Sunday, October 02, 2005

Day 32 of 100 blogs in 100 days

Day 32 of my journey and second month of visiting 100 blogs in 100 days...

Since I was in elementary school, I've had various hobbies that involved building and creating things. Model cars were my first love - the detailing, painting, customizing of 1/32 scale AMT cars was a passion - at one time, I had an inventory of 300 plus cars - on the shelf, under the bed, in the garage... In my high school years, acrylic paints was my hobby of choice - I always love to paint and draw. Later I was fortunate to do several art pieces for record companies and especially reproductive art of 8 x 8 album covers for the defunct Peaches record chain while I lived in Atlanta. Presently, woodworking and fine carpentry has been a passion. One day, when I retire, I'm trusting to have a large workshop in my backyard and crank out some nice furniture pieces. More on all that later...

All of the things I mentioned require space to set up, storage of raw materials & tools and an ongoing committment of time. So to accomodate my time and manage the space that I'm limited to, I'm picking up LEGOs again. They're small, manageable, blend my love of art, creativity, architecture and are somewhat affordable as well. Recently, I just acquired 30 pounds of LEGOs. Look for some creations to pop up on this blog from time to time! My earlier postings have featured the LEGO church, mosaics and sculptures and even the Bible illustrated with LEGO figures!

Today, I visited Unique Brique Techniques, a fairly new LEGO blog hosted by students Dan and Nathan. "The purpose of this blog is to keep you up to date on the innovative and creative use of LEGO elements by other builders. Our team regularly combs popular internet sites that showcase the creations of builders all over the world, looking for MOCs which use LEGO elements in non-traditional or unusual ways so we can bring them to your attention. Remember, the best builders have learned their techniques from others. Enjoy!"

Any LEGO fans out there in Nashville?

Other LEGO Blogs:
bricks on the brain (Jake McKee is the Global Community Relations Specialist for the LEGO Group.)
vignette bricks (LEGO vignettes that sit on a small footprint)
fbtb (devoted to Star Wars LEGO sets)
zemi (devoted to Moonbase creations)
podbrix PodBrix sells modified minifigs inspired by the popular ad campaign for portable music players.

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