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!

Angel of Redemption

Along with keeping the group up to speed with news and updates, I’d like to start showcasing those LEGO creations that stand apart from the masses, not just exclusively from our LUG, but from all over the world.  I know there are plenty of other amazing blogs out there, but we can have our say too.

It only seems appropriate to start with this beautiful tribute to Nnenn, Cole Blaq’s ‘Angel of Redemption’.   I’m a fan of the great parts usage and color scheme, but what I like best of all is the black canopy …not very minifig friendly.

Cactusbrick January Meeting

We’re meeting again this January 16th at the North Tempe Multi-Generational Center.

1555 N. Bridalwreath Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Note: If you’re new, the center is *South* of Marigold, not north as Google’s map shows.

We will be doing a parts draft of the Lego 5982 “Smash ‘n Grab” Space Police set. There will also be a building competition for 18/19th century style plantation / country mansion. The prize is only bragging rights, but if you’re so inclined, feel free to create and bring an entry!