Day: December 15, 2011

My MOC featured in Australian housing article

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My Yellow Victorian House MOC (“My Own Creation”) has been featured in an article about the housing boom/bubble in Australia. Since I use the Creative Commons licensing for my photos, that’s just fine with me, and they gave my name (“Bill Ward’s brickpile”) so people can easily Google me and find the rest of my work. That’s what Creative Commons is for!

Thanks to Tim “gambort” Gould for pointing this out to me.

Advent 2011 Day 15

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Day 15 of the LEGO City and Star Wars Advent Calendars for 2011.

In City, we have the chassis of a car, which from looking at the box I am guessing that tomorrow will bring the top of it, making a police car.

In Star Wars, we have a microscale Republic Attack Gunship (an atmospheric ship seen in the prequel movies and Clone Wars).

Thanks to Steven Combs of Bricks in my Pocket, who is also doing an Advent calendar series, though only focusing on Star Wars, I can now sound like I know what I’m talking about. He posted a link to the Brickipedia article about the Star Wars Advent calendar, listing what all the things are. (SPOILER ALERT – if you go to that page you can find out about all 24 days! For me, half the fun is not knowing what each day will bring, so be warned!) According to that article, here are the models we’ve seen so far:

  • Day 1: Republic Cruiser
  • Day 2: Nute Gunray
  • Day 3: Nute Gunray’s walking mechano chair
  • Day 4: Homing Spider Droid
  • Day 5: Boba Fett’s Slave I
  • Day 6: Chewbacca
  • Day 7: Tools Rack
  • Day 8: Rebel Pilot
  • Day 9: X-wing
  • Day 10: Imperial Shuttle
  • Day 11: Pilot battle droid with gun
  • Day 12: Snowspeeder
  • Day 13: R2-Q5
  • Day 14: Mouse Droid
  • Day 15: Republic attack gunship