Tuesday, November 17, 2020

YouTube Frustration....

I'm not entirely sure what is going on, but it does seem like making an effort results in YouTube punishing the channel. The more videos created, the lower our referrals from off-channel.

Monday, November 2, 2020

YouTube Channel Update for October 2020: How the "Relaunch" is going and some behind-the-scenes info

When I relaunched our YouTube channel about a month ago, it was to see if giving the channel more attention would be enough to push us back into monetization under YouTube's revised rules. It wasn't about the money, it was about something (literally) bigger than that.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Upsized and upgraded Lego Repair Shop set # 6363

A video takes a look around the "rebricking" of Lego Repair Shop set # 6363, which was upsized and upgraded by using two copies of the set.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Project: Upsizing the Classic Auto Repair Shop

If you've followed along with our town you've already gotten a pretty good look at our upsized Repair Shop (recently seen ON FIRE!) I'm still working on a couple interior details (and lighting issues) before doing a video of the shop as it now stands, but I wanted to discuss some of the story and design ideas behind it.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020

INFERNO - Pizza Shop fire threatens city block

FIRE! Here's a quick overview of a detailed scene that Tyler and I made a few years ago. Click on through to the post and I'll give you a suggestion for a fun way to... well, start a "fire"!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Traffic is Cluttering Up my Town

A short update on the town and a view of the tables separated in this video update. I am trying to balance consistently posting videos with actually having something to talk about -- which also then requires me to find time to BUILD things between the time spent making videos!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Police Truck and Prototyping

Still catching up some old posts and wanted to show you how we "prototype" new vehicles and show you a police truck we developed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Classic Lego 4 wide truck designs and why they're ideal for your town

My affinity for classic Lego sets is obvious from the videos on this channel, but making 4 wide trucks is not as easy as you would think, because trucks are supposed to be BIG. So how do make a small truck look MASSIVE on a city street when everything is 4 wide?

Monday, September 21, 2020

Catzilla Returns - Part 2

Our cat Sophie was always intent on being AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE to whatever we were working on, and that included the Legotown. Sophie has been gone several years now (sadly) but I thought you'd enjoy these pictures of her roaming around scaring minifigs.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Is Lego rediscovering the advantages of a 4-wide town?

New video posted -- a conversational "over a cup of coffee" style talk about whether or not #Lego is thinking about a return to classic scaled towns or not.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Easy Mod for Lego Tow Trucks

Here's a quick and easy modification that allows for tow trucks to actually "hitch" on a car without making unrealistic moves like popping a wheelie or lifting the front of the car. 

A closer look at the (neglected) lower levels of our Lego tables

This video is in response to Hari Bahadur, who asked to get a better look at the lower level of our Lego tables.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Why 4-wide? What's the biggest advantage of building "classic" scaled Lego?

You might have noticed that our town is build with a LOT less detail than the new modular style towns you see on other channels. Part of that is because it was started-- and has at its core-- a lot of classic Lego sets from the 1980s.

Monday, September 7, 2020

We're back! Maybe? Where do we go from here? Reviving Legotown?!!

Where do we go from here? That's the big question... With the kids out of the picture mostly, the future of our Legotown is in question.