Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lego My LEGOs

Thanks for all the encouraging emails!

And this one...

loscann has left a new comment on your post "Catharsis": 

Sending love, positive thoughts and lots of hugs. LOVE reading your list of goals and things to do...might just be the nudge I need to do the same. And where do you get your LEGOS??? I want...no...I need! a LEGO city! 


OK, I agree - let's take a little break and I'll show you my passion!

This is one of my LEGO streets:


It starts with the Haunted House and ends with the Palace Theatre. On the lower level is part of my old Harry Potter world and bins with destroyed sets (mostly Friends and Elves). The rule was that the kids could mess with the lower shelves, but NOT my city!! If you have seen the LEGO Movie (It's actually VERY funny!!) - then you will understand the reference... at a certain part near the end, my kids yelled, "That's just like YOU, Mom!"  My response: "No! I don't glue my pieces together!"


On top of the Haunted House, the Ghostbusters are... busting Ghosts!


Meanwhile, at the Palace, Marilyn and Darth are arriving for the Premiere!


If you look closely - you can see Batgirl running across the rooftop of the Parisian Cafe to join Wonder Woman in a battle with the Penguin, above the Shop (a fancy department store, like Macy's). Epic Battles like this are common and remind me of those I witnessed in the dressing rooms at Filenes Basement (when I was a kid). Bargain hunting women are merciless!


Across the street is the Old Fire Station. They haven't updated their Eagle to a Helicopter yet and the chore of scraping bird poop off the roof goes to whomever loses the Ping Pong challenge.


(Look closely at the window below the "1932" to see the Ping Pong game in progress.)


Between the Fire Station and the Green Grocer is a lovely Art Park. I constructed it out of leftover pieces and it is popular for families to walk their dogs and push carriages.


The Bakery is run by Gertrude (with the Pretzel) and Cookie (with the red coffee mug). They met at culinary school. They provide snacks for the neighboring Hotel.


It reminds me of the Coolidge Hotel in White River Junction, VT.


And, finally, in the middle of my dining table sits the recently finished Bank with Laundromat (for laundering cash!) and the Detective Agency, Pool Hall, and Al's Barber Shop.


I may need to do a Kickstarter to raise money to buy the other sets for My Town. I absolutely MUST have the brand new Diner!


Seriously - besides the little juke boxes, it's got ELVIS and a pink cadillac! It's on my priority list to buy once I've sold the Wingdoodle building.

 And since I'm fantasizing with you all - this one, Assembly square...


Although it is absolutely, ridiculously expensive, so it's not really ever going to be part of my Town. Sigh.
And this Carousel would be lovely next to the Art Park...


No, I don't get any money from LEGO. I would take it, of course, if they offered. Or free sets...

I have a lot of other sets from... well... a while back - like the Islanders, Movie Monsters, Egyptian Adventure sets. And a bunch my kids don't even know about - like the Robin Hood series.

The one thing I love MORE than the Town sets, are the MINI-FIGURES!


I have hundreds. I used to have them lining the tops of most of the windows in my house. I got some of that amazing new LEGO tape and I'm going to put that on the windows and then set up all my Mini-figs again. That way they won't fall over every time someone slams a door!

I even made mini-figs of Me, Lilah, Minou... and The Fireman!


OH - and the tables that the town is sitting on were built for me. I painted them with stones so I could set up my Hogwarts LEGO sets on there. But the castle got bulldozed to make way for the new Town. That's progress I guess.

I need a third table...



Additional Note:

Since Joyce mentioned (below in the comments) our LEGO experience at Mall of America, I thought I'd find those photos too!
Coolest store ever!!



Joyce - we should have asked Woody to take a group selfie!

10 comments:

  1. I SO want my own LEGO town. I do have Assembly Square (after saving amazon gift cards for 3 years!) and it drives my kids batty that they can't play with it. I'd love to add some more things - I just need people to keep giving me amazon cards! Someday, someday, I'll have a LEGO room.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I think I would like the elves collection. It could provide so much inspiration.

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  3. C-O-W-A-B-U-N-G-A adorable! Had no idea this stuff existed. Now I want to have a LEGO room when I finally get a house... :)

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  4. WOW...so impressive!!!! I'm like Jean (above comment)...didn't know anything about these!!! What a great way to keep one busy!!!

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  5. I have fantastic memories of going to Lego Land with you at the Mall of America. I knew you were Lego obsessed but this post is such a great visual of just how crazed you are! I love every crazy bone of your body. Joyce

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    1. Ha ha ha!! Ya- Love you too! It's a Good kind of Crazy. :-).
      I hunted down those pics and added them to the post above - thanks for reminding me!

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  6. THANK YOU for sharing! My nearly 12 year old grandson has been a LEGO fiend since he could first say LEGO (and he started talking way before most kids!). When he asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year I said a LEGO set (or two!) For this that and the other reason we haven't done Christmas yet so I am still hopeful! (or may I'll just grab the LOUVRE set I got him for Christmas!).

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  7. Oh you made my heart flutter! I Lurrrve legos! My current favourite are the scooby doos and the ninja turtles (yes still at 80s kid at heart). I even used my shaggy minifigure in a Diva challenge tile once! Love your collection and am excited to see more!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your "Lego City". I was really fascinated with the idea and did some research on the "Elves" series. I think that series really speaks to me. Did you use the lego bases for your buildings? I'm new to legos, so I don't even begin to know how to start except to order the Elves sets that I like. Any advice?

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    1. For the city - each building comes with pieces that create the base. And there are bricks built into the sides of the buildings that let you connect them together. The Elves are great! And there be Dragons... I want the evil elf-lady... Those sets are smaller and the baseplates are a bit more flimsy (no sidewalk tiles!) I'd recommend getting a few large green baseplates to assemble the little sets on. Or build a table! :-)

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