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Archive for December 4, 2013

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serenity tees

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Polybags at Target.

I finally made the brave trek to Target today. I knew they had a LEGO polybag I wanted I just haven’t had the time to make the trip yet and didn’t want to be anywhere near the place last week. Target usually has small gifts for most holidays. Christmas is the big one so I want hunting polybag. Sure enough they has a Christmas train (#40034). The set has 82 pieces and was $4.99. It’s an engine pulling a car with some gifts.


They also have a Friends Ice Cream cart polybag (3106) and the TMNT Kraang Laser Turret set (30270)I posted back in October.

krang minifig  30270Plus a surprise from brick clone. Target had two Best-lock Star Gate SG-1 Polybags. One was a Glider and the other was Jack on Abydos set. When word got out about SG-1 building block sets, I though cool I can get the instructions and build the gate with LEGO bricks. But it turned out the gate was a molded piece so I didn’t go hunting for it.
I’ve built a couple Best-locks sets before.They brick don’t click well. The paint job and figure likenesses are not near at LEGO’s level either. The minifig in the set was broke. They did replace it though.
But I had to get a Stargate and DHD set for under $5. So I will build it soon and give a full review.


Another neat item they had was a Spot the dog PEZ dispenser. It’s part of a gift card set so you have to buy the gift card to get it. I’ll think about getting it. I missed the LEGO spot set a couple years back. I used to collect PEZ so it might be neat one to add.

Dec 4 2013 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar

It is time for the annual blogging of the  LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar (#75023). Today’s gift is Koro-2 Exodrive Airspeeder. The ship was piloted by Zam Wesell in Attack of the Clones. A large version of this ship was in LEGO set 7133 Bounty hunter pursuit back when the minifigs were still yellow.

Zam Wesell ship in mini lego

If you are blogging any of the LEGO calendars CITY, Star Wars, or Friends, please leave a link in the comments.

Bokeh wall tutorial

DIY Photography has a Bokeh wall tutorial. The post describes how to make a background with a simple household item, Aluminum foil. They feature some great Toy Photography here so read the article for a simple project.

I tried using plastic bottles and different reflective materials for the background until I ended up with using a very simple material found in the kitchen which gave such an amazing result. Aluminum foil.

Boken wall Tutorial

Bonus LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar post

A bonus post from the  LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar (#75023). Featuring FA-4 new job.

lego comic minifig waitress