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Curiosity asks, ”Why?” and imagines explanations or possibilities (if.. then). Playfulness asks what if? and imagines how the ordinary becomes extraordinary, fantasy or fiction. Dreaming it is a first step towards doing it.
2016 – Year of Monkey
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In yet another repudiation of the idea that LEGO pieces are only good for the purpose originally intended by their designers, alego alego has built a yellow thatched roof made entirely of LEGO bananas. And the cabin itself is built almost completely from brown Technic connectors. The base of this treehouse is also quite lovely, with a stone pathway, well, and lovely little bushes.
My only critique is that a lovely LEGO creation like this feels a little underpopulated without some characters to enjoy the scenery.
While it’s doubtful any builder will ever challenge the sheer scale of Alice Finch’s LEGO Hogwarts, J.K. Rowling’s magical series of books continues to inspire LEGO builders. At nearly seven and a half feet long, Martin Harris and his son have built a massive minifig-scale quidditch pitch that gives Alice a run for her money. The pitch features all the colorful stands shown in the second movie, and there’s plenty of action both inside and outside the structure.
Each end of the pitch features a trio of goals.
Naturally, beaters are aloft to protect Harry from bludgers as he tries to catch the golden snitch.
While my favorite lifeform from the age of the dinosaurs (and before) is the trilobite, I also have a soft spot for the hard-shelled ammonite. Leonid An has built a scientifically accurate, albeit fictional, ammonite that he’s dubbed Ammonoidea fictum. The Bionicle pieces make an excellent shell, and I love the big yellow eye glaring from behind a mouthful of tentacles.
Sadly, ammonites died out around the same time as the dinosaurs, survived by the similar (but only distantly related) nautilus. If you like this LEGO ammonite, check out the white nautilus we featured here back in 2009.
New Products From TokoLego
Put out the lighthouse fire with the LEGO City Fire Boat, featuring a movable crane arm, stud-shooting water cannon that can knock down the flames, plus a dinghy, firefighting gear, kitchen, medical station and lighthouse jetty. This colorful building toy for kids includes 5 minifigures: the Captain, 2 male firefighters, a female firefighter and the lighthouse keeper.
Head out into the wilds and set up the hi-tech LEGO City Arctic Base Camp to explore the secrets of the ice! Set out on major expeditions with the snow scooter and husky sled team. Investigate the secrets of the ice with the powerful tracked exploration vehicle. Call for helicopter back-up and deploy the winch and net to carry large blocks of ice back to base. Transfer the mysterious crystals into the laboratory on the conveyor belt and open the walls and roof of the lab for easy play. Help the scientist and research assistant analyze your findings with the 2 computers, microscope and other equipment. Then relax in a cozy corner of the garage and watch TV before lowering the door, driving out on the snow scooter and beginning another research mission. But beware – this is a dangerous place with extreme weather conditions and a polar bear lurking near the camp! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 4 Arctic explorers, pilot, scientist and a research assistant. Arctic Base Camp features a laboratory with opening walls and roof, microscope, magnifying glass, 2 computers, circular saw, binoculars, walkie-talkie, pickaxe, coffee mug, plus a garage with opening roof, scooter and cozy corner with chairs, table and a TV. Base Camp also features a radar, antenna and solar panels on the roof.