Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Mail Must Go Through

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds....  and neither do street lights, nor bus stops, nor fences, nor dead end streets...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

City Planning Commission

I'm often asked where we get the road plates for our town.  The real question is, once you've got them, how do you make them into a usable town?  Below is the "winning" plan for our first floor-based town.  Let me show you how we put it all together...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where Dwight Works

Once we move into the new house the Legotown will be getting some upgrades.  Among the first buildings to get upgraded will be the Office Building.  It will gain another floor (for a total of 4) to bring it closer in height to the Condos.  With that in mind, I thought we'd take a closer look at its history so far.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pod-racing Indy Style!

Alright, this one is a little weird.   What do you get when Storm Troopers steal your race cars?  A chase!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Not a Geek!

Over the years I've made a lot of custom sets for the kids.  One of the most popular was the TechMan company.  The TechMan company started out from a single idea:   I wanted to use a pair of grey panels that I'd found.   From panels...  there came a grey van...  then an IDEA.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Upside Down

More progress toward a new house.  The inspection went well and we are continuing to move forward.  Every move throws your world into the blender though, so today I thought I'd show you a creation Tyler made that fit that theme.  It's an armored car that was built.... upside down!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Up a Creek

We finally have a house under a sales agreement and are starting the inspection process.  LOTS of room for Lego in the new place but it'll also require a lot of work before we move in-- pay a little less, have to do a little more... but in the end, you're farther ahead.  The house also has a creek in the backyard and that, combined with today's picture, pretty much sums up the next 6 weeks or so:  we have to keep paddling.   I'll try and keep the blog alive but will certainly have less time until we are settled in the new place.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Something Fast, This Way Comes

Short post today.   In case you missed it, here's the latest video on our YouTube channel.  The house hunting has really taken a lot of our free time and the town has "degraded" a bit along the way.  We love our loyal YouTube subscribers and I felt I owed them a quick explanation and preview of "coming attractions".
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two Are Better Than One

When I was a kid my Dad stumbled into a sale on Lego and made the best of it.  Unfortunately, he had no clear memory of what sets I already had.  Fortunately, with Lego, that doesn't matter.  You might have see the extra large repair shop in town, for example, and maybe you noticed the bigger hospital too?