Sunday, December 1, 2013
Hellego! These past few weeks have been hectic for me. I have school work, I have a music show coming up, and it’s hard to find time to enjoy Lego. It's hard to find time to do everything I want to. I think this is something a lot of TFOLs and AFOLs can relate to.
Some of you may know I am working on a project with my Lego. I also like to put up at least one post, preferably two on my blog per weekend which I like doing and I have a lot of vintage Lego to build which I also enjoy doing very much. So I am very occupied with my Lego world these days.
I realized how long it has been since I just sat down to build. Just build for fun and let my imagination go. No planning, rush or project, just pure building. It must have been at least two or three months I haven't done it. Basically, pretty much since I went back to school after my summer vacations. I am sure that a lot of you who are active in the Lego community whether it's a blog, YouTube or Flickr. It's easy to forget to do what Lego was originally meant for. Relaxing and just letting your imagination go.
While I was building, it felt really good and I felt a sense of relief. It's much different building for pleasure than to build for a project, stop motion, big MOC, etc. It's a different feeling. You start with no particular goal in mind. You pick up the first piece and you just go from there. It reminds me a bit of the song Lego made called This One Brick. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyPgzyepp0
I am planning much more now to just stop and build. Building for fun and letting my imagination go. I had no idea at first what I was going to build. I ended up building a space ship and it turned out pretty nice!
I am pretty sure that some of you Lego fans out there could relate to this situation and I thought it would be good to share my thoughts on this topic. Think about it: how long has it been since you just sat down to build without planning anything and just letting your imagination go? Leave a comment!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Hellego! In the Lego community, there are many debates on how old a Lego set should be until it is considered vintage/retro. I will be sharing my opinion on what I consider to be vintage Lego!
In my opinion, vintage Lego is any Lego created before the year 2000. Lego build for example in 2002, would only be about 11 years old. Also, around those years, Lego started to change a lot the way they designed sets. So in my opinion, any Lego set that was made in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's. 90's, basically any Lego made in the 20th century to me is vintage. This means that the first ever Lego Star Wars sets to me are vintage.
When talking about vintage Lego, we have to remember that the actual Lego brick has existed for 64 years. So vintage Lego will not be as old as for example a lamp considered vintage. A vintage lamp might have been made in the 1940's. This would make the lamp over 70 years old. The Lego brick was not done being perfected until 1958. This means that Lego sets started in the 60's. So vintage Lego will certainly not be as old as say a vintage lamp, couch, etc.
As I have already said before, I find that vintage Lego sets have a very particular design that I love. It's simple, but has a great look and playability features. It is hard for me to describe what I mean, but this style of build stopped towards the end of the 90's and at the start of the new millennium.
Some people consider Lego made after the year 2000 is considered vintage, depending certain aspects. Everybody has their own opinion, but I think that is not old enough because that means the set has about 10 years of age (depending the year)
In the end, I really think any Lego made before the 21st century is vintage. What do you consider vintage Lego? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hellego fellow video game players! Today I am going to show you one of my all-time favourite Lego video games. It's called LegoLand!
The main object of the game is to design, build and manage your very own LegoLand park. There is a very good story line in this game with unique characters and great cut scenes. As you progress through the game, the levels get harder and longer to do. Although you get well rewarded for completing each of them. There is also Free Play Mode where you can simply build your own park without following the story. This game was released in 1999 and still works on the most recent technology. It's a great game for all ages!