Advent 2018 Day 7

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At the end of the first week, we get a woman with a shovel, an old-style camera, and a Naboo fighter.
Advent 2018 Day 7

Here’s our shoveling lady from the City calendar – the mom of the kid from Day 2, I imagine?
City Advent 2018 Day 7

Meanwhile Friends gives us another tree ornament, this time a camera with an old fashioned flash cube. I can just imagine the kids building this, saying “Mommy why don’t they just use their phone?”
Friends Advent 2018 Day 7

Star Wars gives us a Naboo fighter. With this ship the Star Wars franchise made a break from the gritty, greebly ships of the Original Trilogy, with this shiny yellow and chrome ship. One of the many flaws with the Prequel Trilogy. But at least I recognized this for what it was.
Star Wars Advent 2018 Day 7

Here’s another view of the Naboo Fighter.
Star Wars Advent 2018 Day 7 Rear/side

Amusement Park Train

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I made this cute little train earlier this year. It’s meant to represent a cheesy fake train that you might find at an amusement park to ferry passengers between the parking lot and the rides. It features three cars and an 0-4-0 locomotive, built on the 9V train motor base. The cars use the smaller diameter wheels so that they can be low to the ground.
Amusement Park Train (Front)

Bricks by the Bay 2018

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This past weekend was the 9th edition of Bricks by the Bay, the bay area’s local LEGO convention. I was a co-founder and President from 2010 through 2015, until I resigned and skipped the 2016 event. I returned last year to repair my relationship with the local LEGO community and am feeling very happy to have been accepted and welcomed back into the fold.

BBTB 2018 MOCs