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    [MOC] Can you guess the video game?

    These are great! I don't play video games, so I would never have guessed them, but I love the 'vignettes' concept, the quiz idea, and the parts usage. I think my favourite is probably the very first one, 'Snipperclips'.
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    [MOC] Album Covers

    Hi All, Here is a new selection of Lego album covers. 1. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 2. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 3. Alison Krauss - New Favorite 4. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert 5. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness 6. Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby 7. Radiohead - The Bends 8. Vampire Weekend - Contra There are more here at my Instagram page which is better curated than my Flickr.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    - I agree with this! The Yoda Chronicles was much more charming than any of the Lego films. - Also, not an unpopular opinion, but a sad fact. We have no official Lego Store in Ireland. But maybe that's actually a good thing, because the one I did visit in Leicester Square was an over-heated, over-packed pressure cooker. Anyway, most non-essential retail is closed here most of the time because of Covid, so browsing in shops for Lego is off the agenda...
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Nice to see you're still going with these! I had been thinking of doing a Talk Talk - so it's fun to see how you've approached it. Good work. I only really knew their (epic) hits, so I've gone off to listen to Laughing Stock in its entirety...
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    [MOC] The Queen's Gambit

    Thank you again! I love this comment because you are being very complimentary while also pointing out a fundamental flaw in the model! Well, it shows how little I remember about the rules of chess from my childhood... Funnily enough, in my first draft (see below - when the queen was also taller), I did have white on the right by chance. But I ended up moving the squares and pieces around for visual reasons, because I felt that for the board to work in Lego I had to have mostly white pieces on white squares and brown on brown, or I lost the 'chess board' effect.
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    [MOC] The Queen's Gambit

    Hi, thanks for the comments. When I do this kind of scene (usually an album cover, but this time a TV programme), I only build as much as I need to in order to try and replicate the original photo. So, here is what I was copying; And here (with no filter applied) are two zoomed out shots, showing how I only built 'just enough'. There's obviously a geometrical challenge in reproducing the original here due to the odd proportions of minifigures, and the fact that even a 16 square chess board is very big...
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    [REVIEW] 75299 Trouble on Tatooine

    The review is of course nicely done. But for a 30 Euro toy, could they not have put in anything of actual interest beyond our favourite father and child, like a fun little brick built Krayt Dragon, or Cobb Vanth or even, I don't know, Doctor Mandible (whatever episode he was in).
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    [MOC] Shin Chan's house

    Nice, clean, sharp model, with cool colours and shapes. It looks like an actual picture from a Real Estate brochure!
  9. I did a little model of one of the publicity pictures from the hit Netflix chess drama 'The Queen's Gambit' which we enjoyed watching this year.
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    [MOC] Rapunzel's Tower

    This is fun! Nice work. I've never actually seen Tangled, but I looked up a picture and it's instantly recognisable. I think the purple roof looks good, and the yellow hair is cool. Looking at the reference pictures, maybe you could experiment with some other techniques for the greenery on the tower walls if you wanted to. I'm not might consider more smooth tiles and curves rather than exposed green stud plates. Or perhaps only using 1x1 green flower pieces. But they're just suggestions. Well done!
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    [MOC] "Into the Wild" Snowy Magic Bus

    I really like this, as I said on Instagram. It's a beautiful model of something a bit different from the usual. The snowy whiteness goes so well with the sand green.
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    [MOC] Miles Davis

    Thanks, both. A couple more pictures here. In the second one you can see a bit more of which parts project from the background. It's a kind of bas-relief, I suppose. Just enough 3D-ness to add some visual interest to the final front-on photo, rather than just making a completely flat mosaic-type thing.
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    [MOC] Miles Davis

    Miles Davis, Bitches Brew. Seminal electric jazz album, 2020 marks 50 years since its release. The Original Cover painting was by Mati Klarwein. My Lego version is 460mm x 460mm.
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    Seriously, how did this happen?

    I understand your sadness, as it's not easy I'm sure to see your corner of Lego history being ignored, even as Lego prospers. And I will say that the Ideas Exo Suit is one of my favourite sets. But I think the Cantina may not be the best target for criticism here. Yes, it's outrageously expensive for what it is, and I'll almost certainly never buy it. An absolute cash grab. But it is a really iconic moment in cinema/popular culture. George Lucas captured lightning in a bottle here, with believable aliens, a real hollywood star (Ford), a classic actor (Guinness), a genius composer, fun silly dialogue and so on. Star Wars itself is a glorious past.
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    Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

    Thanks...I tried! Should've been slightly more purple...But it was fun to make, anyway. Ah, thanks for looking! I appreciate the comment, Carebear! More here, if you like music...