Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chim-chim-chiree

A couple of days ago I listened to an interview on the radio with Dick Van Dyke, who recently released his memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business. Of course he talked about Mary Poppins (here by Wintermoog). He said that Walt Disney called him and asked him to be in his movie after he said in an interview that there weren't enough family friendly movies and he wanted to be in more of those. He also mentioned that Walt was on the set of Mary Poppins every day of filming, as he saw the success of the film as being very important to the Disney corporation's financial well-being.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Disneyland

Grrandram presents some MOCs from Disneyland. Of course the Sleeping Beauty Castle is fairly obvious MOC to create, but Grrandram goes further and creates lesser-known venues like the Once Upon a Time Princess Shop and Pooh Corner. I'm not sure, but I think these may be based on Disneyland Hong Kong. It's hard to tell, as from photos it seems that the design of the Hong Kong park draws fairly directly on the original in Anaheim, but the Pooh shop in California is (or at least was ten years ago) in a different area of the park.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Toy Story 2

Last December, Matt De Lanoy posted one of the coolest Toy Story MOCs ever, Andy's Room. Watch the fly-through video to see closeups of all the details, like that great mosaic bedspread.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WALL-E

Brian Korte of Brickworkz brought this mosaic to the recent BrickMagic 2011 gathering in North Carolina. BTW, I think he also made the previously blogged Steamboat Willie mosaic, based on them sitting together in a display of Brian's other works.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Best Picture

Earlier this year, NextMovie put The 2011 Best Picture Nominee Posters in LEGO Form. As you may guess, around my house we were rooting for Toy Story 3 (or Inception - that was a pretty amazing movie).



BTW, these movie posters were made by Old Red Jalopy. I'm guessing they didn't know that LEGO had made a Woody fig with a molded head. Or perhaps they just wanted something that looked more iconically LEGO. I think this (along with some customs I've seen) shows that they really could have made the official Toy Story sets with more standard minifigs.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mosaics

Okay, if it's kind of odd for a cartoon to be sexy (I can't remember the exact quote, I think it was from Wayne's World), it's even odder for a LEGO mosaic of a cartoon to be sexy. DATAFX7 made these amazing mosaics of Tinkerbell, Jessica Rabbit, and Mickey. Hey, Mickey, keep your eyes to yourself!



BTW, I debated whether I'd count Touchstone movies in with the Disney stuff I'm blogging. I don't want to go too far, given that Disney owns half the media world. I've seen some great Lost LEGO creations, but I'm not going to put them here just because Disney owns ABC. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a little different, as it fits more closely with Disney's animated theme, plus, most of the major Disney characters (Mickey, Donald, etc) were there as cameos. Or I could just say I was trying to feature the Tink and Mick mosaics.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dad gum!

Last year LEGO released a series of Duplo sets from Cars, but this year they're going to release a fairly extensive series at system scale. I don't know the release date on these, but given that Cars 2 hits theaters at the end of next month, you can bet these will be in stores really soon. Anyway, who cares about Lightning McQueen? I much prefer the comic relief of 8201, Tow Mater.