Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Little Help from the Future

While digging around in some minifigure parts bins,
I found enough pieces to make some old style Lego
Spacemen. I wanted to give them some more gear,
but then I remembered that their original gear looked
like the grey piece the guy in the foreground is holding.
A thought occurred to me:
Who are these guys' futuristic counterparts?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Harry Goes Rogue

Harry Potter should really stick to playing with his magic wand.  Uh-hem.   Somehow our favorite boy-wizard got his hands on a rocket propelled grenade launcher.
He's just a kid, after all, so what do suppose happened next?  Shortly after picking up the launcher Harry could be heard asking "what does this red button do?"  


Monday, January 19, 2015

Barn Find!

One of our best garage sale finds lately was MOST of a horse stable set.  Originally full of details, our Riding Stable (set 6379) has been largely completed using our own extra pieces.  We were able to get a very nice setup despite missing some pieces.
Click on through to see how we've fit this partial set into Bricksburgh!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bricksburgh's Tesla Supercharger HOW-TO

We've already tried to explain our lack of new videos.   We've shown you what the Bricksburgh Tesla Supercharger looks like.  Now we'll show you how it goes together and explain a few upgrades we have planned:
Click on through for our video tutorial and a look at our Tesla!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Where Horses Find Paradisa

Once you get out of the bustling beachfront and race complex of the main level of Bricksburgh, the buildings begin to spread out a bit and the countryside beckons.  The lower level of one table is full of suburbs with a quiet neighborhood street on one end and the Paradisa Rolling Acres Ranch (set #6419) on the other.
Click on through for our video tour!

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!