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The LEGO Movie 2

Published June 8, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2

I was nervous about watching this film because I vividly remember the first one being overwhelming and exhausting. It’s the bright colours teamed with the volume of references (both audio and visual). This film carries on in much the same vain and was equally exhausting. It’s good, though, don’t get me wrong. The voice acting is fabulous, the meta references are wonderful and there is underneath it all a really good and sort of heartwarming story about family.

Living the LEGO dream

Published June 6, 2016

Living the LEGO dream

I love this video about some of the work the LEGO Master Builders get up to - how they come up with ideas, design their projects and build the finished articles. The best bit, of course, is the glimpse inside the warehouse of LEGO bricks - row upon row of baskets stacked full of bricks, organised and wonderful. The other thing this video brought to mind is that, whilst we live in a world where getting your dream job is more and more possible, there are still some jobs that still make you think “how on earth do you become one of those?

Back to the Future, brick by brick

Published July 28, 2013

Back to the Future, brick by brick

There’s a new Lego box about to be released, August 1st I think, and I suspect I might buy it. If I only managed to get my hands on the Flux Capacitor I would be happy, but oh how much fun to build a time machine. I really do think there should be more characters though. Biff, Lorraine, George and perhaps the dog, and we could do an actual re-enactment.

The story of Lego

Published October 11, 2012

The story of Lego

To celebrate their 80th anniversary this year, Lego created a 15 minute animation recounting the history of the company. I missed this when it first came out in August, and have just got round to watching it now. You have to keep in mind that it’s one massive sales pitch, and the voiceover can get a bit patronising at times, but even so, there’s a lot in here that I had absolutely no idea about.

Why I love my Lego

Published December 24, 2008

Why I love my Lego

Whilst it is the norm to not even open presents until Christmas Day, nothing about me is normal. That would explain why I bought the present for myself, wrapped it, gave it to myself during a live stream of a party, and have now finished up with the present already. You know how it is. The gift I bought myself was the Mega Bloks Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop - a lego alternative that comes complete with pit wall, F1 car and driver.