Bricks + World

Very Special Minifigures

  Just like many adult fans of Lego – I assume – I’m planning on making myself as a minifigure one of those days. As I have still yet to find a hairpiece that vaguely matches my hair, and even clothes that vaguely match what...

Building Orthanc – Part Six

                        Mmm… The problem with all of those black bricks is that finger marks are quite visible – especially when I take a picture with flash.             I love...

Balin and Ori in the Mines of Moria

    Retaking Moria is all fun and games until…     … some weird time traveling happens!     Then, it gets awkward pretty quickly.         For the non Tolkien-geeks among you, the tomb and the skeleton lying next to it...

Nanoblock Hina Dolls

  Today is Hina Matsuri¬†in Japan. A few weeks ago, after I expressed interest in Nanoblock (the Japanese answer to Lego), my wife bought me a Hina Dolls set, so that I can give it a try. While I have been curious about them for...

Building Orthanc – Part Four

  Today, we’re building the exterior of the first two levels. Not the most exciting build, it’s very repetitive, but it’s necessary for the construction to start looking like Orthanc:                   It’s starting to look like something…...

Picking the Right Lego Minifigure

  I’m getting good at this…   I love the Lego Minifigures series, but probably just like you, I don’t love all of them. In every series there are at least a few that I don’t care about. Series 12 is no different. Actually as...