy Story 3! Racers! X-Pods! Knight's Kingdom II! Agents! Space Police 3!
And one lone Bionicle. I'm adding new stuff every day! I've got two large Knight's Kingdom castles coming!
And also a Viking Ship versus Midgard Serpent set!
You can see my wares by clicking this handy-dandy link.
If that doesn't work for some bizarre reason, my eBay seller name is "zrath".
Thank you, enjoy, and stay cool!

Current Mood: hot
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
5:06 pm
Lego Minifigures Series 1
Has anyone in this comm had any success in collecting the whole batch??

I'm in the Portland, OR area and had some one stand in line and fight off a bunch of kids at 9 AM this morning, only to have his cheat sheet confiscated at the door. Booo.

Anyways, I'm still short a few - if anyone in the area is looking to add to their collection, I would happy to trade the following:

(1) Forestman
(3) Scuba Divers
(1) Spaceman
(2) Nurses

I am trying to get one of the following:


Let me know! I am happy to arrange a meet-up.
Friday, June 11th, 2010
8:25 pm
Lego identification - help needed please
Hi everybody,

I am a mother of a few Lego lovers and I'm hoping you guys will be able to help me.

The other week I dug up this Lego man in my veggie patch, which is far from my house. What were my kids getting up to? I am doing some supersleuthing to see if I can find which Lego series this Lego man came from. Then I may be able to pinpoint when this little explorer was lost. Then again, maybe not, as my youngest son inherited a lot of them :) They are not really in trouble, BTW.

Of course, I could ask one of my sons. I guess really, I am a Lego fan at heart :)

BTW, I found this cool site: http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=5750
Monday, June 7th, 2010
12:21 am
Lego Felt Tip 110

'Tis awesome, no?
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
8:08 pm
Fred Meyer - 20% off all Lego sets (OR, WA, & ??)
The Fred Meyer stores (at least in the Portland, OR area) have all Lego sets for 20% off. In some cases, the savings are even better - closer to $25-30% off.

I haven't verified where else this may hold true, but I did find an awesome selection at the newly-renovated Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer, including 20% off the new Toy Story Western Train (awesome).

Enjoy! Sale ends the 15th.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
1:20 pm
Clockwork Ostriches
Clockwork Ostriches, originally uploaded by Reasonably Clever Chris.

This is the first thing I thought of when I saw the new LEGO ostriches had removable heads with a standard connection point. I finally got around to building them over the weekend.

11:51 am
Fire Brigade
I got the Fire Brigade, and am finally getting around to building it.

Overall it is a beautiful, but challanging build.

But one problem, the fridge. I've disassemble it and reassembled it several times trying to following the instuctions and it seems ever so slightly off in "depth" between the top and bottom where the door attaches. It is only about 1/10th of a stud, but noticable. Has anyone else had this problem?
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
11:07 pm

US Toys'R'Us Lego Star Wars Buy One Get One Half Off sale is on NOW online and starting tomorrow Sunday 4/25/20 at the US stores.
I found out from Slickdeals.net just now.
Lego Star Wars is usually not included in TRU's BOGOHO sales, so this is cool.
Hope this helps!

Current Mood: bouncy
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