Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bee Mine

As Dean Martin sang…

My head keeps spinnin’,
I go to sleep and keep grinnin’
If this is just the beginnin’,
My life is gonna be bee-yoo-tee-full

Congratulations to Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson…The blogosphere is all a-buzz with news of Pete Wentz’s wedding present to his wife…


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Unexpected LEGO Home Décor!

OK, so for those of us that LOVE the Brick and the amazing creations we build, but are finding it tough to display these primary colored WORKS OF ART against our specially picked and painted Sycamore Green family room walls, blogger, Aaron, has uncovered the coolest creation that I could easily incorporate into my home!

This cool, yet unexpected planter is definitely my next project…Now I just have to find myself a cute plant and some white spray paint!

Check out how Bob, from the Bob Blog actually created it!

Friday, May 23, 2008

TGIF - Totally Great Indy Fest

...and to send us into this LONG weekend smiling and possibly in awww:

Thank you to Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz for making me aware of this amazing, Indiana, meets LARGE LEGO boulder, meets STEEP San Francisco street...and mini-van...VIDEO!

Monday, May 12, 2008

File this one under important documents...

Jesus Diaz's of Gizmodo is a LEGO Maniac. He is certainly on par with me and my crowd in regards to fan status. If you don't follow Gizmodo, you should. His wife recently posted an essay today entitled "How to Love a LEGO Maniac," which includes a 10 step program outlining exactly how to ensure a smooth relationship with a LEGO fanatic. This post is my effort to help in spreading her word and knowledge to significant others of LEGO maniacs worldwide.

Of course, each LEGO maniac situation will call for unique combination of guidelines to leading a healthy and balanced life, but I must say this article is a great jumping off point. I'll definitely keep this one filed under important documents.

As gracious as I am for this new resource as I look for my lifelong companion, I am, in fact, hosting major feelings of jealousy over here, in reference to Jesus' potential pilgrimage to the LEGO factory in Denmark this coming in June.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A new world record!

From DVICE on 5/6/08: If you’re looking for the tallest tower of LEGO in the world, here's a picture of it right here. This monster was built in the Legoland Windsor theme park in the U.K. of 500,000 LEGO bricks, and stands just shy of 100 feet high.

My commentary:
Now why would anyone ever build a LEGO tower reaching 100 feet tall? Can you imagine how many stairs a minifigure would have to climb to make it to the top? That evokes an extremely funny image in my mind. No but really, the minifig would have to crank his neck back so far to look at the top, his head would fall off! I should change my blogger alias from Gen X to Funny Guy. (sound effect: Badum-ching!)

Okay, maybe Funny Guy is a stretch, but how about Random Fact Finder.: In miniscale terms, building a 100ft tall tower would be comparable to building a 4,800ft (.9 miles) tall tower in normal person scale… which would be two times as tall as the current tallest man-made structure in existence (a skyscaper still under construction in Dubai, that reached 2,064 ft in height as of April 7, 2008).