Created my own Modest Minifig Wall

Today I created my own minifig wall containing 94 little puppets, but I am sure there will be more to come in the future, because I bought #79106 The Lone Ranger Cavalry Builder Set this morning 🙂
To secure both the #799 50×50 Giant Grey Base Plates to the wall I used two     and to fix the figures without glue, clay or putty I used either     for regular puppets or     for the special ones (short or peg-legged, caped, wearing a gown, …)

Ok, it does not exactly look like the wall behind the Hotel LEGOLAND Billund reception desk, as shown here:

But it is a (very) modest start…

Yesterday it arrived… #21103 Back to the Future

After being told this 4th set (the 4th Cuusoo product) would hit both the Lego Stores and Shop@Home on July 18th, I was refreshing my browser all day for news. But later on, it turned out that on that day only visitors of Comic-Con, San Diego, USA, had the opportunity to buy the set. The rest of the world would have to wait until August 1 😦

On eBay it popped up immediately that day, their prices of course rising very soon. Patience… But then I managed to bid on one in Germany, which I lost because I would not want to go over 52 euros. Later the seller offered me a second chance offer and to make a long story short, it is in my possession now. That is almost a week before it could be ordered officially! It came originally sealed.

I just opened the box but did not assemble the time machine yet. I want to build it together with my 7-year-old nephew who will visit us tomorrow.

I will finish with some photos I took yesterday and my favorite quote from the end of the first movie:

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88…
Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…

60 new little Friends arrived for me Today

This weekend I ordered at Brickshop the whole number 8827 LEGO Minifigures box filled with 60 minifigs. All this plastic Danish eye candy at a 47% discount, so it comes (including shipping costs) to about 1.42 euro per puppet. Some pictures from closed and sealed box to all new figures standing on a 50 x 50 base plate. All that was left was a huge pile of little bags and instruction papers…

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(Their biographies can be found here)

Prototypes for the GBC at LEGO WORLD 2013

The last couple of days I have been creating some LEGO prototypes for the upcoming LEGO WORLD 2013 event. These are my first proofs of concept for the so-called Great Ball Contraption (GBC). A complete view of last year’s GBC during LEGO WORLD 2012 at Zwolle can be seen here. My modest addition among 70 great creations created by others is the carousel visible here. Final test at home is shown here.

So here are some videos of my first version of an Archimedes’ Screw

A ‘magic’ way to move a vehicle through LEGO streets…