Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lego Minecraft Micro How To Build - Villager

Hellego! Today I will be starting a new type of videos in my How To Build series. First off, here is a short video that will introduce you to this "mini series".

The main purpose of this post is to show you how to build a Minecraft Villager in Lego micro form. The way I built it is in a way so that you can build it by using the extra pieces of the original Lego Minecraft Micro World set.

Minecraft Villager

The Lego Minecraft Micro Villager that I will show you how to build!

So here is the video that will show you how to build this great Micro Mob. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Lego Bricktober Event Is Back!

Hellego! I am very happy to announce that the Bricktober event is back!

Here is the official announcement in the Lego Club Magazine.

For some reason, I always love October. It's fall, the leaves change colour, you go pick apples, you take walks in the forest and there is also always a lot going on in the Lego world. It just seems to be a very Lego related month. Plus, there is Halloween. This annual Lego event started in 2009 and has been going on ever since. This is a Lego event exclusive to Toys R Us. To celebrate Bricktober this year, Lego is offering two different activities.

  1. Minifigure Trade-In This event will be going on all day, Saturday, October 19th. Go to Toys R Us with any minifigure of your collection and look for a Lego worker with Lego minifigures. Go up to him and ask to trade with any of the minifigures he has. How cool is that?
  2. Make N' Take Yes it's back! They had this event last year which I absolutely loved! The Make N' Take event consists of building a model and keeping it. Go to your local Toys R Us Saturday, October 26th from 11:00am to 1:00 pm and go build an exclusive model! This year is the Superman S-Shield. You build the model there, and you get to take it home with you for free! You can go check out the "report" I did about last year's Make N' Take event here:
I am really excited for Bricktober this year as it is always a very fun annual event. A few years ago, each week in October you got an exclusive vintage minifigure. You can go check mine out here:  My favourite event this year would have to be the Make N' Take. I just think it's so cool that you get to build your model there and get to keep it. It's free Lego and plus the models are always cool. Check out the model I built last year: 
The whole ambiance of the Lego fans there is always great. Last year, there was even a choice of three different models you could build! I don't really go to the Minifigure Trade-In because to be honest, I just like my minifigures to much to trade them. Although I do know some people that go and love it.

I will probably be going to the Make N' Take event and like last year, I will be documenting it. Are you going to be going to any of the events? If yes which ones? Leave a comment!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Stop Motion Awards

Hellego! Do you remember when I talked about the stop motion project that was going on at my school last year? Here are the posts you should check out if you don't remember:
So the last post I did about this was in May. After that, if you remember, I had to stop doing posts because of all the big final exams in June. Because of that, I kind of forgot to do one last update about it.

In the last weeks of my school year, there is always an evening where they give awards to students for different things during the school year. It could be because your marks went up a lot in a specific subject, preformed well, etc. I got a few awards like that. But during that evening, they also gave out awards for certain projects. So since our stop motion was the best one, me and my team got a couple of awards for it!

To start off, I got a trophy

The green shape is the logo of my school. I think it's really cool especially with the plate at the front. It says the name of the project, the subject and my program. I find it looks very nice!

I also got a medal

As you can see at the front is says the year (2013) and at the back it says the same thing as the plate on the trophy, but with my name in the center and it is engraved in the medal.

I thought it would be cool to show you guys. How many people in the Lego community can say they have stop motion awards? Not many. I am really happy because it makes my hard work pay off and it shows me that I really am good at making stop motions.

Again I am sorry for the huge gap since the last post about this but it was during the time when I couldn't do posts because of the exams and then summer came and I just totally forgot to show you guys. Anyway, I would like to know if any of you have had the opportunity to have a project at school related to Lego! Leave a comment and have a great day!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brick news: TogetherFarm gardening blocks

Hellego! There is a new idea in the brick world by TogetherFarm. It's to be able to build your own gardens, with building blocks!

They are not your regular size building blocks, but they are made so that you can make your garden to be any shape and size you want. TogetherFarm is an organization that helps encourage people to grow their own produce whether you are in the city or in the country. The idea came when they were thinking of a way people could have a garden, even if they didn't have a big backyard, or only had a balcony. With TogetherFarm's blocks, you can build your own garden any where you want. If you live in a condo, only have a balcony and want to have your own garden, these are perfect. You can build all around the area you want to garden and then fill it up with your dirt.

