Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Comeback!

Who doesn't love a comeback?    We're proud to call Pittsburgh our adopted home.  This city was once a huge powerhouse that was pushed to the edge of oblivion as success moved on.  But then... IT CAME BACK.  It is now a beautiful park-filled vibrant city on the rivers.  It has exceeded its own best expectations and is continuing to rebuild itself into a gleaming jewel with big city attractions with a small town atmosphere.
Like Pittsburgh, our own Lego town enjoyed great success on YouTube but then was pushed-- literally!-- into oblivion (if you consider getting packed out of sight, oblivion).
After nearly a year in boxes, crates, and storage bins...
BRICKSBURGH IS COMING BACK!   Want to see?   Click on!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Running a Redlight

It's been a while since we had a little gratuitous crashing around here.  So, let's have some fun, get out some rescue equipment, and have ourselves a good old fashioned traffic accident.   
These pictures were shot at the old house, on the old tables-- but they'll be new to you!   We never intended these to be used as a stop-motion video or anything, they just tell the story of an accident and rescue from various angles.  Ready to go?  Buckle up and click on!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

We Will Rebuild

Every disaster or war movie has that great scene in it-- often at the end-- where a leader stands before his/her people and declares that they will rebuild their land.   
We were just watching the end of "Deep Impact" last week and President Morgan Freeman stood before a ruined Washington, chronicled how a comet impact had really screwed with property values in the area but that they would rebuild it.  His resounding battle cry?  "So now, let us begin."  What??   "So now, let us begin?!?"  That's the best President Morgan Freeman can muster??  Hasn't he seen his own movies??   Did the scriptwriter forget to finish the speech??  
It was pathetic.
Well, like that ruined Washington in the movie, Bricksburgh was completely destroyed about a year ago.  A YEAR.  It has been a long time.  Finally our tables are complete and nothing else stands in our way to reconstruct our great city.  Plate by plate, brick by brick, we will erect a new city, with new sets, new buildings, and more space than we ever had before.  
With nothing to stop us and no reason to delay-- So now, let us begin.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Built 4-Wide Tough

Growing up I spent a lot of time in Europe and each time we returned to the US is was always striking to me how many pickup trucks were around.  Pickup trucks are a very American vehicle and you don't realize how common they are until you go somewhere where they aren't.
 Lego is not an American company, obviously, so it took them a long time to come up with an actual pickup truck in a set.  We have trucks in several different sizes in our town, but the most useful is the one we're going to look at today.  Click on through and we'll show you how easy it is to build your own.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Best Space Shuttle Set

No doubt playing off feelings of nostalgia at the impending retirement of NASA's space shuttle program, Lego pushed a new set onto store shelves in 2010, set #10213.  Its size is epic and the details are superb, but that also means it won't fit into our classically sized town.   So what IS the best space shuttle set for a small island with ambitions for space exploration?  Lego certainly made a number of shuttle sets over the years... but only one can be the best.    Here's a hint:

Monday, April 8, 2013


Just a real quick note--- the new Lego tables are finally DONE!!
The reconstruction of the city can now begin!