Thursday, September 25, 2014

#TBT Old Town Parade

In the interests and long running tradition of "Throw-Back Thursday"--  which dates all the way back to 2011-- today's post features our town as it appeared back in its FIRST version.

Tyler and I were watching news coverage of a disaster somewhere (I forget where but it's possible these are from around the time of Hurricane Katrina) and we decided to act out a relief effort.   Of course we only had ONE town, so the mission became one of airlifting supplies and rescue workers from the airport.
Upon their return from their operation, the town threw a "Welcome Home" parade for their heroes, followed by a community celebration.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tesla Supercharger Opens in Bricksburgh!

Inspired by Lego's leaked new set featuring an exploding gas pump, I decided  to see if I could whip up a proper alternative.
Fortunately, I didn't have to look very far for inspiration... as we have a Tesla in our garage!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In Need of Lego Tesla

Ran across today.  Supposedly from a leaked 2015 Lego product catalog.   It appears to be an EXPLODING GAS PUMP.

Dear Tesla,
        Please buy these by the pallet load for resale in your stores.
                                              Thank you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quiet On Set!

Summer schedules are proving busier than we thought!  Plus we're trying hard to launch our new blog www.TeslaPittsburgh.com (check it out!) and that's been diverting.   However, we do have a new video to share-- just on YouTube today!  Detailed pictures will post later, but until then-- see how many celebrities you can spot:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hospital Makes A Grand Entrance

A fixture in any town is the hospital.  Minifigs who fall ill or get injured can expect to find themselves on the doorstep of our town clinic.  Like many of the structures in Bricksburgh, the hospital received quite an upgrade in location when we moved to the new house.  
Even better than the location change, though, was the new driveway-- a much GRANDER entrance courtyard!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Start of the Revolution

It seemed like a peaceful day in Bricksburgh.  The sun was shining.  People went to work.  Tourists played on the beach.  And the TechMan was out making his rounds repairing things.  What no one knew was that he'd left his side project in the van while he was working.   And the van got hot inside.  And that triggered a cooling sensor on his project.  And that project was an advanced robot.
And once awakened...  it started the Revolution.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Can You Hear Me Now?

Communications are a vital part of a vital city service: the police department.   Recently there was quite a crowd gathered up on the roof of HQ trying to get some new equipment installed.
Normally a job like this would only need one guy-- but not in Bricksburgh!  What are all these guys doing up there?!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Keeping the Lights On For Ya

Every now and then the traffic light bulbs burn out.  We've already seen the unsafe way to work on them, but today's post will give you an idea how to do it properly...
...despite the less than ideal pictures.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just Checking In?

For many tourists, the City Hotel is the first place they go after flying into Bricksburgh-- or coming by boat.  The City Hotel has plenty of rooms available, a great location, and wonderful amenities.
If you're ready to check in at the front desk, then click on through and we'll show you around the hotel in more detail!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Eye Spy With My Little Eye...

Urban explorers usually climb around and inside abandoned buildings and utility areas, like hospitals and sewer tunnels.  In Bricksburgh we don't really have any such things-- at least no abandoned-- so explorers have to find someplace else for their adventures.
We'll be doing a series of posts-- and maybe videos-- on our mini-explorers, here's some pictures of them in the meantime: