Putting the ‘Adult’ in AFOL

I’ve had this gem tucked away amongst my favorites for such a long time and I finally decided to do something about it.  Janey Redbrick added this master piece called ‘Sticks and Stones‘ to an already impressive photostream.

This may push the limits of bloggable LEGO creations for this group, but this was built and presented so incredibly well that it couldn’t be passed up any longer.

Survival on Dantooine

Our own Kevin Murney just posted this wonderful little Star Wars diorama for the 54th Eclipse Corps inner corps build-off at the CABG (whatever that is …I’m not a SW guy).    There is some great action and attention to detail here but Kevin has really pulled through with some amazing parts usage, the wheat alone makes this noteworthy.  …great technique Kevin!

View the whole set.

Rural Living

Over the past week or so, Mdrn~Mrvls has been posting a series of farm equipment in his photostream. The coup-de-gras is his most recent addition of this iconic red barn.  You guys know that I am a sucker for detail, and he didn’t miss a thing, down to the weather vane and a spot-on windmill.

For Those of You About to Rock!

The Thunder From Down Under, Shannon Ocean, gives us this rockin’ microscale robot destroyer of mankind.  Though many of his creations are a tad on the cerebral side, this one is obviously about metal.  From the Flying V to the city in rubble to the captured motion, Shannon hit his mark with this great build!

I can’t think of many other better ways to go.

Game Over Man! Game OVER!

I don’t know if I have a mancrush on Cole Blaq or just really dig the color yellow, but his “28W2G/D Ope-Gawri” is certainly another noteworthy creation.  You’ll see that the re-enforced operator cage and heavy-duty lift arms make this minifig more than ready for a night on the town with Chris’ mo…


Chandler LEGO Store gets blogged!

If you were at this month’s LUG meeting, you would have seen Kevin’s amazing minifig scale replica of the Chandler LEGO Store.  If not, it was a spot-on replica of the store, right down to James clogging the toilet!   It was nice having Kevin attend his first meeting and sharing his great build with us.  I am glad that Nannan picked up on this bad boy of a creation and blogged it on TBB today!

I think Murney already posted a picture of Larry being held  by terrorists in his photostream.  I’ll have to get mine up soon too!   Awesome work Kevin!  That  makes two TBB mentions for our LUG members in as many days.

Rapunzel! Rapunzel!

Jordan Schwartz (Sir Nadroj on Flickr) built this amazing rendition of Rapunzel’s tower.  The blue roof really pops against the tan brickwork and gold accents while the ground cover and ivy break up the the plainness of a beautifully built round tower.

I’m sorry Chris, but that kid just totally schooled you.

Lost Boys and Pixie Dust

I’m a such sucker for non-minifig scale creations.  Matt Wagner, jedimasterwagner, added this great larger-than-miniland scale version of Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell.  I’m liking the torso, but my favorite part is the stud transition at the hips.  …five wide!

Shipment at the LEGO Store!

Greetings from the LEGO Store at the Chandler Fashion Center; Chandler, AZ!

The following new items are scheduled to arrived tomorrow (Monday 04/19/2010) on our shipment and will be available for purchase! Please keep in mind that shipments may have discrepancies and in some cases these items may not arrive as planned, however please feel free to call the store at (480) 899-0228 or email Kevin.Hinkle@LEGO.com with product availability questions, or any questions in general:


  • 5658 Pizza Planet Truck (DUPLO Toy Story) – $19.99
  • 5659 The Great Train Chase (DUPLO Toy Story) – $34.99
  • 7597 Western Train Chase (Toy Story) – $79.99
  • 7596 Trash Compactor Escape (Toy Story) – $49.99
  • 7789 Lotso’s Dump Truck (Toy Story) – $19.99


  • 8039 Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser (Star Wars) – $119.99
  • 6212 X-Wing Starfighter (Star Wars) – $49.99
  • 7586 Sunshine Home (Belville) – $79.99
  • 7642 Garage (City) – $99.99
  • 7641 City Corner (City) – $59.99
  • 7569 Desert Attack (Prince of Persia) –  $10.99

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support from the entire LEGO Chandler team!

Happy Building!

Kevin A. Hinkle

Store Manager