Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mall construction update #12: Smooth operator

This is a very happy sight!  The entire first floor of my LEGO shopping mall, fully populated, 99% covered with smooth tiles to hold the second floor, and all in its proper place on my layout!

As of this writing, three of the upstairs destinations are complete and a fourth is being started.

(And no, no train station!  Everybody wants to see a train station in my mall.  Not gonna happen!  It would waste a tremendous amount of space and obliterate half of my plans!)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ouch, said the wallet

This evening I spent about, oh, $1,100 US on vintage LEGO sets on eBay & Bricklink; mostly classic space, some town stuff.  There are some definite keepers in there. Anyone care to put up some specific set guesses?

Friday video upload batch complete!

Old set!  New set!  Package from a well-known service!  Package from a brand new service!  Five new videos today!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LEGO classic space & classic police set reviews

Here are a couple more vintage set reviews for nostalgia!

Since I now have the trifecta of original LEGO space ships, I went ahead and did a casual side-by-side comparison between them as well:

Mall construction update #11: We've got tools for days!

This is the other side of the lower floor of my faux-Sears shop, the faux-Craftsman tools department!  Sorry I couldn't get a better angle on the photograph without spoiling future updates that were already complete by this time :)

Is this the first time I've shown my new escalator design?  This was the prototype, and faux-Macy's at the other end of the mall got a copy of it.  It's 1/3rd brick wider than my original design, but looks much better and integrates with surroundings & the 2nd floor much more elegantly.

Two more vintage LEGO set reviews

Sleep?  Me?  Nah.  There are videos to produce, stories to share, pieces of history to document!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Twelve new LEGO Classic Space video reviews!

If you don't like classic LEGO space-themed sets, look away right now!  This is the largest batch of review videos I've ever processed in a single day.  Most of these are on the small to medium-small side, and they're all from the late-70s & early 80s, the original series with solid-color astronaut suits.  I hope this is a valuable contribution to the preservation of the history of these great sets!

Still more to come!

Two new review videos released today

Some say the weekend should be a time to relax as much as possible.  Not me; I keep working for y'all :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mall construction update #10: Sears still exists?

Yep!  At the end of my mall opposite the faux-Macy's is a faux-Sears!  This is the 1st floor appliance department.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mega-Friday video upload!

I've done so many classic set reviews over the past month (and have so many more on the way) and on every day of the week that I've temporarily suspended the idea of "Flashback Friday," but I still like to make Friday extra special to celebrate the approach of the weekend.  Today I've put up some more old sets and also put my second and third LEGO layouts on video for the first time!

Watch for still more videos to be released over the weekend!