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LEGO CUUSOO Results!


Spoilers!

Yes I’m so glad this will be a set. Who you gonna call? Ghost Busters 30th anniversary set! Just like for Back to the Future set I’ll get this one day of release.

The female minifigure set is still under review I hope it gets built as well.

Full announcement at LEGO CUUSOO

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Zero to Hero Challenge Day 29


Today’s assignment: Think through your idea editorial calendar. Bonus: develop a regular feature for your blog.

The challenge for day 29 is explore my editorial calendar. I have followed a blogging calendar in the past. I ran a 365 project a few years back.  It was the inspiration for this macro photography project. For the past three Decembers  have blogged the LEGO  Star Wars Advent calendar This part October I created Robtotober, a robot a day, to keep me publishing regularly.

Grimlock of the dinobots meets a mouser

When I started Yoda Archives I  planned to post regularly. I wanted to post new images every Tuesday and Thursday.  It didn’t always work. Sometimes I made others I didn’t and eventually I dropped the planned schedule. I’ve been thinking of developing a weekly subject but didn’t want the blog to be too focused  on one character unless it was Yoda. I see the need for a regular feature but I’m not sure.

Some ideas I’m tossing around. Thorsday featuring Thor,  Spidey-Friday, Super Hero Saturday (less traffic on weeknends), New comic Wednesday a new comic book character post on Wednesday since that’s when new comic book hit the stores. Mythic Monday feature a mythic creature every monday. this one expand on Medusa monday i tried in the summer.

Any suggestions? Do you do a regular feature?

 


Zero to Hero Challenge Day 28


Today’s assignment: Find the post that has received the most views, likes, or comments, and write a related follow-up post.

The challenge for day 28 is to build on a previous post. I checked my stats the post with the most views was the Day 3 post on what was on my mind when I began this blog. That post was made three weeks ago so I had more time to build up views. The day 2o post on creating a new page was not far behind it in views. But the post with the most feedback was just posted a few days ago.

The day 22 was to join a blogging event. I was behind and did not get the post up until after midnight on Monday morning. It is now 10:30 Wednesday night and that post has more like than any other from the challenge. So that’s what I’ll build on for tonight.

Recapping  the post.

I choose to join a photo challenge event. I joined the  “A word a week Photography challenge.” The host picks a random word and you create something based on that word.

Last week’s word was Yellow. I photograph toys, so I picked some of my Yellow skinned mini-figs.

Minions!

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After reviewing the images I picked this one because it  looks like Bumblebee punched Wolverine and jungle boy.

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Expanding on the post.

I really liked joining the word a week photo challenge. It has made me eager to try more challenges.  I want to try to shoot something for this week’s challenge as well. Still thinking on it. I have also found another weekly photo challenge that starts soon. I will shoot something for that and post it when the challenge begins.

Now I just need to make the time. My son got send home from daycare Tuesday. He had a cough and we already had an appointment for that afternoon. But the day care said he was too sick to be there so he came home. Turns out he has pneumonia. So he stayed home today but never napped. That’s why I’m writing this post so late. He’ll also be home tomorrow. If he naps I’ll shoot something for one of the challenges.

Bonus Picture

Here’s another image for Yellow challenge. I didn’t post it the other day due  to time constraints.  Here is jungle boy from LEGO minifigures series 7.

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LEGO Ninjago Season 3 starts tonight!


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LEGO Ninjago Season 3 starts tonight!.


2014 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar news


SPOILERS: Reports from the London Toy Fair is the the 2014 LEGO Star Wars Advent will feature Santa Darth Vader! I hope this means an Original Trilogy focused calendar this December.


Storm


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Tempest is a custom fig from EclipseGrafx. She has a dual printed head a pad printed torso, custom cape from CapeMaddness, and custom hair from Arealight. Love the hair . This is one awesome figure.


Zero to Hero Challenge Day so behind


Today’s assignment: Find a blogging event (try our Blog Event Listings) and throw your hat into the ring.

Days 22 challenge was to join a blogging event. I choose to join a photo challenge event. Weather in the teens and fighting off a cold kept inside. I joined the  “A word a week Photography challenge.” The host picks a random word and you create something based on that word.

Once a week I will dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre.

 

Last week’s word was Yellow. I photograph toys so I picked some of my Yellow skinned mini-figs.

The Minions are super popular and yellow. Here they stood still just long enough for me to snap a pic. They didn’t touch or break anything while I was looking.

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I posed a group photo crossing few themes, Superheroes, Lego mini figures, minions and Transformers.  I clicked the shutter a couples times.  They figures fell down. I reset them and continued to shoot. After reviewing the images I picked this one because it  looks like Bumblebee punched Wolverine and jungle boy.

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Avengers vs X-men in LEGO


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Tempest is a custom fig from EclipseGrafx. She has a dual printed head a pad printed torso, custom cape from CapeMaddness, and custom hair from Arealight. Love the hair. I’ll have another image of her soon. This is one awesome figure.

I tried to shoot this a few days ago when I shot the updated green guy, blue box photo. But I was missing an accessory, Mjölnir. I can’t shoot a Thor battle scene without Thor’s Hammer.  It wasn’t with Thor,  in the superhero minifig box, or around the studio light box. After looking I while I decided to do test shots and get the figures positioned.
I did the test images and left to process the green guy, blue box. I processed the Yoda image plus another Storm minifig image. I posted Yoda, and it was time to leave the office. That Night I decide I’m going to search my file and see the Last time I used Mjölnir. As soon as I sat down, I remembered. I checked my figs and it was right there. Still posed in a figure’s hand. I don’t know how many time I looked over it. The lesson kids is put your toys up.


Who would win?

State your case in the comments.


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Using Tumblr: A Complementary Platform For Your Blog


The Daily Post

So, you’ve worked hard to build your blog, have established a posting rhythm, and are comfy in your digs. Then, we tell you about ways to promote your work and get yourself out there: Facebook pages! Twitter and LinkedIn accounts! Pinterest boards!

Must you create more? Must you do All The Things?

The short answer? No. While we offer advice and resources on how to blog more and better, you don’t have to do, well, anything. But we want to lay out all these tools and possibilities, and you can pick and choose what’s right for you. Today, let’s talk about how you can use another platform — Tumblr — as a complementary space for your blog, and to expand your online presence and reach.

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LEGO Shaun of the Dead Tee shirt.


At TeeFury January 23 only! Shaun by Brinkerhoff and Three Flavours Crest by Arinesart $11 each. Finally a new LEGO mini fig shirt.

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Shaun is offered on black, charcoal, or silver. Flavours if offered on Red, Kelly Green, and Tahiti blue.

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