Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Woody: "Look, Jessie, I found the perfect ornament to put on the tree!"
Buzz: "Very funny, Woody."
Toy Story Christmas by Okayaraman.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jedi Mickey

Tommy Williamson's Jedi Mickey is currently on display at the LEGO store in Costa Mesa, CA. If you're doing some last minute shopping, be sure to check it out.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I seriously doubt he's getting this kind of mileage

The Pizza Planet Truck (here by Rick_3691) plays a role in all three Toy Story movies. In 1 Woody and Buzz hitch a ride to get to Pizza Planet where they hope to catch up with Andy after being left at the gas station. In 2 the gang borrows the truck to chase Al to the airport to save Woody. In 3 we see the truck in flashback, as Lotso and friends are riding on the bumper before they come to Sunnyside. What you may or may not know is that the truck also has little cameos in most of the other Pixar films. For instance, when the house takes off in Up we see the truck on the city street as the house flies by, or at the end of Monsters Inc. we see the silhouette of the truck parked outside the trailer where Randall is banished. The truck only doesn't show up in the Incredibles, which seems odd, since there's a lot of running around the city, and the truck could have easily been hidden in a street scene. My thought is that there was a conscious decision in making the Incredibles to get away from some of these Pixar inside jokes. For instance, my understanding is that John Ratzinger was almost left out of the Incredibles, and was only added at the last minute.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The sky is falling!

I'm a little embarrassed. For some reason I had it in my head that Chicken Little was a DreamWorks film, and so, since I've tried to be a stickler about following my own rules, I initially passed over Dave and John Xandegar's (BriXwerX) great sculpture of Chicken Little and Kirby.

Friday, December 2, 2011

RC

Nathan Proudlove made this great version of RC. It's built on an old LEGO remote control car chassis, so it even runs. You can recreate the climactic sequence from Toy Story.