Right now, the project has a kickstarter. You can go check out more information about TogetherFarm blocks and help them out by visiting:

I encourage you to help fund this project since it is something we have never seen before and is a great idea. I'm sure lot's of people could use these special gardening blocks!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The total bricks I got from the Pick A Brick wall

Hellego! A couple weeks ago, I made a post about my trip to the Lego store at Sherway Gardens mall. Well, after a long time taken organizing, searching names of certain bricks and counting, I finally have the full list of bricks I got. Now remember, all the bricks were in two small Pick A Brick cups.

All the bricks organized by type and colour
3 1x6 white panels
2 4x6 yellow plates
3 4x6 black plates
10 2x2  light grey 45degree slope
7 dark grey crates
10 1x8 red tiles
6 2x4 orange bricks
4 1x4 orange bricks
10 2x3 purple plates
4 2x4 brown bricks
6 1x4 brown bricks
10 2x4 brown plates
8 white flowerheads
8 red flowerheads
2 yellow flowers
2 red flowers
15 green stalks
5 2x4 green bricks
6 2x3 green bricks
19 1x2 brown plates
15 1x4 brown tiles
5 2x4 beige bricks
15 1x4 beige plates
43 2x2 dark beige tiles
18 2x2 yellow tiles
5 2x2 green bricks
5 2x1 green 45 degree slope
2 2x4 light green bricks
15 1x1 dark green bricks
2 1x4 yellow plates
5 2x4 black bricks
5 2x4 black 45 degree slope
17 1x2 black grille bricks
36 1x1 clear green plates
4 1x2 light green plates
5 2x4 light blue bricks
3 2x2 light blue bricks
9 2x4 light grey bricks
4 2x4 light grey 45 degree slope
4 2x6 light grey bricks
6 1x2 light grey plate with braced handle
12 black 4-brick-high basic antenna
3 black technic hook connectors
2 1x4 blue plates
6 red seats
44 1x1 orange cylinder plates
33 1x1 orange clear cheese slopes
53 1x1 red clear tiles
5 1x2 dark grey vertical shaft
7 grey and black mini antenna
7 control panel tiles
1 1x1 dark grey tile

By reading this, you may have noticed that I got more smaller pieces that bigger ones. I did this because they take up less space and that way, I could get more pieces for my money. I also took more bricks that I don't have or hardly have any of in my collection. There are some bricks that a picked that I would like to talk about.

First off, the 2x2 dark beige tiles. I took a lot of this piece (43) because I didn't have any. When I looked at MOCs on Flickr, I noticed that a lot of people use this brick and it makes the model look so much better. I knew that it was a must have brick. Since it was not too big of a piece, I took a lot of it especially since I would need a lot to make a floor out of it.

I also took the same piece but in yellow since they had it. I took less though (18).

Next, another brick I had almost none of was the 1x2 black grille bricks. I took 17 of this brick and again, I saw in creations on Flickr that some people used this brick for a lot of things. Example, to add a design in a wall. It's just a really nice brick that I don't have much of.

Now I am really happy to have taken a good amount (15) of green stalks. I had none and I have been wanting some so bad. I would see in battle/Star Wars creations this piece used and I found it look great in a creation that goes on outside. I also picked up some flowerheads to put on it.

I also took bricks that came in colours that I didn't have and were harder to get.

As you probable noticed, I took a lot of the smaller pieces. I already had a few, but not a lot. So I took huge amount, especially since they took up practically no space in the Pick A Brick buckets.

I picked up 7 of this control panel piece. I already had other types of control panels but none like this one. It can be really useful for creations so I took a few.

I also picked out 7 grey and black mini antennas. I already had this piece but I need more of it since it's useful for vehicles, space ships, etc.

The last piece I would like to highlight is these crates. I only had a couple and they can be great to add detail in or outside a building. So I picked up 7.

At the end, when I was done filling up my two buckets, I was amazed by how many bricks I was able to put in. I took two small buckets instead of one large one because two small, one top of another, comes out as the same height as the large. Also, I noticed at the bottom of the large bucket, the sides start to go inwards so you have less space to put pieces, so it was just better to take two. Plus, since I had two, it meant I had two buckets to keep and it can help me organize my pieces.

I was also happy to have two because since I don't have a Lego store where I live, it's impossible for me to have any without going far away. I would have to say that this Lego store is probably the closest and it's about an 8h drive from my house.

So those are all the bricks I got. You can always click the pictures to enlarge them and see the pieces layed out better. I wanted to make a post to show you guys the bricks I picked out and explain why. Feel free to comment your thoughts and happy building!