Friday, February 27, 2009


Hmm... just musing out loud here. I'm interested in getting a motorbike (and by extension, a motorbike license). I'm just wondering what the benefits and negatives are. I mean, it'd be cheaper to drive around (and possibly maintain) but it'd be a lot more dangerous as well. I like having the car around me, not me around the car.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More than I thought

I got out the old boxes and pulled out my entire Lego collection. I have stuff from the eighties! And it turns out, I have more than I thought that I did:

my Lego collection

So of course the first order of business was to build something:

building tuff with Lego

I think that I will need to find a way to get organised in order to keep track of what I have.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I am paying with some new types of lighting in gearing up for the next project.

Simple lighting set up

Not overly complex, but it gets the job done.

In an uncaring world

Rather quiet week for me. How unusual.

I showed my cat the Vignette I made earlier:

Cat on the desk

He didn't care.

In other news, I am incredibly lazy. Curse my laziness! I bought some storage systems to keep my Lego collection tidy. And of course, I need more. turns out I had more Lego than I thought I did. Running a contest on which I am sponsoring via my site.

Speaking of which, that one isn't doing too well, but at least it is up and running. Unlike my Lego webcomic...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vignette - Prince of Persia

I was browsing the interwebs, as I am wont to do on occasion, when I came across a site that dealt mainly with Vignettes made with Lego.

Essentially, a vignette is a small scene built with a small number of pieces in order to convey something (a story or an emotion or something like that). Having looked at some I figured I'd give it a go.

Here is my first attempt at a vignette:

Vignette made with Lego of the old PC game Prince of Persia

It's a vignette of an old game from back in the day called Prince of Persia. The kids these days are more familiar with the newer versions, but the original was a lo of fun (even if it was a little frustrating).

It was good fun making this. I might need to make some more.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Living in the seventies

I don't know why.

But I decided to go for a "retro" look when I needed a steering wheel cover for my car.

Leather steering wheel cover

I got a leather (or more accurate, leather-like) cover which is stitched on. I think my dad had one of these back in the 80's. It looks totally out of place on my car, but it protects the steering wheel from my sweaty hands.

We'll see how it holds up in the summer heat. I bet it doesn't last until winter...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Too hot ... can't post ...

Blargh... hate summer, hate heat, hate sunlight and it is just too damned hot to move.

Been fairly quiet last couple of weeks. Mainly just nose to the grindstone and all that. Started a contest on which looks to be having a decent turnout. Pity I have to pay for the prizes, but that's what organisers do.

I've been having a grand idea to open a shop and sell LEGO, but it would be a colossal failure because I'd open all the boxes and play with the toys rather than selling them.

Bought another little LEGO set, I'll put a pick up in a few days.