Posts by tag: my own creation

Day #3846

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th July 2018

Day #3846Title: Science Fiction Comes Alive
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: A few weeks ago I got the LEGO Creative Personalities (40291) as a Gift With Purchase set. The original featured Hans Christian Andersen writing a book on a bench with a little boy looking at a swan on a pond on the other side. The inner parts of the page were on a standard 6×8 plate, which of course cried out for customisation. So Hans and his little friend have been removed (and kept in a safe place) and instead, this is my own creation showing an astronaut at the controls of his space ship, navigating the stars.
One Year Ago: Day #3481
Two Years Ago: Day #3116
Three Years Ago: Day #2750
Four Years Ago: Day #2385
Five Years Ago: Day #2020
Six Years Ago: Day #1655
Seven Years Ago: Day #1289
Eight Years Ago: Day #924
Nine Years Ago: Day #559
Ten Years Ago: Day #194

Day #3843

Posted by Caz on Monday, 9th July 2018

Day #3843Title: On Show Again
Location: Shepherd’s Bush
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I’m delighted to report that some more of my Micropolis models have gone on display in the Community Showcase, this time at the LEGO Brand Retails Store in Westfield at Shepherd’s Bush.  There are some blocks of flats which sit right next to a large, polluting factory!
One Year Ago: Day #3478
Two Years Ago: Day #3113
Three Years Ago: Day #2747
Four Years Ago: Day #2382
Five Years Ago: Day #2017
Six Years Ago: Day #1652
Seven Years Ago: Day #1286
Eight Years Ago: Day #921
Nine Years Ago: Day #556
Ten Years Ago: Day #191

Day #3841

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 7th July 2018

Day #3841Title: Brain The Size Of A Planet…
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: The London AFOLs group has a Brickheadz-themed meetup next Monday and we have been encouraged to make Brickheadz of our own and bring them along to the meeting. As well as taking along mine and Alistair’s alter egos, I decided to see what else I could come up with. Thus was born my rendition of the 1981 classic BBC TV Show version of Marvin The Paranoid Android from the Hitch-Hikers’ Guide To The Galaxy. He was characterised by a huge protruding brow, big nose and slanting, sad, red eyes. I gave him a spanner (since he was always complaining of being asked to perform frivolous menial tasks when he has a brain the size of a planet) and Arthur Dent’s cup of tea. I think I have caught his Genuine People Personality quite well here. I’m now thinking about making some of the other characters from the show. Watch this space.
One Year Ago: Day #3476
Two Years Ago: Day #3111
Three Years Ago: Day #2745
Four Years Ago: Day #2380
Five Years Ago: Day #2015
Six Years Ago: Day #1650
Seven Years Ago: Day #1284
Eight Years Ago: Day #919
Nine Years Ago: Day #554
Ten Years Ago: Day #189

Day #3812

Posted by Caz on Friday, 8th June 2018

Day #3812Title: Prince Olaf’s Ruined Castle
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I have been thinking about making a ruined castle for my Micropolis layout for a while now. Today was the day it finally came together. Perfect for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic 30, A Ruin Or Archaelogical Site.
One Year Ago: Day #3447
Two Years Ago: Day #3082
Three Years Ago: Day #2716
Four Years Ago: Day #2351
Five Years Ago: Day #1986
Six Years Ago: Day #1621
Seven Years Ago: Day #1255
Eight Years Ago: Day #890
Nine Years Ago: Day #525
Ten Years Ago: Day #160

Day #3765

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Day #3765Title: A Sunny Day At The Seaside
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Another model for the Caterham Festival, this time for the framers and art gallery shop.
One Year Ago: Day #3400
Two Years Ago: Day #3035
Three Years Ago: Day #2669
Four Years Ago: Day #2304
Five Years Ago: Day #1939
Six Years Ago: Day #1574
Seven Years Ago: Day #1208
Eight Years Ago: Day #843
Nine Years Ago: Day #478
Ten Years Ago: Day #113

Day #3707

Posted by Caz on Friday, 23rd February 2018

Day #3707Title: Monthly MOC – February
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: I have been waiting for a package from Germany to finish off this LEGO project. I have had it planned in Lego Digital Designer for ages but needed to gather all the bits together to actually build it in reality. Some of the parts are hard to come by, but thankfully BrickLink (a kind of eBay specialising in LEGO) came to the rescue. Here is an aerial view of the Air & Space Museum for my Micropolis project. It includes the main museum building, a Rocket Garden and Space Shuttle with boosters exhibit, plus a little Apollo Command Module and Astronauts’ Memorial in the grounds. So here you are, Treasure Hunt Theme #2 – Monthly Project – February.
One Year Ago: Day #3342
Two Years Ago: Day #2976
Three Years Ago: Day #2611
Four Years Ago: Day #2246
Five Years Ago: Day #1881
Six Years Ago: Day #1515
Seven Years Ago: Day #1150
Eight Years Ago: Day #785
Nine Years Ago: Day #420
Ten Years Ago: Day #54

Day #3705

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Day #3705Title: Sunken Garden
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: When the weather is grotty outside, what better than to retreat indoors and take a stroll in a little sunken garden instead?
One Year Ago: Day #3340
Two Years Ago: Day #2974
Three Years Ago: Day #2609
Four Years Ago: Day #2244
Five Years Ago: Day #1879
Six Years Ago: Day #1513
Seven Years Ago: Day #1148
Eight Years Ago: Day #783
Nine Years Ago: Day #418
Ten Years Ago: Day #52

Day #3704

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 20th February 2018

Day #3704Title: When The Sun Shines
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: It was cold and wet again today, apart from a brief period around lunchtime. I managed to catch a few rays to illuminate this little LEGO office block I made for my Micropolis city. When the sun shines, it makes all the difference!
One Year Ago: Day #3339
Two Years Ago: Day #2973
Three Years Ago: Day #2608
Four Years Ago: Day #2243
Five Years Ago: Day #1878
Six Years Ago: Day #1512
Seven Years Ago: Day #1147
Eight Years Ago: Day #782
Nine Years Ago: Day #417
Ten Years Ago: Day #51

Day #3684

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Day #3684Title: Monthly MOC – January
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: For my monthly project this year I have decided to show you some of my LEGO MOCs – My Own Creations) which I have built during that month. To kick off, here are two little Micropolis buildings with traffic on the main street. To the left is the city’s General Hospital and on the right is a swanky apartment block. Expect to see more Micropolis as it’s one of my favourite LEGO themes – although if I build something else I like during the year, you may well see that instead. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #1 – Monthly Project – January.
One Year Ago: Day #3319
Two Years Ago: Day #2953
Three Years Ago: Day #2588
Four Years Ago: Day #2223
Five Years Ago: Day #1858
Six Years Ago: Day #1492
Seven Years Ago: Day #1127
Eight Years Ago: Day #762
Nine Years Ago: Day #397
Ten Years Ago: Day #31

Day #3671

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 18th January 2018

Day #3671Title: 30-Year Refit
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: You may recall that the LEGO Classic Space ship on the left arrived last November on Day #3622. Since then I’ve been working on making my own version, updated for 2018 – 30 years after the first one was released by LEGO. It has been through several revisions over the last few weeks, but I’m finally happy with it. So here you have it, a great shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #47 – Old & New.
One Year Ago: Day #3306
Two Years Ago: Day #2940
Three Years Ago: Day #2575
Four Years Ago: Day #2210
Five Years Ago: Day #1845
Six Years Ago: Day #1479
Seven Years Ago: Day #1114
Eight Years Ago: Day #749
Nine Years Ago: Day #384
Ten Years Ago: Day #18