Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lego: The Calendar 2014 review

Hellego! With the New Year coming up, it is good to find a new calendar for the next full year. Lego has released their own Lego calendar with high quality Lego scenes. It's a great calendar and you will understand why in the following video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas all my fellow builders! I hope you got the presents you wanted! If you got Lego, what sets did you get? Leave a comment!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Lego MOC - Nativity Scene, The Barn Where Jesus was Born

Hellego! Since it is Christmas time, I wanted to make a Christmas creation. Instead of making your classic Santa Clause, Christmas tree, etc, I decided to make what actually started the Christmas tradition. The birth of Jesus Christ!

Jesus was born in a manger in a barn with his two parents, Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. He was born in a manger because there was no more room in the Inn. The shepherds were told by an angel that a savior was born. They went to the barn and saw Jesus. They placed their sheep along with the other animals like cows and horses around Jesus to keep him warm. Three wise men were alerted by a star that Jesus, the new king was born. They followed the star and brought with them Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to give as gifts to Jesus.

To me, as a Christian, I think it is important to know why we celebrate Christmas. I think that my MOC that represents the classic Nativity Scene that we put close to the Christmas tree represents this event really well. I made sure I represented all the characters that were there. I also made sure that every aspect was accurate and in proportion. I have to say that it was not easy to make the roof.

Here are some pictures and a video showing you in detail how I made it.

Full view of my creation.

Mary and Joseph around the manger that their newborn child is in.

Side view of the barn. You can see a big stack of hay. As I will explain in my video, there are different colors on the wall because it is made with different materials.

Back view of the barn. You can see how I made the wall so that it lets the roof slant.

Side view of the barn. You can see the roof vary well from this angle. You can observe that it is made of wood and hay.

A good view inside the barn. You can see the manger with baby Jesus, a pile of hay and a sheep.

Another inside view.

Here is the video!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

New 2014 Lego Super Heroes sets Thoughts

Hellego! I am finally on my Christmas vacation! I wanted to make a video expressing my thoughts on the upcoming Lego Super Heroes sets. There are some good and bad points about this wave of sets and I want to express what I think. You can leave a comment saying what you think of these new sets!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Slowing Down on Lego...

Hellego! These past few weeks have been hectic for me. I have school work, I have a music show coming up, and it’s hard to find time to enjoy Lego. It's hard to find time to do everything I want to. I think this is something a lot of TFOLs and AFOLs can relate to.

Some of you may know I am working on a project with my Lego. I also like to put up at least one post, preferably two on my blog per weekend which I like doing and I have a lot of vintage Lego to build which I also enjoy doing very much. So I am very occupied with my Lego world these days.

I realized how long it has been since I just sat down to build. Just build for fun and let my imagination go. No planning, rush or project, just pure building. It must have been at least two or three months I haven't done it. Basically, pretty much since I went back to school after my summer vacations. I am sure that a lot of you who are active in the Lego community whether it's a blog, YouTube or Flickr. It's easy to forget to do what Lego was originally meant for. Relaxing and just letting your imagination go.

While I was building, it felt really good and I felt a sense of relief. It's much different building for pleasure than to build for a project, stop motion, big MOC, etc. It's a different feeling. You start with no particular goal in mind. You pick up the first piece and you just go from there. It reminds me a bit of the song Lego made called This One Brick. You can check it out here:

I am planning much more now to just stop and build. Building for fun and letting my imagination go. I had no idea at first what I was going to build. I ended up building a space ship and it turned out pretty nice!

I am pretty sure that some of you Lego fans out there could relate to this situation and I thought it would be good to share my thoughts on this topic. Think about it: how long has it been since you just sat down to build without planning anything and just letting your imagination go? Leave a comment!