A few weeks ago .. I was scanning ebay for Lego as I do … ( HEY! some people collect stamps and stuff :P )and lo and behold I saw some lego like mini figs. CHEAP CHEAP minifigs. Now if you follow Lego sales at all you’ll know an Iron Man minifig will sell for 10 euro give or take. Darth Vader can sell for 20 – 50 at times madness I know!
I opted for the 15 pack of superhero minifigs and they arrived this morning. I’ve been kinda excited about their arrival. You know those toys you always wanted as a kid? I wanted lego … LOTS and LOTS of lego.
So which one is which? :) (1 is actual lego the other is the knockoff)
Of course the suit isn’t the same ( there are 6 different iron man costumes available ) The colours are maybe off slightly but then I’m not sure if that’s just the different suit.
Am I happy? HELL YEAH!
It’s imitation Lego at a fraction of the price of the real stuff. The build quality isn’t quite up to the same level as the official stuff. The brand is Decool in case anyone is interested.
So my streams were all a buzz last week about the new Lego sets that are coming out. People may think I’m obsessed with lego at times. The sets in question are of course the Simpsons sets. Well I’ll be brushing up on my lego photo taking skills and maybe even adding in one or two Props! Unfortunately the above prop disappeared shortly after this photo was taken.
Have a look at the below video it’s rather cool it’s the Simpsons Lego house it’ll be costing around the €200 mark which while quite pricey is rather good pricing for a set of this size. ($199 dollars in the US which comes in at around €150 why why do they do this sighs) Will I be getting it? God no but I’d love to pick up a Homer. I’d even need to pick up some more props for him :)
How do you make yourself in lego? I’m not entirely sure. Step 1: take what you suspect people think you do most and Step 2: dump it into a photo? Does this count as a lego selfie? So what did I put into this “Forbairt Lego minifig”
- Cool t-shirt? ( I like to think I’ve generally got a cool t-shirt on)
- Coffee? (I’m trying to give up honest)
- Ginger Cat
- Computer (Stuck in front of one at my desk – my desk is black and has red legs)
- Bed Hair? :)
Am I missing anything? :)
You know those days where you’re flat out and you don’t have much to show for it?
That … THAT!
It can best be shown with you guessed it a Lego picture!
Tired … and in search of brainz brainz … erm … I mean chocolate …
Don’t know if it’s the weather though it’s not particularly miserable today it’s actually rather nice or just tired in general? Holidays are about resting right? Why is it I don’t feel particularly rested after them?
I have to admit to being kinda blown away by the response to my If Eolaí were a lego man post. To date it has more than 140 likes on facebook. Which is kinda mind blowing. My previous post on What should I be charging for webdesign? which racked up quite a few likes and a LOT of comments didn’t quite garner the same number of facebook likes. It did at the time when it was mentioned by a few big sites end up crashing my blog. (You’ll notice no likes anymore as it existed on my old blog so the likes are no longer showing up I think it was around 80 or 90 though I’d need to confirm.)
So how can I follow up the previous Eolaí picture you might ask? Why with another one of course.
I’d ordered Val a new teapot the other day so the timing couldn’t have been better. Over doing the lego posts? What the hell it makes me happy on my lunch break!
I guess if you take some of the more popular people from the Irish Twitter stream it’s rather easy to come up with Lego representations of them. I personally don’t think I need to mention who this is. If you’ve not figured it out there’s no hope for you. I had wanted to post this earlier on my lunch break but I got side tracked so didn’t get around to it.
I gave it the same treatment as I did to Eolaí’s minifig image yesterday.
Who to do next … suggestions in the comments below in the vain hope of proving that no commenting on blogs isn’t dead :D It’s not just on Facebook we do it anymore is it?
I ended up doing a few of these for people last year and they are kind of fun. You tend to need to know a bit about the person though. So no I wasn’t asked by Eolaí (Liam Daly) to make one but after last night’s post about the new year and a blank canvas I couldn’t help but thinking the picture I’d used really did remind me of him. I’ve only met Liam 2 or 3 times at various tweetups or similar events. I do however stalk him on twitter though and like to see where he’s going with his art (…and when he’s getting his next cup of tea)
If you follow Eolaí on twitter you might get a few of the references in there. I’ve even added tags for those without much of an imagination :P
Now I just need to go buy a lego kit with a bicycle! (yes I’m already on ebay)